After many hours of research among a multitude of Christmas decorations available on the market, 5 of them have particularly stood out. Among these, our favorites are the string lights from Lighting Ever . Sold in number of 4, they offer the best quality / price ratio. As for non-light decorations, the 3 Christmas socks from SueH Design look great on a fireplace.
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How did we choose?
Like the tree , Christmas decorations of all kinds invade our interiors in December. If there are a multitude of them on the various e-shops, most of them unfortunately often have big defects or simply turn out to be of poor general quality.
To select decorations that are both magical and reliable, we therefore used the following criteria:
- Reliability of the brand: This is the characteristic to which we have been most attentive. The Christmas market is indeed saturated with unknown (re) known sub-brands which provide no guarantee on the origin, manufacture, or even the presence of an after-sales service in the event of a problem. We have therefore selected here only products from brands that have been recognized in the field with e-commerce.
- Ease of assembly / start-up and use : If certain decorations are just waiting to be unpacked and placed in a strategic location, everything related to lighting or the sound environment requires putting in / regular power off. Thus, we favored articles with a remote control or an easy access button.
- The fixings : concerning the hanging decorations or those, heavier, requiring a fixing anchor, we automatically eliminated the products delivered without any fixing system (it is frustrating to have to mount yourself the cords of a hundred balls Christmas after reception!) and those whose system proved to be fragile in use or poorly adapted to various surfaces.
- The mode of supply : the projectors and the light and musical decorations need to be supplied. While more and more products are now adorned with less energy-consuming LED bulbs, more and more of them are also powered by batteries, to avoid binding cable arrangements. However, if you prefer to use electrical connections, take care to avoid overvoltages. A generator can then prove to be very useful.
With these few criteria in mind we undertook a long search among the multitude of Christmas items available online. Of course, this selection always has a part of subjectivity but, with the 5 decorations selected below, we guarantee you a successful atmosphere, for unwavering use over several years.
Our Choice: Lighting Ever – LED String Lights
Despite their very attractive price, these small garlands amaze with their quality and endurance. Powered by batteries and with a waterproof cord, they allow many light arrangements.
Lighting Ever is an American company which was born in 2009 and which quickly specialized in LED lighting.
The garlands we have selected consist of a transparent copper cord of 1 meter, along which are arranged 20 LEDs diffusing a white but warm light (2700K-2900K).
The cord then extends over 20 cm to reach the case of 4 batteries (included). Charged to the maximum, they offer you more than a week of use, with continuous ignition.
The cable itself is waterproof (IP65 certification), but this is not the case for the battery compartment. It is therefore possible for you to integrate these garlands into flower arrangements requiring regular watering or to cover them with false snow which you can then rinse off easily. However, care must be taken to leave the box, which the 20 cm length of power cord allows easily
Of course, these garlands do not have fixings per se, but the coppery cord allows them to be well modulated to arrange them in a vase, on a centerpiece or even in a (very small) fir tree.
The fact that they do not heat also contributes to their great maneuverability since you can place them on any surface without being afraid of starting an unexpected fire.
Finally, if we have selected the lot of 4 garlands here, know that the brand also offers packs of 8 or 16 as well as larger garlands (like their 20-meter model – on sector this time), just as qualitative.
The best mid-range Christmas decoration: SueH Design – Christmas socks
For decoration in the purest tradition, nothing like these socks to hang on the fireplace. Made of resistant materials and with good quality finishes, these XXL socks are thick enough to benefit from a beautiful outfit while being flexible enough to be easily rolled up and stored after the holidays.
The Sueh Design brand is part of the SEG Direct group, a manufacturer of high quality automotive accessories. This subsidiary was created to design and supply products for the home and, more specifically, for the kitchen. It is generally renowned for its use of quality materials and its advanced manufacturing techniques.
In general, users seem to feel this performance in the composition of socks that they consider very resistant. With a size of 48 x 25 cm, they can effectively accommodate various gifts and treats, without fear of seeing the seams let go.
Of course, the patterns in the shape of Santa Claus, reindeer and snowman are already more than immersive given the period in which they are used, but it is fair to say that the somewhat vintage design also participates in the festive and timeless Christmas atmosphere.
Equipped with a simple hook, they are easy to hang on a nail but you can just as easily use them to decorate your tree, although their size is then substantial.
