Nothing works as a pick-me-up for a room faster than a good scented candle. To set the mood for a party or simply a solo night in, a candle is relatively inexpensive and efficient.
Walmart carries an impossible array of candles, suitable for every home, space, and season. But which ones should you buy?
Well, I’ve rounded up a list of the best Walmart candles, the 10 top picks to keep an eye on whether you’re shopping for a particular reason or just stocking up, so keep reading!
Best Walmart Candles
1. WoodWick Medium Hourglass Candles
WoodWick candles are unique in that they feature the Pluswick Innovation wick, which gives off a distinctive crackling noise.
Mimicking the sound of a campfire or a fireplace, it’s a soothing, comforting effect that instantly transports you.
Some of the WoodWick Medium Hourglass Candles feature three different (but complementary) scents that change as the candle burns lower; these are part of the Trilogy collection.
The entire WoodWick Hourglass candle scent family includes the following:
- Warm Woods
- Blue Java Banana
- Coastal Sunset
- Lavender & Cedar
- Melon Blossom
- Pumpkin Spice
- Shoreline Trilogy
- Spiced Blackberry
- Trilogy Autumn Harvest
- Trilogy Café Sweets
- Vanilla Sea Salt
- White Teak
Currently, these candles range in price from $14.77 to $18.87 at Walmart.
2. Mainstays 140z. Explore America Candles, 2-Packs
Capturing the essences of different American cities is this line from Walmart brand Mainstays, the Explore America candles.
These high fragrance candles are crafted and poured in the USA, featuring three lead-free wicks.
They’re also self-extinguishing, so you don’t have to worry quite as much if you accidentally leave it burning and then leave the house.
The two-packs include the following:
- Austin and the Rocky Mountains
- Nashville and the Smoky Mountains
- Miami and Sedona
- New York and the Appalachian Mountains
- Los Angeles and the Sierra Nevadas
- Chicago and the Grand Canyon
As an example of some of the scents, New York is a blend of juicy apple, pear, and vanilla; and the Appalachians feature green floral, water lily, and apple blossom.
Currently, each two-pack is $11.76 at Walmart.
3. Anchored Northwest Soy Wax Melts
If wax melts are more your thing (not everyone appreciates an open flame, especially if you live in, say, a dorm), consider the Anchored Northwest Soy Wax Melts, in Staycation.
While it might surprise you to find a small craft company on Walmart.com, they form part of the Marketplace for third-party sellers.
Every product from Anchored Northwest is hand-poured – done strictly by hand – in Spokane, Washington.
With an approximate burn time of 40 hours per pack, the Staycation scent gives notes of citrus, honeydew melon, violet, oakmoss, and ozone.
All the ingredients are 100 percent real, from the soy wax to the essential oils giving them their scent.
Currently, you can order the Anchored Northwest Soy Wax Melts from Walmart.com for $5.99.
4. Mainstays Single-Wick Frosted Jar Candle
Mimicking Bath & Body Works or Yankee Candles, but for a fraction of the cost, are these Mainstays Single-Wick Frosted Jar Candles.
The attractive “frosted glass vessel” comes with a golden metal lid, while the candles are made of high quality, clean-burning wax, in Ohio.
These high fragrance candles, which consist of 19 oz., will burn for approximately 100 to 120 hours.
Scents include the following:
- Aloha Sands
- Cashmere Mahogany
- Coconut Sands
- Country Holiday
- Cranberry Mandarin
- Garden Rain
- Hazelnut Cream
- Hidden Springs
- Juicy Watermelon
- Lilac Breeze
- Porch Swing
- Pumpkin Spice
- Salted Sea Spray
- Soak Up The Sun
- Warm Apple Pie
Currently, they cost between $7.97 and $9.87 exclusively at Walmart.
5. Yankee Candle Large 2-Wick Tumbler Scented Candle
If name-brand is more your style (or you just have a scent you already love), Walmart actually sells Yankee Candles.
As well, the Yankee Candle Large 2-Wick Tumbler is hard to pass up, with its elegant shape and variety of scents.
Double wicks are set in a soy wax blend, while the glass jar can be emptied and used for décor in the home after the candle is done.
