Yankee Candle started somewhat by accident when in 1969, a 16-year-old Mike Kittredge couldn’t afford to buy his mom a Christmas present. He melted red crayons into a milk carton and used kitchen string to make her a candle. A neighbor saw the candle and asked Mike to sell it to her. Selling the candle gave him the money to buy enough wax to make two more candles, one for his mom and one to sell. Yankee Candle was officially born, and by 1973, there were 12 employees working out of an old paper mill in Holyoke, Massachusetts. In 1974, the first now-iconic scented apothecary candle jars were being sold. In 1981, the first mail order catalog was distributed, and by 1983, company sales had reached the $1 million mark. After Yankee Candle launched its website in 1996, annual sales passed the $100 million mark.
Today, you’ll find Yankee Candle in over 35,000 specialty and authorized retailers and with 500 company-owned retail stores. Online and catalog sales are strong and growing. Shop for the famous standard jar candles in scents for every season, from crisp, fresh fruits to woodsy, winter themes. Find tea lights and Tarts wax melts in all your favorite scents to add a light touch of fragrance to any room. Brighten your mantle or table with pillar candles, large candles and Scenterpiece MeltCups. Shop by fragrance to find an alphabetical list with color-coding of every rich scent offered by Yankee Candle. You’ll even find flameless candles, reed diffusers, room sprays and car items.
Check the Gifts section to find gifts by price, best-sellers, gift sets at value prices and gift cards. Visit the Sale section to find everyday deals and markdowns, and see what current promotions are available. You’ll find 50% off candles, accessories and gift sets, deals under $10 and other savings. Use a Yankee Candle coupon code every time you shop to add an extra discount to your online shopping bag.