6 Festive Christmas Candles that Smell Just As Good As They Look

From delicious sugar cookies to woodsy pine, these Christmas candles bring the smell (and style) of the season into your home. Use them to create a beautiful centerpiece, light up your windows, or even as a thoughtful gift for friends and family.

Red Christmas candle in a wreath with berries and pinecones around it
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The Perfect Gift

No matter who's on your list, this festive candle makes an excellent gift idea. Its three stackable candles feature apple, clove, fir, pine needle, white birch, cedar, vetiver, and musk for a woodsy-yet-fruity scent. Plus, when assembled, they form a beautiful Christmas tree that doubles as decor even after the candles are used.

Buy It: Stackable Christmas Tree Candle, $38, Anthropologie

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Christmas candles in ornament votives photo

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Beautiful Baubles

These Pottery Barn candles look just like ornaments—and we are obsessed. The silver and gold baubles will look adorable on any side table, or even on your mantel next to the stockings. No matter where you place them, the Snow Currant scent—which includes notes of currant, apple, clove, orange, cedarwood, Canadian fir, thyme, and sandalwood—will instantly put everyone in the holiday spirit.

Buy It: Ornament Candles, from $30, Pottery Barn

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Yankee tea light candles in Christmas Cookie scent photo

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For Santa

Don't just leave out milk and cookies for good ol' St. Nick; instead, make the entire space smell delicious with these Yankee candles. Scented with buttery, rich vanilla, they make it smell as if you baked a fresh batch of baked goods. The signature fragrance is available in different sizes, but we love this tea light candle set that features 12 candles you can disperse throughout the house. Plus, you can place them in votives for a pretty decoration.

Buy It: Christmas Cookie Yankee Candles, $16, Amazon

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Golden Glow

When it comes to decorating your bathroom, this candle set is perfect. Available in three different scents and colors—balsam and clove (silver), cardamom spice (rose gold), and white peppercorn (gold)—they will give your space a spa-like feel. Place them on the vanity in your guest bathroom, or set them around your tub for a relaxing bath.

Buy It: Gold Candle Set, $36, Sur La Table

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Berry Beautiful

Another option for a guest bathroom, this Christmas candle fills the room with a blend of pomegranate, cassis, sweet orange, clove, and cedar. The Winter Berry line from Williams-Sonoma also features a fragrance diffuser, hand lotion, and soap so you can enjoy the aroma even after the candle is blown out. Tip: Take advantage of the monogram option and gift the candle (or entire set) for your boss or in-laws.

Buy It: Winter Berry Candle, $20, Williams Sonoma

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Christmas candle with cinnamon, vanilla, and woodsy clove scents photo

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Night In

This soy Christmas candle (which is inspired by the holiday poem, "A Visit From St. Nicholas") features an essential oil blend of cinnamon, vanilla, and clove for a delicious holiday scent. Grab your knit blanket and get cozy as the woodwick crackles and glows for a soothing night in.

Buy It: Long Winter's Nap Candle, $30, Uncommon Goods

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