The only 10 Christmas decorations you need this season: our favorite, festive picks

We ❤️ the holiday season, we really, really do. But we have a little confession... sometimes, all that goes into “doing" the holidays feels like yet another item on our (already-very-long-and-always-growing) list of mama to-do's. We'd love to string lights for days and arrange the perfect Insta-worthy holiday home, but wow, life gets in the way sometimes, doesn't it?


Stress no more, mama.

These 10 holiday decorations are timeless, beautiful, and most importantly easy, and will transform your home into the fun and festive place to be this season.

Best of all? One click later they'll be delivered right to your door, letting you cross one more thing off your to-do list this holiday season ✔??

1. A classic wreath
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia for Target Pine Wreath with Bell, Target, $34.99
In case you missed it, we're here to share with the most exciting news of the season: Magnolia, the home and lifestyle brand from omg-we-couldn't-be-more-obsessed-with-you couple Chip and Joanna Gaines, has teamed up with Target for a home and holiday collection.

A wreath is a simple way to add holiday style to any space, and this faux pine beauty is one of our faves—it's classic, features just the right amount of glimmer, and will look great both at Christmastime and throughout the rest of the winter season.

2. Kid-safe candles
Essential Flameless Wax Candles, Pottery Barn, $99
Kids + candles = bad idea. Kids + flameless, LED-powered candles that are just as beautiful as the real thing = genius idea! Candles make any space cozy and serene, especially around the holidays.

We realize these are a bit of a splurge, but we promise they're worth it—they look just like the real thing (which isn't the case for a lot of the cheaper options), are made with a real wax exterior, and have a 500-hour burn time.

3. Go-anywhere garland
Magnolia Felt Mistletoe Garland, MagnoliaMarket.com, $28
This felt garland puts a fun and modern twist on the traditional greenery. Garlands can be pricey, but this one won't break the bank and no one will be the wiser. It's perfect for wrapping or for adding a touch of green to your mantle.

4. Holiday pillows
Assorted decorative pillows, Target, $17.99-$59.99
Holiday pillows are a quick and easy way to add a touch of Christmas cheer to almost any space. Swap out your usual couch pillows with a few of these, add a tartan plaid throw, and just like that, Christmas has arrived in your family room!

5. Stockings for stuffing
Knit Metallic Starburst Stockings, West Elm, $24
These knit stockings have just the right mix of modern + vintage style. They're simple, charming, and are perfect for filling with lots of gifts!

6. Ornaments to deck out the tree
Kids and Baby Christmas Ornaments, Land of Nod, $1-$25
With so many swoon-worthy options out there, it's tough to go wrong with Christmas ornaments, but Land of Nod's are truly some of our favorites. From cute critters and playful designs to tons of personalized options, there's something for everyone—and every tree—here.

7. Something with sparkle
Cylaplex LED Starry String Lights, Amazon, $9.99
There are SO many uses for these flexible, starry battery-powered string lights. We love them strung across a mantle, around a banister, or wound inside an empty glass jar. They're super affordable and one of our favorite, easy ways to add holiday sparkle to your home.

8. A touch of vintage decor
Mercury Glass Trees, Pottery Barn, $14.50-$69
In our glorious Christmas decor dreams, our mantle is adorned with half a dozen of these vintage beauties. (Hey, a girl can dream, right?) These mercury-glass trees are gorgeous on their own, but really shine when filled with LED lights or flameless candles. You'll want to stare at them all Christmas long!

9. A holiday tradition for the kids
Typealive DIY Advent Calendar, Etsy, $25.32
Nothing is more magical for a child than the countdown to Christmas. Mark the days for your littles with this minimalist DIY advent calendar, featuring 24 sweet little paper houses that can each hide a surprise inside. All you'll need is scissors, some glue, and some hot chocolate!

10. A festive tablecloth
Fennco Styles Buffalo Plaid Table Runner, Amazon, $20.99
This cotton buffalo plaid table runner is trendy and affordable, two of our favorite things. It will add a fun pop of holiday color to any table, and it's machine washable so you won't have to worry about stains.

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