7 Candles Under $15 That Are Actually Really Good

updated May 22, 2020
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Candles are one of our favorite little luxuries to come home to at the end of a long day, but they can cost a whole lot of money—and sometimes, we just want to enjoy a soothing scent without feeling like we’re literally burning money. Luckily we have 7 candles that cost $15 or less that you won’t feel guilty about lighting on a random Tuesday evening—and none of them are votives.

Mini Capri Blue Jar Candle

The miniature version of Anthro’s iconic Volcano scent, this little candle is perfect for gifting. It’s half the price of the full-size version, so if you love the scent but not the $30 price tag, this is for you.

Buy: Mini Capri Blue Jar Candle, $14 from Anthropologie

Confetti Candle Co. Sandalwood + Vanilla Candle

Etsy is full of budget-friendly candles from small businesses, but you’ll have to dig through tons of options to find something you love. Confetti Candle Co. is a good place to start—the New York-based brand sells 99 scents, and all are made of vegan soy wax.

Buy: Confetti Candle Co. Sandalwood + Vanilla Candle, $12 $10.80 from Etsy

Artist Print Tin Candle

Exclusively available at UO, these highly-rated candles come in 12 delicious scents, including Vanilla + Orange Blossom, Sweet Violet + Sandalwood, and Green Tea + Lavender. Each tin features illustrations illustrations the brand’s in-house artists, so you’ll be able to enjoy long after the candle runs out.

Buy: Artist Print Tin Candle, $12 $10 from Urban Outfitters

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Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Lavender Candle

Sometimes you just want your space to smell nice and clean, even if your bed isn’t made and your living room could use a dusting. That’s where Mrs. Meyer’s candles come in. Keep one lit in the bathroom when guests come over, or place one in the living room as you mop, dust, and vacuum the downstairs before a big night of hosting.

Buy: Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Lavender Candle, $7.99 from Amazon

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KLer Creations Patron Saint of 2000s Pop Bands Candle

Pay homage to your fave celeb with one of these fun prayer candles featuring stars like Cardi B and Bradley Cooper. I mean, really, can you think of a better way to end your day than staring at your celebrity crush’s gorgeous face by candlelight?

Buy: KLer Creations Patron Saint of 2000s Pop Bands Candle, $12 from Etsy

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Chesapeake Bay Balance + Harmony Candle

As a native Marylander, I’m partial to this Chesapeake Bay Candle’s local roots, but anyone will love this zen-like scent—and super low price. Whether you choose to burn it as you start your day or while curling up in bed with a good book, it’s sure to add a little sparkle to your routine.

Buy: Chesapeake Bay Balance + Harmony Candle, $11.73 from Amazon

Herland Home Candle

These amber candles will give your space a cool, mystical vibe. Choose from Dusk (sage, grapefruit, moss, lavender, musk); Lunar (bergamot, violet, bamboo); and Solar (vanilla, clove, sandalwood, patchouli)—all three are worth adding to your collection.

Buy: Herland Home Candle, $12 from Urban Outfitters