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Best gifts for candle lovers

For the candle lover, there is no such thing as too many candles. This doesn't mean you can get them just any candle, though. People who like candles usually have quite a few of them, and you want to make sure you're getting them something special that they will treasure and use. You can look for fun candles that take on unique shapes, premium candles that will add a touch of luxury, or even candle accessories that will elevate their candle game. 


In this article: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Scented Candle, Diptyque Baies Candle, and Sand + Fog Berry Currant Scented Candle

Best overall candles 

Candles under $30

Benevolence LA Rose & Sandalwood Candle

This natural soy wax candle combines garden scents and woodland tones in a sleek black holder. It comes in three sizes and burns for 45 hours.

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Sand + Fog Berry Currant Scented Candle

There are beautiful fruity notes in this candle that has two cotton wicks. It looks elegant in a molded glass jar with a matching lid and burns for about 30 hours. 

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La Jolie Muse Eucalyptus & Rosemary Scented Candle

This eucalyptus and rosemary aromatherapy candle is great for stress relief and comes in a beautiful fluted blue jar with a lid. It's vegan and burns for 70-80 hours, plus the jar is reusable long after the candle is gone.

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Candles $30-$60

La Jolíe Muse Wood Wick Sandalwood Scented Candle

This vegan soy wax candle comes in a 19.4-ounce amber-colored glass jar with a molded floral pattern and matching decorative lid. Sandalwood oil provides a therapeutic effect, and the candle burns for 90 hours.

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Chesapeake Bay Candle Joy + Laughter Scented Candle

Available in several sizes, this soy blend candle has a floral cranberry dahlia scent. It comes in a frosted glass jar with a wooden lid, and it burns for about 70 hours. 

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Capri Blue Volcano Blue Scented Candle

This 19-ounce soy blend candle has a distinct fruity aroma. It comes in a blue jar with a silver lid and burns for up to 85 hours.

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Boy Smells LES Candle

This hand-mixed and hand-poured 8.5-ounce candle features notes of black currant, peach blossom, and vanilla for a fruity and floral mix. It's made using a coconut and beeswax blend with a burn time of 50 hours.

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Otherland Fallen Fir Vegan Candle

This 8-ounce, cotton-wick candle has a strong earthy aroma with wood tones such as balsam fir, winter spice, and musk. It comes in a black jar with an attractive decorative label.

Sold by Sephora

Voluspa Baltic Amber Candle

This 18-ounce vegan candle is made with a coconut wax blend that features notes of amber, sandalwood, and vanilla orchid. It comes in a decorative orange glass jar with a patterned lid that stands out.

Sold by Amazon and Sephora 

Homesick New Home Premium Scented Candle

This 13.75-ounce soy blend has a crisp linen, clean air scent designed to feel like a new home and a fresh start. It is hand-poured in small batches and burns for about 60-80 hours. 

Sold by Amazon and Macy's

Harlem Candle Company Langston Nightclub Map of Harlem Scented Candle

This attractive 12-ounce, two-wick soy wax candle comes in a jar printed with a decorative map of Harlem across a matte black background that harkens back to the Harlem Renaissance. It features notes of nutmeg, clove, leather, vanilla, and jasmine with a burn time of 80 hours.

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Malin + Goetz Dark Rum Scented Candle

This 9-ounce hand-poured candle features notes of bergamot, leather, and patchouli. It's a rum-colored candle that comes in a clear glass jar with a burn time of 60 hours.

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Nest Fragrances 3-Wick Grapefruit Candle

This 21.2-ounce vegan candle has a fresh pink pomelo grapefruit scent with light floral notes. It comes in a striped glass jar and burns for 75-100 hours.

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Candles $60 and up

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Scented Candle

The scent of pomegranate blends with smoky Guaiac wood for a warm, sensual aroma with this candle. It comes in a clear jar with a silver-tone lid and a burn time of about 45 hours.

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Maison Margiela ‘Replica’ Jazz Club Scented Candle

This 5.8-ounce candle has a warm and spicy aroma with notes of pink pepper, rum, and tobacco leaf. It comes in a glass jar and burns for about 40 hours. 

Sold by Kohl's and Sephora

Overose Nudesse Holo Candle

This 8.4-ounce vegan candle comes in a holographic-inspired jar with vibrant colors. It burns for about 60 hours and the scent is floral with fresh notes of roses and rain.

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LAFCO New York Champagne Penthouse Signature Scented Candle

This soy-based candle has a clean scent with notes of ginger, grapefruit, lemon, and raspberry. It comes in a simple black-rimmed glass jar with a cotton wick, and it burns for about 90 hours.

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Diptyque Baies Candle

This 6.5-ounce candle smells just like freshly picked blackcurrant berries with notes of Bulgarian rose. It comes in a glass jar and burns for around 60 hours.  

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Le Labo Santal 26 Scented Candle

This vegan 8.6-ounce soy wax candle is hand-poured into a stylish clear glass jar with a cotton wick and vintage-inspired label. It has a refined, smoky scent and a burn time of about 60 hours.

