In our opinion, the Christmas tree doesn’t go up until a week before Christmas, mainly because we don’t have the time! But for those of you that are super organised, here is our pick of alternative baubles to make your Christmas tree totally unique!
Jo Malone, £32, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols
This year Jo Malone’s Christmas offerings are bigger and better than ever and this latest edition doesn’t disappoint! Available in two scents, Pine and Eucalyptus or Frosted Cherry and Clove, these silver plated baubles will ensure your living room will be filled with scents of Christmas well into the New Year!
Ted Baker, £22 for 4, Debenhams
These great hanging fragrances are a great addition to your Christmas tree! Available for men and for women, they include four 5ml scents that will be great for throwing in your handbag or gym bag once the tree comes down. The women’s set includes XO which has hints of blossom and musk; X20 is vibrant with plum and magnolia, W is exotic and Woman which is floral and spicy. While the mens set includes XO which is fresh and woody, X20 with spice, Skinwear is aromatic and M which has hints of musk.
Molton Brown, £10, House of Fraser & Harrods
These baubles from Molton Brown are perfect for hanging on the tree during Christmas then hang them in the shower afterwards! With 7 different scented washes to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice! Chose from Ginger lily, Pink Pepperpod, Black Peppercorn, Frankincense and Allspice, Orange and Bergamot, Eucalyptus and finally Templetree.
Happy Holidays Candy Cane Lipgloss, £3, Marks and Spencer
For a twist on the traditional sweet candy cane, this lipgloss is great for hanging on the tree! It looks just like sweets but is great for keeping your lips primed and ready for kisses under the mistletoe!
Jo Malone, £22, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols
This Christmas Ornament would also make a great gift and could be refilled every year! In Jo Malone London infamous packaging, the bauble includes Pomegrante Noir Cologne and English Pear and Freesia Body Creme in 9ml and 15ml sizes, perfect for trying before you buy the full size!
Santa Sock Bauble, £5, John Lewis
Keep your feet toasty on Christmas Day with these fun socks from John Lewis. The perspex case can even be refilled next year with a different treat! We can’t decide which one we love more, Santa or Christmas Pudding!
Nivea Mini Treats, £6, Superdrug
These mini treats are perfect for a Christmas weekend away! With one for men and for women, each contains 3 of Nivea’s best products including Soft Moisturising Cream 25ml, Pearl & Beauty Roll-On Deodorant 25ml and Hydro Care Lip in the women’s bauble. And the NIVEA MEN® bauble contains Sensitive Replenishing Post Shave Balm, Sensitive Moisturiser and Cool Kick Deodorant 35ml. AND these are currently on offer for £4.50!
Aromatherapy Associates, £10, aromatherapyassociates.com
We love this hanging star for the tree this Christmas! Its festive shape hides a 7.5ml bottle of Inner Strength Bath and Shower Oil which has hints of safe, franticness and cardamom essential oils. Not only will you be treating a loved one with this ornament, 10% from each one sold will go to Defence Against Cancer.
Ciate, £8, Selfridges
Back for this year by popular demand, the Ciate Tree Trinkets now have three new shimmering shades as well as their glitter polishes! Each mini pot comes in a clear crystal bauble with a black satin bow ready to hang on your tree! Choose from Naughty or Nice?, Yule Rules, Glitter Ball, Blizzard, All Aglow and Candy Cane, as well as Humbug, Wrap Star and Tinsel Town. So deck the halls and your nails this christmas!
Burts Bees, £5.99, Marks and Spencer
This collectable decoration contains two fab products to keep your hands and lips soft and hydrated during the cold winter months. The bauble includes a handbag sized Almond and Milk Hand cream and Burts Bees signature Lip Balm in Beewax, both of which are 100% natural!
Ted Baker, A Duty to Beauty Range, £5-£8, Boots
We love these hanging decorations which are totally practical as well! From £5 the range includes nail files, clippers, tweezers and eyelash curlers, perfect festive season essentials that you’ll use all year round!
Wedgwood Small Orb, £44.95, Harrods
We’ve been in the Christmas spirit ever since the Harrods Christmas event in July! Their Wedgwood collection features some amazing pieces, including this decorative orb which is available in 3 different sizes! Add some luxury to your tree but probably best if you don’t have pets (or little kids!) who might damage this gorgeous decoration.
Balmi Bauble, £5, Topshop and Boots
This bauble from Balmi contains a cube of moisturising coconut lip balm which also has a keyring attached so you can hang it from your keys after Christmas! Not only does this look pretty, it has Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil for super-soft lips!
Cadburys, Chocolate Decorations, £3, All Supermarkets
A Christmas tree wouldn’t be complete without chocolate! Cadburys have once again done their hanging decorations and this year have even done a packet just of caramel bells! Each pack contains 9 treats and they are currently on offer in Tesco, 2 packs for £5!
By Emily Parker