#64 of 71 Gatlinburg Things To Do

Lorelei Candles

Staff Score:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Lorelei Candles handmakes a full line of traditional and novelty candles that appeal to a wide variety of tastes. For an elegant evening light or a memorable souvenir that you’ll keep rather than burn, this candle shop has been delighting customers for decades.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Lorelei Candles carries a full line of handmade candles, all of which are handmade right in the shop by Lorelei and her team. The candle shop has been delighting customers for decades, and it continues to be a go-to for anyone who appreciates an elegant evening light.

The candles made at Lorelei Candles include both traditional and novelty candles, and there’s a wide selection of each available. The candles range from basic tapered models to intricately carved and painted ones that feature detailed figures that seem like a shame to burn (and many customers choose not too). There are also scented jar soy candles available if that better suits your preference.

In addition to the premade candles, you’re also welcome to dip your own candles — which is a process that many kids love. More than one customer can remember dipping a candle here when they were a child and have now brought their own children in for the experience.

If you choose not to dip your own candle, you’ll likely still see the craftspeople here at work on candles. Lorelei Candles has a strong following of customers from all over, and there’s always a need for more candles to be produced.

Important if you’re on vacation, all of Lorelei’s candles are made so that they won’t melt in transit and ar guaranteed against travel-caused melting. Even if you have a long flight home, you don’t have to worry about a candle becoming soft and smudged during your trip.

With such selection, everyone can find a candle (or several) that they like and want to bring home. Visit Lorelei Candles for a souvenir to take home with you, and consider also getting some extras to give away as gifts.

A few of our favorite items and Lorelei Candles include:

Your Own Dipped Candle
The craftspeople here are experts in their craft and produce beautiful candles. Nothing can quite compare with a hand-dipped candle you created yourself, though. Ask, and they’ll help you dip your own candle.

Woodwink Candle
One of the most popular novelty candles, the Woodwink Candles are highly detailed and look like tree trunks with faces. The faces are all winking, and they really come to life when you light the wick.

Holiday Candle
Into holiday decorating big-time? Light up your home with one of the Holiday Candles. There are candles for all sorts of holidays, including Christmas, Halloween, Easter and Thanksgiving.

Traditional Candle
As special as the novelty creations are, sometimes you just need a simple candle to add some ambiance. Get a Traditional Candle, and any room will instantly become more intimate — and even romantic with the right additional decor.

Scented Soy Candle
If you’re more interested in scenting a room than showcasing a decoration, a Scented Soy Candle is ideal. Available in many enticing aromas, there’s a scent that’s perfect for your home.

Insider Tips:
– Don’t just stop in the store when you visit, but plan on spending some time walking around the outside of it too.
– The exterior is often decorated quite well (especially during the holidays), and the location affords expansive and picturesque views of the surrounding Smoky Mountains.