The 10 Best Tiki Torches
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in January of 2017. Nothing enhances an outdoor party like flickering flames. Our selection of tiki torches includes options that would look at home during a genuine luau, at a casual cookout, or when adding warm illumination to a wedding celebration. You can also use many of them to ward off insects if you burn the right oil. Here you'll find a variety of designs that are sure to suit every taste and budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
September 12, 2019:
The right tiki torches will add a festive touch to any backyard bash so it’s important to find a set that are reliable and low-maintenance. Here on our list you’ll find both traditional bamboo options as well as innovative designs that can be placed either on a tabletop or staked into the ground.
For a traditional tiki torch look with a color-related twist, look to the 5 Star North Decorative, which are dark brown with tan-colored shapes woven in throughout. They’re made from 100% sustainable bamboo and feature stakes with angled ends that are easy to insert into the ground. For a set of 12 that are tan all around, check out the Matney Bamboo, which come with canisters that are easy to twist open and refill with your choice of oil. They stand at five feet in height, and their caps are conveniently attached so they won’t get lost.
Those interested in a solar tiki torch option should consider the TomCare Solar Flickering lights, which come in a set of two and offer none of the danger that comes with traditional flame-burning options. They’re made with dusk-to-dawn photocell sensors, for hours of illumination once the Sun goes down. They also feature waterproof construction, which makes them sturdier than many of their traditional counterparts. And, like many others, they offer a convenient adjustable height, which is this case extends to around three-and-a-half feet long. They replace the TomCare Solar Dancing Flame, which leave the list today since they are unavailable.
For a unique, decorative table centerpiece, look to the H Potter GAR516, which is made of hand-blown glass, along with a shiny copper top and snuffer, as well as a black powder-coated frame. It has a slim, elegant profile, but is sturdy and heavy enough not to blow or topple over easily. It’s sure to be the center of attention at your next al fresco dinner.
Others leaving the list today, since they are no longer available, are the Island Bamboo Bundle and the 5 Star North Extra Large. Also departing to make way for a model more suitable for this category is the Firefly Citronella tiki torch fuel.