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30 Of The Best Gifts For Your Friends Who Love To Host

From exotic veggie kits to rose quartz candles, we've got you covered.

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What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. A popcorn popper for the host in your life who always throws movie nights. Reviewers remark on how long they last — decades! — which means this is the gift that keeps on giving.

Reviewer's popcorn maker is shown on a kitchen countertop
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Promising review: "The Whirley Popcorn Popper is one of my kitchen's favorite to use. I've gifted five of them already. Everyone loves it. 5-star rating. Popcorn pops really fast." —Jill S.

Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in three colors).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

2. A National Geographic Geodes Kit for the person in your life who's a mineralogy and geology enthusiast. Each kit comes with rocks that you break open to reveal amazing crystals inside. It includes a detailed learning guide, goggles, and two display stands.

The 10-piece Geode kit
Amazon

Promising review: "What a terrific gift for a great price! I bought two of these kits for two separate families with small children, one a 3-year-old and the other a 4-year-old. Both the kids and the parents really enjoyed cracking open the geodes to see what was inside. Many of the geodes were smaller but these are supposedly all natural and that's just the way it goes. Also, for the price, they were terrific! Most of them had similar colors inside but we did get one that had a beautiful little amethyst-colored gem growing. Either way, there was lots of excitement while we all sat together to break them open." —beftgoesleft

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two options).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

3. A three-piece pizza grilling set they can use to create countless homemade pizzas. Guests will wonder what local artisan pizzeria the pies are from, and they'll be able to say "ME! MY KITCHEN!"

The Cuisinart three-piece pizza grilling set
Amazon

Promising review: "I have to admit that I was already a Cuisinart fan as I own a Cuisinart outdoor grill and have given two as wedding gifts. I was anxious to receive the new outdoor pizza maker as we live out in the country without the option of pizza delivery; so all of my past attempts at pizza making was with a boxed mix. My husband had the pizza maker assembled (along with the stand that is sold separately) and heated before the dough had even finished rising. Only have one recommendation: READ the Pizza Making Guide that includes several informative tips, especially the one suggesting to use cornmeal on the peel. We’re pizza-making pros now (by the second batch) and started experimenting with different recipes. When not in use I like the design that mirrors the cosmetics of my outdoor grill." —Kris F

Get the set from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two styles).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

4. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey they can use to jazz up everything from pizza to coffee drinks.

Someone pouring Mike's Hot Honey on a pizza.
Amazon

Promising review: "Saw this on a Food Network show and decided to try! LOVE IT! Great honey taste with just a bit of heat at the end. My husband loves 'hot' foods and even grows his own peppers to put on anything. He really likes this on his French toast and I like it with peanut butter. However, I just made baked beans and added a tablespoon of Mike's Hot in addition to the brown sugar (reduced amount) and they were the BEST baked beans ever! I'm going to tell Mr. Bush and Duke about Mike's Hot Honey!" —Ritakc

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

5. A portable mini projector that uses LED lights to deliver 1080p full HD. Imagine the epic movie nights they'll throw with this thing.

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Promising review: "This projector can't be beat, especially for the price. The setup was really easy. I have been using it with my Roku and purchased an HDMI/USB adapter so I can use it with my phone. The picture quality is fantastic. I originally planned to use external speakers but there is no need — the sound is great. We have had a lot of fun projecting movies onto the ceiling and outside against our garage. I am really impressed with this product and after seeing it, several of my family members plan to buy it too. It's a great gift — I actually bought it for a gift exchange and ended up choosing it for myself!" —Joanna

Get it from Amazon for $55.99.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

6. A handmade rose quartz candle that comes with a literal rose quartz in it. This particular candle has notes of rose, jasmine, and sandalwood, and when it's burned down enough the crystal starts to appear.

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Each candle is made with natural soy wax and high-quality fragrances that are free of parabens and phthalates.

Moonlight Jewels Co. is a woman-owned small business based in Vancouver, Canada, making all things raw crystal and gemstone jewelry.

Get it from Moonlight Jewels Co. on Etsy for $29.33.

