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Best holiday candles 2020: 20 unique and festive candles

Get a whiff of winter!
TODAY Illustration / Etsy / Homesick

Whether you're working from home or cramming for finals in your dorm room this holiday season, it's important to personalize the space you spend most of your day. From finding cute holiday decorations to room essentials, we've got you covered.

One thing that will (literally) always brighten someone's day and any setting is a candle. We've all spent more time at home this year than planned, so why not bring in some cheer with one of these unique and festive candles.

Holiday candles

1. Holiday Tin Candle

Nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit quite like scents of mulled Wine, hot buttered rum and milk and cookies. Choose one or pick up all three. No one's judging.

2. TLCandlesLatvia Holiday Candle

This rustic soy wax candle boasts flavors of cinnamon, clove, apple and tangerine. It's visually stunning and smells even better than it looks.

3. Chai Spice Candle

Imagine you're sitting in your pajamas, sipping a warm chai latte — oh, it's just a candle? This soy wax chai tea candle smells so good you'll want to drink it.

4. Lit AF Hanukkah Candle

This candle is lit — pun intended.

5. Long Winter's Nap Candle

This wood wick candle brings sounds of a crackling fireplace and scents of woodsy clove, cinnamon and vanilla.

6. Boulangerie Jar Candle

Crafted by hand from food-grade ingredients, these Boulangerie candles are a hit. You can choose from three different scents: oatmeal cookie, pumpkin souffle or sweet vanilla and cinnamon.

7. Winter Mantel Candle

Smells like you just draped fresh spruce over your fireplace. So cozy!

8. Holiday Artist Print Tin Candle

These holiday-themed candles from Urban Outfitters feature original illustrations from their in-house artists.

9. Opalhouse Holiday Spruce Candle

Spruce up your home with this cheery candle from Opalhouse.

10. Illume Noble Holiday Collection

This elegant candle has a "spicy-cool" scent with hints of citrus. Looks like a winter wonderland!

11. Cranberry Rosé Candle

This candle looks and smells like luxury. Sip some rosé as scents of black currant and pear blossom fill your home.

12. Holiday Classic Candle

The bestselling candle from New York Nest is back this year! With aromas of pomegranate, cloves, pine and more, you can't go wrong with a classic.

13. JoJo Fletcher x Etsy "A Cozy Christmas Candle"

Former "Bachelorette" and star of "Cash Pad" on NBC, our parent company, Jojo Fletcher released a collaboration collection with Etsy. In it is this cozy Christmas candle, but grab it before it's gone, it's a limited edition! Or get the "Holiday Cliché Candle" with notes of fir, cypress, evergreen, cinnamon, plum, saffron, amber and spice.

14. The Collection Brown Sugar Chestnut Candle

Notes of roasted chestnuts and brown sugared pecans will have you falling in love with this candle in no time.

15. Festival of Lights Candle

This is one of the largest and most beloved candles from Yankee Candle. It provides over 110 hours of fragrance, giving endless light to your Hanukkah celebrations.

Unique candles

1. Terrarium Candle

These mini cactus and poppy candles are not only adorable, but also are scented with pine, vanilla, jasmine and white tea. What a relaxing decoration.

2. Dunkin' Original Blend Candle

Do you run on Dunkin'? Well, we found the candle for you. Featuring the smell of Dunkin' Original Blend coffee and cream, it'll make you want to head to the drive-through every time you light it.

3. Birthdate Candles

Get them a candle they'll remember — like this specially curated Birthdate Co. candle. They created a candle for every birthday based on astrology, numerology and tarot.

4. DIY Candle Making Kit

Calling all crafters, DIY enthusiasts and candle lovers — this is the gift for you! This kit includes everything to make three lavender-scented candles. You'll just need a saucepan, a thermometer and three pencils to balance the wicks as they cool.

5. 60-Hour Candle

The unique design allows this candle to burn much longer than a typical one. It's made from 100% beeswax and offers refill options.

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