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For most people, a holiday season doesn’t go by without feeling a little frantic about finding the right gifts for the right people in stock, especially if you have kids. And we agree with that. But, this year, with container ships stranded in the port surrounding the Port of Los Angeles and supply chain issues linked to the pandemic, the holiday frenzy is coming sooner and promising to be much more widespread. Of course, it’s not Halloween yet, but if you love Christmas and decorate your home to celebrate the season, now is the time to start shopping.
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Don’t be surprised when the shelves of large retailers are empty and online stores are out of stock.
For an alternative to Christmas decorations common at large retailers, you can turn to artisans and manufacturers who sell their products online. Often times, they are based in the United States and you won’t have such a hard time getting what you want. Plus, their creative turns on holiday decorations are quite unique, from wreaths and centerpieces to lawn ornaments, lights and faux Christmas trees.
Here are some festive Christmas decorations from manufacturers and artisans that may have a special place in your home.
1. Merry and Bright Christmas Felt Ball Garland
Garland is an easy way to incorporate festive decor into your home without the hassle. It is easy to hang and has a refined style. This felt ball garland from Sheep Farm Felt, has small felt balls that give a mod touch. It is available in Christmas colors that will fit perfectly into your home. Hang them around your tree or drape them over your mantel for a cute Christmas touch.
Get the Merry and Bright Christmas Felt Ball Garland at Amazon Handmade for $ 19.95
2. Christmas candle holder
These wooden candle holders are beautifully designed and can be the centerpiece of your table or window, creating a lovely ambience. With four pieces, the brackets come together to display sculptures of trees and stars. Using only tealight candles, these holders give the impression of large candles without you worrying about a fragile candlestick falling.
Get the Christmas Candle Holder at Amazon Handmade for $ 31.59
3. Winter wreath for all holidays
A timeless wreath made of glittering ribbons will not only last this season but year after year. Made by Pink Door Wreaths, they are available in wintry tones of blue, green and white which are perfect for Hanukkah or just winter in general. Use it in place of a traditional fir wreath or add some cheerfulness to the interior, making it the focal point as a wall decor item.
Get the Winter Wreath at Amazon Handmade for $ 89.95
4. Beaded heirloom Christmas tree
For a totally unique Christmas tree, opt for a wooden tree made from studs. This one from Welcome to the Woodshop on Etsy features a beaded-style decorative post for a darling touch. It is also a blank canvas to decorate as you see fit. You can order it 5ft tall or 6ft tall, so it takes up less space than a typical 7ft fir that you may have cut in previous years. Thanks to its neutral tones, the beaded Christmas tree fits perfectly into the decoration of your home, however you dress it. Go for muted earthy hues or add colorful vintage embellishments for a flashy design.
Get the Beaded Heirloom Christmas Tree on Etsy starting at $ 185
5. Vintage Christmas decorations
If you are a supplier of truly unique antique items, go for some shiny vintage ornaments that add style to your tree. Old Box on Etsy sells a variety of beautiful, colorful ornaments that add real character. Opt for a traditional shape or an original plant design.
6. Artificial mistletoe made by hand
A traditional mistletoe inspires Christmas carols and holiday romance. Buying an artificial mistletoe keeps it looking fresh all season long and can be used year after year when hosting guests into your home for the holiday season. It’s a cheeky piece of decor that can inspire a Hallmark movie-worthy experience.
Get the Handmade Artificial Mistletoe at Amazon Handmade for $ 24.95
7. Custom knitted wool socks
Stockings are a classic way to personalize your home decor. Knitted wool socks add a shabby chic, handmade touch and might even make people think you made them yourself. Personalize one for each member of your family.
Get custom knitted wool socks on Etsy for $ 68
8. Solar LED Christmas tree
There is magic in outdoor Christmas decorations that glow in the snow (if you are lucky enough to live in a snowy area). Solar powered LED lights make it easy to illuminate your garden as there is no need to worry about finding an outlet. The simple design of this particular tree is timeless and will bring joy to your neighborhood this holiday season.
Get the Solar LED Christmas Tree on Etsy starting at $ 29.99
9. Hand painted poinsettia candles
Poinsettias are an elegant symbol of the holiday season. These hand painted candles that make the iconic red flower a focal point can complement flower arrangements with traditional colors of red and green when you are designing the centerpiece for your party table. They’re so beautiful you won’t want to burn them (which means they’ll last longer too!)
Get the Hand Painted Poinsettia Candles at Amazon Handmade for $ 27.99
10. Christmas flower wood centerpiece
Guests come and go to your home this holiday season, and a bespoke centerpiece will keep your table cool as you sit down for a cup of tea or cocoa. Rose and Bee Organics make these wonderful flowers from wood containing berries sprinkled with snow. Surround this centerpiece with decorative candles and you will always have a table ready for the gathering.
Get the Wood Flower Christmas Centerpiece on Etsy for $ 140
11. Snowflake light garland
Don’t go with the traditional strong lights, go for something spicy! A snowflake shaped string light can add an extra touch, while also lighting up your home for the holidays. These battery-powered lights can light up a tree or hang from banisters, walls or along a fireplace mantel. They come in warm or cool lighting so you can customize the type of glow you want to create in your space.
Get the Snowflake Fairy Lights on Etsy for $ 16.15
12. Natural pine cone ornaments
For a touch of cottagecore style, add natural accessories to your Christmas tree with charming pine cone decorations. With white tips as if they had been kissed by a permanent gel, they bring a touch of the outdoors, hanging naturally among the branches of your tree.
Get the Natural Pine Cone Ornaments, Set of 6, on Etsy for $ 12.80
13. Rudolph Wood Lawn Decoration
This wooden cutout of Rudolph the reindeer prancing in the yard will bring whimsy and joy to the whole neighborhood. With a super simple design, it’s a refined way to bring a beloved holiday character to your lawn. Kraftz by KC dyes this wooden reindeer a dark brown while letting the natural grain of the wood show through and making it easier to blend into the landscape of your home.
Get the Rudolph Wood Lawn Decor on Etsy starting at $ 115
14. Christmas tree figurines
The holidays give you carte blanche to decorate anywhere in your home. These cheerful Christmas tree figurines made of yarn on a wooden base are colorful and provide a warm and personal feel. If you prefer neutral tones, hand-carved trees can go anywhere and can even become a year-round decoration if you like a woody, Scandinavian aesthetic.
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