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November 28, 2022

Our Favorite Winter Scents to Bring the Holiday Spirit to Your Home

Christmas candles galore!


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Rebecca Peterson Hall

Holiday scents can evoke wonderful Christmas memories. The earthy, rich aroma of pine and cedar, the spicy smells of cinnamon, ginger,clove and sweet scents like peppermint and chocolate smell just like Christmas! During the holidays, candles can do double duty, as both pretty decor and to make your home smell great. As decor, you can add visual elegance by choosing from rustic clay vessels and elegant glass containers, some even with decorative lids. With so many options, we came up with a simple guide to our favorite candles for the holiday season.

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Sugar and Spice  

Voluspa Candy Cane Glass Candle

The unmistakable scent of candy canes is a holiday staple, which is what makes the Voluspa Candy Cane Glass Candle one of our favorites! It comes in a beautiful candy cane striped glass container, making it a luxurious gift or decoration. These candles are made from coconut wax and have a burn time of 40 hours.

St. Nicholas by The Harlem Candle Company

A new holiday fragrance from one of our favorite candle companies, The Harlem Candle Company, St. Nicholas will delight your senses with its unique blend of sweet and spice. Created with a mix of mandarin, ginger, cardamon, cinnamon bark, nutmeg, pine needles, American cedar, clove and amber molasses to evoke the essence of gingerbread and holiday spice. This luxurious soy candle will burn for up to 80 hours and wrap you in joy all winter long

 Heirloom Art and Co. Soy Candles

These Soy Candles from Heirloom Art and Co. have all the Christmas-y scents of home. They offer Christmas Tree, Oakmoss Fig and Pumpkin Spice for their holiday line. Find the scent that resonates with you, or buy them all! These soy candles burn for up to 50 hours, depending on the size.

Williams Sonoma Spiced Chestnut Candle

The Williams Sonoma Spiced Chestnut Candle combines the scent of roasted chestnuts, cinnamon and clove. It comes in a beautiful glass holder, making it a great gift, as well as a chic decoration. The beeswax candle burns for up to 42 hours.

The Perfect Christmas 

The Perfect Christmas candle from Bath & Body Works artfully blends the unmistakable aromas of cinnamon, sugar, toasted marshmallows and freshly cut pine trees. This soy candle comes in a beautiful red glass candle holder and burns for up to 45 hours.

Tinsel & Spice Glitz Signature Jar Candle

The Tinsel & Spice Glitz Signature Jar Candle captures the scents of juniper berries, cinnamon, orange, vanilla, and the forest and is the holiday spirit in candle form! The candle burns for up to 85 hours and comes in a festive glass jar that looks like an ornament with all of its metallic shimmer!

Ski Trip Candle

If you love a cozy lodge with a roaring fire, the Ski Trip Candle from Homesick is for you. It has the scents of frosted air, cinnamon, hot chocolate, cedar, vanilla and patchouli which will transport your senses straight to the ski lodge. The candle is soy wax and burns for 60 to 80 hours.

Over the river and through the woods

Glass Forest Candle

The Glass Forest Candle from Anthropologie is perfect for someone who appreciates a woodsy fragrance in their home. This candle evokes balsam and cedar wood, with some undertones of citrus, cranberry and sugar plums. It can last between 36 hours and 58 hours, depending on the size you choose. The best part is that the candle is covered in little glass trees, making it a beautiful decoration, even when it’s not in use!  Not only are these candles great for bringing the holidays into your home, but they also make excellent gifts for friends and coworkers.

Thymes Pine Needle Frasier Fir Candle

The Thymes Pine Needle Frasier Fir Candle smells of crisp fir trees, sandalwood and cedar wood, which will fill your home with the smell of glorious and grand Christmas trees. It is made from paraffin wax and burns for up to 45 hours. This is a best-seller for a reason, and considered a staple scent for winter!

NEST Fragrances Birchwood Pine Scented Classic Candle

The NEST Fragrances Birchwood Pine Scented Classic Candle is another pine scented option that will make you feel like you are in an enchanted winter forest. These candles can burn for up to 60 hours and come in a beautiful glass container that can easily be reused after the candle has long burned out.

Home is Where the Heart  

Can’t make it home for the holidays? These creative candles will lend a feel for a cozy, Christmas home wherever you are!

Grandma's Kitchen Candle

Grandma's Kitchen Candle, also from Homesick, evokes the yummy treats from your grandmother’s kitchen at Christmas. The candle smells like a blend of butter, apples, cinnamon, clove, vanilla and sugar cookies…just like her kitchen! These soy candles burn for between 60 and 80 hours.

Holiday in the City Candle

The Holiday in the City Candle from Anthropologie comes in multiple fragrances, each capturing the rich holiday spirit from three different cities. A wonderful gift for someone who misses the magic and holiday bustle of London, Paris or New York, or anyone who loves to travel!

Homesick Candles 

The Homesick Candle product line is designed to bring back memories of home, and honor many parts of the US, and some international places. Their unique candles offer a blend of wonderful scents inspired by each location which is the perfect way to say Merry Christmas!. From New York to California and many locations in between, these make great gifts for family and friends who live out of state and cannot be with you in person. They can also make great gifts for the college student in your life who is away from home for the first time!  We also love their holiday collection, including Tree Lighting, Holiday Stroll, Winter Mantel and Nutcracker