The weather report calls for frigid flurries and gusts of ice-cold wind. So shut off your phone and block out your calendar—it's time for a comfy, undisturbed evening in! What do you need by your side? The warm glow of an artisan candle, radiating with cozy scents, is like a fluffy blanket for the senses!
So don't let early sunsets get you down. Longer evenings mean more reading—and cuddling—by candlelight!
The Best Winter Candles to Warm Up Frosty Evenings
Wicks + Scents (SC)
Balsam Wooden Wick Candle
Maker: Shauna Cooper
This winter wonderland of scents tucks you into what Wicks + Scents calls a “vintage chic hotel in a cozy country hamlet.” Kick back with your plushiest blanket and enjoy a sylvan escape of woodsy balsam and white musk wafting in on the chilly air.
Calma Eleganza (NJ)
Maker: Christina Sanabria
Settle into your favorite corner of the couch and prepare to be whisked off to a soothing sensory getaway. Outside, the winds are howling, but inside you’re bundled up with calming hints of winter rose, jasmine, and vanilla orchid warmed by cedarwood and sugar-sweet vanilla.
Luna Mountain Candles (CA)
Maker: Stephanie Dains
Light this candle and take in a peaceful walk through the first snow. Invite frosted citrus, white rose, and a forest-green bed of crushed pinecones to wind through your home, laying out the path for a serene sensory stroll straight out of a storybook.
My 2 Scents (PA)
White Birch & Vanilla
Maker: Natasha Mundo
Take advantage of early sunsets with an ultra-relaxing evening routine. White birch smolders over smoked vanilla to instantly warm up your space. Let My 2 Scents handle the ambiance—you bring the weighted blanket and a handful of leftover holiday cookies!
Rachel Beyer Artist Apothecary (OR)
Maker: Rachel Beyer
Few winter memories are more precious than watching a fresh snow float by your window. Rachel Beyer Artist Apothecary captures the memory with a trio of magical moments like snowflake kisses, peppermint candy, and powdery snowfall.
Rafa Body and Soul (PA)
Maker: Sarah Horvath
The Danish word “hygge” is all about finding beauty in the simple moments. Rafa Body & Soul blends cherished memories with loved ones into this snuggly winter candle. Bundle up with your honey against a backdrop of hot lavender cocoa and a blanket of soft cashmere.
Abboo Candle Co (IN)
Winter Berries and Mint Soy
Maker: Michelle Schreiber
Feet swaddled in soft woolen socks, fireplace crackling in the background, and a hot cup of tea at your side. What’s missing? This sophisticated aroma of icy peppermint and sugared berries with a spicy kiss of clove. It’s the perfect mantlepiece for a cold winter evening.
Lit Up Candle Co. (GA)
Knock on Wood
Maker: Stacey Fish
Tap into a spicy blend of seasonal scents with Knock on Wood. This candle comes in an up cycled beer bottle that pours a satisfying blend of spicy and herbaceous scents like teakwood, cinnamon, and patchouli into your space.
Colorado Candles (CO)
Maker: Ellen Schoeler
The sparkle of a frosty winter night can clear up the skies, revealing an unforgettable vista of stars. Starlight twinkles with a dreamy blend of jasmine, vanilla, and lavender, ideal for a romantic evening at home.
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