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    30 Of The Best Festive Decor Items To Spruce Up Your Home For The Holidays

    It's the most wonderful time (to decorate) of the year

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    1. Crate & Barrel pasta ornaments made from snow-white porcelain and edged in gold paint to spruce up your tree into full-on macaroni mode.

    Papa Leo's pasta Christmas ornaments
    Crate & Barrel

    Set comes with six ornaments total: farfalle, ravioli, cavatappi, rigatoni, shells, and ruote. And! A portion of each set of ornaments is donated to Feeding America or Food Banks Canada.

    This set is packaged so adorably and they're super well made. Looking forward to putting these on the tree this year!

    Get them from Crate & Barrel for $23.96 (originally $29.95).

    2. A set of faux fur reindeer so Rudolph knows you live in an animal friendly house...

    Faux fur reindeer

    Promising review: "Super cute critters for a holiday display, I will keep these up all winter long, along with the Wondershop bottle brush trees. This will be my third holiday season with these figurines and they've held up great!" —Olivia

    Get a set of three from Target for $10.

    3. A Voluspa crushed candy cane candle for moments you want a heavenly peppermint aroma to engulf your home in. Something tells us Buddy the Elf would be fond of this scent...

    Voluspa candy cane candle

    Promising review: "I’m not typically a huge fan of candles but this one is divine. I had this lit for about an hour and could even smell it upstairs in a 2,000-sq.-ft house. I’ve since bought the bigger size and plan to stock up before the holiday season ends." —justpeachy05

    Get it from Nordstrom for $16.

    4. A Hanukkah throw pillow — perfect to add to your living room and still match your aesthetic.

    Happy Hanukkah throw pillow
    OurHouseOutfitters / Etsy

    Promising review: "Love this little pillow! I’ve decided to start decorating for the winter with themed items, and this will go perfectly with the theme! I purchased the accompanying size pillow on Crate & Barrel, and I’m all set! I recommend this shop." —Rita

    Get it from OurHouseOutfitters on Etsy for $24.75 (also available as just the pillow cover without insert, and in three sizes).

    5. A star tree topper to be the literal icing on top of the cake — or in this case, the tree.

    Mercury glass star tree topper

    The perfect combo of modern and glam wrapped into one stunning metal and glass tree topper.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $45.

    6. A festive graphic throw pillow cover so you can make your living room (specifically your couch) into a jolly oasis.

    All Is Bright throw pillow
    Pottery Barn

    Case is made from 100% yarn-dyed cotton and is reversible to a solid ivory case.

    Get it from Pottery Barn for $52 (originally $69.50).

    7. A snow globe-inspired stocking holder so the stockings can be hung by the chimney with care.

    Juniper stocking holder

    Promising review: "I ordered all three of these stocking hangers and oh my gosh are they just as beautiful in person as they are in the picture! I would say the sizing is pretty similar to that seen in the picture above and they do have a decent weight to them so they should be perfect for stockings with a few goodies inside. Overall HIGHLY satisfied in the quality and aesthetic of these." — Anthropologie reviewer

    Get it from Anthroplogie for $38 (available in copper or gold).

    8. A pre-lit faux garland since your stairwell, front door, and fireplace mantle could all use a bit of Christmas spirit.

    Garland on staircase railing

    Garland measures 9 feet.

    Promising review: "Beautiful, absolutely the bomb compared to what I've seen in stores or was using before. It shaped very easily out of the box, 5-10 minutes per 9-foot strand, seems to survive the reshaping very nicely with nothing falling off. There really isn't a lot of glitter as some reviews mentioned, I did my straightening in the garage/outside. The lights are perfect, timer is spot on as described! Great price for the high quality beautiful product!" —Pennie S Kohls

    Get the plug-in version from Amazon for $34.91.

    9. A set of knit stockings because nothing will top off the fireplace ambience in better holiday fashion. These 18" stockings can also hold quite a bit of presents for everyone on the nice list this year.

    White and red stockings

    Promising review: "The pictures do not do these justice. They are a thick beautiful knit REAL stocking. They stretch so far as well. I love that as part of the fun, having a small stocking then coming down the stairs to it twice the size stuffed with gifts! I love these, the perfect touch." —L Margaret

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $24.71+ (available in four color sets).

    10. A set of reindeer tea light candle holders to add some glow to your Christmas counter spread. How cute would these be on the holiday dessert table?!

    Reindeer tea light candle holders

    Grab a set of LED tea lights for a safe lighting option!

    Promising review: "The reindeer serve as a nice accent to my Christmas decorations on my bookshelves. Pairing these bucks up with some LED tea light candles has made for a safe, yet cheerful addition to my small room. They seem to be very sturdy and should hold up well over the years." —Nick

    Get a set of 6 from Amazon for $16.70.

    11. The Grinch pillow cover you can place on top of your current throw pillows for an upgrade that doesn't stink, stank, stunk. (Honestly, all the Whos down in Who-ville will be instantly jealous.)

