Best Winter & Holiday Candles

Candle season is here! Even though many of us enjoy candles all year long, there is no doubt that the holidays are the most popular time for purchasing and burning candles. Candles make our homes feel cozy when it’s cold outside. They make great Christmas gifts for our friends, family and coworkers, and the scents of the holidays fill us with warm memories. Check out some of my favorite winter and holiday candles!

Holiday Scents by Flickering Fern Candle

We currently have two candle collections at Flickering Fern. Our Seasonal Collection is where you will find fall, winter and holiday favorites. Let’s take a look at some great options for winter and holiday fragrances! Our candles are paraffin-free, dye-free, and hand poured in small batches. They are made with a custom blend of all natural waxes including soy, coconut and beeswax, so you’ll always get a clean, slow burn.

Mulled Wine

mulled wine scented soy candle

Add a little something unique to your holiday candle collection with this festive fragrance. Our Mulled Wine candle reminds me of Christmas parties and get-togethers with friends and family, sipping our favorite holiday cocktails. A bright and cheerful blend of orange, cranberry, cider, red wine and warm spices, this one is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

Top Notes: Orange Peel, Apple, Cinnamon, Nutmeg
Middle Notes: Cranberry, Cherry, Red Currant, Apple Cider, Clove
Base Notes: Red Wine, Oak, Vanilla, Cinnamon

Peppermint Bark

peppermint bark soy candle

One of my favorite treats that only comes around for a short time each year. Now you can get it in a candle! This fragrance is peppermint forward with undertones of creamy chocolate and vanilla. Sweet and refreshing, it smells just like the real thing.

Top Notes: Coconut Milk
Middle Notes: Peppermint
Bottom Notes: Chocolate, Vanilla

Roasted Chestnut

roasted chestnut soy candle

If you’re looking for something a little less strong and sweet, Roasted Chestnut might be the perfect option for you. Warm and nutty with a touch of smokiness, this scent is oh so cozy. A mellow and comforting fragrance with notes of spice and vanilla, it is sure to make you want to snuggle up by the fire.

Top Notes: Caramelized Sugar, Saffron
Middle Notes: Chestnut, Clove, Cinnamon, Incense, Sandalwood
Bottom Notes: Cedar, Cream, Vanilla, Amber, Smoke

Winter Forest

winter forest scented soy candle

Our best-selling winter fragrance! If you’re looking for a Christmas tree scented candle, then Winter Forest is for you. A classic pine fragrance with a woody, earthy blend of Fraser fir and cedar. A very popular scent that frequently sells out at our craft fairs and holiday markets!

Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon Peel, Cypress
Middle Notes: Evergreen, Cedar, Oakmoss
Bottom Notes: Fir, Amber, Moss, Patchouli

Other Winter Favorites

Sometimes I like to branch out from my own candle line and support other small business. Even though it would be nice to stock dozens of fragrances, as a small home-based business I only have so much space for my collection! With an endless amount of candle scents out there, it’s always nice to try something new. Here are some more great candles for the holidays!

Ginger Brew by Three of Cups Candle Co.

Reminiscent of the popular Moscow Mule cocktail, this fragrance is both refreshing and spicy. Ginger forward with notes of orange, lemon, and clove, I found this to be a unique and inviting scent for the holidays. Three of Cups Candle is located in Binghamton, NY. Their candles are made with 100% soy wax and poured into very cute apothecary jars with cork lids!

Cinnamon Apple Pillar Candle by Collar City Candle

These custom pillar candles are perfect for decorating! You choose your shape, size, color and fragrance. Pillar candles are free-standing without a container so you can put them on candle stands or inside your own jars and vases. I chose the Cinnamon Apple round pillar in red to go with my Christmas décor! Collar City Candle is a husband-wife team located in Troy, NY.

Cranberry Marmalade by Light My Candle Co.

A great scent for both fall and winter, this fragrance is a tart and fruity blend of cranberries, orange peel and spiced apples. Light My Candle Co. is a woman-owned small candle business located in Rochester, NY. Her candles are vegan, cruelty-free and made with 100% soy wax.



Happy Holidays! I hope this list will inspire you to find something new this season and support a small candle company.