THE BEST Candles

Badass Skull Candles

Badass Skull Candles

C’mon baby, light my skull fire. Badass Candles‘ signature product is a slow-burning soy wax candle that burns inside of a skull. Its cutout eyes glow as the candle burns down, while its Cowboy’s Wild Ride scent fills your room with a woodsy mahogany teakwood fragrance. Available in 11oz, 24oz, and 40oz sizes.

Absinthe and Wormwood Candle

Absinthe and Wormwood Candle

Part of Flint Candle Co.’s Halloween 2020 collection is this scent inspired by the famously-strong green spirit, Absinthe. The candle’s intoxicating fragrance incorporates notes of anise, fennel, oakmoss, amber, oak, and cherry wood. Available in 3oz., 7oz., and 11oz. sizes.

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Hiding From the Family Candle

Hiding From the Family Candle

Since the quarantines began, many of have us have been stuck home with our families. If you need a break from the chaos, go hide in a bathroom and burn Crimson & Clover’s soy wax candle to help you temporarily escape the drama with the delightful scents of coconut, lime, and verbena.

White Claw Lemongrass Candle

White Claw Lemongrass Candle

Despite its low alcohol content and questionable flavor, White Claw spiked selzer has become something of a cultural phenomenon. Now you can enjoy the delightful citrus fragrance without the hangovers with this lemongrass candle from Meriwether. It’s made from an upcycled can and hand-poured soy wax.

Kobo Fresh Cut Grass Candle

Kobo Fresh Cut Grass Candle

This delightfully fragrant candle combines the scents of freshly-clipped grass with cedar and green banana. It burns for about 60 hours and is made from 100% pure soy wax. Its packaging is also biodegradable and has grass seeds infused into its paper.

Saint Sweatpantsia Prayer Candle

Saint Sweatpantsia Prayer Candle

Light a flame and say a prayer to Saint Sweatpantsia, the patron saint of homebodies. This 12.5″ tall prayer candle features an image of the bespectacled holy woman, decked out in her ocean blue snuggie, bunny slippers, and knit skull cap, ready to lounge on the couch and possibly dial in for a Zoom call.

SnarkyFlair Astrology Candles

SnarkyFlair Astrology Candles

Gift shop SnarkyFlair offers this line of handmade soy candles that make great birthday presents. Each one features a sarcastic and concise assessment of the recipient’s character, along with an appropriately delightful candle scent. Each 10 oz. candle has a rose gold lid and burns for about 45 hours.

National Park Candles

National Park Candles

When it comes to places to visit in America, there nothing quite like the majesty of our national parks. Enjoy scents reminiscent of these beautiful locales with Good & Well’s soy candles inspired by parks like Glacier, Yellowstone, Crater Lake, and more.

UCO Candlelier Candle Lantern

UCO Candlelier Candle Lantern

UCO’s camping lantern provides a warm and natural source of light and heat. It has three spring-loaded candle tubes to keep them stable, and is made from lightweight aluminum with glass windows. Its top heat shield can be used to warm up small amounts of food or water. 9-hour candle refills available here.

American Whiskey Candles

American Whiskey Candles

Truckee, California’s Rescued Wine recycles wine bottles to house these great smelling candles, which combine the fragrances of whiskey and bourbon with notes like oak, cedar, tobacco, leather, and various herbs. Made from 100% natural soy wax, with an appx. 70 hour burn time.

Froot Loops Candle

Froot Loops Candle

Etsy store Candlelit Desserts makes candles and soaps that look like a variety of food. Its bestseller is this candle that not only looks but also smells like Froot Loops. The 12oz candle comes in a 6″ bowl and has a spoon embedded in it. Not part of a nutritious breakfast.

Mother’s Day Photo Candles

Mother’s Day Photo Candles

You might not be able to see mom in person this year, but you can send her a gift of love with California Handcrafted’s customized candles. They’re available in fresh-cut rose or unscented, and can be embellished with photos you upload. They’re also offering 15% off their Explore California gift sets with code MOM2020.

California Handcrafted Candles

California Handcrafted Candles

Handmade in Santa Clarita, these natural soy candles from California Handcrafted offer scents inspired by some of the state’s greatest locales. For instance, Big Sur is a delicious mix of lemon, wood sage, sea salt, and beach juniper. Packed in 8oz or 16oz travel tins. Buy two and get one free with code THEAWESOMER (expires 1/31/20).

