7 Hilarious Candles to Buy for Your Funniest Friend

published Sep 29, 2021
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There’s a lot that the simple act of lighting a candle can accomplish. It can help you wind down your day, transitioning you out of work mode and into chill mode. It can help you get in the right headspace for your morning meditation or nighttime bath. It can help you usher in the changing of the seasons. Heck, it can even help you disguise that mystery food smell wafting in from the neighboring apartment. But can it make you laugh?

Sure can! Well, at least if it’s one of these witty flames. Not only are these scents to die for, but they bring with them more than a few LOLs on the label, making them the ideal gift for your most hilarious best friend or the pal that needs a little pick me up for whatever reason. Check out the seven funny candle picks below that have us cracking up.

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The 125 Collection

This funny candle from the 125 Collection is perfect for your homebody BFF who has recently discovered what an excellent get-out-of-jail-free card a dog can make. While the jar is the big draw here, the scents are great, too. Choose from a selection of their best sellers, like lavender and sage, spicy blood orange, tobacco flower and vanilla, and more.

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If your bestie proudly worships at the altar of Harry Styles, then this mock prayer candle is for them. While it's not watermelon sugar-scented (a huge miss if you ask us), its unscented nature means you can burn it alongside other favorites without creating a migraine-worthy potpourri.

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Looking for a gift that says, "I'm not salty that you moved away from me but I'm kinda salty that you moved away from me"? Well, we found it in the form of this flame from the aptly named Funny Candle Co. Scented with bitterness and jealousy (just kidding, it's coconut, pineapple, wood, and vanilla), this pick would make the perfect present for a long-distance pal.

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We all have that friend whose inability to text back is the stuff of legends. Poke fun at their endearingly tech-phobic habit with this (honestly gorgeous?) candle from FORVR Mood. Scented with notes of coconut milk, it'll be a calming way to prompt them to activate Airplane Mode and chill for the evening.

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Let's be honest: Bacon is life. Snag this candle for your faithful brunch companion as a nod to your coffee- and mimosa-fueled weekend hangs. As you'd expected, it's scented with notes of bacon and maple syrup and will burn for up to 50 hours.

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Congratulate your friend who just scored a new job or graduated college with a candle that basically says what we're all thinking: Adulting is hard. Reminiscent of early nights and steady paychecks (aka fig and cashmere), this jar will keep your friend company when they turn in for the night at 8 p.m. or write their first rent check.

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Pay tribute to your friend's favorite place on earth with a candle that encourages them to follow their dreams — literally back to bed. Scented with persimmon, the amber vessel will lend a warm, bedtime-worthy glow to any room.