Shipping info: Shipping cost depends on arrival location though there's free shipping to the US when you spend $35. Item will arrive in one to two weeks.

7. A trio of of bulb vases for them to plant propagate in style. Even better: This set doubles as vases, so they can plop in whatever stems they want just for displaying.

Reviewer's trio of glass bulbs have plant stems propagating in them
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Promising review: "This is the cutest thing and definitely easy to assemble and display. I wanted something to hold the plants I am propagating while also acting as decor. This does the trick and is a great price! I think it would be a really cute gift too for housewarming or something similar." —Kary

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

8. A Proyecto Diaz Cold Brew Kit that comes with everything they'll need to make the best cold brew ever.

The cold brew kit laid out on a table
Proyecto Diaz

Proyecto Diaz is a family-owned and operated coffee company that has been growing coffee in the hills of Oaxaca, Mexico, since the 1900s. They put 10% of their profits back into rebuilding both their grandfather’s farm and the Diaz legacy, and creating a direct bridge between small coffee producers and coffee drinkers. They're on a mission to caffeinate with purpose.

Each kit comes with a 12-oz coffee bag (Esencia, Mayan Harvest, or Decaf Ebb & Flow), a mason jar, four disposable coffee filters, and an instruction card. Each kit makes 12 delicious cups of cold brew (a little over three cups a jar).

Get it from Proyecto Diaz for $26.50.

Shipping info: Flat rate shipping is available and can take up to three weeks for delivery

9. A delicious Eastern Standard Provision Gourmet Liège Belgian Waffle Gift Box filled with fresh Belgian waffles and a variety of sweet toppings and sauces.

Amazon

This snack pack includes eight Liège-style Belgian Waffles, a jar of Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce, a jar of Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce, a pack of Strawberries and Cream Topper, and a pack of French Toast Sugar.

Get it from Amazon for $47.99 including delivery (also available in a pretzel box).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

10. A DIY Bubble Tea Kit that comes with everything they'll need to make the perfect cup of bubble tea from start to finish.

The Bubble Tea Kit
Flavor Purveyor / Etsy

Kit includes tapioca pearls, Royal Milk Tea, two reusable fat straws, and an easy-to-follow recipe. Items ship approximately 10 days after ordering.

Flavor Purveyor is a small business based in Atlanta making bubble tea kits.

Promising review: "This gift was perfect for my daughter. She was so impressed and couldn’t wait to make some tea! Well done!" —Shawnda Myers

Get it from Flavor Purveyor on Etsy for $30.

Shipping info: Arrives in one to two weeks and price depends on arrival location.

11. A delicious box of British treats filled with 10 of the top-selling Cadbury British chocolate bars that will sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

A box of British treats
Amazon

Promising review: "Given as a gift to a European/British chocolate–loving dad. He did not offer to share with anyone. LOL. Everything came as described — I just added in a bit of decorative tissue to make the box look more full." —S.B- K

Get it from Amazon for $18.40+ (available in a bag or box). You can also get a small tub filled with snack-sized treats.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

12. A box of tea filled with 25 tea bags individually tagged with literary quotes. They'll love these since they're such great conversation starters.

A box of Novel Teas
Amazon

Promising review: "These are really cute and the tea has a great flavor — even tea snobs should be pleased with it. :) They come sealed in a plastic bag inside the box. I would buy this again. The outer packaging is quite nice and sturdy, and would make a great gift." —jmp

Get a pack of 25 from Amazon for $12.50.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

13. A gorgeous Monstera adansonii, aka Swiss Cheese Plant, to add to their collection of beautiful houseplants.

The plant is displayed on a table
Outside In

Outside In is a woman-owned small business in South Florida selling sustainably grown plants and ethically sourced planters. The business uses 100% recyclable packaging (zero plastics!) and carbon neutral shipments.

Get the 5" Swiss Cheese Plant from Outside In for $22

Shipping info: All orders will be shipped out the following Monday–Tuesday from the purchase date. Processing takes two to five business days, and once in transit, takes an additional one to three business days to arrive at your doorstep.

