Christmas time is always a wonderful opportunity to festoon your garden with a range of outdoor Christmas decorations.


There are plenty of ways to adorn your green space, whether you plan to light it up with string lights or hang baubles on a tree.

We've put together a selection of ornaments and decorations that should bring the Christmas cheer to your garden and make your outdoor space feel a bit more festive on cold, winter nights.

For a wide range of Christmas ideas, visit our Christmas hub.

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Outdoor string lights

LED Outdoor String Globe Lights

LED Outdoor String Lights

Nothing says Christmas more than a string of twinkly lights. These LED globe lights should create a warm and welcome glow wherever they're placed in your garden.

The 9m cable comes with 27 shatterproof plastic bulbs (plus three spare ones) and claims to save over 90% of energy compared to incandescent lamps.

They also boast a longer life than traditional tungsten bulbs, providing 30,000 hours of glow which shouldn't be cut short due to bad weather thanks to their windproof, rainproof and snowproof design.

For more outdoor lights, head to our feature on the best garden string lights. Or have a go at making your own Christmas lights.

Christmas wreaths

Pampas grass wreath

Pampas grass Christmas wreath

A wreath on the front door is a welcoming sight. This unusual wreath is made of natural dried pampas grass, attached to a rattan base. It would make a beautiful wall or door decoration all year round, not just at Christmas time. The manufacturer advises that before you hang your wreath, use a hairdryer (on a low setting) to fluff out the pampas, then apply hairspray to fix it in place.

The wreath comes in a choice of three sizes: 20-30cm, 30-45cm or 48-55cm. Hang it indoors, or in a sheltered porch.

For more Christmas wreath inspiration, look at our selection of ready-made Christmas wreaths for your front door or make a homemade wreath of berried ivy.

Solar Christmas lights

Sarah Raven solar baubles

This set of pretty solar bulbs, in pink, lilac, blue and mint green, can be hung in a tree. Each bulb has its own solar panel and comes on automatically at dusk.

Buy colourful solar globes from Sarah Raven

Check out our the best solar garden lights.

Hanging Christmas decorations

Hanging robin decoration

Hanging robin light

This pretty robin will bring a warm, beautiful light to your garden if you hang it from a tree. It is battery operated and has 20 warm white LEDs. There's also a built-in timer that allows it to glow for six hours.

Buy a hanging lit robin from Sarah Raven

Find out how to make your own hanging willow tree decorations.

Pot grown Christmas tree

Pot grown Christmas tree

This evergreen fir tree, Picea perfecta, would look good by a front door during the festive season. As it is pot grown, it is a sustainable choice that you can keep going in your garden for many years to come. It will maintain its neat pyramid shape and compact size. It is supplied in a 5L red plastic pot.

Buy a pot grown live Christmas tree from Thompson & Morgan

Outdoor Christmas lights

Outdoor Battery Star Christmas Silhouette

Outdoor Battery Star Christmas Silhouette

If you'd prefer to guide guests to your home with a shining star, you can opt for this hanging decoration instead.

Made up of 25 micro LEDs that are warm white in tone, they should be held firmly in place thanks to their metal frame which has been coated with an acrylic to create a frosty effect.

It's powered by three AA batteries so you wont have to worry about it being cut off from the mains, and it even has a timer built in so you can adjust the output of the glow.

Buy Outdoor Battery Star Christmas Silhouette now from lights4fun

Check out our best outdoor Christmas lights.

Festive doormat

Merry Christmas Coir Doormat on white background

Bring Christmas right up to your door with this pair of festive welcome mats, perfect for your back and front doors.

It's made from natural coir coconut fibres which means dirt and mud should brush away easily, so it will keep a clean appearance. It also has a non-slip backing so it shouldn't budge when tread on, and when wiping your boots of any festive snowfall.

Buy Nicola Spring Merry Christmas Coir Doormat now from Wayfair

Check out our recommended outdoor doormats.


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Andrew LloydDigital Writer

Andrew Lloyd is a digital writer covering the latest gadgets, appliances and devices across Immediate Media's special interest brands. Whether you’re relaxing at home, exploring a mountainside, or staring into space, he likely has a recommendation for you.