Best Christmas Candles 2015

As much as I say I love candles, what I really mean is "I love Christmas candles". I stockpile them from September onwards and then as soon as the new year kicks in, I completely reject them. This is the reason why I have a dedicated candle cupboard in the kitchen, yet still buy approximately 87 festive scented candles at the end of each year.
Christmas Candles 2015

With so many candles, and a Diptyque-induced divorce imminent, I figured I'd put them to good use and write a round up of the best Christmas candles of 2015.
BUDGET

IKEA Vinter Candle
IKEA Vinter candle review
This candle smells exactly like Yankee Candle's Christmas Cookie. It has that sweet, warm fragrance of cookies baking and is in the prettiest frosted glass jar. Unfortunately, the throw of the candle is non-existent but, at £3, it's hardly a great loss. I'd pay that for the jar alone!

Asda Christmas Spice Candle
George Christmas Spice Candle Review
The fragrance of this candle is your standard cinnamon and spice festive scent. The £5 three-wick candle is better value than the much smaller single-wick candle at £4 and it has a lovely red jar which goes perfectly with my traditional red and gold colour scheme.

Sainsbury's Figgy Pudding Candle
Sainsbury's Figgy Pudding Candle Review
In store, this was available in two sizes but the large multi-wick candle is the only one on sale online. I chose the smaller size, which I believe was £5, and is in the most adorable little bowl. It will be perfect to reuse for future Christmasses! Despite the name, the fragrance is a warm, homely gingerbread fragrance. 

MID-RANGE

Marks & Spencer Mandarin, Clove & Cinnamon Candle
Marks & Spencer Mandarin, Clove and Cinnamon Candle Review
For years, I've hunted in vain for that perfect Christmas scent- the one that completely embodies everything about the festive season. I've come close, but never quite hit it. Until now. It turns out that the Marks & Spencer Mandarin, Clove and Cinnamon fragrance is exactly what I was looking for. My grandma always used their room spray at Christmas time and the second I sniffed this candle, I recognised it. Unfortunately, this gorgeous £15 stag jar isn't available online but I've linked to a different candle with the same fragrance. Everything about this scent conjures up happy, homely memories of Christmas with my grandparents.

Marks & Spencer Brendan Bear Candle
Marks & Spencer Brendan Bear Candle
Rich and I call each other bear (neither of us know where it originated) so this bear candle was perfect for me! With a vaguely-described "winter scent", it's a fruity apple fragrance with a hint of spice about it. Like the stag candle, it's priced at £15 and has a gorgeous jar which will be perfect to reuse. 

Yankee Candle Peppermint Swirls
Yankee Candle Peppermint Swirl
If you prefer your festive fragrances sweet, this is the candle for you. With a candy-sweet peppermint scent, it conjures up candy canes and peppermint bark. Unfortunately, I can only find it on Amazon now so I suspect this was a limited edition candle from last year. Nevertheless, it deserves a mention! 

HIGH END

Diptyque Sapin Candle
Diptyque Sapin Candle Review
I bought my first Diptyque candle in January and fell in love, so I've spent all year eagerly awaiting their limited edition Christmas releases. After much deliberation over which of the three fragrances to buy, I settled on Sapin- pine needles. Although I'm not usually a fan of pine scents, I was drawn to this one and it was absolutely the right decision. An incredible sharp woody fragrance which really does evoke pine trees. The jar and box is absolutely beautiful too! 

Diptyque Pomander Candle
Diptyque Pomander Candle Review
I've probably typed "pomander" about 25 times already this winter and I'm sure you're all sick of hearing me banging on about them but bear with me because this candle is worth it! It is the most perfect candle I've ever bought. With notes of spiced orange and cinnamon, it has a fantastic throw and fills the whole house with the fruity, spicy scent of pomanders. I might end up burning it all year round.

I'd love to hear your recommendations for Christmas candles. I've run out of space in the cupboard but I can always clear out another one. Food isn't important, right? Let me know which candles I need to buy!

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5 comments:

  1. My favourite is the Sugared Apple by Yankee Candle. I get them at Yankee.co.uk as they don't overcharge their shipping fees.

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  2. I really like Ikeas candles. Vanilla and the grey one is my favorites. Haven't tried any of their winter ones though.
    But Yankee Candles is really the best ones. Hopefully I cand buy some for the summer.

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  3. TKMaxx have got some nice ones. I think I recall you don't like tea but I picked up a big jasmine and green tea candle for about £7 and their gingerbread and Christmas scented candles are around the same price so check out TKMaxx for some of those

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  4. I had no idea Ikea did Christmas candles and I'm loving the M&S candle container!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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