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Holiday Gift Guide ~ Goose Creek Candle Co. Review & Giveaway

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There is nothing more inviting than walking into a home that has the aroma of the season. Whether it is a piping hot apple pie that has just come out of the oven, or a fresh cut pine tree beautifully decorated in the sitting room. This is by far, my most favorite time of the year. I enjoy all the scents of the holidays including hot, spiced cider, pumpkin pie, cranberries and spices, nutmeg, ginger and berries. There is just no end to the luscious smells that can permeate your senses during this most wonderful time of the year.
When it comes to scenting my home, I love to use candles. Because there are so many candle companies out there, I have millions of choices for which scent I buy and when. I just love how this time of year gives me so many great-smelling options...some of the candles I burn smell sooo good...good enough to eat!! Recently, I discovered Goose Creek Candle Co. and was very excited to see that they offer a wide variety of holiday and every-day candles! Here is the history of this company, which is family owned and operated...

Melvin Meece died too young to fulfill the dream of owning his own business. But with his passing, that seed came alive in his son, Chuck. Today he is living the life his father only dreamed of and passing that spirit on to his own children. From his bustling facility situated atop one of Kentucky’s many flat-topped ridges, Meece and his staff manufacture, market and sell thousands of Goose Creek candles weekly-shipping to customers around the nation and the world. Chuck tested his hand at working for himself early in life. He began a vending business right after graduating high school and spent years looking for a niche to further develop it. He found it during the late ‘90’s, as the “candle craze” was kicking off.

In an effort to add to the vending business, Chuck began producing candles from his home. But he didn’t do it alone. Chuck met his wife Tamara, in high school. Tamara knew Chuck’s desire to work for himself, so she supported his dreams of being a small business owner. While they worked side by side to pursue their hopes and dreams-a home of their own and children, Tamara dreamed of a career in teaching and went to college to earn a degree in elementary education. But as Chuck’s desire increased, Tamara realized this was a thirst that couldn’t be quenched, and the two set out together to make Chuck’s dream a reality.

The next generation of Meece entrepreneurs, sons Micah and Jordan already out of the gate; have both made successful strides within the industry. Goose Creek Candle began operations in 1997 as a sole proprietorship. At that time, they focused solely on hand poured scented candles. The company slowly developed a national marketing representative network, which now covers all the states within the continental U.S., and dozens of other countries across Europe. Today, hundreds of Goose Creek sales reps travel around the country marketing and selling Goose Creek candles. Goose Creek products can be found in thousands of retailers across the U.S. and dozens of countries across Europe.

I am not sure why, but I had never heard of Goose Creek Candle Co. until just a few weeks ago! Maybe it is because I am so out of the loop due to not getting out enough? Not sure why, but I am so glad that I found this candle company!!
So, for this review I was sent a gorgeous jar candle from the American Heirloom collection. The scent I chose to receive was the Whipped Pumpkin Latte. It sounded SO amazing...I just had to see what it was like! I love how rustic this jar candle looks...it has an engraved, tin lid that seals the smell in until you open it and the jar itself looks antiquated. It also looks like it would make a great centerpiece or coffee table candle.
I have to tell you that as soon as I opened the box, I knew this was a great candle. Typically, the strongest scented candles will smell great even before they are burned. This candle smells AMAZING. There are two wicks, which adds a wonderful touch when the candle is lit.
This candle smells just like autumn and all my favorite scents. Maple, vanilla, pumpkin and cinnamon are infused into this candle, making it a delicious smelling and beautiful candle! I have been burning this candle for about an hour now and my house smells wonderful. Because we are showing our house often (we are trying to sell our house), I will light a candle about an hour or two before the showing to help the house smell warm and inviting. This would be a great choice to use on showing days! Another thing that I love about Goose Creek Candles is that they don't look or smell cheap. This is important to me as a gift giver...I want my gifts to look like they are unique and special.
All of the American Heirloom candles (including this lovely Whipped Pumpkin Latte) retail for $20. There are also 29 scents from which to choose including Vanilla Cashmere, Spun Sugar, Iced Dew Drops and Cranberry Vanilla...YUM! By the way, be sure to check out Goose Creek Candle Co. on Facebook and also on Twitter. I am sure they would be glad to meet you!

