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20 beautiful candles that will make your house smell like Christmas

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Christmas Candles

Scented candles that will make your home smell better than Santa’s grotto.

There are few things in the present department that are as versatile as candles: struggling to find your Secret Santa the right gift? Give them a candle. First Christmas at your in-laws and want to make a good impression? Take a candle. Going for festive drinks at your colleague’s new flat? Gift a candle.

In fact, depending on the scent and the jar’s design, you can find the perfect gift for just about anyone. But with so much choice out there it’s hard to know which are the best - so we’ve carefully curated a list of our favourites to help you. There’s everything from gingerbread-infused scents to please the home-bakers to pine notes for those outdoorsy types. 

Discover the perfect match from our Stylist-approved wish list.

Skandinavisk Snö Scented Candle

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Skandinavisk’s candle transports you to a snowy forest with its crisp and fresh notes. The timberwood and winter berries add a little warmth, too, while the painted glass jar glows when the candle is lit - making it the ultimate hygge gift.

Diptyque Amande Gourmande Scented Candle

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This list wouldn’t be complete without a Diptyque offering. Its almond and tonka bean infused candle is an unexpected combination, but it works. That is, of course, if you can bear to burn it.

Cowshed Winter 2018 Candle

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One for the Soho House lovers, this limited edition Cowshed candle will bring joy to any good socialite. The chic navy design is complimented by festive cinnamon, clove and neroli scents. 

Neom Perfect Peace Candle

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For those with artificial Christmas trees, the pine scent will trick guests into thinking your tree is real. Myrrh and lime make for an uplifting, zesty combination. It’s a candle you’ll want keep burning well past advent.

Goutal Une Foret D’Or Candle

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This luxe creation is on many people’s wish lists this year, and for good reason. We guarantee the decorative jar will be kept long after the wick has burned down. Plus, what’s more Christmassy than making a home smell like a pine forest? 

Boy Smells Limited Edition Cedar Stack Candle

Waft juniper berries, cedar and white musk through the home of a loved one with this very chic gift. The CocaCola-red jar is unmistakably festive, but if you can’t bear to part with it, it’ll look just as good in your own home, if not better…

L’Artisan Parfumer Winter Candle

Seasonal candles will always be popular, and what better time to burn one than on a cold winter’s night? Classically seasonal notes of clary sage, pine needles and chimney smoke will fill the room.

Tom Dixon Fire Candle

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Interior-savvy friends will love this Tom Dixon creation. Gift it to the party host and you’ll forever be their favourite dinner party guest - we promise.

Emma Bridgewater Winter Star Candle

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For the homely types, what could be better than this Emma Bridgewater candle to make their space even cosier? Once it’s burned down the dish can be reused for anything from home-made dips to jewellery storage. Perfect. 

D.S. & Durga Breakfast Leipzig Candle

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For the friends who are more Scrooge than Elf, this candle is deceivingly wintery. The scent of leather, strong coffee and tobacco makes the perfect alternative Christmas candle.

The White Company Winter Candle

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Christmas for many is accented by a White Company Winter candle, and the beloved scent isn’t going anywhere. Begin your own tradition and pepper your house with these and we promise you’ll be back for more next year.

Floris Cinnamon & Tangerine Candle

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Unlike the disappointment of being given a sad-looking tangerine in your stocking, this citrus gift will bring nothing but joy. The hand-poured mixture cleverly balances the fruitiness with warming cinammon. A true crowd pleaser. 

H&M Cinnamon Candle

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If you’re struggling with your secret santa, this H&M Cinnamon candle is a safe bet. The warmth of cinnamon and mixed spice are universally-loved winter scents, and will fill the lucky recipient’s home in no time. 

Anthropologie Gold Foil Candle

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If, like us, you spend hours drooling over Anthropologie candles on a Saturday morning, treat yourself to this Instagram-worthy gold number and end the year in style. 

Jo Loves Log Fires Candle

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City dwellers don’t have the luxury of cosying up by a log fire on a chilly winter weekend, but now we can pretend that we do thanks to this candle, which smells unmistakingly similar. It’s arguably better than the real deal, too, because you don’t need to go out into the cold to get the logs. Winner.

Bella Freud Starry Starry Nights Candle

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Rich and spicy, this Bella Freud candle is bound to impress any fashion-obsessed person. Bonus points if the reciever already has the jumper. Frankincense, nutmeg and cedarwood are combined to create the best of winter smells. 

Zara Home Gingerbread Candle

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Freshly baked gingerbread has to be one of the most satisfying scents, so have this burning while you do your annual festive baking to really get you in the festive spirit.

Ormonde Jayne Etoile Candle

This Ormonde Jayne delight is a suitably luxe gift, so if you are playing host this year, then that’s all the more reason to have this mandarin and cinnamon delight in your stocking.

Miller Harris Wintertide Candle

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For those with artificial Christmas trees, the pine scent will trick guests into thinking your tree is real. Myrrh and lime make for an uplifting, zesty combination. It’s a candle you’ll want keep burning well past advent.

Lily-Flame Festive Cheer Scented Candle

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A true crowd pleaser - these candles make great gifts (it beats a bottle of wine as far as we’re concerned) or use them as table decorations - they smell just as good as they look. 

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