Gotta have it! Bonkers baubles for your Christmas tree
Forget subtle sparkle and colour co-ordination - this year we're embracing kitsch and dressing our Christmas trees with the most bonkers baubles we can find! Which is your favourite?
Tasteful? No. Tasty? Yes! In what has to be the most 2020 move ever, takeaway food is apparently a big trend in baubles this year. Paperchase’s offering includes a pre-packed sandwich, a burger and a vegan sausage roll (yes, really).
EAT YOUR GREENS
Even if you’re not a fan of the most contentious of Christmas veg on your plate, you can’t go wrong with this cruciferous cutie on your tree. Pick it up from Winchester boutique H&B Style.
Eye of the beholder
A statement dangling decoration immediately adds a little festive je ne sais quoi to any mantelpiece, garland or light fixture (mind your head, Mr. M!) but this Cody Foster number is taking pride of place on my tree.
How about a Jurassic Park theme for your decs this year? Hmm, maybe not, but this family of sassy gold dinosaurs (charmingly named Rex, Dippy, Steg and Tric) from Andover boutique La Di Da Interiors are perfect for adding a little unexpected style to your tree.
Novelty shapes not your bag? Add a stand-out print instead for a update on a classic. British brand Sass & Belle have tiger, leopard and zebra print baubles this year to add a little safari sparkle to your decs.
DACHSHUND THROUGH THE SNOW
Dog lovers will be all over this punny pup from retro American brand Cody Foster & Co. We’re picking up ours from Winchester store The Hambledon.
It’s been a long old year, so no surprises that alcohol-themed decorations are more popular than ever. You can’t go wrong with this gin bottle from Anthropologie – just remember to take them down before Dry January.
Kitsch and cute! Add this flock of pink rubber ducks to your tree for immediate Americana vibes – it beats three French hens, at least.
If you’ve embraced your green thumb during a year of lockdowns, this pretty pot plant decoration from Oliver Bonas should be right up your street (a lot harder to kill, too).
Deck the halls with rolls of sushi, fa la la la…John Lewis is bringing a little Eastern glam to Christmas this year with its Art of Japan collection, but this maki roll number is too silly not to love.
Let’s get mythical
Because who doesn’t want a hot pink zebra/butterfly hybrid with glitter hooves on their tree? You can always count on Gisela Graham for some Christmas classics, and her Fantasy Animals collection is just the level of OTT we need this year.
Did you know that Versace made Christmas baubles? You do now! At this eye-watering price, we’re not going to be decking out the entire tree (sorry, Donatella), but maybe we can sneak one on somewhere high up…
Long live the queen
The crown suits you, Freddie! No need to worry about Mr Mercury being lonely on your tree, either – this fun collection from Rockett St George also includes David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and Rolling Stone decs.
In the bag
If you’re missing your leisurely shopping trips around Selfridges (we’ll be giving Oxford St the swerve this year!), do the next best thing and kit out your tree with the iconic yellow bag.