The Shabby Creek Cottage - book pages on candles (Could also use any pre-printed tissue paper with this tutorial, even easier) - perhaps with newspaper? Important events or sports pages. Hometown newspaper so they won't forget.
Transferring an Image to a Candle - Easy Gift Series
DIY: Glitter Candle tutorial (using Mod Podge & glitter). What if we did this with baby food jars or something like that? It would hide the "fake" candles we have to use but be simply and pretty and add some pizazz & maybe some gold if you want.