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Best Christmas Decorating Ideas for the 2021 Holiday Season

Even as we’re taking down the Christmas tree in January, we can’t help but imagine what next year’s Christmas will be like. This is why they say it’s never too early to plan your next winter holidays and if most people don’t start doing that as early as January, maybe now is the best time to start. And considering how many options you have in terms of Christmas decorations, maybe we can lend out a hand with some amazing product suggestions that you’re bound to fancy.

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Best Christmas Lights for Outdoor Decorating

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Everyone loves Christmas lights! There are many outdoor lights to choose from, though, and a lot of questions about which lights are best, if LED is better than incandescent, how to fix your burnt-out strings, how many lights can be connected together safely, and even how to hang your lights properly. We’ve answered those questions, and we have a few more recommendations aside.

Star LED Lights

Nothing speaks “Christmas” more than string lights, and what better string light to choose than ones that are shaped like stars? This suggestion we have for you is perfect if you love to be surrounded by a magic atmosphere that only Christmas lights can bring. You can choose between warm, cold, and multicolored lights. There are nine different modes on this thing, so you can get really playful with the lighting patterns. And one of the best things about these star lights is the fact that they are designed with a waterproof casing so you can use them both indoors and outside.

    Twinkle Star 100 LED 49 FT Star String Lights

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    100 LED 49 FT star shaped string lights with solid construction plastic material, adapter powered. 29V low voltage string lights with UL 588 certified for safety use. Length between lights : 3.9 Inches/ 10cm, power line: 5m/16.5ft. light string: 10m/33ft, length totally: 15m/49ft approx.

Meteor Shower Rain Lights

If you’re lucky enough to have a house, you simply can’t give up the opportunity to decorate the exterior to match the spirit of Christmas and this set of meteor shower lights are a great product for that. They are made with bright blue LEDs that completely blend in with the holiday atmosphere. Each string of lights is actually made from separate parallel tubes (eight in total) which are covered in a waterproof casing to withstand humidity.

    OMGAI Waterproof Meteor Shower Rain Lights

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    11.8inch/ 30cm, tube quantity: 8 tubes, LED bulbs of per tube: 36; number of LED bulbs: 8 tubes x 36LED (288LED Lights), 19.1ft total cable length(9ft Main Decorateive Cable + 9.8ft Lead Wire + 0.3ft Tail wire), plug type: UL Listed US plug, Low voltage power output: 12V, Watt: 7.2W

Best Candles for Indoor Decorating

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Flameless Candles

Actually, we were in the wrong before. There is one thing that can compete with Christmas light and that thing is the almighty candle. The GenSwin isn’t your typical candle, as it is battery operated and doesn’t function in the traditional way that candles normally would. This flameless glass candle is decorated in order images depicting elks and deers, giving you just the right combination between light and glitter. There is also a remote control that you can use to control all the candles. The set includes three candles of different heights.

    GenSwin Glass Flameless Candles with Elk Decor and Remote Timers

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    This value pack includes 3 beautiful flameless glass candles, one remote control with 10 different keys and a super easy to follow operating manual. Specifically, this set includes a 4-inch pillar, a 5-inch pillar, a 6-inch pillar (each 3-inch diameter). Each flameless candle is operated by 2 AA batteries (not included).

Christmas Window Candles

An alternative to conventionally-shaped candles is the one supported by a holder, which can be placed anywhere in the house, including the window sill. These are battery-powered flameless candles that come in a set of eight pieces. They are supported by golden holders and powered by AA batteries. There is a remote control included with six different functions. You can also set up a timer, as well as choose if you want the light to flicker or have them always turned on.

    Battery Operated White Flameless Tapers

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    The set of 8 candles has everything you need for your window or mantle display- all 16 AA batteries and clips with suction cups. | Taper: 0.75”D x 7”H. Holders: 1”D x 2.5”H

Best Christmas Wreaths for Door & Mantle Decorating

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If you haven’t already checked out our top picks for front porch decor and door decorations ideas for Christmas, now’s the time! If you have but are looking for a straightforward wreath, we have a couple more great ideas here.

Best Traditional Spruce Christmas Wreath

Christmas wreaths are also a traditional holiday decoration and if you’re not really invested in the idea of making your own, you can always purchase a premade one. This National Tree Company wreath is available in four different sizes and you can also opt for the battery or the plugged-in version. Why? Because the wreath is equipped with lights that will showcase the beauty of the individually-crafter branch tips. And because you get to choose the power source, you can place the wreath wherever you want without being conditioned by the proximity to a power outlet.

