8 Candles to Gift This Holiday Season


Some might say candles are a typical gift, but most people enjoy them and don’t want to spend $25+ on something like that for themselves. And it’s a chance to select a color, style, or scent that the person you’re gifting will like–something that feels like them. And a pretty candle jar will last long after the candle burns out. They make great vases, pencil cups, and makeup brush holders.

Five friends gave me candles for my birthday this year. And last Christmas, both Conor and his sister got me my favorite Diptyque candle. I couldn’t have loved my gifts more and still have a few ready to burn on the upcoming endless cozy nights because winter is basically here. Here are some of my favorite candles to give and receive during the holidays and throughout the year.

The mistletoe candle from Kindred Home Market is a new favorite this year. christmas-1I love this pumpkin spice candle so much that I burned it almost every night through fall and went through 4 this season. It’s great all winter long, too.

These Candlefish candles are pretty, smell lovely, and are priced at under $30.
Diptyque vanilla, baies, and mimosa are 3 more I love giving, although they’re on the pricier side. This limited edition gift set would make a great gift this holiday season.
Love everything from Jo Malone
We came across Mad Et Len in Italy, bought the Figue Noir, and lit it on our first night in our new home. It was a bit of a splurge but the container is just too good–it’s going on my nightstand once the candle burns out. And once I find a new nightstand.

tumblr_nf3mix0ils1qhvtlqo1_1280Another one that will last long after the candle burns out. 

The “let’s make the house smell like Christmas” candle

feature image via steph sterjovski

What are some of your favorite candles? 

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  • Erica

    December 9, 2016 at 9:15 pm
    My favorites are Standard Wax candles, especially the brandied plum in their holiday collection! I love that they are made locally in Phoenix. They are sold in stores throughout the US and online. I could go through one every couple of days!
  • Jessica

    December 8, 2016 at 1:18 pm
    I mean I love candles I have an entire tub just waiting to be used!! They always make the home smell so lovely :) Great picks!! xo, Jessica || <a href="" rel="nofollow">The Petite Diaries</a>
  • Yolonda J. Washington

    December 8, 2016 at 8:59 am
    I like Henry Bendel candles the most especially the tuberose. I pretty much like anything with tuberose. I also like the candles from Bath & Body Works, Teak Mahogany is my favorite scent.
  • Janine

    December 8, 2016 at 7:59 am
    Discovered Chandler Candle Co, based in Chicago, at the One of A Kind show this past weekend - and even my boyfriend that is super picky about scents found some he liked. We came home with a Hearthside and two of the Cardamom & Teak. Very warm scents. I'm just excited to finally have discovered some that he likes so I can burn candles again. I haven't really done that since I moved in over two years ago!
  • Laura (bright and beautiful)

    December 8, 2016 at 7:53 am
    Great round-up! My personal favorites are Nest 'Holiday' and Capri Blue 'Volcano' ... so good! Laura