If you love making candles and want to gift a great handmade present, go for it! If you’re not quite craft savvy and are really just wanting advice on which candle to buy for your friend or loved one, this article is for you. We’ve outlined the top brands available to help you in your quest.

1. Bath & Body Works Candles

Of all the candles available on the market, Bath & Body Works soy candles are loved by many. They offer so many different scent combinations, and their candles are absolutely gorgeous. They even provide holiday themes and candle holders to add that extra bit of presentation flair. They’re available in two forms: single wick and triple wick, and the prices vary greatly depending on their sales. For a single wick candle, the non-sale price is $15.50. For a triple wick, it’s $26.50. Still, if you time it right, you can get them for half price. Some of the most coveted scents are:

  • Rainforest Gardenia
  • Mahogany Teakwood
  • Eucalyptus Spearmint
  • Champagne Toast
  • Rose Vanilla
  • Black Cherry Merlot
  • Butterscotch Toffee
  • Lavender Cedarwood

2. Homesick Candles

This candle company has capitalized on bringing the scents of your home state into your living room. These candles are hand-poured in the USA, and you can search by city, state, or even vacation adventure. Their single wick candles run $34, but they’re worth every penny. My personal favorite is Atlanta, as it genuinely smells like walking through the dogwoods and daffodils in Piedmont Park. They also offer zodiac candles and birthday candles too. Here are their most popular scents:

  • Thank You, Mom
  • New York City
  • Northern California
  • Texas
  • Library
  • Beach Cottage
  • Road-trip
  • Hawaii
  • Backyard BBQ

3. Yankee Candles

One of the most popular choices, Yankee Candles, comes in four sizes: Jar, Tumbler, Taper, and Tea. Prices range from $7.50 for a dozen tealights to $24 for the three-wick, though you can often find them on sale for as little as $10. They offer a vast variety of scents and allow personalization of each container for a small fee. They use a soy wax blend, allowing for a slow burn that holds the scent very well. Their most popular scents are:

  • Sunshine and Snow
  • Christmas Cookie
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Spiced Pumpkin
  • Cherry Snowball
  • Cheers to the Holliday
  • Winding Mountain Trail
  • Cuddled Up

The Takeaway

Regardless of which brand you choose, be sure it’s a scent your receiver will like. For instance, some people love cinnamon and fall scents, while others prefer a more citrus or floral scent. If you have the opportunity to ask one of their friends or check the scent of their favorite shampoo, you’ll be good to go! Be sure to add a pretty bow to the package.