This year, my boyfriend and I (or maybe it might have been all my idea) decided to buy some new decorations.
I’ve spent the last few months buying decorations here & there, for our Christmas tree. So, in case you’re thinking of buying some new bits this year, I thought I would share all the great things we found & where to buy them!
I was also told about a local charity who take in old Christmas decorations, to donate to families who might not be able to afford their own. So, if like me, your lucky enough to buy new decorations this year, then don’t forget to have a look for somewhere in your local area who might take in your old ones!
Tesco / Sainsbury’s
Supermarkets are getting better every year for their own ranges of decorations! This year, I picked up a lot of my filler baubles from supermarkets. They’re cheap, cheerful & the job perfectly!
The White Company
Now I’m 26, I do have a bit money available to buy things like Christmas decorations. This year I decided to pick some more quality decorations for my tree and home, which I knew I would be able to get out for many years to come. The ceramic stars are scented with The White Company’s signature scent, Winter. They also come with a small room spray, which smells amazing!
These beaded stars and glass striped baubles are perfect for the simple yet glittery tree, that I have had in my head, for the last few months!
I bought a few glass baubles online from John Lewis. Not only are they beautiful, another reason for ordering them online, is they all get delivered in bubble wrap & individual boxes. Which means they have all the protection they need, when they’re wrapped up for next year!
These spun glass & fern leaves baubles look perfect on tree, especially when the lights are on!
Once I had bought a few decorations and knew I wanted them to all be different & a bit random, I started having a look in every shop I knew. Debenhams didn’t have the best selection, as a lot were way too heavy or large for a little tree like ours, but I did manage to find these gorgeous glitter star baubles!
Newbank garden centre
If you have been to this garden centre, you will know how amazing it is! (I have a new post coming, all about this lovely garden centre, just outside Manchester.) This hidden gem has everything you could want in Christmas decorations.
We picked up a lot of our filler baubles here and found some really great bargains, on the glass baubles too!
Ok, this one isn’t anything to do with my Christmas tree, but I could resist sharing the amazing bedding that Asda have this season! I picked up this gorgeous 50’s style Christmas bedding & matching cushion for just under £20! This will definitely be on the bed for Christmas!
After my boyfriend saw some of the other bedding that they had on offer, he then purchased this Christmas bedding. (Which, I have to say is probably one of my favourite purchases.)
On a recent trip to the Trafford Centre (which will probably be the last one for a long time) we stopped by Zara Home & my boyfriend bought this pack of 3 patterned baubles.
I was a little worried they might look a bit too plain on the tree, but they look great. Really simple, but perfect for the style we was going for.
Marks & Spencer
Although the tree decorations available at M&S weren’t really what I wanted, we did find the perfect tree topper.
I didn’t realise how hard it would be to find a new tree topper, after trips to Botany Bay, every shop in Manchester & almost every online outlet I could think of, I nearly gave up, but M&S came through! This little silver star, was just the thing we wanted!
I’m beyond happy with our purchases & feel like I’ve bought decorations we will still be putting up in 80’s (hopefully). If you’re looking for some new decorations or even need some inspiration for your own home this Christmas, then I hope this post has helped!