Note that they are available in 8 versions, two of which can be lit from batteries. In the latter case, the pack only includes 2 pairs of socks.
The best high-end Christmas decoration: Eecoo – Christmas projector
Equipped with Snowflake Projector Lights technology, this projector is ideal for fully immersing yourself in the magical Christmas atmosphere. With several fixing methods and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, it is a ready-made solution for spending a “white” Christmas.
Eecoo is one of the subsidiaries of the Doqo company, which specializes in electrical products, consumables and high-tech accessories. Renowned for its 24-hour after-sales service, this branch offers a 2-year warranty on all of its products. It can refund or replace your purchase for approximately 30 days, without you having to provide justification.
Its operation is childish. Thanks to the multifunction remote control with a range of 15 m, you just need to program a fixed or flashing projection, set an operating hour, and initiate an automatic stop after 2, 4 or 6 hours.
If the projection can be done from 3 to 10 m, it is truly optimal at 5 m. It is therefore an excellent option for outdoor projection, especially since it has IP 65 protection, active IP 44 certification at the plug, as well as resistance to negative temperatures up to at -20 ° C. The 5 m connecting cord also greatly facilitates this outdoor use.
You can fix the Eecoo to the wall using screws (supplied with the plugs when purchased) or to the floor using a pick to be inserted into the ground.
If the obligation to fix it may seem restrictive, its 180 ° adjustable head allows you to adjust the projection space as you see fit.
Thus, you benefit from a rendering more than appreciable when you project a semblance of snowfall on the window of the dining room, to enjoy your New Years Eve meal in a particularly festive atmosphere.
Finally, if this projector is obviously a must during the Christmas period, it is also very popular with users on special occasions such as a wedding, the atmosphere created being therefore most romantic.
A cheap alternative: Christmas Concepts – Hanging flakes
If these hanging flakes win the support of users, it is not for nothing. On the one hand, their worked design is perfect for immersing you in a winter atmosphere. On the other hand, their variation in 6 colors allows you to easily combine them with the decoration of your tree or the rest of your interior. Finally, their design in a cotton-like material makes them resistant to any fall.
Christmas Concepts is a company over 60 years old. It specializes in the sale of festive products and, more particularly, in the sale of Christmas items, such as fir trees, decorations and lights.
These flakes have an ideal size of 10 cm. Without being too bulky, too heavy and too bulky in the tree, they perfectly fill the unsightly holes that are sometimes found in less well supplied trees.
In addition, if you hang them on the wall or if you place them on a table, they effectively embellish the space without taking up all the space.
The 6 colors offered are end-of-year classics that include red, green, silver, white, copper and gold. Depending on your choice, a silver or gold cord is provided for easy attachment.
Thus, it is therefore entirely possible to match your new find with the rest of your decoration, the rendering being very different depending on the color chosen. Green, for example, offers a dynamic appearance and copper makes it more elegant.
If the design of the flakes makes them almost unbreakable, several users recommend lacquering them before entrusting them to a child, especially if you do not want to see the glitter crumble on contact.
A mid-range alternative: Airlab – Christmas Gnome
According to Scandinavian folklore, this old gnome with his long beard protects homes and children from misfortune. It is therefore quite natural that it invades our interiors at Christmas. Qualitative and properly weighted to avoid tipping, it is a small decoration companion very appreciated by its buyers.
Created a few years ago, Airlab quickly became known with its gnomes available in three colors (Olaf, Felix and Axel) and entirely handcrafted. For good reason, the artisans assure you that you will not find a gnome like yours anywhere else.
With a height of 48 cm, the latter is ideally placed under a slightly bald fir at the base, or even in the entrance to accommodate guests.
If you want to shorten it slightly, be aware that there is a thread inside her cap. This allows you to bend the cap of your statuette in various directions.
The base of the gnome is weighted with sand, which ensures good stability, but also an automatic return to the vertical, if you accidentally strike it.
Also note that this warm decorative object also turns out to be a magnificent gift to offer. Indeed, each of the three gnomes brings their present, whether it is courage, love or luck. When the box in which they are delivered, it is of the most beautiful effect.
At the moment, no model available on the European market seemed to us to meet the qualities necessary to appear alongside our main selection. We will not fail to offer you interesting alternatives as soon as we know about them.