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Illuminate Your Nomadic Life: Here are 80 Candles to Elevate Your Journey and Digital Nomad Lifestyle
I love creating daily routines and rituals for myself as a digital nomad! It’s a way for me to gain ownership over my surroundings and refocus during the day. In my last post on Quick and Easy 5-Minute Homemade Granola Bars, I spoke about having a routine like cooking, and building daily and weekly routines into your schedule.
In addition to cooking, one ritual I do while working is lighting a candle and sitting next to it. The aroma and atmosphere a lit candle makes next to some hot chocolate and a delicious pastry are an afternoon treat I look forward to each day.
As a working nomad, it’s important to not lose yourself in your new lifestyle. What are some routines and rituals you used to do before nomad life? For me, it was stopping by Bath & Body Works (or other candle stores) on my way home from work and buying candles and soap for my apartment! I love using scent to customize my space. I do this both for myself and events I host! A lighted candle can bring so much coziness into a space and the warm glow is perfect for conversation!
Candles are also a way I can customize an Airbnb or short-term rental and make it feel more like my space! As digital nomads, we no longer have our own places that we can decorate and call home 24/7 but by integrating personalized and easy to bring in and out of items like candles, you’re able to customize a space for yourself – even if it’s just for a few days or weeks!
If you’re feeling homesick, missing the holidays or want to remember a childhood beach vacation – a candle could help transport you there. Scents bring back memories and various scents take me back to different times and places in my life. For example, if I miss working from a cafe in New York City, then I like to light a coffee scented candle! If I’m in a warm climate during autumn and miss the fall season, then I like to light a pumpkin scented candle!
Candles can make great gifts for yourself or a traveler in your life! They range in size, are easy to carry, can be shipped by Amazon globally and TSA allows you to travel with solid candles in your luggage! Candles can also share inspirational messages with their receiver! If you want to inspire or share your well wishes with your favorite traveler, these wishes can be depicted on the candle’s label.
Without further ado, here are 80 candles a digital nomad in your life will surely love! They can be gifted before, during or after your friend’s journey, or your own!
I’ve organized the 80 candles into four categories. 1. Inspirational Sayings, 2. Travel Destinations, 3. Tasty Delights, and 4. Scents from Nature.
80 Candles to Fuel Wanderlust: Top Picks for Digital Nomads
Candles with Inspirational Sayings
1. Adventure Awaits Go Find It
What better way to start the journey of becoming a digital nomad than with this candle! It’s time for an adventure of a lifetime!
2. Let The Adventure Begin
Ready, set, go!
3. She Believed She Could So She Did
Digital nomads are brave! Traveling the world and leaving everything behind for a better life and the adventure of a lifetime is hard and takes courage. The fact that this person (or you!) did that is huge and applaudable!
4. It’s the Friends We Meet Along The Way That Help Us Appreciate The Journey
As a digital nomad, you meet so many people and along the way there may be a special someone who becomes your friend for life.
5. A Hug in a Jar
This candle is great for a friend who may be going through a hard time. Being a digital nomad has its challenges and hopefully this candle can bring some comfort.
6. Hey Girl, Sending You Hugs!
Another way to share your support with a friend!
7. Good Friends Are Like Stars You Don’t Always See Them But You Know They’re Always There
Are you and your friend separated by distance? This candle is a happy reminder of your unending friendship.
8. Friends Come And Go Like The Waves Of The Ocean, But The True Ones Stick, Like An Octopus On Your Face
This candle is great for a scuba diver or marine biologist!
9. Gone Hiking
Has your nomad gone hiking? This candle makes the perfect sendoff gift!
10. Energy, Balance, Success. I create the life I desire.
You have the power to create your dream life. Seeing and lighting this candle daily would be a strong reminder of that.
11. Positivity: Bright State of Mind
A positive mindset will help you on your journey. If you come across a challenge, thinking positively could help you overcome it.
12. Life is Better at the Campsite
Have you gone camping? What better way to go all in than with a candle to represent this time!
13. You Are Here
You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be!
