Christmas time is always a wonderful opportunity to make your garden stand out with a range of festive decorations.
There are plenty of ways to make your green space part of the celebrations, whether you plan to light up your paths with glowing globes, introduce make-shift animals onto your lawn, or hang baubles to your outdoor trees.
We've put together a selection of ornaments and elements that should bring the Christmas cheer to your garden and make your outdoor space feel a bit more festive on those cold, winter nights.
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LED Outdoor String Globe Lights
Ideal for creating an ambient atmosphere when tucking into food with guests on the patio, or lighting up your paths as the winter nights creep in. These LED globe lights should create a welcome glow wherever they're placed in your garden.
There are 60 bulbs in total (and three spares) which claim to save over 90% of energy compared to incandescent lamps.
They also boast a longer life than tungsten bulbs, with 30,000 hours of glow which shouldn't be cut short due to bad weather thanks to their weatherproof design, so you can appreciate the show whether you're sitting.
Large Mountain Spruce Christmas Wreath
There's no better way to set a festive tone at this time of year than by placing a large wreath on your front door, and letting everyone in on the Christmas spirit.
Handmade using natural materials, this wreath features a combination of red holly berries, green leaves, and pine cones that have been foraged from the forest. The result is a lush display measuring 61cm in diameter that hangs from eco jute rope so it can be attached to the door of your choice.
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.
Magical Wishing Tree
Made from hundreds of fairy lights, this glowing tree is formed from a brown plastic flex to create the realistic appearance of a rooted tree.
Available in both large and extra large sizes, the bigger tree has six branches and an impressive 1,500 micro LED bulbs to cast a Christmassy glow over your garden at night.
Although this decoration is lightweight enough to be picked up and placed anywhere in your garden (or even an entryway) it relies on an IP20 transformer and plug which must be kept indoors.
Fabulously full potted fir tree
Place this portable fir tree anywhere in your garden to create a subtle glow and bring a festive ambience. Designed to look like the real thing, this synthetic tree is made from a mix of PE and PVC, and stands in a sturdy zinc pot.
There are 740 realistic fir tips in total, with 150 LED bulbs nestled in the branches to create a warm white twinkle at night.
Small bauble tealight holder
After setting up your indoor Christmas tree why not decorate your outdoor trees too, with these transparent baubles from Crocus? Designed with ventilation holes, they can store any decoration you feel complements your green space, whether that's foliage, berries or even small tealights.
Due to the flat bottoms of the baubles they can also be placed on table surfaces as outdoor dining decorations, or hung up anywhere you fancy by using their integral loop.
Although you can choose any string of your choice, it's recommended you go for a thin wire or cable if you're fitting the bauble with a flame.
Merry Christmas Coir Doormat
Bring Christmas right into your home 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.
Outdoor Solar LED Wrought Iron Hollow String Lights
You can bring your garden trees to life at night with these solar LEDs that will store energy in the day in the built-in battery and then create a beautiful display well after the sun has set.
With a bauble style design to give them a festive flair, these lights come equipped with eight settings that range from a subtle, slow fade to a more dramatic flash. They are fully waterproof so they should be fine in bad weather, and are made to be drop-proof and resistant to overheating, so they should see you through the festivities.
Dawsons Living LED Pre-Lit Reindeer
Bring your green space to life this Christmas with a pre-lit stag that will seem to prance around your garden when it gets dark.
At 70 centimetres in height, this light-up design is made with a wire frame which has been fitted with white LEDs. These give it a cool, glowing appearance that should stand out on those cold, winter nights.
To ensure the ultimate brightness these lights are mains operated with a cable that is five metres in length, giving you plenty of scope to place this wherever you choose in your garden.
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.
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