Candles and Candleholders Buying Guide

Whether you're adding light to a dinner party or a quiet night with a good book, candles and the candleholders you need for them are a lovely part of your decor.

Types of Candles and Candleholders

Types of Candles and Candleholders

What's a no-thought, small-investment way to dress up a mantel? Try a collection of various-diameter pillar candles. What about a tabletop? Sure, flowers are great, but votives inside glass hurricanes add drama and intimate atmosphere. Candles and candleholders are guaranteed to improve your decorating possibilities and reap dramatic rewards in your rooms. The types include pillar candles, taper candles, battery-operated candles, container candles, votive/tealight candles, lantern/hurricane candleholders, open candleholders, and candlestick candleholders.

Pillar Candles

Wide candles, known as pillars, can take a variety of shapes, both round and angular. They may rest on a platform or be freestanding, and they come in a range of heights.

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Ed Hardy
$22.99 $13.50

Christian Audigier's Ed Hardy Candle 4 inch high unscented mottled pillar will warm up any room. Design is Skull and Roses.

Ed Hardy
$13.50

Christian Audigier's Ed Hardy Candle 4 inch high unscented mottled pillar will warm up any room. Design is Sailor Girl.

Weddingstar Inc.
$15.40

These classic Round Pillar Candles will create the romantic atmosphere that you have been looking for. These neutral candles will ...fit into any color scheme and work great in centerpieces. Sold individually. read more

Pomeroy Collection
$40.00

Add this sophisticated seashore décor accent to your home or beach house. Hana Coral Candle is taupe with dimensional coral decora...tion all the way around. Short Pillar is 6" tall and 5" diameter. read more

Taper Candles

Slender and of varying heights, taper candles—sometimes called dinner candles—are most often held in a single candleholder. These are wonderful tools for adding elegance to a dinner table.

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Tapers Meadow
$15.09

Add elegance to your home with Tapers Meadow candles Each taper candle measures 12-inhces tall Fragrance-free taper candles have a... chic, rustic look Colors are sand, moss green and wheat Smokeless and drip-free Burn time is approximately 12 hours read more

Tapers Meadow
$15.09

Add elegance to your home with Tapers Meadow candles Each taper candle measures 12-inhces tall Fragrance-free taper candles have a... chic, rustic look Colors are sand, moss green and wheat Smokeless and drip-free Burn time is approximately 12 hours read more

Weddingstar Inc.
$30.15

These Taper Candles allow you to create a romantic atmosphere at your wedding. They work great with centerpieces and can be mixed ...with pillar candles to create interest. read more

Weddingstar Inc.
$27.17 $18.99

These Taper Candles allow you to create a romantic atmosphere at your wedding. They work great with centerpieces and can be mixed ...with pillar candles to create interest. read more

Battery-Operated Candles

Battery-operated candles add the ambience of candles without the open flame. Some of these even flicker to more closely resemble candles.

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Simulation Candles
$10.93 $10.73

This simple on/off switch remote control works with all flameless "Simulation Candles" brand. One remote controls all.

Pacific Accents
$19.46 $14.99

Tis' the Season to light up your home with our sculpted Winter Wonderland Trio. Each candle portrays a charming snowman family cra...fted in wax, is hand painted and finished with glitter accents. The Wonderful Winter Trio measures an approximate 4 3/4 x 7 1/4. read more

Two's Company
$13.97 $13.96

Two's Company Remote Control for Dazzler Twin Light LED Flameless Flickering Candle. Will Operate Any Of Two's Company Dazzler Can...dle Sizes And 10 Hour Timer Option. read more

Darice
$11.22 $10.84

This cream LED candle is perfect for adding primitive, rustic style to your decor. Each textured brown LED candle measures 3 Inch ...in diameter and stands 6 Inch tall. 1 piece per package. read more

Container Candles

Container candles are made of jars, found in varying sizes, that are filled with a candle. The jars may be glass, ceramic, or another flame-safe material.

