18 Best Monthly Candle Subscription Boxes
In celebration of National Candle Day, Saturday, December 5, we’ve rounded up the best candle subscription boxes for gifting…or keeping. And there’s a curated candle of the month club for every nose out there! Many boxes surprise you with soy wax candles in fresh outdoorsy fragrances or comforting seasonal scents. Others invite you to start your candle subscription with a quiz so they can match your pillars to your personality. Some come in eco-friendly packaging or striking vessels you can reuse around your home. Still more offer travel-size tins, oil diffusers, and aromatic melts alongside traditional candles. But they all fill your space with dreamy scents and a warm glow. Even better? Find gift subscriptions and favorite candle boxes starting at less than $20 a month. See what candle subscription boxes have our homes feeling so cozy and smelling so nice.
Want more gift inspo? Check out our list of the Best Subscriptions to Regift This Holiday Season or our reader-voted list of the Best Subscriptions Under $15.
Updated 12/4/20 to include new boxes and reflect updated pricing info.
Best Monthly Candle Subscription Boxes of the Year
1. Vellabox — natural candles, hand-poured in the USA
The Cost: The Lucerna Vellabox is $10 per month + $3 shipping, the Ignis Vellabox is $20 per month + $3 shipping, and the Vivere Vellabox is $30 per month + free shipping. Save with longer commitments. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off.
About This Box: Vellabox is a monthly candle subscription that sends 1-2 high-quality jar candles in your choice of size (see options below). You can count on every candle they send being hand-poured in small batches, and toxin-free. Your clean-burning candle will come nestled cozily in a reusable drawstring bag, alongside an info card that dishes the details about the scent that’s about to fill your home and the independent candlemaker or small business from where it was sourced. Each Vellabox also comes with a little treat like a food or beauty item.
Candle Size: The Lucerna ($10 per month) sends one 4 oz candle, the Ignis ($20 per month) sends one 8 oz candle, and the Vivere ($30 per month) sends you both the 4 oz and 8 oz candles, totaling 12 oz.
Burn Time: Varies per subscription tier and per candle. Vellabox sources their candles from a different small business each month. Up to 25 hours for 4 oz candles, 50 hours for 8 oz candles.
2. Nest New York — classy candles and diffusers in etched glass
The Cost: The Classic Candle subscription is $40 per month + $10 shipping; the Classic Candle & Reed Diffuser subscription is $86 per month + $12 shipping. Save with longer commitments. Subscribe here!
About This Box: The Monthly Scent Subscription Box by Nest New York sends you either a single candle or a candle + reed diffuser every month in your choice of 3, 6, or 12-month subscriptions. Each month’s featured fragrance has been carefully crafted “with a proprietary premium wax formulated to burn cleanly and evenly.” But while the fancy fragrances change, you can expect the snazzy striped etched-glass vessels to remain consistent each month. And if you’re thinking about buying this subscription as a gift, it’s already perfectly packaged each month.
Good to Know: The 12-month Classic Candle subscription comes with a full-size candle and a votive!
- Full-size candles are 8.1 oz.
- Votive candles (for 12-month Classic Candle subscription only) are 2 oz.
- Reed diffusers are 5.9 fl oz.
- 50-60 hours for full-size candles.
- 20-28 hours for votives.
- 90 days of continuous scent for reed diffusers.
Read our Nest reviews for more info. Ships to the US only. Free shipping on orders of $100 or more for addresses in the contiguous US.
3. The Burlap Bag — handmade soy candles with quirky labels
The Cost: $16 per month + free shipping for the Candle Club. Save with longer commitments. Subscribe here!
About This Box: The Burlap Bag Candle Club sends one small-batch candle in a limited-edition surprise scent, plus a book of matches every month. Each aroma comes in a glass jar with its silly-named scent printed on the front. Every soy candle delivered by this subscription is hand-poured in Austin, TX, and subscribers agree the scents are as heavenly as the humor is lighthearted. If you’re thinking of gifting a candle to a friend, this sub is a great option.
Good to Know: The Burlap Bag offers additional good-smelling home subscriptions, all with free shipping! They include the Room Spray Club ($10/month), the Soy Wax Melts Club ($7/month), and the Smelly Combo Club ($30/month), which is a candle, room spray & wax melts combo subscription.
Candle Size: 9 oz.
Burn Time: 70+ hours.
4. Yankee Candle Fragrance Flight — a trio of candles customized to your scent preferences
The Cost: $30 per quarter + free shipping. Subscribe here!
