I've been watching the development of those flameless, battery operated candles. As a person who has been known to forget a burning candle in a place like a guest bathroom, having candles that look real but are not real have given me great peace of mind.
Some people enjoy a candle while they are traveling. Put at the bedside, a flickering candle can bring peace to a hotel room and help you drift off to sleep. But you may be super tired and forget to snuff out the candle, right? That is where the flameless look-alikes come into play. These look-alikes are battery operated.
At home you can use flameless candles to make it look like you are home when you are away or to greet you after a long day at work. Now you can get candles that have timers! You can set the candle to light up at the same time each night and then self-extinguish at a given time.
Candles are not just for winter holidays. They add warmth to a home year round. The best candles, in my opinion are the Luminara FlamelessCandles. They have a faux wick that flickers. I can't tell them from the real thing! They come in various sizes and colors.