Whether you need a small item to stash under the tree this year or a fail-safe hostess gift, a Christmas scented candle is always a great option. Scented candles are one of the most beautiful holiday gifts that set the mood, whether that means coziness, relaxation, or a combination of the two.
In this article, we’ll point out some of the best holiday-friendly scented candle gifts. Additionally, we’ll provide you with eight reasons why candles make great gifts.
In a rush? Here are our top picks:
19 Scented Candle Gifts
Below, we will describe 19 of the best candle gifts to consider giving to your loved ones this holiday season.
Set of 3 Holiday Scented Candles
This set of 3 holiday scented candles from Diptyque are to die for! The pack contains three limited-edition scents: spicy holiday pastry, white musk- & mimosa snowflake, and fresh & slightly smoky Pine tree.
UnboxMe 3 Piece Holiday Scented Candle Set | Hand-Poured Soy Wax with Essential Oils | Glass Candle Set with Gift Box | Gift Ideas, Stocking Stuffer, Secret Santa, Christmas Candle
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- ♥ THE PERFECT GIFT: The UnboxMe Holiday scented candle set includes everything you need to make the perfect holiday gift, complete with a beautiful gift box. This makes the perfect present for mom, best friend, employee or boss. Each box includes 3x 3.5oz glass jar candles.
- ♥ DELICIOUSLY SCENTED: Each glass candle features a unique blend of essential oils for that ultimate warm + cozy winter feeling. Includes scents are Winter Wonderland (Pine + Vanilla + Raspberry), Warm + Cozy (Cinnamon Orange + Clove) and Fresh Cut Pine (Pine + Musk + Lavender)
- ♥ ECO-FRIENDLY: Made from 100% hand-poured Soy Wax for a long lasting and ec-friendly burn that will fill any room with a beautiful aroma
- ♥ ULTIMATE SELF-CARE: These candles make the perfect gift for a friend in need of a pick me up or a little self care. The relaxing combinations make for the perfect at home spa night.
- ♥ SHOP SMALL & WOMEN-OWNED: With every purchase you are supporting a female owned small business located in Denver, CO.
This candle from Huckberry is ideal for that person on your list that has always dreamed of owning a fireplace. All they have to do is light it and close their eyes. They’ll be greeted with the scent of cedar, pine, and birch, along with copaiba resin and smoke- which is almost like having a real fireplace.
D.S. & Durga Portable Fireplace Candle, 7 oz
- Characteristics: Feminine, Masculine, Medium-bodied, Smoke, Wood.
- Top Notes: Dwarf pine wood, atlas cedar.
- Heart Notes: Smoke, oak ash, cedar.
- Base Notes: Birch, birch tar, copaiba resin.
Cypress & Fir Lolli Glass Candle
If you have a fake tree but still want the Christmas-y smell in your home, the earthy notes of this cypress & fir scented candle from Paddywax helps. This candle will give you the feeling of having a real tree without having to pick up pine needles until next Christmas.
Byredo Scented Candles Twin Pack - Bibliotheque, Woods (2 x 8.4oz) (2 Items)
- BUNDLE INCLUDES: Byredo Bibliotheque Scented Candle (240g / 8.4oz) and Byredo Woods Scented Candle (240g / 8.4oz)
- SCENTED CANDLE: Bibliotheque & Bohemia scented candle
- BURN TIME: Burn time of 60 hours
- DESIGNED: Designed to fragrance the room
- MADE IN: Hand made in France
Chances are, you have a loved one on your gift list that can’t get enough of that old-fashioned smell of a book. The Bibliotheque candle from Nordstrom features notes of patchouli, plum, leather, sweet vanilla, and peony.
Holiday Scented Candle Jar, Apple Clove Orange Juniper Berry, Comforts of Home by Crossroads12oz
$9.98 in stock
- Clean Burning Wax
- Deep Red/ Wine Color with Premium Fragrance of Apple, Orange, Clove, and Juniper Berry
- Lead-Free Wax
- 12 oz Glass Jar with Lid with Label Saying "Bring Home the Merry"
- Made in USA
Loewe Home Scent’s Juniper Berry Scented candle smells lovely, and the glazed terra-cotta container makes it aesthetically pleasing.
