I have too many candles and too few presents when holidays and birthdays come up. Hence the need to make of those candles into gifts. So I took a bunch of basic Glade candles that I had and decided to update a basic candle into something with a little bit more panache.
My easiest solution (and cheapest, since I have an astronomical amount of nail polishes in my room) was to paint the outside of the container with a gold glitter nail polish. Not bad, seeing as I only needed three coats to make it look even. Made my $2 candles look about four times its sticker price!
And if you want to go the extra mile, you can place it into a nice small box with tissue paper so it looks even fancier. Surprise!