Legend has it that it takes 10,000 hours to be an expert in something. And, while I haven’t logged my hours, I think it’s safe to say that I’m a low-key candle expert. I don’t use candles as an occasional way to set the mood or up my home’s cozy factor; they’re part of my daily routine. Every day, I light a candle while I’m making a fresh pot of coffee or loading the dishwasher — and it never fails to start my day off on the right note. (Not to brag or anything, but I was a guest on a candle podcast and often review a few of my faves on Instagram Stories. *Hair flip*)
As someone who already has a cabinet filled with candles, I know that I technically don’t need more. But, since I firmly believe a scent can really set the tone for dinner parties, WFH days, or laid-back move nights, I’m always eager to expand my collection. Fortunately, Target has a bunch of candles that not only smell delicious, but are also incredibly affordable. (That way, I can grow my collection without totally blowing my shopping budget.) If you’re looking to build your own assortment, check out the ones that piqued my interest below. Whether you’re on the hunt for a fall-friendly fragrance, something summery, or a soothing scent, you’re bound to find the perfect match here.