10 Cozy Candles to Brighten Up Your Home This Winter

Lean into cold winter evenings with these seasonal candles that will instantly make your home a little merrier.

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December 09, 2020

Grab a cozy blanket, a good book and a pair of slippers. While the weather outside may be frightful, curling up with hot cocoa while a candle flickers is so delightful. We rounded up some of the coziest scented candles to burn when temps drop to scary new lows. (Psst, don't forget matches!)

Starting at $6.99

Choose between three sizes (four, eight and 16 ounces) and 25 seasonal scents from this Texas-based candlemaker. There is truly a scent for everyone but the Vanilla Balsam option caught our eye with its notes of vanilla, cypress, fir, amber, moss and evergreen — a wintery collection of smells if there ever was one.

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If you want to enjoy the lovely scent of a fresh Christmas tree through the winter months, there's no better pick than this homemade soy wax candle fragranced with essential oils. Lemon peel and pine come through at first followed by grounding scents of amber and moss.

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$38 (Set of 3)

KarmaLit will take you through the change of seasons right up to the New Year. Three hand-poured soy candles, made in Denver, come in this set: Cozy Nights, which has notes of orange and pine; Front Range, which is intended to turn your living room into a Christmas tree farm; and First Snow, with hints of both peaches and pine.

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A fitting name for a festive, fresh candle. Cinnamon, spearmint and cypress float above a rich spruce and cedar base finished with a touch of citrus to round out this scent that's as invigorating as hitting the slopes.

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A bit of a departure from traditional grounding and warming winter scents, this candle from Nashville-based candle company Paddywax gives off lively, fresh top notes of peppermint, winter mint and citrus. White birch, amber and vanilla balsam round out the base. The white enamel vessel can be reused after the wax melts for decorative storage or a vase.

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Reminiscent of Alaskan cedar, smoky embers and incense, this candle makes you feel like a fire is burning even if you don't have a fireplace.

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Cuddle up as a calming flickering flame bounces in this beautiful golden vessel. Aromatic evergreen and frosted cypress mingle with white peppercorn, cardamom and sparkling citrus for a bright yet cozy scent.

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Once the wax melts, beautiful wood grain patterns from maple, birch and cedar trees shine through creating a cozy atmosphere reminiscent of a winter forest. Choose from three woodsy scents ranging from spicy and resinous to warm and peppery.

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With scents of firewood, palo santo and smoke, this candle will remind you of your pipe-smoking grandfather or an old country house where a fire is always roaring. Notes of juniper and berry add just enough liveliness to balance the heavy woodiness.

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Imagine curling up with a new read next to a roaring fire in a creaky old book store, piping hot spiked mulled cider in hand. That's the cozy feeling this Byredo candle evokes, with scents of leather, vanilla and patchouli plus a hint of plum and violet.

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