Move over Yankee, CT River Candles, of Haddam, might have you beaten at your own game. Consider a sample of CT River Candle scent titles: Amish Harvest, Lemon Lime Cooler (my favorite), Sweet Orange Chili Pepper and Dragon's Blood (fear not: it's a blend of patchouli, cedarwood and orange essential oils). Factor in that all candles are 100% soy, and therefore burn tidily for ages, and you've got a very nice, locally made gift for the candle fanatic in your life (perhaps you are that fanatic; me too). To peruse the goods, find local retailers, or to order online, go to www.ctrivercandles.com.
- MARISA NADOLNY