The Best Christmas Decorations I’ve Found For Sale This Year
I think we’ve all accepted that Christmas at home is probably going to be a little different this year, but something else we’ve all learnt this year is that out homes matter; for most of us, they’re now where we spend most of our time. So, I thought now was the perfect time to publish a brand new edition of a really popular post I did a few years ago with all the best Christmas decorations, lights, gift wrap, ribbons, crackers, candles, and all those little details you can shop online. I’ve included both my favourites and things I think look absolutely lovely; I hope there is something in here to put a smile on your face!
As is the case with all my shopping posts, just to keep things tidy, instead of marking each affiliate link with an ‘*’ instead. All this means, if you click the link and buy something, I’ll get a little % of the sale back helping me pay for this website, all my recipe testing ingredients, and my mortgage so I can keep on creating recipes for you all!
I think all of these decorations are a bit fun, and very beautiful – they’d all have a place on my tree which always has very traditional colours, lots of gold, and actually lots of bells, musical instruments, and actually lots of critters hiding away in the ornaments! I love seeing peoples trees when they do keep to a theme, though I know some of the more random trees sometimes hold the most memories!
Wreathes, Swags & Garlands
Personally I love a Christmas door wreath, and while I am an advocate of homemade, (you can find my guide on wreath making here, and my swag DIY here) if that is not really your thing there are some really beautiful both traditional and modern options out there!
Also, annoyingly, my new house has a narrow cottage staircase with no banisters, because I’ve always wanted stairs I can wind garlands up over the festive period, Maybe I should get some to decorate the three fireplace mantles instead?
A few random bits and pieces here, because I really want to highlight these adorable mice! We have a few Cox & Cox (my favourite place to buy festive accessories) bits from the year we were not able to have the tree (they’re all adorable display penguins!) but this year I’m particularly charmed by all these festive felt mice!
Yes, call me a bit basic but I wish I could get away with having Christmas lights on throughout the winter period, things get so dark and dreary! I’m a particular fan of the trend this year to have either big, light up baubles, or delicate, LED lit garlands to wind around or drape over places.
Festive Candles & Home Scents
Now, Christmas scented candles are something I feel very strongly about – especially that the best Christmas scent ever made both for how it smells and value for money is Winter by The White Company*. However, this year if I were not trying to save money I’m also really intrigued by their Fireside and Fir Tree scents.
Wrapping Paper, Gift Tags, Tissue Paper & Ribbon
Now, my mother and I have always worked together going in for a very colour-coordinated Cox & Cox copper or gold and navy blue under the tree scene (which Instagram can attest to!) but now The White Company are starting to up their paper game, I’m tempted to suggest a switch next year…
However, I’ll never not still be in love with their Christmas ribbons (you’ll see I used them to style so many of my Christmas Kitchen posts too!) and this year there are so many beautiful new ones including wide velvet ones which I think are super special for main gifts! However, the new ribbons from The White Company are also rather beautiful…*
One thing I will tell you about Cox & Cox wrap however is the last few years they’ve started making their gift tags cheaper, so I’d suggest getting them somewhere else! Gift bags are also obvious essentials, but to invest in some fun tissue to hide the gifts in inside the bags!
And finally, what Christmas crackers to get is always a question, I always find so many of them disappointing! This year I don’t know if we should go for something handmade, something that matches the table, or something plastic free…
I hope you all find some of these helpful! However, as you can see I very much shop in the same few places for my decorations and gift accessories, so if you have somewhere you love that is not included, do let me know in the comments because I’d love to share!