An Illuminating Candle Guide

to light up dark nights


We stock a large range of candles, lanterns and more - 


Candles ~

The Danes know their candles and you can't achieve hygge without a flickering flame, or two. Never to be outdone, here in Scotland we invite our friends and family to ‘coorie in’. We invite friends in, to join us by the fire, with a cuppa at the ready. Lanterns and candles have their role to play in creating a homely atmosphere. We buy our candle stock fom the hygge professionals -  Broste Copenhagen. Their candles are superb quality: non-drip, they burn cleanly and are hand-made using cold-press moulds. This Danish company has been selling candles since the 60's and make, we think, the best candles commercially available.  Broste take their eco credentials seriously, (which of course  is always good).

Nice to know...

Broste candles, sold (in large numbers!) here in Homer are made from a fully refined paraffin wax approved for use in the food and medical industries, fully compliant with strict safety regulations.  Customers comment how cleanly they burn compared to some other brands.

NB : Cheaper candles imported from outside the EU are more likely to use poorer quality wax that will emit toxic chemicals. 


We have a large range of different colours and sizes of candles in Homer. Visit to see our full range that includes: pillar candles, stick candles, classic church candles, hurricane candles, hand-dipped tapered candles, 'trend’ candles - eg 'pine cones', 'logs' and 'christmas trees', tea lights, outdoor 'beacon' candles. For dining ‘stick’ candles, it’s a good idea to bring your candle-holder to make sure you get the right size. Each candle shows its burn-time (B/T)


  • Classic white

  • Ivory

  • Linen

  • Dark linen

  • Dusky blue

  • Nordic blue

  • Sea green

  • Christmas red

  • Burgundy

  • Coral

  • Soft Pink

 When it’s dark and cold outside, there’s nothing more hyggeligt than dotting your home with candles.