Day 12: Let your light shine!

If you must get mum a candle (we all know she deserves a private island and the Crown jewels, but budgetary concerns don’t always allow for that), get it from one of these lovely local creators.

These soy candles are handmade and hand poured into their jars, with classic fragrances like coconut and lime, lemongrass and ginger, and sandalwood. They have gift boxes available (Relaxation: 1 large soy candle, 1 T2 loose leaf tea, 1 bath salts & Candle Addict: 3 large soy candles, 1 wick trimmer), and also have Afterpay. Check out their website for the full range.

Soy wax and wooden wick candles, from tea lights to large jar candles, poured in Brisbane and shipping all over Australia. KME also specialises in personalised candles for your special occasions, and they stock a huge range of scents. View the full list on their website and get in touch directly if a personalised candle is what you’re after.

Self-described as “boho, beachy, and delicious”, Ollie + Me create all of their products at home and all ingredients are sourced from within Australia, soap free, and vegan (plus no animal testing, of course). In addition to their soy candles, they also create body products and offer gift cards if you just can’t decide.