The 10 Best Christmas Decorations to Buy in 2018

Decorate your home for the holidays with our festive picks

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When it’s time to deck your house for the holidays, it’s okay to want to be the most festive house on the block or stay subtle with just a bit of cheer here and there. But whatever approach you choose, you want to make sure you pick beautiful items that will last for many years to come.

Even though they’re tucked away in an attic for 10 months of the year, your Christmas decorations should stand the test of time. From gorgeous garlands to cozy and chic stockings to humorous decorations that will make your guests chuckle, there are nearly endless options to bring the Christmas cheer into your home.

To help you make the right choice, we’ve rounded up the most Santa-approved Christmas decorations for every part of your house. Our picks range from budget-friendly to splurge, and should appeal to everyone (including the resident Scrooge) in your family.

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    Goer Merry Christmas Garland Banner

    For the Pinterest-lover who doesn’t have time to DIY, this garland is a whimsical and classy way to decorate this holiday. Made out of burlap with red-painted letters, it’s 106 inches long and ideal for when you need to fill a little blank space. It’s often easy to find Christmas decorations to cover your mantel or your staircase railing, but if you want to add some cheer to an entryway or above a buffet table, this is a great solution. One owner also used this banner for adorable Christmas card photos, an idea you and your family should definitely steal.

    Some reviewers mention the banner’s strong smell, so you may want to purchase this a few days before you hang it to give it some time to air out — but for the price the quality is superb.

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    3 Piece Nested Glitter Tree Set

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    The 3-Piece Nested Glitter Tree Set is the perfect indoor decoration for the holidays. This set consists of three trees that are constructed of sturdy wire and topped with silver glitter accents. They have a creamy white trim and bright, energy-efficient LED lights that have three functions (steady, flashing, and off). The Nested Glitter Tree Set comes in three sizes, so you can use it anywhere in your home: large with 35 LED lights, medium with 20 LED lights, and small with 10 LED lights. This set has garnered many positive reviews from customers who say that the trees are stunning in their home.

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    Home For The Holiday Christmas Tree on Car Multicolor Throw Pillow

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    Add a touch of holiday cheer to your home with this whimsical throw pillow! This multicolor throw pillow is the perfect size (18” x 18”) for a couch or bed, and it's a great piece for those who are trying to decorate on a budget. Featuring a carefully stitched scene of a bright green Christmas tree and cherry red Volkswagen against a cream-colored backdrop, this hand-hooked throw pillow will undoubtedly spark joy and holiday cheer in your home. It's crafted from 100% wool, so it’s spot clean only.

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    Reindeer Tea Light Holders, Set of 6

    While tall candlesticks and festive centerpieces are great for a large dinner table, we adore these woodland reindeer tea light holders for buffet tables, side tables, bookcases and anywhere else that could use a touch of ambient candlelight. Each one measures 4.8 x 1.8 x 5 inches, and the whole set comes with six iron reindeer. They hold any standard tea light, including LED tea lights if you’re nervous about having an open flame around children. Plus, the simplistic design of these reindeer will fit any aesthetic.

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    Loon Peak Pre-Lit Pine Garland with 100 Clear Lights

    Loon Peak Pre-Lit Pine Garland with 100 Clear Lights
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    Garland is a classic choice for the holidays, and we found the best choice if you’re looking to give this timeless look an upgrade. This gorgeous pine cone and light-adored garland can be used either inside or outside, and is 108 inches long. Reviewers rave about the quality, agreeing that the faux pine needles look as real as the genuine article. While the set comes with spare light bulbs in case any burn out, we appreciate that the rest of the strand will stay lit, even if one bulb breaks.

    While owners remark that the garland may require a bit of fluffing and handling to really shine, the quality and durability surpasses any you’ll find your local drugstore. This is a great choice for the Christmas-lover who wants to splurge a little to make their home look the best this holiday.

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    Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse Preserved Wreath

    Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse Preserved Boxwoods Preserved Wreath
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    You don’t have to be crafty to love this Boxwoods Preserved Wreath — but if you are, it offers the perfect base for ribbons, ornaments or lights. Made from real boxwood leaves and artificially preserved, this wreath is 24 inches from side to side and should only be used indoors to maintain the vibrancy of the green. This charming wreath adds a bit of rustic flavor to any home, and many reviewers state that they kept the decoration up all year long.

    We think it would look stunning sitting on a brick wall or a window, and lends a joyful country feel to any space this holiday.

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    Goege Bailey Knit Christmas Stockings, Set of 4

    This season, spruce up your mantle and hang a stocking that’s useful and chic. These burgundy and ivory knit stockings come in a set of four and are totally stunning. Each stocking is about 10 inches long, so they run on the smaller side, but they’re a great option if you’re looking for something stylish to leave for Santa on Christmas Eve. We especially love the cable pattern and the rich colors. Since these stockings are both affordable and high quality, they make a perfect gift bag for coworkers or teacher you want to treat to a surprise. The classic patterns and colors will last throughout the year, and won’t go out of style like some other trendy options. 

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    D-FantiX 3D Nose Santa Toilet Seat Cover and Rug Set

    We love classic details and beautiful decor as much as the next guy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun every once in awhile. Your kids (and the kid-at-heart) will get a kick out of this hilarious Santa Claus toilet seat cover. This bathroom decoration set comes with a plush, 3D seat cover, a tank cover with a built-in tissue box and a bath rug. If you’re searching for a budget-friendly way to add some humor to your house this holiday, you can’t go wrong with this set. The seat cover should fit any standard toilet seat and is about 12 inches wide.

    Imagine the laughter and surprise when your spouse or teenager walk into the bathroom and find Santa waiting there to greet them. Reviewers agree that the quality is good for the low price, and found the items easily washable.

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    Lynbrook Plaid Throw Blanket

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    Softer than silk and richly colored in deep reds and greens, the Lynbrook Plaid Throw from Pottery Barn is the ideal blanket for cozy movie nights and chilly winter evenings spent snuggling on the couch. In addition to being soft and comfy, this luxurious, colorful plaid throw is a stylish look for virtually any room in your home. Made of 100% polyester and Oeko-Tex certified, shoppers can rest assured that this is a non-toxic product that’s safe for both you and the environment. The Lynbrook Plaid Throw can be easily cleaned in your washing machine, and the product’s high-quality yarn will retain its color after washing.

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    Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar

     It’s simply not Christmas without an advent calendar counting down the days until Santa’s arrival. This 16-inch Melissa & Doug wooden calendar is an adorable way to watch the December days fly by and get your children excited for the holiday. While it’s technically a children’s calendar, it’s neutral enough to appeal to the whole family. The large magnetic wooden pieces are perfect for little hands, and there’s a catch-all tray for extra items. The quality is great for the price, and while you won’t get a chocolate treat by counting down the days, the bright colors are cheerful and fun. We think this calendar is a great way to start a family tradition that will last year after year.