Looking for the best holiday scented candles for Christmas…and all year round? 21Ninety’s got you covered!

Celebrate the 12 days of Christmas with our 12 favorite holiday scented candles.

The good news is, you can even have your house smelling like a Yuletide treat even after Christmas is over. It’s not like a tree that has to be taken down sooner rather than later. After all, nobody wants to clean up spruce spindles as you’re getting ready for Valentine’s Day.

But why wouldn’t you want your house to smell like gingerbread and vanilla? Did you know that those scents (allegedly) make your man go wild with passion? (Light them up and he’ll be none the wiser. Don’t worry — we won’t tell.)

Whether you’re looking for gift ideas or want to create a cheery atmosphere in your own home, these 12 candles truly embody the spirit of the season. From woodsy forests to warm spices to sweet cookies, we’ve rounded up the perfect collection of our favorite fragrances to suit every style and desire. Read on to discover the best-scented candles to welcome the winter holidays, then snap up your favorite to keep your home smelling merry and bright all season long.


Thymes Frasier Fir Aromatic Candle

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If you’re looking for a holiday candle that emulates the scent of a fresh-cut Christmas tree, Thymes Frasier Fir Aromatic Candle delivers. The crisp scent of Siberian fir needles mixed with undertones of cedarwood and sandalwood is sure to leave your house smelling like a festive forest. Sand + Paws Apple Spice Air Freshening Candle.


Illume Noble Holiday Collection In Winter White

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Housed within a stylish sanded mercury glass, the Illume Winter White Candle features a cool fragrance perfect for the winter holidays. Frosted evergreen and cypress scents accented by peppercorn, cardamom, and citrus will fill your home over its 120-hour burn time.


Sand + Paws Apple Spice Air Freshening Candle

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Designed for pet parents, the Sand + Paws Apple Spice Air Freshening Candle neutralizes any pet odors lingering in your home with a festive, fruity scent — top notes of apple, orange, and cinnamon combined with hints of strawberry, clove, raspberry, and peach. 


Craft & Kin Scented Candle In Pine & Clove

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With a stylish black design and a wood wick, the Craft & Kin Scented Candle in Pine & Clove is a great holiday gift. Made with essential oils, the pine, musk, oakmoss, and clove scents are basically aromatherapy in a jar.


Calyan Wax Co. Soy Candle In Home + Holiday 

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There’s nothing better than filling your home with the smells of holiday baking. Snap up the Calyan Wax Co. Soy Candle in Home + Holiday to savor the scents of gingerbread, vanilla, and clove.


Love & Linger Soy And Beeswax Candle In Winter Flannel

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The Love & Linger Soy and Beeswax Candle in Winter Flannel is the perfect candle to go with the winter weather. Cozy up with your favorite flannel to the comforting scents of tonka bean, patchouli, and vanilla.


Nest Fragrances 3-Wick Candle In Holiday

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For a candle that really packs a scented punch, opt for Nest Fragrances 3-Wick Candle in Holiday. This festively fruity fragrance is a blend of pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves, and cinnamon with a dash of vanilla and amber.


Sweet Water Decor Hot Cocoa & Peppermint Soy Candle

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If you’re searching for a unique holiday candle scent, try the Sweet Water Decor Hot Cocoa & Peppermint Soy Candle. Light it up to make your home smell like a perfectly steaming cup of hot cocoa spiked with peppermint — with notes of creamy cappuccino, brown sugar, Peru balsam, and French vanilla tossed in for good measure.


La Jolie Muse Wooden Pine Candle

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Poured into a cute ceramic jar, La Jolie Muse Wooden Pine Candle is the perfect holiday gift. The bright, woodsy scent blends fir needle, pine, birchwood, and fir balsam together to transform any home into a forest.


APOTHEKE Luxury Scented Jar Candle In Firewood

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Chase after that perfect moment warming up by a crackling fire with the APOTHEKE Luxury Scented Jar Candle in Firewood. Containing triple the amount of fragrance oils found in a typical candle, this complex scent blends together cardamom, nutmeg, bergamot, birch tar, patchouli, sandalwood, cedarwood, and amber.


Yankee Candle Classic Large Jar In Christmas Cookie 

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A tried-and-true classic, warm your home with the comforting scent of holiday baking with the Yankee Candle Classic Large Jar In Christmas Cookie. Get over 110 hours of burn time of this irresistible blend of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, and sugar.


Homesick Premium Scented Candle In The Nutcracker 

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The Homesick Premium Scented Candle In The Nutcracker truly embodies the scents of the holidays. Pecan, cinnamon, and clove blend together with sandalwood, wintermint, ginger, vanilla, and musk in this relaxing aromatherapy candle.


Emily Bunker is a contributor for 21Ninety.


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