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A Cheerful Giver
$28.99

A Cheerful Giver Berries 'N Spice Papa Jar Candle 32 oz - Fresh berries layered with spicy cloves and sugary cinnamon. Welcome you...r family and guests with fresh and vibrant frangrances that brighten your home! Wrapped in a charming homespun ribbon and metal lid, our jar candles are a pop of color and cozy touch to your decor. read more

A Cheerful Giver
$11.99

A Cheerful Giver Caramel Crunch Baby Jar Candle 14 oz - Warm vanilla, caramel, maple, and coconut fragrances. Welcome your family ...and guests with fresh and vibrant frangrances that brighten your home! Wrapped in a charming homespun ribbon and metal lid, our jar candles are a pop of color and cozy touch to your decor. read more

A Cheerful Giver
$24.99

A Cheerful Giver Country Morning Mama Jar Candle 22 oz - Rich coffee and cream layered with spicy nutmeg and sweet caramel maple c...innamon. Welcome your family and guests with fresh and vibrant frangrances that brighten your home! Wrapped in a charming homespun ribbon and metal lid, our jar candles are a pop of color and cozy touch to your decor. read more

A Cheerful Giver
$28.99

A Cheerful Giver Caramel Crunch Papa Jar Candle 32 oz - Warm vanilla, caramel, maple, and coconut fragrances. Welcome your family ...and guests with fresh and vibrant frangrances that brighten your home! Wrapped in a charming homespun ribbon and metal lid, our jar candles are a pop of color and cozy touch to your decor. read more

Votive/Tealight Candles

Small in width and height, votive or tealight candles are cylindrical. These are wonderful to scatter along a dinner table for just the hint of a flame, or to place inside larger containers.

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Warm Glow Candle Company
$14.03

Warm Glow Candle Company Santa's cider 3 pack votive candles W/glass votive cup. Our votive candles are unique, highly fragrant, a...nd longer lasting than many votive collections on the market. These candles are intended to be burned in votive cups (one is included in this pack) - beautifully displayed as a group, or individually. Each is approximately 2″ tall x 1″ in diameter. Votive burn for approximately 8-10 hours and are smoother in texture than our other candles, but provides the same memorable fragrance you will look for time and time again. Santa's cider: only Santa's elves could have whipped up this delectable aroma of fresh Apple cider with a hint of cinnamon. read more

Warm Glow Candle Company
$14.03

Warm Glow Candle Company maple butter 3 pack votive candles W/glass votive cup. Our votive candles are unique, highly fragrant, an...d longer lasting than many votive collections on the market. These candles are intended to be burned in votive cups (one is included in this pack) - beautifully displayed as a group, or individually. Each is approximately 2″ tall x 1″ in diameter. Votive burn for approximately 8-10 hours and are smoother in texture than our other candles, but provides the same memorable fragrance you will look for time and time again. Maple butter: this creamy, warm, sweet, buttery scent with hints of maple will have you craving breakfast with hot rolls and Biscuits. read more

Warm Glow Candle Company
$14.03

Warm Glow Candle Company clove 3 pack votive candles W/glass votive cup. Our votive candles are unique, highly fragrant, and longe...r lasting than many votive collections on the market. These candles are intended to be burned in votive cups (one is included in this pack) - beautifully displayed as a group, or individually. Each is approximately 2″ tall x 1″ in diameter. Votive burn for approximately 8-10 hours and are smoother in texture than our other candles, but provides the same memorable fragrance you will look for time and time again. This rich fragrance will warm up your home with the spicy scent of fresh cloves. read more

Warm Glow Candle Company
$14.03

Warm Glow Candle Company Pumpkin crumb cake 3 pack votive candles W/glass votive cup. Our votive candles are unique, highly fragra...nt, and longer lasting than many votive collections on the market. These candles are intended to be burned in votive cups (one is included in this pack) - beautifully displayed as a group, or individually. Each is approximately 2″ tall x 1″ in diameter. Votive burn for approximately 8-10 hours and are smoother in texture than our other candles, but provides the same memorable fragrance you will look for time and time again. Pumpkin crumb cake: imagine a rich, sweet, buttery crumb cake fresh out of the oven with the scent of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice wafting through the air. read more

Lantern/Hurricane Candleholders

The distinguishing feature of a lantern candleholder is that it encloses the candle on the sides with an open top. Hurricanes have a swooping profile, narrowing near the top before flaring open again.

