The Candle Lab took first place in the Local Gifts/Favors category.

Deciding on wedding party gifts and guest favors can be tricky. Gifts need to be portable (for those traveling) and within your budget, yet something that expresses both class and gratitude. The Candle Lab checked all those boxes and more with readers.

Since it was founded in Worthington in 2006, the business has grown into multiple cities across the Midwest, with two more Columbus-area locations—Grandview and The Short North—joining Worthington. The Candle Lab offers a convenient, walkable and charming option to shop or customize rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception candles or locally-made gifts for wedding/shower favors, wedding party thank-yous and more. Custom scents can even be designed and lit on your wedding day to honor departed loved ones or create a “scent memory” for guests. As they explain on their website, “You've probably started planning many aspects of your wedding ... but have you thought about how your day will smell?  Often overlooked, smell has a profound impact in shaping our impressions and creating lasting memories.”

Ready-to-gift favors like made-in-Columbus soy candles, bath/body products, reed diffusers, room sprays and pre-packaged gift candle sets make an easy, local and sophisticated choice. For even more personalization, couples can design custom scents for all the aforementioned products with the help of on-site Scent Stylists to help guests celebrate and remember their big day. The couple chooses a few favorites from The Candle Lab’s 120 available scents, then designs a label and mixes the selected oils at the Fragrance Bar to create a custom signature scent.

Natural soy wax, all-natural fragrance oils and cotton paper wicks mean couples can feel secure knowing they are gifting a high-quality, sustainable, safe and natural product. The Candle Lab also hosts parties, perfect for a shower, bachelor/bachelorette or day-after-wedding activity, where guests can choose and create their own scents directly.

The Candle Lab
Three Central Ohio Locations