Creating the perfect ambience on Valentine's Day is easily done with a candle, check out a few of our recommendations below.

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Fancy a romantic night in this Valentine's Day? If you're staying in and creating a romantic dinner setting, don't forget about the candles! They don't only give off a warm, cosy glow but they also double up as a thoughtful gift. Take a look at a few of our favourites.

Velvet Rose & Oud candle, £58, Jo Malone

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You can't go wrong with a Jo Malone candle. Yes, they come with a hefty pricetag but for good reason - the scent travels around your entire home and it's a candle that will last for a long time. We think Velvet Rose & Oud is the ideal scent for Valentine's because it has romantic florals mixed with smokey wood notes – the perfect combo.

Bella Freud loving candle, £45, Amara

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This is a candle has become an interiors icon in its own right! Designed by one of Britain's top designers, Bella Freud, the 'Loving' candle comes in striking red packaging and has a base of sandalwood, with amber crystals and top notes of tuberose. What could be more suited to Valentine's than that?

Pomegranate three-wick candle, £9.99, Aldi

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If you're after a scent that's going to fill the entire room and not cost the Earth then this pomegranate three-wick candle from Aldi is the answer. Because it has three wicks, it offers a burst of fragrance and a warm glow. It has an approximate burn time of 70 hours – wow!

Tattoo heart candle, £28, Quinn Candles

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Express your style by your choice of candles. This tattoo love design is definitely aimed at those that love quirky interiors. It's available in multiple colourways and comes in a 'Wild Bluebell' scent that is initially crisp and fresh but has base notes of white musk.

Moomin romance candle, £13.95, Trouva

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Because everybody loves the Moomins, right? This gorgeous candle features a wonderful illustration of soulmates Moomintroll and Snorkmaiden sharing some seasonal love. The outer surface of the candle does not melt away, meaning the light glows through the outer surface and can be used to house a tealight once the candle has burnt out. Why not match it with a cute Moomin wall print as a gift idea?

Love candle, £3, George Home

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Part of George Home's Valentine's Day range, this red and gold love candle is just £3. Pick up a few to dot around your dinner table to create a romantic ambience.


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