    Grinch throw pillow cover
    Pottery Barn Teen

    Dimensions are 18"x18".

    This pillow case is absolutely perfect and even a marvelous gift for anyone who has a soft spot for this Christmas classic. I own a few other pieces from the Pottery Barn x The Grinch collection and I can't rave about the quality or designs enough.

    Get it from Pottery Barn Teen for $39.50.

    12. A Home Alone-inspired door mat so the pizza delivery person knows they better have your extra cheese pizza made to perfection.

    Home Alone inspired door mat
    BloomWithClaire / Etsy

    Promising review: "I am so excited about this doormat for Christmas season! It came exactly as shown, well packaged, on time, and Claire even included some extra stickers for being her 300th customer. Very impressed with her shop!" —kylienoneill

    Get it from BloomWithClaire on Etsy for $47+ (available in two sizes).

    13. Or a "Happy Challah Days" doormat so the whole family knows you mean business when you break out the dreidel.

    Happy Challah days doormat
    shopHomeMaven / Etsy

    Promising review: "It's PERFECT! Alyssa verified our design first, and it arrived in about two weeks which is pretty fast considering it's a custom piece. It shipped rolled up however it went flat immediately, so no worries about having a crazy kinked rug to flatten. The design is exactly as expected, the script is very clear and good quality. I've been directing all my friends to this item now!" —xSobriquet

    Get it from shopHomeMaven on Etsy for $40+ (available in three sizes).

    14. A wool garland that'll be a constant reminder to spread Christmas cheer all season long. This garland is minimalist and understated while still bringing a festive touch to your home.

    Merry Christmas garland strung across fireplace
    West Elm

    Each garland is made our of wool in a white finish and dimensions are 60"l x 3.25"d.

    I have a wool garland strung across my window fixture amidst some white lights for a minimalist, festive vibe. I absolutely adore it.

    Get it from West Elm for $25.

    15. An Anecdote candle featuring a nostalgic description on the jar to match its equally nostalgic scent. Reading these little anecdotes on the candle will make you all warm and fuzzy inside, because they're just that cute.

    Aneccdote holiday glass candles

    Promising review: "I love Anecdote Candles. Last year I purchased the one that smells like 'the joy of missing out' and I was hooked. Such a cute candle line and feels luxurious! I’m a total introvert, homebody, and candle enthusiast so when I saw this collection, I HAD to get one! Snow Day smells wonderful. Get one!" —candle enthusiast

    Get it from Anthropologie for $28 (available in three scents).

    16. A throw blanket with cute little pom pom details to add to the foot of your bed or on your couch, because you're going to need something warm and cozy to wrap yourself in when you're watching Elf for the 30th time this season.

    Virka Ivory Throw blankets
    Crate & Barrel

    Throw blankets are hand-knit with oversized pom pom details. Made from 100% acrylic, this blanket is dry-clean only. Dimensions are 40" x 70".

    I have this throw blanket and it looks absolutely darling on my winter bed spread. It's great to add on top of my comforter on nights it gets extra chilly or if I don't want to ruin my freshly made bed but want to cuddle on top of it while I watch holiday movies.

    Get it from Crate & Barrel for $97.96 (originally $139.95; available in two colors).

    17. A set of Hanukkah appetizer plates featuring stunning detailed designs in the most gorgeous blue hue imaginable.

    Hanukkah appetizer plates
    Willaims Sonoma

    Plates come in a set of four and are made of durable glazed stoneware that are microwavable and dishwasher-safe.

    Get them from Williams Sonoma for $39.95.

    18. A faux white berry pine wreath if your decor style this time of year is good, old-fashioned, vintage Christmas. This will look fab on your front door or hung over the fireplace.

    faux white berry pine wreath

    Wreath is 24" and features faux pine needles, white berries, and bells.

    Promising review: "I usually make my own wreaths. I'm very picky about how full and natural it must be to be on my door. The Magnolia Pine Wreath meets all of my criteria for a wreath worthy enough to be on my front door." —Danielle

    Get it from Target for $34.99.

    19. A pinecone pre-lit garland — great for spreading out on any table setting or placing in a tall glass jar for some woodland sparkle.

    Christmas pine cone light garland

    Garland is 2 meters long.

    Promising review: "Adds a lot of sparkle mixed with nature. Very pretty lights for your tree or wreaths or to decorate the staircase or mantle. Very versatile and pretty. I bought two but could have used at least four." —AnnieP

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

    20. A flannel reversible comforter set in case you like having the ability to switch up your bedspread in a pinch. Showcase the plaid side for some holiday flair, or the white sherpa side for a cozy alternative.

    Plaid reversible comforter set

    Set comes with two pillow shams and reversible comforter.

    Promising review: "Mainstays Cozy Flannel Reverse Sherpa Comforter is much better than I expected. The plaid red and green blend is just beautiful and so soft. The reverse is a super super soft sherpa. The comforter is nice and thick and seems to be made and stitched very well. The pillow sham is both plaid and sherpa like the comforter." —Gerberbaby72

    Get it from Walmart for $34.74+ (available in full/queen and king sizes).

