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One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to snuggle up with a cup of hot chocolate, light some candles, and relax with a good book — or alternatively, watch a Hallmark holiday movie marathon. During this time of year, holiday candles are everywhere and can lift your mood and fill your home with holiday spirit. Plus, if you live in a state where the weather isn’t cold, or you’re just looking to spruce up your home without adding a whole bunch of decorations, a holiday candle is one of the easiest ways to instantly boost joy. factor. The best holiday candles emit warm, rich scents that smell of baked goods or feature spicy, herbal notes reminiscent of pine trees or gingerbread. candles too make a great gift for the host of your next holiday get-together, white elephant party or any other event you are hosting this season. Read on to discover our selection of deliciously scented and beautiful holiday candles that will get you in the mood for the season. Don’t forget you can always stock up if you want it to feel like Christmas in July too. We are not here to judge.
1. A holiday candle that smells of Frasier fir
What smell evokes the holiday spirit more than pine trees? This affordable candle lasts up to 15 hours and has a refreshing and relaxing scent that you can also use all year round. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to an outdoor pine forest in Utah or Colorado. Users also love how soothing this smell is for them, thanks to the aromatic notes of sandalwood.
2. A hot, warming cider option
Fragrance notes like apple, cranberry, orange and amber are reminiscent of ciders and wines that warm up in fall and winter. This mulled cider scent is therefore perfect to light up once the weather turns cold. This beautiful candle smells like a holiday drink and comes in an elegant amber glass. Users say that although the candle is small, the spray is strong enough to fill their entire house.
3. A more musky pine scent
Nothing smells like Christmas more than a candle called “Christmas Tree”. This aptly named scent has notes of juniper, balsam fir, cedar, and musk — making it a little more musky thanks to those latter notes, as well as a sweeter hue because of the juniper berry. What makes Village Candle a household name is the burn time: in fact, this candle provides up to 170 hours. This scent is sure to enrich the room it is placed in and become a fan favorite among your family or friends.
4. A Luxurious Gingerbread Holiday Candle
If a sweeter, spicier candle is more your gear, this gingerbread-shaped candle from Harlem Candle Co. is a nice addition to your holiday mantle. We love this one because it’s not overly sweet – it balances out notes of tangerine and ginger for a spicy, complex scent that will always remind you of gingerbread cookies. It’s made with vegetable soy wax and has an 80 hour burn time, so it’s well worth the price.
5. A candle that smells of hot leather and brandy
This vegan candle from Otherland has a burn time of 50 hours and is a favorite of our Executive Commerce editor. She writes, “Otherland’s candles are my favorite gifts to give – they come in a beautiful box and with a personalized set of matches, and the scents are unique and beautiful.” This one from their holiday collection is no exception: with notes of plum brandy, worn leather and dried fruit, it’s the perfect scent for winding down on a chilly, chilly evening. snowy.
6. The unique candle with notes of butter and apples
If you love sweet candles, this one from fan-favorite brand Homesick is for you: this candle is reminiscent of jelly donuts and baked apples, with hints of butter, pomegranate, pound cake, vanilla and sugar. It would make a great gift, and there are plenty of great candles to choose from in this range, including a pecan. Nutcracker Candle or a crisp, frosted mint candle called Snowy day.
7. A candle-shaped fireplace
This double wick candle smells of the fireplace with notes of ash, frankincense, cedar and sandalwood. We love that it comes in a unique turquoise glass jar you’ll want to burn long after the holidays and has a smoky, rich scent. The 70 hour burn time and the fact that it is scented with essential oils are also advantages.
8. The holiday candle for those who don’t like parties
The holidays can be a tough time for some, and if you find yourself in a situation where you need a little boost or a little positivity, then these state of being affirmation candles are essential. Each candle has a different affirmation message based on the theme. This candle, called “Enough”, has a positive message on the front and a refreshing and soothing scent, with notes of bergamot, lily of the valley and Japanese cypress. They also sell other candles like ‘Like‘, which smells of berries, and a geranium and lime option called ‘Abundant.’
This coin was updated on November 11 with some additions by the WOS Commerce team.