Aldi's Christmas essentials this year are bang-on, cover-all-bases buys that will help you keep Christmas magic well and truly alive, without breaking the bank. There's everything from crackers, Santa footprints and peg card holders (including some super cute Rudolph pegs) to snowflake-covered Christmas cards, wrapping paper and gift boxes. There's also ribbons, bright colours and hampers galore to make giving and receiving your Christmas presents this year that little bit more magical.
Keep scrolling if you're on the looking to get ahead with prepping for Christmas.
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1. If in doubt, adorn it with ribbons and bows
There's just something so satisfying about gifting a loved one the perfect present, especially when you've wrapped it like a pro. That's why you need to get your hands on these Christmas wrapping accessories. This convenience pack is kitted out with 30 bows in two different sizes and three generous 10m long ribbons (what are you buying them – a horse?).
Blue & Gold Ribbons & Bows 33 Pack (opens in new tab)
2. Classy gift boxes for a fuss-free gift wrapping solution
Why not ditch wrapping paper this year and go for a more environmentally-friendly, fuss-free and fast alternative: reusable gift boxes? These ones are on sale at Aldi; they come in twos for only £3.99 and are super classy, complete with a ribbon and a gift tag.
Square Navy Gift Box 2 Pack, £3.99 (opens in new tab)
3. Get your Christmas cards ready early
Get your Christmas cards bought and written early: these lovely festive Christmas cards are on sale now at a fab price. Whether you're looking for sparkle, reds and greens, cards for kids, grandparents or anything in between... there's tons of choice (at a wonderful price).
24 Winter Wonderland Christmas Cards, £1.99 (opens in new tab)
4. Gift a friend a hamper filled with Christmas goodies
When it comes to buying on a budget, it's all about presentation. That's why we think these wicker hampers are the best idea when filled with lovely trinkets, toiletries, a photo book, chocolate or a bottle of wine (hampers for your Champers... sorry). It gives a gift a real personal touch and will also work out as super useful storage afterwards – win win!
Kirkton House Hamper Kit, £4.99 (opens in new tab)
5. We're crackers about these Cluedo crackers
We all love a bit of post-dinner entertainment and what better way than with crackers and a family game? Oh, Aldi thought of one better way: crackers and a game in one! This fab pack of six Cluedo crackers comes with crackers, hats, instructions, Cluedo related mottos and will doubtless be the cause of much animated festive fun around the table.
Hasbro Cluedo Crackers, £5.99 (opens in new tab)
6. Rudolph the red peg reindeers are a cute, festive way to display your Christmas cards
When we saw these we couldn't help but 'awww'. They're so adorable and also super handy! It's so lovely to embrace the festive season with all of your glittery, cheery cards on display for everyone to see but very often space is at a premium in family homes (especially during the holidays). That's why this string of pegs is a fab solution. There are also snowmen and Santa pegs!
Rudolph Peg Card Holders, £1.99 (opens in new tab)
7. These Santa footprint templates give Christmas morning that extra touch of magic
Awwww what a lovely idea! Santa's footprints are a great template for sprinkling the floor with fake snow by the fireplace to show your little ones the magic of Christmas and Santa Claus. And for under a pound? Don't mind if we do.
Santa's Footprint, £0.89 (opens in new tab)