14. Sometimes You Forget You’re Awesome So This Is Your Reminder
Need a little encouragement? This candle provides that and has a special floral scent!
15. Relax and Enjoy the Moment
Remember to be present and enjoy each special moment that comes your way!
16. Focus and Energy
Being a digital nomad takes focus and energy, this candle is a helpful reminder of that!
17. Reflection and Clarity
It’s important to pause and reflect on all that has happened in your life since becoming a digital nomad. This candle can be that confidant to help you reflect and pinpoint what’s next along your journey.
18. Always Remember You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, Smarter Than You Think & Loved More Than You Know
Let this candle act as your daily reminder! You got this!
19. Meditation: Grounding, Uplifting, Clarity
Meditating and reflecting as a digital nomad can be a healthy practice to integrate into your routine! This candle can act as a reminder of that.
20. Side by Side or Miles Apart, Sisters are Always Close At The Heart
Is your sister traveling? Surprise her with this candle to let her know that you’re thinking of her!
21. The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go
This candle is great for someone about to embark on their new adventure!
22. A Candle For New Beginnings: Smells Like Fresh Starts & Fun Outlooks
Perfect candle for someone making a change in their life!
23. This Candle Smells Like…New Beginnings
This candle has both a cute message and packaging! Win win!
24. Go For it!
Sweet encouragement for a friend who’s striving for more!
25. Kind Heart, Fierce Mind, Brave Spirit
A little reminder of the strength a digital nomad has!
26. Success is the Sum of Small Efforts Repeated Day by Day
Helpful reminder to keep going even when times are tough, success will come if you stay the course!
Candles to Commemorate Travel Destinations!
We’re kicking this category off with Malibu, California. This candle is hand poured in California and smells like sea salt, orchid and night jasmine.
28. Glacier National Park
Dreaming of visiting Montana or do you want to commemorate a fun trip? This candle is great for both scenarios!
29. Majestic Mt. Fuji
Fill your home with the scent of mountain air and cool sea breeze.
30. Oregon Coast
What’s more dreamy than driving down the coast of Oregon with some hot chocolate and good tunes?! Remember the fun you had with this candle!
This candle is perfect for both someone from Texas and one who had an amazing time in Texas!
This candle is both visually pleasing and lasts for almost 80 hours!
33. New York
This candle smells of bergamot and fig. Light it when you want to get into the empire state of mind!
34. Paris Cafe
The imagery of a Parisian cafe can inspire the dreamer in you!
35. Beach Cottage
This candle can bring memories of childhood or a recent stay with family and friends!
36. Mountain Lodge
You can either stay in a mountain lodge yourself or light this candle and imagine being in one!
37. Cozy Cabin
This candle is perfect for somebody who wants to stay home and get work done! I could see myself lighting this candle and working next to it all day.
38. Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park is in California and known for its large sequoia trees! Light this candle for fresh scents and a nice crackling of the wick.
39. Smoky Mountain Rain
The color of this candle is beautiful and brings imagery of a warm cozy day situated in a cabin and watching the rain.
40. Acadia National Park
Has the digital nomad in your life recently traveled to Acadia or will be? This candle is aesthetically pleasing and can help set the mood perfectly!
41. Atlantic Coast
Perfect for beach days and memories along the Atlantic ocean!
42. Lakefront Lodge
Is the lake your happy place? I love the idea of going for a walk around the lake and coming home to light this candle and reading a good book!
43. Grand Teton National Park
This Wyoming National Park candle has adventure packaging that’s sure to inspire any digital nomad!
44. Tuscan Vineyard
I love the dreamy aesthetic of this candle! I would sit by it and dream of eating cheese in a beautiful restaurant in Tuscany!
45. India Temple
Have you recently traveled to India or will you be? According to the reviews, this candle scent is reminiscent of a temple!
Candles that Smell like Tasty Delights!
46. Mango Ice Cream
We’re kicking this category off with a bang! What’s more perfect on a warm summer day than mango ice cream?
47. Blueberry Pie Taffy
Fill your home with the smell of fresh blueberry pie right from the oven!
