Thanksgiving is next week, marking the start of a scrumptious time of year. It's time to gather 'round the holiday table and enjoy good company, tasty home-cooked meals, and most importantly, delicious desserts! These 10 Indies aren't just makers of soaps and candles—they're basically pastry chefs and ice cream aficionados. They're inspired by your favorite sweet treats, and we've put together a full menu of them!
We won't sugarcoat it: you need every single one of these dessert-inspired products to satisfy your holiday self-care cravings. Each one will have you immediately asking for seconds!
1. Banana Split Candle, by Mel Be Beauty (New York)
Maker: Shameca Hill
Do you hear the ice cream truck jingle singing in your ears? It's just your brain playing tricks on you—this ultra-realistic masterpiece is actually a candle! One light of this Banana Split Candle sweetens your space with three scoops of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla, drizzling with rich caramel and colorful pops of sprinkles!
2. Cinn-a-Bon Dessert Candles, by Bath & Bliss (New York)
Maker: Cheryll Wilson
Can you think of a more welcoming holiday aroma than the waft of warm cinnamon buns for breakfast? These Cinn-a-Bon Dessert Candles from Bath & Bliss emanate fresh-baked scents like clove, soft butter, and sugar, spilling over with sweet vanilla icing.
3. Macaron Soap Gift Set, by Floetry Shoppe (California)
Maker: Florence Wadley
Your guests' eyes will light up at this decadent Macaron Soap Gift Set! Floetry Shoppe packs up 8 bright and colorful cookie-shaped soaps in a neat and sweet row, reminiscent of the adorable boxes you'd pick up at an award-winning confectioner. Each time you lather up, you will immediately turn your bathroom into a bakery!
4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Scented Wax Melts, by Creations by N.L. Mason (Virginia)
Maker: Natasha Mason
Nothing says happy holidays like chocolate chip cookies! Slide one of these Chocolate Chip Cookie Scented Wax Melts into your warmer to fill your home with just-out-of-the-oven aromas. Creations by N.L. Mason bundles a set of 6 into a festive box, making it the perfect gift for holiday hosts. They might look good enough to pass around—but resist the impulse to dip one in a cold glass of milk!
5. Strawberry Ice Cream Candle, by K! Scented Creations (New York)
Maker: Karen Medina
Satisfy your sweet tooth without the calories! K! Scented Creations serves up a scoop of baby-pink strawberry ice cream in this irresistibly realistic dessert candle. Topped with rainbow sprinkles and served in a tulip sundae glass, visitors might try and sneak a taste—it looks just like the real thing!
6. Pumpkin Pie Soy Candle, by Gisele Naturals (Massachusetts)
Maker: Gisele Johnson
Enjoy a sweet slice of a home-cooked pumpkin pie without the clean-up! Light this Pumpkin Pie Soy Candle from Gisele Naturals, and you'll feel the immediate embrace of the cozy, spicy, and sugar-sweet aromas at the heart of your favorite family recipes!
7. Strawberry Cake Soap, by Oavender (Massachusetts)
Maker: Cassandra Wong
Even your hand-washing routine isn't safe from the holiday spirit! Oavender melds lychee, red tea, geranium, and lily into strawberry shortcake-inspired suds. Each bar is topped with a dollop of pink wax whip for an added pop of sweetness!
8. Chocolate Ice Cream Scoop Candle, by With Love Candle Co (Kentucky)
Maker: Alexandra Burns
Swirly and smooth, this candle is inspired by the ultimate delicacy! With Love Candle Co. plops a single scoop of decadent ice cream-scented wax that'll satisfy your chocolate cravings—at least until the next lighting!
9. Chocolate Fudge 100% Soy Wax Melt Donut, by Heart Scents Candles (Wisconsin)
Maker: Kimberly Rao
Pop one of these Chocolate Soy Wax Melt Donuts into your wax warmer to turn your living space into a patisserie! You'll instantly get your sugar fix: Heart Scents Candles cakes gooey, mouthwatering fudge-scented wax in bright pops of rainbow sprinkles for a medley of tempting fragrances.
10. Frog Cake Candle, by Megs the Poppy (California)
Maker: Megan Liujanto
A purveyor of candle replicas of sweet treats, Megs the Poppy is half-pastry chef, half-chandler. Founder Megan minds every adorable detail to handcraft the wax-based cakes and pastries of your fondant fantasies. Like this Frog Cake Candle, a playful pillar candle that satisfies every sugar obsession.
Questions for discussion and sharing
What are your favorite desserts to indulge in over the holidays? Let us know in the comments!
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