A candle is one of the easiest ways to add ambiance to your home. But just because they cast a soft glow in your living room, it doesn't hide the fact that they can look a bit banal. Luckily, there have been some clever candle developments over the past several years and otherwise ordinary balls of wax have been shaped into statement-making pieces for your home.
The Kisa Candle by PyroPet was one of the first cool candles to usher in this new era of illumination. When you begin to burn this candle, it seems as though it's a solid wax creature. But as it melts, a metal skeleton is slowly revealed. Once the candle is completely spent, you have the skeleton as a peculiar keepsake.
There have since been other candles that are quirkier than average, like vibrantly colored, cairn candles that you can stack like stones, or even one that smells like fruity cereal. So, why settle for your average tea light? Check out some of our picks for unusual candles, below.
In the market for cool candles? Here's a selection that's quirkier than your average tea light.
Succulent Cactus Candles
The Kiss Candle
Victory Hand Candle
Doll Head Candle
Dip Dye Candles
Fruity Cereal Candle
“Legs On Fire” Candles
Colorful Cairn Candles
‘The Scent of Timothee Chalamet' Candle
“Let's Eat Cake” Soy Candle
Full Moon Candle
Glass Bourbon Pumpkin Candle Gold
Cacti and Succulent Terrarium Candle
Flower Shaped Soy Wax Candle
White Tea Flora Candle
Rocky Mountain Candle
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