No matter what wintery, holiday traditions (or lack thereof) you may (or may not) observe, I think we can pretty much all agree that gifts are always a good idea. ‘Tis the season of giving and receiving, and if those pretty packages just happen to contain holly jolly Harry Potter-themed candles — perfect for the book-loving Potterhead in your life, of course — even better. Nothing says: “I see your fandom, and I love you for it” more than a gift that’ll make the whole house smell like your Hogwarts House (team Ravenclaw!), or Mrs. Weasley’s cozy kitchen. The only thing book lovers seem to love more than book-inspired candles are Harry Potter-inspired candles — and, luckily for both giver and receiver, there are only about a million to choose from.
Whether your candle-loving Potterhead lives to go totally Hogwarts holiday crazy (in which case, a Mrs. Weasley's Cookies candle might be just the thing) or they’re the kind of reader who finds the magical mysticism of the Wizarding World puts them in a wintery mood (Elder Wands and Phoenix Feathers flame, anyone?) I guarantee you’ll find a candle that will make their winter season totally bright this year.
Here are 25 Harry Potter-inspired candles perfect for this season’s gift giving.
Christmas At The Burrow
Described as “the candle that broke the internet” The Sorting by MLC Co. is a color-revealing candle that will sort you into your Hogwarts house — revealing your house colors as it burns! Also, it smells lemony, with notes of sandalwood, vanilla, and patchouli. So you really can’t go wrong here.
Christmas In The Great Hall
Transport yourself to Hermione’s cauldron in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, with Hermione’s Amortentia. A blend of freshly mown grass, bamboo, white tea, ginger, peppermint, and just a pinch of vanilla and chestnut, this one has the added bonus (courtesy of high-quality Japanese peppermint oil) of clearing your sinuses and increasing blood flow to your brain. Definitely Hermione-approved.
Welcome To Hogwarts
If receiving an acceptance letter by owl post has always been the dream, this Welcome to Hogwarts candle is the perfect scent. Smelling of freshly baked strudel, spiced cider, and candlelight, you’ll think you just stepped into the Great Hall for your first Sorting.
Mrs. Weasley's Cookies
Winter At Hogwarts
Elder Wands And Phoenix Feathers
Mrs. Weasley's Christmas Jumper
Because there’s no such thing as too much Mrs. Weasley, this candle is inspired by her classic monogrammed Christmas sweaters. Smelling of Christmas spice, gingerbread, and wool, you’ll wish for a Mrs. Weasley to knit you a cozy jumper of your own.
Hogwarts Castle Lantern
The Forbidden Forest is forbidden no longer — or, at least, its scent isn’t. Enjoy the aromas of fallen autumn leaves, woodsy cedar, and just a touch of amber with this one. Notes of citrus, pine, cinnamon, clove, chrysanthemum, apple, berry, green leaves, pecan, cedarwood, amber, guaiacwood. And maybe even the kitchen sink?