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Danya B
$24.95

Danya B Glass Hurricane With Removable Metal Candle Insert gives you the perfect way to capture the unique mood brought by flicker...ing candle lights. Transform your al fresco indoor or outdoor meals from ho-hum to awesome with just a touch of... read more

Enterprises
$89.98

Add a sense of sophistication to your home decor with this beautiful traditional glass hurricane candlestick. This beautiful candl...estick features an oak-stained mango wood base, a brassy finish, and a wavy glass hurricane for beautiful illumination in... read more

Imax
$95.00

The Paola Hurricane by IMAX is distinguished by it's sleekly modern lines. Featuring a footed wood base hand-finished in cream and... sparkling rectangular glass walls, it's simply lovely and enhances a variety of decors. Holds pillar candles. The hurricane measures just under seventeen Inch high and has a ten inch diameter. Finished by hand with exemplary detail, so there may be slight variations in finish, color and texture. These variations are a reflection of the authenticity of the piece and signal the originality of the artisan. Care instructions: Wipe clean with a dry cloth, remove any excess wax with hot water. Brought to you by IMAX- One source, a world of choices. read more

Imax
$71.99

Get hammered: Small blue-tinted glass hurricane candleholder on a textured stem. Set includes: One (1) small candle hurricane Mate...rials: 54-percent Glass , 46-percent Aluminum Food Safe: No Outdoor safe: No Weight: 4.8 pounds Dimensions: 22.5 inches... read more

Open Candleholders

Open candleholders are platforms on which the candles rest. These are typically slightly wider than the candle in order to catch dripping wax.

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Bambeco
$5.99

These incomparable pieces are handcrafted from recycled soda bottles. Skilled artisans use traditional techniques handed down from... generation to generation to transform trash into sparkling new treasures. Just like us, no two are exactly alike.... read more

Bambeco
$5.99

These incomparable pieces are handcrafted from recycled soda bottles. Skilled artisans use traditional techniques handed down from... generation to generation to transform trash into sparkling new treasures. Just like us, no two are exactly alike.... read more

Bambeco
$4.99

These incomparable pieces are handcrafted from recycled soda bottles. Skilled artisans use traditional techniques handed down from... generation to generation to transform trash into sparkling new treasures. Just like us, no two are exactly alike.... read more

Candlestick Candleholders

Most often used with taper candles, candlesticks hold the tapers securely and may be of varying heights.

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Rite Lite
$103.20 $94.45

The ultimate in luxury candlesticks, the tree of life raises the bar as works of art to be displayed proudly in your home. An expr...ession of unique class, your Shabbat table will be elevated with the two tone tree of life candlesticks. read more

MEPRA
$114.50

Mepra offers innovation in process, design, and product. Made from the highest quality of material, Mepra products appear on the t...ables of the most prestigious hotels in the world, award-winning restaurants and hundreds of thousands of people's homes. Now you can bring a piece of made in Italy history to your table. read more

Go Home
$295.64 $294.93

Go Home Ltd is a family owned company based out of New York.  With our diverse product sourced from around the world, you are sure... to find something to fit your needs. Whether it is a beautiful candlestick or a cozy chair, our brand exemplifies 'home' while using the best quality of goods one could find. read more

Product Features

Product Features

When it comes to ambience per dollar spent, candles and candleholders are hard to beat. A few dollars can add color and drama, as well as the allure of the flickering light that only a candle can provide. It helps to have a range of candle types available so you can choose the style and setup for different meals and gatherings. But even so, certain common product features can guide you. Those include size, scent, color, and material.

