Redecorating can mean something different for everyone. Maybe you decorate every inch of your home to prepare for celebrations. Maybe you prefer a more subdued look with a few tasteful lights in one central room. Do you spend hours baking and entertaining guests? Whatever your prep, getting into the spirit can be difficult for everyone. One of the best ways to feel the warm fuzzies of the is to activate the sense of smell and the easiest way to do that is with a beautiful and scented candle.
Candles are a great way to make the any season feel like it has arrived. From candles that smell like delicious baked goods to others that bring the fresh air of the outside into your home, candles can set the mood for a joyful time of year.
We also like to have some of our favorite candles on hand to give as gifts. Perfect for teachers, friends, family, co-workers and more, candles are the gift that always fits, are never out of style, and tell the person who is receiving them that they are appreciated.
Get your home and your gift supply ready with a set of beautifully scented candles.
1. Lulu Candles Sugared Pecans
Make your home smell like a delicious bakery with the Lulu Candles Sugared Pecans. The Lulu is a six-ounce hand-poured candle that is made in the US. Available in 31 scents, Lulu candles are vegan, paraben-free and cruelty-free. Each candle features an extended burn-time and has classic black typewriter font that makes it an excellent gift for men or women.
Pros: The Lulu is made with eco-friendly soy wax and a 100% cotton wick.
Cons: Lulu candles don’t have an overpowering smell, which is a pro for people who are sensitive to smell but could be a con for those who want to mask odors.
2. NEST Fragrances Classic Candle
For a high-end candle that adds a touch of class to any room, try the NEST Fragrances Classic Candle. The Nest candles are available in 25 scents, including ‘Holiday,’ which is a mix of pomegranate, Mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and amber. Each candle comes in a custom-designed glass with gold-colored etching and all Nest candles have an impressive 50 to 60 hour burn time. Nest candles are packaged in an attractive gift box that makes them ideal for giving as a gift.
Pros: The Nest is available in four sizes, including three-wick, votive, classic (shown here) and luxury (4 wicks).
Cons: The Nest is the most expensive candle on our list. It also includes paraffin.
3. Homesick Scented Candle
Give the gift of being home for the holidays with a Homesick Scented Candle. Each candle comes with the name and outline of one US state, with a combination of scents designed to match the flora and fauna of the area. The Homesick candles are 13.75 ounces and have a burning time of up to 80 hours. The candles are made with all-natural soy wax and come in a matching gift box that shows an outline of the corresponding state. Homesick also offers other comforting scents, like Grandma’s Kitchen, Summer Camp and Books.
Pros: The Homesick Scented Candles are poured and made in the USA and make a great gift to send to friends and loved ones overseas.
Cons: Homesick features non-traditional scent groupings that may not appeal to all customers
4. Yankee Candle Balsam & Cedar
For a candle that will create an aroma that can fill a room, try the Yankee Candle Balsam & Cedar. The large 22-ounce candle gives off a seasonal scent that combines cedarwood and juniper berry. Delivering a clear and consistent burn, Yankee Candle uses a natural fiber wick for each candle. Offering hundreds of scents, Yankee Candle gives customers several size options, including multiple-wick candles and small, medium and large jar candles.
Pros: The Yankee Candle has the longest burn time on our list, with an impressive 110 to 150 hours.
Cons: Yankee Candle uses paraffin wax to make their candles, which doesn’t burn as cleanly as natural soy.
5. One Fur All 100% Natural Soy Wax Candle
Having guests for the holidays and don’t want to be “the house that smells like pets?” Try the One Fur All 100% Natural Soy Wax Candle, which offers customers a natural way to cover and neutralize odor from litter boxes, hamster cages, dog beds and more. Made with a proprietary blend of essential oils and available in 20 high-quality fragrances, the One Fur All candle helps to eliminate odors and burns for up to 60 hours. When the candle is done, the glass jar can be reused for pet treats and more.
Pros: The One Fur All is safe for use in homes with pets and small children. It’s made with 100% natural soy wax, a 100% cotton wick, and it’s paraffin and dye-free, which means it burns cleanly and won’t aggravate respiratory systems.
Cons: Because the candle is designed to cover pet smells, some users may find its scent overpowering.
6. Anjou Scented Candles Gift Set
Can’t pick one scent? Get six with the Anjou Scented Candles Gift Set. The Anjou set comes with six candles all featuring distinct scents, including Christmas Wood, Red Rose, Lavender, Jasmin, Fresh Wind and Beautiful Day. The candles burn up to 20 hours and are made with 90% biodegradable soy wax that gives off a light flicker when lit and doesn’t produce harmful black soot. Set one candle in each room for a whole-home experience.
Pros: The Anjoy candles come in an attractive box that makes them ideal for giving as a gift and can be separated and gifted as single candles.
Cons: The individual candles have a much shorter burning time than the other larger candles on our list.
7. Vont LED Flameless Candles
Love the look of candles but don’t want the mess or safety hazard that comes with them? Get into the holiday spirit with Vont LED Flameless Candles, a great option for safely placing around the home, in candle holders, or using in areas where open flames are prohibited like offices or dorm rooms. The flameless candles measure 2” x 2” and fit in most candleholders while also offering a safe option at homes with pets and small children. The tea lights create a soft ambiance and come in a pack of 24 with batteries included.
Pros: Vont flameless candles have a battery life that is twice as long as their competitors.
Cons: The Vont are not real candles and therefore don’t give off any scent.