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Tom Ford Rose Prick Candle

This 7-ounce candle is infused with a warm, spicy aroma with key notes of rose de Mai, Bulgarian rose, and Sichuan pepper. It comes in a pink jar and burns for 40 hours. 

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Other top overall candles

Unique candles

For the foodie

Candlelit Desserts Fruit Loops Scented Cereal Bowl Candle

Featuring a real glass cereal bowl and spoon, this breakfast-themed candle smells and looks just like Froot Loops. It’s a clever gift that your recipient can either burn or use decoratively.  

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Sweet Water Decor Cinnamon Roll Candle 

This candle smells good enough to eat. A beautifully packaged candle, it’s got a cinnamon, buttery scent and gives the home a cozy, fall feel. 

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Candlelit Desserts Set of Four Cupcake Candles

Great for birthday celebrations, these cupcake candles are the same size as actual cupcakes and come in realistic tray packaging. They smell fantastic and are adorable.

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For laughs

Anecdote Candles Adulting

This luxury candle is a perfect graduation or apartment-warming present for a young person. The “adulting” candle blends fun and sophistication in a fig and cashmere scent. 

Sold by Macy’s and Amazon 

Soap Distillery Beer & Cigarettes Candle 

Who knew a beer-and-tobacco-scented candle could smell so good? Fragranced with hops, lavender, and tobacco, this long-lasting candle is a great gift for bachelors and bachelorettes.  

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Ryan Porter Calm Down Votive Candle 

To help your bestie relax and unwind, this pink candle is scented with calming essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, and cedar. The message on the votive is both funny and positive.

Sold by Macy’s and Amazon 

Whiskey River Soap Co. ‘Dad Jokes’ Soy Candle

A gift for your dad or for new dads, this “dad jokes” candle is functional, humorous, and smells good. It features two wicks that burn well. It’s scented, like “groaning kids.”  

Sold by Macy’s and Amazon

Furnizone Miss Your Face Funny Candle

This heartfelt and funny candle is the perfect gift for someone you don’t get to see as often as you’d like. Infused with “withdrawal symptoms” and a lavender scent, the candle comes in a vintage-looking glass jar and includes a gift box. 

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For good vibes 

Cedar Crate Market Sometimes You Forget That You’re Awesome Candle

Remind a special person in your life how awesome they are with this candle they can light in those dark moments. Its scent is also awesome: a combo of cyprus, musk, and bamboo. 

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Sweet Water Decor You Got This Scented Candle 

This lovely “you got this” candle is the perfect present for moving, job transitions, and other life events. Plus, it smells delightful with notes of jasmine and sea salt. 

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Mami Home A Hug in a Jar Candle 

This yummy scented candle will mean so much to your gift recipient. It’s like an air hug and lets them know you care. The lavender-vanilla candle comes with a wooden lid and gift bag. 

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My Lumina Purification Sage Lavender Candle

For your wellness-obsessed friend, this “smudging” candle is made with white sage and palo santo to cleanse the energy of a space. This beautiful candle is also a great housewarming gift. 

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The Mindful Collective Healing Crystal Candle

This unique candle contains actual crystals in its wax. Your giftee can set an intention when lighting its three wicks or just unwind to the lavender-vanilla scent. 

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Cedar Crate Market Don’t Let Anyone Treat You Like Salsa Candle

For your loved one who’s having a hard time or just needs a friendly reminder, this funny candle will remind them that they’re special, like guacamole. Also, it’s a great gift for taco lovers. 

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For crafty people 

STMT Positivity Candles

This 23-piece set contains good vibes only. Your gift recipient will have everything they need to make their own candles, fragrance them as they please, and add an uplifting message. 

Sold by Macy’s 

SoftOwl Premium Soy Candle-Making Kit 

This comprehensive candle-making kit equips your giftee with all-natural ingredients to make seven candles at home. The soy wax can be colored and fragranced, and the process is easy and fun. 

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Clcyicen Candle-Making Kit 

For making aromatherapy candles, this kit includes everything you need including six bottles of essential oils and a melting pot. It’s easy to use and the candle tins are exquisite. 

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For the whole family 

Roundfire Concrete Tabletop Fire Pit

To bring a campfire feel inside the home, this candle mimics an outdoor fire pit. It runs on ethanol fuel or rubbing alcohol for a long-burning flame that fits on the tabletop for all to gather around. 

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Candle by the Hour Horizontal Natural Beeswax Candle

This uniquely designed, horizontal candle features a coil of beeswax that’ll burn for 48 hours. It has an old-timey look, delightful for both kids and adults. 

Sold by Amazon and Macy’s 

What the Shape Sneaker Candle

Fun for the whole family, this candle is a tiny replica of a Nike sneaker. It’s a cool gift for a tween, teenager, or adult sneakerhead. 

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LaLeena Friendship Family Candle

A gift for your family or your chosen family, this candle features a funny-but-true definition of the word. It comes in three scents, including ocean breeze. 

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Cedar Crate Funny Candle

This humorous candle reads “as far as everyone else is concerned, we’re a normal family.” It’s the perfect gift for family members for many occasions. Its musky scent has floral and sandalwood notes.

