When you're looking for a thoughtful gift for someone who loves home decor, consider treating her to a candle lantern. As pleasing on the eye as they are useful, candle lanterns will add a decorative touch to the home during the day, and a soft, warm glow at night.
Candle lanterns make ideal gifts for almost any special occasion or event, such as birthdays, anniversaries, housewarmings, holidays, bridal showers, and weddings. If you aren't aware of the recipient's personal decor style, but know that she loves candles, choose a classic-looking lantern that will blend with any home aesthetic.
Although many candle lanterns feature hooks at the top, they don't have to be hung. They also look right at home when displayed on a dinner, side, or coffee table, or even a wall shelf. They also come in both indoor and outdoor varieties, so if you know the recipient loves spending time on her patio or porch, that may be a consideration. Outdoor lanterns are generally rust-proof and designed to withstand the elements.
Here are some lantern gift ideas for your candle-loving friend or family member:
1. Rustic Lanterns
If the recipient appreciates the laid-back country-inspired lifestyle, treat her to a rustic wrought iron candle lantern, which can work both indoors and out. Wrought iron lanterns generally feature a black finish, but can also be a silver tone as well, and some feature a lattice pattern. You can also find the lanterns in sets featuring various sizes, ideal for displaying as dinner table centerpieces.
You can round out the gift with a candle made of natural ingredients, such as soy or beeswax. Choose candle scents reminiscent of the outdoors, such as flowers, fruit or grass as as special touch.
2. Whimsical Lanterns
For a candle lantern that stands out from the rest, look for one with a whimsical design, such as birdcage or a castle. You can also work the recipient's other interests into the gift, such a doghouse-shaped lantern for an animal lover, or a wine bottle-inspired lantern for a wine enthusiast.
Other interesting lantern designs include cut-out stars or hearts, which will project onto a wall when lit from within, and charming owl shapes. You can also use an upcoming holiday as lantern inspiration, such as pumpkin-shaped ones for Halloween or pine tree-shaped ones for Christmas.
Complete the lantern gift with an LED light, which is a safer alternative to a traditional candle, especially if the recipient has children. Contact a company like St Michel's Gifts for more information.