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Christmas candles that don't cost the earth

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Sonofagun Sun 04-Nov-12 20:48:46

Can anyone recommend some reasonably priced Christmassy smelling candles

ineedsomepeaceandquiet Sun 04-Nov-12 20:52:49

Waitrose have 3 for 2 at the moment on Christmas candles

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 04-Nov-12 21:11:55

Do you want cheap (as in not a lot of money) or do you want good value (as in cost per hour)?

I love Yankee Candles, I usually buy from QVC (have to factor in P&P but sometimes you get 3 for the RRP of 2)

Even in high street stores you'll pay may £19 for a large candle, burn time 110-140 hours.
If you trim the wick, let it burn for 3-4 hours on the first lighting, you'll get a flat surface with no tunnelling.

My favourites are
Christmas Cookie
Sparkling Cinnamon
Red Apple Wreath
Apple MacIntosh
Christmas Cupcake

I don't like pine so I don't buy the tree/wreath smellls.

I've got some Prices Candles from 2 years ago which are not pleasant. I CBA sending them back blush so they are sitting in my cupboard.
might re gift them in the school fayre

Sonofagun Sun 04-Nov-12 21:18:11

Thanks I'll check out the Yankee ones you've suggested

ja9 Sun 04-Nov-12 21:18:51

My fave candles just now are the glade air freshener ones!! £4 but if you shop carefully you can find them for £2. My Fave is and chocolate but there are many wintery / xmassy ones in the range. All supermarkets have them. Also, for posher candles at a fab price, TK Maxx is a great place to look....

Kelly281 Sun 04-Nov-12 21:51:53

I recommend Yankee Candle too, there are lots of sites online to buy them. Yankeescents4u.com, scentedcandleshop.co.uk, yankeedoodle.co.uk are all good. My favourite Xmas scents are Mandarin Cranberry, Christmas Cookie, Christmas Eve & North Pole.

Hope that helps x

gregssausageroll Sun 04-Nov-12 21:55:34

There is a Yankee tsv on qvc this week I think.

EdgarAllansPo Sun 04-Nov-12 21:57:16

Sainsbury's/Tesco's big packs of spiced scented tea lights. Asda also have a good selection of big candles.

ja9 Sun 04-Nov-12 22:46:40

Yankee ARE lovely. But they are expensive...

Sidge Sun 04-Nov-12 22:53:38

Glade do one called 'Glistening Snow' that is divine and smells just like Christmas to me! Tesco have them half price at £2 at the mo.

I'm not a fan of Yankee Candles, they burn a bit paraffin-y I think.

HoldMeCloserTonyDanza Sun 04-Nov-12 22:56:43

My favourite Yankee Christmas candles (how many do they do?!) are Mistletoe and Fig, and Winter Wonderland.

sunnyday123 Mon 05-Nov-12 12:37:26

I get the glad ones too - can get for under £2 from teso, b&m, etc. I've also bought a few from primark!

sunnyday123 Mon 05-Nov-12 12:38:10

M&s have 3 for 2 on scented tea lights too - I got some for the dd teachers!

WaitingForMe Mon 05-Nov-12 13:04:49

I bought some 'Cinnamon Bun' scented Betty Crocker ones from the 99p shop. I later went back and bought all they had. 12-14 hrs burning time and they smell like you've been baking (funnily enough). The cranberry ones are nice too.

loveroflife Mon 05-Nov-12 15:21:56

I buy these from M and S every year on a 3 for 2, they work out at £4 each, wrap them in tissue paper and give them as presents - strong scents on both.

www.marksandspencer.com/Mandarin-Clove-Cinnamon-Filled-Candle/dp/B008D95ZDC?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_2&nodeId=42966030&sr=1-2&qid=1352128831&pf_rd_r=0NVTQ1M19000RGMA2CS1&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_i=0&pf_rd_p=321381407&pf_rd_s=center-3

www.marksandspencer.com/Marks-and-Spencer-Frankincense-Fragrance/dp/B001U8ZJSO?rrClickthru=PDP

DoubleMum Mon 05-Nov-12 15:25:07

I think Ikea had a few different ones, but am not a smelly candle person so didn't check them out in detail.

DoubleMum Mon 05-Nov-12 15:25:59

Sorry that came out wrong. Wasn't meaning to imply that those who liked xmas candles were smelly!

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