It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With Christmas around the corner, slip seamlessly into the festive spirit with a range of luxury candles and reed diffusers that create the perfect ambience at home, ahead of all your festivities.
Candles also make an ideal Christmas gift, so why not buy one for a loved one (or add it to your own wish-list!). We have rounded up our top picks this year, so you don’t have to. After all, we do love a host with the most. Don’t you?
1) Jo Malone London
Pine & Eucalyptus Home Candle
What is an indulgent Christmas without a Jo Malone candle? Wake up every morning with the encapsulating aroma of the limited edition Pine & Eucalyptus. Couldn’t make it smell more like Christmas if you tried…
£48, Jo Malone London
2) Lavender & Lillie
Ngorongoro, Tanzania Candle
Captivate your senses with the rich and musky Ngorongoro Tanzania candle. With notes of sandalwood, leather, amber and patchouli, this fragrance will take you on a journey into the mysterious heart of Africa. Housed in a luxury porcelain jar, the candle comes with a handcrafted, decorative lid and every lid holds a unique lily. What’s not to love?
£42, Lavender & Lillie
3) Cire Trudon
Cyrnos Scented Candle
This candle is sure to be the topic of the night at your dinner table. Top notes for this candle are lemon, myrtle and thyme, while the base notes include cashmere wood, patchouli and musk. From the luxurious packaging, to the warm scent - this is definitely at the top of our wish list.
£75, John Lewis
Protective Pine Candle
Is there anything in this world that can smell more like Christmas than the smell of fresh pine? Fill your home with the scent of the forest and keep the spirit of Christmas going. Best part - this candle has a burn time of 60 hours, so that’s enough time to cover all of your celebrations.
£30, Space NK
5) The Body Shop
Tuberose and Orange Blossom Reed Diffuser
The Body Shop has released a new Moments of Nature range, and this Tuberose and Orange Blossom reed diffuser is a BIG YES from us. A sweet floral scent to keep you feeling refreshed after planning the most epic Christmas party of the year.
£16, The Body Shop
6) Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Mon Beau Sapin
The iconic holiday candle by Maison Francis Kurkdjian now comes in a gorgeous dark green jar adorned with fir bough decorated in striking white and gold. With soothing notes that evoke traditional holiday trees, this luxuriously scented candle will keep the joyous holiday mood alive for weeks to come.
£55, Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Christmas Wish 3 Wick Scented Candle
Light up your December nights with the notes of mandarin and cinnamon by this offering from Neom. Just like the rest of their candles, the Christmas Wish will instantly uplift and relax you after just one inhale. It’s the stress buster you need before hosting the ultimate roast dinner.
8) Urban Apothecary
Almond Macaron Candle
Who doesn’t love the aroma of delicious sweet bakes filling up the air? The special edition Almond Macaron candle will flood your mood with bliss, as the melt-in-the-mouth notes encapsulate your senses with a cocktail of spicy cinnamon, almond milk, white musk and coconut. A sweet treat, indeed!
£40, Urban Apothecary
9) Lavender & Lillie
Dover Street, London Diffuser
We don’t want to sound biased but London really is a magical city to spend Christmas, so why not fill your home with the atmosphere of vibrant London with this Dover Street diffuser from Lavender & Lillie. Top notes include mandarin, lemon, lime and bergamot, making this a perfect fragrance for day and evening.
£48, Lavender & Lillie
10) D.S & Durga
Portable Fireplace Candle
While having a wood-burning fireplace to sit around would be an ideal setting for a cosy gathering, this candle from D.S. & Durga is an ode to that nostalgic feeling of a woody aroma, perfect for your hearth-less abode. Let the smoky fragrance warm your hearts up when it’s too cold to go outside.
£60, Liberty London