tyra dizon-clark

november 2022

the 2022 holiday gift guide

the holidays are coming up fast and i've got a list of things for everyone on your list. so grab your peppermint hot cocoa and enjoy this gift guide because virago candle studio has everything you need to make this holiday season a hit: 

the must have gifts this holiday season

hi, friend! tyra here. 

i've always loved the holidays. for some reason that feeling of magic in the air has never gone away. everything is sparkly, cozy, and exciting- and i absolutely love picking out the perfect gift for my mom, little sister, best friend, grandma, etc. i show my people that i care about them by picking out a gift i know they'll love and the feeling of watching them open up something i picked out is the best. 

i know the holidays are stressful, but vcs is here to make it a little easier. check out this gift guide for the 2022 holiday season below, after some behind the scenes pics and two of my favorites from this year's holiday collection!

p.s. thank you for shopping intentionally not only during the holidays but year round. it means the world that you choose to shop with small guys like me when you can instead of just big corporations. 

much love, tyra

Table Of Contents

  • for the st. louis native
  • for the candle connoisseur 
  • gifts under $15
  • for the alphabet mafia
  • for the hostess with the mostest
  • for the one who is impossible to shop for

1 • for the st. louis native

everyone in st. louis loves a nice, sweet gooey butter cake. our gooey butter cake candle might make you a bit hungry, but it's a perfect gift to give to someone who's born and raised in the 314 or no longer lives in the metro area.

whether you're looking for a candle, wax melt or car diffuser- gooey butter cake is the absolute must have on anyone's list who does, or has called the gateway to the west home.

gooey butter cake candle - virago candle studio
gooey butter cake candle - virago candle studio
gooey butter cake candle - virago candle studio
gooey butter cake candle - virago candle studio
gooey butter cake candle - virago candle studio
gooey butter cake candle - virago candle studio
gooey butter cake candle - virago candle studio
gooey butter cake candle - virago candle studio
gooey butter cake candle - virago candle studio
gooey butter cake candle - virago candle studio

gooey butter cake candle

$28.00

top notes: butter + sugar 
middle notes: cream + cake
base notes: vanilla 

treat yourself to a candle that will fill your home with the irresistible aroma of a classic st. louis style gooey butter cake. perfect as a gift for someone who no longer calls st. louis home, or for yourself as an indulgent dose of self-care. Its sweet, rich, and buttery notes are reminiscent of a fresh and warm treat straight out of the oven without all of the work! 

make one yourself!

gooey butter cake recipe:

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRUST:
cooking spray
1 box vanilla cake mix
6 tbsp. melted butter
1 large egg

INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING:
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 stick melted butter
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 (16-oz.) box powdered sugar (plus more for garnish!)

directions:
1. preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9"-x-13" baking pan with cooking spray. in a large bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter, and egg. press into prepared pan.
2. in another large bowl using a mixer, beat together cream cheese, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Pour over crust and bake until golden and puffed, about 40 minutes. center should still be gooey. let cool.
3. 

sprinkle with as much powdered sugar as your heart desires before serving!

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2 • for the candle connoisseur

for the candle snob that seems to always have a candle lit anytime you walk into their house- a wick trimmer is a good stocking stuffer or to add onto a candle you're purchasing for them!

wick trimmer - virago candle studio
wick trimmer - virago candle studio
wick trimmer - virago candle studio
wick trimmer - virago candle studio
wick trimmer - virago candle studio
wick trimmer - virago candle studio
wick trimmer - virago candle studio
wick trimmer - virago candle studio

wick trimmer

$13.00

this is the accessory that all candle snobs need in their life. the most important part of burning candles is trimming your wick before you relight your candles! use this gorgeous wick trimmer to show your candle a little TLC especially for wooden wicks which are a little tougher.

available matte black and gold.

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3 • GIFTS UNDER $15

speaking of stocking stuffers and goodies priced on the lower end, here's an entire edit of products that are priced $15 or under! wax melts, car diffusers and wick trimmers are such sweet gifts that are a true bargain- smaller price point with a big return.

wick trimmer - virago candle studio
wick trimmer - virago candle studio
wick trimmer - virago candle studio
wick trimmer - virago candle studio
wick trimmer - virago candle studio
wick trimmer - virago candle studio
wick trimmer - virago candle studio
wick trimmer - virago candle studio

wick trimmer

$13.00
white sage + lavender wax melts - virago candle studio
white sage + lavender wax melts - virago candle studio

white sage + lavender wax melts

$7.00
gooey butter cake wax melts - virago candle studio
gooey butter cake wax melts - virago candle studio
gooey butter cake wax melts - virago candle studio
gooey butter cake wax melts - virago candle studio

gooey butter cake wax melts

$7.00
sappho wax melts - virago candle studio
sappho wax melts - virago candle studio
sappho wax melts - virago candle studio
sappho wax melts - virago candle studio
sappho wax melts - virago candle studio
sappho wax melts - virago candle studio
sappho wax melts - virago candle studio
sappho wax melts - virago candle studio

sappho wax melts

$7.00

4 • for the alphabet mafia

these are the perfect gifts for anyone that is part of the LGBTQ+ community! three festive and fun scents that come in candles, wax melts and car diffusers to show your loved one that they are truly loved.

