Christmas decorations UK 2021: the best decorations for your home and Christmas tree, and fairy lights

The best Christmas decorations to get your home ready for the festive seasonThe best Christmas decorations to get your home ready for the festive season
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It might only be September, but it’s never too early to start getting excited about Christmas!

Yes, in just a few weeks, the big day - Christmas Day - will be here.

If you simply can’t wait then now is the time to start thinking about how you’re going to prepare your home for the most wonderful time of the year.

We’ve scoured the internet and pulled together our top picks of some of the best seasonal ornaments you can buy right now, including plenty of personalised decorations for that extra special touch.

Whether you are thinking of getting yourself in to the festive spirit, want to get a head start on your Christmas shopping, or want to get that perfect Secret Santa gift ahead of time, we’ve got just what you’re looking for.

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Bring a little fun to your Christmas tree this year with this Percy Pig plush hanging decoration.

With his Santa hat embroidered with 2021, Percy is ready for the festive season.

One brilliant thing about this decoration is it’s lovely and soft so it can be touched and adored by little hands.

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Share your favourite seasonal snaps in style with our hanging photo frame, made to fit 5cm photos.

It’s trimmed in gold with a white surrounding frame and adorned with jewels and sparkle detail.

The best way to personalise your tree is to add your own photos to it - so get snapping and then relive your best seasonal moments year after year.

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Pay homage to your favourite Christmas sandwich with this fun novelty bauble, just because one of the best bits about the festive season is that delicious seasonal sandwich you can only get once a year.

It’s crafted from glass with a glitter finish, and reimagines all the layers of your favourite festive snack with sequins.

This whimsical, hanging decoration is stamped with the slogan ‘Best ever M&S Christmas Sandwich’ and ‘M&S’ in the bottom right corner.

The perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa present, this is bound to make the recipient smile every time they see it.

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Making a special gift for new parents, this miniature glass snow globe decoration will be cherished forever.

Featuring two adorable penguins inside who sit on a lovely silver base featuring the slogan ‘Baby’s First Christmas’.

It can be hung on the tree with the silver ribbon or can stand alone on a mantelpiece or shelf.

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This Retreat wax candle has a therapeutic scent inspired by winter forests.

It contains a blend of essential oils including Siberian fir, eucalyptus and Scots pine. The wax lights up when the wick is lit for an extra sparkly touch.

While this is a Christmas decoration, there’s no reason you can’t keep this out all throughout autumn and winter too - because the best kind of decoration is one that doesn’t have to be packed away when the season ends.


This Santa, sleigh and reindeer decoration is ideal for your festive table or mantelpiece.

It’s illuminated with four colour changing LEDs and comes with a lovely silver base.

The scene will enchant guests at all times of the day, but it looks particularly stunning at night.


This festive wooden Christmas countdown calendars is the perfect way to count the 24 days leading up to Christmas.

The wooden countdown plaque can be hung on the wall thanks to the twine string.

To change the day to display how many days until Christmas simply spin the wheel at the back to the correct day and bring the joy of Christmas closer and closer.

Perfect for kids (and big kids) who get more and more excited with every day in December.


Every tree needs a topper, and if you’re looking for an angel with real wow factor then this cream and gold one is definitely it.

Apart from the fine detail of the dress and wings, there are a number of fibre optic strands running around the edge of the wings, under the dress and around the bouquet that adds a very subtle colour changing effect to the angel that makes her glow with beautiful colour.

It comes with a 3m lead and indoor transformer so all you need to do is simply plug it in.

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These lovely wooden ornaments bring an element of tradition in to your home, but with a modern twist.

They are simple decorations, but with added sparkle which will catch the light well when they are hung on the tree - so you can be sure they will twinkle.

Best of all, they will compliment any themes you may have running through your seasonal decorations.


This bright and beautiful wreath has been decorated with winter roses, artificial berries, dyed hessian and dried leaves.

Red is, of course, the colour traditionally most associated with Christmas, and this features lots of gorgeous red elements.

As the roses are made of wood, this will last for many, many years. It’s perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.


Dress up your front door to welcome guests over the festive season with this gorgeous Christmas door bow.

This is a trend that really took over last Christmas, and looks set to continue in 2021.

The tulle mesh fabric, full wrap bow is finished with a sparkling diamante ribbon.

Fits a standard size front door. Easy to assemble, with instructions included. The bow width is 50cm.

Available in silver or red.


This cute and cheery looking snowman doll is the perfect Christmas decoration.

With a sweet smiling face, this snowman would warmly welcome your guests in to your room.

Each doll is handcrafted and designed by Swedish artists so each one in unique.

The body and the hat are made of soft felt so they can be appreciated by small children with no need to worry.

The hat filled with cotton to keep it in perfect shape. The spherical body filled with sand for weighting which means they will not fall over.

The total height is 38cm from bottom to top including the length of the hat.

Getting Personal

Create a Christmas gift to remember with this stunning personalised glass bauble.

You can personalise it with up to six names, and choose between five festive ribbon colours.

Add some magic to someone’s Christmas tree this year, or even your own. This is a wonderful winter gift suitable for family, friends, and work colleagues. Luxury gift box included.

Getting Personal

Celebrate Christmas at a new home with our fun bauble.

Finished with a red satin-effect ribbon, this personalised bauble is a lovely way to decorate the tree.

It can be personalised with an address and message alongside a silhouette of a house.

It’s a thoughtful keepsake that the recipient can treasure for years to come.

Getting Personal

Perfect for the unicorn lover in your household, this stunning unicorn bauble includes real swarovski crystals and can be personalised with a person’s name to make it extra special.

The unicorn horn is made up with two tone swarovski crystals and the eye is made with clear swarovski crystals. The name is printed in a white.

Available in rose gold, gold, silver or clear, and with a silver or gold ribbon.

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This heart decoration makes a wonderful Christmas decoration for a newly wed couple.

Personalise this heart with any words, making a bespoke Christmas ornament that can be treasured for many years.

Choose from a range of colours for the luxury ribbon to tie the product to the tree.

This product is made from laser cut birch plywood and has an unvarnished natural finish for a rustic look.

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Celebrate your four-legged furry friend with this fun dog breed Christmas decoration.

This personalised little decoration, which can include the name of your pooch, makes the perfect addition to your tree or could be a thoughtful gift for the dog lover in your life.

Choose from 151 different breeds, with the option to create your own custom breed too.