My TK Maxx Candle Haul + Wishlist

Oh, TK Maxx, how you wound me. How you eagerly and callously empty my wallet; how you tempt and seduce me into purchasing things that I technically don’t need.

Hey guys!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed my somewhat radio silence – I feel like I’ve been disgustingly lazy and unproductive, but in all likelihood it’s doubtful that anybody actually noticed. Recently, I’ve been sucked into this weird pit of . . . I don’t know. Nothing good. Regardless, we’re moving towards the end of September and into an incredibly exciting October, so I’m forcing myself to climb out of the pit.

TK Maxx Rose Gold Create Candle – £9.99

Now, I think we can all admit to ourselves that we’re strongly in Autumn. Pack the summer clothes away and make space in your wardrobes for massive jumpers and coats. If you’re anything like me, part of you will be really excited for just the coziness of Autumn . . . and part of you is already pining after your summer dresses.

Well, to make myself feel better about the inevitability of getting caught in the rain and having to stand next to sick people on the train, I decided to jump full force into Autumn with some Autumn candles.

Autumn Equinox Candle – £7.99

Okay, so I could spend a sentence or two justifying my candle haul . . . but they’re just so damn pretty that I don’t think you can blame me.

First up, I bought my parents a candle each because we’re big candle fans in my family. See – the addiction isn’t my fault; it’s been ingrained. Seriously, though, sometimes you walk into our house and in every room there are so many candles lit that you kind of just think “have I inadvertently walked into a satanic ritual or ??”.

The first candle is for my mother, the poor extroverted family lover stuck in a family of introverts. It’s a really well-packaged and delicious smelling candle (she picked it and loves the scent) and I think it makes a great little gift.

I couldn’t find this one online, but it might still be in store if you want to pick it up!


Next up is the candle I got for my dad . . .

I just found this candle so bloody classy – just look at the matte black finish. The smell was really subtle and comforting – black vanilla – and it was something like £3.99 so it was just a nice little treat. Again, sorry, I couldn’t find this one online – but you can always try in store.

And now, screw the spawners, it’s time to see what gorgeous, gorgeous candles I bought for myself.

The first, God bless TK Maxx and DW Home, is this quite frankly amazing Autumn/Winter candle (with bloody beautiful packaging, I think we can all agree) with the scent of sugared current. This one has been burning a hell of a lot in my room as I sit here and write Autumn-related posts and it’s such a delicious scent. My room is my haven.

Again, I unfortunately couldn’t find the exact scent online – but I love the candle quality, the strength of the scent and the packaging, so I have to dedicate a section of my candle wishlist to DW Home candles. And, kids, we’ve got some real seasonal finds here.

Autumn Blessings Pumpkin & Peppercorn Scented DW Home Candle – TK Maxx – £7.99

Look at that lid – it has a pumpkin on the lid!

White Pumpkin DW Home Candle – TK Maxx – £6.99

Peony Petals DW Home Candle – TK Maxx – £7.99

Smoked Birch Candle – £5.99

Cranberry Candle – £7.99

Hello Gorgeous Candle – £7.99

Next up is a crazy good value for money candle. Now, this one I definitely won’t be able to find online because it was £2.99 and near the tills (so not even in the candle section) but oh my goodness it’s such great value for money.

Look. At. That. Lid.

Okay, the next candle may be completely out of season, but if you could smell it you would understand why I just had to give it a buy anyway.

This scent – this scent . . . my dad and I fought over this one. It’s so potent and strong that he wanted it. Please, father, stay in your lane.

Along with DW Home candles, this brand left such a strong impression with me that I have to include some of their candles to try in my wishlist too! (It would also be useful to learn to distinguish between “wishlist” and “checkout”, Mia.)

White Water Candle – £5.99

Autumn Leaves Candle – £9.99

Last but not least, we have the perfectly scented candle for those drizzly Autumn days . . .

This scent is much more subtle and musky – and I love it. It truly is perfect for those cold days when the rain is pouring outside and you’re curled up with a mug of hot chocolate and a nice snuggly blanket. (Speaking of, do you like my photo backgrounds? I love, love, love the blankets.)

Again, this has really tumblr-photo-esque packaging that I just love.