14. A copy of Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors and a US National Parks scratch off poster. They'll love this satirical take on America's most treasured parks, and the scratch-off poster is sure to be a fav among guests.

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Promising review (for the book): "I give 1 star…hard cover is too hard. Just kidding! I give 5 stars. Without a doubt, this is my favorite coffee table book and surprisingly also super educational. Perfect combination of sassy and informative while poking fun at 1-star reviews of some amazing national parks. I love, love all the added educational snippets along with the review illustrations. And Amber’s writing style is so personal and relatable I feel like we could be friends. Such a fun book, so worth the buy!" —Anna

Get the book for $19.49 and the poster for $27.97 from Amazon.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

15. A pack of cards with illustrations of the best musicians in the biz. Each deck splits up the genres into four suits: Hearts = Pop, Spades = Rock, Diamonds = Folk and Country, and Clubs = Soul, Blues, and R&B.

The playing cards are shown and the musicians Dolly Parton, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Madonna, David Bowie and Amy Winehouse are seen.
Uncommon Goods

Promising review: "This was a gift for my music lover husband and he loved them so much we immediately ordered another pack for his brother who has a birthday coming up. There are 54 unique cards including the jokers so none of the artists/images are repeated." —Jill B.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $10.

Shipping info: Shipping is $6.95. Most orders leave the warehouse within 24 hours and take seven to nine business days with economy shipping (though there are several expedited options). If you're a fan of Uncommon Goods and are thinking of buying more than one item, consider its unlimited free shipping (three to seven business days) on all US orders for $19.90 a year.

16. A mid-century modern cement planter with leaves carved into it. They'll love having a new home for one of their plant bbs!

Reviewer's pink planter with etched leaves has a leafy plant in it
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Promising review: "I was regretting spending a little more than my usual but I loved this design and color. I’m so happy I got it. I regret nothing. First the packaging was perfect! It screams quality. Once I’ve put my beloved little plant in its new awesome home what could go wrong? All is right with the world. A fine purchase indeed. It’s art." —Bonnie

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

17. A pack of 100 postcards from the archives of the New York Botanical Garden. Each set comes with 100 beautifully illustrated rare portraits of exotic flowers, cacti, and succulents. They'll love writing invitations and thank you notes to the various guests they plan on having over.

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Promising review: "I bought these to use as decor in my apartment and I love them. The colors are vivid and the paper is thick and durable. I love the box that it comes in and the little ribbon inside so you can easily lift the stack of postcards out without flipping the whole box over." —Dair Stout

Get it from Amazon for $18.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

18. A personalized garden tool set that comes with a heavy-duty steel trowel and raking/weeding tool. You can get whatever you want engraved on the wood handles, even hearts and other small symbols. The set comes in a nice cloth bag, so no awkward gift wrapping required.

The tools are shown with the handle engraved with Gram's Flowers
Lasting Impressions / Etsy

Lasting Impressions is a small business based in Indiana making custom engraved wooden goods.

Promising review: "Great quality garden tools, nice and heavy, exceeded my expectations. The customizing and engraving is just like the pictures. Highly recommend!" —Kaleigh Bale

Get it from Lasting Impressions on Etsy for $30 (available in four font options). 

Shipping info: Orders typically arrive in five to seven business days. Shipping is normally between $3–$8 and there's free shipping to the US when you spend $35+.

19. A rechargeable electric lighter for the person in your life who believes every season is candle season. This lighter can be used 500 times on a single charge and can be charged 500 times before it needs to be replaced.

Gif of a BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer lighting a candle with the rechargeable lighter
Reviewer holding the rechargeable lighter to show its full length
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Heather, a BuzzFeed Shopping team member, loves this. Here's what she has to say: "I'm obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super-fun gadget for Christmas. It's really simple to use and charge, and it really works! If you're someone who gets a thrill from RAW POWER this is sort of the product for you. No, it's not a super-intense gadget, relax, pyromaniacs, but it does buzz and produce a burst of electricity that I personally find exciting. AND I'll never have to buy another lighter again! Stop burning your fingers on matches and pick up one of these bad boys."

