Christmas 1969. Seventeen-year-old Mike Kittredge, too broke to buy his mother a present,
melted some crayons to make her a candle. A neighbour saw it and convinced Mike to sell the
candle to her. With that small stake, he bought enough wax to make two candles - one for
his mom, and another to sell. That was the birth of Yankee Candle.
To America's favourite brand of premium scented candles ...
Yankee Candle has become the #1 most-recognized name in the candle business and the
country's best selling candle brand by sharing our customers' “passion for fragrance” in every
product we bring to market.
Today, with over 150 fragrances, we offer the world's largest and most compelling selection of
candle and home fragrance scents. In addition to our renowned Housewarmer® line of scented
candles, we also provide a wide range of seasonal and specialty scented candles, home
fragrance products, car fresheners and candle accessories.
The majority of our candles are made by master chandlers (candle makers) in our advanced
manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts.