Five Holiday Decor Favorites {That Always Sell Out!}

November 01, 2023

These beautiful holiday decor items always go fast! 

The holiday season is approaching (for some early decorators like me, it's here! 😀), and it's about time to pull out the Christmas decor. 

I know many wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate, and I usually hold off most of my holiday-related content until after then. But I've realized over the years that certain holiday decor items (both online and in stores) sell out super quickly. 

Usually by the time I share our decorated holiday home here, so many items aren't available anymore. 

So this year, I decided to pull together this list of some of my favorites so you can grab them before they are gone! :) 

The first item is this beautiful, realistic greenery: 
Norfolk real touch pine garland
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It's called Norfolk Pine Real (or Natural) Touch garland and it is by far my favorite greenery I've ever used. It's SO soft, looks realistic and drapes beautifully. 

Up till a couple years ago, the only place to get this soft, green garland was at Afloral online or expensive boutiques. But last year (at least that's when I noticed it), the same exact product could be found at Kirklands, but for way less!:
realistic pine greenery

Last year I grabbed a few garlands at around 40 percent off with a discount code and their sale. 

Right now this Norfolk pine garland is 25 percent off, which is a pretty good deal. Overall the price at Kirklands right now is HALF of what it is at Afloral. 

I used this greenery all over our home last year, but my favorite spot was on our stairs:
garland at bottom of stairs

For the first time, I decorated the bottom of the balusters instead of the top, and we loved it!: 
garland draped bottom of railings

I'll definitely be doing that again this year. This beautiful, lush garland made such a statement on our stairs! 

Next up is this gorgeous velvet ribbon I've used for a few years now: 
velvet ribbon in greenery

books wrapped in ribbon

I have this velvet ribbon in both a gold tone called khaki and the burgundy color pictured above. It's available in 3/8, one inch and 1 1/2 inch widths. 

I also use this brand that is 5/8 inch -- they have nearly 30 colors available! I use ribbon in my garland, on the tree and also in random places like around books or frames on the wall. 

Adding some pretty ribbon is an easy way to add a festive touch! 

Bells are always a favorite of mine during the holiday season. I have a couple options that were very hard to find by the time Thanksgiving rolled around last year. 

First up were these bell pics from Hobby Lobby: 
bells in stair greenery

They are in their pic aisle and come with the four bells hanging from the wired stick, but I prefer to wrap them around so they all dangle from the end like so: 
Hobby Lobby bell pics

These are $5.99 each but are almost always 50 percent off. 

Luckily I found some similar options if your local store is sold out! 

These are very similar and come with the bells at the end like I use them. You could also string some of these small metal bells using that pretty velvet ribbon I mentioned above. 

I also LOVE these large brass bells that I hung from our newel post: 
large brass bells on stairs

These hanging bells look lovely hanging from a wreath, from the mantel or on the front door!

I heard from so many of you last year who tried to get a set of them, but they were already sold out. There are quite a few options, in various colors available. 

Finally, my all time favorite find is our gorgeous fake Christmas tree
realistic fir Christmas tree

It is truly the most realistic Christmas tree I've ever had. We have the 10 foot fir version and it is absolutely lovely. The organic shape of the tree is my favorite part. 

I can hardly wait to put it back up, I love this tree so much! 

You guys sold this one out quick last year, but I've found a couple options that are still in stock. There are unlit fir tree options and fir trees with clear "smart" lights here

This Christmas tree is incredibly east to set up -- the lights turn on as you add each section of the tree. 

I hope some of my favorites help you get a head start on your holiday decor! I don't usually write about Christmas decorations quite this early, but these are finds that I love to use that I think you'll enjoy too. :) 

Happy holiday planning! When do you start your holiday decorating?

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  1. Hi I live in Canada so we don't likely have all the same stores, but I was curious about Kirtlands. Do you mean Costco in particular I was thinking about the greenery or is Kirtlands a store on its own?

    1. Hello! Here in the US we have a home decor store called Kirklands. I'm not sure if they ship to Canada, but I would check!

  2. Kirklands is a store, it is NOT the same as the Kirkland BRAND at Costco.

  3. I love your mantle garland. So beautiful. I love your idea of placing velvet ribbons on various things around the house. Will definitely be stealing that idea! Thank you for the great ideas! You are always so creative!


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