7 Best Candle Shops in Chicago

With Hanukkah right here and national candle day approaching on Dec. 4th, let’s talk candles! Scented, traditional, artistically carved… No matter what you’re looking for, one of these top candle shops in Chicago will have what you want.

Athenian Candle Co.

300 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661


This friendly little candle joint has an amazing selection! They feature hand dipped candles and beeswax candles, so this is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for cute Hanukkah candles.

They also have candle flowers, glass jar candles, and a varieties of candle accessories available.


Aura Candle Bar

3338 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657


Choose from over 100 premium fragrance oils, soy wax and only cotton paper wicks, and create a candle that only belongs to you! Aura Candle Bar is every candle DIYer’s dreamland. One is not enough? Well, make three, then!

Waxman Candles Chicago

3044 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Waxman opened their second location in Chicago not so long ago, and they have quickly risen to one of the best candle shops in Chicago.


One of the reasons Waxman Candles is so special is because they have themed candles for everything! Holiday, new years, or special occasions — you name it!

Adorn Candles

5247 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

Looking for healthy, lasting candles with a modern aesthetics? You’ve found it! Adorn Candles feature wood-wick candles (our favorite kind!) made with natural ingredients. Right now, you can shop through their popular fall and winter flavors including apple cider, Cafe Latte, and Winter Birch.

Above Average Candle Studio

Level, 3414 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Above Average is another great place for making your own candle. Their candle making classes are top notch and the environment is super inspiring and friendly. You can also shop through their huge collection of craft candles, including amazing aromatherapy candles!

Edgewater Candles

1900 Greenwood St # 8, Evanston, IL 60201

Where are the best candle shops in Chicago? In one of the art districts, of course!

Located in the heart of Evanston, Edgewater Candles features hand-crafted soy candles. You’ll also find unique candle holders and accessories showcasing artwork from local sculptures, ceramics, and designers!

Art of Pure

958 W Armitage AveChicago, IL 60614

While not a candle shop itself, Art of Pure prides itself as the wellness curator — so of course they have some awesome candles! We’ve been wooed by the delicate and subtle scent their selections have, and would highly recommend you to check their candles (and a ton of other goodies) out!

RLC Decor Lifestyle

RLC candles are 100% handpoured. They’re vegan soy candles and come in various scents, shapes, and colors. Our personal favorites are the black candles they have! And since RLC is a decor lifestyle store, you bet you can find all the accessories you need to go with the candles you’ve picked out!

Featured Image Credit: Aura Candle Bar