Decorating at Christmas is one of my favourite things and when you have children decorations help to make the festive period even more magical. Every year I like to find new pieces to add to our collection.
I've pulled together my favourite small business finds for decorating in Christmas 2021, with children and families in mind. I love shopping small, at this time of year especially, as the products you buy have had a lot of care and attention put into their design and creation. I hope you find something you love in my choices below.
Please check individual brands for availability, prices and delivery costs. I have included links for every business, so please make sure you also browse the rest of their collections.
Don't forget if you're shopping small please shop early. Thank you for supporting small businesses this Christmas.
There are some things that are essential when it comes to Christmas decor, although over the years this list of must-have decorations has grown! I have chosen some of the more unique items which I think will add something special to your home this Christmas.
Red Nutcracker Christmas Sack
It wouldn't be Christmas without the Christmas Eve ritual of hanging a stocking or sack out for Santa - it was one of my favourite memories as a child.
Belle and Boo design beautifully illustrated fabrics and homewares in whimsical prints and I love how they have used this Nutcracker print to create a Christmas sack (also available in other colours).
Wooden "Santa Stop Here" Sign
Hannah's wooden "Santa Stop Here" sign was one of my first Christmas purchases this year. I love that it can be personalised and the quality is exceptional.
Bunting is a versatile decoration all year around, but at Christmas we love to hang some from the staircase, mantlepiece or even on the Christmas tree.
Gingerbread Man Tree Topper
What could be more adorable than this gingerbread man sitting on top of your tree? Shelly has a range of character tree toppers, but this gingerbread man holding the star is my favourite.
Knitted Wire Decorations
When it comes to tree decorations it's nice to find alternatives to baubles and these knitted hanging decorations would make a great addition this year - available in either a holly or mistletoe design.
I think when you have children, there's something lovely about buying a new personalised decoration for the tree each year. Whether you're looking for a special keepsake for a baby's first Christmas, or just another decoration to add to your growing collection, these small businesses have their own take on beautiful personalised Christmas decorations.
Personalised Reindeer Tree Decorations
Children will love these little wooden reindeers on the tree this year, laser cut with their name. They would also make great gift tags.
Baby's First Christmas Reindeer Decoration
A baby's first Christmas is a special occasion and this beautiful acrylic hanging decoration would make a lovely keepsake, or even a thoughtful gift. I love the little details of a red glitter nose and velvet ribbon.
Velvet Star Decoration
Abi at When you Wish Upon A Star makes beautiful keepsakes all year round, specialising in baby loss and rainbow baby gifts. These gorgeous velvet star decorations could be used to celebrate a baby's first Christmas or the memory of a loved one.
"Believe" Christmas Rainbow Hanging
Create a real statement this Christmas with this large rainbow hanging, which can be personalised with a wooden tag reading "Merry Christmas" or "My First Christmas 2021"
A Pastel Christmas
I'm a huge fan of pastels at Christmas (in case you hadn't guessed!). This year pastel decorations have become the seasons biggest trend, whether you're just looking to add a little bit of pink to your decor or going for something even more colourful.
Hand Knitted Christmas Stocking
These beautiful hand-knitted Christmas stockings would be the perfect addition to any Christmas decor theme. Deborah has a range of different designs and colours but I think the mistletoe design is my favourite.
Pink Gingerbread House Decoration
This clay gingerbread house decoration epitomises the pastel Christmas trend perfectly for me and would add to the magic of any family home.
Pastel Christmas Bunting
We love the pastel trend this Christmas - kids will love these pretty coloured decorations. New for 2021, our pastel rainbow bunting has been updated with sparkle. We love the smaller size of bunting as an alternative Christmas tree decoration and it can repurposed into a child's room after the festive season is over.
Hand Painted Christmas Baubles
Ivy Oak Design have a collection of bespoke hand-painted baubles in a range of beautiful colours and designs. Any of these designs can be personalised too. I just can't decide whether I prefer the leopard or nude blush!