Unique and unusual Christmas decoration ideas

hanging metal Christmas figures including a reindeer, Santa and a snowman

While the frost glistens on the grass and the world becomes a haven for winter wildlife, it’s time to dress your Christmas tree and find that perfect centrepiece. Arm yourself with all the Christmas decoration ideas you need to decorate your home – all the while being kinder on the planet.

The natural world is full of inspiration when winter comes around. You can discover unique Christmas decorations from contemporary, eco-conscious designers, who have woven the magic of nature into their Christmas designs. Unwrap some Christmas magic and look beyond the glitter to our carefully selected decorations. The stories behind the inspiration range from ethical manufacturing to eco-friendly organic materials or local craftmanship.

With every Christmas decoration you purchase from us, that money goes straight back into the pockets of nature, beauty and history – you help us care for the places you love over these winter months.

Christmas print inspired by the winter berries at Sheffield Park, Sussex

Inspired by nature

Connect to special places when you choose Christmas decorations inspired by nature and history. Influenced by British wildlife, the coast, countryside and woodland, each one will bring something a little different to your home's winter wonderland. From the use of recycled materials to sustainable FSC wood and biodegradable dye, find decorations that are gentle on the planet and help protect the real winter wonderland outside your frosted windows.

Lady hand-felting their mice Christmas decorations

Designed a little differently

Make your home stand out this Christmas with unique decorations, ornaments and baubles wrapped in special stories. Take your time to explore products by British makers like Artcuts, East End Press and Cambridge Imprint, each made individually with craftsmanship and care. Whether it’s painted, printed, sculpted or carved by hand, each decoration you choose will bring something a little more personal to your home for everyone to enjoy for years to come.

Decorate your home for Christmas
Wool Mouse Nativity Set from the National Trust online shop

Festive home decorations  

Make everywhere festive with a range of ornaments to dress the fireplace or use as a centrepiece on your Christmas table. Get the whole family involved with making five-pointed origami stars, with a kit from the family-run business Cambridge Imprint. They are perfect to leave as individual stars to scatter round the house or string them together to make a festive garland.

Add a twist to the classic nativity set with our novelty group of mice and finish with unique lights, candles and holders for a cosy touch.

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Artcut's hand production of the oak leaf and acorn cristmas decoration

Christmas tree decorations 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to decorate the tree. Make your Christmas tree the centrepiece of your home with antique cherry red baubles, make-your-own tree decorations and our sustainable felt woodland animals. Add a contemporary twist to your tree with elegant ceramic blue and white stars for a timeless touch or our novel Christmas figures for some extra festive character. Keep your tree all-natural with unusual Christmas decorations made from FSC wood, like the best-selling Ronnie the Reindeer from Artcuts, or DIY unique decorations.

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Hang it in style, light it up and be a little different

Let this Christmas be your most inspiring yet as you fill your home with unique Christmas decorations. From updating your existing collection to wanting a whole new look, find your perfect decorations to deck more than just the halls.