The Best Candles for the Holidays

You'll never tire of these delicious scents. 

1

Starling Holiday Candle

starling-project-candle

With notes of pine and fir, you get a whiff of that quintessential holiday scent—without overwhelming. This beautiful candle does more than make your home smell good: Proceeds from the sale of each candle provide solar energy to under-resourced countries globally.

To buy: $55; starlingproject.org.

Photo by Starling Project
2

Paddywax Red Pomegranate Cassis Candle

red-pomegranate-candle

Sweet pomegranate combines with cassis (similar to black currant) for a warm, fruity scent reminiscent of a pie is baking. It also comes in an festive cranberry glass jar that can be cleaned out and re-used once the candle has been burned. 

To buy: $30; bloomingdales.com.

Photo by Paddywax
3

Nest Sugar Cookie Classic Candle

nest-sugar-cookie

With notes of Tahitian vanilla bean, bourbon infused caramel, and sugar crystals, your guests will think you've been baking all day. The festive box that it comes in makes it easy to gift, too.

To buy: $40; nordstrom.com.

Photo by Nest


4

Boy Smells Cedar Stack Candle

boy-smells-cande

You'll think you've just stepped into a remote forest or a cozy cabin with this woodsy candle. Cedarwood chips and dried tobacco are mixed with peppercorn and bay leaf for a spicy scent that'll make you feel all warm inside. Perfect for those who want to pretend they have a fireplace.

To buy: $29; boysmells.com.

Photo by Boy Smells
5

Bath and Body Works Spiced Graham Cracker Candle

graham-cracker-candle

You'll catch notes of ground cinnamon, cardamom, and golden graham cracker in this cozy candle. The amber colored jar it comes in gives off a beautiful golden glow, too.

To buy: $24.50; bathandbodyworks.com.

Photo by Bath & Body Works