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What's a good brand of scented candle?

Asked by xxii (3321points) November 23rd, 2010

My boyfriend’s mom really likes scented candles, so I want to get her a nice one for Christmas. However, I don’t just want to pick one up from Target or get some cheap, generic brand… I’d rather get her something a little more special.

I was wondering if any of you know of a high-quality, relatively affordable brand (I’m looking for something below $15) – maybe with a Christmas scent or something. I’ve looked on Etsy to find something more rare, but the options are just endless.

Thanks!

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Yankee Candles are not cheap, but I’ve found that you don’t necessarily have to buy just one large jar candle. A little basket or gift bag full of votives or tarts would make a nice gift. The best thing about candles like this is burning two or more differently scented tarts to create a new scent. Most stores carry “recipes” that offer a list of scents that blend well together.

Seelix's avatar

I really like Woodwick candles. They smell delicious and the wick is wooden, so it creates a cool crackling sound as it burns. The larger ones might be a little more expensive than you’re looking for, but the smaller ones are pretty affordable.

john65pennington's avatar

If you have a Bath and Beyond Store in your area, they have some of the best and i believe they are on sale right now.

wenwen's avatar

Yankee Candle or Colonial are the best I’ve found. They actually work, and can be smelled all over the home. They come in a really beautiful range of smells too. You’ll be able to get a small one for that price, and it’s definitely quality over quantity in this case! You can also get Yankee wax cakes for an oil burner which cost much less & work just as well.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Partylite candles are the best. The scent is comcentrated, so it never loses the smell, even after sitting in a drawer for 2 years. They’re lead free, and the wax doesn’t burn hot enough to burn you if there’s an accident, and it won’t crack votive holders like cheaper candles will. My bathroom counter has a scorch mark where a Walmart votive made the votive cup explode. I only ever use Partylite anymore. Just google Partylite to find a consultant close to you. They have a TON of wonderful fragrances.

Judi's avatar

These guys Don’t have a bad candle in the shop. After buying one we loved, we took a road trip to their store in LA. It was just amazing. Thought goes into the decision of every product they sell. Not real cheap, but amazing candles.
Here’s a holiday scented one for $15.00

Kardamom's avatar

You might like these ones from the Organic Candle Company they use only certified organic materials—soy wax, cotton wicks and essenstial oils. These are a little better for the environment than regular candles.

Supacase's avatar

@Seelix beat me to, but I will second her WoodWick suggestion. I know Hallmark carries them and I have seen them other places as well.

Seelix's avatar

@Supacase said that Hallmark carries Woodwick candles; they’re also available at Chapters/Indigo stores for any Canucks who’d like to check them out.

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