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If there’s one luxury I’ve unashamedly afforded myself recently, it’s candles. Chalk it up to pandemic retail therapy or just a soothing scent craving, but after this past year, I’m now somewhat of a self-proclaimed candle connoisseur. And TBH, I see no end in sight for my newfound burning passion (excuse the pun): To me, lighting a candle’s the hallmark of any self care ritual. As I continue to expand my collection, I’ll let you in on one spot I keep coming back to for well-made, budget-friendly options: Etsy.

I’ve already waxed poetic (more puns, not sorry) about the online hub’s super stylish lamp offerings, and Etsy’s candle selection is, naturally, just as spot on. Whether you share my treat-yourself mentality or need an easy gift idea, you’ll find trendy sculptural creations, custom birthday candles, minimalist staples, and loads more — plus wonderful smells, of course. Oh, and they’re handcrafted from small businesses or local artists… what’s not to absolutely adore here? Gear up for ~cozy szn~ with my top candle standouts below, featuring a few AT-favorite Etsy home decor shops: