by By Jonathan Vatner | January 26, 2009

CandlesA candle might seem like a "safe" gift to give, but the scent quality too often is unpredictable. Trance Essence makes soy candles in etched-glass pillars with reliably redolent scents that derive from natural blends of herbs and flowers found in and around aromatic Ojai, Calif. Candles cost $48. (805) 640-1646;