10 Best Cheap Candles 2020

We like homemade, high-quality candles just as much as you do. However, they are definitely out of the price range when you are shopping on a budget.

What if you are organizing a wedding reception, a religious ceremony, or simply don’t want to spend Yankee Candle prices to make your home smell inviting?

Anyone who would like to know which brands to bring home without spending a fortune should keep reading. Our guide will highlight some of the best cheap candles and offer you some tips that will help you choose the right one for your needs.

Top 10 Cheap Candles Table

PictureNameBurn TimePriceRating (1-5)
Burn Time
Rating (1-5)
1. Stonebriar Tealight Candles, 6 to 7 Hour Extended Burn Time6-7 hours per candle$4.4
2. Our Own Candle Company Smell My Nuts Scented Mason Jar Candle, 13 oz. 100 hours$$$$4.3
3. Chesapeake Bay Candle Mind & Body Collection Medium Jar Scented Candle, Balance + Harmony 50 hours$$$4.3
4. Aroma Naturals Patchouli and Frankincense Essential Oil White Scented Pillar Candle, Meditation 50 hours$$4.3
5. Smoke Odor Exterminator 13oz Jar Candle, Lavender Chamomile 70 hours$$4.1
6. Ner Mitzvah Shabbat Candles - Traditional Shabbos Candles - 3 Hr. - 72 Ct. 3 hours per candle$$4.1
7. Wax and Oils Soy Wax Aromatherapy Scented Candles, Vanilla, 8 oz 20 hours$$4.0
8. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Soy Candle, Lemon Verbena, 7.2 Ounce Jar 35 hours$3.9
9. Dynamic Collections Unscented 12 Hour Votive Candles, 1.4" x 1.8" (30/Pkg) 12 hours per candle$$$3.9
10. Our Own Candle Company 4 Pack Everyday Assortment Mini Mason Jar Candles 30 hours per candle$$$$3.9

Types of Candles

What types of candles do you need?

  • Tea Lights. These little guys are great for pumpkins in the fall, for wedding decorations, and many other decorative ideas in the home.

While you may get a big box of them, keep in mind that the burn time isn’t very long and you will need to replace them often.

  • Jar Candles. Most jar candles are scented so that they can freshen the home or other areas, but not everyone wants a scented candle.

If you just prefer a larger candle that will burn longer than a tea light and that doesn’t have a scent, check out number 9 on our list.

Scented sticks usually cost a bit more, which is why we didn’t include them in our guide to the best cheap candles.

Price and Burn Time – They Go Hand in Hand

Most of us often look at the price tag and nothing else when shopping on a budget.

It’s too expensive!

While it is important for you to pay attention to price, you also need to consider the burn time that the candle will offer you.

For example, the Our Own Candle Company Smell My Nuts Mason Jar Candle will burn for about 100 hours, while the Smokers Candle – Smoke Odor Exterminator Candle will burn for about 70 hours.

Both are about the same price, but one offers you 30 hours less of burn time.

Number 10 on our list is also a good bargain since you get four different candles. You pay just a bit more than their single Smell My Nuts candle but get a total combined burn time of 120 hours for just a few dollars more. Moreover, you get four different scents.

Top 3 Best Cheap Candles Reviews

1. Stonebriar Tealight Candles

What a bargain! This box of 200 tea lights is perfect for anyone who likes a little ambiance lighting now and then. You can use them outdoors at the family BBQ, indoors around the home, at a special event, or in the pumpkins you carve at Halloween.

Packaging is key, and thankfully these were stacked neatly and didn’t have any dents and gouges in them. Damaged tea light containers can really put a damper on the burn time, so it is important that everything be even and tidy as soon as you start burning.

You can expect the full 6-7 hours of burn time if you don’t blow out the candle once you light it. Doing so will decrease the burn time slightly, but if you are letting them burn from start to finish, they won’t disappoint!

2. Our Own Candle Company Mason Jar Candle

Many people usually buy this candle for the name since it makes a great gag gift; however, the actual scent of the candle and the burn time are both impressive.

It has three different layers of scented wax, including Banana Nut Bread, Toasted Coconut, and Hazelnut. All smell delicious and the best part is that you have a Mason Jar mug to keep once you have burned the candle.

They used a blend of paraffin and soy to make these, and when burned properly, they shouldn’t leave any wax residue anywhere. You can expect them to saturate a room in about two hours, which means that if you have company coming over, light the candle at least an hour or before they come to create the sensation of freshly baked desserts (even if you didn’t bake any).

3. Chesapeake Bay Candle Mind & Body Collection

Chesapeake Bay’s Mind and Body Balance Candle isn’t the cheapest option on the list, but it is still a good bargain.

It is made from a natural soy wax blend and is infused with essential oils, which is why the price is slightly higher. The wick they used is also “self-trimming,” so you don’t have to worry about cutting away any wax to expose it between lightings.

Many use it as a relaxation tool, and it offers about 50 hours of burn time. If you find a scent that you like (because they do offer plenty of others), there are larger jars available.

Joy + Laughter is a popular scent with enticing hints of Cranberry and Dahlia that will put a smile on your face.

Do you want to try out several of their scents? Get the 4-pack to see which ones you like.