I'm Obsessed With Candles—10 Gift Sets I'd Really Love to Receive This Year

Nothing gets me excited for winter quite like a really great candle. Whether I’m throwing open the curtains first thing or snuggling down on a cold, dark evening, you better believe I’ve got a candle burning. The thing I love the most about candles is, unlike perfumes, you can chop and change them depending on your mood. While I might like to burn a fresh, up-and-at-'em sort of candle to get me ready for the day, come evening, I want to be enveloped by warm, cosy scents.

It is because I use candles in such a way that I am always on the hunt for the best ones around and burn through them at an alarming rate. Rather embarrassingly, I have been known to get through more than five candles in one month. As a result, you’d be hard-pressed to find a candle I haven’t tried.


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And as we gear up for the festive season ahead and start racking our brains for gift ideas, I thought now would be the best time to put my candle wisdom to some good use. Whether you’re looking to buy the perfect gift or simply want to get more out of your candle budget, keep scrolling for the best candle gift sets available right now.

1. Diptyque Set of 3 Small Holiday Candles

2. Acqua di Parma Holiday Candle Set

3. Neom Organics Wellbeing Wishes Candle Gift Set

4. Penhaligon's The Nomad's Home Trio Candles

5. ESPA Uplift and Restore Aromatherapy Candle Duo

6. Maison Margiela Replica Candle Trio Set

7. Jo Loves A Christmas Candle Collection

8. Boy Smells Cedar Stack, Hinoki Fantome and St. Al Votive Set

9. Le Labo Candle Discovery Set

10. Malin + Goetz Scent the Mood

Next Up: My Friend Said That My House Smells Like a Luxury Hotel When I Burn This Candle

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Shannon Lawlor is a renowned beauty journalist and has contributed to Who What Wear’s beauty content since 2020. As a leading beauty editor, expert and brand consultant, she has over eight years of experience working for some of the industry’s most esteemed titles, including Who What Wear (of course), Glamour UK, Stylist, Refinery29 and Fabulous.

Having also worked behind the scenes with some of the industry’s biggest brands and retailers, Shannon has a unique insight into what people really want from their beauty routines. Understanding that beauty lovers seek honest, open and responsible advice, she has it made her mission to demystify the intimidating world of beauty, taking a no-frills approach to the most relatable topics.

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