Now . . . with all of my rather beautiful, if I do say so myself, candles (and the candle wishlist) I’ve also been thinking. With all of these candles, don’t you need somewhere nice to display them?

TK Maxx Hanging Terrarium – £9.99

Yeah, I’m curbing that direction of wishlist-creating before that gets out of hand. I hope you enjoyed this post – and found some candles that you love. Am I the only one that has what could be considered a legitimate addiction? What’s your favourite candle? And sorry for the disappearing act; I’m back now! Let me know your thoughts down below!


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46 thoughts on “My TK Maxx Candle Haul + Wishlist

  1. SimpleSerenity – My name is Azra, welcome to my blog SimpleSerenity. I'm from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24 years old chemical engineering student that works as a beauty journalist. I hope you'll enjoy spending time on my blog and enjoy my content. It would mean a world to me if you would subscribe and leave me any feedback that you have! If you want to ask me something you can email me at
    SimpleSerenity says:

    I love how brands are focused on packing today as well, some of these look so fancy and expensive. I have some huge crushes here, I think I’ll make candle wish list also. xx

    1. Me too! I’m a total branding junkie, so it makes me so happy! And yes, go for it 😀 xx

  2. I hope you emerge from that pit soon… I only love looking…oohhhhing and ahhing at candles…lol…im an oil and oil warmer kind of girl… great post…!

  3. oh, I love TK Maxx, always get such a bargain at great quality! This post is making me want to pop by after work XD xx

    1. Me too! It’s such an issue for my wallet *cries* and do it they’ve got some great stuff in xx

  4. Giiiiirl. I need to get my ass down to TK Maxx PRONTO. The internal candle hoarder in me is screaming rn. Everything looks so good !! I also have the hanging terrarium thing but I got mine from B&Q for £6 I think it was, haven’t put candles in it tho! I put lights in mine but you’ve given me suuuuuch a good idea .xx

    1. HII I’VE MISSED YOU! And omg definitely definitely do they have some insanely great deals on! Ooooh I may have to look in B&Q then because that’s a bargain right there. See, now we may have to swap because i really like the idea of lights in the terrarium. Ah, damn, pretty bedroom decorations are a must! xx

      1. I’ve missed you tooooo I’m so glad you’re back, I’ve missed seeing your posts!! Get yourself down to B&Q girl there’s some great bargains hahahah! xxx

      1. Exactly. Being a bloke and an athletic looking one… I get stereotyped too. I start talking and I guess they feel guilty. The cat is the only being tough enough to deal with it.
        We have a hippy company in the north called Nimbin candles. Expensive and worth it. I love beeswax too but very expensive. Burns brilliantly though

    1. Me too! And I know; I was so so impressed with all the packaging 🙂 xx

  5. Homesense and TK Maxx are the best place for affordable seasonal candles! After reading this I need to go there and stock up on candles! The white water candle looks right up my street 🙂 xx

    1. Oooh I’ve never heard of Homesense (will definitely be checking THAT out) but I definitely recommend a stop in!xx

  6. Omg Mia I missed seeing your posts!! I’m sorry to hear about your troubles and I really hope you feel better soon Loved reading this so much and that black vanilla candle is indeed the classiest thing in the world! Need to go to TK Max as soon as possible and allow them to drain my purse Have an incredible week! X

    1. Aww thank you so much! I genuinely really appreciate that <3 Definitely do – they've got some fantastic finds there! And all their Halloween stuff is in stock too. You too lovely, you put a massive smile on my face 🙂 xx

  7. I have the DW Home white pumpkin one and I LOVE it so much it’s exactly like the bath and body works pumpkin French toast ! I’ll definitely be going back for more; I like the sound of the autumn leaves one xx

    1. They’re a great brand; I sneakily bought a few candles after this haul of theirs and I love them all! Thanks for reading lovely xx

  8. hoiyinli – Fashion Design Graduate of UCA Rochester now working in Communications. I love to create and make art, bring ideas to life, write and read.
    hoiyinli says:

    I adoreeee TK Maxx. I haven’t gone lately though because last time I went there weren’t many beauty items, so I’ll have to pop in soon.

