Budget-Friendly Option: H&M Gift-Boxed 2-Pack Scented Candles Christmas Edition, £9.99
H&M offers an affordable and charming option with their Christmas Edition Gift-Boxed 2-Pack of Scented Candles. This set includes one Smoky Wood-scented candle, a black wax pour that smells like the fireside of your dreams and one Evergreen Forest-scented candle, that’s a fresh yet festive pine-rich scent that’s perfect for capturing the essence of the season. These candles come in an attractive gift box and won’t break the bank, so make excellent stocking fillers or a gift to give a host.
Affordable Luxury: M&S Mandarin, Clove & Cinnamon Town House Light Up Candle, £10
One of the prettiest festive candles we tested was Marks and Spencer’s Mandarin, Clove & Cinnamon Town House Light Up Candle. It’s another budget-friendly choice that doesn’t compromise on quality or style thanks to its inviting blend of mandarin, clove, and cinnamon. It also features a magic light up feature – go within a few centimetres of it with a match or lighter and the exterior village scene comes to life. If you’re in London or Edinburgh (or wish that you were!), they’ve also released two special edition festive cityscapes this year.
Splurge-Worthy: Jo Loves Christmas Trees Home Candle, £55
This candle has become one of our all-tome favourites. The Christmas Trees Home Candle is a luxurious choice that embodies the enchanting scent of fresh pine trees. Evoking memories of decorating the Christmas tree and adding a touch of elegance to your holiday decor, this candle offers a unique fragrance experience that will have you buying it year after year.
Decadent Choice: Jo Malone Limited Edition Ginger Biscuit Home Candle, £58
Jo Malone is renowned for its luxury fragrances and candles, and this year’s limited edition Ginger Biscuit Home Candle will make your house smell the best it’s ever smelt. With the irresistible scent of just-baked biscuit, ginger and cinnamon mixed with caramel and roasted hazelnuts, it manages to be festive and sweet without being sickly. Poured in England, this candle comes in a limited-edition brown glass design, making it a delightful way to kick-off the Christmas season.
Luxury Indulgence: Trudon Fir Scented Candle, £103
For those looking to indulge in the ultimate Christmas candle experience, the Trudon Fir Scented Candle is a true luxury. With its rich, woody aroma, this candle is designed to envelop your home in the scents of a winter forest. Its exceptional quality and exquisite packaging (that we love reusing for tea lights or make-up brushes) make it a standout choice for a truly special holiday ambiance. And if you’re feeling particularly lavish, there’s an 800g 3-wick version available for £270 or a 2.8kg version for £580.