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The scent of festive spices wafting through your home is instantly festive and comforting, particularly as the nights grow darker.
Though we love floral scents and musk has its place, festive scents have our heart.
Which is just one of the reasons why we gravitated towards the Apple & Spice Light Up Candle from M&S.
For just £8, the glittery candle burns for 20 hours and will not only add sparkle to your home, it will add the soft scent of festivities.
Should you decide to give it as a gift, your lucky loved one need only light the wick to trigger the LED lights around the candle's glass inner jar, for a warm and homey glow.
Decorative sequins add a touch of extra shimmer and it’s all presented in a sleek glass outer jar that comes with a lid to protect the candle between uses.
The affordable price point makes this candle the ideal gift for anyone needing a pick-me-up in the run up to the big day - which, let’s face it, is most of us as we navigate the second lockdown due to coronavirus.
It’s also an ideal Secret Santa gift or stocking filler, if you can wait that long to see it unwrapped.
Or, if you’re in need of a little extra sparkle in your own life, imagine lighting this, heating up a mince pie (or a plate of them), pouring a hot chocolate and settling down for a blissful evening of Netflix in your cosiest loungewear.
We think you might just be the most popular friend around with this one.
What the reviews say
The candle has already racked up almost 100 reviews, with the majority rating it five out of five stars. In fact, most customers love it so much, they couldn’t resist buying several.
“I love these M&S light up candles. This is the third I have bought and each one is so lovely when lit with the LED lights. Keep them coming M&S.”
“This is the third one I’ve bought as a token gift for friends and colleagues. They have all totally loved them. I’ve previously ordered other light up candles with different scents from M&S and they’ve all been well received. I would highly recommend all of them for any occasion.”
“When you consider some of the well known 'designer' brand candles can cost four or five times more - I’m happy to pay £8 for this candle as it looks and smells far more expensive than it is... Have already ordered more of them to give as gifts.”
“This looks gorgeous and will be so perfect for cosy relaxing winter evenings. Love the twinkly light effect.”
“Picked this candle because I liked the look of it online, lit it last night and couldn't believe how the LED lights lit up! Probably be buying more.”
Buy it: 20 hour Apple & Spice Light Up Candle | £8 from Marks & Spencer