    National Tree Company Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Wreath

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    Our artificial branches look ultra-realistic and lifelike. With 160 individually crafted branch tips, this full bodied tree is as charming as the real thing.

Best Traditional Tomte Wreath

If you have a passion for playful Christmas decorations, this wreath is the right product for you. It is decorated with three adorable stuffed gnomes and comes with the most traditional and heartwarming Christmas message. Each of these wreaths is handmade with love and can serve as both a door wreath or a wall wreath. Alternatively, you can also use it as a Christmas table centerpiece. The wreath is also decorated with pine cones and PVC berries in the color red.

    D-FantiX Swedish Gnome Christmas Wreath

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    This cute door wreath features three plush Swedish Gnomes on a sturdy natural rattan base; With pine cones, red PVC berries, and wording “MERRY CHRISTMAS” in a red board

Best Christmas Ornaments for Holiday Decorating

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There are few things about Christmas that we love more than ornaments. It’s safe to say we’re a little obsessed. Take a moment to scope our favorite ornaments of the season, then fire up your cart because you’re going to want them all, as well as these.

Best Memorial Christmas Ornament

Well, we have officially opened the box of Christmas tree decorations and we might have a hard time stopping, so be prepared to see some of the most beautiful choices out there. The first one with this angel wing decoration, made from a metal alloy with an irresistible silver finish. It features a metal heart engraved with the message “a piece of my heart is Heaven,” so it would definitely make an amazing holiday gift for someone who is religious. The fact that it comes in a delicate velvet bag makes it an even better gift.

    Christmas Ornaments Angel Wings

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    Feel surrounded by the love of your precious ones who are in heaven. Hanging from the silk ribbon, this memorial ornament will add class to your Christmas tree or room wall.

Best Mini Christmas Ornaments

Miniature ornaments are absolutely adorable and there is nobody that can convince us otherwise. These gems right here come in sets of 24 different ornaments, ranging from angels, gingerbread men, snowflakes, snowmen, and others. While these may get lost in a full-size Christmas tree, they are perfect for miniature trees. However, we would be careful with their placement if you have kids as they are really small and could pose a choking hazard. They also come in an adorable red box so they don’t really need any additional wrapping paper if you’re planning on gifting them.

    Mini Resin Christmas Ornaments Set of 24

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    Proof is in the details! Unlike other options on the market, these vintage Christmas decoration is finely crafted and hand-painted with delicate care to ensure beauty in all 24 unique ornaments! We have gone to the end of the planet to refine the way our ornaments are made. We use a fine sculpting process that ensures detail in each miniature piece along with highly skilled artisans that hand paints every single ornament!

Best Personalized Christmas Ornaments

If you do have a child, then this set of Christmas trees ornaments is an absolute gem. You can purchase set of how many reindeer you want, ranging from 2 to 8. They are made from polyresin and their Christmas hats can be customized with the name of your family members or the recipients that will be receiving this unique and adorable gift. They have a rainbow loop that makes the ornament easy to put up in the Christmas tree and will stand as a wonderful decoration for years to come.

    Personalized Reindeer Family

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    Your names and the year is personalized with a long-lasting permanent marker. Your request will be handwritten by the careful touch of talented artists free of charge.

Best Angel Ornaments

These adorable hanging angels are yet another great example of how diversified and gorgeous Christmas tree ornaments can be. This set includes 12 different clear angels equipped with golden cords that match the Christmas chromatic perfectly. The angels are made from heat-resistant glass and they are really small, with every one of them measuring 1.8 x 0.95 inches.

    Nuptio 12 Pcs Beautiful Mini Clear Glass Hanging Angels

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    Decorate with a designer accent add to your Christmas tree, window, garlands, and wreaths for a sophisticated display. It can also stand on its own on a tabletop, favors/places card holders on your holiday table, or just a pretty angel knick-knacks on shelves or mantle pieces.

Best Christmas Table Decorations

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Poinsettia Centerpiece

One of the most amazing things about Christmas decorations is that there are so many different table pieces to choose from, it’s almost impossible to choose favorites. What we’re looking at here is a centerpiece with three candle holders surrounded by Christmas tree branches, pine cones, and poinsettias. The centerpiece measures 20 x 9 x 9 inches and it also comes with glass candle holders that can hold normal tealights and a few types of votive candles.

    Collections Etc Christmas Poinsettia Candle Holder Centerpiece

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    The season's favorite centerpiece is an evergreen arrangement of faux poinsettias, winter greenery and pinecones Comes complete with 3 glass holders for votive candles or tealights (not included)

Christmas Table Decorations Centerpiece

When it comes to Christmas table decoration, you are allowed to get as playful as you want to, and this set is the perfect thing to get for your table. This is a set of four table decorations: a reindeer, a penguin, a snowman, and Santa. Each of them measures 7 x 5 inches and is made from metal, but painted in very pretty colors. They can be placed on any flat surface and if you don’t want to put them on the table, they can easily go under the tree as well.

