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You could save hundreds on Christmas decorations with our six tips


CHRISTMAS is set to be a brash and colourful affair after Covid put a dampener on last year’s festivities.

So today I look at some of the top festive decoration trends and how to follow them while keeping to a budget.

We look at how to follow some of the top festive decoration trends while keeping to a budget

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We look at how to follow some of the top festive decoration trends while keeping to a budgetCredit: Shutterstock

COUNTRY LIFE: A big home-ware fashion this year was “cottagecore”, which is all about imagining yourself in a cosy country cottage. Tesco’s mini hessian stocking and sleigh hanging decorations, £2.75 and £1.75, work well with the theme. But grab some decs from outdoors too. Pine cones, holly sprigs and ivy strands all look great and, best of all, are free.

TRAD FAB: Traditional festive colours create great ambience. Grab Tesco’s 24-pack of forest-green baubles for just £5, working out at about 21p each. Red and green Christmas table covers are £1 at The Range and Asda’s red and gold tinsel is £1 for three metres.

GO FOR GLAM: Decorations are expected to be extra-extravagant this year to make up for last year. Welcome your guests with Robert Dyas’ LED candy cane stakes to light up pathways, £19.99 down from £29.99, and its wall-mounted light-up stag for indoor use, £21.99. I also love Homebase’s sleigh projectors, down to £15 from £20.

FESTIVE FIRE: Mantelscaping is a new trend involving pimping up your mantelpiece — and what better time than at Christmas? You can do it cheaply with ManoMano’s 33ft garlands for £11.10, down from £17, and Ikea’s four Christmas candles for just £3.

POT LUCK: I love a poinsettia at this time of year but won’t be getting Marks & Spencer’s £30 planter. Instead, I’ll get a few £2.50 pots from B&Q.

WREATH EASY: A wreath will cost you just £10 from a discounter like Poundshop. But I’m getting a make-your-own kit from Matalan for £8 — all the more fun!

  • All prices on this page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers are subject to availability.

Deal of the day

Save £15 on Taylor’s Eyewitness five-piece set from Lakeland, now down to £24.99

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Save £15 on Taylor’s Eyewitness five-piece set from Lakeland, now down to £24.99Credit: Lakeland

KNIVES not cutting it? Taylor’s Eyewitness five-piece set from Lakeland is £24.99, down from £39.99.

SAVE: £15

Cheap treat

Treat yourself to a Nutella spread for just £2 at Asda and save 90p

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Treat yourself to a Nutella spread for just £2 at Asda and save 90p

NUTELLA spread is reduced to £2 from £2.90 at Asda.

SAVE: 90p

What’s new?

GET a free Beauty Heroes box worth over £60 at Boots when you spend more than £20 on select make-up by brands such as Sleek, Rimmel and L’Oreal.

It is packed with make-up and skincare essentials. Ten lucky winners will also find a golden ticket inside their boxes giving them £500 to spend on Boots beauty products.

Top swap

Why spend £50 on Jo Malone’s pomegranate noir candle...

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Why spend £50 on Jo Malone’s pomegranate noir candle…Credit: Jo Malone
...when you can get Aldi's dupe for just £3.49 and save £46.51

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…when you can get Aldi’s dupe for just £3.49 and save £46.51Credit: Aldi

LIGHT up luxury with Jo Malone’s pomegranate noir candle for £50, or sniff out a bargain and burn Aldi’s £3.49 dupe.

SAVE: £46.51

Leah’s little helper

SPEND £40 or more at the National Trust and you’ll receive a free plantable pen that will grow into a Scots Pine tree.

The free pen will automatically be added to your basket when it exceeds £40. Even if you don’t plant it, the pen will biodegrade.

Shop & save

TESCO Clubcard holders can get three for two on chilled party food, including Finest ten Hog Roast Bites and ten Chicken Lollipops, £4 each.

SAVE: £4

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