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).
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.
Time for tea
There are enough Alice-themed baubles on the market to fill Wonderland, but this gorgeous embroidered number from Oxford University is just the right level of bonkers for me.
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.
OKA in Marlow, Bucks, are selling a practical menagerie of cute and cuddly Christmas decorations, but our favourite has to be this dapper dog (his name is the Earl of Barking – I mean, come on!).
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).
City of Gold
Glued to series 2 of His Dark Materials on BBC One? Add a little Oxford flair to your decs with this glitzy gold version of the Radcliffe Camera. James Gibbs would be proud, we’re sure…
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.