As hard as this is to believe, we are coming up on those Fall breaks in school. Holidays are nearing quicker than we can blink an eye which means, on top of everything else, we have to start thinking about how to show our teachers how much we appreciate them pouring into our kids on a daily basis.
With all the food to start stocking up for, the cleaning for family to either come to town or the preparing for you leaving town to go visit family, before you know it you find yourself going, "Oh no! We need a gift for your teacher." Insert this scene: running last minute into the Hallmark store or trying to bake some goodies (as if you're not baking enough already) that you throw in a cute gift bag, tie a bow, and call it good. There is no shame in this, we all do and have done this, and it's not that it isn't special. However, what if we did something a little bit more unique this year? What if ahead of time we had the perfect gift all set aside for our special teachers? No extra baking involoved, no last minute running around town, just a simple click online, shipped to you in beautiful packaging, and voila! Teacher Appreciation gift? Check!
You probably already know what I'm talking about...one of our Precious Gem Soy Luxury Candles. Come to think of it, it would be like two gifts in one! A wonderfully scented soy candle, and then a surprise gem hidden inside. Monogram the candle for free to put an extra personal touch on it, and if you really want to go all out, check out our glass lockets to add to your gift. I bet you double to nothing when you come back from fall break your child's teacher has her beautiful gem displayed in the locket and is wearing it proudly around her neck. How special would that be to know you touched her heart and made her feel appreciated.
Teachers are gems. They sacrifice so much day in and day out for our kids and they probably don't get enough thanks for it. If you were wondering what you could do for your childs's teacher this year, why not a soy candle? Let's show them we see their sacrifice and bless them immensely this year. They deserve it!
A scented candle has the gift of both aroma and firelight to promote sensations of ease and relaxation. While you savor your precious gem candle, meditate on these other ideas for increasing relaxation in your body and in your environment.
· A warm bath: heat and water are known for their relaxing properties. Warm water eases muscle tension. The soothing effects on the body soothe the mind in turn.
· Inspiring music: we are musical creatures by nature. Music has the ability to guide our tap into our emotions. We hear music all the time, but maybe do not hear inspiring music often enough. Create an environment of instant peace with soothing instrumental or meditation music to help your thoughts relax and worries dissolve.
· Nature sounds: a nature CD can help recreate the feeling of being out in nature with sounds that are very soothing to the senses.
· Quiet: alternatively, it is hard for many of us to find peace and quiet. You may dedicate a few moments to blocking out all noise from your apartment or home, and allow the effect of silence to impact your mind.
· A deep massage (with a massage soy candle): massages are sublime; they combine the power of human touch with the science of muscle behavior. A deep massage with one of our scented massage soy candles is the perfect thing to unwind and rejuvenate your spirit. It may even put you to sleep!
· Low or dimmed lights (or candle light): lighting affects our mood; it can contribute to our irritability or soothe it. Low or dimmed lighting, or candle lighting can help you create a non-
· Aromatherapy (from your scented soy candle): aromatherapy has long been lauded for its therapeutic effects. Pleasing scents take us to other places. Lighting some incense or your scented soy candle can do trick to give you the sense of ease you need.
A precious gem candle may be an excellent gift idea or a special treat for yourself. Gemstones are fun and fascinating – after you’ve enjoyed the luxurious scents of your soy candle, and retrieved your precious gem, plenty of options remain for continuing to enjoy your gemstone. If you have several stones, here are some ideas for what you can do with them:
Display them. You can simply display your precious gems. Keep them in a glass locket you can get from Precious Gem Candles. The glass locket is hypoallergenic stainless steel with a glass face that flips open and closed. The locket can also be attached to a chain. You can also keep your gems in an attractive jewelry box or case that will keep them both protected and accessible.
Make gemstone-collecting a hobby – If you or someone you know are interested in gemstone collecting, that makes a precious gem candle all the more exciting. To begin, you may want to consider a gem collector’s guide. As a gift for a potential collector, a guide can accompany your luxury soy candle gift.
Make jewelry – if you are not a jewelry hobbyist, then the idea of making your own jewelry with your gemstones may be a little beyond you. But there are tons of jewelry castings that are made to snap pre-shaped gems into place. Custom jewelers are also a great resource, and most would be happy to fashion your gem into a work of art fit for wearing.
Precious gem candles come in great aromatic scents and are made with soy, a better alternative for the environment than the standard paraffin wax. We also have massage candles that also come with hidden gems. Check out the different scents we have available – there is something for everyone!
This Sunday, August 4th, is National Friendship and Sisters Day. What a beautiful day to grow new friendship and possibly rekindle old ones. We all have someone special in our lives whether it’s a friend, a sister, or friend just like a sister that just “gets” us. Sometimes, we tend to take these connections for granted but it’s days like these that remind us just how precious it is and important to be celebrating these relationships every day; life is just too short not to.
I’ve been asking myself, “What can I do to really show that special friend/sister in my life how much I value them? What effort can I make (even if it’s small) that will impact them in a big way?” Can you start your day with a phone call to them that leaves them totally surprised? Can you make those lunch plans happen that you’ve been talking about for weeks? Life is busy and sometimes there’s distance involved. But it’s amazing what can happen through a simple email, call, letter, an unexpected gift. I want to make this day truly different; maybe even the start of a new shift. A shift in me that says that I will do whatever it takes to keep what we have ever growing, never fading, protected and strong. I just wonder what it would look like if this just wasn’t another day, but one of old things being left behind and new things blossoming.
What I think I love most about Precious Gem Candles is not that we are a really great smelling, long burning, “good idea for a gift” kind of candle. It’s our heart behind what we do and why we do it. This name wasn’t just something that sounded good or was good for marketing, it’s a true reflection of our love for others and how everyone truly is one of a kind—just like a precious gem. No same gem is ever the same, it has all its own unique facets and it catches light and reflects it in different ways. That’s what you are, and I know you have a very special someone in your life that is your “precious gem”. When I talk about the fact that this would be the perfect gift to give to that one-of-a-kind friend or sister, I don’t mean holiday+friend= must get a gift. I mean that as you consider gifting them with one of our luxury soy candles, you are given them the very heart of our vision for each one of you. It’s an opportunity to give back and portray to them just how precious their life has meant to yours. I’m tired of meaningless gifts that are “P.C.” I want to give something with meaning, something that let’s others know that not only am I giving you a beautiful gift that you can hold in your hand, but I’m giving you everything this gift implies and hoping to touch your heart as well. Doesn’t that sound like a great idea?
I hope National Friendship and Sisters Day is the start of something new for you. I hope you see things happen: with old friendships, with present ones, and maybe the chance to take that step in pursuing a new one. We celebrate you as our friends! Have a fabulous and fun day!
A scented candle makes a lovely gift because in truth what you offer in giving a scented candle is an incentive for uplifting the senses and creating a relaxing, sensuous environment for oneself. Precious gem luxury candles go a step further. Not only do they offer the gift of tranquility and relaxation, but also the surprise, delight and luxury of a hidden gem, making for a gift of truly luxurious value.
Another special trait of precious gem candles is that they are soy-based which help preserve the environment by eliminating fossil fuel concerns. Burning soy candles instead of paraffin candles also helps preserve air quality.
If you are thinking of getting a Precious Gem scented soy candle as a gift, here are a few gift ideas:
Precious gem candles come in a variety of refreshing scent blends to choose from such as Hibiscus Cooler, Essence of Morocco, Lavender Lane, and Gardenia Cove.