Whether it's a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself, you just can't go wrong with a good candle.
They work for anyone you're stuck on present-wise - your mother-in-law, the office Kris Kindle, your best friend - everyone loves coming home from a long day, closing the curtains and lighting ~The Good Candle~. It's the ultimate act of self care. And if you're looking to shop local this festive season, we've rounded up 12 of our absolute favourite Irish candle companies, perfect for gifting this Christmas.
D8 Design Co
Everyone wants one of these bad boys. With a range of scents inspired by quintessentially Irish places and experiences, D8 Design have a candle to suit all tastes, and there's even the option to personalise the label if you like. Browse scents and get excited for delivery HERE.
The kind of candles that are too pretty to light, poured with love by the seaside in Sligo. You'll find Katie popping up at markets all over the country in the lead up to Christmas, keep an eye on where she's headed to next HERE.
If you or the person you're gifting loves all things Irish, Soilse is your only man. They've got candles named "turf", "soft day" and "rain" (arguably the most Irish of all), all perfect to evoke a cosy, welcoming atmosphere in your home.
Wild Atlantic Wicks
Enjoy the crackle of a wooden wick and comforting Irish scents from this small Galway biz.
Sómas as Béarla means comfort, and these candles will envelope you in the most luxurious and comforting scents. These candles would be an amazing gift for... that big holiday that's coming up in a month or so, or for anyone moving into a new house. Bring pure bliss to your mates and bag yourself a few of these for the gang.
Candles, room mist, essential oils - Max Benjamin has the lot, with beautiful gift boxes perfect for Christmas too.
These candles are gorgeous and handmade in Tipperary. Tinnock farm sell a selection of candle 'types' - candle melts, classic candles in glass jars and even aromatherapy candles for grounding, awakening and clarity.
Jacks Wax Candles and Wax Melts
Another gorge Irish company who've jumped on the pumpkin spice bandwagon (we can't get enough). Gorge little glass jars and wax melts for your oil burner!
Ekaya the Brand
Nudey candles in all shapes and sizes and some of the most stunning, comforting scent combos you've ever laid your nostrils on.
These candles are vegan, paraben free and made of 100% soy wax. The design is minimalism-chic, and the packaging peanuts that arrive with your package are biodegradable and simply melt under water - so clever.
The Irish Chandler
The Irish Chandler is a well-known and well loved independent candle brand from county Clare. These guys are so popular they have stockists in the UK and in the US - bringing a little bit of home to those who are far away.
The Handmade Soap Company
These candles are second to none when it comes to filling up your senses, and are all packed with essential oils and natural ingredients. The lemongrass and cedarwood is my personal go-to (I'd recognise the smell anywhere), and comes in candle, hand cream, body lotion and diffuser form so you can fully immerse yourself.
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