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Candle Lantern Gift Ideas For Any Occasion

If you're looking for the perfect gift to give any candle lover in your life, you can't go wrong with a lantern. Whether they're filled with a regular or flameless LED candle, lanterns make the perfect present for almost any event.

You can treat a friend or family member to a candle lantern gift for a wide variety of special occasions, such as birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, baby and bridal showers, and graduations. Candle-inspired presents are especially ideal for housewarming parties, as they'll add a warm, personalized touch to a new home. 

Candle lanterns are available in a variety of styles, such as rustic, modern, elegant, or shabby chic, so you'll find one to coordinate with any home decor. If you don't know the recipient's personal decor style, stick with a traditional lantern design to be safe. 

Here are some additional candle lantern gift ideas to consider:

1. Wrought Iron

Wrought-iron candle lanterns are a popular option and will give any room in the gift recipient's house a casually elegant touch. They come in a wide range of sizes, accommodating everything from tea lights to pillar candles. 

You can choose an open style or one featuring glass doors that open and close for candle access. The recipient can either use the wrought-iron lantern to decorate a tabletop or — if it features a hook on top — to hang from the ceiling. 

While wrought-iron lanterns are typically black, you can also find them painted white or a metallic hue, such as gold, chrome, or silver, depending on your preference. Finish off the gift by filling the lantern with the appropriate size of candle in the celebrant's favorite color or scent.

2. Specialized Shapes

If you know any of the recipient's interests or passions, you can choose a lantern in a design or shape to reflect it. For instance, treat an ocean-loving friend to a whimsical lighthouse-shaped candle lantern. These types of lanterns are typically constructed of metal and feature glass panels for opening and closing.

Other customized candle lantern shapes include birdhouses, tree houses, and even festive Christmas trees.

3. Personalized Touches

When you order a candle lantern from an online retailer, you may be able to have it personalized. As one example, pick a lantern featuring any material or shape you desire, and then have the glass panels etched with the recipient's name, initials, or a special date or quote, such as "I love you." 

You can also have designs, including dogs, cats, birds, or hearts, carved into the glass. 

For more ideas, contact a company like St Michel's Gifts.