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Scented Candle & Diffuser Gift Buying Guide

Scented candles and diffusers should be a staple in any household. Not only do they obviously smell amazing, but they also help to create a sense of calm and relaxation. There are few things nicer than getting in from work, running a bath and lighting some scented candles.

And it’s not just a female thing, either. Men should be just as enthusiastic to give it a go - trust us, you’ll be a convert in no time at all!

Here at Utility, we have a fantastic selection of scented candles and diffusers, whether you’re buying for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Take a look…


Voluspa is a luxury candle brand, produced by Californians Troy and Traci Arntsen since 1999. The Arntsens also design the candle glass and packaging, making the whole bundle something truly special.

These hand-poured candles both look and smell utterly fabulous, which is probably why their celebrity patrons include Halle Berry, Victoria Beckham and Cameron Diaz. You’d be in very good company with these.


Voluspa santiago candlebuy-this-product



Voluspa amber diffuser



Shop our full range of Voluspa products.


Although Skandinavisk was set up by a couple of English guys, it’s very much a Scandinavian-inspired product, as the name suggests. Having moved to Scandinavia 15 years ago and splitting their time between Stockholm and Copenhagen, the company’s founders Shaun and Gerry have created candles and diffusers that embody everything great about the region.

Each of the products is named after a local word for the mood the candle is trying to capture. For example, the Skog scented candle below comes from the Nordic term for ‘sea’, and so it reflects the refreshing nature of the Scandinavian coasts.


Scandinavisk Hav scented candlebuy-this-product



Scandinavisk Ro diffuserbuy-this-product



Geodesis are a French company who create their candles and diffusers to represent various scents from around the world. For example, the freesia scented candle below is inspired by South Africa, where many of the varieties of freesia are native to. Likewise, Black Tea diffuser below is said to invoke the region of Yunnan, China where tea leaves grow.


Geodesis Freesia scented candle




Geodesis Black tea diffuser



See all of our Geodesis candles and diffusers.


Coming out of Nashville, Tennessee, Paddywax’s Ecogreen range are for those who really care about the environment but still want their home to smell amazing. The candles are hand-poured and made from soy wax, whilst the wicks are lead free. Even the packaging is eco-friendly, made from recycled green wine bottles.


Paddywax thyme olive eco candle




Paddywax mandarin and lavender eco diffuser



See all of our Paddywax eco candles and diffusers.

Candle holders

If you’re buying one of our wonderful scented candles, then you might also be interested in our candle holders. Not only do these candle holders look stunning, but they also keep your candles and tealights safe and stop wax dripping onto the floor.


Tom Dixon Etch candle holders


These tealight holders from designer Tom Dixon are available in brass, copper and stainless steel and produce amazing lighting effects across the walls when candles are placed inside.


Moomin tealight candle holder


This rotary tealight holder is adorned with Finland’s greatest export, the Moomins. As the candles burn, the heat makes the top of the holder spin round. These are consistently one of our best sellers.

See more candle and tealight holders.

What do you think of our candles and diffusers? Let us know if you have any favourites.

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