Posted in 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, Product Reviews

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Presents Hickory Wickery

hickory 002Hickory, North Carolina is home to one of the United States’ best candle companies. While it’s not a huge retail store, it’s got more heart & love in it than any other. One woman with a dream to make other people’s lives glow a little brighter has brought a gift to us in the form of Hickory Wickery.
Jessica Larson is the heart behind the candles. Hand pouring each of her candles may be no easy task, but it’s a labor of love for Jessica. In fact, she’s so dedicated that her usual completion time is 3-5 days! With Hickory Wickery, you’ll find handcrafted quality & amazing scents, some of which are quite unique.
hickory 003One example is her Aftershave wax melts. She was right on when she suggested this scent for my testosterone filled home! My boys often complain about my ‘girlie’ candles. When they smelled this wax melts, they were in love. It’s a powerhouse of scent, but not overpowering. Wherever you choose to use wax melts, the room will be filled with fragrance. Aftershave is part of her Masculine Collection. Dark grey is color; it’s a mix of natural patchouli and cedar wood essential oils. Melts are offered in 6 or 12 packs for $3 or $5.50. Those are amazing prices!hickory 004
hickory 001For a more traditional candle, this Apple Cinnamon scent is hand-poured in a mason jar. Its beautiful red color is matched only by its rich apple cinnamon aroma. Like all her candles, this one is made with highest quality food grade paraffin and American soy wax blend. We chose it burn it in one of the bedrooms. Even with the door open, its scent wafted everywhere. Honestly, the kids thought I was baking! Incredibly, its burn time is 80-85 hours! Can you believe that? Fabulous! This 16 ounce jar candle is only $10. hickory 007
hickory 008Last but certainly not least, I have to tell you about the Caramelized Praline. Oh my goodness! I am in love with this one. It smells better than any dessert & with fewer calories. Warm vanilla caramel, dark brown sugar and butter-drenched pecans is a winning combo! Poured into this adorable 6 ounce tin, it has a burn time of 35-40 hours. For only $5.50, it’s a steal. hickory 005
Aside from the scents that make a house a home, what I love about Hickory Wickery is that it’s a small business, run right here in the US. Jessica is the only employee & she has a heart of gold. At this time of year, when big corporate businesses are volleying for your attention & money, think about buying gifts from the type of business that this country was founded on. As Jessica will tell you, candles are everywhere. But what you won’t find as easily is a candle maker with such love for her craft, who pours each one by hand, & takes exceptional pride in her business.hickory 006
Outstanding customer service, above average products, bargain prices, & support of small business makes Hickory Wickery a winner for your Holiday season. Please visit her at one of the following Medias:

I received the aforementioned products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

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