12 Irish candle companies perfect for gifting this Christmas

Whether it’s a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself, you can’t go wrong with a good candle.

They work for everyone you’re stuck with in the present – your mother-in-law, the office Kris Kindle, your best friend – everyone loves coming home after a long day, closing the curtains and lighting ~The Good Candle ~. It is the ultimate act of self-care. And if you’re looking to shop local this festive season, we’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite Irish candle companies, perfect for gifting this Christmas.

D8 Design Co

Everyone wants one of these bad boys. With a range of scents inspired by quintessentially Irish places and experiences, D8 Design has a candle to suit everyone, and there’s even the option to personalize the label if you wish. Browse the fragrances and be delighted with the delivery HERE.

KTC Ireland

The kind of candles too pretty to light, lovingly poured by the seaside in Sligo. You’ll find Katie in markets across the country as Christmas approaches, keep an eye out for her next destination HERE.


If you or the person you are bidding loves all things Irish, Soilse is your one man. They have candles named ‘turf’, ‘soft day’ and ‘rain’ (arguably the most Irish of them all), all perfect for evoking a warm and welcoming atmosphere in your home.

Wild Atlantic Wicks

Enjoy the crackle of a wooden wick and the comforting Irish scents of this small business in Galway.


Sómas like Béarla means comfort, and these candles will envelop you in the most luxurious and comforting scents. These candles would make an amazing gift for… those big holidays coming up in about a month, or anyone moving into a new home. Bring pure happiness to your friends and take a few for the gang.

Maxim Benjamin

Candles, room mist, essential oils – Max Benjamin has it all, with lovely gift boxes perfect for Christmas too.

Tinnock Farm

These candles are beautiful and handmade in Tipperary. The Tinnock Farm sells a selection of “types” of candles – melted candles, classic candles in glass jars and even aromatherapy candles for grounding, awakening and clarity.

Wax candles and wax melters Jacks

Another Irish throat company that has jumped on the pumpkin spice bandwagon (we can’t get enough). Sublimate small glass jars and melting waxes for your oil burner!

Ekaya the brand

Nudey candles in all shapes and sizes and some of the most amazing and uplifting scent combinations you’ve ever rested your nostrils on.

Clean slate

These candles are vegan, paraben free and made from 100% soy wax. The design is minimalism-chic, and the wrapper peanuts that arrive with your package are biodegradable and simply melt under water – so clever.

The Irish Chandler

The Irish Chandler is a well known and loved independent candle brand from County Clare. These types are so popular that they have stockists in the UK and US – bringing a bit of home to those far away.

The handmade soap company

These candles are second to none when it comes to indulging your senses and are all filled with essential oils and natural ingredients. Lemongrass and Cedarwood are my favorites (I’d recognize the scent anywhere) and come in candle, hand cream, body lotion, and diffuser so you can completely immerse yourself .

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Elizabeth J. Harris