8 Luxury Candles Under £30 Because You Don't Need To Break The Bank To Do Gifting In Style
There’s a bunch of beautifully festive home fragrances flying around this year, from Jo Malone’s Orange Bitters to Diptyque’s beloved trio of scents (the green one is always the best). But the thing about Christmas candles is they’re kind of no good after well, er, Christmas. So while gifting one to a loved one sounds like a pretty solid idea, it’s probably best to stick to a all-year-rounder. These luxury candles under £30 make for perfect presents that can still be used after the decorations have come down.
While there's a brilliant range of full sized candles you can pick up for less than £30 (I’ve included offerings from brands such as Sanctuary Spa, Rituals and Urban Apothecary), a great way to buy into luxury candles on a budget is to check out their mini, travel-sized offerings. Top home fragrance brands such as Diptyque and Jo Malone stock smaller versions of the bestsellers for under £30. Everybody’s favourite Jo Malone classic Pomegranate Noir, for example, comes in a handy little travel candle, while the universally-adored Diptyque Baies can be picked up in a 70g version.
Keep scrolling to discover the best luxury candles under £30 that make the most perfect Christmas gifts.
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Travel Candle
Ideal for those who want in on Jo Malone but need to keep to a budget, the brand's range of mini 'travel' candles are cute little offerings to dot around the house or give as a gift. Pick up the iconic Pomegranate Noir scent, which everybody loves.
Anthropologie Boulangerie Candle Jar in Angel Food
Anthropologie is the perfect place to visit for home fragrances under £30 (along with their selection of insanely beautiful homeware and more) and my personal faves are these jar candles at a thrifty £16. There are a bunch of scents to choose from, from espresso to whipped cream & pear (!!!) but this Angel Food option is the most irresistible, IMO.
Rituals The Ritual Of Yalda Scented Candle
Yep, it's official: I've found the perfect wintery candle for under £20. Smelling of comforting pomegranate and refreshing watermelon, this unique blend will have you feeling festive in no time.
Diptyque Mini Baies Candle
Everyone want a Diptyque candle, and luckily the brand offers 70g versions of their originals. My all-time hero is Baies, which smells of fresh rose leaves and blackcurrant.
Sanctuary Spa Fig & Black Amber Candle
A warm, comforting mix of amber mixed with fresh fig, this smells way more expensive than it actually is. The box it comes in is so beautiful, it barely needs wrapping up, too. Win, win.
Neom Real Luxury Candle
I love Neom candles because they are made with a blend of vegetable wax and 100% pure essential oils, so there's no dodgy chemicals flying around in the air. This one is super calming and smells of lavender, jasmine & Brazilian rosewood.
Urban Apothecary Velvet Peony Luxury Candle
Just the name of this candle draws you in, and the minimalist (read: Instagram-friendly) jar and label sure don't hurt. It's such a beautiful candle, with notes of rose, violet, ylang ylang, raspberry, peach and spicy amberwood. Delish.
P.F. Candle Co. Sandalwood Rose Travel Jar Candle
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I adore the vintage feel to this brand's candles. The idea of their travel candles is to pop the lid on and take one with you into hotels/AirBnb's etc for a touch of home. The Sandalwood Rose scent features violet leaf, marine, patchouli, iris, cashmere rose and sandalwood.