According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the total retail spend in December 2015 was $24.8 billion. Just try to conceptualise that for a moment. $24.8 billion! 1/10,000th of that would completely change things for Queen B… and by virtue thereof, bees and Australian beekeepers.
The sad reality is that many gifts will simply be landfill in a few months or regifted. It was estimated last Christmas (by Galaxy Research on behalf of gumtree.com.au) that 20.6 million gifts (costing an average of $65) were unwanted.
And that’s where Queen B comes in!
Given there isn’t a single person in Australia (or the world for that matter) that wouldn’t appreciate a pure beeswax candle, we’re hoping for a slice of the retail spend. Regardless of whether a person only burns candles in emergencies, burns candles on special occasions or burns candles regularly as part of their lives, a pure beeswax candle is always going to perform the task better than any other type of candle.
So, we’ve been busy coming up with ideas…
First up, we’ve put together some great gifts that come in under $20. Perfect for Kris Kringle. Lovely host/hostess gifts. Gorgeous stocking stuffers. In addition to the candles which we make ourselves, we only stock things that we use and love ourselves. As our mission is to light up lives one hand made beeswax candle at a time, we keep the margins low to make things affordable.
Here’s a little selection of some of the small gifts we’ve got lined up this year (all 3 featured below are $13.50 each with 5% off if you order >6 and 10% off if you order >10…
If none of those take your fancy, we’ve got a myriad of Tealight Candle Holders and we’ve also got other great Christmas Gift ideas costing <$25. Best of all, when you give a Queen B candle, you’re also supporting Australian beekeepers and the regional communities they live in and helping sustain our small little operation here at Queen B.