The Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Australians

We know “every day should be Valentine’s Day” in Australia, but the reality is… It’s not. Most days are just normal days. And, when we’re busy with work, studies, and family, romance can sometimes, unintentionally, get pushed to the side. That’s why we love Valentine’s Day! It’s a special day where you can remind your partner that they’re pretty great.

However, finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be an overwhelming task. Chances are, you’re reading this because you’re doing some research to find an amazing and thoughtful gift — good for you! We’ve created a small list of our three best-selling Valentine’s Day gifts to help you. They’re romantic, not-cheesy, in stock, and ready to deliver ASAP so they get to you before February 14 (if you order soon!).

All our products are handmade by us and exclusive to Lemon Canary. You won’t find them anywhere else, and that makes them even more special. This Valentine’s Day, we’ve got romantic gift hampers, handmade candles, luxurious bath salts, and a beautiful selection of personalised Valentine’s Day gifts.

2023 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

1. Love Box Gift Hamper

First up, our Love Box Gift Hamper. This one is a huge hit every year, and we change it up slightly each year to keep your receiver guessing. It’s immaculately presented and has free shipping within Australia!

This luxury gift box is lovingly designed to encourage your partner and show them you care. It’s created with the beautiful products from our organic ‘Love’ range and includes:

1 x Gift Box and Gold Polka Dot Card

1 x ‘Love’ Vintage Jar Soy Wax Candle

1 x Wick Trimmer

1 x ‘Love’ Hand Blended Organic Tea

1 x Tea Infuser

1 x ‘Love’ Gem Infused Body & Room Mist

1 x ‘Love’ Bath Salts

1 x Rose Quartz Stone (The Love Stone)

1 x Luxury Nougat Rose & Pistachio

2. Love Massage & Body Oil

Lemon Canary’s Love Massage & Body Oil is made from a specialty house blend of organic rose otto, ylang ylang, orange, and patchouli essential oils.

We exclusively use the finest organic essential oils and body oils to create this rich yet light blend. The oil carries a heavenly scent and leaves skin feeling smooth and supple. Your partner can use it directly on the skin as a moisturiser, as a massage agent, or add it to the bath for a water-imbued experience.

This oil is available in a 100ML bottle, but it’s so popular that we’ve also created a 1L version! The 100ML bottle is the perfect gift size for your partner this Australian Valentine’s Day and comes in a beautiful calico pouch.

3. Petite Soy Candle Bowl

Our Petite Soy Candle Bowl is perhaps what Lemon Canary is most famous for. It’s popular year-round but is especially in-demand in the lead up Valentine’s Day. The good news is, each candle is made-to-order — not mass-produced — so we never run out of stock.

This beautiful soy wax candle in hand poured into a stunning little handmade ceramic bowl. No two bowls are the same and each has a captivating but subtle organic shape, handcrafted with love and attention to detail. Once the candle’s 20+ hour burn time is finished, the bowl can be reused for another candle or as a unique ornamental bowl.

This candle can also be deeply personalised. Choose your bowl type, essential oil scent blend, and add a range of embellishments to your final candle. These include petals, crystals, citrine chips, rose dust, and many more. You can also have your soy wax candle gift wrapped in a calico bag and add a gift card with a personalised message. Sending it to someone special who lives far away? We’ll send to directly to them on your behalf.

Finally, it’s all packed in a cute little white box to protect each precious piece.

Explore the full Australian Valentine’s Day collection.

These are our three favourite and more popular Valentine’s Day items, but we have many more available. Browse the full collection here and enjoy spoiling your significant other this Valentine’s Day. If you need help with anything, feel free to contact us.

When is Black Friday in 2022?    

We’re all excited about Christmas, but before that, we’ve got Black Friday on our minds. Celebrated by shoppers everywhere, Black Friday is hitting Australia online and in stores on Friday, the 25th of November, 2022. This is your chance to bag some absolute bargains — it’s also an opportunity that many take to get heaps of Christmas shopping done.  

Sales on basically every item are up for grabs. From furniture to renovations, linens to kid’s toys, clothing, décor, and much more, almost every store goes nuts with the sales on this day! If you’ve been eyeing a certain item, see if you can hold out a little longer as there’s a good chance you’ll get in on sale this November.  

Where did Black Friday come from? 

An overview. 

Black Friday originated in the United States in the 1960s as the Friday follows Thanksgiving. It traditionally marks the start of the Christmas shopping season. Many stores offer highly promoted sales at discounted prices, and some extend their opening hours. Some stores continue their sales to Monday — this is known as Cyber Monday or Cyber Weekend. Australia joined the Black Friday party much later, but now it’s something we look forward to every year.  

The myth.  

But, why is it called “black Friday”? Many believe the term comes from the concept that businesses operating at a financial loss are “in the red”. These massive sales finally allow them to turn a profit, or put them “in the black.” It’s a good underpinning concept, but actually untrue in terms of the day’s historical roots.  

What really happened… 

In reality, the term dates back to the 1960s in Philadelphia. Early on in this decade, police officers were using the phrase “Black Friday” to describe the chaos that ensued when suburban tourists overran the city to begin their holiday shopping. Sometimes, attendance at Saturday’s annual Army-Navy football game was also a factor. The huge crowds created a headache for the police and they had to work longer shifts to accommodate the onslaught of people. They were dealing with increased traffic jams, car accidents, shoplifting, and petty theft, and the day became known in the area as “Black Friday”.  

