Antique Candle Snuffer

16 Great Candle Snuffers To Keep Your Candles Healthy!

What is a candle snuffer?

A candle snuffer is a bell-shaped cone, made out of metal, and fashioned onto a long handle in order to extinguish a candle’s flame more easily. While they are not essential for your candles, they do help out quite a bit in certain situations.

They are ideal when you have candles that are in hard to reach places such as ledges lining a fireplace, or wall sconces. Aside from this, they also eliminate the chance of wax and soot getting on walls or other unwanted surfaces when blowing them out instead.

Traditionally, candle snuffers are made out of brass, but other metals such as copper or pewter could be used. Today, brass is still a favorite, but other metals such as iron, coated with gold or silver plate, are often used.

When were candle snuffers first used? (a brief history lesson!)

Candle snuffers were first invented in 1776, at which time they were called candle extinguishers or douters.

An innovative inventor name Christopher Pinchbeck the Younger (you cannot make that up!) created what has become now known as the candle snuffer. He was an Englishman who was a favorite of mad King George the third.

Why use a candle snuffer?

Candle Snuffers are used today because they still keep the wax from going here, there, and everywhere when blowing out a candle. Nobody wants soot on their walls and this can help with just that.

They are most effective when used on candlesticks but can make reaching into deep jars and hurricanes simple as well. It’s also kind of a classy piece of decor that people like to have alongside their candles.

There are so many creative and decorative candle snuffers nowadays that they can be just as integral part of your home’s decor as the candle itself.

Some candle snuffers can also double as candle wick trimmers with two flat blades that have blunt ends, which have, in addition, a small bowl or box to trap the flame and the used wick, made also in the same various metals.

Where can I buy a candle snuffer?

Candle snuffers can be bought online from a wide variety of places including Amazon, Etsy, Target, Wayfair, Nordstrom and many more. You can also find them in department stores and many candle stores.

Should I buy a cheap candle snuffer?

Candle snuffers can range from around $4 all the way up to the hundreds of dollars and really it just comes down to preference.

The expensive ones tend to be more decor statements and while they look nice, won’t serve any more purpose than a cheaper one. You can find cheap candle snuffers that will do the job fine, just be sure to read reviews from others before making purchases as some are cheaply made and can break easily.

Below I’ve gathered a list of a variety of different candle snuffers from around the web. As you can see there are many different looks and some can be quite elegant!

Candle Junkies Picks For The 16 Best Candle Snuffers

Luxury Candle Snuffers

1. Gold Orchid Candle Snuffer by Michael Aram

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Michael Aram has designed this precious mixed metal candle snuffer. It’s marked as the Gold Orchid Candle Snuffer, but those are definitely dogwood flowers, don’t you agree?

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2. Baobob Collection Candle Snuffer by Baobob

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Baobob – famous for their giant luxury candles – makes this popular cube shaped candle snuffer. It’s sleek, polished metal design gives it an elegant, modern look. You can find this one online at Neiman Marcus.

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3. Porcelain Face Candle Snuffer by Ginori 1735

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Here is a truly unique and luxurious candle snuffer from Ginori 1735. This braided candle snuffer features a porcelain face and contrasting trim for a great look. Drop this down onto your candle and put out the flame in style.

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4. Pewter Pumpkin Candle Snuffer by Vagabond House

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This luxurious pewter candle snuffer is beautiful no matter what the time of year but is perfect for fall with its pumpkin on a vine design.

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5. Pirouette Candle Snuffer by Normann Copenhagen

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For those looking for a brass candle snuffer, this simple, yet elegant design might be just for you. It’s design is a nod to the carousels inside the Tivoli Gardens.

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6. Lumis Collection Tea Light Snuffer by Georg Jensen

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This tea light snuffer from Georg Jensen may not be the best option for jar candles but depending on your needs, could be just what you’re looking for.

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7. Butterfly Ginko Candle Snuffer by Michael Aram

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This candle snuffer by Michael Aram has been a long time favorite on this blog and has once again found a place on this list.

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8. Dogwood Candle Snuffer by Michael Aram

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Here’s another Michael Aram design for a candle snuffer, this one is rightfully called the Dogwood Candle Snuffer and retails for $80 from Nieman Marcus. The white dogwood is enameled. I like the singular design with one floweret and one leaf.

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Cheap Candle Snuffers

1. Rose Gold Candle Wick Trimmer & Snuffer Set by Calary

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This first candle snuffer actually comes as part of a set along with a wick trimmer and wick dipper so you can keep your candles burning their best every time. Who doesn’t love this chic rose gold set? It also comes in a champagne gold variety as well.

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2. Fleur de Lis Pewter Finish Candle Snuffer by Wickman

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From Wickman, this snuffer has a beautiful style to it. It has a Fleur de Lis Motif to it and is made with a pewter finish. You can find it online at Amazon.

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3. Gold Bell Candle Snuffer by AIEVE

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Over 800 positive reviews on Amazon, so you can be sure you’re getting a good snuffer at a good price with this gold piece from Aieve. 

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4. Black Stainless Steel Candle Snuffer by Madala

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An Amazon choice pick for those on a budget. This candle has style, sturdiness, and best of all is super cheaper with good reviews!

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5. 3 in 1 Candle Accessory Kit by RONX

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Another option like the one above in black stainless steel but with a wick trimmer and dipper as well. This candle accessory set comes at a great price and has 5 star reviews on Amazon.

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6. Stainless Steel Silver Bell Candle Snuffer by A July Bee

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Very similar to the black stainless steel snuffer by Madala above, this silver option by A July Bee is nearly the same price as well.

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7. Long Handle Black Wrought Iron Candle Snuffer by RTZEN

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Here is an option for those who are looking for a wrought iron candle snuffer. While it is slightly more expensive then the previous stainless steel options, it is still a budget conscious choice from Amazon.

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8. Bell Shaped Golden Candle Snuffer by BEDOGO

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This golden candle snuffer has plenty of great reviews from amazon and is available at a killer price to boot. It features a flat stainless steel handle and looks great!

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I couldn’t finish this article without sharing a cool lighter for your candles as well.. These arc lighters are rechargeable, don’t produce harmful fumes and last forever! We did a post on them here.

You can also find this popular one pictured above on Amazon over here!

So whether you go modern or antique, vintage or contemporary, you’ll find the candle snuffer an indispensable tool and one you’ll hold onto forever. Choose one that represents your personality and never look back. Don’t blow it! 😛

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