Best Of 2022

Best Candle Combo

District 78 specializes in housemade soy wax candles, scented with a blend of fragrance oils, that are phthalate free, paraben free and 100% vegan. Owner Erikka Gray crafts unique, luxurious scents for shoppers (and also companies in search of some fragrant branding), like Velvet, a smoky blend of vanilla and cedarwood, or The Baldwin, named after poet and writer James Baldwin and featuring notes of leather, saffron and sandalwood. Don’t know which candle to pick? District 78 offers three-candle sets, including a customer-favorite package with best sellers and a trio curated by Gray herself. To complement your candle, snag a new houseplant. The shop carries different sized pothos, snake plants, cacti, philodendron and more, plus cute gardening-themed T-shirts and bags. bydistrict78.com.