Dec 20 2011 Every night of Hanukkah is special, but the first one is often the most memorable since it kicks everything off. So if you're giving eight small presents, why not start things on a high note and give something a little fancier tonight? We know there are plenty of tapers around already, but this gorgeous black currant and cassis-scented tin candle ($30) from Fringe Studio Sanctuaire is a little different, and it has everything you could want in a gift meant to honor the warmth of the holiday.
After all, during the Festival of Lights, what more fitting gift is there than a beautiful candle? The tin is so pretty that you barely need to wrap it, and the embossed pattern is done in festive blues and golds. Plus, your giftee can always use her new present as a gorgeously scented way to light each successive night's lights (or at least light the shamash). Pretty, appropriate, and surprisingly utilitarian, too.