Quick, easy and affordable – if you want to bring some festive magic to the dinner table this year, tapered candles and holders tick all the right boxes. Scroll to shop our edit to transform your Christmas tablescape this December and to bring out long after the party season’s over.

As much as we love a pretty tea light come Christmas or a luxe candle that fills the air with the scents of the festive season, there’s something to be said for elegant dinner candles that will add drama and a bit of romantic magic to your table top. There are plenty to choose from for all budgets.

First up, H&M and Zara have plenty of options if you’re on a budget. We love the former’s Metal Candlestick that will hold four long dinner candles and add a twinkling centrepiece to the table. Some simple linen napkins, mandatory crackers and a sprinkling of fresh eucalytpus will create a chic, pared back look this Christmas Day. While Zara’s slender matchstick-size Mini Candles are a chic way to do festive red. Scatter them across the table in candlestick holders for a great space saving hack.

Candlestick holders also make great gifts for any interiors lovers out there. M&S’s Palm Dinner Candle Holder will bring a vintage charm to a dinner table or mantle, whilst Mrs Alice’s Dotty Gold Candle Holders look great holding up a set of gold long sconces during the festive period but are subtle enough to use all year round – sure to inspire a few dinner parties in 2023.

Bable's hand painted candles get a festive makeover with charming designs, from holly berries to mistletoe. This burgundy set are adorned with the sweetest tweeting robins and make gorgeous stocking fillers as well as table decorations.

If you're keen to go all out with a festive tablescape this year, Zara's fir candles are utterly adorable. Pair with Christmassy golds, greens and reds for a fun take on traditional.

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