Nothing lifts the spirits like a day spent refreshing home décor. And with the New Year approaching, this is your excuse to add a dash of holiday magic to your existing set up. Little trinkets and fashionable placemats can do so much to uplift your mood this season, especially if you’re spending the holidays away from home.
We take you through some of our favourite festive items on Amazon that appeal to all budgets (and all seasons). Every recommended décor item on this list falls under Dh200. And by becoming a Prime member, you get your goods delivered to you the very next day.
1. Blissun Christmas Ornaments, 90-piece Set, Gold
There is no such thing as over-the-top when it comes to decking out the Christmas tree. Although mismatched ornaments might raise a few eyebrows. Play it safe this season and opt for an all-in-one 90-piece set from Blissun in gold. With this variety, you're holiday-ready, since you're getting anything from shiny, matte and glitter baubles in different sizes to tinsel garlands and beaded chains in one box.
2. URATOT 48 Pieces Rose Gold Glitter Snowflake Ornaments
For days leading up to Christmas, string up rose-gold snowflakes around your tree or glue them to presents. URATOT has a pack of 48 pieces of these glittery trinkets with silver strings for hanging. Go all the way for the full winter wonderland experience.
3. Christmas Wreath, 40cm
A staple Christmas wreath goes a long way. Tell the neighbours you are officially in the festive mood with this one-design simple wreath on your door. With a diameter of 40cm, the sturdy décor sports mainly red baubles, featuring red berry branches and balls.
4. Kunyida Knit Christmas Stockings, Length 14", Pack 4 Multi
Did you make it to Santa's nice list this year? Find out by hanging up these Kunyida knit stockings. The 5-inch leg width offers plenty of room for gift and candy stuffing, especially since they stretch well. In a single pack, there are four yarn stockings in burgundy, ivory white, grey and green colours. Simple and vintage, these old-school Christmas stockings are a hit with revellers.
5. Huge Rose Gold 2022 Balloons Numbers
Throwing a New Year's party? Cheer for the year 2022 loud and clear using 40-inch number foil balloons. Aside from the digits, you get two star-shaped balloons and a roll of 32-feet-long elegant ribbon to string them up. Now all you need is some helium for the perfect selfie backdrop.
Most of these items will usually land in the storage after some time, never to be seen again till the next year. So we also offer you longer lasting picks that could stick around the house all year round:
6. 24HOCL 300 LED Fairy Lights, 8 Lighting Modes, USB Powered
Glittering in golden hues, these strings of light will look enchanting draped against your curtains. Even if they are slung haphazardly around your couch, you are guaranteed an inviting vibe. This particular set of 300 LED lights is waterproof, though the remote controller and USB point must be kept dry. You also get to choose from eight different lighting modes – slow, steady, blinking and many more.
7. Yankee Candle Large 2-Wick Tumbler Candle
Wrap yourself in the aroma of freshly baked Christmas cookies with a large jar of vanilla, butter and cinnamon scented Yankee Candle. The cream-coloured candle has a burn time of a whopping 110 to 150 hours and is made of premium-grade paraffin. It packs the entire season in a 22-ounce glass jar.
8. Rocinha Reindeer Candle Holder, Set of 6
Speaking of candles, you now have the perfect reason to salvage your basic tea candles lying at home. For an affordable rate, you get six metal reindeers by Rocinha that look as vintage as whimsical; they're made with wrought iron and have a brassy finish. Set them in rows of three or disperse the pieces around the house during dinner. The elks come with waterproof coating, so rusting is a distant concern.
9. Homemory Flameless LED Tea Lights (pack of 12)
Or, you could switch them out in favour of safe LED tea lights. These faux candles create the same ambience as would a flame sans the fire hazards. The electric tea lights come with batteries that last for over 100 hours. Your families and pets will be safe this season.
10. DII Woven Paper Tabletop, Round Placemat (6-piece set)
Dress your table to impress guests visiting for the holidays, but not just with food. Round placemats made of taupe-coloured paper, gnarled and twisted, will add dimension and texture to your dinner set. But don’t limit yourself to plates, use this as a base for your small potted plants as well. It’s the delicate details that count.
11. Chanasya Faux Fur Throw Blanket
Get cosy with Chanasya’s faux fur throw blanket, which comes in an elegant shade of dark rose. It’s 65 by 50 inches, so you have plenty of room to curl under the luxuriously plush fabric. Drape the blanket over the couch or on the bed for a stylish, chic appeal. The kids are going to love napping with this one.
12. Lahome Collection Traditional Oriental Area Rug
Invest in a non-slip versatile rug that looks a bit faded and distressed for vintage quality. Lahome’s Oriental Rug in multicolour is 60 by 90 cm and works perfectly as a doormat, bedroom floor rug or can be placed in the entryway of your balcony. Cleaning is hassle-free since this rug is machine-wash friendly.
13. Folkulture Cloth Napkins (set of 4)
Another essential for the table, simple cotton napkins can go a long way and be put to use all year round. This hemstitched set of four is made from natural cotton, sized 18 by 18 inches each. Folkulture’s rustic off-white napkins can be ironed and machine-washed.
14. Gold Velvet Throw Pillow Covers (pack of 2)
Need something to catch the eye? Gigizaza brings you velvet cushion covers in a pleasing, golden colour. Irresistibly soft with rave reviews, you cannot get more festive than this pack of two. Machine wash cold to keep the covers shining.
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