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Candle advent calendars are big for 2021: From Yankee Candle to Diptyque

Light up this holiday season with a candle advent calendar

While chocolate is without a doubt the most popular Christmas countdown, we think a candle advent calendar is just the thing to make your home feel festive and smell amazing throughout December.

As well as affordable brands like Yankee Candle, plus luxury offerings from the likes of Diptyque and Jo Malone, you'll also find unique handmade options on Etsy and NotOnTheHighStreet which would make thoughtful gifts for a loved one this holiday season.

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Scroll down for all of the best candle advent calendars to shop now and keep checking back to see more as they become available...


Advent calendar, £320/$425, Diptyque


Diptyque's dreamy 2021 candle advent calendar is filled with iconic scents like Baies and Roses, plus limited-edition Christmas offerings. As well as candles, you'll open doors to perfumes, body balms and mini decorations.


Advent tree, £79.99, Yankee Candle


For a very festive calendar, Yankee Candle has just revealed its advent tree and it's full of beautiful Christmas fragrances like Letters to Santa, Cinnamon Stick and Snowflake Cookie.


Advent wreath, £24.99, Boots


Yankee Candle also has an advent wreath, which comes with 24 Christmas-scented tea lights providing eight hours of fragrance each.


Design Undone advent calendar, £128/$140, Etsy


Hand-poured in Texas, this popular advent calendar from Etsy includes 12 four oz candles in delicious festive scents like Apple Crostata and Cinnamon Eggnog. They're sure to fill your home with Christmas cheer.


A mindful advent candle set, £24.50/$34, NotOnTheHighStreet


Burn one of 25 handmade, natural beeswax candles each day in December while you make time to sit back and relax with this mindful advent calendar set. It's the perfect gift for someone who deserves a few mindful moments.


Penhaligon's Fragrant Countdown advent calendar, £375/$445, Selfridges


Experience the best of Penhaligon's with the Fragrant Countdown advent calendar. It's full of mini candles, perfumes and creams in luxurious and elegant scents.


Hazel & Blue Christmas tea light advent calendar, £19.50/$26, NotOnTheHighStreet


Hazel & Blue's candle advent calendar has 12 scented soy tea lights in three different fragrances; Winter Fireside, Orange, Cinnamon & Clove, and Frankincense & Myrrh. Burning for up to three hours each, they would make a lovely addition to your Christmas decorations.


KindredFires advent candle, from £17/$24.46, Etsy


For a slightly different kind of Christmas countdown, this scented candle is designed to be lit for one hour each day in December. It features a beautifully illustrated personalised label and you can choose from 12 different fragrances.


Jo Malone advent calendar, £325/$448, Lookfantastic


Inside Jo Malone's luxurious advent calendar you'll find mini candles in the bestselling English Pear & Freesia, Grapefruit and Pomegranate Noir scents. Also filled with colognes and bath and body products, it's always a bestseller and currently sold out, but check back as it's being restocked very soon.

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