Gabby Funderburk is a current resident of Burlington, NC. Her initial exposure to candle-making was while attending her bridal shower at the Hummingbird Candle Company in July 2020. In early 2021, due to pandemic isolation and boredom, she decided to revisit this craft for self-care and therapeutic purposes. Little did she know this was the beginning of her passion for candle making.
In November 2021, a small business owner invested in her newfound hobby, giving Gabby 25lbs of beeswax, fragrance oils, and other tools needed to start her candles. Shortly after, Gabby attended her first vending event. Incredibly, Gabby’s candles sold out hours before the event was over. Since that experience, Gabby presented a love for candles and knew she had found her passion.
Here at Gab’s Crates, we believe that candles help bring a sense of “home” to an individual’s environment no matter the location. There is nothing like walking into your home after a long day and being greeted by ones our fantastic scents. Our beeswax candles are great for the environment and protrude negative ions that will help a person enhance their mood. Beewax candles have a longer burn time that other candle bases, and the wooden wicks of a Gab’s Crates candles sustain a longer than average burn time! Gab’s Crate fragrance oil blends are carefully hand crafted to ensure that your home is fragrant and inviting. The organic beeswax base also helps the candle have a firm but lighter smell. Every Gab’s Crates candle is infused with a special ingredient, love!
Gabby holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is currently a graduate student at East Carolina University for her Master’s in Public Health. In her spare time, Gabby loves to spend time with her husband, Micah, and pet rabbit, Roger, attend church services, and spend time with immediate family and relatives.