Yes, we know summer’s only just winding down so it may be slightly too soon to be getting all cosy and festive. But, hear us out… imagine having everything wrapped up for the big event, nice and early. No last minute stresses to worry about and your lists all ticked off way before December comes around. Sounds good to us!
With our Christmas shop open for business, we wanted to share a few top picks with you, to get you in the festive mood (can you hear the jingle bells yet?!)…
Deck the halls
Transforming your home into a festive wonderland can be so much fun! We love to get right in the spirit, the more sparkle and Santas, the better. This Mr Christmas ceramic tree is so colourful and magical and definitely one the kids will love brining out year after year.
We also love this musical light-up scene with it’s charming intricate design and multi-coloured LED lights, or this customisable Christmas scene that you’ll love putting together each year. They’re a great way of brightening up a table top or sideboard.
It’s always great to bring out the fun novelty Christmas pieces that get everyone talking. This musical Christmas tree hat is great fun and it moves along to the music – we’re sure this’ll get passed around the table for everyone to have a go on Christmas day! And this jolly Santa figure is so festive and plays Christmas carols for you to sing along to as well, what’s not to love?
If you’re looking to update your baubles this year then try these gorgeous decoupage ones in a pretty festive print that come in a beautiful decorative box.
Now, this one has to be a favourite of ours, as it’s a real show-stopper! We just love this falling snowflakes projector that you can use inside or out. It has white LED lights that project a snowing effect with up to 50 square feet of coverage. It’s bound to impress the neighbours if you use it outdoors this Christmas.
The season of light
Whether you’re hanging up strings of lights or decorating your space with lanterns and candles, adding some festive glow to your home really does add a little magic. These gorgeous Home Reflections light-up spheres will look wonderful placed on the hearth or by the side of your tree. They have a crackled sequin finish for the perfect shimmering effect.
If lighting candles isn’t always practical with kids or pets racing around, then try these simple, elegant flameless candles from Luxform. This set of five candles comes with a remote control and the pieces are crafted from real wax to give an authentic look and the glow of real candles.
This Mr Christmas light-up tree is so pretty. It has a stunning vintage-style mercury glass finish with swirling LED lights inside to produce a gorgeous glow in your home. We also love these adorable pre-lit glass angels from Home Reflections. Pop them on your windowsill for a warm, welcoming glow for guests arriving to your home at Christmas.
Something to really bring the wow factor to your festive decor display is this set of three hanging beaded starbursts. They really are spectacular and can be used indoors and out, hung up on your tree or draped around the mantelpiece to give any room some dazzling Christmas sparkle. Perfect for a festive party!
These charming pre-lit fairy houses are going to be a big hit with little ones this Christmas. They’re so sweet, featuring little paper cone roofs and warm white LED lights inside. They will look great placed on a coffee table or windowsill. And who knows, the Christmas fairies might even pop by to say hello!
Let the festive feasting begin!
Food, glorious food! It’s such an important part of Christmas, isn’t it? From stocking up on tasty treats to share with loved ones at home to wonderful gift selections and, of course ,the main event on Christmas day.
Advent calendars have certainly evolved over the years. While the standard chocolate-filled ones are a still a favourite for most, there are now so many interesting ones on offer to treat yourself to in the lead up to Christmas. Like this Freixenet sparkling wine advent calendar, which is filled with mini bottles for you to share with friends. Or try this one from The Original Cake Company, featuring gorgeous miniature festive cakes. They look so tempting!
Isn’t it so nice to curl up on a wintery day with a hot mug of hot chocolate and watch all the Christmas movies? We just love these Hot Chocolate Bombe Christmas Crackers from Cocoba. You just place one into a mug of hot milk and it melts into a delicious, creamy hot chocolate. Perfect!
When you have visitors popping in over Christmas, it’s useful to have a stash of sweet treats you can whip out to share with them. This Luxury Fruit and Nut Selection Box is filled with tasty treats your guests will love. Or if that’s not your thing, try this festive popcorn selection from Joe & Seph’s or this delicious biscuit assortment to enjoy with a cuppa.
Hotel Chocolat offer a vast selection of amazing chocolates and treats that are perfect for gifting. One of our faves is this Christmas Wreath box, filled to the brim with tempting festive flavours and presented in a gorgeous gift box. We also love this wonderful hamper that would make a great present (if you can stop yourself from tucking into it!). It’s filled with slabs, chocolate snowflakes and more!
Another Hotel Chocolat treat that’s caught our eye is this Elf stocking set. It’s a great way of giving a gift of sweet treats that’s already perfectly presented in a festive stocking, as if it came straight from the big man himself!
Speaking of gifting, if you love the shopping and giving part, but can’t stand wrapping up all the Christmas presents, then check out this fantastic collection from Perfect Present. It’s a huge selection of ready-to-use gift bags in different shapes and designs, complete with gift tags too. So all you have to do is place your gift inside a bag, pull the drawstring and attach your tag. It’s so simple!
If you’re now feeling all nice and Christmassy, then why not head over to our Christmas page and check out the full selection.