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Are you looking for a gift for that difficult-to-shop-for person in your life? Then you might want to consider buying them a candle or two. These make surprisingly wonderful gifts because candles can fit into any room design. They’re an attractive, classy accent in any space. Many also let off inviting scents. A candle can also make a great seasonally themed gift, thanks to the attractive seasonal designs some of them have. Take a look below to see some of our top picks for candles. The list contains both flameless and wax styles.

Seasonal candles

This designer item paints a traditional holiday scene right inside the candle for a classy gift. Find it at Wayfair ($75).

A classic smelling candle from Crate & Barrel ($20) can make a good general gift that helps anyone add some festive cheer to their space.

These two glitter mason jar candles at Target ($30) are an attractive addition to just about any room design around the holidays.

These holiday candles with seasonal names can be found at Etsy (Set of 4 , $38).

These two delightful flameless candles with holly decorations, which you can find at Amazon, would make a nice accent in a home around the holidays.

This set of three candles is hand-painted for crafted holiday cheer. Get them at Wayfair ($27).


Not all candles need to include a flame. Incense is a great alternative . Source: Anthropologie

A set of LED candles with a snowflake design from Kohl’s ($24 to $40) would make a great addition to a winter wonderland home theme.

This gorgeous, intricate design will draw in the eye of anyone who looks at it, and you can find it at Etsy ($40). It’s definitely in the “too pretty to burn” category.

This set of flameless candles from Kohl’s ($30 to $60) combines a modern LED functionality with the traditional look of evergreen encased in wax.

A small Christmas tree design from Etsy (Set of 4, $16) can make a good accent around the home. (Think stocking stuffer with this small item.)

Scented candles

If someone on your gift giving list loves rich scents, they’ll adore this Colonial Candle from Wayfair ($18).

Along similar lines, this lemon verbena candle from Pottery Barn ($69 to $149) packs the added herbal scent of bergamot and comes in a natural leaf pattern jar.

If you were under the impression that flameless candles couldn’t be scented, think again; this set of three candles from Wayfair ($22) has a vanilla scent.

These have a more geometric shape to them than the LED scented candles above; you can find the set of two vanilla-scented candles at Wayfair ($37).

For a scented seasonal item, try this Christmas Cookie scent from Yankee Candle, which you can find at Target ($22).

This item gives off a sugar plum scent, making it a good option for people who enjoy holiday scents; you can find it at Wayfair ($12) featuring a primitive look that’s good for rustic homes.

Book lovers in your life will rejoice to receive this as a gift, with their favorite bookstore smells right at home; you can find this candle at Etsy ($18).

For the people in your life who like the finer things, this Cognac and Cubans candle from Etsy ($8.48) is a good gift-giving choice.

Soy candles

Soy wax burns longer and with less smoke, so this eucalyptus-scented candle can provide ambiance and boost a feeling of wellbeing. Find it at Wayfair ($26).

This personalized soy candle from Etsy ($15.50) is a heartfelt gift for someone close to you.

This soy candle from Kohl’s ($18 to $23) has layers of scents, so it’s like getting three candles in one.

This peppermint and eucalyptus candle from Etsy ($27) is made with natural essential oils and eco wax (great for the environmentalist in your life).

Looking for a seasonal stocking stuffer soy candle? Consider this roasted chestnut-scented candle from Target ($5).

These soy candles from Etsy ($8) have some of the strongest scents around – which is important with amazing scents like bubblegum, birthday cake and cinnamon apple.

This lavender soy candle from Target ($7.39) is housed in a classic jelly jar.

We hope you’ve found some great candle ideas to fit any seasonal room theme or year-round theme. These might just make it a little easier to get that holiday gift shopping done this year.