Our favorite items are stylish and classy and have enough Christmas-ness to be joyful and merry without giving off a grandma aesthetic. Keep scrolling for our fave holiday decor finds from Amazon, all available for under $50.
Add some winter cheer to your walls with this cheery print. It has a minimalist, retro vibe that celebrates Christmas without feeling cutesy or over the top. And it’s reversible! Flip the print over when summer comes along for a bright floral print. The 12-inch by 16-inch piece comes unframed on glossy cardstock.
Swap traditional red velvet Christmas stockings out for more of a farmhouse aesthetic with these fringed burlap alternatives. Hang them up exactly as they come, or add names with fabric paint or embroidery floss. The neutral white and beige color combo means they’ll look good no matter what color palette you have in your home.
This festive candle does double duty, making your home look and smell-ready for the holidays. The woodsy aroma evokes a Christmas tree thanks to notes of fir, cedarwood, balsam, patchouli and pepper. The soy wax will burn for about 90 hours, and the wooden wick crackles as it flickers. Once you’ve used up the candle, upcycle the pretty textured glass jar into a vase or storage container.
A tarnished gold patina makes this metal garland look like it comes straight from the North Pole. Even the sound of the jingle bells (yes, they really ring!) feels rustic and antique. The jute rope is a little over six feet long, and loops on each end make it easy to string along the mantle or hang straight down a door frame.
It can be tough to incorporate Christmas characters into your decor without looking cheesy, but this doormat does it perfectly. The simple, minimalist image is cute, seasonal and still totally stylish. Plus, it’s actually super functional — a layer of coir on top of the doormat helps scrape off shoes, while vinyl backing keeps it from sliding around. Choose from five different size options.
Skip the tinsel and go for an elegant, natural look with this olive leaf wreath. It features lush silk leaves interspersed with faux olives layered around a base made of actual twigs. Fluff out the leaves, and it looks surprisingly realistic. If you still want a little bit of sparkle, thread some tiny fairy lights throughout. This version has a 17-inch diameter, and there’s also a larger 22-inch version.
Give a subtle nod to the holidays with this set of handcrafted velvet trees made in a small Wisconsin artisan studio. They’ll look pretty on your mantle, as a centerpiece or basically anywhere else you have space in your home. The set includes three trees ranging in size from 6.5 inches to 13 inches tall. Get them all in the same color, or mix and match between the 18 different options.
We love cute little touches like this ceramic cactus inspired by the vintage classic design. Plug it in, and the little rainbow Christmas bulbs actually light up! The same style in a bunch of other types of succulents are also available, including aloe, agave, echeveria and a ball cactus. Sounds like an adorable holiday garden to us!
When you think about it, Christmas dinner is an absurd idea. Make a list of all the various elements that make up the whole soup-to-nuts affair – from the cocktails and canapes to the 35 parts of the dinner itself, followed by everything required for the inevitable spread of puds – and you start to realise just how much of a task we set ourselves every year. Every dish seems to require a new pan or a much coveted slot in the oven. And that’s before Aunty Shirley arrives with her mini Yorkshire p
Six teenagers go on trial Monday in Paris for their alleged roles in the beheading of a teacher who showed caricatures of the prophet of Islam to his class, a killing that led authorities to reaffirm France's cherished rights of expression and secularism. Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher, was killed on Oct. 16, 2020, near his school in a northwest Paris suburb by an 18-year-old of Chechen origin who had become radicalized. Paty’s name was disclosed on social media after a class debate on free expression during which he showed caricatures published by the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which triggered a newsroom massacre by extremists in January 2015.
A serial arsonist has been sentenced to life in prison after starting a fire which destroyed a historic shipyard. Robert Boyd-Stevenson, 46, was working at the Underfall Yard in Bristol for only three days as a maintenance co-ordinator when he lit the blaze. Bristol Crown Court heard that the fire was started in the Big Shed shortly before midnight on 6 May, and within minutes was well alight.
A woman who was shocked in the back with a Taser while lying on the ground in Pueblo, Colorado, last year is suing the police officer who stunned her and the city's police chief, accusing the police department of failing to report excessive force by the officer to state regulators. The federal lawsuit filed Sunday by Cristy Gonzales, who was suspected of stealing a vehicle, says the police department found Cpl. Bennie Villanueva used excessive force against Gonzales and another person several weeks later.