17 Candles on Amazon Ready to Be Your New Flame
Nothing provides a warm ambience quite like a lit candle. Whether scented or unscented, big or small, the glow of a candle feels like an invitation to a cozy-fest.
There are more candle companies than ever to choose from, especially online, but getting candles shipped to you can feel like a risky task. Glass candle holders must brave long treks in trucks and planes that usually aren't temperature controlled. So, even if the candle is packaged well, some wax could melt and evaporate before it even gets to your home!
We cut through a lot of wicks to find the best candles that are available on Amazon. We placed a preference towards Prime-eligible candles to cut shipping time and minimize candle-destroying accidents.
We also considered how well the candles were packaged to make sure they ship safely. Finally, we matched the best candles to various use cases for your everyday needs.
So now, you just have to sit back, relax, and browse through some fantastic candles!
Best Crowd-Pleasing Candle
Whatever you're looking for in a candle, you can probably find it in a Benevolence soy candle. Their two scents — Bergamot and Jasmine and Rose and Sandalwood — combine what are considered traditional masculine and feminine fragrances. The crowd-pleasing result lasts for at least 45 hours.
The matte black candle holder looks nice enough to display without going overboard and the minimalist box makes the candle easy to gift. If that weren't enough, proceeds of each candle go to the children's nonprofit Thorn.
Best Budget Candle
Chesapeake Bay has provided stylish candles for affordable prices for over twenty years. Their candles come in a variety of sizes and scents, with the latter focused on how the candle makes you feel instead of the ingredients.
The Cashmere Jasmine fragrance promises peace and tranquility, and it fills a space without being overly pungent. The medium size burns for about 50 hours. This is a great neutral candle, but you can't go wrong with any of their other varieties.
Best Mid-Range Candle
Diptyque is no stranger to social media and with good reason. Influencers love these little candles because they pack a fragrant punch. The Baies combines the smell of roses with black currant leaves for a fruity-floral, almost wine-like scent.
If you're looking for something a bit more woody or musky, their Santal candle is another winner.
Best Luxury Candle
Cire Trudon is a well-known name in the luxury candle circuit, and a rare one that isn't marked up even more on Amazon.
There are several great fragrances to choose from, but the Mademoiselle de la Valliere candle has a deep complexity that provides a slightly different experience each time you light it. With a burn time of 55–60 hours, it gives you plenty of time to enjoy each subtlety.
Best Candles to Gift
A personal favorite, La Jolie Muse candles hit a sweet spot in fragrance throw, affordability, and attractive packaging. Their Jasmine and Plumeria scents are the most ready-to-gift as soon as you receive them. The bow-wrapped box with gilded accents is carefully wrapped in foam padding and plastic (a lot of waste, yes, but your candle arrives in one piece!).
We love all their candles (except for their wood wick models), but some are easier to gift than others. They have beautifully decorated tin candles, both large and small, but their ylang ylang candle occasionally ships with small scratches on its rose gold holder.
Best Tapered Candles
Get ready for your next fancy dinner party with these unscented candles. From millennial decor sites to Martha Stewart, Root's Grecian Collenette candles are a crowd favorite. The candles burn for up to 30 hours and come in a wide range of colors to suit your decor.
Best Crackling Wick Candle
WoodWick makes wonderful, well, wooden wicks! They crackle like a fire without throwing a bunch of soot around. They burn for at least 30 hours and have a subtle, but noticeable smell. WoodWick's larger candles are also fragrant gems, but we love the classic design of these little candle holders.
Best Candle for Men
Candles are often thought of as feminine accents in a home, but they don't have to be. Whether you're a guy or just someone who doesn't like fruity/floral scents, this amber candle will fill a large space with earthier tones.
This NEST candle finds the balance between musky and refreshing, even offering some citrusy notes.
Best Decor-Friendly Candle
Voluspa definintely knows how to make a beautiful, aromatic candle, a skill which is perfected in their Yashioka Gardenia candle. Stunning, tasteful metallics adorn the embossed candle holder and cover. When lit, the candle smells unmistakably of freshly bloomed gardenias and can burn for 100 hours.
Best Candle That Smells Like Home
A new job, college, military service, or just a long business trip is no match for these large candles. You get up to 80 hours of the aromas of your home state. With the exception of North Carolina — which has mixed reviews — Homesick Candles manage to capture the major scents of entire states. Find out if yours is up to snuff!
Best Vegan Candle
Mrs. Meyer's makes dozens of sustainable, eco-friendly products, including these soy candles. You might know that beeswax candles aren't vegan, but many soy and paraffin candles use an animal derived acid in their wax. Mrs. Meyers uses the (more expensive) synthetic acid to produce fresh smelling candles for your home.
Best Citronella Candle for Outside
Whether you need them for your patio or a camping trip, outdoor citronella candles are lifesavers during mosquito season. These little tins from Repel can be tucked around your deck to create a citronella fortress and are portable enough to do the same at a campsite!
Best Indoor Citronella Candle
Yes, there are special indoor citronella candles! La Jolie Muse makes these massive pillar candles to help keep mosquitoes away for up to 120 hours. By using a soy and paraffin wax blend, the candles can burn cleaner and safer, unlike smoky outdoor citronella candles.
Best Candle for Pet Owners
Whether these candles actually help your furry friends relax remains to be seen, but these candles are effective at covering up pet odors. You can put them on candle warmers near a litter box or dog bed to get the fragrance without the potentially dangerous flame.
Don't let the size fool you; these candles last for up to 40 hours!
Best Tealight Candles
Whether you're planning a wedding, romantic evening, or you just don't want to think about buying tealight candles for a while, this Zion Judaica set is for you. Each of the 120 unscented candles burn for about four hours and some users get up to seven hours of use! If that wasn't enough, the tin holders are light enough for the candles to float on water.
Best Votive Candles
These simple candles are great as party favors or decor for special events. Hosley's unscented votive candles typically last for 10–12 hours, but a couple of reviewers didn't get more than six hours out of them. They also recently updated their packaging to minimize shipping damage so these glass holders arrive in tact!