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25 of the Best Candles for Christmas

December 20, 2016
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Christmas is the most popular time of the year for people to burn candles. They can be used at gatherings with family and friends or be given as gifts for Christmas. Whatever the case may be it’s always a nice feeling to have a candle burning during the cold months to cozy up with.

Today we will be sharing some of the best and most popular candles for Christmas time. Unsure of what candles to light up during this holiday season?

Allow us to recommend some of our personal favorites for this time of the year!

(The candles with a ‘*’ beside them are my current personal favorites for Christmas)

1. Woodfire by Illume Candles *

Via Illume

Via Illume

We actually included this in our favorite fall candles list from 2015, but we love it so much that I had to add it for winter of this year.

Price Range: $$$

2. Golden Chestnut by LAFCO

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” in a candle! This elegant candle from LAFCO will transform your home into a cozy holiday cottage in an instant.

Price Range: $$$

3. Frasier Fir by Thymes *

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

Want a candle that will almost instantly fill a room with the smell of a Christmas tree? This candle is a well-known favorite for achieving that very fragrance. And not with that cheap car freshener-type pine scent. No, this candle smells like the real deal.

Price Range: $$$

4. Sparkling Cinnamon by Yankee Candle

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

I don’t usually go with too many Yankee candle scents but this one is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. One of those warm and inviting cinnamon scents that is perfect during the holidays.

Price Range: $

5. Spruce Cuttings by Voluspa *

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

The scent of freshly cut Colorado Blue Spruce trees are expertly captured in this holiday favorite by Voluspa. This candle comes in a variety of sizes but we prefer the two wick tins as we find they have great scent throw.

Price Range: $$

6. Twisted Peppermint by Bath and Body Works

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

Bath and Body Works bring out a bunch of new scents every year but this is one of their tried and true holiday classics. If you find this scent in stores it will have a new design for 2016 or you can find previous candles online.

Price Range: $

7. Winter Frost by Archipelago Botanicals

A favorite from the Archipelago holiday line is ‘Winter Frost’. This candle is a nice blend of birch and wintergreen scents that will please both masculine and feminine scent lovers.

Price Range: $$$

8. Visions of Sugar Plums by Voluspa

Via Body Factory

Via Amazon

“The combination of tart white plums and dried cherries, dusted with powdered sugar, toasted hazelnut, and lemon zest.” A great choice for those that don’t want to go the woodsy route this Christmas. This one is a sugary scent that still manages to somehow be fresh at the same time.

Price Range: $$

9. Feu de Bois (Woodfire) by Diptyque *

feu de bois grand candle

The Grand, 5-wick, 53 oz Feu De Bois (Woodfire) Candle Via Spring

This candle perfectly captures the fragrance of a wood-burning fireplace on a winter night. Diptyque are experts at creating scents and this is one of their best sellers. The ultimate in wood fire scented candles, this 5-wicked, oversized candle comes in at 53 ounces! It will be more than enough to scent the house over the entire holidays.

Price Range: $$$$

10. Balsam & Cedar by Illume Candles

This scent is a cult favorite scent by Illume all year round but the best time of the year that you can burn it is around Christmas. Pictured above is the sanded mercury glass version which I think looks the best but there are plenty of sizes and containers to choose from on their website.

Price Range: $$$

11. Holiday by NEST Fragrances *

NEST holiday 3 wick candle

Via Amazon

NEST Fragrances was founded by Laura Slatkin. Yup, previously of Slatkin & Co. This is her new fragrance company and fans of her previous candles under Slatkin & Co. will be pleased to know that these new candles smell even more amazing than her last. While I love the nest candles in general, this list couldn’t be complete without one of NEST’s bestsellers: ‘Holiday’. We recommend going with the 3 wick version of the candle to get the best scent throw possible but be aware that it does come with a fairly high price tag.

Price Range: $$$

12. Birchwood Pine by NEST Fragrances

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

Lit or unlit this candle smells truly amazing. But it’s the way that it captures the natural birch scent that really makes this candle great.

Price Range: $$$

13. Happy Holidays Collection by Old Factory

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

Old factory do a great job with their collections, pairing multiple scents to create an overall complete Christmas scent for the home. The holiday collection contains their Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, and Gingerbread scents.

Price Range: $$

14. Christmas Wreath by Jewelry In Candles *

Christmas Wreath

Via Jewelry In Candles

We couldn’t leave off an option for those that love jewelry candles. We originally went with their Silent Night candle but we feel that Christmas Wreath will be a more unanimously enjoyed scent. Fresh cut boughs of pine mixed with cinnamon, clove and wild lavender create this wondrous winter scent.

Price Range: $$

Jewelry In Candles is no longer around, but you can find some excellent jewelry candles for the holidays when JewelScent releases their winter line ups.

15. Fresh Balsam by Bath and Body Works

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

Another candle that comes back every year from Bath and Body Works is their Fresh Balsam. You can buy conveniently at home from Amazon, but we recommend catching the in store sales that they have every month or so!

Price Range: $$

16. Juniper Pine by Chesapeake Bay Candles

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

This candle has a more subtle scent than some of the others on the list but is still a lovely candle for the price. A beautiful looking two wick candle rounded out with notes of bergamot, juniper and pine.

Price Range: $

 

18. Christmas Sage by Votivo

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

Juniper berries, hemlock cones, and spruce boughs mingle in this lingering scent from the Votivo Holiday collection.

Price Range: $$$

19. Hearth by Trapp Fragrances

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

We love the throw on Trapp candles. Hearth may be a little more for Autumn but works just as well on Christmas day.

Price Range: $$$

20. Sparkling Snowflake by JewelScent

Another option for ring candles this holidays. This is a new scent from JewelScent that melds blue juniper, cedarwood and pine then finishes it off with mahogany and cypress. The random ring that’s inside each one of these candles is valued between $20 – $7500 making this a double whammy of a gift for someone this holiday season.

Price Range: $$

21. Joie de Noel by Votivo *

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

Votivo are experts at making rich, complex scents. Joie de Noel perfectly captures all the scents that are familiar with Christmas time in a small luxurious package. While their red currant candle is their best seller, we would like to suggest this one as an alternative for the holidays. You won’t be disappointed.

Price Range: $$$

22. Winter Currant by Aquiesse

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

A Christmas scent that is a not too overpowering. This candle works great to add a nice subtle backdrop.

Price Range: $$$

23. Crimson Berries by Woodwick

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

The crackling wick on this candle adds an additional touch to this berry scent from Woodwick.

Price Range: $$

24. Charles Dickens from the Library Collection by Paddywax

Via Amazon

Via Amazon

Charles Dickens is a blend of tangerine, juniper, and clove that is just perfect for the Christmas season. The 3.2-ounce travel tins that you can pick up off Amazon are strong enough to still throw a lot of fragrance while making the perfect stocking stuffers.

Price Range: $$

25. Vetiver by Malin + Goetz

Via Malin + Goetz

Via Spring

Crisp and clean ‘Vetiver’ by Malin + Goetz is candle that you can’t go wrong with for the holidays. It has notes of cedar, clove, and vetiver and it has a smell that is to die for. Bring the woods inside this winter with this excellent candle.

Price Range: $$$$


25 Best Candles for Christmas

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