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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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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

Abbott Collection
$23.15

Bring Danish-style decor to homes this Christmas! our 27-dansk collection now includes these beautiful Frost votive holders, each ...with a different holiday or winter motif. Sure to draw everyone's gaze!. read more

Root
$45.00

Root's Votive Candles use only the finest blend of waxes for a purer burn that last up to 20 hours. Pure essential oil enhanced fr...agrance. Box of 18 votive candles. Root Candles continues the values, knowledge, and zeal that founder Amos Ives Root kindled over 140 years ago; each candle is crafted with quality, innovation and excellence. read more

Indigo Wild
$16.31

With a soy base and 100% pure essential oils, the Zum Jolly Glow Votive Holiday Almond from Indigo Wild will give you about 30 hou...rs of burn time that will give any room a pleasant aroma without the worry of chemicals. Indigo Wild brings you high quality, handmade, all natural goods made with pure essential oils. These gnarly avengers say no to all things toxic, manufactured, harsh, chemical and unnatural. You just can't get any more natural. 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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Biedermann & Sons
$39.00

Biedermann and Sons has been designing, producing and importing distinctive candles and giftware since 1956. From exclusive Christ...mas ornaments highly valued by collectors, to your basic candle needs, you're sure to find what you need in decor, candles and candleholders at Biedermann. read more

Biedermann & Sons
$42.00

Biedermann & Sons has been designing, producing, and importing distinctive candles and giftware since 1956. From exclusive Chr...istmas ornaments highly valued by collectors, to your basic candle needs, you're sure to Find what you need in decor, candles, and candleholders at Biedermann. read more

Biedermann & Sons
$66.49

Biedermann & Sons has been designing, producing, and importing distinctive candles and giftware since 1956. From exclusive Chr...istmas ornaments highly valued by collectors, to your basic candle needs, you're sure to Find what you need in decor, candles, and candleholders at Biedermann. read more

Biedermann & Sons
$39.00

Biedermann and Sons has been designing, producing and importing distinctive candles and giftware since 1956. From exclusive Christ...mas ornaments highly valued by collectors, to your basic candle needs, you're sure to find what you need in decor, candles and candleholders at Biedermann. 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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Luminarias
$43.99

Luminarias 70 LED String Lights Bring sparkle to lighting designs with this string of light bulbs. Use on a Christmas tree, mantle..., patio, patio umbrella, deck railing, doorway and outdoor trees to create an ideal festive environment. Features: -70... read more

LumaBase Luminarias
$35.99

Included: 6 Plastic Bags, 6 Battery Operated LumaLites Weather Resistant & Reusable Requires 3 AA Batteries for LumaLite LumaL...ite Provides Over 300 Hours of Flickering Light on Fresh Batteries For Indoor or Outdoor Use read more

Lumabase
$20.99

Find Candles at Target.com! Decorate the outside of your wedding venue with the LumaLite Luminaria Kit 6 Count - LumaLite, Plastic... Luminaria Bags. These luminary bags feature hearts, making them perfect for weddings, Valentine's Day, or any other romantic occasion. After the sun sets you'll love the glowing look of these candle bags. Includes 6 bags and 6 flameless candles. Requires 3 AAA batteries, sold separately. Color: White. read more

Lumabase
$20.99

Find Candles at Target.com! Decorate the outside of your wedding venue with the LumaLite Luminaria Kit 6 Count - LumaLite, Plastic... Luminaria Bags. These luminary bags feature hearts, making them perfect for weddings, Valentine's Day, or any other... 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
$27.99

The woody scents of mistletoe, berries, pine boughs, and holly create this Yankee Candle Mistletoe(tm) holiday tradition. Experien...ce the authentic, true-to-life fragrance, with pure natural plant extracts, and renowned Yankee Candle(R) quality that... read more

Colonial Candle
$16.56

The holiday favorite is a memorable scent of soft pine and warming patchouli. Exclusively sold by Colonial Candle, the unique and ...elegant 3-1/2-ounce oval jar is a beautiful accessory for any home. read more

Yankee Candle
$19.99

Yankee Candle Balsam & Cedar Pillar(tm) Candle provides a balsam, aromatic cedar wood, and juniper berry blend together in a f...resh forest scent. Poured just for you...classic pillar style filled with true Yankee Candle(R) fragrance. Featuring a brushed... read more

Himalayan Trading Post
$39.51

Himalayan candles makes beautifully fragranced candles in reusable original containers. Our candles are poured using artisan techn...iques with a natural soy wax blend and high quality Essential and fragrance oils. They will burn exceptionally well. A clean even burn with minimal scooting, leaving little to no residue and a lingering 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
$41.99

TheAmazingFlamelessCandle Holiday Collection Flameless Pillar Candle These ivory pillar flameless candles are adorned with hand-pa...inted gold carved holiday themed sentiments that are perfect for your holiday decor. With natural candle flickering and... read more

TheAmazingFlamelessCandle
$39.99

TheAmazingFlamelessCandle Holiday Collection Flameless Pillar Candle Adorn with hand-painted silver carved snowflakes these white ...pillar flameless candles give a warm and inviting look suitable for nearly any environment. With natural candle flickering... 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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Christmas Tree Market's 7.5-foot Timberline Pine has a narrow profile, measuring 42 inches in diameter. This tree features dark gr...een foliage made from high-quality PVC, and hinged branches that make for effortless setup. It comes pre-lit with UL-approved Clear lights. A metal tree stand, an on/off foot switch, and extra bulbs and fuses are included. The tree is covered by a 2-Year Foliage Warranty and 1-Year Light Warranty. read more

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