    Metal Santa Snowman Penguin and Reindeer

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    Add a splash of Christmas decor to any room by placing these adorable Gift Boutique Holiday Characters to any shelf, desk or table. Spread the holiday cheer by presenting this fun piece as a Christmas, holiday, or seasonal wedding gift.

Best Christmas Table Runner

There’s no arguing about the fact that Christmas-themed table runners are so adorable, you’d just like to use them all year round. Measuring 15 x 70 inches, this table decoration is decorated with red and white flowers and green leaves that all come together to bring the holiday spirit to your table. It is made from polyester fabric and designed to be fully machine washable. It is also a perfect thing to own if you’re gonna set up something like a Swedish buffet or a drinks table.

    PartyTalk Christmas Embroidered Table Runner

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    Our Christmas Table Runner measures 15in x 70in (38cm x 176cm), great for your Christmas table decorations that make your life chic and elegant. Or as a Christmas gift for your family or friends

Best Christmas Silverware Holders

Whether you’re hosting a big Christmas dinner party or you’re spending the holidays only with your closest family members, these silverware holders are just what you need to add more color and holiday spirit to your table. They are handmade and can fit an entire silverware set. They are made from soft cloth and resemble miniature Santa hats. Each of the holders measures 7.3 x 3.3 inches and you can purchase a package that includes 32 pieces. These holders can also serve as items for crafting different Christmas decorations as well.

    jollylife 32Ct Christmas Santa Hats Silverware Holders

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    3.3 * 7.3”.Enough space to place your silverware in when you are setting your table this Christmas. The Santa hats not only are great for table decoration but they are the perfect size for so many more creative craft projects. Fun addition to your casual family Christmas dinner with the family.

Best Christmas Dining Chair Covers

While this may sound unconventional, we just love the idea of Christmas-themed dining chair covers, and they are actually something that not everyone thinks of. Each of the chairs is made from a combination of polyester and spandex, and they are fully machine washable. While there are many different models to choose from, the one we suggested is the perfect option for the winter-themed holidays.

    Dining Chair Covers Christmas

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    Suitable for Chair Size: Back Height: 17.7-23.6inch (45-60cm) Seat Length:15.7-19.7inch (40-50cm) Seat Width:15.7-19.7inch (40-50cm) .It can be used for most dining chairs. Set of 6.

Best Living Room Christmas Decor

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Wondering what to pair with your favorite holiday flowers and plants? Here are some nature-inspired Christmas decorating ideas we love. They’d go great with these, too!

Best Stockings for Decorating

What’s Christmas without hanging stockings above the fireplace (or somewhere else if you don’t have one)? And we are absolutely in love with these knitted stockings that are just the perfect size to hold as many interesting gifts as possible. Each sock is 18 inches long and completely stretchable. Each pack contains six different stockings and they all have a gorgeous vintage appeal.

    Knit Christmas Stockings

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    Our elegant style is sure to please everyone Christmas Morning. The time-honored tradition of opening gifts from Christmas stockings for kids lives on with these adorable and cheerful Christmas character applique Christmas Stockings.

Best Christmas Pillows

Speaking of adorable things, how cute are these Christmas-themed pillow covers? They are designed for decorative pillows and there are plenty of other holiday patterns and models to choose from if none of these tickle your fancy. Each of these pillowcases measures 18 x 18 inches and the pillow inserts have to be purchased separately.

    Set of 4 Christmas Decorations Pillow Covers

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    Pillow insert not included. Inside seams triple stitched at stress points. Size - 18 x 18 inch (45cm x 45cm), recommend applicable to 18 x 18-inch pillow inserts. Material - made of cotton linen material, environmentally friendly, comfortable, durable. Quantity - 4 x Christmas decorative throw pillowcase with invisible zippers.

Best Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

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Most Christmas trees are in living rooms or family rooms, although they can technically be wherever you want, including outside! Here are our very best ideas for trees of all styles, sizes, shapes, colors, and locations:

Bottom Line

Whether you decide to make Sign your own holiday decorations or you want to take advantage of what the market has to offer, there are so many ways in which you can put your imagination to good use when it comes to “dressing up” your home for the holiday festivities. Regardless of your budget, you can find a wide variety of different Christmas-themed decorations, some of them being perfect as items that you can use to make more complex DIY decorations.