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three colors).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

20. A double-walled and vacuum-insulated travel mug designed specifically for cold drinks. Trust me, I have one of these and I can confirm that it keeps liquids and even ice cubes ice cold for hours.

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Promising review: "These tumblers keep my water COLD! And I mean for over 24 hours as long as they aren't in direct sunlight. I can put four to five ice cubes in when I first fill it up in the morning and I won't need to add ice until the next morning; and that is after refilling it two to three times throughout the day. They come with two straws and two lids, one for hot drinks and one for cold. Love this tumbler. I've given it as gifts and everyone loves them. Because of this tumbler I'm getting better about drinking water everyday, and I'm not getting dehydration headaches." —Theresa Lopez

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four sizes and 31 colors and patterns).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

21. An LED sunset lamp projector designed with a 180-degree rotation to make a room's wall look like a sunset. Now that it gets dark at, like, 3 p.m., make sure they can host until the sun goes down, which with this lamp is whenever they want.

The sunset light projected on to a living room wall
Amazon

Promising review: "Bright and worth more than it costs! Very bright and I like that it has a button to turn it on and off." —V.R.

Get it from Amazon for $21.59 (available in three colors).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

22. A mushroom-growing kit so they can forage without having to leave the house. Is it art? Is it food? It's BOTH and they'll LOVE IT.

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Promising review: "My first batch grew much more quickly than expected. By day three I already had mushrooms. I harvested them on the sixth day. Absolutely delicious. I wish this was a bigger brick because I could eat these by the pound. I am currently on my THIRD batch growing from the SAME side. I haven't bothered flipping the brick yet, I just re-scratch the substrate after harvest, soak, and go on spraying. I also keep the box in a plant terrarium from Ikea with a cup of water in it to keep the air moist. The air conditioner makes the air indoors dry and the brick dries out faster. Moisture is a mushroom's best friend." —BM

Get it from Amazon for $12.79.+ (available in two sizes and white or pink).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

23. An Art of Being deck that's full of simple reminders on how to nurture who they are. From hosting a solo dance party to making sure they're staying hydrated, each deck comes with 52 doses of mindfulness.

Under the Sunlight

Under the Sunlight is a Black woman–owned small business making everything from calendars to notebooks to habit trackers.

Promising review: "I decided to start using The Art of Being and the worry jar was the first card I selected. Reporting back that releasing my worries has already improved the quality of my day!" —Marrion Johnson

Get it from Under the Sunlight for $35.

Shipping info: Price depends on arrival location and takes between five to seven business days.

24. A wax seal stamp kit that comes with everything they'll need to beautifully seal all those handwritten letters they've been writing. Because all supplies are included, this is a great kit for beginners.

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Each package includes 720 pieces of wax seal beads in 24 colors, one wax seal stamp, one wax seal warmer, one sealing wax spoon, one set of tweezers, 10 tea candles, and two metallic pens.

Promising review: "After having numerous 'super satisfying' wax stamping videos recommended to me on YouTube, my curiosity about the craft was piqued. I have been interested in wax stamping ever since. I finally caved and purchased this kit to kind of get my feet wet and see how I'd like it. From the moment I melted my first bit of wax and stamped it, I was hooked. I love that it's very simple yet the possibilities for creativity are vast. I have already added more stamps to my collection and I am not stopping anytime soon. I love it! I have no complaints about this kit at all!" —Dave Frehley

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

25. A 16-sticker Frida Kahlo book filled with some of her best self-portraits. Plus, it's only $1.99! We love a gift that doesn't break the bank.

A customer review photo of the book and some of the stickers inside
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Promising review: "Cute little gift for anybody creative out there, You can put these stickers on your laptop, phone, guitar, somewhere in your cubicle at work." —Wade Whorton

Get it from Amazon for $1.99.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

26. A pack of aromatherapy shower steamers so they can recreate a spa-like setting in their very only bathroom. Let's face it, hosting can be hard work! Make sure they have something that pampers them after they spent an evening pampering you and the other guests.

