I’ve always been a fan of glitter and sparkle, which probably goes some way to explaining my love of Christmassy things. There are lots of gorgeous decorations around this year – here are a few of my favourites. Do also have a look at our pick of the best cards, stockings and wrapping inspirationÂ and, of course, our gift guides.
Alessi glass bauble, Â£14, John Lewis. One of a series of nativity baubles, injected with typical Alessi humour.
Peacock feather wreath, Â£45, Natural History Museum Shop. A luxe reusable alternative to a living wreath.
Wooden snowflake, Â£8.50, Rockett St George. Intricate lasercut design – would look great hung in groups at a window.
St Nicholas fabric London decorations, Â£32.95, Selfridges. Iconic items from the capital.
Felt polar bear, Â£4, V&A Shop. Cute and classic.
Bird light garland, Â£38, Cox & Cox. Why opt for plain old fairies when you can have birds?
Glass ornaments, Â£2, Tiger Stores.Â Great look-more-expensive-than-they-are ornaments.
Glass feather bauble, Â£10, Heal’s. Exquisite painted glass ball.
Ceramic baubles, Â£6 for three, Paperchase. These are headed straight for our tree.
Felt bird ornaments, Â£6.30 for three, Habitat. Bright, folky designs in unbreakable felt.
Personalised acrylic baubles, Â£6 each, Miss Cake. Customise one for each member of the family.
Plywood reindeer, Â£7.50, HunkyDory Home. Buy a few and line up on a mantelpiece or table.