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The 25 Best Valentine’s Day Candles, From Fancy To Affordable

Can you smell the roses yet? That’s right; love is in the air, and for those of us who are in love with love, it’s time to put on your cutest Valentine’s Day outfit, plan out some Valentine’s Day date ideas, and start practicing your pick-up lines. Whether you’re looking for a gift for your SO or you just want to decorate your room to match the vibe of this romantic holiday, Valentine’s Day candles are the perfect item to add a touch of luxury and elegance to your evening.

Fortunately, finding the best candles with the sexiest scents and designs doesn’t require shelling out tons of money for something fancy. You can find pillar candles, taper candles (aka candlesticks), jar candles, and votive candles that come with holders from wallet-friendly sites like Bath & Body Works, Amazon, and Yankee Candle, no matter if you’re shopping for him, for her, or for yourself. Here are 25 of the best Valentine’s Day candles, so you can… light a spark with your lover (sorry, too cheesy?).

1. Champagne Toast 3-Wick Candle

Raise a glass with this sweet candle, which smells like champagne, sparkling berries, and sweet orange.

Bath & Body Works, $26

2. Portable Jasmine Scented Candle

This one has a long-lasting burning time and comes in a beautiful pink box with a bow, for the perfect luxurious touch.

UMIRORS, Amazon, $13

3. Date Night Candle

Fig, cashmere, and red currant will create a cozy ambience that’s perfect for snuggling together under a blanket (and maybe more).

homesick, Amazon, $34

4. Vanille Scented Candle

Diptyque candles are fancy, but the splurge is worth every penny. This vanilla scent is elegant without being overpowering; perfect for a romantic night in.

Diptyque, Bloomingdales, $68

5. Ombre Faceted Glass Jar Candle

This candle makes a sweet gift with its tropical scent and gorgeous glass jar.

Capri Blue, Anthropologie, $34

6. Rosy Rings Small Round Botanical Candle

This beautiful pillar candle has notes of apricot, rose, and more, and contains rose petals and other botanical ingredients.

Rosy Rings, Amazon, $58

7. Love You Candle

This mahogany and teakwood-scented candle comes with a cute and simple message to show your affection (candles speak louder than words?).

Sweet Water Decor, Amazon, $20

8. 10” Rose Pink Taper Candles

If you’re more about the aesthetic than the scent, you’ll love these taper candles for their elegant appearance. Plus, they come in a V-Day appropriate pink.

Hyoola, Walmart, $16

9. Classic Flickering Flameless Wax Pillar Candle

No lighter? No problem. These flameless pillar candles are both chic and dorm-friendly. A win-win!

Pottery Barn, $40-59

10. Sensual 9 Oz Scented Candle

Get in the mood with this aromatic, fruity candle that’s aptly named “Sensual.”

Timamu’s Scented Creations, Etsy, $10

11. First Date 3-Wick Candle

Whether you’re having a first date on Valentine’s Day (a bold move) or reminiscing about what your first date with your SO was like, this apricot, jasmine, tonka bean, and musk candle will set the ambience perfectly.

Love & Linger, Amazon, $29

12. Kacey Musgraves Slow Burn Scented Candle

Do you have Kacey Musgraves included on your Valentine’s Day playlist? Then you’ll want her limited edition collab candle with Boy Smells too; it’s warm and spicy, just the right vibe for a night in.

Boy Smells, Nordstrom, $39

13. Replica Lazy Sunday Morning Candle

Valentine’s Day is on a Monday this year, but don’t let the Monday blues get you down. You can still capture all the romance of a Sunday morning in bed with this linen-scented candle.

Maison Margiela, Nordstrom, $53

14. LOVE Aromatherapy Scented Candle

According to Amazon’s website, this candle “encourages feelings of romance, sensuality, and wellbeing.” Three things we could all use a little more of, no?

Scentered, Amazon, $29

15. Panjore Lychee Glass Jar Candle

This glass jar candle looks high-end but won’t break the bank, plus its lychee scent provides a new take on the traditional fruity candle.

Voluspa, Sephora, $32

16. Love + Passion Grapefruit Mango Candle

This sensual candle comes in a frosted glass jar and three different sizes to choose from, whether you want it for your coffee table or right beside your bed.

Chesapeake Bay, Amazon, $13

17. After Hours Luxury Scented Jar Candle

As the name suggests, this candle’s blend of bergamot, peony, and patchouli is perfect for nighttime. It’s also vegan and clean-burning, so you and your lovebird can know your relaxing time together isn’t hurting the planet.

Sisu Scents, Amazon, $59

18. Euphoriasme Candle

A romantic trip to Paris may not be in the cards for your V-Day, but you can still transport yourself there with this fancy candle, that’s made to smell like a Parisian bakery in the morning.

Overose, Sephora, $58

19. Burn Massage Candle

This list would be remiss without including a massage candle, which can be poured onto the skin once melted for some extra bedroom fun. This one from Maude has a light, smooth texture and even has skin-softening properties.

Maude, Anthropologie, $15

20. Love Letters Candle

Another option from cult-favorite Homesick is this Love Letters candle, with a lemon, sandalwood, and rose scent that will really wow your SO.

Homesick, Nordstrom, $34

21. Personalized Candle

If you happen to know the scents your S.O. loves, you can design a personalized candle on Yankee Candle’s website and include a thoughtful message.

Yankee Candle, $36

22. Garden Rose Candle

This pretty-in-pink candle was inspired by Monique Lhuillier’s Southern California garden and love of roses, and would be a sweet gift or decoration.

Monique Lhuillier, Pottery Barn, $14-50

23. I Love You Every Day Candle

Perfect for a partner with a wicked sense of humor, this candle in a tin can definitely sends a message.

CaseTank, Amazon, $21

24. Fresh Cut Roses Large Jar Candle

You can’t go wrong with a classic scent, or a classic brand like Yankee Candle. The large version has an over 110-hour burn, so you’re really getting the best bang for your buck.

Yankee Candle, $31

25. Kush, Ash & Cedar Stack Trio Set

This trio of mini votive candles from Boy Smells contains three different but complementary scents, in case you just can’t choose.

Boy Smells, Revolve, $48

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Erica Kam

Columbia Barnard '21

Erica is an Editor at Her Campus. She was formerly an Associate Editor (2021-22), Contributing Editor (2020-21), Wellness Editor (2019-20), High School Editor (2018-19), and Editorial Intern (2018). She graduated from Barnard College in 2021 with a degree in English and creative writing, and was the Senior Editor of Her Campus Columbia Barnard (2018-21). When she's not writing or editing (which is rare), she's probably looking at food pictures on Instagram.
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