About This Box: Maybe you’re a longtime Yankee Candle fan and know just what scent you want to light up next, or maybe you’re primed for an adventure. The Yankee Candle Fragrance Flight kicks things off with a four-question quiz to get a read on your vibe, then sends you a flight of three small, seasonal tumbler candles to scatter through your space. Thirteen weeks after your first box arrives, you can expect another expertly curated trio to make its way to your doorstep. Feeling a mood shift? Update your scent profile anytime!
Candle Size: Jar dimensions are 3.4″ x 3.5″ per candle.
Burn Time: 35-55 hours per candle.
Ships to the US for free.
5. Brooklyn Candle Studio — sustainable soy candles with ethical production practices
The Cost: $20 per delivery + shipping for the classic subscription, $30 per delivery + shipping for the Deluxe subscription. Subscribe here!
About This Box: The Brooklyn Candle Studio Candle of the Month Club is a candle subscription service that surprises you with the seasonal scent of their selection, but lets you choose whether you’d like a new candle to arrive every 1, 2, or 3 months. Every candle is made in Brooklyn, NY using 100% soy wax, making for a clean burn that’s eco-friendly. Their candles are vegan, cruelty-free, phthalate-free, and petroleum-free. The classic subscription comes with one 7.5 oz Minimalist jar candle and a box of long matches. The Deluxe box sends a jar candle, a gold travel tin candle, and a box of matches.
Good to Know: Brooklyn Candle Studio offers two additional options, but rather than being a surprise subscription, they’re more like auto shipments of your fave scent that save you 20% on the regular retail price. The Minimalist subscription ($19.20/month) and the Escapist subscription ($30.40/month)—for each, you choose your scent and shipment frequency and will receive the candle you selected every 1, 2, or 3 months. You can change to a new scent anytime!
- Double-wick Escapist jar candles are 13 oz.
- Single-wick Minimalist jar candles are 7.5 oz.
- Travel tins (in Deluxe subscription) are 0.5 oz.
- Up to 70 hours for Escapist jar candles.
- Up to 50 hours for Minimalist jar candles.
- Up to 5 hours for travel tins.
Ships to the US and internationally at varying rates.
6. Wickbox — luxury candles picked to match your scent preferences
The Cost: $29.95 per month + shipping for the Medium box, $39.95 per month + shipping for the Large box. Save with longer commitments. Subscribe here!
About This Box: If you love luxe candles in eye-catching containers, Wickbox is where you’ll find them! You’ll indicate your scent preferences at the start, and Wickbox will surprise you with a seasonal scent that they’re sure you’ll love. After burning through each candle, Wickbox encourages subscribers to clean out the jars and use them as vases, storage, or other ways to creatively reuse these pretty pieces. If you decide to gift this candle subscription, it ends up being like two presents in one!
Candle Size: Specific sizes vary per box.
- 30-60 hours for medium-sized candles sent in the Medium box.
- 60-100 hours for large-sized candles sent in the Large box.
7. Scent — high-end, design-led contemporary candles from around the world
The Cost: $65 per candle + free shipping. Choose whether you’d like to receive one monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly. Subscribe here!
About This Box: If you love contemporary candle brands like Calming Park, SOH, Joya, and Maison Balzac, you may want to get in on a Scent candle subscription! Begin by creating your scent profile, which will include indicating what notes you know you like, what atmosphere you like to create in your home, and more. Scent will then choose a home fragrance that’s suited to you, so you can add it to your mantel, dresser, or bathroom counter with intention and small joy over a thoughtful design element that also smells amazing. A unique scent from this high-end subscription makes a fantastic gift for the design-minded friend who seeks out the latest and greatest in home upgrades.
Candle Size: Varies per month.
Burn Time: Varies per candle.
Ships to the continental US for free.
8. Wicksly — artisan candles with elegant scents and minimalist jars
The Cost: $15 per month + free shipping. (Currently sold out). Check back here for next availability!
About This Box: With a Wicksly subscription, you’ll be sent a carefully crafted seasonal candle that’s been hand-poured in the US with 100% soy wax. The small-but-mighty 5 oz stunner packs an excellent scent throw for the size. A new scent comes monthly, so you don’t have to worry—go ahead and burn the good candle. Every delivery also comes with a small box of matches with a minimal design, just like the simple and elegant glass candle jar they send. When you buy a gift subscription to Wicksly, the first month’s shipment will come with a hand-written note to make your recipient’s unboxing experience extra elevated.
Candle Size: 5 oz.
Burn Time: 40 hours.
9. Purple Vertigo — seasonally inspired, vegan soy-wax candles with personalization
The Cost: $49 per month + shipping. Save with 3, 6, or 12-month subscriptions. Subscribe here!
