If you’ve been on TikTok recently, then it’s likely you’re already familiar with the latest viral home item—yes, we’re talking candle warmers. We've seen many snapshots of aesthetically pleasing lamps that have a base perfectly sized to fit your favorite candle. The lamp warms the candle from above, no matches necessary, for an even melt and amazing scent payoff.
After spotting this trend everywhere, we had to know if these lamps were worth the hype. The good news? This a fad item that delivers on its promise. Read on for why we're loving this trend
Why Candle Warmers Are Great
There are a lot of reasons people avoid candles—sometimes, having an open flame isn’t feasible. But a lot of the alternatives aren’t great substitutes, either. Potpourri loses its smell quickly, diffusers are a long-term commitment to one scent, and room sprays don’t exactly add to the ambiance.
Enter: candle warming lamps. Because they plug into the wall, most feature a warm glow—either because they’re shaped like literal lamps, or because they light up from within. The warmth is what heats the candle enough to give off its scent, and best of all? Enjoying your favorite fragrance with a warmer means that the life of your candle is prolonged, too.
Of course, we had to uncover a few lamps that we love so you can add them to your cart—and your home—as soon as possible.
The Perfect Bedroom Candle Lamp
We love the delicate glass on this lamp, making it the perfect pick for a bedside table or bedroom vanity. It features a handy dimmer switch and comes with either a gold or clear glass shade.
MsFeng Candle Warmer Lamp with 2 Bulbs
A Mid-Century Candle Warmer Lamp with Timer
Maybe candle warmers didn’t exist in the 1950s, but this lamp has a masculine, mid-century vibe all the same. We love that it comes with a timer, and while you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions, this is another point in the candle warmer lamp's ‘pro’ column: you don’t have to keep an eye on them the same way you do a lit candle.
J&C LIFE Large Candle Warmer Lamp
This Glam Heart-Shaped Warmer
If you lean extremely feminine and glam, then this find is for you. It features a heart-shaped base and pink crystals, making it perfect for anyone in your life who is too young to keep lit candles in their bedroom but still craves the ambiance and aromatherapy they provide.
Mercer41 Metal Tabletop Wax Warmer
Ideal for a Cottagecore Aesthetic
Candlelight is a cottagecore requirement, so if you’re on the hunt for a warmer lamp to fit that specific aesthetic, we love this glass option. The shade has a definite floral vibe, but the rest of the design is simple enough to keep things elegant.
Novamer Candle Warmer Lamp
For the Boho Farmhouse Lover
At first glance, the shape of this candle warmer lamp has a distinct boho farmhouse vibe thanks to the shape and combination of white and bronze. But we also love that it’s simple and sleek enough to throw the spotlight onto the true star: the beautiful glass candle beneath the light.
WeHDL Candle Warmer Lamp
One for Larger Candles
It seems like most of the warmers work best with a standard-sized jarred candle, but this one promises space for a slightly wider base. It’s a good reminder to match your candle size against the size of the lamp’s platform before you buy.