Whether it’s pine needles, gingerbread or that fresh winter air, certain scents have a way of letting us know Christmas has arrived. Below, we’ve shared our fave holiday candles, sure to keep you merry and bright the season through.
woodsy. Handmade from premium soy wax, the North Shore candle ($38) by Vancouver Candle Co. is blended with spruce, coriander and mandarin. Strike a match and instantly transport yourself to the top of Grouse Mountain!
classic. Pomegranate, pine and cinnamon feature in Nest’s Holiday candle ($23-$56 at Sephora), with sprinkles of vanilla and amber. Will pair perfectly with your mug of mulled wine as you cosy up by the fire.
sweet. Blended with clean-burning coconut wax and with notes of tart plum, cherry, toasted hazelnut and powdered sugar, Voluspa’s Visions of Sugar Plum candle ($38 at Nordstrom) will fill your home with a delicious cookie-like aroma. Tip: once the wax is gone, use the elegant iridescent glass jar for jewelry storage.
fresh. Wake up to scents of balsam, cedar, eucalyptus and cinnamon with Illume’s uplifting Balsam and Cedar candle ($40 at Indigo). The lovely mercury glass holder can also be re-purposed as a home for your new succulent.
perky. Complete with gold-pressed packaging, Linnea’s Light’s limited-edition Pepperberry candle ($54 at The Cross) will add some pizazz to the room with a unique blend of bayberry, ceylon cinnamon and sparkling pepper.
sophisticated. Hand poured in Calgary, the Suede candle ($28) by Milk Jar warms with notes of spiced bourbon and leather. Cast a soft glow as you sip your classiest Christmas cocktail.