So, in my opinion...Goose Creek Candle Co. is a very nice company. Their candles smell really great and even after burning my candle for a short period of time, it has fragranced my home entirely! It isn't too strong or overpowering...but just right. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking to invest in some great-smelling candles. Candles always make fantastic gifts and would please just about anyone on your list!
Goose Creek Candle Co. has offered to give away an American Heirloom Jar Candle to one of you! You can have your choice of scent too! Here are your entry options...
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a free Goose Creek Candle for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the Goose Creek Candle Co. website and email. Prize is being provided and shipped by the sponsor. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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76 comments

  1. Cranberry Vanilla - I can almost smell it now!! :)

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  2. A Christmas Story Medium Jar Candle
    $20.00

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  3. I would choose the Cinnamon Spice Medium Jar Candle

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  4. apples and spice debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  5. Orange Blossom

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  6. Balsam Fir Medium Jar Candle

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  7. The Warm wishes Candle sounds intriguing.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  8. Kayla- Kayost90@yahoo.comNovember 9, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    I would love the apple spice scented candle

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  9. I would love to try the Balsam Fir.

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  10. I think the Peppermint would smell heavenly!

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  11. THe Iced Dew Drops sounds intriguing.

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  12. abfantom@yahoo.com

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  13. A Christmas Story sounds like a good one! chefl@swbell.net

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  14. To Ann Fantom...

    Thank you for entering! However, in order for you to win this giveaway if your name is drawn, you need to complete the mandatory entry. You have not done so at this point so please be sure you visit Goose Creek Candle Co. and leave me a comment stating what your favorite scent is. :) Thanks again for entering!

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  15. White Linen Scented
    Cathy Truman
    kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

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  16. vanilla
    edq143 at yahoo dot com

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  17. apple spice
    prettishi at yahoo dot com

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  18. Would love to try the: Cranberry Vanilla, sounds great!

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  19. i'd like the Vanilla Cashmere Scent
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  20. I would choose the apples & spice scent.
    ckhumphrey 14 at yahoo dot com

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  21. I would pick the Whipped Pumpkin Latte Scented Jar Candle

    Paula Michele Hafner

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  22. I'd go for the Apples and Spice. Yum!

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  23. I would love to try the Iced Dew Drops Scented Jar Candle.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  24. Whipped Pumpkin Latte Jar Candle!!

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  25. Sparkling Citrus Scented Jar Candle. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. I like the Mulled Cider American Heirloom candle.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  27. Warm Wishes :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  28. I would love to get the Vanilla Cashmere Scented Jar Candle

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  29. The Gingerbread Crisp candle.

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  30. The Pumpkin Pie Scented Jar Candle

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  31. I would like to try the Tropical Breeze Scented Spray,

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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  32. I would definitely choose the Whipped Pumpkin Latte. Thanks so much for the chance and for all of your hard work!

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  33. I would also like to try the River Moss Air Freshener Auto Card from Goose Creek Candle Co.

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  34. Apple Spice Scented Candle

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  35. balsam fir!!! myamurphy@mail.com

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  36. peppermint!!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Black Ceramic Candle Warmer & Dish

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  38. i love the Burgundy Ceramic Candle Warmer & Dish

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  39. I would love to try the Spice Cake Christmas Candle.

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  40. I'd like to try the French Vanilla Scented Spray

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

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  41. Cinnamon Spice Medium Jar Candle
    wallindeb at yahoo dot com

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  42. I also love the White Ceramic Candle Warmer & Dish

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  43. I'd like to try the spice cake scented jar candle :)

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  44. I like the Black Ceramic Candle Warmer & Dish

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  45. The Vanilla Cashmere Scented Jar Candle sounds like a scent I would just love

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  46. http://www.goosecreekcandle.com/large-a-christmas-story-scented-jar-candle


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  47. I also like Brown Ceramic Candle Warmer & Dish

    email/ daveshir2005@yahoo.com
    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

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  48. I'd like to try the Warm Wishes Candle.
    Lafittelady at gmail.com

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  49. I would like to have this jar candle, Autumn Scented Jar Candle

    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  50. I would like to try the French Roast Solid Pillar Candle. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  51. Burgundy Ceramic Candle Warmer & Dish would be great to have

    sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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  52. i would like to try the orange clove candle

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  53. Red Cinnamon Scented Pillar Candle
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  54. want to try Berries and Sage Scented Pillar Candle


    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  55. Hazelnut Jar Scented Jar Candle.

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  56. Thanks for the giveaway...we like the Autumn Scented Pillar Candle

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Bryan E.

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  57. I am interested in the Vanilla Cashmere Scented Jar Candle. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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