A Fiery Blast from the Past

Our Gift Guide judges loved the warmth and memories that come from these artistic, well-made Bunsen burner candles by Interference Design.

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We’re rolling out our picks for this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, which focuses on STEM-inspired goodies.

Business: Interference Design
Product: Bunsen burner candles
Price: $13
Website: interferencedesign.co.uk

Anyone who took a high school science class remembers their interactions with a Bunsen burner. It’s that feeling of nostalgia that drove Michelle Luker of Interference Design to create candles that resemble the burners. “The Bunsen candle represents feelings of discovery and excitement felt in science class,” she says. As a child, Luker was fascinated by the construction of all things around her, which manifested itself in the study and pursuit of 3D design. She hopes the candles serve “as a reminder to others who felt that ‘spark’ when working in science for the first time.”

Editor’s Note: It’s tough to find a gift that would please both a science teacher and an interior designer, yet our judges feel these candles would be up to the challenge. They are even carefully packaged, to ensure that those who order them will receive them in one piece. And they look even better when lit.

Find more science-y must-haves in our complete guide!

Posted: December 15, 2014

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