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    Jun 10, 2020

    Just 20 Candles Worth Buying If You Can Basically Never Have Enough

    Really going through 'em these days, eh? Here, have some more. 🕯️🥰

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    1. A colorful candle gift set that you should treat yourself to since it'll bring great colors and vibes to your house. The scents included are rose, lavender, lemon, and Mediterranean fig. Once you've burned the wax out, you can recycle the pretty tin cans and use them as tiny storage containers for jewelry, candy, or whatever else.

    four circular tin candles with lids and different colorful patterns all over the containers
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    Psst... I also can't NOT remind you that this whole set is cheaper than the cost of a single large Yankee Candle. Do with that info what you will. 😘

    Promising review: "The candles are all super colorful in person. They are so pretty and the presentation is adorable. There’s a colored ribbon with each candle to assist you in taking their lids off. The candles themselves last a very long time when they’re burning, which I appreciate. They smell really nice and the scent lingers a while after they’re done burning." —Lilly Mehdirad

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in five styles).

    2. A Pet House candle with scents to make you feel like you've stepped into a flower garden or just put on a pot of apple cider — anything but the typical pet odors that try to take over your home and assault your nose.

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    I have a doggo and this candle 100% eliminates the pet odors. It's super strong — as in the scent will fill up a few rooms in your house — yet not overpowering and it burns for a really long time. I would use these candles even if I didn't have a pet because I haven't been able to find any other candle with a scent that travels as well as this.

    Promising review: "These are the BEST candles for homes with dogs. We have five dogs (yup, five) ranging from a 6 lb Chihuahua to a 95 lb Lab. All are rescues and two are seniors. Senior dogs tend to be a little more stinky. These candles are amazing. Even when not lit with the lid off they make the house smell like fresh-cut flowers. Light just one and the whole upstairs smells like lilacs. It’s magic. There’s no chemical scent, it really smells like fresh flowers. I’m not a fan of labels on candles, and this one peels off really easily and leaves no sticky residue. You’re left with a beautiful, clean-looking, fresh smelling, dog funk eliminating, and even-burning candle." —Laurel

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of the Pet House candle for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 20 scents and in sets).

    3. A candle that literally looks like a bowl of Froot Loops cereal — complete with the spoon sticking out of the "milk" (read: wax) — for all the Toucan Sams who'll cereal-ously appreciate smelling their go-to breakfast even when they aren't munching it.

    Three of the candles sitting side by side
    Amazon

    My colleague Jasmin adores this candle. Peep exactly what she has to say about it here:

    "I bought this as a gift for my friend who's OBSESSED with cereal and would eat it for every meal if he could and he LOVED this. It smells exactly like Froot Loops cereal and you can actually use the bowl and spoon once the wax is all melted. He thought it was so cool-looking that he said he might not even light the candle! Either way, it'd still make great decor for a room."

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (free shipping).

    4. A dessert soy candle set so the smell of wildberry cheesecake, caramel cookie crunch, and more can sweeten up your kitchen or wherever else your sweet tooth (or, er, sweet nose?) leads you.

    votive candles designed to look like cups of dessert with whipped cream on top
    amazon.com

    Btw, these candles are handmade!

    Promising review: "I gave these to my mom for her birthday which is also Valentine’s Day, and she loved them! They each have such a strong yet pleasant and tasty scent. They smell almost good enough to eat! My mom doesn’t even want to burn them because it’ll ruin how good they look. These are beautiful candles and the person behind who makes these is an artist." —Hana LoPiccolo
    Get it from Amazon Handmade for $22 (available in a four-scent set).

    5. Yankee Candles that come in so many fantastical scents you prob won't be able to just snag one. Want your home to forever smell like a Wedding Day (my mom has this one. translation = gardenias)? Or how about "A Calm And Quiet Place" (jasmine)? Your ~wick~ is my command!

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    There's literally a scent for your every mood and fantasy, and even the smallest size in the bunch is meant to burn between 35 to 45 hours.

    Promising review: "I had no idea what a Yankee candle was and why everyone was freaking out about them. These really DO last forever. I like to burn candles throughout the day and evenings and it's barely made a dent in it. Great candle! Can't wait to try other scents." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in six sizes and numerous scents).

    6. A long-lasting soy candle with a very minimal design that'll blend well with the decor of whatever room.

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    Promising review: "I love this candle! It is highly scented so you can actually smell the scent of the candle when it's burning and it fills the room. The packaging of this candle is so simple and stylish as well that it goes with any style of decor. I also really appreciate that it comes with a lid. I have stopped buying candles without a lid because the smoke from blowing out the candle isn't fun just after you've been enjoying the scent of your candle. I would definitely purchase another candle from this company." —Kaylee Domire

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in multiple scents).

    7. A flameless LED candle set to get that by-the-candlelight feel ~without~ the threat of burning your house down since these flames are 100% remote-controlled and battery-operated. Each candle is made of real wax and has a flickering setting so the "flame" will move like a real candle.

