Lighting a Christmas candle can create the ultimate festive ambience in your home. With sweet seasonal scents and a warming glow, Christmas candles provide a calm and fragrant atmosphere, keeping all things merry and bright throughout the festivities.
From classic cinnamon-scented candles to small and large jars and gift sets, The Recommended has scoured the internet and put together a selection of the best Christmas candles of 2022 to add a touch of festive sparkle to your homes. See our top picks below.
The best Christmas candles at-a-glance:
- Best sweet-smelling candle: Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie Small Jar Candle
- Best long-lasting candle: Woodwick Medium Hourglass Cinnamon Chai Scented Candle
- Best tin candle: Shear Frankincense & Myrrh Scented Candle
- Best candle multi-pack: Yankee Candle Gift Set
- Best atmospheric candle: Lily Flame Christmas Spice Tin Candle
- Best decorative candle: YMing Christmas Scented Candle
- Best colourful candles: Bazivve Candle Gift Set
- Best large candle: Yankee Candle Christmas Magic Large Jar Scented Candle
The best Christmas candles
Best sweet-smelling candle: Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie Small Jar Candle
A sweet treat
This candle will fill the room with a sugary cookie scent, smelling of rich vanilla, and almost good enough to eat.
Designed using a premium wax blend with a 100% natural fibre cotton wick, this candle will bring a clean, smokeless flame and sweet aroma. It’s presented in a classic glass jar and has a burn time of up to 30 hours.
Best long-lasting candle: Woodwick Medium Hourglass Cinnamon Chai Scented Candle
This candle can last up to 60 hours and will bring a real-life fire feel to your living room.
Making an atmospheric crackling sound as it burns, this candle has a warming fragrance combination of spicy cinnamon and rich vanilla. The glass hourglass jar with a wooden lid will look sophisticated in your home, and the deep red colour will add a touch of festive decor.
Best tin candle: Shear Frankincense & Myrrh Scented Candle
Small and sweet
Create a Christmasy vibe wherever you go with this frankincense and myrrh-scented burgundy candle.
Packed in a tin, it is an ideal candle for those travelling around over the festive period and will fill the space with an aromatic, warming fragrance. This candle is handmade in the UK and has a burn time of up to 20 hours.
Best candle multi-pack: Yankee Candle Gift Set
A great last-minute gift
This set of four mini candles will look great dotted around your home or wrapped up under the tree for a loved one this Christmas.
Named Twinkling Lights, Tree Farm Festival, Letters to Santa, and Christmas Eve Cocoa, these candles will bring some magic to the celebrations, and their different scents will create a festive aroma. Made using a 100% natural fibre cotton wick for a clean, smokeless glow for up to 15 hours.
Best atmospheric candle: Lily Flame Christmas Spice Tin Candle
With a spicy touch
Create a warming glow with this candle, presented in a sweet metal tin in a deep Christmas red.
This classic Christmas-scented candle is made in Somerset using high-quality ingredients. Light it up and spread a cinnamon and clove fragrance across your living room, bedroom or bathroom for a festive ambience throughout your home. This candle burns for 30-35 hours.
Best decorative candle: YMing Christmas Scented Candle
A pretty glass jar
Get into the Christmas spirit with this seasonal ‘Peace on Earth’ candle. Its green glass jar makes a great decoration.
This candle has a fresh fragrance of Christmas pine tree which will transform your home for the festivities, filling the space with a forest-themed aroma and burning for up to 50 hours. The candle is made from soy wax and is vegan and cruelty-free.
Best colourful candles: Bazivve Candle Gift Set
A special gift
Treat your friends and family (or yourself) to this scented candle gift pack and bring the festive magic inside.
This set includes four candles in different scents, including lavender, vanilla, rose, and jasmine, and each is presented in a brightly coloured, Christmasy-designed tin. These candles have a burn time of up to 20 hours and are made from 100% natural soybean wax.
Best large candle: Yankee Candle Christmas Magic Large Jar Scented Candle
With a classic scent
With a burn time of up to 150 hours, this long-lasting candle promises to see you through the festive period.
The mix of balsam and pine with birch and eucalyptus scents provides a classic Christmas scent, creating a magical and warming aroma in your home. The glass jar with a snowy design on the front also doubles up as a great decoration.
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