The Best Fall Candles to Light This Season
Set yourself up for snuggles with the best fall candles money can buy.
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We don’t know about you, but we’re really looking forward to fall. Between the announcement of the Dunkin’ fall menu and other pumpkin spice products becoming available, we can’t help but get in the mood for everything cozy. And what’s more cozy than candles?
Pumpkin Clove Jar Candle
The popular Capri Blue candle gets a fall update with this pumpkin clove jar candle. Enjoy notes of creamy, buttery pumpkin—not to be confused with an actual butter candle—and vanilla and orange zest. It burns for 70 hours and the adorable pumpkin clove jar sits pretty on any coffee table, countertop or shelf. For best results, allow the candle to burn until the wax pool fully melts to the edge before blowing out. It’s truly one of the best fall candles on the market. Pair it with one of these cute fall mugs for a thoughtful gift, and celebrate this season with the best pumpkin decor for your home.
Twig Taper Candles
Adding texture to your space is a great way to bring fall into your home decor, whether it’s with the addition of a knit blanket or fuzzy throw pillows. But if you want to go the extra mile with texture, these 12-inch twig taper candles will do the trick. Not only are they a pretty fall kitchen accessory, they come in multiple, autumn-appropriate colors. Mix and match your favorites and look forward to the ultimate cozy tablescape.
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Spiced Pumpkin Soy Wax Candle
The best fall candles don’t just smell like your favorite autumn joys (read: pumpkin spice, apple cider, smoky woods and cinnamon), they fill a whole room, too. This soy wax candle from Grove Collaborative checks all those boxes and more. Upon its first burn, I was amazed at how well the spiced pumpkin scent carried through my dining room. The stone container with a seasonal print lights up any room, too. Pair it with Grove Collaborative’s new fall scents collection for the ultimate autumn escape.
Cozy Cashmere Candle
No matter the season, Target always has a wide variety of seasonal candles—but when fall comes around, we get especially excited. This year, look to Threshold’s amber and vanilla cozy cashmere scent as one of the best fall candles. When you light a candle called “cozy cashmere,” you practically have to snuggle up on the sofa and grab a good book. And with 95 hours of burn time, you’ll have plenty of chances to do so. Psst! Decorate your door with these DIY fall wreaths.
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Soft Wool and Amber Candle
This soft wool and amber candle from Yankee Candle will make you want to wrap yourself in a blanket and throw on your favorite feel-good show (we recommend Gilmore Girls.) One of my favorite fall candles this season, I love the soft, white amber aroma that fills any room, even when it’s not lit. Notes of heliotrope, lily of the valley and cashmere make it ideal for burning all day long—it’s that good!
Beeswax Taper Candles
Something about beeswax just reminds us of fall—and if you agree, you’ll love these pretty beeswax taper candles. The rope design adds texture while the colors add vibrance to fall home decor. It’s too hard to choose just one color, so get to mixing and matching!
Acorn Spice Candle
The maker of one of our favorite fall hand soaps also creates one of the best fall candles, too. This acorn candle by Mrs. Meyer’s packs a punch with its nutty scent and 25-hour burn time. It’s a great gift for bread bakers who spend long hours in the kitchen!
Hello Fall Candle
What better way to welcome fall than with the smells of apple cider, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg? Say hello to fall by burning Sweet Water Decor’s soy jar candle for up to 40 hours. Here’s how to stop your candle wick from mushrooming. Grab one for yourself and as a fall gift while you’re at it.
Moroccan Amber Candle
How pretty is this La Jolie Muse moroccan amber candle? Warm amber meets woody eucalyptus and spicy cinnamon in this sensual fall candle that burns for up to 75 hours. It’s perfect for lovers of all things fall spices, and anyone looking for more than just pumpkin and apple scents this season. For ultimate enjoyment, the brand recommends keeping each burn session at a four hour maximum.
Hot Toddy Candle
Enjoy the aromas of your favorite fall cocktail with this Hot Toddy candle. Made from a coconut soy wax blend, the warm aromas of honeycrisp apple and cinnamon burn for 55 hours. The glass vessel doubles as a conversation piece when hosting your next fall gathering. And it pairs well with homemade hot toddy drinks, of course. (It comes in a Fallen Amareto scent, too!)
Simmered Cider Candle
Simmered cider? Yes, please! This red poured candle with a gold sleeve brings more than just notes of apples, crushed cardamom and clove to a room. It dresses it for fall, too. Hints of apple cinnamon, bourbon and malted rum await.
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Pumpkin Spiced Cake Candle
It’s not fall unless you have an assortment of pumpkin spiced everything: Candles, snacks (ahem, pumpkin spice bagels from Trader Joe’s) and of course, coffee and tea drinks. Which is why I love this pumpkin spiced cake candle from Glasshouse Fragrances. It somehow manages to fit all the yummy smells of everything nice and pumpkin spiced into one luxurious jar. Pairs well with a fresh slice of pumpkin pie.
Autumn Leaves Pillar Candle
Why pick a candle that’s just one color when it could be three? Olive green and two shades of orange in this pillar candle just scream “fall.” And it pairs perfectly with other fall decor elements like acorns and fall leaves. Plus, it’s McIntosh apple-scented!
Harvest Spice Candle
Botanical inserts like wheat, oranges and cinnamon sticks make these harvest spice candles from Pottery Barn stand out as one of the most beautiful choices when it comes to fall candles. But not only are they beautiful—they’ll release their scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and vanilla for up to 90 hours! If you can’t get enough of this scent, order potpourri or a diffuser to waft it throughout your entire home.
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