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    This is a smart option if you're the type to forget to blow real candles out or if you have kids and want a safer set-up that's less accident-prone.

    Promising review: "These are amazing! The real wax surrounding the bulb makes them look and feel pretty authentic — much classier than the plastic stuff I was seeing at the store. The remote works beautifully and it's nice that you can choose flicker or steady light. I think I'll order another set to use during the winter holidays too! Again, these are much nicer quality than any other electric candles I've seen, and the remote makes managing the lighting super easy."—Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

    8. A Capri Blue Volcano candle that'll give you 35 hours of burn time and a sugared citrus scent that'll make you feel like you've officially clocked out for a vacay. 🌴 🍊🍋

    the candle in a tin can with the twist-off lid sitting beside it
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    Promising review: "Best smelling candle in the entire world. Expensive but worth it. It smells up the entire bottom floor of our house, which is 1,500 sq. ft." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $14.94 (available in two sizes and scents).

    9. A Mrs. Meyers geranium soy candle made with a lead-free candle wick that'll burn up to 25 hours long.

    the candle in a glass jar with the twist-off lid sitting beside it
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    This product is cruelty-free and made with renewable ingredients like soy and vegetable wax.

    Promising review: "This candle is lovely. I am a candle fiend and I highly recommend this candle. I really only need to let it burn for 15 minutes before the entire room smells amazing. I bought several different scents and was not expecting this one to be my favorite, but it absolutely is." —peanutliving

    Get it from Amazon for $6.38.

    10. A Homesick candle designed to release a relaxing smell reminiscent of any state you choose so you'll be reminded of the place you miss and love the most.

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    The Maine candle smells of blueberries, pinewood, and honeysuckle. The North Carolina candle smells like blackberries, peaches, and smoky barbecues. And because everything's bigger in Texas, it's got a ton of scents in one smart mix including dark leather, fresh pine, thick lemon slices, cyclamen, and a touch of sage.

    Promising review: "I got this as a surprise for my boyfriend. He moved to my state from Texas for college. I wasn't sure about how it would smell but I figured even if he wasn't a fan it would be neat as a decoration for his room. When I surprised him with the candle and as soon as he smelled it, he actually got very emotional and started crying because he said the smell instantly brought back so many memories of home. Definitely worth my money." —Bailey K

    Get it from Amazon for $27.98+ (available in scents of all the 50 states).

    11. A WoodWick Trilogy candle for the people who stan options so you'll get three scents in one jar. It also has a wooden wick that'll make a crackling sound as it burns so you can create that fireside experience.

    a trilogy candle with vanilla bean, caramel, and biscotti scents in order from top to bottom
    amazon.com

    The candle has three wax scents stacked in one so as you burn it down, it transitions into a new scent over time with the final scent lasting the longest since it has the most wax.

    Promising review: "My boyfriend bought me a WoodWick candle for my birthday and I instantly fell in love with it. They are by far the best candles I have ever used. When lit, the candle smells up the whole room but it's not overpowering with the smell. I also love the sound of the wick crackling when it is lit. The sand and driftwood fragrance is a great scent. I will be purchasing again for sure!" —BHunter

    Get it from Amazon for $19.49 (available in multiple trilogy options plus single scent choices).

    12. A Burn Book candle that'll smell like "baby prostitute" and "pink Wednesdays," if those things had a scent. It'll also burn for about 50 hours.

    iheartpopcandles / Etsy

    The candle is biodegradable since it's made of soy! Yay, earth-saving stuff! You can buy it alone OR as a gift box that'll include a Mean Girls pencil set and a box of matches.

    Promising review: "It's perfect! The seller pretty much shipped it right after I bought it and the quality is so sassy and good! 😊 It's a perfect way to celebrate one of my favorite movies and one of my top three favorite candle brands❤" —Isingonrooftops

    Get the candle from iheartpopcandles on Etsy for $20 or the gift box for $34.95.

    13. A candle-making kit so you can use the crafting process to relax and then light 'em up around your house to relax some more. This seashell kit is especially cool if you're missing the beach these days and want a few reminders around your space. 🕯️🏖️🌊

    PopShopAmerica / Etsy

    The set will come with 12 1- to 3-inch seashells in a variety of shapes, three vials of assorted essential oils (lavender, citrus, herbs, florals, and more, one mason jar for heating the wax, six-ounce soy wax, 12 or more cotton wicks. ice-pop sticks and skewers for stirring, your choice color of gilding (gold, silver, or copper), disposable paintbrushes, and step-by-step instructions designed for beginners. Just type the specific oils and colors you want in the personalization box when you place your order.

    Promising review: "I love this seashell candle-making kit. You get a lot for your money and this is such a unique way to make a candle. This is going to make someone a nice gift. The seller was great and everything was beautifully packaged" —Jeanette

    Get it from the PopShopAmerica shop on Etsy for $24.97 (available with free shipping in the U.S., free returns, and exchanges).

