Inspirational? Check. Sassy? Check. Funny AF? You bet. The 125 Collection candles cover all the bases.

I’m so happy to discover these 100% natural, premium scented soy candles that were created by two entrepreneurial women in Harlem, NYC. (On 125th Street, get it?). There’s a fantastic quote on each one, providing you with more than 70 hours of aromatic motivation.

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The quote candles come in categories like Sweet and Spiritwith feel-good sayings like these:

Candles from the The 125 Collection: Choose from sweet sayings or more sassy

Inspirational, premium candles from The 125 collection |


Or, choose from Spicy quotes for when you’re feeling fierce or just ain’t playing:

The 125 Collection candles: Awesome sayings on premium quality candles from a cool small biz

Do epic shit: Inspirational sweet or spicy quotes on candles from 124 Collection |


There’s also a Holiday collection of candles with three great sayings to choose from. But this one is my personal fave:

the 125 collection holiday candles

Because they’re made with such premium ingredients like oils from a NYC perfumer, they are priced on the high side — though still a lot less than premium brands like Dyptique or even L’Occitane. And I always think it’s worth it to spend a bit to support a cool independent business like this one.

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So I’m totally buying these for holiday presents and hostess gifts this year…after I treat myself to a few that I love. Because in the words of one of the The 125 Collection Spirit candles, “Self love is bae.”

Check out the full collection of The 125 Collection candles on the website. They also offer custom quote orders, travel sizes, and a few quote candles made just for guys.