About This Box: If you love a handmade vegan soy-wax candle and warm and fuzzy fragrance, Purple Vertigo Candle Club is for you. Each month, you get two wonderfully smelling seasonal jar candles infused with essential oils. Or, you can contact the owner for the current scent list and even personalize your labels. We also can’t help but notice some naughty-named candles that’ll be too cute to share with your girlfriends! These are phthalate-free, cruelty-free, and have cotton wicks for a clean, soot-free burn.
Candle Size: 16 0z.
Burn Time: 100 hours.
Ships to the US only.
10. Outdoor Fellow — candles created from nature, hand-poured in NYC
The Cost: $29.95 per month + shipping. Subscribe here!
About This Box: You may not be exploring a lush forest or exotic destination soon, but the Outdoor Fellow monthly candle club can take you there. Inspired by magical travels and sweet memories, these 8 oz candles are handmade in New York City using a coconut wax blend, high-quality fragrance oils, and a cotton wick. Depending on your usage, you can choose to get a candle every 1, 2, 3, or 4 months. Or, you can get (or gift!) a new flame each month for 3, 4, 6, or 12 months. Keep your new fave candle like Fireplace + Clove or Woods coming, or select “variety” to be delightfully surprised each month. The subscription saves you over 15% on each candle.
Good to Know: To help support public parks, 5% of proceeds from each Outdoor Fellow purchase is donated to The Trust for Public Land.
Candle Size: 8 oz.
Burn Time: 40-50 hours.
Ships to the US only for $5. Free shipping on orders over $50.
11. Cowboy & Cricket Candle Co — handmade soy candles with clever themes
The Cost: $15 per month + check for shipping. Save with longer commitments. Subscribe here!
About This Box: Cowboy & Cricket‘s 4 oz tin candles are all scented in delightfully clever themes, and there’s something for everyone. One month you might discover a candle crafted to smell like Poe Dameron’s jacket (a Star Wars-themed candle scented as leather & tobacco), another month it could be Luke’s Diner (a Gilmore Girls themed candle scented like hazelnut coffee & biscuits). Another month still you might find a Pretzel Day candle (The Office themed candle scented like sweet pretzels with 18 different toppings). Oh yes, they have fun, and what’s more, each candle is handmade in tiny batches in Albuquerque, NM using sustainable soy wax.
Good to Know: Cowboy & Cricket also offers a soy wax melt monthly subscription for $10 per month (or save with longer commitments). The melts are made in tiny batches with sustainable, natural soy wax and phthalate-free fragrance oils.
Candle Size: 4 oz tin.
Burn Time: Not indicated.
12. Keap Candle Subscription — coconut wax candles with nature-inspired scents, sent in plastic-free packaging
The Cost: Starts at $39.50 for 1 candle every other month + free shipping on orders $60+. Choose 1 candle every month, 2 candles every month, or 1 candle every 2 months. Subscribe here!
About This Box: Keap is a sustainable candle company offering a subscription that gives you $10 off the regular cost of their candles. Each candle is ethically made in Brooklyn, NY, and sent in plastic-free packaging. Their use of coconut wax means you can expect a slow, clean-burning candle, and their scents are all inspired by the natural world. When you sign up, you’re given the option to choose the first scent you’d like to receive, then you can expect a surprise in subsequent boxes. Their minimal glass candleholders are meant to be reused and they’re returnable, too. Each delivery comes with a small box of matches and limited-edition art that’s on-theme.
Good to Know: Each month Keap includes a tealight of next month’s scent, so you can let your own nose decide! They’ll drop you an email a few days before shipment to check your preferences. While this candle subscription service doesn’t include a scent survey, you’re welcome to let them know if you have aroma preferences by emailing [email protected]
Candle Size: 7.4 oz.
Burn Time: 45 hours.
Ships to the US for free.
13. Lovespoon Candle Club — high-quality soy candles with luxury scents
The Cost: $55 per month + free shipping. Save with longer commitments. Subscribe here!
About This Box: This luxury candle subscription sends scented jar, tin, and travel candles made with the highest-quality soy wax and essential oils. During sign-up you’ll take a four-question matchmaking quiz wherein you’ll have the opportunity to share scents you know you love and ones you aren’t as fond of. Subscribers adore the design of Lovespoon‘s packaging and how their vessels add a decorative touch to their decor, and find that their complexly scented offerings make for welcome gifts!
Good to Know: Lovespoon partners with Feeding Children Everywhere to donate $1 every month for each Candle Club subscriber.
Candle Size: Two 8.5 oz candles and one 2 oz travel tin candle.
Burn Time: 50 hours for 8.5 oz candles, 30 hours for 2 oz travel tins.
14. Woodfire Candle Company — seasonal soy candles with wood wicks
The Cost: $50 per quarter + shipping. (Currently sold out). Check back here for next availability!
