This Affordable Little Luxury Is Perfect for the Candle Lover on Your Gift List—and It’s Selling Out Fast
As much as we hate to admit it, gifting’s not always as easy as we want it to be. It feels like it shouldn’t be too hard to find the perfect gift for your BFF/sibling/co-worker (you should just know what they want, right?), but you rack your brain and come up empty.
Before you buy another scented candle (we’re not knocking candles—in fact, we love them!), we’ve got another idea: Skeem Design’s glass cloche, aka a candle’s best friend, and an AT reader favorite that was featured in our holiday Gift Edit. The hand-blown glass container is made specifically for matches and designed to replace those not-so-display-worthy matchbooks and lighters. Store matches in the cloche container, strike them against the on-bottle flint to light, and set the cloche and candle on the mantel or coffee table, all in high style.
If this gift sounds like a niche little luxury, well, it is. No one needs to store their matches in a pretty container. That pretty container doesn’t need to be hand-blown in delicate violet or yellow glass. But that’s exactly what makes this cloche such a great gift! It’s a little something extra that enhances a living space and turns the run-of-the-mill act of lighting a candle into a joyful ritual.
The cloche looks chic on its own (it comes with 120 matches), but if you want a winning combo, pair it with its candle counterpart, which comes in three colors and three scents. Together or alone, these chic accents make excellent housewarming or host gifts, and they’re a treat for anyone in need of a relaxing night of self-care.
The best thing about the match cloche is its price: it’s only $38 ($55 if you go for the large size), which makes it a relatively affordable present for anyone on your list. In fact, it’s become so popular that we’ve seen it sell out on several different retailer sites during the holiday season. And we’re not surprised: We’ve all got lots of candles, so why not have an elegant way to light them?
Buy: Skeem Design Glass Match Cloche, $38 from Amazon