12 stylish outdoor Christmas decorations to order for the sparkliest Christmas yet

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Spending this weekend updating your outdoor Christmas decorations collection? Whether you are a traditionalist and waiting until we are further into December  to decorate, or just want to check your decs up ASAP, we are here to help you find the best outdoor lights and decorations to order online today. 

We say go all out this Christmas! We are certainly going to, 2020 needs as much sparkle as you can throw at it, so string up as many lights, hang all the stars and decorate with a menagerie of light up animals. Take a look at these lovely (and non-tacky) outdoor Christmas decorations. No inflatables in sight – sorry we might be up for being extra but we draw the line at inflatables!

We've done some online shopping to find 15 stylish buys which are all still in stock (we can't believe it either!) and some are even on sale over Black Friday! Once you're finished here, be sure to check out our Christmas page for all things gifts,
decor, advice and food. See our Black Friday page for plenty more offers. 

1. Some reindeer lights to brighten your pathway

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Reindeer Christmas Garden Stake Lights

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Reindeer Christmas Garden Stake Lights | £36.99 at Lights4Fun
A very cute way to light up the path to your house (or in your garden) these reindeer light sticks are elegant, festive and they can be set on a timer. 

2. A cute light up penguin because... why not?

Wilko Acrylic Twinkling Penguin

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Wilko Acrylic Twinkling Penguin | £50 £40 (save £10) at Wilko
This sweet little guy can be used indoors or out, and it's wrapped with warm white LEDs. It can work static or twinkling – your choice. We just love it!

3. Some falling star lights to decorate your window

Lights4fun outdoor lights

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Osby Star Outdoor Christmas Light | £29.99 at Lights4Fun
These cute lights feature six light up stars that hang in a row, lit by tiny glowy LED lights. You can use them indoors or out – we think the would look lovely hung outside under the eaves or indoors at a window.

4. A lovely light up snowman 

Argos Christmas lights

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Argos Home Pop Up Light Up Snowman| £25 at Argos
This guy has some rave reviews! Super easy to put up and pre lit, he is just waiting to bring some festive onto your front step – oh order quickly though he is veeeerrrryyy popular. 

5. A snowflake wall light – for smaller homes

Wilko Rope Light Snowflake

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Wilko Rope Light Snowflake | £20 £30 (save £10) at Wilko
A great option for smaller homes – flats, bungalows – with limited empty wall space, this colour-changing light can be used indoors or out, and it as a 13.4metre cord. Subtle, easy and affordable.

6. A super cute red berry snow tree to go at the end of your drive

Wilko Red Berry Snow Tree 6ft

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Wilko Red Berry Snow Tree 6ft | £60 £40 (save £20) at Wilko
Check out this lovely tree from Wilko – it's six foot high and it's pre-decorated with berries and a bit of fake snow. It's also easy to assemble, and there's £20 off right now.

7. Buy these reindeer – complete with a sleigh – for the whole shebang

LED Acrylic Reindeer and Sleigh

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LED Acrylic Reindeer and Sleigh | £34.99 £21.99 at Studio
Check out these LED light-up reindeer which come complete with a sleigh, ready to be displayed on your front garden. Choose from a blue set or one that lights up all different colours. The kids will love it!

8. Check out these (not so Christmassy) path lights for your drive

Ooklee Outdoor Solar Garden Lights

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Ooklee Outdoor Solar Garden Lights | £10.88 £8.70 (save £2.18) at Amazon
These outdoor lights don't scream Christmas, but that's why we love them so much. No pressure to take them down come January, too. They're solar powered so fuss-free, too,  and they'd look lovely going up a walkway.

9. Wrap these lights around your tree and control them using your Alexa

20m 250 LED Twinkly Smart App Controlled String Lights Gold Edition

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Lights4Fun 20m 250 LED Twinkly Smart App Controlled String Lights Gold Edition | £119.99 £99.99 (save £20) at Lights4Fun
These LED lights can be controlled with your smartphone, while they stretch to a whopping 20 metres long. Create an impressive tree display with ease using them, and you can even turn them on and off using your Alexa. Hassle free!

10. Hang this gorgeous wreath on your door to light the way for Santa

Lights4Fun Rattan Pre Lit Christmas Wreath

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Lights4Fun Rattan Pre Lit Christmas Wreath | £29.99 £24.99 (save £5) at Lights4Fun
Hang this beautiful wreath on your front door to make your neighbours jealous. Subtle, affordable and it measures 44 centimetres. It has an eight-metre long cord, and it's filled with 60 warm LED lights, too.

11. Pick Scandi style tree for a chic and subtle vibe

The White Company trees

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Sparkle Pre-Lit Tree | £150 £120 at The White Company

Oooh how chic is this light up tree? Very Scandi and subtle, it could almost be a real birch tree. There is currently 20 per cent off the whole site, just add the code MAGICAL20 at the checkout. 

12. Add a magical light up Christmas tree to your garden

Cox & Cox light up tree

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Indoor Outdoor Black Light Up Tree | £125 at Cox & Cox
Love how magical this outdoor Christmas decoration is! If you don't have trees in your garden to hang lights from, don't worry just fake it with this!

Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. I've been part of the Real Homes team since 2018, when I joined as Deals Editor. Along with covering major sales events — from Black Friday to Amazon Prime Day — I review home must-haves so that you can buy with peace of mind. Mostly focusing on home fragrance and sleep, as well as a few vacuum cleaners, I've tested pretty much every item you can think of that you need in your home. I live on the outskirts of the city in a two-bed apartment with my husband and my pug, Doug. So I am always searching for compact alternatives and ways to save floor space. What about when I am not typing away? Well, you'll find me enjoying an iced coffee (no matter the season) and trying out the latest brunch spots the city has to offer, or booking my next holiday. Where else can you find my words? Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc, and Woman & Home.