    I’m actually not a huge fan of candles. I don’t hate them but I don’t really burn them lol. No worries about being lazy – I’ve been the same lately too with blogging!

    P.S your pictures are gorgeous! I’ve been having a hard time taking decent flatlays cos lack of natural light in the house!

    1. Me too! You may want to look online; they have a pretty massive selection there!

      And fair enough; I’ve only really been into them the past few years, But the addiction has taken root! And there’s just never enough time in the day is there

      Awww thank you! I struggle SO MUCH with photography especially because I have a similar problem with my rooms lighting. I literally have to climb on my kitchen counter during the day and take photos like that

      1. hoiyinli – Fashion Design Graduate of UCA Rochester now working in Communications. I love to create and make art, bring ideas to life, write and read.
        hoiyinli says:

        Ahaha my best lighted room is the bathroom!

    1. Thank you so much! Definitely do – any excuse for new candles x

  9. Brittney Ross – Atlanta – Hi! In case we haven't met before, my name is Brittney and I'm an early 30's gal with a strong affinity for southern food, animals, and the sweet, sweet south. I write about all things lifestyle and have a true love affair with sports! Won't you grab a snack and your favorite blanket and stay a while?
    Brittney Ross says:

    All of these seem sooooooooooo amazing! I am obsessed with candles and buy way more than I need. I think a trip to TJ Maxx is in my near future! <3

    1. Oh gosh I can totally relate! And definitely stop by they’ve got some great stuff in! <3

  10. Sarah – UK – BLOG: INSTAGRAM: PINTEREST: 25 year old blogger from the UK. Beauty, Lifestyle, Style, Interiors, Book Reviews, Thoughts and more..
    vintagetearose says:

    Beautiful packaging on them all!! hope your feeling better too

    1. Thank you so much lovely girl! I am feeling a bit better; I’ve sorted my headspace out thankfully 🙂 <3

  11. I was just binge watching some TJMaxx hauls on YT, lol. I love seeing what other people find at their stores! They stock some amazing stuff – I always get sad that if I love something, the chances are I’ll never find them again!
    LOL “screw the spawners”… I do like that matte black one you got for your dad!
    The lid on that purple one is gorgeous – you could probably keep it and use it as a coaster or something.

    1. Ooooh I will definitely have to go watch some of those; it sounds right up my street! And yes, it’s so annoying though because that logic makes me spend way more than I need to!

      Haha thank you! And I know – that’s a very good suggestion; thank you x

  12. kittyp0p – My name is Shannon. I'm Italian, 24-years old, and I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 5 years. I'm a CEO. I have a cat & a frog that I adore. I'm into fashion, self-care, makeup, photography, dance, organizing, and art in any form.
    kittyp0p says:

    So many candles! Sounds like you got a lot of great scents and they’re very pretty too (:

    1. I know – I’ve got a collection! And thanks lovely x

    1. Thanks lovely! And definitely do there are some absolutely brilliant deals 🙂 xx

  13. Oh my wooord, these look incredible. I have been having a major craving to check out TJMaxx lately. They always have the best holiday decor, and I need some new fall candles in my life for sure!

    1. They absolutely are! I was so pleasantly surprised – do it; indulge yourself!xx

  14. Sunaina Das – Atalnta, GA – Hello welcome to my blog. My name is Sunaina Das. I enjoy Food, Workout, Photography, Travel, Make-up, Dance and Good People. Hope you will enjoy my stuffs ; thank you for being a part of my community.
    Sunaina Das says:

    I brought one of candle too and love it , Love the post
    Btw I posted a blog on Fall fashion –

    Hope you will like it
    Thank you xoxo

    1. I’ll definitely go and give that a look 🙂 <3 and thanks lovely! x

  15. Autumn is the perfect time of year to indulge in candles, girrrrlll you totally need them! and TK max don’t seem to go wrong with their scents !

    1. Someone after my own heart! THANK YOU – it is definitely the right time to be buying candles! x

  16. “Father, stay in your lane” hahaha

    Gosh, I love candles!! So many pretty ones that you’ve found and I wish I could sniff them all. Haha my boyfriend and I always go down the candle aisles everywhere and we spend way too much time sniffing.

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