10 Winter Candles That Will Make Your Home Smell Like The Holidays

Starting at $17.

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Despite dipping temperatures and more hours of darkness than daylight, one thing we can look forward to as winter arrives is the art of cozying up indoors. This means fuzzy sweaters, plush slippers, and warming comfort foods—and don't forget a soothing winter aroma. Lighting a candle with wintry scents can add ambience to a room and signal that it's time for peace and relaxation in the midst of a busy season, transforming your mood.

When it comes to finding a new candle for winter, you'll want to make sure it's made with quality ingredients, has a long burn time, and offers a festive look that'll enhance the Christmas decorations and winter decor you already have. There are thousands of seasonal candles out there that check all these boxes, so to help you find a candle you're guaranteed to love (and that will arrive quickly), we turned to Amazon—more specifically, to Amazon customer reviews.

We scoured the site for the best-smelling winter candles from brands like Yankee Candle, Sweet Water Decor, and more. They have scents like balsam fir and birchwood pine that mimic all of the sweet elements of winter you'll want to invite into your home, and they all have rave reviews from Amazon shoppers.

Read on for shopper-approved candles from Amazon to burn this winter. Prices start at $17 for a large 22-ounce jar, and as a bonus, some are even on sale!

Yankee Candle Large Jar Scented Candle, Frosty Gingerbread

Price at time of publish: $31

The holidays aren't complete without crafting a gingerbread house, and this jar by Yankee Candle brings the fresh scent of the classic Christmas cookie right into your home. Fill your space with notes of cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and ginger—no icing or oven required. Between its aroma and its bright red pour, it's a piece of holiday decor all on its own. Amazon shoppers have been loving this scent, with one saying that it "smells just like the upcoming season."

Thymes Pine Needle Frasier Fir Candle

Price at time of publish: $34

If you want your house to smell like a Christmas tree farm, you need this candle. With scents of Siberian Fir needles, cedar wood and sandalwood, this candle is one that you won't soon forget. Decorated with pine needles, this candle is a great hostess gift that keeps on giving with a burn time of 45 hours.

Village Candle Large Apothecary Jar, Balsam Fir

Price at time of publish: $20

This candle has our seasonal state of mind splashed across its 21.25-ounce jar, which will also match beautifully with forest green holiday decor. Notes of evergreen, bergamot, and fresh balsam elevate a room to create a winter oasis. "This scent during winter months is heaven," said one happy reviewer.

Sweet Water Decor Warm + Cozy Candle

Price at time of publish: $20

This simple, but nostalgic glass jar candle can also serve as decoration in rustic or minimalist homes. As it burns, notes of orange, cinnamon, clove, and pine create a tranquil winter wonderland. One Amazon shopper said she was "blown away" by the long-lasting burn. "The scent from the candle will linger for hours."

Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie Scented

Price at time of publish: $17

If nothing says "holiday candle" to you like the scents of freshly baked cookies, take a look at this under-$25 candle. Notes of butter, vanilla, and warm nutmeg will fill your room long after you blow out this candle, making you want to burn this jar all winter long.

Craft & Kin Premium Cedar Wood Candle

Price at time of publish: $19

If you love deep, masculine scents, this candle is a fabulous option. With dark scents that will transport you to the wintertime woodlands, this candle hits all the right notes. It also comes in other warming scents including Whiskey Caramel, English Leather, and White Sage.

CoCo Benjamin Blue Spruce Soy Candle

Price at time of publish: $19

Some prefer warmer aromas, like the gingerbread candle above, while others revel in the crisp scents of winter. This subtle refreshing candle will make the whole house reminiscent of a Christmas tree and invigorate the senses in its wake. The soy candle is housed in an elegant glass vessel and will burn for up to 45 hours.

Nest Fragrances Birchwood Pine Scented Classic Candle

Price at time of publish: $46

This blend of white pine, fir balsam, and birchwood combined with rich musk and amber will instantly make you feel like you're vacationing in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Amazon shoppers say it "burns clean" and ​​the scent isn't too overwhelming. "I am sensitive to strong fragrances, but this candle fragrance does not bother me," one shopper wrote in a review. "This candle is fantastic."

La Jolie Muse Large Glass Jar Scented Candle, Dark Berries and Bergamot

Price at time of publish: $28

Not only will this scent provide a relaxing aroma with its notes of red berry, plum, vanilla, and caramel, but it's also equipped with a special wooden wick that crackles to mimic a real-life fireplace. The elegant jar has daisy patterns carved on thick glass, and it can easily be repurposed for everyday use once the candle is finished. In their reviews, Amazon shoppers call out how they love to give this candle as a gift.

Mrs. Meyer's Soy Aromatherapy Candle, Snowdrop

Price at time of publish: $20 for a pack of 2

For those dreaming of a white Christmas, this frosty candle will set the mood. Sold in a pack of two, these soy candles are part of a holiday collection, so you can also add matching soaps and scented sprays to your Amazon cart and truly permeate the snowy aromas throughout your home.

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