From humble beginnings... Christmas 1969. Sixteen-year-old Mike Kittredge, too broke to buy his mother a present, melted some crayons to make her a candle. A neighbor 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 favorite 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 they bring to market.Today, with over 150 fragrances, they offer the world's largest and most compelling selection of candle and home fragrance scents