Mr A keeps threatening to buy something big, festive and requiring many volts of electricity to go outdoors. The world of outdoor Christmas decorations is a murky one, I’m scared he means a giant flashing Santa Stop Here sign.
I’ve held off for a long time, but actually last night as I took the dog for a late night walk I was really taken by all the fairy lights in people’s garden. Then I had a little peek on the outdoor department store White Stores, at the Christmas decorations and well, why not, here are my top five outdoor Christmas decorations, with style.
I am quite tempted by the very surreal site of two polar bears (above) crouched in our garden in suburban Nottingham. I would love to see the kids faces as they woke up to see these pair in the middle of the lawn. £79.99 or £139.95 for a pair
There is something classy about white lights, and this almost goes into art installation territory. Less is definitely more. £64.95
Pine Cone Wreath
I may get round to raiding the garden and making a wreath, but I love this alternative wreath in striking white. £18.95
100 Outdoor Berry lights
These could almost be berries in the tree. Reminiscent of mistletoe, these outdoor lights are white, pretty and very understated. £19.95
If we must have characters and a bit of colour, then how about the natural look with rattan and something once again completely out of context in suburbia, a lone penguin. Guaranteed to make you smile when you come home after a long day. £39.95
What’s your outdoor decorating style at Christmas? Which outdoor Christmas decorations do you like the look of?