It’s Beginning to Look A Lot like Christmas

Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means it is officially Christmas season! Not only are lights, trees, and tinsel socially acceptable after Thanksgiving, but now I have free rein to listen to Christmas music on repeat (hello, Michael Buble Christmas album) from now until December 25 (sorry, not sorry). To kick off my first of many Christmas posts, I wanted to share a few of my favorite places to buy Christmas decorations. Whether you’re going for a traditional theme or end up choosing something unique like “winter wonderland” or “cozy, mountain house” I’m certain you’ll find something new to add to your collection at one of these places!

Cost Plus World Market – Ornaments


I’m loving World Market for ornaments! They have over 1000 unique ornaments to choose from, so it’s easy to create your own look with such a wide variety. Shown above is the metallic ornament collection. From now until 12/11, get 30% off all ornaments, plus use the ad to get an extra 10% off your entire purchase.

DECORATING TIP: Start with your base ornaments (buy a set, like this one with 24 glittered pinecones) and space them out evenly across the tree. Fill in remaining gaps with your other favorite ornaments.

Target – Gift Wrap


What is a Christmas tree without presents around it? Wrapped gifts can add a lot to your Christmas decor if you coordinate it appropriately. Sugar Paper has some gorgeous gift wrap at Target, everything from bags and boxes to ribbon and gift tags. I love their gold foil wrapping paper!

TIP: If you don’t have enough gifts to put under the tree yet, wrap empty boxes to give off the perfect illusion!

Pottery Barn – Pillows and Throws

Uh-oh, here I go on my pillow rant again. Pottery Barn’s holiday pillows and throws are so stinkin’ cute though! Get yourself a few classic Christmas pillows with a plaid blanket and your living room is instantly transformed. Get 30% off select throws and pillows now. (pom pom knitted throw // plaid throw // Christmas pillows)

Stockings – Restoration Hardware


Faux fur is my new favorite way to decorate for Christmas! It just makes everything feel so warm and cozy. Originally, I ordered my fur stockings from another vendor and had them monogrammed. Long story short, the monograms were messed up multiple times and I had to send them back for replacements three times. They still never got it right and I was not a happy camper. Luckily, RH had similar stockings that I decided to get instead and they turned out fabulous! I highly recommend the luxe faux fur stockings. They are on sale now for only $17 each! (add $8 for personalization)

At Home – Wreaths, Trees, and Lights

At Home (the former Garden Ridge) is literally Christmas heaven this time of year. It is hard to spend less than an hour shopping in that place! I highly recommend it for purchasing an artificial tree, any type of lights (indoor/outdoor), wreaths, or garland, mainly because they have a large selection and at a great price point.

Michael’s – Everything Else


If you want a one-stop shop for Christmas decorations, this is your place. At Michael’s you can get everything I’ve already mentioned and more! Not only that, but usually they are running a sale! I love their Pinecone Lodge Collection shown above. Go now to get 50% off all Christmas decor and trees!

Where is your favorite place to shop for Christmas decorations?? Stay tuned, I’ll be posting some pictures of how I chose to decorate later this week:) Thanks for stopping by. Happy decorating, everyone!


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13 Replies to “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot like Christmas”

  1. Restoration Hardware fur stockings are my FAVORITE. Can’t wait until next year when I hopefully have a more permanent home with a mantle to decorate! Until then, I’m going to live vicariously through your holiday decor.

    1. Aw, I bet we could find a place for some stockings at your hourse! But I completely understand. This is the first time I’ve ever decorated for Christmas besides my parents house, so I’m a bit of a rookie!

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