15 Candles That Will Make Any Room Smell Like A Winter Wonderland

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Although winter doesn’t officially start until December 21, most parts of the country have already been experiencing chilly weather for weeks.

Some parts of the US have already had enormous amounts of snow!

While some people can’t wait to feel the cold air on their skin, others hate having to get all bundled up just to go outside. If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, though, it’s that winter smells amazing. From pine trees to hot apple cider to freshly baked Christmas cookies, everything smells SO GREAT.

If you love winter — or just love snuggling inside under a blanket with a mug of hot cocoa — you’re going to be obsessed with these incredible candles.

These candles also make for the perfect holiday gifts for everyone you know: your mom, your boss, your sister, your aunt, your friend, or that person who is impossible to shop for! Let’s be honest: Everyone will love these winter wonderland candles.

1. Snickerdoodle, $22


Is there anything yummier than a snickerdoodle cookie? No, I didn’t think so. This candle smells like sweet cinnamon, just like freshly baked cookies. After the candle has burned all the way down, you can reuse this adorable ceramic container!

Shop Now: Snickerdoodle Snowflake Candle (Etsy, $22)

2. Gingerbread, $22


Mmmmmm, gingerbread. This holiday staple comes to life in candle form — it’ll make you feel comforted and nostalgic. There are two other scents in this candle: Tangerine + Clove and Firewood + Fir.

Shop Now: Gingerbread Paddywax Whimsey Candle (Urban Outfitters, $14)

3. Boyfriend, $20

boyfriend candle

Mmmm, is there anything better than snuggling up with your boyfriend on a cold winter night? This candle gives you that exact sensation, with scents of sandalwood, vanilla, tobacco, leather, and bourbon. The woodsy scent will make any room feel like a cozy winter getaway!

Shop Now: The Boyfriend Candle (Meadow + Bark, $20)

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4. Cranberry and Woods, $17.99

cranberry woods

Most people associate fruity candles with spring, but this cranberry-scented candle is perfect for the holiday season. The candle is infused with all sorts of amazing scents, like fir tree, cinnamon, orange, cranberry, currant, pine, and vanilla.

Shop Now: Cranberry and Woods Candle (Etsy, $17.99)

5. Stackable Snowman, $44

snowman candle

How cute is this stackable snowman candle?! The base and middle of the snowman are candles, while the top is a storage space for matches. The scent is “volcano,” which smells like tropical fruits, mountain greens, sugared oranges, and lemons and limes.

Shop Now: Stackable Snowman Candle (Anthropologie, $44)

6. Pomegranate and Pine, $12.99

6. Pomegranate and Pine, $12.99

Another great fruity scent for the winter is pomegranate! This candle is earthy and vibrant and will make any space smell absolutely delightful.

Shop Now: Pomegranate and Pine Candle (T.J. Maxx, $12.99)

7. Sugar Plum, $16+

sugar plum

With this candle burning bright in your home, you’ll definitely have visions of sugar plums dancing in your head. The candle is also scented with orange, cinnamon, clove, and French vanilla!

Shop Now: Sugar Plum Candle (Etsy, $16+)

8. Spiced Cider, $30

spiced cider

If any drink transitions well from fall to winter, it’s hot apple cider. Warm and just a little bit spicy, this drink epitomizes the shift from autumn to winter. This candle smells like scented berries and grapes, harvest apple, cinnamon, vanilla, and fir tree.

Shop Now: Spiced Cider Jar Candle (Anthropologie, $30)

9. Winter Cabin, $7+

winter cabin

Is there anything more dreamy than a winter cabin? If you can’t make it out to a cabin this year, cozy up with this amazing candle. With scents of cinnamon and apple, you’ll feel like you’re snuggling by a fire with a piece of warm apple pie.

Shop Now: Winter Cabin Candle (Etsy, $7+)

10. Winter Pine, $12.99

winter pine

Winter pine is a classic holiday scent. This elegant Rae Dunn candle will make you feel like you’re out at a Christmas tree farm with your family, surrounded by snow and pine trees.

Shop Now: Winter Pine Glass Candle (T.J. Maxx, $12.99)

11. Peppermint Mocha, $16

peppermint mocha

When it comes to holiday coffee, nothing compares to a peppermint mocha. Combining scents of chocolate, coffee, and peppermint, this candle also features hints of vanilla and coconut milk. You’ll feel like you’re at your favorite coffee shop!

Shop Now: Peppermint Mocha Candle (Etsy, $16)

12. Hearthside, $30


Cuddling up next to a crackling fire is a great winter activity. If you can’t light a fire in your home or apartment, try lighting this candle. This candle is scented with smoky cedarwood, pine needles, clove, vanilla, raspberry, and amber.

Shop Now: Hearthside Jar Candle (Anthropologie, $30)

13. Eggnog, $12+

holiday nog

Another iconic holiday drink is eggnog! With scents of rum, clove, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, and coconut milk, this candle will help ring in the holiday cheer.

Shop Now: Holiday Nog Candle (Etsy, $12+)

14. Fir and Firewood, $30

fir firewood

This woodsy candle will give you all the wintery feels. The candle smells like apple, clove, fir, pine needles, white birch, cedar, vetiver, and musk.

Shop Now: Fir and Firewood Jar Candle (Anthropologie, $30)

15. Hot Toddy, $14.99

15. Hot Toddy, $14.99

Featuring the scents of orange peel, lemon, cranberry, and red wine, this candle will set the scene for a perfect holiday party. This candle is also perfect for a cozy night at home with your partner (or your dog).

Shop Now: Hot Toddy Candle (Etsy, $14.99+)

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