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Fury Bros. Oil Can Candles

Fury Bros. Oil Can Candles

Fury Bros. used to make loud music as We Are The Fury. Now Jeremy and Stevie make manly, vintage-inspired, awesome-smelling candles, soaps and solid colognes in their Hell’s Kitchen apartment. Their oil can soy candles combine clever graphics with robust scent blends like gunpowder + charred hickory and campfire + tobacco.

Snarky Candles

Snarky Candles

Whiskey River Soap Co. makes these hilarious candles with an attitude. They offer up custom blended aromas for all kinds of people and occasions, from unnecessary workplace meetings, to salty servers, to guys with dad bods. They also make a hipster soap that smells like coffee, bacon, and craft beer.

X-Wing + TIE Fighter Candlesticks

X-Wing + TIE Fighter Candlesticks

Alex Dodson of Burned by Design makes some pretty sweet Star Wars fire pits. But if you’re looking for something you can burn indoors, check out this dogfighting duo. The pair of steel candlesticks is handmade to order using laser-cut steel, and will look great sitting on your bookshelf as the Empire and Rebellion battle it out with fire.

2-Stroke Smoke Candle

2-Stroke Smoke Candle

Skip the dainty floral and vanilla candles and go with something a little more masculine this time. Flying Tiger Motorcycles‘ candle is made with real 2-stroke engine oil and a “high-octane” fragrance. Made from soy wax with a wood wick.

UCO Collapsible Candle Lantern

UCO Collapsible Candle Lantern

UCO’s compact lantern provides a warm, natural source of light anywhere. It collapses to just 4.25″ tall, then expands to make room for a candle, surrounded by a windproof glass chimney. Its refills burn up to 9 hours, and a spring mechanism keeps its flame centered.

Candle Hand Candles

Candle Hand Candles

Candle Hand offers handmade candles with the size and texture of a human hand. The candles come in five colors and seven different gestures, including devil horns, peace and the infamous middle finger. They’re on sale at Touch of Modern as of this writing.

Pastel Skull Candle

Pastel Skull Candle

Who says Halloween has to be all black and orange? Certainly not Ember Candle Co. The Etsy shop offers sweet looking skull candles in a variety of pastel colors and even more scents, including cotton candy, peppermint and cocoa & marshmallow.

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Chinese Takeout Candle

Chinese Takeout Candle

Packing notes of ginger, soy, and lemongrass, this long-burning candle is designed to conjure the aroma of Chinese food without waiting for the delivery driver to show up. As an added bonus, it has no MSG, so it shouldn’t put you to sleep or give you a headache.

What the Shape Sneaker Candle Set

What the Shape Sneaker Candle Set

Etsy store What The Shape now offers a discounted 10-pack of its awesome Nike and Jordan sneaker candles. The pack gets you candles of the Air Jordans I, III, IV, VI, IX, XII, and XIII, the Air Max I, the Air Force 1 and the Air More Uptempo.

Die Mosquitoes Candle

Die Mosquitoes Candle

Tell those pesky mosquitoes who’s boss with this cheeky soy-based citronella candle that clearly states your intentions. Each candle burns for about 80 hours, and while it won’t actually kill those little buggers, it will keep them away from your outdoor festivities.

PyroPet Candles

PyroPet Candles

PyroPet offers a waxy menagerie of beautifully crafted animal candles with a hidden surprise inside. Each low-poly candle has a burn time of approximately 20 hours, and is made of paraffin wax, cotton wick and aluminium. Great for creepy gifting (or keeping for yourself).

Candle Factory c. 1963

Candle Factory c. 1963

We’re guessing not much has changed about the way candles are made since this film was made over 50 years ago, showcasing the assembly line at Price’s Patent Candle Co. and waxing philosophical (pun intended) about the ways in which candles play a part in our lives.

What the Shape Sneaker Candles

What the Shape Sneaker Candles

What the Shape offers handmade candles that look like Nike and Jordan sneakers, including the Air More Uptempo, the Air Jordan 1 and the Air Jordan IV. Each candle is about 5″ long. The designs are also available as soaps and fridge magnets.

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