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FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 17-Sep-13 13:02:15

Myself and my dm love love love scented candles around the house. I bought her four Yankee candles for Christmas last year and they were all burned my the end of January.

So obviously candles will be part of her presents for this year but can you advise me on any other brands that are also nice (not headache inducing).

I don't mind spending up to €30 per candle. I was thinking of some anthropology ones as a possibility. They don't necessarily need to be Christmas scents either. Last year we love sparkling lemon, sparkling cinnamon and oranges and cranberries from Yankee candles.

BeaLola Tue 17-Sep-13 13:09:29

I personally love Winter candles from the White Company and have them every year. Smell is gorgeous.

There is a 20% off code on the bargain christmas thread. If that has expired ? If you do a google searcj there are often 15% discount codes around.

Other candles I like are pomegranate noir from Jo malone - think the small one just over yr budget but they are lovely.

cheekycherryza Tue 17-Sep-13 13:53:29

Don't crabtree and Evelyn do nice ones? I've had a look at the new Yankee gift boxes too and they are gorgeous!

ShabbyButNotChic Tue 17-Sep-13 14:22:56

We love the woodwick ones. They have a wood wick obviously and crackle like a fire when they burn. I get mil one every year smile they are about £25 but last really well

FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 17-Sep-13 14:39:05

Oh I like the sound of the ones that crackle like fire, dm would love that.

She also lives jo Malone perfume so I think she would also love the candles.

BankerMommy2010 Wed 18-Sep-13 09:40:12

I dont think any compare to yankee... I have white gardinia all year in my lounge and cranberry & Mandarin in my kitchen love them, I buy festive scented yankees in november, last year we had Christmas eve and some of the spice ones.

schilke Wed 18-Sep-13 10:59:01

Shabbychic....those woodwick candles look fab. Think I shall order a couple for some birthdays coming up. Does the crackle last the whole time it is burning or just when it is lit?

schilke Wed 18-Sep-13 10:59:29

Sorry realised you're shabbybutnotchic!

ShabbyButNotChic Wed 18-Sep-13 13:16:59

Hi, yeah they crackle all the time its burning, its lovely on a winters evening. Although it totally confused my dad when my mum lit hers. He was wandering round going 'whats that bloody noise?!' Bless him.

ChestyNut Wed 18-Sep-13 17:34:10

I love Yankee candles.
I get the christmas memories set, 12 votives in Christmassy scents smile

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 18-Sep-13 18:46:44

Clintons had 25% off Cinnamon Stick and Spiced Orange Yankee Candles

(Though I prefer Sparkling Cinnamon, it's more clove-y)

Christmas Cookie
Christmas Cupcake
Salted Caramel
Any of the Apple ones

All nice IMO for the festive season smile

MrsLovebucket Wed 18-Sep-13 19:03:11

Might try the 12 selection of Yankee candles out as I'm not sure which ones I like.

Any recommendations on particular christmas Woodwick candles? Only heard of them from this thread.

dontthinkso Thu 19-Sep-13 19:33:02

Some good offers for Yankee candles on yankee direct at the moment. All sized jars.

storminabuttercup Thu 19-Sep-13 19:37:05

I like woodwick but I adore my Christmas pudding lilyflame candle, lit it loads last year and it's still half full. I bought Xmas Yankees in the sale so I'll have those this year too

I love my oil lamp as an alternative too.

ShabbyButNotChic Thu 19-Sep-13 19:47:36

I think thr woodwick my mum has is called 'fireside' or something along those lines. Its red. She has also had one called cranberry something and liked that. We generally go for berry or woody smells, as that is what 'xmas' smells like to me smile

She has had a yankee in 'cupcake' before and that was gorgeous, but she found she could only burn it for a short time as it was such a strong smell. Yummy though!

TheYamiOfYawn Thu 19-Sep-13 19:56:45

For those on a budget and near a branch of Home Sense, I sniffed lots of Christmassy candles the other day. Lots of orange/cinnamon/clove and spiced apple scents.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Thu 19-Sep-13 19:59:07

Lily flame candles are lovely, you can get them on Amazon. I use them and Yankee.

dementedma Thu 19-Sep-13 20:41:06

Highly recommend isle of skye candles. Dd1 has them on her Christmas and birthday lists every year. They smell divine, not sickly and are not hugely expensive.

samlamb Thu 19-Sep-13 22:28:12

Tk maxx has lovely 'for everybody candles' that smell great. £6.99

MadameLeBean Thu 19-Sep-13 22:31:38

True grace are my fave.

Check out tk max for discounted wood wick etc

FreddieRocks Fri 20-Sep-13 08:43:42

Lily Flame Ho Ho Ho is amazing. I get them every year and have to stop myself lighting them too early and peaking on Christmas spirit too soon!

RhondaJean Fri 20-Sep-13 08:49:03

Partylite. You need to go to the website and find your nearest agent. They are divine, Priced around the same as Yankee but higher quality and last a little longer ime. They also do ones with a wooden wick that crackle as they burn (I haven't had them)

The accessories are stunning as well - they look pricey in th catalogue but you have to see them in person and lit to see how lovely they are. They also do special offers every month.

ballinacup Fri 20-Sep-13 09:00:38

I mentioned this on another thread yesterday, but I've recently been introduced to Village Candles. They're very similar to Yankee, in fact they're Yankees closest competitor. They're very nice, I got the chocolate brownie scent and it's gorgeous.

However, in my very humble opinion, they're just not quite as good as Yankee, but an interesting alternative and slightly cheaper.

BeckyBrandon Fri 20-Sep-13 11:33:40

The Yankee christmas eve one is gorgeous!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 20-Sep-13 22:00:56

I had a quick sniff of the new season candles in Clintons today.
(Of course they smell nicer lit)
There was a pink shortcake one that was nice but I don't consider pink to be a Christmas colour.

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