The advent calendars have started to be opened and that can only mean one thing: Christmas is a-coming and it’s time to start getting into the festive spirit.

Whether your home is already full of quirky decor and the walls lined with art or you prefer a more minimalist, all-white kind of approach, there’s nothing like adding a Christmas decoration or two to mark the start of festivities.

Now let’s keep it real: we know putting up the Christmas decs isn’t the most exciting thing you’re going to do this weekend. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun getting your home ready for Christmas. And if it’s the decorations themselves that fill you with, there’s never been a better time to treat your home to some pretty new baubles because the High Street has come up with a fantastic selection – just take a look at our top picks below.

We’ll be whacking on some tunes, picking up some mince pies and making an afternoon of it at PlusMinus HQ.

John Lewis Christmas sack

Take a note out of Santa’s notebook and consider decorating your room with a sack or two. A subtle Christmas sack is the perfect way to keep presents hidden away and add some some instant festive feeling to your living room or hallway.

Present sack, available here.


Christmas tree tealight holder

Who said your Christmas tree had to be real? If you haven’t got room for a real Christmas tree – or just really don’t want one! – why not invest in something slightly different this year. This Christmas tree-shaped tealight holder will add a little light and festivity to your room without taking up half of the floor space.

Christmas tree tealight holder, available here.

Christmas pudding cushion

If you’re not a fan of Christmas decorations and prefer to keep your house as fresh and clean as possible all year round, how about some Christmas cushions to get in the festive mood? A Christmas pudding cushion is an easy and subtle way to add a Christmas touch to your living room without going full-on with the Christmas decs.

Christmas pudding cushion, available here


If you’re more of a traditional decorator at Christmastime, why not invest in some tree decorations that will last the years? A classic set of gold and silver ornaments, such as these from Michael Aram, might set you back a little more than usual this year but will earn their keep over the years. Christmas does come round every year, after all!

Michael Aram tree ornaments, available here.


What could be more Christmassy than a stocking? And with one as chic as this, you definitely don’t need to hide it away until the big day! Stockings are perfect for hanging from the fireplace, on the wall or anywhere else to add some Christmas comfort to your home in December.

Furry Christmas stocking, available here.

If there’s one thing that everyone loves to have in their house, it’s a candle. Yankee Candle’s Christmas Eve candle captures the smell of Christmas perfectly and is a must-have even if you do skip on the decorations.

Christmas Eve candle, available here.


Looking to do something a little bit different this year? How does a personalised wall sticker sound? Designed in the shape of a Christmas tree decorated with bows and stars, a wall sticker is an easy way to make a statement this Christmas – and much easier to take down than a real tree!

Christmas tree wall sticker, available here.