DIY: scented soy candles - these containers just made me think of the DIY Sharpie dollar tree mugs, mixed with homemade candles! That would be an adorable grandparent Christmas present, right? What scent for which person?
Light up a table with this sand-and-shell centerpiece. Use candle adhesive to secure slender tapers to the bottom of a clear glass vase. Pour in a few inches of sand, then arrange shells on top. The vase will protect the flames from breezes.
The Shabby Creek Cottage - book pages on candles (Could also use any pre-printed tissue paper with this tutorial, even easier) - perhaps with newspaper? Important events or sports pages. Hometown newspaper so they won't forget.