The best Christmas decorations are the ones that give you that fuzzy festive glow whenever you spy them dangling from the tree.
Getting the Christmas decorations out is surely one of the most magical of Christmas family traditions, like putting on your Christmas bedding, prepping this year's matching family Christmas pyjamas, or ticking the top Christmas toys off your shopping list, Up there with fun festive frolics like putting up your Christmas tree, untangling the Christmas lights, and ordering your Christmas crackers, choosing the best Christmas decorations for your tree is a festive moment to savour.
After the stress and turmoil of recent times, many of us are looking forward to fully embracing the season of festive fun and making the most of moments to reconnect with friends and family. What better way to set the tone for the holiday season than taking your time over your Christmas decorations? Immerse yourselves in an atmosphere of joy, tranquillity, and celebration as you deck the halls with this year's coolest, quirkiest, and best Christmas decorations.
Once again, the major high street brands have produced an impressive offering this year. We've spotted Christmas decorations that go from Scandi-chic to kitsch and cool. plus all the usual traditional colours associated with Christmas like golds, greens, and reds. And, of course, independent retailers never fail to deliver when it comes to unique, bespoke Christmas decorations that you won’t find anywhere else.
Whatever your motto is when it comes to your festive decor – bright and loud or subtle and subdued – we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas decorations you can buy this year. From stylish to silly and from practical to collectible, there's something here to get everyone in the mood for rocking around the Christmas tree.
Best Christmas decorations 2022
Percy Pig Tree Topper
£7 |Marks and Spencer
Love him or hate him (how could you?!) this plush Percy Pig tree topper - complete with Santa hat and a string of fluffy baubles can't fail to bring a festive smirk to faces when they clock him atop your tree.
World Cup 2022 Football Christmas Bauble £12 | Not on the High Street
If you're following the World Cup and hoping that football is coming home for Christmas, you might like this ball-ble on your tree. Designed to look like the official balls being used in Qatar, the painted ceramic disc will hang proudly on your tree in support of your team.
Queen Elizabeth II Corgi Tribute Decoration
£8.05 - Etsy
A beautiful commemorative keepsake in honour of her Majesty, this walnut corgi decoration has a royal purple ribbon and the dog is holding a sprig of Lily of the Valley - the Queen Elizabeth's favourite flower. The corgi itself has become a symbol of her reign. A tasteful addition to any tree.
Jolly General Store Felt Robin Tree Decoration £4 | John Lewis
Aw, this little fella gives us serious festive feels. The wool-felt robin is the perfect mix of traditional colours with a modern twist. The robin is also a well-known symbol - some say robins appear when loved ones are near - so if you've lost someone dear to you recently, this could make a lovely keepsake item to add to your tree in their memory.
Scandinavian Santa Swedish Plush Gnomes £15.99 | Amazon
We're not sure when this became 'a thing', but gonks are definitely a Christmas trend we're into. Inspired by a mythological creature from Scandinavian folklore who protects family and animals, so they're a fun talking point for kids. You get eight in a pack so they're good value too.
Jolly General Store Letter to Santa Bauble £6.40 | John Lewis
This cute little Letter to Santa is in traditional airmail letter colours and candy cane stripes and might be a helpful reminder for little ones to make sure they stay on the nice list!
Pink Mirrored Glass & Gold Metal Star
£26.50 | Oliver Bonas
This gold-rimmed hanging star made with mirrored glass and finished with blue velvet string is the perfect blend of traditional, modern and classy. It's perfect for hanging in a window for an elegant Christmas look and has attracted glowing reviews too.
Midnight Scented Ceramic Star Decorations
£20 | The White Company
Inside the box are 12 ceramic stars and a bottle of Winter Home Spray. Simply spritz a little of the spray on the pine cones and the warming scent of cardamom, nutmeg, and ginger will fill the room for a wonderfully fragrant festive season.
Mirror Ball Christmas Tree Ornaments
£6.49 | Very
Here's one for the Strictly fans. Bring on the kitchen disco with this snazzy pack of six glitter ball tree decorations, three silver and three rose gold. Enjoy the extra twinkle as your tree lights hit the mirror tiles and send sparkles across the room.
Buzz Lightyear and Sox Light-Up Ornament £10 | The Disney Store
If you or your kids are fans of this year's Lightyear movie, you'll love this Buzz and Sox ornament, even more so as it lights up. The ornament is painted and comes with a hanging ribbon, so it's tree-ready when it arrives.
Metal Hanging Cabin Decorations
£7 | Marks and Spencer
Tiny Scandi-style houses are definitely back 'in' this festive season. These metal cabins are cute to hang, or you could remove the contrasting hanging string and set them on your mantle piece surrounded by fairy lights to create a festive scape.
Pink Trainer Hanging Tree Decoration
£4 | Paperchase
If trainers have been your 'thing' of 2022, you might be a fan of this pink shoe to adorn your tree and add a little bit of fun to the proceedings.
Large Glass Candy Cane Tree Pick
£10.50 | Marks and Spencer
If you want to add a bit of frivolous colour to your Christmas tree, this candy cane decoration is just the thing. At 34cm it's comically sized, which just adds to the fun.
Glass Bottle Charm Christmas Decoration
These miniature tree decorations will delight the kids without disrupting your decor. There's a tiny charm and a sprinkling of snow inside the bottle - choose a charm to represent everyone in the family and build your own set of keepsake decorations to add to the tree.
Harry Potter Snitch Bauble
£7 |Marks and Spencer
Wizards, witches, and muggles alike will love this Harry Potter Golden Snitch Christmas tree bauble. Rendered in shimmering gold with a matching string so you can hang it on the tree, it's the best Christmas decoration for serious Potterheads.
Christmas Tree Path Finder Lights
£7.50 | Argos
Light the path to your door for Santa and his reindeer with these spiral-shaped outdoor tree-shaped Christmas lights with a star on top. They're suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and are powered by the mains so you don't need to worry about the batteries running out when Santa is on his way.
Pack of 24 Shatterproof Baubles
£4 | Argos
Whether you want to upgrade your Christmas decorations or just add to your festive bauble stash without spending a fortune, this pack of 24 shatterproof baubles is the answer. Down from £6 to just £4, they're practically giving these away!
Aubergine Hanging Tree Decoration
£4 | Paperchase
Raise a smile when friends and family spot everyone's favourite emoji hanging from your tree. It's made from glass so you'll need to treat it with care.
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