10 best Christmas candles to light up your 2021 holiday season

10 best Christmas candles to light up your 2021 holiday season

It’s time to make your home feel cozy for Christmas, and no truly spirited scene is set without the warmth and comforting scent of a seasonal candle.

We picked 10 of our favorites up for grabs this year that feature both classic and less traditional scent profiles, beautiful packaging, and great burn times for creating maximum cheer around the holidays. Keep reading to see which best suits your fragrance palate and will beautify your home this December.

Merry Christmas Candle

You can’t go wrong with 100% soy wax and the powerfully evocative scent of cinnamon for the holidays. This candle gives you 35 hours of burn time, plus you can get it printed with a gift message and receive a DIY Nordstrom gift box for free.

Heirloomed Collection

Cedar & Suede Soy Candle

Made with natural soy wax and cotton wicks, these candles from Public Goods are not Christmas-specific but bring about the kind of ambience and comfort you need to enjoy a cozy pre-holiday evening.

Notes of sandalwood, jasmine, Turkish rose, amber, and leather are a perfect blend for anyone who doesn’t want an overly sweet smelling holiday candle, and the wooden lids make this affordable option completely plastic-free.

Public Goods

Holiday Candle Tin

If the adorable and reusable tin wasn’t enough to sell you on this candle, just wait until you hear the scent profile options: milk and cookies, mulled wine, and hot buttered rum are all waiting on your to order them and light up any room you burn them in with the tastiest aromas of the season.


The Nutcracker Candle

Cinnamon, clove, pecan, sandalwood, vanilla, musk, and wintermint in one candle: that’s the treasure trove awaiting you with this bold, minimalist design.


DS & Durga Portable Christmas Tree

With a name like this, what more needs to be said? There’s also the amazing modern packaging that takes the classic red Christmas color scheme and turns it on its head with abstract art. It’s a bit pricey, but you won’t regret investing in this limited edition candle.

DS & Durga

Night Before Christmas

Inspired by “plum puddings, sweet treats and festive fruit,” this luxury candle brings all the yummy goodness of a Christmas Eve feast directly to your home with the flick of a match. The stunning package helps this candle double as sophisticated decor.


Lidded Glass Jar Candle Christmas Cheer - Opalhouse™

With 50 hours of burn time for just $5, this candle is an unbeatable deal. It’s not just cheap, though, as it packs a sweet triple punch with notes of clove, vanilla and orange ready to waft through your home for a relaxing Christmas season.


Yankee Candle Balsam & Cedar Scented Candles, Large 2-Wick Tumbler

Everyone knows Yankee Candle is one of the world’s best candle makers, but did you know you can get 75 to 110 hours of burn time with this large two wick Christmas candle? And for under $20? It’s the perfect way to keep a flame going from now ‘til the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

Yankee Candle

Holiday Candle - Christmas Spirit

Folks who like their holidays a little tipsy will simply love this fun, boozy Christmas Spirit candle that calls to mind shots of apple pie moonshine and tipples of bourbon–minus the hangover.

Whiskey River Soap Company

DW Home Spiced Apple Scented Candle

DW candles are among the best when you want scent to fill the whole house with delicious seasonal scents, and their Spiced Apple is one of the best. Light this up to enhance the atmosphere while you bake or watch your favorite seasonal movies.

DW Home
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