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Other top unique candles  

Candle holders and accessories

Candle holders 

Vixdonos Three-Piece Candlestick Holders

These unique candle holders can be used to hold taper candles or flipped over to display tea lights or votives. Each of the three candle holders has a distinctive shape, and the set comes in eight color choices, ranging from dramatic black to sweet pink.

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Creative Co-op Distressed Blue Terracotta Pillar Candle Holder

Available in two sizes, this rustic-looking candle holder has a glazed blue top and a textured base. The smaller one can hold a 4-inch pillar candle and stands 5.45 inches tall, while the 5-inch pillar candle holder measures nearly 7 inches tall.

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Mercer41 Set of 3 Glass Votive Holder

These faceted Art Deco-inspired glass candle holders come in five color choices, including smokey black, red, and milky white. The prismatic shape plays with candlelight and mixes and matches well with other votive holders.

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Stonebriar Industrial Hurricane Candle Lantern

Crafted from distressed zinc metal and a 5-inch-wide glass cylinder, this farmhouse-style candle lantern makes an eye-catching centerpiece or addition to a mantel. It measures nearly 11 inches tall and features a decorative handle.

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Godinger Set of 2 Lotus Votive Holder

Perfect for a spa session, these delicate lotus-shaped candle holders are perfect for votive candles or tea lights. They’re made from sturdy crystal that catches and reflects candlelight beautifully.

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O Yeah Gifts Cement Tealight Holder

This oblong cement candle holder is handmade in the U.S. and displays a tealight candle. Each one has a unique color and texture, and it can even be painted to customize it for the recipient.

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Carry Me Handmade Marble Soapstone Incense and Candle Holder

This multipurpose stone burner can hold incense, a votive or tealight, or a small stick candle. It’s hand-carved in India from soapstone so no two are exactly alike.

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Smtyle Gold Candle Holder 5-piece Set for Pillar Candles

These slim, minimalist gold-tone pillar candle holders make great decorations for a centerpiece or mantel. They range in height from 2 inches to 5.5 inches tall.

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Joyjolt Ambient Set of Two Glass Tea Light Holders

These unique barrel-shaped tea light holders are made from delicate yet shatter-resistant glass. Tea lights sit in the indentation on top, while the interior is easy to access and customize with flowers, leaves, or other decorative items.

Sold by Macy’s


Qikadsen Black Metal Pillar Candelabra

Perfect for a mantelpiece or inside a fireplace, this modern black pillar candelabra makes creating a pillar candle arrangement effortless. It features 9 candleholders ranging from 2 inches to 7 inches tall and can hold pillars measuring up to 3.5 inches in diameter.

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Toppers, snuffers, and more 

Homeyu Jar Candles Candle Topper

This brass-finish candle topper sits atop candle jars to trap the flame’s heat evenly, helping protect the candle from tunneling. It’s available in several styles for different seasons or decor styles.

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Yankee Candle Matrix Jar Candle Topper

Sized perfectly for Yankee Candle jars, this metal candle topper features a modern, abstract design that’s intended to help candles burn steadily and evenly. It minimizes drafts and helps distribute the candle’s scent.

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Kraken Bath Co. Butterfly & Birch Candle Snuffer

This whimsical candle snuffer extinguishes candles without splattering wax or creating extra smoke. The cast-aluminum snuffer is sturdy and easy to use. Its woodsy design helps it look as elegant as it is practical.

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Muxsam Candle Snuffer

Sleek and minimalist, this polished black candle snuffer has a hinged extinguisher to make putting the flame out easy. It’s sturdy yet small enough for either storing in a drawer or displaying.

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Yankee Candle Perfect Wick Trimmer

This metal tool is designed to clip candle wicks to 1/8 inch so they burn cleanly and disperse more fragrance. The offset design and nearly 8-inch length make it easy to trim the wicks in jar candles.

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Skeem Design Glass Fireplace Match Cloche
Why shouldn’t their matches be as pretty as the candles they light? This elegant hand-blown glass jar comes with approximately 120 matches, which are lit using a striker strip on the side. It stands 7 inches tall and comes in four color choices.

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Divacheli Match Striker House

This white ceramic house stores up to 100 matches, which can be struck on the inside of the black glazed roof. It even has a hidden cubby to safely store used matches until they’re cool. Plus, it comes with matches, so it’s ready to gift.

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Amarcado Set of Two Ceramic Match Holders with Striker

These petite ceramic cups can light strike-anywhere matches on the vertical ceramic striking surface while regular matches can be lit on the cup’s bottom. The set includes two colors — one black and one speckled black and white.

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Erduoduo Rose Gold Candle Accessory Set

This trendy rose-gold set has everything they’ll need for long-lasting, beautiful-smelling candles. It includes a wick digger to retrieve sunken wicks, a candle snuffer for cleaner extinguishing, and a wick trimmer, all of which are stored in a fabric pouch.

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 Other top candle holders and accessories


Contributing authors: Emily Verona, Ana Sanchez, and Laura Duerr. 

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