Hey Everyone,

I hope you’re all doing well! Welcome to Blogmas Day 2! Today’s post is all about my favourite festive candles. I look for any excuse to buy candles all year round but when they start getting christmassy and seasonal – I cannot resist. It’s the perfect time of year to get cosy and have the house smelling like Santa’s grotto – what better way to do it than with candles? I thought I would share some of my latest finds with you from Homesense!

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DW Home – Peppermint Bark

I discovered this candle this year and I am so glad that I did! I’ve actually bought back ups because I don’t want to run out (call me crazy but I am NOT risking it). The scent takes me back to my childhood! When I was younger, I used to go to the park with my dad and get an ice cream and I would always choose mint-choc-chip! It’s such a yummy smell and is perfect for making the house smell fresh and sweet!

Yankee Candle – Cinnamon Stick

It just doesn’t feel right to celebrate Christmas without some cinnamon scented candles! This is one of my absolutely favourites from Yankee Candle. It smells absolutely flipping amazing. It features Cinnamon (obviously), Clove, Cardamom and Cedar-wood. It literally smells like Christmas in a jar and it always makes me feel so festive!

DW Home – Christmas Morning

The DW Home Christmas Morning candle has been a festive must-have of mine for a couple of years now! I always have one of these prepared for Christmas as it’s possibly my favourite scent ever… It smells of sweet roasted coffee with hints of vanilla. It’s basically like walking into a cosy coffee shop!

Vila Hermanos – Christmas Spice

My best friend actually gave me this for my birthday, she knows me too well! It smells like a combination of the typical Christmas spice ingredients (cinnamon, ginger etc.) and something smokey. I can’t quite put my finger on it but it smells SO GOOD. It’s the perfect candle to light on a cosy movie night in!

DW Home – Sweet Peppermint

I couldn’t find the exact one, so the link above is for something really similar by DW Home! For some reason, I have a bit of a thing for all things peppermint at this time of year. I think it’s because they remind me of candy canes and all the festive sweet treats that emerge during the holidays. Also, the packaging is adorable! I will definitely be keeping the jar once I’ve finished with the candle!

DW Home – Gingerbread Cookie

This literally smells like I’ve been transported to a gingerbread village. It smells like Christmas baking and warm cookies! I’m actually giving this one as a gift this year so I will definitely have to get my hands on one for myself now that I’ve fallen in love with it! Annoyingly, I can’t find it online but so many places are selling gingerbread candles at this time of year so have a good old browse and see what you can find.

I hope you enjoyed my festive candle favourites! If you have any recommendations of favourites of your own, I would love to hear all about them in the comments. I’ve put links to all of my social media down below and I’d love it if you would come and say hi!

N xxxx


  1. Cassie Mayers

    Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick has always been a firm fav! some new brands here that i haven’t heard of before. My favourite candle maker of all time is Heart and Home

    • Nina Louise

      I was given it as a present a few years ago and I’ve been repurchasing it’s ever since! It smells absolutely amazing. I haven’t heard of them before – I’ll have a look at their products!

    • Nina Louise

      Me too! Candles are my guilty pleasure, I’ll always find an excuse to buy one when I’m out and about. Gingerbread is such a festive scent, I’m hunting some more down too!

    • Nina Louise

      Me too! It’s so nice to have different ones for different times of year – I think autumn and winter are my favourites though! Gingerbread is a winter staple when it comes to scents!

  2. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops

    Oh these all sound amazing. I love candles but I don’t actually have any Christmas themed ones, I will have to change that!

  3. Rhian Westbury

    Peppermint bark and gingerbread cookie are two of my favourites as well. But I have a lot of candles so I need to reduce my collection when we move and I can actually burn them, then I’ll be stocking up in Home Sense! x

  4. Rebecca Smith

    I think I definitely need to check out the DW Home candles – those scents sound lovely. I’m a big fan of Yankee’s Cinnamon Stick.

  5. Jess Howliston

    Oo I do love a Christmas candle, I usually have one burning most evenings once the decorations go up to make it feel even more Christmassy! I love the sound of the Christmas morning scent, that sounds lovely!

  6. iheartkatiecakes

    Oh I love a good festive candle! Homesense is the best place to pick them up too, I still have a few autumnal ones I’m burning through that I picked up there.

    Katie xoxo

    • Nina Louise

      They have so many! Plus I love how they often display them by colour or by scent as it’s so much easier to find what you’re looking for!

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