If you’re like me and are counting down the days until the holiday season begins in earnest (please, no one check my Spotify listening history), boy, do I have some good news for you: Anthropologie has already released a slew of holiday-themed decor - from ornaments to garlands to all the baubles in between - and I'm highlighting some of the best of the best below.
The Anthropologie Black Friday sale is always a highlight at Livingetc - its mark downs are often up to 75% off. But while we wait for that, the brand generally is one of Livingetc's go-tos for the curated, modern/luxe look that we feel is so right for now. I love how browsing its gems feels like visiting a bazaar, where you'll find some understated classics next to a some really unexpected finds. Livingetc's editor's choice of Anthropologie's collection highlights this approach to perfection.
But back to the festivities, and while you can view all of Anthropologie's holiday and Christmas decor here, my edit takes in all of the interior decoration I believe will have you feeling merry on the inside.
Anthropologie Christmas wreaths and garlands
Wreaths are somewhat of a blank canvas (albeit a format-limited one) for designers, and I always look forward to seeing what Anthropologie does with theirs. That said, this year looks focused more on dreamy garlands and playful Christmas lighting. I’m not complaining!
Secret Santa, if you’re reading this … stop your search and look no further than this positively darling and whimsical garland, featuring plush figs and leaves. Just as aesthetically pleasing as it is festive.
This feathered and textured wreath feels like luxury cottagecore. Its coloring does feel very holiday-adjacent, but I suspect you could get away with displaying this in the early fall, as well.
Anthropologie Christmas candles
Anthropologie’s candle game is like no other. Affordable jars and tins, addictive scents, long burn times … what’s not to like? I'll be monitoring this selection - and more - in the Black Friday candle sales (always a fragrant week in my calendar). But in the meantime, this offers some unique present options for those on the hunt.
Chances are this Voluspa Crushed Candy Cane Tin Candle smells as good as it looks, but for just $12, I’m willing to take the risk (though the multiple five-star reviews are probably a good indicator). And with both a 25-hour and 40-hour burn time available, I know I’ll be free to rock around the Christmas tree all night long.
This fresh balsam and cedarwood candle would make a perfect gift for almost anyone on your list, but would be particularly practical for a coworker, a teacher, or any sort of administrative professional. Each candle is also topped with a glass snow globe, inside of which sits an initial of your choosing, adding an easy and understated personalized touch to an otherwise run-of-the-mill present.
If you can’t stand the scent of fir (you’re wrong, but that’s an argument for another day), this mulled wine spice tin candle could prove the perfect party alternative. It’s $24, burns for 20 hours, and smells as cinnamony, fruity, and warm as one of the best drinks of the season. And no, I’m not talking about eggnog.
Anthropologie Christmas ornaments
I view my Christmas tree ornaments as little fractals of my personality, decorative tokens onto which I can impart my style and passions. Thankfully, Anthro is full of funky and unique options.
I’m not sure when or how the recent disco ball revival began, exactly, but I’m happy it happened. These sparkly disco ball ornaments will shimmy and shine as bright as the LED lights on the tree. (Bonus points if they inspire some living room dancing on Christmas day.)
These velvet-covered baubles are such an elevated and luxurious take on the classic glass ornament. Not to mention jewel tones are such an underrated option for the holidays. Who says you have to stick to red and green?
This kitschy sriracha ornament is the perfect homage to all the spice lovers in your life, especially those who haven’t found a bottle of the condiment on store shelves for months. Each bauble is mouth-blown and hand-painted, so expect the exact appearance to vary from ornament to ornament.
Anthropologie Christmas mugs and drinkware
Combing through this year’s selection of mugs and drinkware was an unexpected exercise in impulse control; my tiny New York cabinets are thanking me, but I might have to relent and purchase at least one of the three picks I’ve highlighted below.
Keep your hot cocoa warmer than the chestnuts on the fire with this iridescent lidded mug. Available in both holly and pearl, the stoneware piece is glazed with luster, an unoxidized metal that gives it a special shine.
If you buy one thing from this list, let it be the North Pole Juice Glass, available in the shape of a Christmas tree, a penguin, and Santa Claus. Each is made of glass, with a festive gold rim at the top. Even the Grinch would feel jolly drinking out of one of these cups.
Be warned - these very merry shot glasses could land you on the naughty list if you’re not careful. But if you can get past that, they’re undoubtedly a fun and festive addition to any mixologist’s bar cart, and feature hand-pressed and beaded depictions of the usual holiday suspects: a tree, a snowman, a gingerbread man, and some candy canes.
Anthropologie Christmas Decor
Anthro’s Christmas selection runs the festivity gamut, from full-on cheer-meister to yuletide-adjacent. And if you’re maxed out on mugs or wrung out on wreaths, a bit of understated holiday decor probably sounds appealing.
Ice skating is that much better during the holidays – the compulsory hot cocoa is sweeter, the winter air less bitter, and the fear of falling less pronounced. This adorable ice rink doormat, featuring a scene of joyful skaters donning various winter accouterments, captures that feeling perfectly. Considering it lacks any explicit references to Christmas, feel free to display this uber-welcoming welcome mat throughout the winter season.
They’re an investment, sure, but these Lou Rota dessert plates are a must-have for anyone interested in elevated holiday decor. Inspired by the popular carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas,” each plate features a familiar and festive holiday scene pulled from the song’s famously long refrain. It’s not a direct line-by-line lift - but of course, that only makes it all the better.
Black Friday sales are coming, and Anthropologie already has some impressive mark downs. We're logging the best in our edit of the Anthropologie sales, which is being continually updated as new deals appear.
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Brigid Kennedy is a style editor at Livingetc.com, where she is responsible for obsessively combing the internet for the best and most stylish deals on home decor and more. She was previously a story editor at TheWeek.com, where she covered both U.S. politics and culture. She describes her design style as colorful and clean, and in her free time enjoys reading, watching movies, and curating impossibly niche playlists on Spotify. She lives in New York.
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