Updated 2 December 2021

Top list: 7 stylish lighters in different designs

Whether you want to light candles or a fire in the woods, or just want even functional items in your home to look good, there’s a lighter for you.

Top list:  7 stylish lighters in different designs

Most of us have probably run around the house rummaging in drawers for a lighter after the last match has been used up. With an attractive lighter, you don’t need to hide it and so will always be ready to light everything from the candles on a birthday cake to grandpa's cigar. Just remember to find a place where no children can see it.

Lighters are powered by everything from gas and petrol to electricity – here are seven different models to help you keep the flames alive!

Zippo 254B Classic High Polish Brass

Zippo 254B Classic High Polish Brass

American Zippo is a real classic brand among petrol-powered lighters on the market – having been manufactured since 1933. The company wanted a lighter that could withstand wind and rain and so they bought an Austrian patent for a windproof lighter that could be lit even in blustery weather. Zippo provide a lifetime guarantee on their products and this brass-coloured lighter is as stylish as it is functional. A lighter to keep for a long time to come.

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Brabantia Classic

Brabantia Classic

With their slogan "Designed for living", Dutch company Brabantia manufacture high-quality products that make everyday life easier for their customers. Their gas lighter, Brabantia Classic, is one such product that is durable, stylish and functional. With its neat design, it works well with all styles, and the longer handle with a button that is pushed upwards makes it easy to get a good grip on. Because this lighter is both narrow and oblong, it is perfect for lighting tealights in holders or for lighting the paper in a stove without burning yourself.

Chef Aid Long Reach Refillable

Chef Aid Long Reach Refillable

As you can tell from the name, this lighter is designed to have a good reach. If you’re going to start a gas stove or light paper under firewood, then this is the perfect model. The ergonomic handle makes it easy to hold even for those who may have reduced mobility in their fingers. The same applies to the large button, which is easy to both push in and hold until the fire lights.

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Zippo Butane Double Torch Lighter

Zippo Butane Double Torch Lighter

Those who like the classic Zippo models may like this lighter twice as much, because it has two flames. It’s lit with a button, and not with the usual wheel, and the gas produces two powerful blue flames that easily ignite whatever it is that you need to light. The lighter is powered by butane gas and fits in all original cases for Zippo’s standard size lighters.

Roihu X

Kaari Roihu X

This is the lighter of the future, which is charged with a USB cable and can be lit 50-70 times on one charge. The flame itself is a plasma flame, with a heat of 1100°C, and it easily withstands all types of weather, working well in windy, cold and rainy conditions. In other words, it is a perfect lighter to take up a mountain or use for other outdoor fires. The USB charger makes it easy to charge in a car on the way to and from new adventures and it also has a metal case that makes it durable and robust.

Mega Lighter

Mega Lighter

The Mega Lighter from BIC is a gas lighter that has long been a big favourite with many people. This lighter is 6 cm long, which is perfect if you need to reach into a candle lantern or into a grill and don’t want to burn yourself. The large, ergonomic grip makes it easier to light outdoors with cold fingers, and there’s also a button for locking which means that small fingers can’t accidentally light fires. You can see how much gas is left, and when full it holds enough for up to 750 ignitions.

Three tips when buying lighters

  1. Choose one in the right size. Choose one of the longer lighters if you want a good ergonomic grip and a button that’s easy to press.

  2. Are you going to light fires outdoors? If you only use a lighter to light candles, you don’t have to think about things like storm-proof flames. But if you're going to light fires outdoors, you may need that capability.

  3. Check child safety. Fire is very exciting and perhaps even more exciting with buttons. Make sure you choose a child-safe lighter if you have kids, and always place it where the children can’t see it or reach it.

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