Candles & Candleholders Buying Guide

Historically used for functional, necessary light in homes, candles and candleholders are now decorative and mood-setting. Used as luminarias to light a pathway or as tapers on a Christmas party table for warm, flickering light, the many types of candles and candleholders fill multiple style needs and preferences.

Types of Candles & Candleholders

Types of Candles & Candleholders

Think of all the ways you can use candles and candleholders in your home during the holidays. Start at the walkway to your front door: Luminarias dotting a sidewalk provide a warm welcome for family and friends. In the entryway, a few votives and tealights supply subtle sparkle. Living and dining rooms offer spots for candelabra and tapers, and specialty candles and candleholders can be used in virtually any room in the house. Here's a guide to holiday candles and candleholders.

Votives with Tealights

Votives with tealights are small, short candleholders that hold small, round candles. They are typically easy to use and sometimes inexpensive; in addition, they can be moved with little effort.

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Oriental Trading Company
$19.99

Light-up your garden-party-themed wedding with these beautiful votive holders. Featuring a colorful design of flowers, these votiv...e holders come included with rose-shaped candles, making them a must-have for wedding party decorations. Add them to... read more

Oriental Trading Company
$13.99

Spring weddings, baptisms, Easter celebrations - give any springtime event a warm and personal touch with these delightfully color...ful Personalized Love In Bloom Votive Holders. Set them on wedding reception tables for a charming addition to... read more

Warm Glow Candle Company
$13.97 $13.96

Warm Glow Candle Company Christmas tinsel 3 pack votive candles W/glass votive cup. Our votive candles are unique, highly fragrant..., 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. Capture the joys of an early Christmas morning with a crisp blue spruce fragrance. read more

Celebrations by Mikasa®
$7.99

Celebrations by Mikasa Rejoice Holiday Votives bring just the right amount of holiday cheer to your home decor with their festive ...and winter designs. This Christmas Tree Votive is a charming way to bring warm lighting and a decorative touch to your home every holiday season. Perfect displayed on a table or mantle, and while it is great for decorating during the Holidays, it can be used throughout the winter season. Also makes a great gift. Hand wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately. Votive candle not included. Christmas tree votive measures approximately 3-1/8 diameter x 3-1/4 inch high. read more

Candelabra and Tapers

Candelabra hold at least one and often several tall, skinny candles called tapers. Candelabra can be simple and clean-lined or more elaborate and decorative in design.

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Cost Plus World Market
$9.98 $7.48

Candles -Add fanciful Easter cheer to your decor with our fun bunny taper candles. A festive spring addition to your mantel or din...ner table, they come in the shape of a girl and boy bunny dressed in their Easter best. Material: , Color:. Also could be used forcandles,unscendted candle,taper candle,accessories,tabletop accessories,tabletop decor,decoration,home decor,decor,easter decor,easter,easter decoration,easter candle,easter bunny,easter bunny candle. By Cost Plus World Market. read more

Yankee Candle Company
$9.99

Add these eye-catching bunny ear taper candles to your spring and Easter table for a fun conversation starter. Adorable unscented ...tapers are 10" high. 2 pack. About Unscented Taper Candles: Our Unscented Taper Candles are the perfect complement to your Easter decorating.. read more

Battery Operated Taper Candle
$13.85

Battery candle taper candle in burnt burgundy. The dipped wax finish has a cinnamon grungy coating for a bumpy finish. 6 taper is ...powered by 2 AA batteries (batteries not included). These primitive decor taper candles offer a warm glow without cords,... read more

Sur La Table
$15.00 $10.46

Charming Easter décor. EXCLUSIVE Perfect for lighting your Easter celebrations, our whimsical carrot candles look just like the Ea...ster Bunny's favorite treat. Set includes two taper candles. Specifications - Manufacturer: Sur La Table - Material: Paraffin - Dimensions: 8" tall - Made in Vietnam exclusively for Sur La Table Care & Usage - Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth - Total burn time: Between five and six hours. Burn for no more than two hours at a time. Trim wick as necessary and dust regularly. - Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep away from drafts and flammable materials. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Place candle holder on a level, heat-resistant surface. Allow candle holder to cool several minutes before touching or handling. Do not attempt to move while lit or hot. Follow candle manufacturers' safety warnings. - Not a toy; for decorative use only What's In the box? - Two candles read more

Hurricanes or Bases with Pillars

Pillar candles are wider and taller than votives. Hurricane candleholders are wide and sometimes bell-shape to hold the larger pillar candles. Pillar candles can also be set on simple bases.

Luminarias

Luminarias are typically designed for exterior use as lanterns along a pathway or in other outdoor spaces, such as on decks or patio stairs.

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LumaBase Luminarias
$29.99 $12.79

LumaBase Luminarias bright battery operated tea lights illuminate without the danger of a real flame. It is a safe alternative to ...traditional candle light. read more

LumaBase Luminarias
$29.99 $14.29

LumaBase Luminarias bright battery operated tea lights illuminate without the danger of a real flame. It is a safe alternative to ...traditional candle light. read more

LumaBase Luminarias
$21.95 $19.56

Add warm ambiance to a room with the LumaBase Luminarias Remote-Control LED Candles. This set includes two pillar candles and one ...remote control. Change the color to suit your mood and decor. They're an ideal choice for tabletops, windowsills and... read more

LumaBase Luminarias
$23.55

Long lasting mini electric LED string lights transform your holiday decorating into a festive event. These durable long lasting st...ring lights are virtually unbreakable and will last a lifetime. Hang on trees, shrubs, patio umbrellas or roof tops. read more

Specialty

Specialty candles can be a variety of forms or shapes, such as molded to represent an animal. Some may need bases, but others may stand on their own.

