Thanks for checking out North Ave Candles! I'm Amanda, the candlestick maker and creator of North Ave Candles. (The butcher and baker are busy, but I'm sure they'd love to meet you, too.)

What started as a way to give personalized, homemade Christmas presents quickly turned into a passionate hobby and then a full time business shortly after the birth of my daughter. Each candle is handcrafted by a life-long candle lover (that would be me!) in my home studio in Pittsburgh. I personally create each candle using old fashioned methods and premium ingredients, taking care that everything produced has an eco-friendly focus. Only the finest fragrance oils and natural waxes and wicks are used. Then they are handpoured into small batches after meticulous testing to ensure that each candle is fragrant and clean burning. I specialize in clever candles for literature lovers.

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Handcrafted in Pittsburgh since 2013.

I have been featured in...

Pittsburgh Magazine Best of the 'Burgh 2017 gave a nod to my candles as Best Literary Aroma.


The Gin, Juniper, and Daisy and Bourbon and Tobacco Flower candles were featured in Real Simple's Gifts for Couples list.

The Gin, Juniper, and Daisy candle was featured in BuzzFeed's 27 Gifts Every Ginthusiast Needs.