There’s nothing like cozying up on the couch with a fragrant candle. So, we’ve rounded up 6 yummy-smelling candles that are alternatives to those pricy name brands, like Nest, & are less than half the price!
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Whether you’re a cold-weather cuddler, or just love to have a fragrant aroma in your house no matter the season, candles are an at-home essential for both aesthetic and overall atmosphere. Unfortunately, we often find that certain “top shelf” candle brands like Nest can get pretty pricey. For example, a simple 8 oz Nest candle can cost over $30 at retail price and only go up from there. Who has the money to collect too many of those? Lucky for you, we’ve grouped together 6 candles that smell just as delicious as the Nest collection, but won’t burn a hole in your wallet. So go ahead and choose as many of these 6 fragrant, beautiful candles, to spoil yourself with a yummy-smelling home, room or office. Better yet, give one away to a friend as a perfect holiday or birthday gift!
1. Lulu Soy Candles
Lulu candles are an Amazon #1 Best Seller right now. They’re made with an eco-friendly soy wax that’s also vegan and paraben-free, so they’re completely all-natural. They have a long-lasting burn thanks to their quality wicks and have one of the longest burn times that rival those pricier brands. Any of their over 25 scents could fit whatever occasion you need that perfect candle for. $15, amazon.com
2. Surf’s Up Mason Jar Candle
My personal favorite, the Surf’s Up line of holiday candles are one of a kind. They are packaged beautifully in glass mason jars, and come wrapped festively in an old school straw string. Made in small batches right on the Jersey Shore in Belmar, NJ, these candles are sure to make your beach bum friends smile this holiday (calling all Jersey girls!) This winter forest scent transforms any room into a Christmas oasis. $16, amazon.com
3. Large “Coconut Beach” Yankee Candle
While it’s maybe is not as pricey as Nest, Yankee Candle is considered one of the best and more expensive candle lines on the market today. But, leave it to us to find a good deal for you! This large, 22-ounce Coconut Beach jar candle is one of the collection’s signature scents, and it’s under $20 right now! Yankee Candle’s known for their stellar burn time, 150 hours max to be exact, and this tropical scent will bring all the beachy vibes to your favorite room. $17, amazon.com
4. Mrs. Meyer’s Aromatherapy Candle
If you’re a fan of the popular Mrs. Meyer’s all-natural cleaning products, you’re in luck in the candle department as well! For under $15, this Amazon’s Choice deal includes two near 8-ounce candles in any of the “Clean Day” scents – including lemon, basil and more. Made from soy and vegetable wax, you could bring an all-natural clean fragrance to your home at such a low price. $14, amazon.com
5. La Jolie Muse Candle
This candle definitely wins the award for best design! We’re obsessed with La Jolie candles, and this ‘Muse’ scent is part of their Home Energy Cleansing collection, which supposedly helps to rid your space of negative energy and invite positive vibes. This candle smells delicious and looks beautiful, and makes the perfect gift for your good energy-loving bestie. $13, amazon.com
6. Craft & Kin Premium Wood Candle
For more of a rustic smell and look, this Craft & Kin candle is the perfect addition to any cozy living room or den. They’re made from fine essential oils and have a 100% cotton wick to extend the burn time. This candle gives a cozy, natural vibe that suits men and women. Especially for a wintery aesthetic, this candle is a must-have to set the mood in your home! $19, amazon.com