With Christmas right around the corner, there’s no putting it off any longer -  it’s time to start the festive shop. Love it or hate it, Christmas shopping can be a stressful endeavour, especially when you’re struggling with ideas. That’s why we’re here to help, with our guide to finding the right Christmas candle for that special someone.

When it comes to candles, there really is something for everyone. So, whether you’re buying for your mum, sister, friend or partner, a luxurious scented candle makes the ultimate stocking filler and a special festive treat. Here, we round-up our best candles and home fragrance products that make ideal Christmas gifts for friends, family and loved ones.

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For: Mum

Jasmine, Patchouli & Lemon Aromatherapy Candle

Help mum relax at the end of a stressful day with this soothing blend of jasmine, patchouli and lemon, one of the signature fragrances in our exclusive Aromatherapy collection. Top notes of sweet jasmine add subtle femininity and floralcy to the woodiness of patchouli, while bergamot and citrus give mid notes of spice and zest. Jasmine is known to lift the spirits and help calm the mind, so it’s the perfect choice for the working mum struggling to strike the perfect work-life balance.

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For: Dad

Cedar, Vetiver & Patchouli Black Magic Candle

Dads deserve to relax and sink into scent too, so treat yours with the empowering fragrance medley of our Cedar, Vetiver & Patchouli Black Magic candle. Subtle notes of fresh vetiver, a fine ingredient regularly used in cologne and aftershave, blend with the soft balsam wood scent of sandalwood to create a masculine underscore, while a twist of orange and a dash of clove add invigorating spice and freshness. The candle comes encased in a handsome presentation gift box, so it’s the perfect gift for the house-proud dad.

For: Sister

Purple Moods Candle

Sisters can be notoriously difficult to buy for, but you can’t go wrong with a luxurious scented candle. Our Purple Moods candle embodies the qualities inspired by the colour purple; think ambition, energy, devotion, creativity, wisdom and independence – attributes often found in female siblings. The scent combines honeysuckle, lilac, jasmine and amber to create a rich and revitalising feminine bouquet, poured into an elegant purple glass votive that will look perfect on her mantelpiece or coffee table.

For: Brother

Oud Noir Candle

If your brother’s a house-proud bachelor with a stylish and minimal pad to maintain, help him set a tone of masculine sophistication with the Oud Noir scented candle. Oud is an exotic resin which produces a rich, smoky and woody fragrance, reminiscent of far-flung eastern bazaars. Married with the musky depth of patchouli and the spice of cypriol, our oud-scented candle is the perfect pairing for a style-conscious gent. The candle features a fetching black votive that complements a modern and contemporary living space, and is supplied in a luxury presentation gift box.

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For: Her

Wild Fig & Cassis Fine Fragrance Diffuser

Searching for a special stocking filler for your wife, girlfriend or partner? Our Fine Fragrance Diffuser, with a bold ensemble of sun-ripened fig, cassis and succulent blackcurrants, promises to put a smile on her face with its enlivening and stimulating feminine scent. The warm fragrance of fig, orange blossom and enriching cassis will awaken her senses, making the diffuser a great addition to her dressing table. The diffuser features 100ml of fragrance oil and natural rattan sticks, helping to infuse her world with fine fragrance long after the Christmas festivities have come to an end.

For: Him

Inspiring Massage Candle

Treat your man to one of our innovative massage candles, whose jug-shaped design and low melting point allow for a soothing, intimate and nourishing massage. The specially- formulated wax, wonderfully scented with inspirational notes of aromatic wood, jasmine and mint, can be applied directly to the skin without any discomfort, so it’s great for administering a comforting massage. When not used for massage, the fragrance alone is relaxing and invigorating – the perfect antidote to a stressful day.

For: Friends

Wild Fig Premium Gift Set

If your close friend is passionate about candles and home fragrance, give them a gift that will fill their entire home with wonderful scent. Our Wild Fig Premium Gift Set pairs the sophisticated bouquet of sun-ripened fig with the subtle floral qualities of cassis and orange blossom, for a stirring and dreamy fragrance. The set contains three tot-sized candles and a 100ml luxury perfume fragrance diffuser, which together offer up to eight weeks of mood-lifting fragrance – ideal for a friend or loved one with a love of fine home scents.

For: Co-Workers

Cognac Room Spray

It’s impossible to resist the harmonising and mellow fragrance of bergamot, orange blossom and amber, three special fragrances perfectly blended to create our long-lasting Cognac Room Spray. Made with a blend of essential oils, this luxury home fragrance spray is inspired by the hazy sun-kissed vineyards of South West France, with notes of apricots, pears and grape. If you’re buying a gift for a co-worker who’s become a close friend, this is the ideal home fragrance gift.

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No matter who you’re buying for this Christmas, Parks has a collection of luxury candles and home fragrance gifts to suit the tastes of any recipient. To browse our complete range of products, visit the homepage.