I guess it’s no secret that we love candles here at Candlefind. My passion for candles began in my early 20s (so…long…ago), and it was not long after that I couldn’t get enough. Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly get any more obsessed, I discovered the world of luxury candles. Be still my heart. The packaging. The vessels. The complex scents. The entire experience. It was addicting beyond my wildest dreams and I’m now known as the go-to person in my family for recommendations on the best luxury candles for gifting. The holidays are the perfect time to get someone that little bit extra. We’ve rounded up the 11 best luxury candles that will up your gift-giving prowess this holiday season. And if you still have an unwrapped box or two under the Christmas tree, maybe…just maybe…you’ll be lucky enough to find one of these.
As part of the new Bohomania Collection, Lazlo is one of our favorite Baobab candles. The green notes are comforting with the warmth of leather and incense around.
While Baes and Feu de Bois are fantastic candles, they make just about every best-of list. We’re going outside the box and recommending Choisya to interject some liveliness into some of the typically heavier scents of the season. Choisya is bright and zesty and sure to bring a smile or two.
Evoke Candle Co.
Paint It Black
Unboxing Evoke’s Paint It Black candle is like unwrapping a Christmas present all unto itself. The sleek black look is sure to delight, with a sultry scent mix of cardamon and clove.
The Fornasetti candle vessels are striking and the scents are divine. And expensive. Yeah, there’s that. Flora is a floral mix with woody and musk notes that we absolutely love.
If candle crushes are a thing (and they are), we’ve got one on all the Otherland candles. These beautiful candles are otherwordly and won’t break the bank. Prepare to be impressed with fresh green notes and sweet fig with Canopy.
Fresh Cut Gardenia
This Fresh Cut Gardenia candle from LAFCO is a great floral for any time of the year. The large, beautiful vessels are keepsakes and repurpose well, but you will need to be patient…these candles last a long time!
Classy and classic are words we use to describe Cire Trudon. For a candle gift that keeps giving, Gabriel is a warm, woodsy scent that is sure to be your next best favorite. We think the middle (intermezzo) size is the bee’s knees.
Who wouldn’t want a NEST candle as a gift? This is one of the stronger luxury candle brands, and the Holiday scent is a classic pine with fruity notes that will make you have visions of sugarplums. The box of this luxury gem has a texture that makes you want to rub and wait on the genie.
Le Feu De L’eau
Le Feu Rouge
Le Feu De L’eau candles are incredible works of art with vessels that are meant to be cherished. Le Feu Rouge is a lovely rose scent and a welcome sensory delight. The beautiful red container this candle is in will fit right in with a traditional holiday decor.
Overose makes some beautiful candles, and Nudesse is no exception. The scent is lovely in the standard jar, but hopefully your gifter splurged for the hologram vessel. The scent itself? Roses and rain. Ahhh!
The iconic Frasier Fir candle from Thymes
is a clear winner. It’s one of the most authentic tree scented candles we’ve smelled, and it is so much more. It comes in a variety of candle vessels, one of which is sure to fit your decor.
There you have it. Our recommendations for the top 11 best luxury candles that are sure to delight this holiday season. Didn’t find one of these jewels under the Christmas tree? Don’t fret – they make plenty of these candles, and who says you can’t gift yourself one or two or all? After all…who deserves it more?
Merry Christmas from your Candlefind team!