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15 Festive Holiday Decorations You Wouldn’t Think to Buy at Home Depot

Your favorite hardware store is your new go-to for holiday decor!

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Deck your halls at Home Depot!

Everyone knows that Home Depot is the place to go when you’re finally finishing up those home renovation and DIY projects and you need anything from hammers and hardware to toilet seats and lighting fixtures. However, you might be unaware that Home Depot also has a great selection of affordable decor, especially for the holidays. The big-box retailer has it all, whether you need a garland to decorate your mantel, extra serving platters for holiday dinners with the family, or even a few gifts to keep on hand. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites to get you in the holiday spirit. Once you’ve decked your halls with these holiday must-haves, check out these other things you’re not buying at Home Depot—but should.

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Evergreen White Wood Christmas Ornament Set (90-Pack)via homedepot.com

Evergreen White Wood Christmas Ornament Set (90-Pack)

$60.00

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Looking for stylish ornaments at a great price? This 90-pack of white wood Christmas ornaments are a great deal, and they’re an easy way to give your tree a cohesive look year after year. Plus, they’re more durable than your standard plastic ornaments. These hearts, stars, and miniature trees complement any modern farmhouse-inspired room and easily integrate with more traditional ornaments as well. And here’s another fun idea: You can decorate them with names and use them as place cards or favors for your guests to take home. Even with the best of intentions, holiday decorating can sometimes go horribly wrong—just take a look at these 11 hilarious Christmas decorating fails.

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Northlight Buffalo Plaid Stocking Holder

$58.99

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We could all use some extra joy in 2020, and this stocking holder set from Northlight is an instant way to put a smile on your face. Each letter is made of black and red buffalo plaid for a traditional, farmhouse-chic look that’s very much on-trend right now. But the appeal of this set isn’t merely aesthetic. Each holder has a weighted bottom, so even those extra-stuffed stockings won’t fall down. These holders are also ideal for anyone without a mantel because they’ll let you easily hang stockings on ledges, shelves, or any other flat surface. On a budget? Don’t miss these DIY Christmas decorations anyone can make.

Costway Unlit Artificial Halloween Christmas Treevia homedepot.com

Costway Unlit Artificial Halloween Christmas Tree

$99.00

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While Christmas traditions are fun, that doesn’t mean you need to decorate in a traditional way. This black Christmas tree is a great option for anyone who prefers a more modern or contemporary aesthetic in their home. Standing at 7.5 feet tall, the Costway Unlit Artificial Halloween Christmas Tree is probably the last thing you’d expect to find at Home Depot, and with 1,258 tips, it’s anything but sparse-looking. While you can decorate it any way you’d like, black trees generally look best if you choose ornaments in one color family, such as white, red, silver, or gold. This is why we put up Christmas trees.

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Home Decorators Collection Grand Fir LED Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree

$399.00

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If you prefer a more traditional look, Home Depot has a great selection of green artificial trees as well. Artificial Christmas trees are better for the environment, more convenient, less expensive, and safer than buying a fresh tree every single year. Plus, the color stays the same, and artificial needles won’t dry out the way natural ones do. This tree from the Home Decorators Collection is an ideal choice because the branches are flame-resistant. Better yet, it comes with 2,000 pre-lit LED lights that stay cool to the touch, preventing pets and kids from hurting themselves. Lots of accidents happen around his time of year. These are the common holiday decorating mistakes that could put your family in danger.

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Amscan Hanukkah Apron

$19.98

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What Hanukkah celebration would be complete without delicious latkes to eat? But making them gets greasy and messy fast. Having an apron on hand to protect your clothing can really come in handy. This apron couldn’t have a more humorous and true statement: Peace, Love and Latke Grease! In traditional blue and white Hanukkah colors and with a vintage-inspired ruffled accent, it is guaranteed to be a hit eight nights in a row. Two aprons are included in each pack, giving you a backup, just in case you get latke grease on one. Not into aprons? Here are some other great Hanukkah gift ideas.

Amscan Hanukkah Woven Fabric Place Matvia homedepot.com

Amscan Hanukkah Woven Fabric Place Mat

$21.31

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This three-pack of Hanukkah-themed placements is perfect for protecting your table from scratches, spills, and other messes that are inevitable during a family celebration. The woven blue material embellished with silver Stars of David has a minimalist but festive look you can appreciate for years to come. At a generous 14 inches, these place mats are ideal for using under messy pots of matzo ball soup. Or buy several packs and put one under every plate. They’re an affordable upgrade to make your meal feel more celebratory. While you’re at it, check out these 18 things you never knew about Hanukkah.

Home Accents Holiday 7-Foot Nativity Setvia homedepot.com

Home Accents Holiday 7-Foot Nativity Set

$99.00

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If you’re looking to decorate your yard, Home Depot has plenty of great choices, including this beautiful nativity set. Featuring 397 LED lights, every bulb shines brightly, making your yard stand out. The white wire frame and base are durable and weather-resistant, staying put even on those snowy December nights. At seven feet tall, this traditional decoration is impossible to miss. It’s a great way to show your neighbors and passersby that you understand the true meaning of Christmas. If lights are your thing, these holiday lighting tips will help you have the best display in the neighborhood.

