The best Christmas decorations for the home

Bring a bit of festive cheer into your home this Christmas with this selection of the very best decorations

Icicle Lights, £25.49

Icicle Lights, £25.49

These stunning LED string lights come in bright white or warm white, and in several sizes, too. They're perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, and have eight different effects to suit any mood. For those choosing to put them outside, perhaps as a slightly more low-key alternative to inflatable reindeer (we're not judging), they've even got a timer function so you don't have to remember to switch them on and off daily – exactly what you need at such a busy time of year.

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WeRChristmas Wreath, £14.99

WeRChristmas Wreath, £14.99

If you're not up for making a wreath yourself this year, this frosted Scandinavian option will definitely save you some time. It's made with a metal frame, so won't break in the wind, and should last a good few years. The frosted finish makes it extra festive, and you can always add some Actual Holly if you want.

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Lily Flame Snowfall Candle, £9.80

Lily Flame Snowfall Candle, £9.80

It's not Christmas unless it smells like Christmas, right? This option from Lily Flame is a bit more gentle than your standard sweet and spicy Christmas candle, so if you prefer clean scents over gingerbread and cinnamon, this is a good Christmas candle for you. Plus, it burns for ages.

“Some of the Lily Flame ones are really strong and only cost about £9.”

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Valery Madelyn Christmas Glass Baubles, £14.99

Valery Madelyn Christmas Glass Baubles, £14.99

These beautiful diamond shaped baubles are as unusual as they are sparkly. They'll work particularly well with fairy lights, twinkling when the light hits them. As they aren't overly Christmasy, they'd work well at weddings and parties too.

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Personalised Christmas stockings, £16

Personalised Christmas stockings, £16

It's simply not Christmas without stockings, be they hung tantalisingly from the fireplace, the stairs or even above the telly. Make your kids even more excited with these extra-special, customised stockings – and then there'll be no question over which Hatchimal Santa meant for which sibling….

Buy now from Not On The Highstreet

Metallic White Tinsel, £9.99

Metallic White Tinsel, £9.99

Sticking with the iridescent theme here. You could be all poncetastic and make homemade decorations, orrrrrr – you could just cover everything you own in tinsel. This metallic white one will stand out on green Christmas trees and we love the iridescent effect.

“Think explosion in a tinsel factory. Seriously, I love tinsel. It's the only thing that keeps me away from the poncetastic thread…”

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Furry Felt Deer, from £12.50

Furry Felt Deer, from £12.50

These adorable felt deer from Cox and Cox make a super-cute addition to any mantelpiece at Christmas. They're so soft and fluffy, and come in two colours, so you can choose whichever suits your decorating style best (or, of course, get one of each).

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Playmobil "Christmas on the Farm" Advent Calendar, £22.28

Playmobil "Christmas on the Farm" Advent Calendar, £22.28

If you're trying to reduce your family's sugar consumption, this is the advent calendar for you. This cute set is great for animal-loving kiddies, and once it's finished you're left with a wonderful festive scene to keep out as a decoration, too.

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Singing Parachuting Santa, £37

Singing Parachuting Santa, £37

Ok, so this singing, parachuting Santa is perhaps a bit tacky silly, but it is guaranteed to delight small children (and, even better, annoy any Grinch-like relatives).

“I've given up trying to keep it all tasteful after we won a singing Santa in raffle, that also wiggled his hips and went on for about five minutes with no off button.”

Buy now from Argos

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