More than ever this year, the comfort of home has become crucial, especially when it comes to the approaching festive season. However our celebrations may end up looking come December, setting the scene will add a much-needed sense of normality – and stashing a solid selection of Christmas candles on the mantlepiece or windowsill is a great place to start.
Jars scented with pine, peppermint, cinnamon and chestnut will fill your space with the classic notes we know and love from this time of year, whether it’s as a beautifully warm welcome for guests or for you to enjoy along with some peace and quiet. And whatever your budget may be, there are plenty of amazing Christmas candles out there for 2020 in your price range.
From surprisingly cheap scented candles with impressive staying power to luxe jars that will delight even the most discerning of candle fans, here’s our edit of the best so far, starting from just £3.49.
33 of the best Christmas candles for 2020
Muji’s candles are unrivalled for the price.
Orange, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom; the ultimate stocking stuffer.
Warming and inviting (and strong enough to scent the whole house).
You’ve heard the song, now smell the candle.
Another spicy limited-edition line that’s bound to sell out.
Like a brisk forest walk with every burn.
It’s on Caroline Hirons’ wishlist for a reason…
Available in Pomegranate, Bitter Orange and Sweet Almond & Macaroon.
Another Aldi bargain that comes in Mulled Wine, Sweet Treats, Festive Fir or Snowy Sugar Plum.
(Almost) good enough to eat.
Fit to sit on the most stylish of shelves.
Traditional fruit and spice blended with cosy tonka bean.
If you love sweet Christmas candles, head straight to Yankee.
A gorgeous – and affordable! – festive gift option.
The next best thing to a real tree.
An alternative take on Christmas candles with notes of lavender, neroli and sandalwood.
These safer LED light-up candles are fab if you’re worried about open flames.
Clove bud and bay mingle with carnation and ylang ylang for a calming Christmas scent.
As fresh and crisp as falling snow.
One of the chicest Christmas candles you’ll ever come across.
50 hours burn time with rose, neroli, ylang-ylang, cinnamon and clove.
Traditional pine joins forces with lavender, incense and amber.
Candied fruits and caramelised sugar aplenty.
A budget take on the plum vibe that’s still delicious.
An ultra-glam glass jar filled with citrus, cinnamon and clove with hints of floral jasmine.