Collection: Yankee Candles

During a December not long ago, a 16-year-old student sought inspiration for Christmas gifts. With the festive season looming, he embarked on an endeavor that would shape his destiny. He resolved to craft a candle for his mother, a gesture that exuded uniqueness and personal touch.

Armed with everyday kitchen items – household wax, a red crayon, string, and a milk carton – he embarked on this creative mission. And thus, his very first candle was born. A neighbor's gaze fell upon this homemade creation, and admiration turned into purchase, giving the young student the means to acquire more materials. With renewed enthusiasm, he crafted more candles to share as a gift and another to offer for sale. Little did he know, this modest beginning marked the inception of the remarkable journey now known as Yankee Candle®.