Sunday 8 December 2013

Yankee Candle advent calendar

Remember my advent calendar post the other week? I decided to treat myself to the Yankee Candle advent calendar as this was more "me". I love most of the beauty ones but could not justify spending £50-80 on an advent calendar - what if you have an allergic reaction to a product? You've then just paid a fortune to be red skinned and puffy faced at Christmas, eek.

The calendar itself was much bigger than I expected when it arrived. Every day you receive a tea light sized candle. This seemed a bit stingy to me, but if you think about it, tea lights are designed to burn for a few hours. And seeing as the whole premise of this calendar would be to have a candle a day, a few hours burn time constitutes an evening. So it works.

My one disappointment was that there are six candles you receive in rotation - so you don't get unique candles for those 20 odd days. I know that Yankee Candle has a wide range of other festive candles - such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Memories and Cranberry Ice - so they should have had enough in their range to have a bit more variety within their advent calendar.

Also I'm finding that three of the six candles they've supplied are very similarly scented - all very sweet with vanilla tones. So for the first few days I was checking the back of the box in confusion and was still none the wiser. Was it "Christmas cookie"? Or was it "Merry Marshmallow"? I think the calendar itself could be improved if when you opened each door, it told you what candle you have that day.

The last few nights, I have been transported away to my own personal Winter Wonderland where the air is filled with spices, maple, apples, cedar wood and juniper berries. Oh I bloody love this time of the year.


  1. So impressed with the different advent calendars that brands have been doing. This one's a really good idea if you plan to burn a candle a night! Merry marshmallow sounds amazing :o

    Jade | JadeFungBlog

    1. I use candles pretty much on a daily basis so it works well for me :) the marshmallow one is very sweet and makes your room smell like a sweet shop, haha x x

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    1. There's something very relaxing about them, isn't there? x x

  3. Completely regreting not getting this now! Looks so so cool. Dont think a girl can ever get bored of candle either! Mel xxx (now following!)

  4. ooh wow, I had no idea Yankee candles do an advent calendar
    Daniella x

    1. I only found out about it this year! Think it may be new to 2013? x x

  5. This is a really sweet idea and so christmassy! Might buy one next year!


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