Friday, November 28, 2014

Five Favorite Candles for the Holidays

The Christmas season is officially upon us, and one of my favorite traditions is the holiday candle. I like to buy them in bulk, as they make perfect stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, last minute gifts, and well... gifts for yourself. In an instant, the sense of smell can trigger long-forgotten memories of seasons past, and these five candles are certain to evoke the holiday spirit!

Tiffany Jones is a dear friend of mine and an incredibly talented interior decorator featured recently by The Pink Pagoda. This fall, she announced her new line of candles, and I have fallen for #12, an "elegant synthesis of rosemary, lavender, and mint" that is perfect for the holidays. This exquisite candle has been burning in our home all week, and everyone loves it! Tiffany's candles are 100% soy wax, hand poured in the USA, and they come in beautiful packaging, ready for gift giving. Priced at $45.

This candle has become a holiday tradition in our home. Various sizes are available, and each year I purchase the 7.8 ounce $34 version in bulk. The sparkling aroma of pomegranate, mandarine orange, pine, cloves, and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and amber is positively divine! This year, I am asking Santa for the four wick, 77 ounce grand candle, selected as one of Oprah's Favorite Things for the holiday season in 2013.  Priced from $14 - $225.

Not only does this lovely candle smell amazing, but it comes in the best hand-painted ceramic stoneware container that is dishwasher safe once the candle has been used. It also matches Juliska's line of winter holiday plates, mugs, and serving ware!  Priced at $49.

Founded in Paris in1643, Cire Trudon was once the candlemaker to the courts of Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV. This Christmas candle, Nazareth, blends cinnamon, orange, clove, bourbon vanilla with a whisper of frankincense and myrrh. All Cire Trudon candles reside in beautiful hand blown glass vessels. The wax is 100% vegetable-based, the wick is pure cotton, and it is allergen free with no pesticides. Priced at $105. 

I haven't tried these new candles yet, but I'm planning on picking up a few, along with free presents!, during Lilly Pulitzer's "Colorful Friday" gift event November 27 - November 30. The orange scented candle will be perfect for the holidays, and these are two of my favorite Lilly prints. Plus, you can't beat the price. Priced at $28.

What is your favorite holiday candle? 


  1. thanks, Andrea! So sweet of you to include my candle. I love the Nest candle too and that Juliska candle is gorgeous!! xo

  2. I am a candle hound! Thanks for these suggestions I cannot wait to smell the Nest candle it sounds perfect!

  3. Great choices here Andrea! I'm considering a few new ones now.

  4. I have Tiffany's candle, too, and LOOOOOVE it!


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