Your Very Own Personal Shopper

Just kidding! You don’t get a personal shopper. Just a hoard of forumers good at googling or with a deep desire to share their favorite things.

I am creating this thread out of self-interest. I desire things, many things, but I am not a very savvy shopper or patient searcher. Please lend me (and perhaps others?) your expertise, OMDers.

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I want to get some nice scented candles. Does anyone have favorite brands? I don’t like the over the top yankee candle stuff. I like more subtle and complex scents. Bonus points for small businesses I can support - I know a friend of mine is buying these cool witch candles but I feel weird in case I am being disrespectful of a religion.

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I like Root Candles better than Yankee Candles, and I like Yankee Candles a lot. Root Candles are made in Ohio. They also make church candles, which my church buys, but those have no scent.

Really, I buy most of my candles at Aldi and they’re a little hit or miss. I don’t like flowery scents, so I’m picky.

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Oooh these look really nice! Thank you :slight_smile:

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Recently discovered a great local-to-me candle maker with nice, subtle smells: https://sigilcandles.com/

Frozen pine is really nice if you like a woodsy, Christmas-tree smell

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Htbf really likes Wildwood candles, which was started by his old dental hygienist. Profits help support conservancy efforts.

I’m not a huge scented candle person, but I really liked the spice gingerbread sold by Kalamazoo.

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Can I just say I love this thread idea? I Definitely will loop back at some point for clothes and/or home items, I’m sure!

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My cheese grater’s handle keeps falling off. Any ideas for a new one? Preferably one with multiple sizes and a zester.

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Witchcraft is not a religion*. Buy the witch candles. Support your local witch. (Or support me, though I am no longer local to you. But I don’t sell candles. You can just support me emotionally.)

*Some people, mostly Wiccans, disagree. As a witch who is also a pagan but not a Wiccan, this is my decided opinion.

(Uh, sorry, I have no input for your actual question.)

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I like this one but I don’t think the small screen is as small as a zester. I’ve used it for zesting a ton of lemons at once though. It converted my then teenager to buying cheese in blocks instead of pre-shredded and I still use it regularly.

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Seconding all of this, except as a druid who also does some witchy shit.

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Is there anything OXO does that isn’t the best? That’s mainly rhetorical, but just like… they’re so good. At everything. They even make the best BABY WIPE dispensers, and pocket bibs. I may be developing a crush on OXO…

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I’m pretty sure my sister has this exact one as well.

I have a regular old fashioned stainless steel box grater (I only use the biggest grater hole side) and a Microplane 40020 zester for citrus zest, hard cheese, nutmeg.

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When I read the original post I was going to suggest this!! There are a couple different versions of it with different screens. I wish you could buy the screens you want to add to it. But it’s marvelous.

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I really respect that they were “we could probably make a lot of money if we didn’t make the cheapest thing, but instead made a thing that is easy for most people to use. We believe they’ll be willing to pay extra for the high quality” And they were right.

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As somebody with some hypersensitivity issues, Paddywax is the only candle brand I’ve been able to put up with. I especially like the ‘sea salt’ scented ones.

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Yes. Be available in Australia at easy-to-find and non-Amazon physical and online outlets.

Otherwise, I need more OXO stuff. They make it hard for me to give them my money sometimes.

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Oh nooooo. That is a bummer.

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I need a bike rack for a small car (2014 Prius C). There are discussion boards for Prius owners about this, but you are all good at the internet so I thought I should check here too.

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Does anybody have a favorite low-profile running shoe?

These are the brand of running shoes that I’ve worn for 7-8 years; I keep buying the exact same model over and over again as old ones wear out, but now they’re discontinued and I can’t even buy used ones in my size. I found (after reading about barefoot running) that a 0 drop low profile shoe is what I needed for my running gait to avoid shin splints, but that I like to have some cushioning since I run only on pavement and the complete minimalist shoes don’t feel good.

https://www.amazon.com/Mizuno-Womens-Wave-Evo-Trail-Running/dp/B00CSI57RS

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