    14. A PyroPet melting cat that'll start off as a very ~purr~ty cat candle but when the wax melts away? All that'll be left will be an eerie but very cool metal skeleton of the once-alive kitty cat.

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    Promising review: "It was super sad to melt this cute candle but amazingly entertaining to watch! The shadows it casts are scary and fun and the quality of the candle and the inner skeleton is impressive!" — C Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $34 (also available in gray and more animals).

    15. A soy candle designed to encourage an essential worker to take a moment after a long day of tending to others, light a candle, and exhale.

    A candle that says "Light after a long day of being essential" on the front. It has a twist-off lid.
    Baum Designs Shop / Etsy

    The candle is available in multiple scents including Amber Noir and Moonlight Path (mmm! Bath & Body Works fans know what time it is! This scent is inspired by it). Also, this candle is meant to burn for about 100 hours! Yass!

    Promising review: "Shipping was super fast and this made my friend’s day!" —Mizzouatheart

    Get it from Baum Designs Shop for $24.95 (available in eight scents and three lid colors).

    16. A 2-in-1 body lotion candle that — YES, SKINCARE LOVERS — so you can light it to set the vibes and when it's melted, it'll be a warm body lotion that you can moisturize with during your skincare routine.

    a candle in a square jar
    Uncommon Goods

    The candle smells like figs, amber, and flowers but also packs coconut oil, botanical oils, and Vitamins A, K, and E to nourish your skin in its lotion form. In other words: This thing is going to FORCE you to give yourself a fancy-schmancy skincare and self-care routine, and yes darling, you deserve it.

    Promising review: "This candle smells great while it's burning and the lotion part means you can take the scent with you when you leave the house! The candle is made of coconut wax which is naturally moisturizing. This is great value for a 2-in-1 combo." —Liz

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $29.

    17. A Hocus Pocus version for anyone who isn't afraid to light the black candle. And listen, whatever goes down after that is between you and the Sanderson Sisters so leave me out of it, OK? 🧙🏽‍♀️🧹🙅🏿‍♀️🤣

    a black candle with a tin twist-off lid and a label that says "hocus pocus" with three heads of the witches on it
    Etsy / Witchy Wicks Candle Co.

    This candle is brewed with scents including cedarwood, orange, and patchouli essential oils. When the first layer burns down, it'll reveal which Sanderson sister is your witchy counterpart.

    Promising review: "I got this candle as a gift for my mom and she absolutely loved it. It smells amazing and she loved that she was able to find out what sister she was meant to be. She loves Hocus Pocus and we honestly could not have found anything better to give her!! I will absolutely be getting more candles in the future." —Opintof

    Get it from WitchyWicksCandleCo on Etsy for $16+ (available two sizes and a room spray version).

    18. A Bath & Body Works candle designed to provide aromatherapy and help relieve stress through the smell of eucalyptus and spearmint.

    the candle jar with a label that says "stress relief" on it
    Bath & Body Works

    Promising review: "Not only does this smell great but its throw is like a 3-wick candle!!! I lit this candle at work and the whole office was smelling like this candle! The single wick can light any size room." —ShanJD

    Get it from Bath & Body Works for $14.50 OR two candles for $20.

    19. A pluggable wax warmer that's ~kinda-sorta~ like a candle but not... really? All you'll need to do is plug it into an outlet, set a wax cube on it (like a teensy, weensy square candle without a wick), let it melt, and enjoy the aroma. It's a candle experience but without the candle and if you're a candle lover, you're prob gonna love this.

    the wax warmer is plugged into a wall near a window. It's shaped like a mason jar and says "home sweet home" on the front.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "One small cube of a scented wax melt and that's all it takes to make a room smell nice. While the candle wax is melted, take a paper towel and soak up the candle wax being careful not to burn your fingers for your next fresh cube. You won't need to unplug it as some people complained that the wax spilled out of the cup when they pulled it out of the outlet. I have scent warmers on tables but they take up so much room. This is out of the way and does the job." —Patricia A.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in a 32 wax warmer styles) and don't forget the wax cube packs for $19.99 (available in a set of eight packs with six cubes per pack).

    20. A Pink Magnolia candle to fill up your room with a light floral scent comprised of jasmine, magnolia, and currant. Plus, it'll add some color to your space! You'll get up to 50 hours of burn time which I can totally vouch for since I'm literally burning one that's been lasting for days as I type this.

    A lit candle sitting on a desk. Half of the wax is gone, indicating that it's already been burning.
    BuzzFeed / Marquaysa Battle

    My mom and I burn this candle in the room she and I share as an office. It really helps us start our day with a calming, soothing, and great-smelling environment. When things smell good, we feel great and this candle definitely keeps a beautiful scent in the room. Also, if you're the type who prefers a candle's scent to stay in the area you placed the candle and not to travel throughout the house, then this candle is the one. It fills up our room without being too strong and it doesn't overpower any of the rooms closest to our office space. We also love this candle because it matches the rest of the decor in the office.

    Get it from Target for $9.99 OR get the same scent in a smaller size for $4.99.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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