9 Candles That Are Perfect for the Holidays

The string lights are up, Christmas carols are officially on loop, and you’re probably looking up festive recipes as we speak—but is your home smelling holiday-ready, too?

Fill your abode with the rich aroma of the holidays with these nine candles that are sure to delight the senses

Voluspa Lidded Glass Jar Candle in Branche Vermeil, $30

Housed in a metallic, vintage-Vermeil-inspired glass, the Branche Vermeil by cult candle brand Voluspa is made from a unique coconut wax blend that smells of icy winter spruce, with notes of citron, balsam, and sugar.

Available at Chapters Indigo

Rewined Signature Wine Bottle Candle in Spiked Cider, from $36

Rewined’s wine-inspired candles are a popular pick for vino lovers year-round, but the Spiked Cider variation is especially appropriate for December. Burn the apple- and dark-rum-scented light by a roaring fire for a picture-perfect holiday feel.

Available at West Elm Market

Illume Vanity Tin Candle in Noble Currant, $22

If you don’t have your own wood-burning fireplace at home, this festive candle by Illume is the next best thing. Cozy up to the aroma of rich red currant, sherry wine, and a medley of warm spices that are presented together in a retro-cool tin.

Available at Chapters Indigo

Woodlot Cinder Jar, $22

Locally handcrafted from coconut wax, Woodlot’s Cinder jar will remind you of Christmases spent at your grandparents’ old country cabin. Hints of vetiver, cedar, orange, and cinnamon are combined in the recyclable jar, which burns effortlessly for up to 60 hours.

Available on Woodlot’s online shop

Vancouver Candle Co. Signature Boxed Candle in North Shore, $36

Vancouver Candle Co.’s latest muse is the North Shore, which inspires a woodsy aroma that works surprisingly well for the holidays. Scents of spruce and white sage evoke afternoons spent searching for that perfect tree while mandarin and coriander offer a clean, citrus break.

Available at Provide Home

Ginger + Clove Holiday Archivist Candle, $16

Holiday baking not your forte? You can still fool ’em into thinking that those ginger snaps were made from scratch with Greenmarket Purveying Co.’s ginger and clove candle—a rich blend of spiced fruits, ginger, nutmeg, and clove that lasts long enough for a few festive cookie swaps.

Available at West Elm Market

Voluspa Petite Decorative Tin Candle in Baltic Amber, $10

Another merry creation from Voluspa, this petite candle contains a spicy mix of amber, exotic sandalwood, and vanilla orchid. It’s sophisticated enough for your holiday dinner parties and also works as a travel-friendly stocking stuffer.

Available at Chapters Indigo

Harlow Skin Co. Smoke Candle, $26

Harlow Skin Co. is known for its ethically produced body and skincare items, but the brand’s candles are also a hit for the holidays. We love the Smoke scent in particular, which smells of frankincense, cedar wood, and cardamom—ideal for a dreamy evening of stargazing.

Available at Charlie & Lee

Illume Snowflora Soy Candle in Snowflakes & Icicles, $18

The chances of snowfall this season may be slim, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the scent of fresh powder at your own leisure. Illume’s Snowflora candle combines notes of fir, peppermint, and vanilla for a refreshing aroma that’s a far cry from artificial flurries.

Available at Anthropologie