The scents in this series are as follows:
- Bahama Breeze
- Black Cherry
- Cliffside Sunrise
- Coconut Beach
- Home Sweet Home
- Kitchen Spice
- Lemon Lavender
- Midsummer Night
- Moonlight Cove
- Poolside Oasis
- Sage And Citrus
- Salted Caramel
- Silver Birch
- Sparkling Cinnamon
- Strawberry Lemon Ice
- Sugared Cinnamon Apple
- Tropical Starfruit
- Vanilla Cupcake
- Warm Luxe Cashmere
- White Strawberry Bellini
At this time, these candles sell for $16.88 each at Walmart.
6. Better Homes & Gardens 18 Oz. 2-Wick Bell Jar Candle
With its beautifully shaped jar and bright, room-filling scents, these Better Homes & Gardens 2-wick Bell Jar Candles are ideal for any room and match any décor.
Featuring a lid made of carbonized wood and a paraffin wax blend set inside the frosted glass, these mimic high-end candles you’d find in a spa.
They come in 12 different scents, including the following:
- Blue Fern & Citrus
- Farm Apple Pumpkin
- Lavender & Lattes
- Palo Santo & Violet
- Pineapple & Vanilla
- Pumpkin & Chai
- Red Lava Citrus
- Salted Coconut & Mahogany
- Soft Cashmere & Amber
- Warm Leathered Amber
- Warm Spring Sunshine
- White Tea & Jasmine
Currently, these candles cost just $14.87 each at Walmart.
7. Great Value Aromatherapy Candles
For budget candles that have the look and scent of higher-end candles, consider the Great Value Aromatherapy collection.
With its lead-free three wicks that better throw off the fragrance and soy blend wax, the candles are long-lasting and create a lovely environment at home, in the office, or anywhere else!
One reviewer on Walmart.com declares, “Great Value candles are slept on. I 100 percent will continue to be a loyal buyer of Great Value candles.
“This candle is long-lasting, smells RICH, even burn and has equal scent in each room with just one candle…bang for your buck. I got my family hooked.”
These Great Value candles come in many scents, including Mandarin & Teakwood, Lavender & Chamomile and Eucalyptus & Sage.
Even better, they’re just $4.97 each at Walmart
8. Craft & Kin Leather Candle
For a more masculine take on candles there is the Craft & Kin Leather Candle, with the rich, luxurious scent of real leather (and top notes of “creamy flora”).
This 100 percent premium soy candle is meant to fill the room with its scent, and it’s made with the finest essential oils and 100 percent cotton wick.
The eight ounces of wax produce an epic burn, designed to last 45 hours, while the amber glass jar adds a homey, rustic touch to any décor.
One reviewer on Walmart.com says, “Loving the scent! Great looking candle! These are the perfect Father’s Day gift. A great scent for men and a really cool looking candle.”
This scent, along with three others from the Craft & Kin company, is available at Walmart for $16.99.
9. Völuspá Embossed Glass Jar Candle
Coming in at a slightly higher price point are these Voluspa Embossed Glass Jar Candles, a beautiful addition to any space.
At 18 oz., these are larger than normal candles, and the jars are gorgeous to look at, with the design drawn from Japanese inspiration.
If you love the look of the jars now, wait until you see them with the wick lit up – the way the light catches the delicate embossing will make you catch your breath.
Thanks to a proprietary coconut wax blend, the candles burn 90 percent cleaner than soy wax, and they’re made entirely in the USA.
Plus, the glass jars make for beautiful décor after the candle is done, ideal for storing jewelry or sea glass.
With scents such as Baltic Amber, Panjore Lychee and Goji Tarocco Orange, these candles start at $36.
10. Luna Candle Company Glass Candle
At just 11 ounces, you might think this Luna Candle Company Glass Candle will run out quickly, leaving you on the hook to buy another.
However, that’s simply not the case; with an estimated burn time of 110 hours, this is one long-burning – and even-burning – candle.
Indeed, the soy blend wax is made in the USA and is designed to leave as little residue on the side of the glass as it burns, as is possible.
The vanilla scent contains a hint of jasmine, milky caramel, and even a balsamic middle note.
Pick up a Luna Candle Company Glass Candle for $18.80 at Walmart.
Candles are a deeply subjective thing, with the same scent giving one person a headache while delighting another.
Thanks to Walmart’s expansive variety, I was able to whittle down the list to these five best candles, featuring something for every person’s unique taste and budget.