Candles are tried and true gifts for a reason: They’re soothing, a treat without being a splurge and a great hostess gift as we enter the holiday party season. The following scented candles all have a holiday theme, so they’re perfect for tree-decorating parties or just imagining a hot woodsman.
Paddywax Holiday Trimmings Collection, $15Paddywax pulls out all the holiday stops with these ornament-shaped candles, each with a twist on classic holiday scents like pomegranate spruce, wassail, and tangerine clove. At a very affordable $15, these soy candles make a great gift for a friend or display piece for your own holiday table.
Rituals Sacred Fire, $29Rituals combines eastern and western scents with two versions of their “winter limited” candle, available online and in stores. Sacred Fire blends woodsy cedar and a calming white patchouli for a serene holiday atmosphere. The candle also comes in XL ($55) which burns for 70 hours of warm wintery goodness.
Maison de NEST, $68NEST’s sophisticated gift set offers five votives in their two best-selling winter scents, Holiday and Birchwood Pine. The holiday scent blends classic wintry spices like cinnamon, mandarin orange, pine, and more, while Birchwood Pine combines white pine, fir balsam and birchwood so you can truly feel like you’re walking in a snow-covered forest.
Diptyque at Space.NK Mini Candle Set of 3, $98Can’t choose between Diptyque’s three holiday candles? This adorable gift set is presented in a customized holder so you can burn all three at once. The individual scents make up the perfect holiday trifecta – Hiver smells like chestnuts roasting on an open fire; Résine smells like Christmas trees; Épice is scented like spiced cinnamon, nutmeg and candied plums. Yum!
R. Nichols Holiday Votive Trio, $65R. Nichols candles are the perfect gift for the artistically minded – their votives have adorable thematic designs which match each scent. The holiday trio features a fireplace, an ice skater, and a walk through the woods which will be accented as the candles burn for 20 hours each.
C&O Bigelow Lavendar and Peppermint, $42C&O Bigelow’s Lavender and Peppermint is a classic year-round candle that works even better during the holidays. With a 60-hour burntime, this iconic scent is a must-have as any candle lover starts the new year relaxed, rejuvenated and smelling great.