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Samantha Simon
Dec 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Sophia Bush doesn’t take gift-giving lightly, and this year, the Chicago P.D. star is going the extra mile for the lucky few on her Christmas list.

“For me, finding the right gift for someone is always so in-the-moment,” Bush recently told InStyle. “I love giving people things for their homes, like beautiful little bowls or trays for holding keys and jewelry.” But there’s one foolproof present that Bush purchases time and time again. “I really like buying gorgeous candles for people,” she said. “I’m always looking at the vessel that a candle comes in. I want it to be something really beautiful so that even when the candle burns down, you can take all the wax out and use it for storing makeup brushes or flowers. I like when a gift serves a double purpose.”

The star’s go-to spot for sourcing her gift of choice? “There's a great flower shop in Chicago called Asrai Garden, which has the best candles and really cool tchotchkes,” she said. “They carry one New-York based brand called Lafco, which makes my favorite hand-blown glass vessels that come in all different colors.”

oh heyyyy we have a few candles.

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When it comes to Bush’s favorite gift to receive, she prefers delicate designs that she can keep with her at all times. “I always love special little pieces of jewelry,” she said. “Many of my girlfriends and I will buy pairs of earrings and we’ll each take just one stud, so we have stacks of mismatched earrings in all of our piercings. You always know that one of your friends has the other, and I find that to be meaningful and really sweet.”

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