NBC Feature: Jackpot Candles CEO, Chris Prawdzik, Talks About Inspiration Behind One-of-a-kind Candle Gifts
What are Jackpot Candles?
Jackpot Candles aren't your ordinary candle! Once you've melted your candle or fizzled away your bath bomb, you're left with a jewelry gift worth anywhere from $15 to a whopping $5,000! Not only that but these candles are vegan, cruelty free & handpoured right here in the USA with 100% natural soy wax. They're such a perfect idea for gifting!
Where did this adorable idea come from?
Chris says he was 100% inspired by his daughter, how cute! She loves surprises but also a relaxing soak in the tub so he figured why not put something fun into some candles and bath bombs?! The first bath bomb he developed had a necklace hiding inside which she absolutely adored and Jackpot Candles was born!
Why do people seem to love these so much?
"I think people really love the fun and excitement of the experience... that element of surprise," says Chris.
There can't be jewelry in every candle, is there?
At Jackpot Candles, they have an in-house Master Jeweler/Certified Gemologist who makes the necklaces and rings that go into each and every candle or bath bomb. Chris says the chance of finding a $5,000 piece of jewelry is "based on an odds system" similar to winning the lottery.
Will Jackpot Candles branch out into surprise engagement gifts?
Chris's response to that is, "we have had multiple requests on that... that is actually something we have in the works and hope to release in Q1 in 2022." So if you're thinking about popping the question guys, keep this amazing idea in mind!
What are some CEO-approved candle scents?
Chris says his "personal favorites are the Salted Caramel and the Fraser Fir" candles. He these are near and dear to his heart because they bring back great childhood memories. When selecting scents for the candles he says, "we work as a team to try to select scents that'll take you back to a special time & place."
Why are candles so important to our culture?
"I think they just really set a mood. So, whether you get done cleaning, want to set a romantic evening, or just have a cozy night in; you can set the stage... to take you to somewhere special," is Chris's answer to that one.
Don't forget! The holiday season is fast approaching and the candle, the surprise, and the jewelry elements are the trifecta of gift-giving!