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Pineapple-inspired gift ideas

By Rachel Raczka Globe Correspondent 

Pineapple: The fruit you always imagine will taste better than it does. Still, for all its shortcomings, it remains a favorite symbol of welcome and hospitality. Here, we offer a couple of nonperishable interpretations of the grocery store staple that make excellent gift ideas for your holiday house guest or host.

Capri Blue candle, $38

Capri Blue introduced a Spiced Pineapple candle for theseason, a sweetly seductive blend of juicy fruits, clove, and vanilla. Its iridescent pineapple-shaped container can bereused for jewelry or, heck, even snacks once the candle has exhausted its burn time of 60 hours. Just put it in the freezer so the waxy residue shrinks and pops out clean.Capri Blue Spiced Pineapple candleat Anthropologie,203 Newbury St., Boston,and other locations, www.anthropologie.com

The Pineapple Co. tumblers, $32 each

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Stock the bar with W&PDesign’s The Pineapple Co. tiki tumblers. The retro two-piece 12-ounce cocktail glassesvessels come in gold, copper, and silver, and are darling enough to want one in every color. W&P Design’s The Pineapple Co. tumblers at Olives& Grace, 623 Tremont St.,Boston, 617-236-4536,www.olivesandgrace.com


Rachel Raczka can be reached at rachel.raczka@globe.com