This candle has beautiful packaging and I can see myself getting lost in my work next to it!
49. Fresh Coffee
This candle can take you back to your favorite cafe! Light this candle and sip on your favorite drink!
50. Christmas Cookies
If you or your digital nomad friend are feeling a little homesick, try lighting this “Christmas Cookies” candle to help remember family and friends at home during the holidays.
51. Fresh Lemon
Lemon reminds me of summer days as a kid! If I’m halfway around the world, smelling lemon takes me right back to my hometown.
52. Grandma’s Kitchen
Grandma’s are known for providing both love and the tastiest treats!
53. Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon Rolls take me back to childhood! I love the smell of cinnamon when I work!
54. Pumpkin Bakery
If you’re in a warmer climate and can’t be immersed in fall weather, this candle can bring a little sweater weather to you!
55. Chocolate Fudge Brownie
I have a sweet tooth and I love baking brownies and the smell of fresh brownies in my home!
56. Fresh Strawberries
Another scent reminiscent of childhood is fresh strawberries!
57. Honey Bourbon
I love the presentation of this candle! It smells of honey, vanilla and amber with hints of orange zest.
58. Vanilla Bean
This candle is a classic, both through its aesthetic and scent!
59. Sugar Cookies
This candle smells just like sugar cookies, buttercream frosting and vanilla!
60. Christmas Spice
The spices of Christmas have a truly special aroma, if you’re feeling Christmas in July or can’t wait for it in October, this candle could surely help!
61. Spiced Pumpkin
What could be better than pumpkin scent? How about spiced pumpkin? Light this candle and be surrounded by the scents of pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla and ginger!
62. Wild Maine Blueberry
This candle smells of blueberry, raspberry, cassis, lemon and bergamot.
63. Apples and Maple Bourbon
This scent brings me back to warm summer nights on the porch while watching the sunset.
Candles with Scents from Nature
64. Palo Santo
We’re starting this category with one of my favorite scents and what makes this candle extra special is the crackling wood wick!
65. Midsummer’s Night
Is there one summer night you keep coming back to? This candle can help bring back those memories!
66. Winter Night
This candle brings feelings of warm winter nights sitting by the fire and watching the snow fall.
67. Cherry Blossom
One of my favorite scents from childhood is Cherry Blossom. If I ever want to go back to the 2000s, I always light a cherry blossom candle!
This candle contains scents of cedar, rose and musk. It would be perfect to have lit while at home all day!
69. Cliffside Sunrise
The color and packaging of this candle goes perfectly with the name! I’d love to light this candle while watching the sunrise anywhere in the world!
70. Autumn Leaves
This candle is a great way to experience and smell fall even if you’re not physically within the season.
71. Evening Bonfire
You can hear the crackling of the fire through the wooden wick!
72. First Snowfall
All the anticipation of winter is within this one candle! It smells of spearmint, peppermint, sugar crystals and vanilla.
What’s more enjoyable than taking a walk after the rain and smelling all the fresh scents?
74. Sweater Weather
Another great candle to experience autumn fun!
75. Balsam Fir
Immerse yourself within a beautiful forest with this candle!
76. Christmas Tree
Smell your Christmas tree year round with this candle!
77. Flower Shop
I love shopping for flowers and plants, it’s my happy place! This scent would be perfect for me if I’m far from my hobbies and home.
78. Flickering Fireflies
I love the magic of this candle! The scents that make it up are perfect for a warm summer night under the stars and fireflies!
79. Summer Day
If you’re a digital nomad in a colder climate wishing for summer, this candle can bring you back to fresh cut grass, citrus and florals!
80. Island Air
Transport yourself to a tropical island with this candle!
I hope these 80 candles can bring both you and your friends a little inspiration and joy!
Embracing my love of candles as a working nomad has been a way for me to not lose myself in the constantly changing and evolving landscape of nomad life and brings me happiness! The ritual of lighting a candle in the afternoon and enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and pastry is one ritual I look forward to each work day!
Let me know in the comments what candle was your favorite and if you have a favorite candle you travel with or like to give to others! Happy traveling my friends!