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Luxury Christmas candles to light up the festive season


Choosing the perfect gift for Christmas is never an easy task, and whoever the lucky recipient may be, it’s vital that you get it just right.

Luxury scented candles are one of the few gifts that are sure to tick all the boxes – the only catch? Picking a scent that you know they’ll love!

Just like perfumes, candle fragrances are an acquired taste. But with the vast array of festive scents on offer this year, there’s something for everyone. We’ve rounded up some of the best high-end candles, so that your remaining gift picks can be less ‘last minute trolley dash’ and more ‘I smelled this and immediately thought of you’.


Diptyque Sapin

If putting up your Christmas tree each year evokes memories of festive seasons gone by, then Sapin will become a beloved addition to your home fragrance arsenal. Those who aren’t keen on the traditionally sweet, spicy scents of Christmas will love its pine tree aroma, with fragrant resin crystals infused with a hint of mandarin. ‘A familiar yet unprecedented meeting of citrus and woody notes’, according to the brand themselves – and they are certainly not wrong.


£48, Space NK


Maison Ves #stockingfiller Candle

Luxury scented candle brand Maison Ves launched earlier this year, and is perfect for Christmas gifting thanks to a unique, modern touch. Engraved with innovative, humorous and on-trend hashtags, each candle tells a story, and the Christmas offering features #dontworry, #justastockingfiller, #thereismoretocome, #Santasfavourite, #MerryChristmas and #HappyNewYear on the glass jar. The only downside is that you’d have to have bought them a few other gifts to warrant the messages, but with a zesty orange scent accented with spicy cinnamon, it’s evocative of cosy festive evenings keeping warm by the fire – a scent that is hard not to love.


Burn time: 100 hours



Voya Christmas Candle

An uplifting, limited edition Christmas candle from organic brand Voya, this aromatic offering blends notes of refreshing orange with warming cinnamon and clove. Made with soy wax and organic essential oils, it’s the ultimate home accessory for Christmas eve preparations.


Burn time: 35 hours



Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir

Not strictly a Christmas candle, but we challenge you not to think of mulled wine, mince pies and cold winter air when you burn it.

Ruby-rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry and plum are joined by pink pepper, Casablanca lily and spicy woods to make for a dark and enigmatic scent that is opulent and uplifting. The perfect fireside treat.


Burn time: 45 hours



Diptyque Liquidambar

Influenced by the redness of this large autumnal tree, Liquidambar boasts an enveloping scent that is spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon and cloaked in the scent of muscovado sugar. A sweet and warm gourmand scent that the recipient will never want to leave unlit.