About This Box: Eco-friendly soy wax, the comforting crackle of a wood wick, and premium-quality fragrance oils and essential oils creating clean scents—three reasons to love Woodfire Candle Company! Their seasonal candle subscription sends a box filled with Minnesota-made candles of all kinds, including early access to exclusive scents and a value of at least $90 in each shipment.
Good to Know: How amazing is that oblong wooden candle holder with multiple wicks in the photo above? Woodfire sells them separately (sans candle) on their Etsy page, so you can DIY your own cool candle or simply use it as a bowl!
Candle Size: Varies per month.
Burn Time: Varies per candle.
Ships to the US.
15. Torch — uniquely designed and thoughtfully handcrafted eco-friendly candles
The Cost: $38 per month + shipping. Save with longer commitments. Subscribe here!
About This Box: No detail has been spared in the creation of eco-friendly Torch candles. They’re made of non-petroleum soy wax and are paraffin-free, GMO-free, non-toxic, vegan, and with a cooler, longer burn. Earthy fragrances like sage, musk, vanilla, and sandalwood are curated by a French perfumer, and the wicks are handmade in Germany. Ooh, la la! The candles are poured into a double old-fashioned Libbey 12 oz glass that can join your kitchen or bar afterward. The Rotational subscription mixes up the aromas for you, or you can lock in your go-to scent for monthly delivery. Prepay is available for 3, 6, and 12 months.
Candle Size: 12 oz.
Burn Time: Approximately 100 hours.
Ships to the US.
16. Wicked Flame — artisan soy candles & vegan bath, body, and skincare products
The Cost: $54.99 per month + free shipping. Save with longer commitments. Subscribe here!
About This Box: If you weren’t already making time for self-care, the Wicked Flame subscription will completely convince you! In this beautiful, black-owned subscription you can expect at least 4 full-size products, which will include a handmade soy candle nestled in with a spread of vegan soap, scrubs, salts, soaks, body butter, masks, serums, or oils. Each month’s box is curated around a theme and also comes with an exclusive playlist to enjoy as you explore your small-batch, cruelty-free (and often kosher and certified organic) skincare and body goodies. For more ideas, see our list of Black-owned Subscription Boxes to support now and always.
Candle Size: Varies per month.
Burn Time: 50+ hours for 10 oz candles, 40+ hours for 8 oz candles.
Ships to the US for free.
17. Introverts Retreat — candles, novels, snacks, and more for staying indoors
The Cost: $23.99 per month + shipping for the Read & Relax box, $37.99 per month + shipping for the Read, Relax & Recharge box. Save with longer commitments. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code 30PERCENT to save 30% off your first box with a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription.
About This Box: Introverts Retreat is a monthly subscription box for anyone who considers themselves a member of the Stay Indoors Club! If you sign up for the Read & Relax box, you can expect a used book in excellent condition by a female author (your choice of genre), an exclusive bookmark, a 7 oz hand-poured soy candle with a scent, and 8 oz of bath salts or a 4 oz handmade bar of soap (your choice). The Read, Relax & Recharge box includes all of that plus a sweet or savory snack; coffee, tea, or cocoa (your choice); and one extra bath or body care item that’s been handmade exclusively for Introverts Retreat.
Good to Know: This subscription also offers a Read tier (book, snack + choice of coffee, tea, or cocoa only) for $16.99 per month + shipping or less for longer commitments.
Candle Size: 7 oz.
Burn Time: Not indicated.
Check out our Introverts Retreat review for more info on subscribing. Ships to the US and Canada.
18. Fire and Nice — a quirky self-care box with artisan candles and bath products
The Cost: Starts at $13 per month + shipping for the Mini Artisan Candles and Spa box (larger boxes also available), starts at $29 per month + shipping for the Customized Vegan Soy Candle subscription. Save with longer commitments. Subscribe here!
About This Box: The Fire and Nice subscription sends handmade bath, body, and self-care items with a vegan soy candle in every box! The Mini box ($13/month) includes 4-5 items, the Deluxe box ($38.95/month) contains 6-8 items, and the Deluxe Mystery Box ($45/month) is a total surprise. But that’s not all—if you want to partake in customization, the Vegan Soy Candle subscription ($29 or $39/month) sends two 8 oz or two 16 oz candles in your choice of scent (or you can be surprised!) and a personalized label that’s perfect for gifting (no spa products included).
Candle Size: Varies per box.
Burn Time: 50 hours for 8 oz candles, 100 hours for 16 oz candles.
Ships to the US for $3-$5 and Canada for an additional charge.
Looking for more subscriptions to set the mood?
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How many rooms of your house have candles awaiting their next big moment? Please, tell us all about your candle obsession in the comments!