It all started in 1969, when seventeen year old Mike Kitteredge melted some crayons to make his mother a candle for Christmas. After a neighbour saw the gift and convinced him to sell it to her, Mike had enough of a stake to buy wax for two new candles—one to give his mother, one to sell.
From that small start, Yankee Candle has become the most-recognised name in the candle business worldwide. Today we offer the world’s largest and most compelling selection of scented candles, accessories and home fragrances.
Sharing our customers’ passion for fragrance, we capture every season and special moment in life with true-to-life scents—from Spring Blooms to Christmas traditions. We continue to not only develop new and vibrant fragrances but also new ways to deliver those scents.