Christmas, above any other time in the year, is the time we love to banish the dark days and chilly nights with twinkly lights, Christmas Candles and gorgeous lanterns. We all have our favourites, from the more traditional filament bulbs to the modern bright LED spectacular, cheerfully coloured or the simplicity of white.
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Christmas Candles give our home a warm glow (and sometimes a lovely scent to boot), and lanterns take our thoughts back to days and Christmases gone by, perhaps with an eye to all things Dickens with snow and carol singers.
Naturally we’re no different; we have a love of all things twinkly, so we have come up with a list of our favourite Christmas Candles, lanterns and festive lights that we have found this year to help make your Christmas merry and bright.
Paired together is this Trapeze lantern and TruGlow candle. Featuring a unique wooden frame and glass sides, at 36cm tall they’re the perfect pair for a warm welcome to your home! Designed for indoor use simply place the candle inside and place on the handy 6 hour timer for automatic glow each evening! The TruGlow candles combine hand poured real wax and innovative technology to perfectly mimic the appearance of a real flame.
The Wooden Trapeze Lantern With TruGlow® Candle from Lights for Fun £30
Love the warm and rich coppery colour of these Christmas Candles, even when they’re not lit. You can’t tell here, but it’s a big boi, 15cm in diameter, unscented, and featuring a uniquely textured finish for added boho-chic.
From John Lewis the 3 Wick Candle, Copper is available to buy for £18
Oh, this ones a Christmassy seaosnal joy. The illuminated, rounded glass vase lights up a snowman family, frolicking in the woods. Lit with 10 warm white LEDs for a distinctive, warming glow.
From Christmas Trees & Lights this lovely Snowmen in the Woods Illuminated Vase costs just £14!
We know this’ll be a top fave; the WeRChristmas aadvent is a huge bestseller, and I think i like this even more! This charming lantern is illuminated by three warm white LEDs. The sides are inlaid with a wide variety of festive figures and landscapes, and the top has a snowflake decal cut in to allow the light to shine through.
The WeRChristmas Wooden Lantern Christmas Decoration, 20 cm in the ‘Forest’ style is available to buy from Amazon for £15
Isn’t it GORGEOUS? The perfect, cosy Christmas; hear the crackling of an open log fire, fruity scents of fresh mulled wine bubbling away on the stove, and the twinkling of decorations in the candlelight. This is guaranteed to make you feel festive.
The Festive Spice Candle from Next is £14
Whether the weather outside is frightful or not, this acrylic snowman will inject a sense of fun into your outdoor Christmas lighting display year after year. Super simple to set up, the figure arrives pre-assembled, ready to spread joy straight out of the box.
There are 80 bright white LEDs across the snowman, some with static effect and some flashing. Once plugged in, this decoration will captivate the whole neighbourhood, along with your family and all your guests over the festive season.
The 90cm Outdoor Acrylic Snowman Figure from Festive Lights for £99.99
These 480 Multi Colour LED Cluster Christmas Lights are an impressive set of lights. Probably not bgreat on trees, this garlnd of lights is perfect for a warm colourful glow on mantelpieces and window sills. Sure to be that standout feature of your Christmas display this festive season – you can’t help but smile when you look at it!
Premier Decorations 480 Multi Action LED Clusters – Multi from Amazon £26
Oh Jo Malone. How could we not include you (even though I have never in my life travelled witha . candle. Maybe i’d start if I owned this?) Ruby-rich juices of exotic pomegranate, spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily. Warmed by temptingly-smoky guaiacwood and patchouli.
Are there better Christmas Candles? I think not.
To uplift. Or wind down. The perfect size to take with you, whatever your destination. Create a luxurious ambience in any room. Burn time approximately 18 hours.
Available from Jo Malone the Pomegranate Noir Travel Candle costs £23
Confession time – these are our Christmas tree lights. We have two of these sets on our tree, and you just can’t beat that old fashioned coloured glow. They’re simple, staticx lights with fake Victorian lantern covers. Admittedly, up close they’re plasticky and twee. But from across the room? Beautiful.
The Noma 40 Victorian Traditional Indoor Fairy Lanterns (Multi Coloured) are just £20 on Amazon
Oh I’m LOVING this! Made from a decorated twig frame, this large “Joy” decoration looks great whether switched on or off. It’s ideal for a wide mantelpiece, shelf or table and is battery-operated making it easy to set up and display.
From John Lewis the Traditions 20 LED “Joy” Light is £40
Gorgeous M&S; well-played. This ingenious two-in-one candle set can be stacked to form the shape of a traditional Christmas tree. It has a festive mandarin, clove, and cinnamon scent.
AND the Mandarin, Clove & Cinnamon Tree Stacking Scented Candle is just £5
This cute acrylic Christmas lantern candle holder will really compliment your Christmas decor sitting on your mantel piece or table. It’s a fabulous acrylic front, ready for an LED tealight.
From ThePurpleButterfly4 on Etsy the Christmas lantern LED tealight holder for mantel decoration is a fabulously bargainous £5!
CUTE!!! The Rudolph Family – 100cm Christmas Reindeer would make a wonderful addition to your outside space this Christmas season. These two 100cm figures are the perfect way to celebrate the festive season – you’d grin & wave every time you saw them!
These reindeer are designed specifically for outdoor use. Made from resin rattan weave the figures are weather resistant and strong, so you won’t have to worry about the cold winter weather.
The Rudolph Family – 100cm Rattan Christmas Reindeer from the Whitestores £120
Beautioful – and something a little different. Set of 40 gold colour-changing lantern LED lights on clear cable. Lights change colour between varying shades of red, blue and green. For indoor and outdoor use. We think the colours are just beautiful, very old-fashioned.
The 3.9m Set of 40 Outdoor or Indoor Multi-Colour Gold Lantern LED Christmas Lights from Christmas Trees and Lights is just £16
This happy trio are sure to steal the show this Christmas! Whether illuminated by night or standing proud in the day, they’ll add a magical touch to your christmas decor. Simply plug the penguins in and use the generous 5m lead cable to style out the front of your home for the ultimate winter welcome!
Available from Lights for Fun the Outdoor Acrylic Penguin Figure Trio cost £75
M&S have brought their A Game this year – this is another of my top favourite Christmas Candles. It’ll feel like Christmas as soon as you light this scented mistletoe and fir candle, with blends of cinnamon, clove and cedarwood notes. This long-lasting wax candle burns for up to 55 hours and is housed in a clear holder with a modern metallic lid.
From M&S this Mistletoe & Fir Lidded Candle is a bargain at just £10
Give your home a festive glow with a Starburst Pyramid Lantern from Christow. Crafted in a pyramid shape with an elegant polished steel frame, each lantern contains a string of LEDs which spin around to create a captivating light display and wow your guests at Christmas.
The Christow Christmas Starburst Pyramid Lantern costs just £15 from Christow
If you’re going to decorate outside, you may as well do so in style, right? This magnificent pair of reindeer stand at 2m & 1.5m tall, making them an unmissable duo for the festive season! Perfect placed by entrances or on lawns, the stag and doe are designed for outdoor use and feature 750 warm white LEDs in total.
The Large Rattan Stag & Doe Outdoor Christmas Figures from Lights4Fun cost £370. (but they’re sooo preetttyyyy)
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