The box of shower steamer surrounded by the loose steamers
Amazon

The variety pack includes lavender, watermelon, grapefruit, menthol and eucalyptus, vanilla and sweet orange, and peppermint.

Promising review: "My goddaughter is due to give birth soon. And while everyone is gifting gifts for her soon-to-arrive son, I decided she needed a little something for herself. I wanted her to have something to rejuvenate her in a long shower after a long day with a newborn. First-time moms need a little pampering too. My goddaughter smelled the scent from the unopened box and LOVED them." —Gidget007

Get the pack of six from Amazon for $19.99.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

27. An exotic veggie grow kit for the host in your life who's always flirting with the idea of growing their own vegetables. It comes with everything they'll need to get started, from seeds and soil to trimmers and a recipe booklet.

The entire kit and everything that comes with it is displayed
Amazon

Each kit comes with four packets of exotic vegetable seeds, four burlap grow bags with waterproof lining, four potting soil disks, four bamboo plant markers, gardening shears, and a lined wood box that doubles as a planter. The seeds included are for non-GMO romanesco broccoli, dragon carrot, rainbow Swiss chard, and lemon cucumber.

Promising review: "This is the cutest darn thing for garden lovers! I ordered the  set for my retired brother and sister-in-law and it was a hit! I decided I wanted one too and when the vegetable one came out I ordered it right away. It’s the 'Cat’s Meow'! It’s very attractive in comparison to the regular ole hunter-green, plastic seeding trays that don’t fit anywhere but on the floor and leak every time they’re watered. The snippet tool is a sweet bonus. I will be buying more of these as gifts." —Tom J.

Get it from Amazon for $26.90.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

28. A sugar-free alcohol infusion kit that includes a delicious combination of dehydrated orange rind, dehydrated organic lemons, cinnamon, dehydrated ginger, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg to infuse bourbon, whiskey, or cider. One kit makes between 8 and 10 cocktails.

In Booze on Etsy

In Booze is a Grandville, Michigan–based Etsy shop filled with alcohol infusion kits for cocktails and mocktails.

Each handmade In Booze packet contains one pouch filled with dehydrated fruits, veggies, spices, and herbs to infuse your alcohol. Kits infuse enough for 8–10 cocktails.

Get it from In Booze on Etsy for $18.

Shipping info: Shipping info: Arrives in one to two weeks and price depends on arrival location. Spend $35+ for free shipping.

29. A self-watering, self-aerating planter that just so happens to be the bestselling garden pot on Amazon. If you know a host who loves their plants but sometimes has a hard time keeping them watered, this is the best gift you can give them. Each planter can hold up to two weeks' worth of water in its reservoir and self-water whatever plant is in it.

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Each planter comes with a clip-on watering attachment for easy pouring.

Promising review: "I purchased six of these so far. And plan to purchase more. They are reliable, functional, easy to use, and my plants love them. They work well indoors and out. The little spout keeps water from getting everywhere. While they are absolutely perfect, a couple of suggestions: It'd be nice if the distance between the saucer and pot was ever so much increased so as to easily tell if more water is needed. Again, this is SO minor and will not affect my future purchases. AND I hope this company is so successful it can add more colors and styles. I plan to buy a half dozen more as my small plants grow a bit more." —Brenda Daily

Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in four sizes and five colors).

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

30. An Apple Harvest candle from Candlefolk that'll make them feel like they've been dropped directly into the middle of an apple farm. It's definitely apple heavy (in the best way possible) and has glimmers of cinnamon and clove to keep it warm and spicy.

candle with some dried apples, cloves, and cinnamon sticks in the background
Candlefolk

Candlefolk is a queer- and Asian-owned small business based in Brooklyn making small-batch, soy-based candles with eco-friendly products. All of their candles are hand-poured and each scent is hand-blended.

Promising review: "Great quality candles, really stylish and sleek packaging, makes for a great gift. Also came with tracked shipping. Great experience overall. Recommend!" —Zofia

Get it from Candlefolk for $21.

Shipping info: All orders shipped within three to five business days. $6 flat-rate shipping on all domestic orders and free shipping on domestic orders over $60. 

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