If you’re anything like me when it comes to Christmas, you’ll do everything in your power to make it unlike a traditional affair. There’s nothing I hate more than conforming and Christmas has to be the worst for standing in line. That being said, I still like the festive drinking, eating and decorating in my own way, OBVIOUSLY!
Decking the halls has to be the easiest thing you can bring your own little bit of personality (and tradition) to the season so on that festive note, I’ve rounded up my favourite alternative Christmas tree decorations. In my house it’s tradition to blow out on a new one each year (so don’t @ me about the prices) and build up my unique collection over the years. I love the thrill of having a different dec pride of place each year. Which one will you be going for?
1 // The ode to Gucci.
Gucci-esque Snake Decoration | W.A.Green | £15
Slitherin’ goodness in a hot beaded style.
2 // The hot stuff.
Tabasco Hot Sauce Decoration | W.A.Green | £10
Would you like some hot sauce with that ma’am? It’s always a yes from me.
3 // The Christmas brekkie.
Sunny Side Up Fried Egg Sequin Hanging Ornament | Kate Gwilliam | £22
How do you like your eggs in the morning? I like mine with sequins.
4 // The handpainted beauty.
The Olivia Hand-painted Dalmation Bauble | Cawligraphy | £12.00
Named after one of my number one babes Olivia from Lust Living, this one has got me going dotty.
5 // The Ziggy.
Ziggy Stardust Bauble | Baltic Shop | £12.95
There’s always room for Bowie (and any other rock star for that matter) on my tree.
6 // The unfortunate series of events.
Gingerbread Man Ornament | Selfridges | £25
“Not the gumdrop buttons” – Forever my favourite line from Shrek.
7 // The poodle parlour.
Poodle Parlour Embroidered Decorations | Poodle & Blonde | £45
Brian & Peachy are two of the best pooches in Margate and I’d happily have them on my tree too.
8 // The royal tribute.
Queen Elizabeth Postage Stamp Decoration | Liberty London | £19.95
Oh Queenie! This one brings together my love for stamps and glitter!
9 // The zebra filler.
Luxe Zebra Print Bauble Christmas Tree Decoration | The Gifted Few | £4.95
Everyone needs a few bauble fillers and these zebra ones are glorious.
10 // The fuck you, it’s Christmas gnome.
Gold Naughty Gnome Christmas Decoration | Rockett St George | £14
It’s not Christmas without someone flipping the bird.