$25 and under gift No. 10: wine cork candles

When you finish off a bottle of wine at your next romantic dinner for two, your options for the empty vessel are pretty limited. You could leave it on the table and admire the vintage (keeps the mood going); you could pull out some flowers, stick them in the top and call the thing a vase (sweet, yes). But neither one really says “I luurve you” like turning your empty bottle into an instant candelabra right there at the table. And that’s just the idea with the set of 12 Wine Cork Candles ($22) from BK-based Uncommon Goods. Stick one in that $2 bottle and it’s as good as an 18th Century Bordeaux.