Make the most of the cold weather and festivities, by settling in for a cosy evening with the perfect winter candle.
Whether you’re looking for your ultimate Christmas scent or a little extra warmth before you begrudgingly turn your heating on, the perfect candle for everyone is out there.
The Gryphon has rigorously tested this season’s must-have candles to find the ones which really warm-your-cockles on the coldest winter days.
Winter Botanical Candle – The White Company, £36
This large, 3 wick candle from The White Company is sure to last you through the Christmas period, promising 72 hours of burn time. With a subtle, spicy smell of cinnamon, clove and orange peel, you’ll feel warm and cosy in no time.
Ceramic Mug Candles – Next, £12
Not sure what to get your Secret Santa for Christmas? This set of candles is the perfect little gift. The candles are set into two ceramic mugs that may, or may not, have come straight from your Nan’s kitchen while smelling of sweet, spiced gingerbread. You can find them in Next with a very budget friendly price tag.
Lucky Cat Candle – Oliver Bonas, £22
Looking for something with a little more personality? This Lucky Cat Candle from Oliver Bonas is sure to do the trick. It’s raised right paw invites good fortune and money, which is something we are definitely in need of as students, while the Bergamot and Honeysuckle scent brings a bit of freshness to your home.
Sweet Almond & Macaroon Home Candle – Jo Malone, £48
If you’re looking for a scent that’s a little sweeter, then you can look no further than Jo Malone’s Sweet Almond and Macaroon. This velvety, creamy smell works well alone or paired with a smokey incense, and can be cleaned and recycled with ease, making it perfect for the environment too.
Salted Caramel Cylinder Candle – Zara, £20
While Zara may not be the first brand you think of for good quality candles, their Salted Caramel, 3 Wick Candle is smells good enough to eat. Their prices are reasonable and their fragrance range in their home store on Briggate is growing in popularity. Definitely one to ask Santa for.
Warm Cashmere – Yankee Candle, £20
Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean we need to surround ourselves with the overwhelming scents of mulled wine and cinnamon. This Warm Cashmere Yankee Candle is a great way to add a fresh, clean and warm smell to your home without assaulting your nostrils. It’s available in lots of sizes too, making it perfect for any budget.
Fireside – WoodWick, £27
If you’re looking for a candle with a little authentic touch, then you’re in for a treat with the WoodWick Fireside Candle. The horizontal wick flickers and sparks, giving it the rustic smell and crackling ambience of a log burning fire. This musky candle is perfect for those freezing cold winter nights, and you can find them for a bargain in your nearest Homesense.
Feu de Bois – Diptyque, £47
Always fancied owning a candle where you can never pronounce the name correctly? Then Diptyque is the one! The Feu de Bois brings a dense, smoky smell to the table, and pairs exceptionally well with your sweeter, leftover Autumnal candles. Light as many as you like without overwhelming your nose.