However, the increase in local tourism also meant that merchants’ sales soared. Business owners began putting on crazy sales to entice shoppers further and eventually looked forward to Black Friday each year, knowing it would hugely support their profits. Over time, the tradition began to spread to neighbouring suburbs, cities, states, and eventually the world — and the red vs black shopping myth took over! 

We’ve got you covered this Black Friday.  

We’re letting you know a little early, but yes — we’re having huge candle sales! Make sure you visit our website on the 25th of November, 2022 for savings across all our items — including our popular personalised candle bowls, gift hampers, and Christmas range. Buy something for yourself, or get ahead of your Christmas shopping.  

Our Bestselling Handmade Soy Candles

We’re so proud to have a vast collection of soy wax candles available. But, we also know this can make the decision-making process difficult for our wonderful online shoppers. To make things easier for you, we’ve collated our top five best-selling soy candles. These are our most popular essential oil candles, with many people buying multiples at a time or coming back every month for more. As always, every candle we make is sustainable, cruelty-free, and handmade using biodegradable soy wax.

Keep reading to see what all the fuss is about.

For brands

What’s the purpose of a corporate candle?

Really, it’s whatever purpose you like! We have many repeat customers who regularly engage us for their events and general business happenings. Aside from a luxury scent, your branded soy candle promotes your company’s logo and is a subtle way to build audience familiarity with the brand.

Here are some examples:

·        Real estate agents putting their branded candles in home opens.

·        Custom candles for weddings including the couple’s name.

·        Fundraising events with the cause name on the label.

·        Shopfronts with a lot of foot traffic place their candle and logo on their pay counter.

·        Businesses who regularly give hampers to their clients.

1. Glass soy corporate candle

Lemon Canary’s custom-made private label candles are perfect for your brand, event, or corporate gifting. Even though they’re handcrafted by us, it’s your logo on the label! Thoughtfully designed to cater to your audience, you can order as many as you like, starting with a minimum order of 24 soy wax candles per scent. As this is a business-to-business partnership, you also get 50% off the retail price.

2. Tin travel soy corporate candle

Our beautiful and unique travel tin candle is another winner for brands and event. Like our other corporate package, business owners enjoy 50% off the retail price with minimum purchase of 24 soy wax candles. The 110ml tins come with a custom branded logo so your branding takes centre stage, and have a captivating gold finish. They make a great gift or décor option for events, as well as client favours.

For individuals

1. Personalised soy wax candle

This candle is kind of similar to our corporate soy candle, but caters to individuals rather than businesses. Our highly popular personalised soy candle is ideal for gifting — the perfect present for Mother’s Day, a friend’s birthday, wedding, baby shower, or other big event. Choose your essential oil candle combination of scent, vessel, crystals, botanicals and custom label for a truly bespoke gifting experience.

2. Personalised soy wax candle bowl

Our luxurious soy candle bowls are everything you love about our jar and tin candles, but bigger! Delivered in a stunning organic-shaped handmade bowl, these candles demand attention and act as a piece of art as well as a candle. Coming in at 16cm wide, these go through a rigorous crafting process that takes four days. The process includes hand firing, moulding, scenting, pouring, and embellishing. Choose your bowl and scent for a custom essential oil candle that’ll be treasured by your heart and home.

3. Soy candle-making kit

Wondering how to make candles? As much as we adore doing it ourselves, we love it when our customers get into the art of candle-making too! That’s why we created our much-loved soy candle-making kit. This huge bundle is packed with everything you need. You can even enjoy your own small candle business — no candle-making experience necessary! If you want to learn how to make candles, this is the place to start.

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Explore the whole collection online and see what Lemon Canary has to offer. Happy shopping!

What’s so good about essential oil candles?

It’s no secret that candles have some kind of soothing superpower. Even without an aroma, the soft glow and flickering flame are calming and mesmerising, naturally lowing stress levels.

Add a scent to the to the mix, and you’re relaxing experience is even more enriching. But, what’s the difference between fragrance oils and essential oils? And are essential oils really better? 

Let’s talk basics 

Candles can be either scented or unscented. Scented ones get their aroma from fragrance oils or essential oils. They might smell similar — perhaps even identical — but there are significant differences.  


Fragrance oils don’t deliver any health benefits, they just smell nice. And there’s nothing wrong with that! Many people are quite happy to have a candle that smells absolutely wonderful, but others are looking for a one that goes the extra mile… 

Essential Oils 

Essential oils are a concentrated oil derived directly from organic plant material. That means they’re completely natural, and contain the strongest, authentic scents of that particular plant. Nature is a giver, and through essential oils, we receive restorative, relaxing benefits that can be delivered aromatically through a candle. Inhalation is one of the quickest ways to have a calming effect on your nervous system. 

Essential oils at Lemon Canary 

Our 100% essential oil scented candles are made from the finest pure and organic essential oils. To create the most natural and healthy candle possible, absolutely no fragrance oils are added to our essential oil candle scents. This makes them very unique as most essential oil candles have fragrance oils added (even though that is not often mentioned). Plus, our essential oil candles are lovingly handmade, sustainable, cruelty-free and the wicks are lead and zinc free.  

Explore our range of essential oil candles for yourself — our current favourites are Classic Votive Soy Candle and Gold Tin Candle.  

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Personalised & Custom Candle Labels For Gifting, Events Or Your Brand

Would you like a custom label for your Lemon Canary handmade personalised soy candle or private label soy candle?

We’ve got you covered!

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