Why Guys Need Candles

November 12, 2015

Let’s talk about the facts of candle purchases in the United States. According to The National Candle Association (NCA), “Manufacturer surveys show that 90% of all candles are purchased by women.” While this fact may not be surprising, it’s certainly one that needs to change. Guys – you need candles, and here’s why:

  1. Once again, according to the NCA, “Candle purchasers say they view candles as an appropriate gift for the holidays (76%), as a house warming gift (74%), a hostess/dinner party gift (66%), a thank you (61%) and as adult birthday gifts (58%).” That means if you’re fighting the clock for a perfect gift, purchasing a candle is an appropriate and appreciated way out of the grind. You can never go wrong by giving a candle as a gift.
  2. The NCA states: “Nine out of ten candle users say they use candles to make a room feel comfortable or cozy.” If you have a living space, you want it to be cozy. If you’re having people over, you want it to be comfortable. Lighting a candle can make game-day much more livable; you can even enhance the moment with a beer-scented candle like Tailgating.  Here’s a photo taken by Jessica Clark, a Candle Moments fan, explaining how the guys in her family light up Chill Out when watching the game! (See it on our Facebook page.)Candle Moments Guys and Football 2Candle Moments Guys and Football
  3. Candles are romantic; there’s no denying it. They’re practically made to “set-the-mood.” In all seriousness, they create an ambiance that shows you’re detail-oriented, and nothing is more romantic than a guy who pays attention to the little things.
  4. Fragrance candles smell awesome. Guys wear cologne, use deodorant, and splash after-shave, why wouldn’t you want your space to smell fantastic?
  5. Candles are an affordable luxury which make a personal statement. The scent, color, and container you choose all identify who you are. It’s an inexpensive way to show people your personality.
  6. Whether you’ve been at work all day, lifting like a champ at the gym, or destroying enemies in Call of Duty – Life is stressful. The calming light and soothing aromatherapy of a quality candle can calm the mind and soothe the spirit.
  7. Candles are a classic necessity. Much like a ’57 Chevy, or the original Star Wars Trilogy, candles have been inspiring guys since the dawn of time.
  8. Candles use fire, and fire is awesome. Since Prometheus gave man fire, man has dominated Earth. Maybe you can’t have a bonfire giving great praise to Hephaestus right now, but you can enjoy one of nature’s greatest gifts to man in a jar.

We’re super interested in hearing why guys love and need candles, too. Please share your thoughts!




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