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12 Christmas Candles That Will Make Your Home Cozy

The tree is lit, the lights are aglow and carols are playing on repeat—all that's missing is a festive scent! These beautiful Christmas candles are here to make your holiday very merry.

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THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS 3-Wick Candlevia bathandbodyworks.com

The Perfect Christmas

Your home will take on a signature scent this holiday season when you light “The Perfect Christmas” candle from Bath and Body Works. This festive soy wax blend features notes of fresh cut pine, cinnamon sugar and toasted marshmallow—and is wrapped in a decorative jar featuring the jolly elf himself. Psst! These are our favorite ways to celebrate Christmas 2020.

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Spark - Gingerbread & Vanillavia paddywax.com

Gingerbread + Vanilla

Add some Christmas cheer to sleek spaces with the Spark collection from Paddywax. Modeled after traditional prayer candles, these beauties come in six tantalizing scents and feature seasonal sayings like “Ho, Ho, Ho,” “Believe” and “Let it Snow.” We’re particularly smitten with the gingerbread and vanilla version. Speaking of, these are our best gingerbread recipes.

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The Nutcracker Candlevia homesick.com

The Nutcracker

Queue up the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy before lighting this candle. Inspired by the beloved holiday tale, Homesick’s The Nutcracker includes notes of cinnamon, clove, pecan, sandalwood, wintermint, ginger, vanilla and musk. Capture more delightful flavors with our Sugarplum Spice Bread.

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Gnome Mercury Glass Scented Candle - Winter Woodsvia potterybarn.com

Holiday Gnome

We love candles that double as decor. And this mercury glass gnome from Pottery Barn will be a holiday staple even after the wick has burned out. For now, though, enjoy notes of Siberian fir, juniper berry, green apple and more.

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Balsam Perfume Candlevia agrariahome.com

Beautiful Balsam

Trust us when we say that this balsam candle from Agraria doesn’t need to be wrapped. Its packaging is already gift-ready! In addition to the stunning box and jingle bell topper, the candle itself is placed in textured glass that casts a sparkly glow every time the candle’s lit. Still searching for the perfect gift? Check out these ideas under $50.

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Bonfire Candlevia printfresh.com

Winter Bonfire

It’s a winter’s night, you’re nestled with loved ones in front of a fireplace with the Christmas tree all aglow—can it get any cozier? That’s exactly what this candle from Printfresh smells like. All that’s missing is a warm beverage!

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via crateandbarrel.com

Scandinavian Style

If your Christmas style leans more minimalist, then Crate & Barrel’s reindeer candle is for you. Scented with spiced cranberry, this Nordic-inspired offering is cheerful and festive without going over the top.

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Christmas Cookievia yankeecandle.com

Christmas Cookie

We know your mom has this candle (and your grandma probably does, too)—and for good reason! Yankee Candle’s classic Christmas Cookie scent has been delighting families for decades. We can’t get enough of its creamy, sugary notes that take us right into the kitchen when baking the best Christmas cookie recipes.

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SMOKED BIRCHWOODvia dwhome.com

Smoked Birchwood

If you dream of retiring to a cabin in the woods for Christmas, give this wooden wick candle from DW Home a try. Not only does it crackle like a fireplace, but this candle offers smoky scents of amber, birch wood and vanilla musk.

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Crushed Candy Cane Giant Ice Cream Cone Table Candlevia nordstrom.com

Crushed Candy Cane

Voluspa’s pretty table candle looks as good as it smells. Featuring bright, peppermint-inspired stripes, this hand-poured beauty burns with notes of peppermint (obviously), sugar cookie and vanilla bean. If you’re craving the real deal, try these candy cane recipes.

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Grandpa's Cardiganvia anecdotecandles.com

Grandpa’s Cardigan

Christmas is all about spending time with the ones you love. And this simple blend from Anecdote Candle will remind you of a hug from grandpa. Enjoy notes of smoky birch, black pepper and cardamom while you walk down memory lane.

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George & Viv Holiday Village Boxed Candlevia anthropologie.com

Holiday Village

It’s Christmas time in the city! This gorgeous collection from George & Viv comes in three festive scents: Very Merry, Deck the Halls and Visions of Sugarplums. Plus, the ready-to-gift box is perfect for nestling under the tree or in a stocking.

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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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