There are so many yummy smelling candles in stores especially during the holiday season! However, I'm really not a fan of actually burning the candles. I just feel like there's too much room for error with an open flame in the house. People want to burn candles for the scent and sometimes just for the ambiance that a flickering flame brings to a room.

Here are some alternatives I'm using to safely get what I want out of a candle:

Flameless, battery operated candles: Get the glow without the live flame!

Photo: Kiesha

Plug-in air fresheners: If you are just looking to freshen up the house, these work great!

Photo: Kiesha

Candle warmers: Sometimes stores don't carry the same scents in both plug-in air fresheners and candles. These warmers melt your candles without the flame and the scent fills the house!

Photo: Kiesha

What's your favorite scent this season? I'm loving "Merry Mistletoe" from Bath & Body Works!