Candles have been used at Christmas since the Middle Ages, when large candles were used to represent the Star of Bethlehem. Another tradition was to leave a lit candle in a window on Christmas Eve to symbolise Christ. Candles were also used to decorate Christmas trees… until people realised how dangerous that was!
Even now, candles are closely tied to Christmas. They add a lovely warming glow to your room and fill the whole house with your favourite seasonal scents. Take a look at our best festive candles. There’s something for everyone here.
We’ve got a great range of fabulously scented candle jars to help create the perfect ambiance. Yankee candles make great Christmas gifts and come in a range of gorgeous scents. Choose from Sugared Blossom to Citrus Bark.
We also have three wick candles for an extra hit of fragrance and added cosiness.
Scented pillar candles
Pillar candles are the perfect way to make an impact. They’re elegant, striking, and can be used as centrepieces on a table, fireplace or mantelpiece. Try mixing different sized pillar candles to create a statement. Check out our range, which includes vanilla and red fruits. For an extra fragrance hit, why not add pot pourri along with the matching candle? Create subtle table displays or dinner table centrepieces with scented pot pourri. Just pop in a festive bowl and you’re good to go!
Top tip: One of the most important things to consider when decorating your home with candles is which scent to choose – you don’t want to be stuck with a smell you don’t like. If you can’t decide on one scent, why not choose a different scent for every room in your home?
For an extra hit of festive fragrance why not go for our really Christmassy candles. The two below capture Christmas perfectly.
For those with small children and pets, candles aren’t always a great idea. This is where air fresheners are a great alternative. Our favourite for this time of year is the Glade Electric Scented Oil Spiced Apple Plugin. Simply plug in and fill your home with the scent of Christmas.
Shop our full range of candles and air fresheners at wilko.com
Finally, just a quick word of warning – please don’t leave a candle unattended, or anywhere children or pets could get to it.