Great Books. Artisan Candles. And a Good Cause.
All in One Little Box.
Great Books. Artisan Candles. And a Good Cause.
All in One Little Box.

Read. Relax. Do Good.

Welcome book lover! 


It’s hard to imagine anything better than getting lost in the pages of a great book. But what if you could elevate that reading experience into a full-fledged, self-care and sensory experience that actually makes the world a bit brighter all at the same time?


Our Characters & Candles boxes are designed to do just that, and all you have to do is find a comfy spot, light a candle, and enjoy!

How it works:

You pick the size of your box and every month we’ll send you the perfect excuse to carve out a little reading time.

Each box features:

  • A book we love
  • Artisan candles in scents related to the story
  • Unique bookish gifts inspired by the story
  • A bookmark
  • Expand the Experience insert 


Plus, we donate a portion of the proceeds from each box to a non-profit selected from themes in the book.

What’s in the box?

The Books

Each box features a book we love from best-selling and award-winning authors.

Past authors include: Erica Bauermeister, Kate Morton, Judith Fertig, Heather Webber, Tracie Rees, Bethany Turner, Barbara Delinsky and more!

The Candles

We curate candles from artisan chandlers all across the country. These candles are made in small batches and come in scents designed to bring the story to life.


Number and size of candles will vary by theme and box size.

The Good Causes

Giving back is a big part of why we do what we do. Proceeds from the profits of each box are donated to a worthy cause inspired by characters or themes in the book.


We often work with the author to select non-profits they care about

The goodies

You never know what surprises you’ll find inside. Each goodie is curated from a small business and is inspired by characters, themes, or events in the book.


Goodies could include gourmet treats, key chains, magnets, or other fabulousness!

The bookmarks

We can’t have you losing your place, or worse yet, dogearring those pages! Each box includes a bookmark to make coming back to your book easier.


Past boxes included page printed bookmarks, clips, and corners.

The insert

Our Expand the Experience insert includes an author bio, artisan highlight, non-profit feature, and links to our Expand the Experience page for each featured book.

Eat just like the characters in the book and learn something new!

Upcoming Boxes

January Box


Book Genre: Women’s Fiction/Historical Fiction


Choose Your Box Size

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The Nest


Featured book

One artisan candle

One bookish goodie


Donation to good cause



+ shipping

The Feathered Nest


Featured book

One artisan candle

Three bookish goodies


Donation to good cause

Expand the Experience Insert


+ shipping

Subscribe to our newsletter and save $5 off your first box!

Our News From the Nest newsletter is chockful of book reviews, giveaways, and news on upcoming Characters & Candles boxes. 


Plus, we send you $5 off your first box just for subscribing!

Past Boxes

November Box

Courage & Friendship

Book: The Inn at Tansy Falls by Cate Woods


December Box

Libraries & Leaves



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