27 Festive Ways to Decorate This Holiday Season

27 Festive Ways to Decorate This Holiday Season

By Samantha Daly
Deck the halls with seasonal trimmings that lean classic, not kitschy.

However you celebrate, these stockings, ornaments, candles, and more will get you into the holiday spirit.

Food52 Handcrafted Felt Ornaments
Felt festive.  Hooooooo doesn’t love a tiny, downy owl made from multicolored tufts of natural wool? Hold it in the palm of your hand and notice how each teensie detail is the result of careful fiber craft.
Rifle Paper Co. Holiday Candle
Our holiday candle brings to mind memories of cozy nights by the fire, fresh balsam fir trimmings, and boughs of cranberries dipped in frost. The 9.5oz soy wax candle comes in a painted glass vessel and is packaged in a decorative gift box with gold foil accents.
Diptyque Scented Star
A single star shines in the winter sky: this is the new diptyque scented star, made of white embossed paper and pre-perfumed with the Moonlit Fir scent. Delicate as a large snowflake, hanging on the sparkling tree or to decorate the house, it is as wonderful to see as it is to smell.
Lex Pott Candy Cane Twist Candle
What it is: A spectacular candle that utilizes the flexibility of wax to create a continuous design that joins two candlesticks. What it does: Perfect for elevating your table or mantle, Lex Pott used the liquid state of wax as the starting point in this project.
John Kostick Foldable Star Sculptures
John Kostick’s Foldable Stars (1965) began as models of mathematical concepts, particularly the structural-relationship principle known as tensegrity (or tensional integrity).
West Elm LED White Trees
Planted in your living room or backyard, or on your porch, this White LED Tree adds a twinkling touch of holiday cheer to any space.
One Step Timers Dew Drop Wired LED Lights (Set of 2)
Festive fairy lights.  Delicate dew drop fairy lights make every room feel more magical. They're a pretty alternative to standard string lights—and the wire is bendable and moldable, giving them more structure than typical string lights, too.
A Charlie Brown Christmas - Green Vinyl
One of the most popular and beloved holiday albums of all-time now available for the very first time on collectible green vinyl!  ...
Arcadia Home Handmade Holiday Felt Tree Skirts
Ring around the tree. We couldn’t have dreamed up a cozier home for all those wrapped gifts. Every tree skirt you see here was crafted from 100% sustainably sourced wool. What’s more, it’s all the handiwork of expert artisans in India.
The Floral Society Lovely Taper Candles
Gleam a little gleam. To make any dinner feel like an elegant affair—or to spread that warm, flickering vibe ‘round the house, these tapers are just the thing.
Arcadia Home Handmade Holiday Felt Stockings
For the little things. Hang these gems along the mantel, and you’ve got yourself a festive scene, indeed. Each stocking here is hand-felted and appliqued with 100% sustainably sourced wool, all by skilled artisan partners in India (you bet they’re fair trade).
Terrain Faux Pre-Lit LED Alpine Tabletop Tree
Our essential for effortless holiday decorating, this faux tree arrives pre-lit with warm white LEDs, perfect for holiday tabletop decorating.
Cody Foster Modern Holiday Bottlebrush Trees (Set of 6)
A rainbow of pines. Our idea of a winter wonderland? A whole forest of these rainbow-hued pines. They’re coming in colors as far as the eye can see (we can’t stop staring at the rose ones). Plus, with their bottlebrush needles and wooden bases, they have modern looks to spare.
Rifle Paper Co. Holiday Tea Towel
Introduce holiday spirit to the kitchen with our vibrant printed tea towels.
Global Goods Partners Holiday Felt Garland
Felted and festive. Deck the halls, trim the tree, line the stairway, spruce up the mantel—this festive garland is ready to add a festive touch anywhere you please. And since it’s made from felted wool, it’ll help you ring in the season next year (and the year after that…).
Cody Foster Vintage-Inspired Glass Food Ornaments
For festive food lovers.
Terrain Miniature Bulb Set, 100
Brightly colored in rainbow hues to deck the halls with cheer, this collection of tiny bulbs was crafted especially for terrain.
West Elm Stacked Wood Trees
Bring a rustic holiday decoration into your home with these wonderful stacked wood trees.   ...
Creekside Farms Winter Artichoke, Fir & Eucalyptus Garland
Gather ‘round.  Noticing the days growing shorter and the evenings creeping up ever earlier? It’s that time of year when bringing loved ones around the table for cozy meals and good conversation feels more important than ever.
MoMA Snowy Wonderland LED Tree Light
Inspired by walks through twinkling winter wonderlands, this glass LED light by MoMA is shaped like a tree with a decorated bottle brush along the frosty interior that illuminates with a cheery glow to complete your holiday look.
West Elm Wooden Ball Garland
Draped along a mantel or staircase, this Wooden Ball Garland is an effortless way to add a touch of winter white to your space.
Handmade Studio TN Double-Dip Ceramic Moon Ornament
A very cosmic Christmas.  Hang this very special ceramic ornament from a bough of your tree where it can be admired by all for its simple, understated beauty.
Celina Mancurti Handmade Linen Stocking With Monogram Option
Hung by the chimney with flair. Go simpler with your stockings—this grey linen beauty is handsewn exclusively for Food52 by Celina Mancurti in Tampa, Florida. The heel is finished with a delicate navy stitch and the stocking is lined with a contrasting cream-colored cotton.
Hereafter Hand-Dipped Ceramic Ornaments
Talk of the tree.  Cue the cocoa and holiday music: These ceramic lovelies are ready to be hung on the tree for all to see. Each one is hand-dipped in a colored glaze, and then tied off with an Italian cotton ribbon featuring the prettiest-ever metallic gold detail.
Terrain Fresh Mixed Greens Wreath
This fresh and festive wreath is hand-crafted from fragrant boughs of fresh red canella berries, Austriaca cones, white pine, Noble Fir, and boxwood. Designed to feature groupings of individual specimens for an elevated take on evergreen.
Sterno Home Flameless Taper Candles
Where’s the fire?  ...there is no fire. That’s the magic of these flameless lookalikes. The amber LED and subtle flickering effect make ‘em dead ringers for actual taper candles, and since they’re made with wax, they feel like the real deal, too.
Fruitsuper Wooden Stackable Figures
A stack of holiday cheer. Fight the urge of holiday kitsch with these little trios. Made of solid hardwood, these sets of wooden blocks let you stack and build snowmen, soldiers, and gnomes -- in unique designs every time.

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