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Yankee Candle Company
$9.99

Add these eye-catching bunny ear taper candles to your spring and Easter table for a fun conversation starter. Adorable unscented ...tapers are 10" high. 2 pack. About Unscented Taper Candles: Our Unscented Taper Candles are the perfect complement to your Easter decorating.. read more

Yankee Candle Company
$15.99 $6.40

A perfect match to your favorite sweet! A handful of grape jelly beans, coated with sugar and ready to enjoy, with a few lemon and... raspberry added in the mix. About Easter Tin Candles: Try our sweet Easter fragrances presented in a tin that's perfect for gift giving and even nicer to keep. Great for travel, too! This 5-oz. size offers up to 30 hours of fragrance.. read more

Yankee Candle Company
$15.99 $6.40

Irresistibly creamy and sweet--white chocolate hops around with vanilla in this happy confection. About Easter Tin Candles: Try ou...r sweet Easter fragrances presented in a tin that's perfect for gift giving and even nicer to keep. Great for travel, too! This 5-oz. size offers up to 30 hours of fragrance.. read more

Warm Glow Candle Company
$10.99

Warm Glow Candle Company Christmas tinsel 6 pack votive candles. Our votive candles are unique, highly fragrant, and longer lastin...g than many votive collections on the market. These candles are intended to be burned in votive cups - 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! package of six all the same scent. Capture the joys of an early Christmas morning with a crisp blue spruce fragrance. read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Candles and candleholders are often durable and in some cases much longer-lasting than candles of old. Before you purchase candles for your holiday uses, research flameless or rechargeable options, as well as scented and unscented varieties. Reusable containers should also be a purchase consideration for candles and candleholders. Before you pick candles and candleholders best suited for your home, check out these buying tips.

Flameless or Rechargeable

Some candles are now powered by batteries, which are sometimes rechargeable. This eliminates the risk of fire from candle flames.

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TheAmazingFlamelessCandle
$155.94

BEAM1101 Features Designed for restaurant, hotel and commercial use Up to 20 hours of battery life Dual LED lights for extra brigh...t candle flicker Highly durable construction and perfect for restaurants Candle Type: Flameless Candle Material: Plastic... read more

TheAmazingFlamelessCandle
$179.94

BEAM1102 Features Performance Series collection Designed for restaurant, hotel and commercial use Up to 24 hours of battery life D...ual LED lights for extra bright candle flicker Fully waterproof and highly durable construction Candle Type: Flameless... read more

TheAmazingFlamelessCandle
$84.99

BEAM1006 Features Indoor/outdoor flameless candle lantern Naturally flickering candle light creating the perfect ambiance All-weat...her flameless candle installed within the lantern LED bulb lasts for over 25,000 hours Up to 500 hours battery life (takes... read more

TheAmazingFlamelessCandle
$26.18

Our smooth ivory flameless pillar candles create a distinct yet traditional look in any setting. With natural candle flickering, t...his flameless candle and its advanced LED technology provide a safe and illustrious atmosphere in any home setting. read more

Scented or Unscented

Candles can be used to add fragrance, such as cinnamon or lavender, to a room, while others may be scent-free.

Reusable Containers

Some candles are sold in containers that may be filled with new candles. Look for containers that are standard candle size to increase flexibility of use.

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Better Homes and Gardens
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This gorgeous satin Christmas stocking is gold with festive embroidery and beads at top. Brand:; Better Homes and GardensColor:;; ...GoldMaterials:; Nylon and PolyesterApproximately 17;inches long; read more

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This Better Homes and Gardens velvet plush fleece throw blanket with fringe has a great look and feel. It features a gorgeous blue... medallion pattern. It is sure to keep you cuddly warmBetter Homes and Gardens velvet plush micofleece throw blanket with fringePretty pattern of words from Christmas carols on a red backgroundSuper soft and cozy warmMeasures 50" by 60"Made from 100% polyester microplushMachine washBrand is Better Homes ; Gardens read more

Better Homes and Gardens
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Better Homes and Gardens Scent Bursts Assorted Holiday Assortment, Fresh Cut Frasier, Cinnamon and Spice, Spiced Pumpkin Pie, Cand...ied Caramel Pecan, 4-Pack:Fragranced paper warmer refills made of natural, recyclable paperInfused with pure fragranceContain no waxFast, lasts long and delivers a higher quality fragranceUse with any electric wax melt warmerSafe, simple and convenientMess-free way to fragrance your home read more

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This Better Homes and Gardens Christmas throw pillow cover has the look of a fine tapestry.; It features; Santa Claus on a red bac...kground and will make a nice accent to any room.Better Homes and Gardens Christmas accent pillow coverWith the look of fine tapestryGorgeous Santa Claus patternBack is solid green colorFits 18" by 18" pillow insertZipper closureMade from;polyester/cotton blendSpot clean onlyBrand is Better Homes ; Gardens read more

Nourison
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With its whimsical words of wisdom, upbeat designs, charming color palettes and delightful textures, this day-brightening collecti...on of carved printed accent rugs will bring a fun-filled flair to any environment. Contains Latex Contains Latex Pile... read more

Classic Accessories
$169.40 $62.77

The Classic Accessories Rolling Christmas Tree Storage Bag protects and stores sectional trees from 6 to 9' long and lets you roll... it from place to place. This container has an interior sling with adjustable straps and quick-release buckles that... read more

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