12 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 06, 2021

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!)

Welcome the season of snow and frost with this fresh and woodsy-scented candle. Notes of orange peel and clove mingle with fir needle for a unique, warming scent that perfectly captures all the wintery vibes.

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Aside from the absolutely adorable vessel, these candles come in three seasonally appropriate scents: Gilded Cassia offers a fresh apple and berry scent mixed with warming clove and cinnamon; Fresh Balsam and Cedarwood evokes fresh evergreens sugared plums and citrus; Silver Conifer gives off classic pine, fir and spruce scents with a sweet vanilla base.

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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 spearmint and eucalyptus. Smoked cedar and spiced balsam round out the base. The green enamel vessel can be reused after the wax melts for decorative storage or a vase.

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From $5

Bring a bit of gilded glitz to any room in your house with this shimmering mercury glass candle. Featuring warming musk and spice scents, this candle brings both a comforting glow and soothing scent all season long.

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From $16

A metallic plaid candle jar forever matches our winter aesthetic. Choose between fresh and festive scents of blackberry, currant and citrus with balsam and fir or grounding, earthy scents of musk, moss and amber.

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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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Embrace decadence with a toasty, warm vanilla-scented candle reminiscent of baked goodies, spicy bourbon and nutty almond. These affordable candles earned tons of positive reviews for their appearance and fragrance.

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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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Try something fresh, zesty and spicy this winter to uplift your spirit. This gourmand fragrance from Crate & Barrel is reminiscent of a simmering stovetop pot of oranges, cloves and cinnamon. It's the perfect crisp and refreshing scent for the kitchen or bathroom.

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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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