Scents are strongly attached to memory, which is why we love to fill our homes with delicious, comforting and calming scents during the holidays. From crisp pine and forest scents to peppermint undertones and Christmas cookies, we found 15 festive holiday candles that all capture the mood of the season and are sure to help make your holiday memories all the more special.
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Williams Sonoma Winter Forest Candle
This customer favorite scent from Williams Sonoma will give any room the pleasing aroma of an evergreen forest. With a slightly invigorating smell, Winter Forest combines a clean pine scent with cedar, cinnamon, patchouli, thyme and citrus.
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Blue Capri Retro Ornament Candle
Blue Capri is one of our favorite candle brands year-round, but we especially love their holiday themed scents and vessels, like these whimsical candles inside retro ornaments. Each shape contains a different scent—peppermint red velvet, creme brulee and iced spice cake, which has notes of apple and pear spiced with clove, cinnamon and ginger.
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Diptyque Unicorn Frosted Forest Candle
Diptyque has a cult following for a reason, their deliciously scented candles are a luxurious status symbol for your vanity or coffee table. On Barneys website, the brand spins a fascinating tale to explain their new holiday candle, Unicorn Frosted Forest. "The constellation of the unicorn contains a nebula located at 2,600 light-years called the Christmas Tree, the birthplace of sparkling stars." A mix of Fir needles, hinoki and mint make this a scent you won't soon forget, that invokes the imagery of a lush, frosted forest.
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Nest Fragrances Holiday Candle and Reed Diffuser Set
While also imparting a delightful holiday scent, we love this Nest Fragrances set that comes with a candle and a reed diffuser, making it lovely for you, but also a great gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list!
Nest Fragrances Holiday Candle and Reed Diffuser Set, $72, NordstromContinue to 5 of 8 below.
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Signature Soy Oh Christmas Tree Candle
Looking for a holiday scented candle on a budget? Target has your fix. Signature Soy has a few jar candles that are affordable and pretty enough to display with the rest of your holiday decor. And as a bonus, if you can't get a Christmas tree this year, a scent like this will give your home that same seasonal scent we crave.
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Good Candle Campfire Candle
Sometimes you just have to get out of the city and build a raging fire... But you can't. This campfire candle from Good Candle can take you there in the meantime. Made from 100% American grown soy wax and a braided cotton wick in Brooklyn, NY, this affordable candle gives off a clean, even burn. (BYO marshmallows!)
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Yankee Candle Candy Cane Lane Jar Candle
Sometimes you just need the classics! Yankee Candle has been one of our go-to sources for seasonal scented candles for almost as long as we can remember. The Candy Cane Lane scent smells exactly like you think it will—like Christmas as a kid.
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Mixture Candles Whiskey and Wood Small Silver Metallic Candle
A holiday candle doesn't have to smell like a tree or like cookies to invoke the mood of the season. This whiskey and wood aroma from Mixture Candles will make any gathering feel cozy and celebratory, even if you can't actually sit by a real fireplace.