I Love Expensive Candles, But These Under-£25 Ones Are Just as Good

I totally blame my job for my obsession with expensive candles. Before I worked in the beauty industry, candles were something that I bought as a gift for birthdays or Christmas, not something that I'd purchase for myself. However, one of the perks of my job is that I'm sent luxury products to try that I would never usually dream of buying—and candles are one such product. Over the last few years, I've had the chance to try the fanciest candles from brands such as Cire Trudon, Bella Freud and Tom Dixon, and I now have a taste (or should that be nose?) for the good stuff.

However, I am more than aware that dropping £80 on one candle is, quite frankly, ludicrous. My dad would tell me that it's literally like burning money away, and, to be totally honest, he'd be right. Lucky then that I've been doing my research, and there are tons of candles out there that are just as good as my favourite expensive ones.


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Ahead, my personal pick of the best cheap candles on the market right now. Keep scrolling for 15 funds for £25 or less.

1. Marks and Spencer Restore Candle

2. Beauty Pie Clean House Candle

3. Zara Poetic Mind Scented Candle

5. H&M Scented Candle in Glass Holder

6. The White Company Seychelles Candle

7. Holistic London Co Neroli + Chamomile Scented Candle

8. Blomus Sea Salt & Sage Scented Candle

9. Earl of East Soy Wax Candle-Smoke & Musk

10. Zara Absolute Linen Scented Candle

11. Aldi Pomegranate Glass Candle

12. Aroma Works London Soulful Candle

13. H&M Scented Candle in Yuzu Blossom

14. Oliver Bonas Alberta Scented Candles

15. Plum & Ashby Festive Spice & Clementine Glass Votive Candle

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 This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Mica Ricketts