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The 30 Best Candle Gifts to Give This Holiday Season

Keep spirits bright with these elegant and festive candle gifts.




Stuck in a holiday shopping rut? Look no further than the candle aisle. Luxury candles make for stress-free holiday gifts for women and men on your list because they effortlessly transform any space. The simple act of placing a new candle on a coffee table, bookshelf or nightstand instantly turns a plain, lifeless room into a soothing self-care sanctuary.

“Candles make a great gift because they feel like someone is taking care of you,” says Kudzi Chikumbu, a candle curator in Los Angeles behind the popular Instagram account Sir Candle Man. “The idea of pausing, lighting the candles and waiting to smell the candle is really an invitation to take a breath — it’s a gift of rest. Taking the time to pick the right scent represents being thoughtful — the makings of a perfect gift.”


Harlem Candle Co. Speakeasy Ceramic Candle

Best Candle Gift for History Buffs

“People love this scent from Harlem Candle Company, so much so that Oprah featured them,” Chikumbu says. “This new ceramic vessel version features a gold-colored ‘Nightclub Map of Harlem’ illustration by E. Simms Campbell from 1932. This illustration highlights the speakeasies, nightclubs and musicians who were the shining lights during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and ’30s.”


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