This is just a brief reminder to make sure you have Advent candles. Of course you can buy them on Amazon, but as long as you have plenty of time why don't you go ahead and check your local Catholic bookstore first? (They will be grateful for your business and you'll probably get a bunch of other faith-based gift ideas!)
If you're lucky enough to have a Hobby Lobby in your area, I happen to think their 5" Coach Candles are just about perfect. You can get purple and pink at any time of year, they are almost as elegant as tapers, but they always stand straight in the holders.