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Christmas can be a lot to organise – buying all the presents for your family and booking your days off work. And that’s not even mentioning the planning all of the cooking for the day.

And when it comes to getting your home in the Christmas spirit, this can be a whole extra thing to sort out, not to mention how much decorations can cost. But don’t worry – we’ll take you through our pick of the best Christmas decorations you can buy on a budget*, as well as a few handy tips for making your own.

High-street decorations

You don’t need to spend a fortune to make your home look special this Christmas! It’s all about picking a few key items that will really stand out.

The full package

If you don’t want to waste your time putting together different decorations and working out what matches, this 60 pack of red, green and gold decorations set from Tesco for £8 is an easy option. With an assortment of plastic baubles, a bead chain, tinsel and a gold star to top your tree, it’s everything you’ll need to get your home looking really festive.

Santa’s sign

Don’t let your little ones worry that Father Christmas is going to miss your house out. You can put this Santa Stop Here light from B&M in your window so the man in red can stop by to deliver all of their presents. And at just £3, it’s a bargain buy.

Something special

Want to stand out from the crowd? You can make your Christmas tree look really special by picking up a couple of really striking decorations. This two-pack of Christmas baubles from H&M might seem pricey at £4 for just two baubles but you’ll only need a handful of these decorations to really make a statement.

Let there be light!

The first thing that people will see when they arrive at your house is your front door – so it makes sense to give this a Christmassy look too. This light-up wreath from Poundstretcher is only £10 and as it’s not real branches, you can use it for years to come. Just make sure you don’t put it outside as you can’t change the bulbs.

DIY décor

Making your own Christmas decorations is a great way to save money. But if you take a look at a lot of Pinterest tutorials, they can be fiddly and time-consuming – something you just don’t need at this time of year.

This DIY braided streamer Christmas garland from A Subtle Revelry will only take you a few minutes, depending on how many you make. And if you use really brightly-coloured crepe paper, your decorations will really stand out on your tree.

Looking to have something different on your table this Christmas day? Try these crackers from Mini Eco – you can fill them with something your family members actually want.

All you’ll need to get your home ready for the big day on a budget!

*Prices correct at time of writing – 29/11/16

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