    21. A personalized Santa tray so the whole family can get in on the fun of creating a smorgasbord of his favorite treats (and Rudolph's too!)

    Personalized Santa tray
    RusticBuckDesigns / Etsy

    Tray can be customized with your own names and comes in three color options. Dimensions are 18”x11.25”.

    Promising review: "I really love this tray! It's sturdy, perfect size, light enough for a kid to carry, and the painting is very well done (with stencil, I think). The only problem is a small blemish in the paint over one word, which I'll now have to fix myself. Other than that, it's perfect and I highly recommend! I've bumped my review up to 5 stars since the seller has offered to send extra paint to repair the blemish. I appreciate her doing that little extra for maximum customer satisfaction!" —Lisa

    Get it from RusticBuckDesigns on Etsy for $64.

    22. A plush Christmas tree skirt so the focal point of the season can look like it's amongst a (furry) winter wonderland. This also hides the potentially not-so-cute tree stand that can be a bit of an eyesore.

    Christmas tree with fluffy tree skirt

    Skirt is 48" in diameter.

    Promising review: "So got this for part of the new home's Christmas decor and I absolutely love it. The skirt is beautiful and so soft that it has the seal of approval not only from the animals but also my daughter. This is definitely a perfect addition to any Christmas home decor!" —Monika S.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    23. A Chrismukkah Santa statue in case you celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah and need some decor to commemorate this dynamic duo of celebrations.

    Hanukkah Santa statue

    Promising review: "I love it. I bought it for my kids and a friend who all have mixed marriages and they loved it. They should make more holiday gifts like that." —Mindy

    Get it from Wayfair for $43.99 (originally $50.99).

    24. A set of rustic wood slices since the table settings for the holidays deserve to be top notch, HGTV-level style. These simple wood pieces add just the right amount of effortless detail to every place setting.

    Table setting featuring wood slice place settings
    RusticWoodSlices / Etsy

    Each wood slice is cut level with professional equipment at .7” thick and you can purchase as many as you need with each one being 12-13" wide. Wood slices can be used immediately upon arrival since they are pre-dried and are guaranteed to not split or flake or they'll be replaced for free.

    Promising review: "Beautiful wood chargers! As pictured and described. Packaged very well and fast shipping. Looking forward to using them for Thanksgiving." —C.Green

    Get a set of four from RusticWoodSlices on Etsy for $46.75 (available in six amount options).

    25. A set of Kelly Clarkson Home snowflake ornaments to trim the tree with that sparkle and shine.

    Snowflake ornament

    These ornaments do contain glitter so if you're anti-fallout these may not be for you!

    Promising review: "Very cute! There's plenty of glitter shedding but I don't mind glitter all over the place when decorating for Christmas!" —Angela

    Get a set of 12 from Wayfair for $18.99.

    26. A pre-lit tabletop tree so no matter the size of your living space, holiday cheer is achievable. This is great for smaller apartments or bedrooms!

    Pre-lit faux tree

    Tree is 26" tall.

    Promising review: "I really liked this tree. It was perfect for my small apartment! With some decorations it was really cute! All lights worked and it was not too sparse." —MissAsh

    Get it from Walmart for $24.99 (originally $54.99).

    27. A snowman cookie jar for keeping all of your gingerbread fresh and stored beautifully on the kitchen counter.


    Promising review: "Wanted something to fill some counter space during the holidays that had nice eye-appeal and Mr. Snowman did just that." —Doug

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99.

    28. A Christmas countdown sign you'll have fun turning each day it gets closer to the most wonderful day of the year!

    Santa wall sign countdown

    Promising review: "Nicely made decoration that thrilled my three year old. We will begin counting down the days soon and it will also help with the numbers. This should be in our family for a long time!" —Leslie

    Get it from Wayfair for $32.99.

    29. A Disney Parks musical tree because who says a little Disney flair won't make your home even that much more magical? O' Christmas Tree how *magical* are your branches!

    Shop Disney

    Wood block tree features park-inspired details like the clock from It's A Small World, an Enchanted Tiki Room bird, and a train inspired by the park railroads. The tree also plays "O' Christmas Tree" when wound up. The sides of the tree also feature cute painted details from additional park attractions!

    Get it from Shop Disney for $39.99.

    30. And a handmade tree-shaped cutting board for displaying charcuterie, cookies, and cheeses ~AND~ that can also be used for cutting and chopping ingredients while cooking.

    Pine tree cutting board
    ManchesterWoodcraft / Etsy

    Each cutting board is food-safe hardwood yellow birch. Each board also comes with a hand carved wood cheese/butter knife.

    Promising review: "Perfect platter for our cookies to Santa! Excited I can double it as a cheese/cracker/charcuterie board for our holiday festivities as well. Well made and fast shipping! I would happily order from them again." —Alison Lewandowski

    Get it from ManchesterWoodcraft on Etsy for $23.50.

    Let's start decking the halls!

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