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Candles

Sniff? Sniff? What do you smell when you open the door to your home? We can help make it very pleasant to shop for candles. Let Macy’s shed some light on the situation. There are many different types of candles like candle pots, flameless candles and diffusers—and various popular brands, like Yankee Candle and Homesick Candle.

What are the different candle types?

1. Candle pots. Don’t have a candle holder? No worries! A candle pot is exactly how it sounds, a candle that already comes in a pot, jar or glass. Due to its design, this type of candle is extremely easy to decorate with. Both deliciously smelling and visually appealing—with a variety of different shaped pots, jars or glasses, they are a surefire way to create a supremely inviting home.

2. Votives. Most votive candles will require the purchase of a separate container before they’re lit. However, some can be found already in a glass container. They also tend to be on the smaller side, usually only 2-1/2” high with a 2” diameter. These smokeless candles will burn for a long time. So, let it burn—the flame will even go out on its own when it burns all the way to the bottom.

3. Tea lights. Do you want to create an intimate ambiance at your next dinner party? Tea lights are the perfect candles for the occasion! Small and lightweight by design, they will only burn for about two hours. Keep the dinner party going—grab a pack of battery-operated LED tea lights, they create the same glow as a waxed candle without the wick.

4. Flameless. Create a warm, worry-free atmosphere with flameless candles. Designed to flicker like traditional candles but without any smoke or heat, flameless candles are typically battery powered with easy on/off switches, timers or remote controls. Simply program them to come on for when you step through the door and let the after-work relaxation time begin.

5. Diffusers. These are a bit different from conventional candles in the sense that most do not need any form of internal heat to disperse scent into a room—flame, hot wax (and immediate risk) not required. Diffusers use essential oils to create their beautiful aromas and can last for about 4-6 weeks. And the best part? You can put them in any room, end table, windowsill, or even hidden out of sight. 

Helpful Hint: Use a candle snuffer, an instrument used to extinguish a burning candle, to help avoid blowing the hot wax onto a wood surface…or worse, on you! 

#Lit (insert fire emoji!) Shop Macy’s today for all your candle needs!

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