Size

From tiny votives—small enough to fit several in the palm of a hand—to oversize pillars that rival the diameter of a dinner plate, candles vary widely in width and height.

Scent

In addition to a flame, many candles supply a scent. Whether you want scented candles is a matter of personal preference as well as sensitivity to fragrance.

Color

Beyond traditional white, candles and candleholders are available in a range of colors and even patterns. You can find some in specialized hues to accent a pretty holiday table, or more adaptable colors that can be on display from season to season.

Material

While nearly all candles are made of wax, candleholders can be fabricated from metal or any other type of flame-resistant material.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

A few tapers, a few pillars, a collection of votives, a candelabra, and a platform: Build on the basics, and you'll be surprised how many ways on how many days you can use your candles and candleholders. But that's only true if the types and product features also take into account the purchase considerations that are important to any candle and candleholder purchase. Review flexibility, storage, and candle longevity; here's a short guide to help.

Flexibility

If you're interested in using candles and candleholders year-round, then choose those that adapt to a variety of situations—dinnertime to relaxation time—in both size and color.

Storage

If the candles and candleholders you choose are special-occasion items, you will need a spot to store them when not in use. That may be a kitchen pantry or dining room hutch, or another cabinet that can accommodate their size.

Candle Longevity

How long a candle lasts depends in large part on how much you burn it. But you can make a guess: A scattering of votives that decorate a table will need to be replenished much sooner than tall pillars or tapers.

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Better Homes and Gardens
$27.52 $26.72

Better Homes & Gardens Songbird Decorative Pillar Candle , Set of 4:Wax pillar candleIconic shapeColor: green

Better Homes and Gardens
$38.51 $31.19

Better Homes and Gardens 13-oz Candles, Fresh Ocean Flower, 6-Pack:Highly fragrantWax in glass jarIdeal for home decorCreate an in...viting atmosphere in a roomFragrance infused with aromatic hints of sun-warmed driftwoodBetter Homes and Gardens candles come in a convenient 6-pack read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$23.98 $23.29

Better Homes & Gardens Owl Decorative Pillar Candle , Set of 4:Wax pillar candleIconic shapeColor: beige

Better Homes and Gardens
$24.05 $23.36

Better Homes & Gardens Dot Floral Decorative Pillar Candle , Set of 4:Wax candlePillar shapeColor: green

$39.99 $33.99

Set the mood with realistic candlelight with this Apothecary & Company 3-piece LED Candle Set with Remote. These unique lights fli...cker and dance just like conventional candles. You can even turn the candles on or off using the included remote control, allowing you to display the candles on high shelves and other hard to reach places. 3-piece LED candle set with cordless remote control Cordless battery operation allows you to place them on tables, in bedrooms or bathrooms, on shelves, patios and more Switch candle to "REMOTE" in order to power on/off using the handheld remote or simply switch to the permanent 'On' or 'Off' position Includes: one 3x5, one 3x6, and one 3x4 candles Each Candle requires 3 AAA batteries (not included). Remote control requires one CR2025 3V battery (included) Type: Candles, Flameless Material: Wax Color: Off-White read more

Horizon
$21.02 $14.71

These finely crafted candle followers pair are designed to minimize dripping and extend the burn time of your candles. These follo...wers are all cast of solid brass and are intended for use with straight sided candles. Use this set of two brass candle followers to put your mind at ease while you are enjoying a romantic dinner or a relaxing bath. Enjoy the reflection of the flame on the brass and its effect on the light in the room while keeping tabletops and your hands safe from melting wax. Set of two Effectively reduces drips and prolongs burn time Sand Casted Quality Brass Dimensions: 1.2 inches x 1.5 inches Color: Gold. read more

Yankee Candle
$20.00 $14.99

Bring the sweet smells of warm summer days and nights to your space any time of year with Yankee Candle's tumbler candle.

Cylinder Works Candles
$17.45 $15.49

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