7 Of The Best Christmas Candles

Atelier 38 White Christmas candle

Treat yourself to a wonderfully evocative scented candle and watch the stresses of the festive season drift away. Here’s our top 7…

1. Atelier 38 White Christmas Candle, £23.50

Simple and stylish, this handmade single wick candle is made from all-natural sustainably sourced soy wax at Atelier 38’s Surrey Hills Studio.

With seasonal aromas including pine, clove and orange, it’s the perfect choice to welcome friends and family into your home this Christmas.

Each candle is beautifully packaged in an elegant black gift box.

Burn time: 50 hours

Scent: Raspberry, green leaf, orange, clove, pine and herbs

Our rating: A luxury look at an affordable price.

2. Thomas Street “Santa’s Workshop” Scented Candle, £11.95

Santa's Workshop Candle from the British Red Cross Shop

As well as having the most gorgeous name for a Christmas candle, this artisan delight is sold through the British Red Cross Shop, so you’ll be supporting a wonderful charity, too.

It’s not just Santa who will be busy this Christmas, so relax at home with a warm and cosy glow as you wrap your own festive gifts.

Burn time: 40 hours

Scent: White amber, sandalwood and smooth vanilla

Our rating: Good quality and great value.

3. Yankee Candle, Christmas Cookie, £29.99

Yankee Christmas Cookie candle

You won’t have to step near the oven to fill your home with the buttery rich, vanilla aroma of freshly-baked holiday cookies.

This soy wax candle is truly heavenly!

Burn time: 60-90 hours

Scent: Creamy vanilla bean, nutmeg, cinnamon and sugar

Our rating: In a signature large jar, this will last well into the New Year.

4. The White Company Fir Tree Medium Botanical Candle, £35

The White Company medium Fir Tree Candle

Imagine you are walking through a scenic pine forest, with trees topped with powdery white snow. Pure bliss!

Enjoy peace and serenity as you surround yourself with the magical scents of the season. This one-wick design is infused with pine cones and pine tips.

Burn time: 63 hours

Scent: Eucalyptus, pine and cedar

Our rating: The hard outer shell doesn’t burn down making this pretty design a great pick for the whole season.

5. Marks & Spencer Neroli, Lime & Basil Light Up Candle, £10

M & S Christmas light up candles

Featuring a unique light up LED design, surround yourself with the ambience of sparkling lights and sequins.

Available in silver and gold, plus other festive designs, all from Marks & Spencer. £10 each.

Burn time: 20 hours

Scent: Neroli, lime and basil

Our rating: A wonderfully iridescent design.

6. Jo Malone Orange Bitters Home Candle, £59

Jo Malone Orange Bitters Candle

With a loyal following, you’ll have to be quick to snap up one of Jo Malone’s Christmas candles.

This one offers a heady cocktail of aromas to set the scene for Christmas.

You can add engraving for an additional £10, for a thoughtful and indulgent gift.

Burn time: 45 hours

Scent: Orange and sandalwood

Our rating: A touch of luxury for the festive season.

7. Laura Ashley Christmas Mulled Spice Botanical Candle, £18

Laura Ashley Mulled Spiced candle

Available exclusively through Next, this Laura Ashley design conjures up the spicy and warm notes of a festive mulled wine.

A seasonal treat for the senses.

Burn time: Up to 75 hours

Scent: Cinnamon, rose and cedarwood

Our rating: A long burn time makes this one great value.

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Allison Hay

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