Top sellers that have earned the reputation for producing long burn times and praise for how well they float. Cotton wicks deliver smokeless burn. Available in several multi-pack options.
Some complaints of broken and /or misshapen candles upon arrival. Occasionally candles won't light, possibly due to wax coating on the wicks.
Basic, clean-looking white floating candles that come in an affordable pack of 24. Flames burn without producing smoke. Attractive packaging.
Reports of packages arriving with broken, defective, or melted candles. Not likely to burn for the indicated 10 hours.
A good pick for the budget-conscious, as you get a pack of 20 classic floating candles for an incredibly low price. Flames burn strong and smoke-free. 4" diameter is a bit larger than others in this class.
Mixed reviews on burn time – some users say they burn longer than indicated; others say they have shorter burn times. Some packs contained candles that didn't float smoothly.
A generous pack of 24 tealights that operate with batteries. Candles earn praise for offering long battery life and produce an inviting glow that flickers like real flames. Waterproof. A good option for windy days. Batteries included.
A few reports of occasional "duds" upon arrival. On the small side, and some consumers wish they were a bit larger.
LED floating candles with a pretty rose shape. Made of wax, yet flameless. Available in white, warm white, and multi-colored. Consumers love them for weddings. Comes with batteries that provide long-lasting glow. Waterproof.
Expensive per-candle price. You only get four candles for the price.
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Not every candle floats. Those that do, however, are elegant. It takes a low, flat design to keep a candle stable in the water. You can place floating candles in vases, dishes, pools, lakes, fountains, bathtubs, and more. Care must be taken when placing a candle in the water so as not to get the wick wet. If that happens, the candle will not work as expected. Floating candles come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, so you can choose a design that best suits your needs. The qualities to look for when considering floating candles are clean burning, long-lasting, and affordable. If you are uncomfortable with flames, you can purchase battery powered LED floating candles instead.
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