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The best Christmas candles to scent your home with this festive season

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There’s nothing like curling up under a blanket with a candle beside you.

And at this time of year, there are plenty of festive limited edition releases to enjoy, all scented with an array of pine, orange, and spices, for the most Christmassy of candles.

Some have special packaging too, making them just as beautiful to look at as they are to smell.

Light these on a cosy night in – they’ll make it feel all the more special.

Diptyque Neige

Serene (Picture: Diptyque)

The outer design on this luxurious candle twinkles when lit up, creating a soothing glow. The fragrance is just as evocative of a winter’s night, featuring heliotrope and white musks.

Buy it for £65 at Diptyque.

NEOM Cosy Nights

The brand’s new festive scent (Picture: NEOM)

A soothing mix of sandalwood, frankincense and nutmeg scents this one. With three wicks, it offers 50 hours of burn time – plenty to get you through these darker months.

Buy it for £48 at NEOM.

Anthropologie Holiday in the City

A candle votive worth keeping (Picture: Anthropologie)

Coming in three varieties, you can choose from woody, citrusy, and herbal fresh fragrances.

We’d keep the votive holder afterwards too, as the quirky illustrations will make for standout Christmas decorations for years to come.

Buy it for £18.30 (was £26) at Anthropologie.

Aromatherapy Associates Forest Therapy

Breathe deep (Picture: Aromatherapy Associates)

Designed to help calm you down, this candle helps create the illusion of the outdoors coming in.

The earthy essential oil blend features ho wood, pink pepper, and cypress to refresh and uplift while you get the grounding feeling of being in nature.

Buy it for £50 at Aromatherapy Associates.

Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick

Spicy (Picture: Yankee Candle)

There’s nothing quite so festive as cinnamon, and this large votive will see you through the whole winter period.

Buy it for £27.99 at Yankee Candle.

Lush Snow Fairy

A sweeter scent (Picture: Lush)

This limited edition candle offers something gentler and sweeter – which will work for those who don’t want a candle with an intense throw.

The Snow Fairy scent is a favourite for fans of the British brand, with synthetic musk that conjures images of candy floss and bubblegum – these candles are also 100% vegan.

Buy it for £12 at Lush.

Jo Malone Pine & Eucalyptus

Snow time (Picture: Jo Malone)

A pretty votive worth keeping long after Christmas, this’ll make you feel like you’re in a tranquil forest.

The snowball design is festive enough for this time of year, but can easily be passed off as polka dots once the tree’s put away.

Buy it for £58 at Jo Malone.

Fortnum & Mason Christmas Votive Candle

Warming (Picture: Fortnum & Mason)

Another festive scent, this features orange, cinnamon, and clove – like mulled wine on a chilly evening.

Burn this when you turn on the tree lights for a comforting glow.

Buy it for £25 at Fortnum & Mason.

John Lewis Spiced Clementine and Pomegranate

Spicy, citrussy – what more could you want (Picture: John Lewis)

Christmas candles don’t need to be costly – this one proves you can get a cheery scent without burning a hole in your pocket.

The department store’s range also includes Frosted Mistletoe and Eucalyptus, Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla, and Winter Spice options.

Buy it for £5 at John Lewis.

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