The Best Candles to Give For the Holidays
As Kate Hudson once told us, “Diptyque always wins with their candles.” The orange blossom scent is her favorite while fellow celeb fan, Kerry Washington, loves the Feu de Bois aroma. “I got it as a gift once and was like, ‘That smells really good.’”
Buy It! Diptyque Feu De Bois / Wood Fire Candle $36; nordstrom.com
From the decorative box designs to the bedazzled lids, these works of art are almost too pretty to burn. But you should, because each one smells even better than the next.
Buy It! Joanna Buchanan Peridot Candle, $88; joannabuchanan.com
Byredo Burning Rose
Le Labo Santal 26
“I’m a sucker for it,” says Mandy Moore of the cult-favorite candle scent. “I have one in my bedroom, my kitchen, my trailer, and I even have a smaller version that I travel with as well, because it smells like home.”
Buy It! Le Labo Santal 26 Classic Candle, $75; lelabofragrances.com
Otherland in Black Velvet
Otherland candles are so pretty, they are meant to be left on display long after the final burn (which takes 55 hours, but who's counting!). And just in time for the holidays the brand launched three new scents, that can be purchased separately for $36 or as a 3-pack for $89. The PEOPLE editor favorite is the Black Velvet, a mix of alpine violet and woodsy floral notes like iris and jasmine.
Nomad Noé Dreamer in London
PEOPLE's Creative Director Andrea Dunham introduced us to this cedarwood and vanilla candle, and now it's an office fave (especially in the winter). And we're not the only ones who love it: Allison Janney is also a big fan.
Buy It! Nomad Noé Dreamer in London – Cedarwood & Vanilla Candle, $65; nomadnoe.com
The NOW in Jasmine Coconut
Almost as dreamy as a massage at The NOW in Los Angeles: the aroma of the spa’s signature jasmine coconut candle. Fun fact: the candle wax doubles as a body balm.
Buy It! The Now Jasmine Coconut Candle; $144; thenowmassage.com
This sleek candle is new to the market, but already has the entire PEOPLE team talking. Inspired by notable N.Y.C. establishments, from high-end barbershops to buzzy cocktail bars, Hawthorne's candles bring a taste of Manhattan to your home with each burn.
Buy It! Hawthorne Candle, $37; hawthorne.co