Christmas 2023: best decorations to buy

Featuring everything from reversible present sacks to dinky replantable trees

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Hide & Seek Textiles luxury personalised fabric advent calendar

Hide & Seek Textiles luxury personalised fabric advent calendar

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If you baulk at mass-market chocolate/gift advent calendars, this could be the compromise. £120; notonthehighstreet.com 

Sapin candle

Sapin candle

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Scented with pine, resin and cedar, this candle will burn for around 50 hours. £67; diptyqueparis.com 

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Royal Fairytale Jewelled Crown bauble

Royal Fairytale Jewelled Crown bauble

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Ideal for Coronation year, this bauble has sold out online but is available in stores. £8; johnlewis.com 

Sarah Becvar Design festive linen napkin

Sarah Becvar Design festive linen napkin

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These discreetly festive napkins measure 36cm sq and come with embroidered fir, holly, robin and Christmas tree designs. £16; sarahbecvardesign.com 

Velvet Linen Enchanted 'Forever Christmas' crackers (set of 4)

Velvet Linen Enchanted 'Forever Christmas' crackers (set of 4)

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These reusable crackers have a snap pull for first use. You fill them yourself. £110; velvetlinen.co.uk 

Doing Goods cotton boot

Doing Goods cotton boot

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A modest handmade boot to leave out for Father Christmas. £25; doing-goods.com

Felt Dove tree topper

Felt Dove tree topper

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This Fairtrade tree topper is needle felted by women in the Himalayas. £7; shop.nationaltrust.org.uk 

Reversible present sack

Reversible present sack

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Made from 100% cotton, this reversible sack measures a generous 50cm by 70cm. £34; emmabridgewater.co.uk 

Napkin rings

Napkin rings

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British designer Jess Wheeler's brass napkin rings come in alchemilla, mistletoe or ivy. From £20; jesswheeler.com 

Green holly matches

Green holly matches

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A pretty 11cm x 11cm box of 120 green-tipped matches. £7.50; nancyandbetty.com 

Little Lulubel rainbow forest honeycomb decorations

Little Lulubel rainbow forest honeycomb decorations

These old-fashioned tissue-paper trees pop open and are secured by two paperclips. To add a bit of sparkle, their stars are covered with plant-based eco glitter. Each pack of ten comes in a mix of two sizes and a variety of colours. £23; littlelulubel.com

Bloom & Wild letterbox trees

Bloom & Wild creative crafts tree

Bloom & Wild sells a collection of dinky rooted trees that can be replanted after Christmas, for use again next year. Sent through the post, they come in a pop-up pot, and with their own mini decorations, including lights and baubles. From £35; bloomandwild.com 

Biscuiteers Christmas tree decorations luxe biscuit tin

Biscuiteers Christmas tree decorations luxe biscuit tin

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Biscuiteers is selling 12 hand-iced gingerbread biscuit baubles in a festive tin. The biscuits come with ribbons for hanging. £48; biscuiteers.com 

Felt So Good felt multi-lightbulb garland

Felt So Good felt multi-lightbulb garland

Handmade in Nepal, this pretty felt garland is 100% wool, and comes on a two-metre-long rattan string. £23.95; feltsogood.co.uk 

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