There is simply no other time of year when you can completely cover your home in glittery things, multicolored lights, fake snow, ornaments, tinsel, candles, disembodied Santa heads, menorahs, etc, until your home is bursting at the seams with festive revelry. I mean, you can do it other times, but people will talk.
In Europe, they don’t commence with the decorations until closer to Christmas day, but we start before the Thanksgiving turkey hits the table. In shopping for most things, the common wisdom holds that shopping early or shopping after the holiday yields the best deals, but for holiday decor, right now is the best time to save money. Here are some of the best deals on holiday decor from around the web.
I hope at some point in your life you’ve had a chance to check out Luna Bazaar, especially if you, like me, are into the paper lantern/global market aesthetic. They have a really fine collection of home and event decor that will tickle your nesting urge into decorating overdrive. They are a very popular resource for wedding planners and brides to be, but they are also a fantastic place to get a great deal on ornaments. My favorites are the handmade elephants on a string, because of their wild colors and festive details, and their Egyptian glass ornaments, both of which are on sale this week. Check out their whole selection of ornaments for a unique and colorful take on traditional holiday decorating.
It takes a hard heart to dislike home decor out of the Crate & Barrel camp, and if you like them, you may already know their compadre CB2, which has an eye towards a more youthful demographic, but with the same high quality home goods as Crate&Barrel. Check out their Christmas ornaments and holiday themed items to get the best deals this week, as all these items qualify for free shipping. I’m thinking of the “Eat Me” cookie press as an early gift for myself, but the disco ball ornaments are going to make my mother so happy she probably won’t put them away at the end of the season.
Online home goods mega store Wayfair can cover any home decor need you may have, with style, and I am very excited to let you know they are having a sale on their inflatable outdoor figures. That’s right. If you always wanted to decorate your yard with those bright nylon, festive inflatables, this is your moment. All their figures, from Santa to snowmen are on sale, and will ship for free. As an apartment dweller, it may distress my boyfriend and our dogs if I cram our balcony full of these decorations. So, I’m not saying you have to fill your yard with all these flapping fellows because it will delight me utterly, but I feel like you know what to do.
Okay, let’s be real for a minute. Party City definitely has home decor, and it’s really affordable, like garlands and tinsel door hangers for $1.49, stocking stuffers, ornaments, all that stuff. I was a little surprised, because I imagine Party City occupying some eternal birthday/Halloween party space in the world. But better still, oh my goodness, better still than their fine selection of both Christmas and Hanukkah decorations and party gear, is their fine selection of Christmas costuming. That’s right, the best deal at Party CIty is making you the life of the party for about $6.99. To prove it, consider the animated ugly sweater, which uses your smartphone to bring the sweatshirt art to life. Also not to be missed are their “Ho Ho Ho Sunstaches,” which thoughtfully combine sunglasses and a mustache so you can be the coolest person ever. The “Sunstaches” also have a little hat. It is an unbeatable piece of holiday decor to wear on your face and impress pretty much everybody with for as long as you live. That’s value.