Favourite Holiday Candles – Blogmas 2017

BLOGMAS 2017

Hello and welcome to Blogmas on Always Cleia! I’m doing a sort of “Modified” Blogmas this year. I wanted to participate in the extravaganza but I knew that I would never be able to write and take photos for 25 blogposts through out the Holiday season while keeping the quality of my content consistent. Enter Modified Blogmas! I have decided to keep my regular MWF blog post schedule while adding two or three Holiday Themed post each week.

In today’s Blogmas post I’m sharing my favourite Ride or Die candle fragrances for the holidays.

Fresh Balsam B&BW Candle

#1 Fresh Balsam
Fresh Balsam from Bath & Body Works is the candle that I buy each holiday season. I need to have it every year when we set up our Christmas tree! We have a little artificial tree that we set up in my office each year, and I like to burn this pine scented candle so my house smells like we have a real tree.

Indigo Scents Ginger Pumpkin Spice Candle

#2 Ginger Pumpkin Spice
This is a bit of a bleed over from Fall, but I still love to burn this candle at Christmas. It’s from Chapters’ Indigo Scents fragrance line. While it is a pumpkin candle I find the spices come through a lot more than the pumpkin and it just fills me with cozy fuzziness. I remember burning this candle for our very first married Christmas!

Red Velvet Cupcake B&BW Candle

#3 Red Velvet Cupcake
This candle was a Christmas gift actually in 2013. I don’t burn it often, but I always burn it at some point around the holidays. This time of year I love my baking scented candles!

Indigo Scents Cinnamon Mulled Cider Candle

#4 Cinnamon & Mulled Cider
This is a new candle discovery for me. I bought it when Indigo released their fall scents and it’s sooo fragrant! I only have the mini tin but it fills up my living room like a B&BW 3-Wick candle. Cider is something my husband’s family always has around the house during the holidays. While I’m not a fan of the drink itself I adore the smell!

2017 Favourite Holiday Candles

What’s Your Favourite Holiday Candle? 

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29 Comments

  1. Jade Mayhead
    December 15, 2017 / 4:29 am

    Red velvet sounds amazing! I loved one from Yankee but they have now discontinued it – So I am on the hunt for a new number 1 favourite x

    • December 15, 2017 / 2:26 pm

      Oh no, I hate it when that happens! I hope you can find something similar ☺

    • December 10, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you so much!! It’s amazing what you can do with a phone camera! 🙂

  2. December 6, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Cinnamon and mulled cider sounds amazing!!! My personal favourite has got to be gingerbread ✨

    • December 6, 2017 / 11:11 pm

      It is, I love the scent!
      Gingerbread sounds equally amazing 😊

  3. December 5, 2017 / 3:46 am

    Jealous of your Fresh Balsam candle, been meaning to buy one.

    • December 5, 2017 / 10:28 am

      It’s a great scent! Get it while you can 😁

  4. December 4, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    I love pretty much any baked goods scents for Christmas time!

  5. December 2, 2017 / 8:35 am

    Love the Balsam from BBW and also the Winter one as well. Both are great compliments to artificial trees….although this year we went with a real one, so it’s extra smelly (in a good way) in out house. 🙂

    • December 2, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      Oh I forgot about the Winter candle! That one is nice too ☺That must smell great with a real tree! My cats wouldn’t tolerate a real tree, they’d be climbing and eating it so it’s artificial for us 😅

  6. mirifederica
    December 2, 2017 / 5:19 am

    ginger pumpkin candle has to be delicious! I have a cupcake candle my cousin gave me last year that is sweet and great, but I prefer sweet spicy tastes like cinnamon, apple pie, caramel and so on 😉

    xx Federica

    • December 2, 2017 / 12:03 pm

      Mmm apple pie & caramel sound nice! I also prefer the spicy baking scents ☺

  7. December 2, 2017 / 1:28 am

    These candles sound lovely. I wish I could smell them.

    • December 2, 2017 / 2:10 am

      I wish I could translate smell over the internet! They all smell so good 🙂

  8. December 2, 2017 / 12:34 am

    Fresh balsam sounds incredible and so does the cinnamon and mulled cider 😍 excited to follow your posts for blogmas! We are also taking part and cannot wait!

    • December 2, 2017 / 2:10 am

      They’re both great! I love fresh balsam for Christmas, it makes my home feel so comfy 🙂
      And thank you so much!! I’m looking forward to reading yours too!

  9. December 1, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    I adore candles. Cinnamon has to be my favorite. Or vanilla pear!

    • December 1, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      Vanilla pear sounds lovely! Where do you get that scent? Cinnamon is such a great candle scent ☺

      • December 1, 2017 / 5:44 pm

        I don’t know if they even make them, but I have Josie Maran’s vanilla pear and I love it!

        • December 1, 2017 / 8:02 pm

          Aww I was hoping I could buy the candle lol. It sounds nice!

  10. lauraslatestthing
    December 1, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Ahh fresh balsam is soo good!!! Bath and Body works also killed packaging this year!!!! Great post!

    • December 1, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Such a great holiday scent! And I agree, the packaging is so beautiful!

  11. December 1, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Ugh, I feel like there’s something wrong with me. Every time I burn candles, even the 3-wick BBW ones, I can’t smell anything no matter how long I’ve been burning it. The only thing I can smell is the smoke once I’ve blown it out lol. The Fresh Balsam one especially sounds so wonderful!

    • December 1, 2017 / 11:46 am

      Really?? That’s surprising, especially with the 3 wick candles. I always look for the Fresh Balsam candle when they’re 50% off!

  12. December 1, 2017 / 9:25 am

    These candles look really pretty. I’d love to try the cinnamon and mulled cider one, that sounds so good! 🎄

    • December 1, 2017 / 11:44 am

      It smells amazing! Indigo scents candles are really good, I can’t recommend them enough ☺

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