homo for the holidays has returned from last year, it's a beautiful blend of sugar, cinnamon, and butter that will remind you of a fresh batch of snickerdoodle cookies.

spin the gay-del is for all the queer jews out there! this one smells like a fresh cinnamon-apple cake made with love in your grandma's kitchen. i love the blend of the cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and apples so it's equally fruity and sweet.

cheers, queers! is  fruity, a little boozy, and will have you all ready for NYE and dry january. the notes of cranberry, lemon peel and cinnamon really shine in this scent. you might recognize this one from last year- it was yuletide from the 2021 holiday collection.

homo for the holidays candle - virago candle studio
homo for the holidays candle - virago candle studio
homo for the holidays candle - virago candle studio
homo for the holidays candle - virago candle studio
homo for the holidays candle - virago candle studio
homo for the holidays candle - virago candle studio
homo for the holidays candle - virago candle studio
homo for the holidays candle - virago candle studio
homo for the holidays candle - virago candle studio
homo for the holidays candle - virago candle studio

homo for the holidays candle

$16.00
homo for the holidays wax melts - virago candle studio
homo for the holidays wax melts - virago candle studio
homo for the holidays wax melts - virago candle studio
homo for the holidays wax melts - virago candle studio
homo for the holidays wax melts - virago candle studio
homo for the holidays wax melts - virago candle studio

homo for the holidays wax melts

$7.00
cheers, queers! wax melts - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! wax melts - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! wax melts - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! wax melts - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! wax melts - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! wax melts - virago candle studio

cheers, queers! wax melts

$7.00
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio

cheers, queers! candle

$16.00

 5 • for the hostess with the mostest

cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! candle - virago candle studio

cheers, queers! candle

$16.00
cheers, queers! wax melts - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! wax melts - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! wax melts - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! wax melts - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! wax melts - virago candle studio
cheers, queers! wax melts - virago candle studio

cheers, queers! wax melts

$7.00
dry gin & cypress candle - virago candle studio
dry gin & cypress candle - virago candle studio
dry gin & cypress candle - virago candle studio
dry gin & cypress candle - virago candle studio
dry gin & cypress candle - virago candle studio
dry gin & cypress candle - virago candle studio
dry gin & cypress candle - virago candle studio
dry gin & cypress candle - virago candle studio

dry gin & cypress candle

$16.00
dry gin & cypress wax melts - virago candle studio
dry gin & cypress wax melts - virago candle studio
dry gin & cypress wax melts - virago candle studio
dry gin & cypress wax melts - virago candle studio
dry gin & cypress wax melts - virago candle studio
dry gin & cypress wax melts - virago candle studio

dry gin & cypress wax melts

$7.00

ahh the holidays, when there are so many gatherings with people we love!

gifting wine is out, and gifting candles is in. now hear me out...

whether it's friendsgiving, your annual holiday party or new year's eve- don't show up empty handed.choosing a festive scent, or a classic year round one will show your host that you truly appreciate them opening up their home for a social gathering. 

 6 • for the one that is impossible to shop for

for someone who loves home fragrance but is extremely difficult to shop for, i highly recommend a gift subscription box. you can choose between three different lengths: 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. pick your perfect box (there are 5 options) and send your person their box. choose between the wax melt of the month, candle of the month, mini of the month, classic combo, mini + melt combo and the big three. 

the best part about the gift subscription box is that you don't have to lift a finger (other than adding to cart and completing your purchase)! no wrapping, no gift tags, no walking around the mall trying to find the perfect gift. each month, your gift recipient will receive an exclusive, seasonal scent on their doorstep!

december | frosted juniper
january | black cherry merlot
february | blackberry & sage

(the deadline to get them their first box for december is 11/29 at 11:59 pm.)

gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (3 months) - virago candle studio

gift subscription box (3 months)

$90.00
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (12 months) - virago candle studio

gift subscription box (12 months)

$360.00
gift subscription box (6 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (6 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (6 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (6 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (6 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (6 months) - virago candle studio
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gift subscription box (6 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (6 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (6 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (6 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (6 months) - virago candle studio
gift subscription box (6 months) - virago candle studio
gift a subscription box (6 mogift subscription box (6 months) - virago candle studionths) - virago candle studio

gift subscription box (6 months)

$180.00

Author

tyra dizon-clark

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