Premium Wood Candle Christmas Candles | Cedar Candle | Holiday Candles | Soy Candle, Candles Gifts for Women | Candles for Home Scented | Aromatherapy Candle | Scented Candles for Men
- HIGHLY SCENTED: Scented candles are meant to fill your space with aroma; we used the finest essential oils to fill your room with those beautiful aromas. No faint smelling candles here! Fill your room with top notes of cedar that gives a rustic and woodsy aroma.
- PREMIUM SCENTED CANDLES: Made with you and your family in mind, this 100% Natural Soy wax candle is non-toxic, long burning, made with essential oils and has a 100% cotton wick. Gifts for her and gifts for him!
- CALIFORNIA DESIGNED: We've been looking for these touch of gold amber glass candles for our own home for a long time. When we couldn't find exactly what we were looking for, we decided to design our own. We think you're going to love them as much as we do. They fit in to any decor; mid century, rustic, farmhouse... the simplistic design makes it an ideal gift for men and women of all ages.
- OUR MISSION: The Craft & Kin Collection is carefully designed and crafted with your home and family in mind. We believe your home should be a collection of people and things you love. Our mission is to help you craft a little more of that love with your kin
- THE PERFECT GIFT: For the love of home. This amber glass candle is not only beautiful and decorative, it's non-toxic and safe to burn in your home . Gift yourself or your loved ones with the scent of Wood aromatherapy with our natural candles.
Forest Scented Candle Gift Set
You probably have that loved one on your gift list that always has a candle burning. This fragrant, woody/floral candle set comes from Brooklyn Candle Studio and contains three soy-based candles. The total burn time of this set is 50 hours.
NEST Fragrances Scented Candle Petite Votive Set, One Size, Variety, 5 Ounce
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- LUXURY GLASS CANDLES: Set of six 0.95-ounce decorative scented candles ideal for home relaxation in smaller spaces
- BELOVED SCENTS: Includes Bamboo, Grapefruit, Moroccan Amber, Linen, Rose Noir & Oud, and Velvet Pear scented candles
- LONG-LASTING ELEGANCE: Candles crafted with proprietary, premium wax formulated to burn cleanly and evenly for 3–4 hours each
- CRUELTY FREE: These richly scented candles are vegan and made without animal testing
- NEST NEW YORK: Where mood is elevated and scent is celebrated
Cuffing Season Candle
This cute candle from beauty influencer, Jackie Aina and Sephora, will help you remind your significant other what season it is once the temperatures drop.
Fallen Fur Scented Candle
This holiday candle is perfect for welcoming in the Christmas spirit. It features notes of winter spice, balsam fir, and musk. You can find this at Otherland, and it can be personalized and added to a 3-pack set.
Holiday Votive Candle Set
Nordstrom offers a Holiday votive candle set called “Boy Smells.” These candles are made from a blend of beeswax and coconut and have a braided wick that provides a burn time of around 18 hours per candle.
LAFCO New York Classic Scented Candle (Feu de Bois, Ski House) (6.5 oz)
- Up to a 50 hour burn time and delivered in a handblown art glass vessel
- Ski House candles are naturally luxurious
- Hand poured in the USA
- Smoky frankincense blankets cozy notes
- Leather, sandalwood and pine
London Scented Candle
The London Scented candle from Net-a-Porter provides you with a warm, spicy scent to carry you through the winter. The notes of patchouli, vetiver, black pepper, oud, and cedar are inviting and uplifting. The brass jar serves as a gorgeous piece of art.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art joined together with the Harlem Candle Company to create a gorgeous double-wick candle that’s perfect for the art lover in your life that also loves a great scented candle.
