What is it about cold weather and candles? Perhaps it's our hibernation instincts, or the dread of going out into the frigid weather. Whatever it may be, the first sign of a chill in the air causes many of us to start shopping for these little gems. Candles light our homes and fill them with comforting scents -- many of which trigger major nostalgia. Whether it's olfactory reminders of the great outdoors or your mom's kitchen, we just can't get enough.
Scented candles also make fantastic presents. For the times when you just have no clue what to get the person who has everything -- get them a candle! You might be surprised that some of your favorite perfumers also create elegant candles, too. Whatever you're after, whether a gift for your nearest and dearest or yourself, we've got you covered. These candles come in a variety of wonderful scents for every price range and make everything extra cozy.
One-third of Diptyque's holiday collection, the Frosted Forest candle is sure to bring festive cheer to any space. Bedecked with the unicorn constellation, this candle is perfect for those who love the magic of mythical creatures. The scent is green, like the candle itself -- a mix of fir trees, Hinoki wood and a kiss of mint make it sparkling and bright.
Smelling of cinnamon rolls and chai tea, this sweet and spicy candle is sure to please. For those who love to bake -- or love to be enveloped in the scent of baked goods -- this one's for you. The multicolored confetti-covered box makes it totally gift-worthy.
Molton Brown Vintage with Elderflower Single Wick Candle, 6.3 oz., $49
Turn your home into a lavish St. Germain and Champagne cocktail with this holiday offering from Molton Brown London. Grapefruit, mandarin and vetivier keep it effervescent and light while petitgrain and ambergris add woody, earthy notes.
Phlur's vegan, cruelty-, paraben- and phthalate-free candles come in the chicest ceramic jars. They definitely add a modern aesthetic while lending a lovely scent to the air. The Claremont candle is crisp and clean -- just like a walk in the park. Shiso leaf, maté, white ginger and orange flower create a scent that is the perfect blend of green and floral.