For the Do-Gooder
Mom will appreciate that you purchased a votive that smells good, and gives back to other mothers. For each sale of this hand-poured, soy Le Feu de L’Eau creation, 100% of net proceeds go to Christy Turlington Burns’ nonprofit Every Mother Counts, which recently kicked off its Orange Rose Mother’s Day campaign aimed at raising awareness of and funds for safer pregnancy and childbirth around the world. If you want your present to make an even bigger impact, pair this orange blossom and musk-scented candle with another item in the organization’s curated collection of 20 gifts all supporting the initiative.
Buy It! Le Feu de L’Eau Every Mother Counts Neroli Candle, $65; everymothercounts.org
For the Yogi
Any wellness enthusiast will appreciate this calming scent: a blend of lavender and eucalyptus.
Buy It! Aromatherapy Be Peaceful Candle, $12.49; target.com
For the Green Thumb
The aroma of freshly-cut grass and flowers in full bloom will have her imagining her happy place well into winter.
Buy It! Tatine Tisane Field of Grass Candle, $20; abchome.com
For the Jet-Setter
These city-inspired scents will indulge mom’s sense of adventure when she can’t actually get up and go.
Buy It! 42 Pressed Roam Candle, $22; westelm.com
For the Spa Regular
This votive doubles as a body butter for skin that needs serious pampering.
Buy It! Wearable Candle created by Ianthe Mauro, $28; uncommongoods.com
For the Wine Lover
If your mom sniffs before she sips, she’ll adore these Syrah and Pinot Noir-inspired aromas, poured in handcrafted glass.
Buy It! Rewined Candle, $29; westelm.com
For the Busy Bee
Present this comforting fragrance (yep, that’s the scent of freshly washed sheets!) with breakfast in bed for the mom who’s overdue for some downtime.
Buy It! Maison Margiela Lazy Sunday Morning Candle, $60; sephora.com
For the Flower Girl
If she’d be bowled over by a bouquet, then she’ll also fall head over heels for this gardenia and magnolia scent.
Buy It! Ovando Marché Aus Fleurs, $60; barneys.com
For the Interior Designer
She’ll find the pretty scent (pink pepper and sage) and the eye-catching cast equally pleasing.
Buy It! Jonathan Adler Gold Muse Candle, $88; neimanmarcus.com
For the Art Aficionado
This ceramic piece, a reinterpretation of one of Italian painter Piero Fornasetti’s works, will make for a treasured keepsake.
Buy It! Fornasetti La Femme Aux Moustaches Scented Candle, $175; net-a-porter.com
For the Cool Mom
If your mom’s accessory collection contains something edgy, reminiscent of this hand-welded chain-link vessel, this standout votive was made for her.
Buy It! Maison Bereto Chain Le Panseur Candle, $595; barneys.com