I’m delighted to be working with two local companies today, both of which are small businesses just like me. As we head into the holiday season, I feel it is more important than ever to support local and small businesses whenever possible, so I’m thrilled to bring you a superbly scented opportunity to win a Holiday Candle Sampler 3 piece set from Amber Vale Home in partnership with a local digital company, Lev3l Digital. My love of candles keeps growing now that I’ve has an opportunity to try these delightful wood wick candles. Read on to learn all about them and the company that makes them and enter the Amber Vale Holiday Candle set giveaway too.

Holiday Candle Trio:

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Amber Vale Home.  I received information to facilitate today’s post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and love of candles are my own.

About Amber Vale Home:

Amber Vale Home is a brand-new home decor company focusing on hand-crafted items. They are based in Franklin, Tennessee! That’s very close to me, I may have to stop by real soon to smell all the candles and request to watch the hand pouring process. All of their candles are a soy-coconut blend with wooden wicks and come in a variety of unique scents.

The Holiday Sampler:

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The Holiday Sampler combines three 4oz candles: Tennessee Christmas (evergreen + deciduous), Gathering (orange + clove) and With Extra Whip (peppermint + hot chocolate).  Amber Vale Home’s website states their focus is on natural, wholesome products. Their candles are made with phthalate-free fragrances blended meticulously to nail down the scents of the season: evergreen, clove, hot chocolate and peppermint.

Candle Features:

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  • Natural soy/coconut blend
  • Wooden wick that “crackles” when burning
  • Phthalate-free
  • Realistic scents

My Review:

The Look and Label Test: First Impression of Amber Vale Home Candles: 

My daughter and I have a thing for candles. We can go into a shop and spend long minutes exploring the candles. We pick by look and label first, then scent. So, let me give you our first impression of the Amber Vale Home 3-piece sampler set.


Pleasing amber brown bottle with black lid lends these candles a cute, minimalist look. I can see myself re-using the bottles once the candles are done. 


The labels and crisp and easy to read. One was placed slightly off center which I actually loved because it made me think that loving hands actually placed the label on the bottle.

The Scent Sniff Test:

Have you ever picked up a candle and been totally disappointed in the scent profile? Maybe my daughter and I are just picky candle people, but this happens to us often. We love to label scents, so if the label says Gardenia for instance, we shouldn’t smell a scent akin to dish liquid when we smell your gardenia candle! There is no such problem with Amber Vale Home Candles! Every scent smells EXACTLY like its name. 

The Burn Test and other candle questions:

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1. Does a candle burn clean?
2. Does it go out and need to be re-lit?
3. Do you lose the wick in the wax pool?
4. Does the candle burn true to scent profile?
5. Is it overpowering?

6. Does the scent envelope the space? 

These are just a few questions that come to mind when I’m trying out a new candle brand or scent. For my testing of Amber Vale Home Candles, the answers are:

  1. Yes, burns very clean.
  2. My candle hasn’t needed to be re-lit yet and has been burning almost an hour now.
  3. No wick loss or coverage!
  4. Yes, candle burns true to scent profile.
  5. Candle isn’t overpowering.
  6. Yes, the candle has filled the room with a pleasant scent.

Are you curious to which candle did I select to light first my candle Q & A? It was Tennessee Christmas! Feel free to start singing Amy Grant’s Tender Tennessee Christmas song with me now.

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My favorite Holiday Candle: Tennessee Christmas:

Let me be clear, I did not pick this candle as my favorite because I live in Tennessee. I picked it because I adore evergreen scents and finding a candle that has the perfect combination of scent profiles to make it pleasing to burn is a tall order. Tennessee Christmas is a blend of evergreen + deciduous and a hint of something crisp, almost citrusy that evokes a walk on a crisp winter’s day. We love this candle and think you will too! 

A candle just for Thanksgiving: Amber Vale Gathering: 

This is the candle I’ll burn at Thanksgiving this year. Gathering is a blend of orange + clove with a hint of vanilla in the mix. I think I’ll place this candle atop my baker’s rack so that if permeates the room but doesn’t overpower the food. If this sounds like a perfect candle for your Thanksgiving as well, you may want to hurry over to the Amber Vale Home website and order a Holiday Sampler Set right away. It's only $20. While you're there, be sure to give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram

 About with Extra Whip Holiday Candle:

Lastly, I’m giving the sweetest candle in the trio With Extra Whip to my daughter who loves a sweet-scented candle and anything Christmas! She is part Elf after all. With Extra Whip has notes of peppermint + hot chocolate.  It’s a blend of scents that makes me think of Crème De Menthe candies.

The Takeaway: 

I’m blown away by the level of love that is evident in every Amber Vale Home Candle. It starts with their packaging, which came perfectly sealed and double boxed to ensure no breakage occurred. Included in my box was a nice thank you note and tips on how to light a wooden wick candle which is so thoughtful. Wood wicks are different than normal wicks, so this attention to detail didn’t go unnoticed and made me feel confident that no matter who I gifted these candles to, they would get the most out of their candle.

The scents are truly amazing whether you are sniffing the unlit candle prior or post burning or enjoying your homes scent while the candle burns. I’m enjoying Tennessee Christmas as I write this, and it is a mellow scent that doesn’t overpower. To me, that makes this a perfect candle to light and let burn for hours a t a time.

Win It:

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Thanks to today’s sponsor, Amber Vale Home, one lucky reader will win the The Holiday Sampler. It includes three 4oz candles:

  • Tennessee Christmas
  • Gathering
  • With Extra Whip

This is a shorter giveaway than I normally run so that we can get your candles to you in time to enjoy at Christmas or for gifting, so please don’t wait to enter and do share the giveaway with family and friends. Thank you.


No purchase is necessary to enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Must live in the United States and be 18+ or older to enter. Must use a valid email address to enter. Sorry, we can't ship to P.O. Boxes. One winner per household only.  My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment, the sponsor is. Winners will be notified by email used on the entry form and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is not associated with nor endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social channel. 

Seasons Greetings:

From our house to yours, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for you my readers and followers. It is my honor and privilege to bring you posts such as this one. I’m also thankful for my sponsors and blogger outreach companies that help make my job easier.

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