16 best Christmas-scented candles for 2020's holiday season

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From freshly baked cookies to cranberry rosé, we take a look at the best holiday-scented candles to gift this year.
From freshly baked cookies to cranberry rosé, we take a look at the best holiday-scented candles to gift this year.

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Aside from decorating the house, trimming the tree and baking delicious treats one of the best parts of preparing for the holidays is by lighting a festive candle.

Fragrance is one of the easiest ways to transform the feel of your home, awaken happy memories of years gone by and help you to create a relaxing and invite space.

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With the holiday season fast approaching, we’ve gathered some of our favourite seasonal scented candles to suit every preference. From cinnamon and balsam to peppermint and freshly baked sweets - treat yourself (or someone on your holiday shopping list) to one of these luxurious scents.

Illume Noble Holiday Collection Balsam & Cedar

Balsam and Cedar is an affordable holiday candle from Amazon.
Balsam and Cedar is an affordable holiday candle from Amazon.

Notes: Balsam and cedar

SHOP IT: Amazon, $26

Nest - Blue Cypress and Snow

Nest offers both winter candles and scent diffusers that make great gifts for the holidays.
Nest offers both winter candles and scent diffusers that make great gifts for the holidays.

Notes: Crisp blue cypress, juniper berry and smoked vanilla bean

SHOP IT: Nest, from $55 ($42 USD)

Homesick - Holiday Stroll

Homesick - Holiday Stroll candle is a festive choice with notes of red currants and sugar plum.
Homesick - Holiday Stroll candle is a festive choice with notes of red currants and sugar plum.

Notes: Red currants, sugar plum, wild ivy, blackberries, lemon, winter rose, sandalwood

SHOP IT: Homesick, $44 ($34 USD)

Yankee Candle- Christmas Cookie

"Christmas Cookie" is one of Yankee Candle's bestselling holiday candles.
"Christmas Cookie" is one of Yankee Candle's bestselling holiday candles.

Notes: Creamy vanilla bean, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, butter, baked notes

SHOP IT: Yankee Candle, from $22 ($17 USD)

Indigo Scents - Chalet Chic Poured Glass Candle

Indigo Scents - Chalet Chic Poured Glass Candle is perfect for the holidays.
Indigo Scents - Chalet Chic Poured Glass Candle is perfect for the holidays.

Notes: Cedar leaf, jasmine and fir balsam

SHOP IT: Indigo, $25

AtoZ Candles Holiday Sampler

AtoZCandles allow you to customize a holiday sample of five (5) 4oz candles.
AtoZCandles allow you to customize a holiday sample of five (5) 4oz candles.

Customize a holiday sample pack of five 4oz candles in various scents.

SHOP IT: Etsy, $68

Indigo Scents - Oh What Fun

Oh What Fun by Indigo Scents.
Oh What Fun by Indigo Scents.

Notes: Silver birch, juniper cypress and pine

SHOP IT: Indigo, $10

Diptyque - Myrrhe Candle

Diptyque's luxury Myrrhe candle is the ultimate woodsy, Christmas candle.
Diptyque's luxury Myrrhe candle is the ultimate woodsy, Christmas candle.

Notes: Balsam, honey, amber, spice and leather

SHOP IT: FarFetch, $110

Voluspa Holiday Macaron Candles (Set of 2)

Voluspa Holiday Macaron Candles, Set of 2 available at Anthropologie.
Voluspa Holiday Macaron Candles, Set of 2 available at Anthropologie.

Notes: Crisp pepperment, butter

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $36

Lindsay Lucas Candles - Gingerbread Spices

Lindsay Lucas soy wax candles are available on Etsy.
Lindsay Lucas soy wax candles are available on Etsy.

Notes: Grated ginger, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg

SHOP IT: Etsy, from $18

Bath and Body Works - Flannel

White Barn Flannel candle is the perfect soft musk fragrance for winter.
White Barn Flannel candle is the perfect soft musk fragrance for winter.

Notes: Fresh bergamot, heirloom mahogany, soft musk

SHOP IT: Bath and Body Works, $33 ($25 USD)

Inslee Fariss Twelve Days of Christmas Menagerie Candle Gift Set

Inslee Fariss Twelve Days of Christmas Menagerie Candle Gift Set.
Inslee Fariss Twelve Days of Christmas Menagerie Candle Gift Set.

The perfect gift with 12 different holiday-inspired scents like Holiday Cookie Dough and Apple Cranberry Wassail.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $88 ($68 USD)

Thymes Hot Chocolate 3-Wick-Mug Candle

Thymes Hot Chocolate 3-Wick Mug Candle.
Thymes Hot Chocolate 3-Wick Mug Candle.

Notes: Cayenne and Mexican chili, frothy milk, drizzled caramel and whipped vanilla

SHOP IT: Thyme, $52 ($40 USD)

Paddywax Holiday Pillar Candle - Fa La La

Fa La La - Paddywax Holiday Pillar Candles.
Fa La La - Paddywax Holiday Pillar Candles.

Notes: Lemon, raspberry, blackcurrant, pomegranate seed, peony, pear, amber and musk

SHOP IT: Urban Outfitters, $24

Lulu Sugar Cranberry and Mistletoe

Lulu Sugar Cranberry and Mistletoe candle.
Lulu Sugar Cranberry and Mistletoe candle.

Notes: Tart cranberries, spiced apples, California mistletoe

SHOP IT: Etsy, $33

Sweet Water Decor - Warm and Cozy

Sweet Water Decor Warm and Cozy candle.
Sweet Water Decor Warm and Cozy candle.

Notes: Orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, clove, cypress, vetiver, pine, fir and balsam

SHOP IT: Sweet Water Decor, $26 ($20 USD)

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