9 luxury candle gift sets for the person who has everything
Special treats for a special someone
By Briar Clark
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / November 06 2023
Gifting during the festive season can be difficult.
Although there will always be a friend that’s happy with anything and another who’s been (helpfully) sending you sustainable Christmas gift ideas six months in advance, there’s inevitably always a loved one who never seems to want for anything.
So, what do you give the person who seemingly has everything?
Well, a ludicrously luxurious candle gift set, of course.
Keep scrolling for the best candle Christmas gift sets of 2023…
Diptyque Carousel Candles Set
This Diptyque set pairs two of the fragrance house’s signature candle scents Ambre (Amber) and Feu de Bois (Wood Fire) with a decorative dancing carousel. The carousel features 10 pendants with a design that plays on light and shadow when it is placed on one of the 70g candles in the set and lit.
$223 at MECCA
Le Labo Candle Discovery Set
Experience three of Le Labo’s luxury candle fragrances without committing to the price tag of a full-size candle with this generous discovery set. It includes three 56.6g candles: Encens 9; a frankincense and amber scent, Petit Grain 21; an orange blossom fragrance with green undertones, bergamot, citrus and white floral, and Santal 26; which boasts a distinct leather aroma.
$135 at MECCA
Floral Street Sweet Almond Blossom Eau de Parfum and Votive Candle Set
This limited-edition Sweet Almond Blossom fragrance set was created in collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum and is inspired by the Van Gogh painting of the same name. The set includes a 10ml Eau de Parfum and a 75g Mini Votive Candle that both share the sweet almond blossom scent, which combines pink pomelo, passion fruit, mandarin, matcha tea, apple blossom, heliotrope, tonka bean, creamy vanilla and sandalwood.
$78 at MECCA
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Holiday Candles Trio Set
Transport yourself to cooler climes this festive season with this trio of winter-inspired holiday candles from Maison Francis Kurkdjian. The set includes three 75g candles that feature the fragrances Rose des Neiges (gourmand raspberry and rose), Mon beau Sapin (balsam fir, resins, amber and precious woods), and Jasmin d’Hiver (jasmine and mango).
$214 at MECCA
Malin + Goetz That’s The Spirit Candle Gift Set
This rum-inspired fragrance set includes Malin + Goetz’s 255g Dark Rum Candle and a 50ml bottle of the Dark Rum EDP. The boozy, tropical scent of the fragrance duo is defined by notes of bergamot, plum, anise, leather, rum, vanilla, with hints of patchouli, amber and milk.
$187 at MECCA
Glasshouse Fragrances A Tahaa Affair Soy Candle & Spinning Carousel Gift Set
Glasshouse Fragrances’ iconic A Tahaa Affair Soy Candle (AKA everyone’s favourite gourmand fragranced candle) just got a festive makeover. The candle features the same pineapple, coconut, frankincense, caramel and vanilla scent you know and love but it is now housed in a gold vessel decorated with holiday-themed illustrations and a spinning carousel.
$90 at Sephora
Circa Holiday Limited Edition Mini Soy Candle Trio
Hand-poured, polished and packaged in Sydney, these chic mini soy candles have all been scented with nostalgic fragrances intended to spark joy during the festive season. The 60g candles included in the set are a Raspberry & Rhubarb Soy Candle (a green and fruity scent with notes of citronella, lime, raspberry, rhubarb, cream and musk), a Pine & Snow Gum Soy Candle (Think: pine needles, eucalyptus, fir Balsam, spruce and cedarwood with juicy red fruit), and a Gingerbread Cookies Soy Candle (orange, apple and dry ginger spice are combined with a gourmand medley of golden syrup, gingerbread, biscotti, vanilla and brown sugar).
$58 at Sephora
Fornasetti Architecture Triptych Candles
This is the luxury candle gift set to end all others. This stunning trio of candles is an artistic homage to historical architecture. It can be appreciated as a standalone art piece or the garden herbs and wood-scented candles can be displayed and lit separately.
$1599 at Libertine Parfumerie
Carrière Frères Siberian Fir Trio Set
This trio of festive candles aims to transport you to Europe in winter. Each 70g candle holds Siberian fir at its heart with complementary notes offering glimpses at the many facets of the traditional, woodsy-green aroma. Soft florals are at the forefront of Siberian Fir & Winter Rose, Siberian Fir & Candied Ginger is warm and refreshing in equal measure, while Siberian Fir & Smoked Wood Candle boasts a comforting amber fragrance.
$139 at Adore Beauty
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.