13 Candles That Will Undoubtedly Get You Into The Holiday Spirit

13 Candles That Will Undoubtedly Get You Into The Holiday Spirit
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Alright, it’s peak holiday candle szn. Are you ready? Because I’m not. I’m still processing all of the events that too place this summer, so I have a hard time believing that it’s somehow November and 2021 is almost over. The early Black Friday sales hint that, somehow, I’m already behind when it comes to decorating—and I consider candles the most important decoration of all, especially during the fall! Whether you’re spending the holidays with your family or celebrating out of town like I am, we could all do with a little more cheer, and luckily, so many stores have stocked up on all of their holiday decor and candles.

Now, if you think it’s a little presumptuous to already start filling my home with holiday scents, I have this to say to you: Where’s your holly-jolly spirit? We’re still spending the majority of time at home working, anyways, so why not fill it with a little more jubilance?

If you want your home to smell like buttery cookies or crisp pine trees, you better get shopping. Remember—you need to account for shipping time, just like with holiday gifts. The good news is that, in terms of candles, there are honestly more choices out there than ever before. So many brands have gone all in on candles this year, most likely because they know we’re relying on the little things to bring us joy. From your trendy millennial candle company to your classic tried-and-true staples (ILY, Yankee Candle!) you’ll be able to find the aesthetic and scent that you’re looking for, no matter what it might be.

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I did the heavy lifting for you and scoured the internet to find the most interesting holiday candles out there. Whether you like sweet, fresh or spicy candles, there are plenty of options for you, and the best are listed below. I found candles that won’t break the bank and luxe candles for shoppers who want to treat themselves, so the variety is definitely worth a scroll through.

holiday candle

Courtesy of Everology.

Woodsy and Familiar

A little bit of citrus, fig leaf, and papyrus come together to create warmth and holiday spirit. For close to 50 hours of burn time and a 20% discount, I’d say this is at the top of my list for holiday candles to purchase.

byredo candle

Courtesy of Byredo.

Put Your Records On

Bitter orange and star anise make you feel like you’re sipping on a negroni at a holiday party. This is a warm, inviting, and stunning combination of beeswax, ginger and clove.

boy smells candle

Courtesy of Boy Smells.

The Turning of a New Season

In my opinion, this candle smells exactly like the holidays—but with a more luxe twist. Citrus, cardamom and incense feel cozy and nostalgic.

fireplace candle

Courtesy of Maison Margiela.

Chestnuts Roasting By the Open Fire

Curl up and light this baby up! It really smells like chestnuts roasting over an open fire and I’m here for it.

homesick holiday candle

Courtesy of Homesick.

Homesick ‘Let’s Toast’ Candle

Pretend you’re taking a stroll past holiday markets with this candle. It smells like mandarin, grapefruit, and apples. With a burn time of 60-80 hours, this cute candle will keep your holiday spirits high for weeks.

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Courtesy of The Nest.

Merry & Bright

This NEST holiday candle
is one of their classic scents for a reason. With notes of pomegranate, Mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon—what’s not to love? Candle lovers with keen noses will be able to catch whiffs of amber vanilla, too.

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Courtesy of Otherland.

Fireplace In A Jar

If you want a scent to accompany your Yule-log-streaming, check out Otherland’s Kindling. It smells like a mix of smoky embers, Alaskan cedar and incense.

diptyque candle

Courtesy of Diptyque.

Luxury Christmas

Tis the season for splurging, and no one does candles better than Diptyque. If you’ve been wanting to try one of these luxe candles, the winter is the perfect time to do it. Diptyque’s limited edition Citrouille scent is like a hug in a jar. The warm, pumpkin smell reminds me of the days growing up that I spent laying on the couch while my mom would bake delicious pumpkin pie. Your home will smell like love with this luxe candle that, in my opinion, is worth every penny.

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Courtesy of Yankee Candle.

Freshly Baked Cookies

Now your home can smell like vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter all season long. This 22 oz. candle
has a 110-150 burn time, and the kind of scent that makes you want to bake, even if you absolutely hate it. Also: It’s on sale for nearly half off RN.

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Courtesy of Lulu Candles.

Spicy Sweet

Get yourself a holiday candle
for just under $15. This 6 oz. soy candle smells just like spiced vanilla, and it’s a slow-burner, so it’ll take you all the way into Winter 2021.

Off the Grid Candle

Courtesy: Snif.

A Getaway In a Jar

Need a break from your daily grind? This Off the Grid candle will give you that. The mix of amber, lily, musk, and sandalwood scents will metaphorically bring you to a warm cabin in the woods that has the biggest collection of books, and most beautiful statement fireplace you’ve ever seen.

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Courtesy of sweetwaterdecor/Etsy.

Sweater Weather

I thought it was impossible to capture what a cozy room smells like, but Etsy seller sweetwaterdecor has managed to do just that. This candle has so many notes, including everything from pine to orange peel.


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Courtesy of Lorenzen Candle Co.

Just Like the Real Thing

If you can’t fit a real Christmas tree in your home this year, don’t fret. You can light this candle
, close your eyes, take a whiff and imagine a fully lite tree is right in front of you. The candle is a blend of fir needle, eucalyptus and cedar leaf essential oils.

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