8 Christmas decorations you should buy to support small businesses (and to make your home look festive)

Buying new Christmas decorations? We've listed our favourite buys from small businesses on Etsy and Not on the High Street. From wreaths to stockings and festive snack trays

The Hummingbird Card Company Scandi Personalised Christmas Stocking
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If you are buying a few new Christmas decorations this year but you also want to support small businesses (we made a vow to do the same!) then see our shopping roundup below. We've done some searching at both Not on the High Street and Etsy, to bring you the loveliest Christmas decorations from small businesses. Because supporting small is important now more than ever. And everyone knows that the things you buy from a small business are always the loveliest...

From tree toppers to personalised stockings, snack plates and lovely wreaths, we've listed eight top festive decorations we would 100 per cent have in our homes. See our dedicated Christmas page for all things food, drink, gifting and home decor.

10 lovely Christmas decorations to buy from small businesses

1. This personalised Skandi-style stockings for your fireplace

The Hummingbird Card Company Scandi Personalised Christmas Stocking

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The Hummingbird Card Company Scandi Personalised Christmas Stocking | £14 at Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)
Whether you already have stockings but want to buy ones with names on so you don't get confused this year, or, perhaps you're yet to buy stockings? These beautiful personalised ones will fit in seamlessly to any style home. Hang them down your bannister, above your fireplace or on their bedroom doors on Christmas Eve. Lovely stuff.

2. This two-in-one decoration – a mistletoe wreath you can kiss underneath!

All Things Brighton Beautiful Mistletoe Wreath

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All Things Brighton Beautiful Mistletoe Wreath | £24.95 at Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)
Like the idea of having mistletoe in your home? Never know where to put it? This mistletoe wreath is perfect for indoor hanging – on a plain wall, on your bedroom door. It's also artificial so you can use it for years to come.

3. A Christmas doormat that reads 'Merry and Bright'

ShopByThePalms Christmas Doormat

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ShopByThePalms Christmas Doormat | £28.22 at Etsy (opens in new tab)
This sweet doormat is something you'll get use out of every Christmas, and it reads 'Merry and Bright' in a lovely font. Super Instagrammable, too!

4. These personalised (and reusable) Christmas crackers for your table

MatchIMony Personalised Fabric Reusable Christmas Crackers

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MatchIMony Personalised Fabric Reusable Christmas Crackers | From £12 at Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)
Love Christmas crackers but hate the waste? Wish you could pop your own things inside? Buy these reusable ones that can be personalised with names for a Christmas dinner to remember. Made with velvet fabric, simply fill them with whatever you like, tie the sides and pop them on your table. The more of these lovely crackers that you buy, the cheaper they are, too.

5. This family flag tree topper for your lovely tree

Emma Giacalone Textiles Personalised Pennant Flag Christmas Tree Topper

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Emma Giacalone Textiles Personalised Pennant Flag Christmas Tree Topper | £48 at Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)
We've found that when it comes to tree toppers, they are either a mega eyesore or lovely and subtle. And we prefer the latter. Case A – this personalised flag topper. Pop your family name on it and pop it atop your tree with pride. Lovely!

6. A half wreath – for when the whole she-bang is too much

The Letter Room Personalised Half Wreath

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The Letter Room Personalised Half Wreath | £19.95 at Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)
Stylish and simple, this lovely half wreath is great for indoor or outdoor use. It screams (whispers) simplicity, while you can personalise it with your initials if you like. Decorated with faux pine cones and it has a wire frame.

7. A faff-free pinecone garland for your mantlepiece

Dibor Traditional Pinecone Christmas Garland

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Dibor Traditional Pinecone Christmas Garland | £19.05 at Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)
Struggling to find a Christmas garland that's in-stock anywhere? Us too. This pinecone one is just as lovely, and it's eco-friendly. Brown,red and green, it's simple yet eye-catching. Very different!

8. A personalised wooden plate for your Christmas snacks

NaturalGiftStore Personalised Christmas Tree Snack Tray

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NaturalGiftStore Personalised Christmas Tree Snack Tray | £29 at Etsy (opens in new tab)
Christmas is allll about the snacks, especially the cracking nuts, Celebrations and Twiglets. So, why not buy a lovely, festive snack tray to serve to your guests this year? It has three sections to celebrate your crisps from your olives and your chocolate, while you can personalise it with your family name. 

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Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie is our Deputy Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, with her particular area of expertise being home fragrance (there isn't a candle out there that she hasn't lit in her home). She's our guru when it comes to what to buy, when — and also where. She has years of experience when it comes to finding deals — Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday or not — and she particularly loves finding a bargain. With some of her favorite homeware pieces coming from Amazon, she's always looking for budget-friendly alternatives and dupes, as well as eco-friendly products to help her on her recent journey to being more sustainable at home. There's nothing she loves more than her Pug, Doug, and a bargain thrift shop find (yes, she once thrifted a brand new Le Creuset pan). Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...

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