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With a wide range of candles, candle holders and more, our dedicated team can assist with finding the right products to suit your needs and budget. Take a look around and drop us a line if you have any questions.

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Paschal Candles for Easter

The Martins family & The Candle Merchant team in Maitland have been mastering for decades the art of creating the Easter Candle with Paschal Decorations which include: Alpha, Omega, Cross, and the Current Year. The Paschal candle is the large, white candle used in liturgies in the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, Lutheran churches, among […]

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Valentine'd day gift ideas. Set of different candles in pink vases

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Love is in the Air – Bring on February….. This is the month when everything just feels right in the world. The birds are singing, the flowers are in full bloom, the days are perfect, the romcoms are in full swing on the big screens and the colours of the occasion are red, white and […]

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Different sets of candles and Candelabras. Light your candles and bring joy to the world.

Deck the halls with candelabras, light your candles and bring joy to the world!

Our creative version of the wonderful Christmas carol, “Twelve Days of Christmas”. Written by the super talented, Leigh from our Meadowdale store.  ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY GOOD FRIENDS BOUGHT FOR ME  CANDLES FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREE   ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY GOOD FRIENDS BOUGHT FOR ME  2 CITRONELLAS FOR […]

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The Candle Merchant Christmas Advent Candle Wreath.

Christmas Advent Candle Wreath

Sunday, 3 December 2023 will mark the beginning of lighting your first candle in your Christmas Advent candle wreath.  The meaning behind lighting Advent candles: The four Advent candles represent the four weeks of Advent / 4 Sundays before Christmas, and should be lit in a specific order. All four candles are placed in a […]

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What makes your home a sanctuary? Home is where everything is happening, it is your office space, your restaurant, your special occasions venue, (in some cases your children’s school) and your place for solitude – so how do we make it even more inviting and exciting while we all stay home more than ever before?….WITH […]

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Light a CANDLE in honour of our MOMS

Here are 10 things your mother never told you….. You made her cry….a lot! She wanted the last piece of pie It hurt She was always afraid She knows she’s not perfect She watched you as you slept She carried you a lot longer than 9 months It broke her heart every time you cried […]

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Chakra shake up!

Are you needing to align your shakey Chakras? The meaning of Chakra is the subtle energy centers that align with the central channel. Get in tune with your Chakras today and light up your Chakra colour candles. They provide subtle energies to functions of the body’s organs, mind and intellect. This has combined therapy with […]

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Make your home your SANCTUARY with Candles

Make your HOME your SANCTUARY with Candles

Candles aren’t just for occasions but also a wonderful way to bring a fresh new atmosphere into your home. Whether it’s candles in a new colour scheme, a new scented candle, lanterns for your outdoor spaces, or exciting new candle holders – we have something for every home.  While we are all spending a lot […]

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Unit 2, Clover Leaf Industrial Park, 8th Ave, Kensington, Maitland, Cape Town

Tel: 021 593 6307

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Retreat / Tokai

Unit 1B, 6 Honeywell Road, 
Retreat/Tokai, Cape Town

Tel: 021 701 2101

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Kenwil Drive, Brackenfell, Cape Town

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Meadowdale Value Centre, Shop 12
Cnr Hyperama Link & Dick Kemp Roads
Germiston, Johannesburg

Tel: 011 453 0130/0323

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