Demi Iced Metal Candle
This candle from Nordstrom features notes of patchouli leaves, warm vanilla, cedarwood, and smoke accords. You can be sure that the recipient can use it to warm up any room in their home.
Ski House Feu de Bois Glass Candle
Even if you and those on your gift list are not planning to hit the slopes this winter, you might want to consider at least mentally transporting yourself there with this candle from Lafco at Saks Fifth Avenue. This fragrant seasonal candle is inspired by the fragrance of crisp winter air.
Deck the Halls Yankee Candle 22oz Large Jar Candle
Deck the Halls Candle Gift Set
This is a beautiful gift set that features eight mini candles for your loved one to enjoy, along with one full-sized candle that features a blood orange/sun-dried goji berry scent. You can find this candle at Anthropologie.
Snuggly Sweater Chesapeake Bay Candle
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Snuggly Sweater Wooden Wick Candle
This snuggly sweater wooden wick candle from Jean Gray Candle Company is perfect for the holiday season. It features a warm blend of leather, amber, bergamot, and musk.
Lulu Candles | Jasmine, Oud & Sandalwood | Proudly Made in The USA | Highly Scented & Long Lasting | Jar Candles - 9 Oz. Jar - No Lid
- Made with Soy Wax - This candle is made with eco-friendly soy wax. It is vegan, paraben free and cruelty free!
- Long Lasting Burn - Our candles have one of the longest burn times in the market!
- Quality Scents - We are extremely selective!
- Handcrafted Here in America - We take pride in having our candles poured in the USA and helping our economy by generating employment for our people!
- Perfect Gift - Makes a perfect gift for friends, family members, or for yourself!
The Jewish Christmas candle might be based on the Jewish tradition of eating Chinese food and watching movies on Christmas- but it’s got a pleasant scent. The notes of buttered popcorn round out the other notes of warm winter spices.
Aura Sandalwood & Juniper Scented Glass Jar Candle
This candle is impressive because it has a wooden wick that crackles as it burns. This means that it serves as two gifts in one: the wonderful fragrance and the crackling of a campfire.
If you want a gift to show your loved one how you feel about them, a candle from Tom Ford will do the trick. You can find these candles at Nordstrom.
Why do candles make great gifts?
When you’re trying to find that ideal gift for that special someone on your holiday list, it can be a bit challenging. Scented candles are a great gift, no matter what the occasion. Here are five reasons why candles make great gifts.
Candles Provide Great Value for the Money
Candles are an excellent value for the money and can be quite budget-friendly. You can find a variety of handmade luxury candles to fit almost any price point. You won’t have to worry about breaking the bank.
Candles are Long-Lasting & Memorable
Candles, the good quality ones, are long-lasting and make memorable gifts. You can be sure that they will provide fragrance for many hours, and the person you give it to will be reminded of you when they smell it.
Even when not lit, scented candles make a lovely décor piece and look just as good as they smell. Some candle companies even allow you to personalize the container they come in and the lid that’s on top.
Clothing styles will come and go, and wines and chocolates disappear quickly- but a scented candle will last for much longer.
Candles are Popular & Practical
When you’re giving a gift, it’s a great idea to give something practical that can be used regularly. Candles fit that description and are something that everyone enjoys. According to the experts, both men and women appreciate candles for a variety of occasions.
Candles are Diverse
Another reason candles make great gifts is because they are diverse. While we’re focusing on Christmas in this article, candles are great gifts for various occasions.
Additionally, they come in various shapes/forms with several components that make each one unique: type, color, container, scent, and wax.
Candles are Customizable
Since there are so many options for candles: scents, colors, types, containers, etc., it’s easy to customize your gift to fit the person you’re buying for; this means you’re more likely to choose something that your recipient will enjoy.
If you’re looking for a gift to stash under the tree “just in case” or something to give a hostess when you go to holiday parties, a candle is a perfect solution. You can find candles in a variety of scents, colors, sizes, etc. There are so many different options; you’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.