Where to buy Christmas decorations – the Livingetc team's top picks and Black Friday deals not to be missed
Need tips on where to buy Christmas decorations? This is where we are shopping this year for the best decs in town (plus where to bag a great deal this Black Friday)
When it comes to tips on where to buy Christmas decorations, we'd like to think we know where it's at. For the Livingetc team, Christmas basically starts in July, so we've been in the festive spirit for months and have our themes, color schemes, and standout decorations planned by October latest. It goes with the territory.
And while that might mean that come Christmas Day while everyone else sips on mulled wine and enjoys the sparkling lights, we are thinking about Easter, it does have the perk we have become quite the connoisseurs in where to buy the best Christmas decorations and be inspired by some lovely Christmas decorating ideas, whether you are looking for a totally new style this year, or just want to add a couple of special ornaments to your collection.
Plus, with Black Friday sales in full swing, it's the best time to add to your collection and make the most of some of the amazing discounts going on this year. So we've picked our favourite offers too...
Where to buy Christmas decorations 2021
If you want to stock up on baubles, add to your ever growing collection of Christmas candles, or even pick up a new Christmas tree, there are loads of Black Friday offers on right now. Here are our favourite stores to shop for offers:
- Amara | up to 50% off the Christmas collection
- Anthropologie | 25% off almost everything
- Cox & Cox | save up to 50%
- Graham & Green | 10% off when you spend £150 with the code FESTIVE
- Heals | 10% off everything with the code BLACK10
- John Lewis | up to 20% off
- Liberty London | up to 30% off this Black Friday
- Nordic Nest | save up to 30% on the Christmas range
- The Conran Shop | get £25 back for every £100 spent
- The White Company | 20% off everything with the code JOY20
1. Liberty: to get in the festive spirit
'I've always started the festive season off with a trip to Liberty - either in person or online. Its Christmas decorations range from quirky to classic, from traditional to trend-led, and it never fails to make me full of good tidings and joy. This year, I'm enchanted by its frosty silver baubles and its iridescent stars hanging tree decs, smart ideas to mix into a sophisticated Scandi scheme.' Pip Rich, Editor.
'My top place for decoration would be Liberty because it does a very curated edit of highly collectible tree baubles. You have to pay a little more for them, yes, but you will bring you festive joy year after year and will elevate the look of your tree. I try to treat myself to two baubles every year and this year I have my eye on a clever stack of books and a typewriter.' Busola Evans, Deputy Editor.
Shop all Liberty's Christmas range
2. Rockett St George: for quirky Christmas decorations
'Take a browse at the gorgeous Christmas decorations on offer at Rockett St George this year and start adding to your basket. I am considering a brown theme for 2021, and I've already spotted plenty of punchy yet practical decorations that I'll be buying once I am in Christmas mode. Eco-friendly paper decorations are proving to be popular in 2021, and I love the Honeycomb Ball Decorations for nestling in a corner or perching underneath your tree. I'll be using the Felt Christmas Tree Cutlery Holders to dress my dining table, too, and the Rose Gold Champagne Coupes for sipping my bucks fizz in the early hours. Oh, and these twisted candles are already in my basket to set the ambiance – and to fill the copious amount of candle holders I own.' Annie Collyer, UK Shopping Editor.
Shop Rockett St George's Christmas range
3. Selfridges: for special additions to your collection
'I always go to Selfridges in the run up to Christmas to indulge in some new decorations. It's perfect for anyone who is time-poor but still wants to create an original and design-conscious scheme. From gorgeous artificial trees and stockings to unique baubles, it literally has it all - I love the kitsch collectibles, but always end up buying the tasteful, timeless classics! This year I've bought two of these charming fellows to go on my mantlepiece.' Sarah Spiteri, Editorial Director.
4. The White Company: for classic decorations
'I get mine from The White Company - beautiful, good quality but still affordable. They also have some really fun knitted decorations that my toddler loves.' Laura Crombie, Content Director.
Shop The White Company Christmas collection
5. Workshop: for support independent stores
'I love buying a really special Christmas tree decoration each year from somewhere independent. It means I'm supporting small businesses and I'm getting something quite unique. In recent years have been a nude ornament from Liv & Domand the brass moon topper from Workshop Ltd . This year I'm looking forward to picking one with my toddler son!' Rachel Christie, Houses Editor.
Shop all decorations at Workshop
6. Amazon: for speedy delivery
'I get a handful of mine on Amazon because with holiday delays with shipping, my Amazon Prime membership is the only reliable service. With that said, I do splurge on the nicer items and go to Nordstrom or Bloomingdales, but mainly do in-store (since Bloomingdales is on my street).' Brittany Romano, US Shopping Editor.
Shop Christmas decorations on Amazon
7. Museum gift shops
'So for me, a Museum Gift Shop is my go-to - my daughter and I go to exhibitions throughout the year and of course she always wants something from the gift shop - so we always buy a festive treasure! Gift shops always have the best Christmas decorations and most of the time they are themed according to an exhibition you might have seen so they become beautiful records of your year's experiences to hang on the tree. Greenwich Maritime Museum is a favorite - loads of unusual sea-themed beauties - plenty of opportunity for pearl details and iridescent sequins!' Rohini Wahi, News and Trends Editor.
Shop Greenwich Maritime Museum's Christmas decorations
8. Ikea: for all year round decorations
'This Christmas, I will continue to look towards the shop that has shaped my home over the entire year, IKEA. I’ve made a lust-list from their ‘Vinter 2021’ collection, and their glass green vases are the first on my radar. I’m going to fill them with fairy lights and place them in my window throughout December. Then, when Christmas concludes, I will replace the lights with a flower stem – because they’re too beautiful – and versatile – to show for only one month of the year. I’m also going to revisit H&M home after eyeing up this ceramic candlestick last weekend. Again, it will shine over the festive season and beyond.' Megan Slack, News Editor.
9. H&M: for affordable decorations
'I'm there filling up my (online) basket the second the H&M Christmas decorations go on sale. They sell out! And fast too. Probably because they are so beautiful and so affordable. Every year there's always a slight rustic Scandi edge, which is perfect because I'm a traditionalist and stick with the same classic, white, silver and gold scheme every year. This year I'd like to build up the textures a bit more, so amongst my glass baubles I'll be adding some paper decorations and these irresistible gold house ornaments, just £4.99 for two!.' Hebe Hatton, Digital Editor.
Hebe is the Digital Editor of Livingetc; she has a background in lifestyle and interior journalism and a passion for renovating small spaces. You'll usually find her attempting DIY, whether it's spray painting her whole kitchen, don't try that at home, or ever changing the wallpaper in her hallway. Livingetc has been such a huge inspiration and has influenced Hebe's style since she moved into her first rental and finally had a small amount of control over the decor and now loves being able to help others make decisions when decorating their own homes. Last year she moved from renting to owning her first teeny tiny Edwardian flat in London with her whippet Willow (who yes she chose to match her interiors...) and is already on the lookout for her next project.
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