While there are certainly many different kinds of lights and other decorations on the market, only a few get consistently high scores over and over again. Let’s take a look at some of the best Christmas decorations that you can purchase from a wide array of categories this year, as well as some of the specific features and benefits that they offer:
Indeed, Christmas lights are an important component of any decorating experience during the holidays. Whether you want a good set of lights that you can put on your tree or just hang around the inside or outside of your home for a festive look, you need some that are durable and that can withstand a lot of physical contact (from the elements or from the people in your home). Some of the best Christmas lights include:
Holiday Wonderland 300-Count Clear Mini-Light Set—These Christmas lights are set on a green wire, so if you have a standard green Christmas tree, the cord should blend in with the branches quite well.
Although there are two strands of 150 lights apiece, you can connect both strands together if you need to add them both to the tree, or if you have more empty space at the part of your house you are decorating. In the event that you want to make the lights flash on and off, just install the flasher bulb, and that should do the trick.
NexScene 8-Mode MultiColor LED Christmas Lights
—The lights in this set are multi-color, so they should look good no matter where you place them. They are 1×10 meters long, and they include 100 lights that can be placed in a wide array of settings inside or outside your home.
Because there are 8 different modes on these lights, you can press the control button a certain number of times to get them to shine, flash, or have other effects in a way that you genuinely like. These lights save energy in the long run, so they won’t cause your electric bill to skyrocket every year. They are also very easy to set up and use, so you shouldn’t have much difficulty in decorating your home.
Of course, the one thing that you can’t forget to buy during the holiday season is a Christmas tree. While real trees look nice, they generally require a lot of maintenance and don’t last very long after the holidays are over.
Depending on when you purchase them, they may not even last through the holidays. Fortunately, artificial trees look just as good as real trees, and they are quite durable, so they can stand up to being moved around and bumped into on a frequent basis. Whether you want a white, green, or fiber-optic Christmas tree this year, the market is ripe with various designs and color schemes, including:
National Tree Company Dunhill Fir Pre-Lit Christmas Tree—You will greatly benefit from this tree if you don’t want to hassle with putting the lights on the tree yourself. This tree stands 6.5 feet tall, and it has 650 clear lights on it that will look good no matter where you place it in your home.
Because the tree is flame-resistant, you don’t have to worry about it starting on fire if any of the lights get too hot. The unit is also non-allergenic, so it won’t make you sick in any way. Special bulb-lock technology keeps any of the bulbs from falling out of the light strands, and the storage carton is resuable so that you can put the tree into storage when you are finished using it at the end of the holiday season.
Quest Living White Pre-Lit Christmas Tree—This beautiful white Christmas tree stands 6.5 feet tall, so it should fit in most living rooms without a problem. There are 750 tips on this tree that allow you to put a wide array of ornaments of various sizes on them, thus enhancing your overall decorating experience.
Since there are 500 lights on this tree, you can rest assured that it will sparkle and glow in a variety of settings. It only takes about 10 minutes for you to get this tree put together before you can start decorating it, and because it is an artificial tree, you don’t have to worry about having to maintain it in any way during the holiday season.
HomeAXCESS 5-Foot Fiber-Optic Christmas Tree—If you want a very unique Christmas tree that is beautiful without any decorations on it, then this may be the tree for you. Each of the branches has a series of fiber optic strands in it that change colors on a timer, so it will alternate between being orange, green, purple, and many other colors.
Because the lights on this tree are energy-efficient, you don’t have to worry about the unit causing your electric bill to go up. The unit is very easy to assemble, and the branches can be filled out in seconds. At the end of the year, you can fold up the tree and store it away until you are ready for the next year to come.
Every good Christmas tree needs something to go on the top of it to complete that festive look. Whether the tree topper be a classic angel or star design or something completely different, you should choose something that will complement the overall theme you are trying to go with and that will look good on your tree for many years to come. The most festive and decorative tree toppers are:
Kurt Adler 8-Point Star Tree Topper—This tree topper is a classic gold star, but it has 8 points that give it a more festive look than the standard five or six-point stars that you would normally use. The arabesque pattern also makes it look nicer, and because of the white bulb that is inside of it, it will shine brightly throughout the night.
Kurt Adler White and Silver Angel Tree Topper—This angel measures approximately 14 inches, and it is designed to fit at the top of most Christmas trees without any sort of a problem.
Because of the beautiful white and silver design on the angel’s clothing, it should give off a gorgeous glow from the top of the tree. The candles that the angel is holding light up, which only serves to enhance the overall beauty that the topper provides.
Kurt Adler Yoda Tree Topper—Any Star Wars aficionado will definitely appreciate this particular tree topper, because it features a full-sized yoda that is made out of resin, fabrich mache, and plastic.
Yoda is holding a light saber which lights up when plugged into the light strands on your Christmas tree (which is why it may be a good idea to have multi-colored lights on the tree). In the event that the saber goes out, there are four replacement bulbs that you can use to replace the one that burns out.
If you are looking to get most of your Christmas décor from one place, then you may want to consider one of the trees, light sets, and tree toppers mentioned in this guide. These decorations are very beautiful, and they are built to last all year long.
In most situations, the decorations can be put into a box and then stored in a shed, in a closet, or under your bed for several months until the next holiday season comes up. Most of the decorations don’t require very much assembly, and if they do, then they don’t take more than a few minutes to put together. Fortunately, no matter which trees or decorations you choose, you can rest assured that they will meet all your needs for this holiday season and for many Christmases to come.