Eddie Bauer Reverse Throw Blanketvia homedepot.com

Eddie Bauer Reverse Throw Blanket

$23.62

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The problem with most holiday throws is that they start to feel old around February. But this Eddie Bauer blanket looks just as good the rest of the year as it does in December. The rustic-farmhouse style is timeless, but it also happens to be quite on-trend right now. Made of breathable cotton, this flannel number doesn’t fall short on comfort. Keep it draped over the arm of a sofa or chair for colder nights and afternoon naps. It’s also machine washable, so you won’t have to worry too much if you accidentally spill some hot cocoa or warm cider on it. If you have lots of ornaments (and more) to store, check out these 8 clever ways to store your Christmas decorations, according to professional organizers.

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Lavish Home Distressed Metallic Gold LED Candles

$22.99

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Candles make great decorative accents for the holidays, but they can be a bad idea if you have children or pets. This set of three flameless candles from Lavish Home makes the perfect alternative because it provides all of the style and none of the hazards. Made of wax, with a distressed aesthetic, these candles are easily mistaken for the real thing. The battery-operated LED lights can even flicker just like real flames. Bonus: It comes with a remote control that allows you to turn them on and off or set a timer. You’ll love these candles so much, you may never want to go back to real ones again. Here’s where else you can find affordable Christmas decorations.

Nambé Reindeer Candy Dishvia homedepot.com

Nambé Reindeer Candy Dish

$60.00

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Nambé makes beautiful items for the home, and you’d never expect to find this brand normally sold at department stores at Home Depot. Made of acacia wood with metal alloy ear accents, this reindeer candy dish is sure to become one of your favorite holiday decorations. There are so many ways you can use it, such as leaving it out on a coffee or side table to hold candy. You can also fill it with sugar cubes when you serve coffee. Or simply fill it with a medley of potpourri and keep it on the mantel. It also makes a great gift. Not quite your style? Find out how to decorate for the holidays, according to your zodiac.

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Encore Tartan Twist Melamine Platter

$24.75

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No matter how big or small your holiday dinners are, it’s always good to have an extra serving platter on hand. This red and green tartan print is a great way to add some color and dress up your table. Made of melamine, it won’t break or shatter, so you can feel good asking the kids to help clear the table. Better yet, it’s dishwasher-safe on the top rack, making it easy to clean. Just keep in mind that while this platter is durable, it isn’t microwave-safe. Consider putting your favorite Christmas cookies on it.

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Cathy’s Concepts Holiday Trees Stemless Wine Glasses

$33.00

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It’s easy to toast to the season with these beautiful contemporary stemless wine glasses from Cathy’s Concepts. The set has four glasses, each one with a different etched Christmas tree design. This is also an ideal purchase right now because there’s so much concern about accidentally drinking from another person’s cup—this is a clever and festive way to keep things straight. Every glass is handblown, so there may be small bubbles or variations with the set. However, unlike some handblown wine glasses, these are dishwasher-safe. Are you craving a cup of hot chocolate instead? Don’t miss these hot chocolate hacks that will make your favorite drink even more delicious.

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Glitzhome Wooden Sign Table Decor

$19.04

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Looking for a fun way to dress up your holiday table? This Glitzhome centerpiece is sure to please. With a rustic but charming look, it features several holiday-themed words including Joy, Peace, and Noel. At 20 inches high, it stands out. But because it’s only 2.56 inches deep, it won’t take up the whole table. After all, you still need as much room as possible to serve all of your favorite holiday foods. In addition to using this accent as a centerpiece, you can use it to decorate a bookshelf, mantel, or desk for the holidays. It’s just so versatile.

Home Accents Holiday Battery-Operated Artificial Garlandvia homedepot.com

Home Accents Holiday Battery-Operated Artificial Garland

$49.48

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A garland hung around a fireplace, banister, or door frame is an easy way to decorate your home for Christmas. But this garland from Home Accents Holiday is extra special because the artificial pine is generously accented with faux-snow tips, pine cones, mistletoe, ornaments, and LED lights. As if that’s not enough reason to click “add to cart,” note that it can be used both indoors and outdoors for maximum versatility. Because the lights run on batteries, you won’t even need to have an outlet nearby. Are LED lights really better than regular bulbs? Here’s what you need to know.

Weveet 18-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Setvia homedepot.com

Weveet 18-Piece Porcelain Dinnerware Set

$54.28

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Having a set of dishes you use only for Christmas dinner (and perhaps on Christmas Eve) is a great family tradition you can start this year. This set of porcelain plates from Weveet features a festive reindeer pattern. It’s also an excellent value for the price, especially considering this set has service for six people with dinner plates, salad plates, and even dessert plates. They’re also safe to put in the dishwasher and the microwave (perfect for leftovers the day after Christmas), making them easier to clean, more durable, and less expensive than fine china. So, what should you put on your new plates? Consider these vintage Christmas dishes worth trying today.

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Amanda Lauren
A self-proclaimed "Jackie of All Trades. Marilyn of None," Amanda Lauren does everything including writing about anything lifestyle related for a number of websites as well as her blog, It's Amanda Lauren. Anything but lazy, she also has a podcast called Things We're Too Lazy To Blog About. When she isn't in front of her MacBook, she can be found on stage doing standup and sketch comedy or hosting red carpet events. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two dogs, Lulu and Milo.