I got a sneak peek at what Specialbuys Aldi has in store this Christmas – here's what I'm most excited about

Here's what I'll be adding to my shopping basket in the run-up to the festive season

Paper snowman with glowing lightbulb
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I got to take a sneak peek at what Aldi has in store this year for the festive season at their annual Christmas Showcase, and I've got my eye on some eye-catching budget buys that I can't wait to get my hands on as a part of my list of long-anticipated Christmas ideas.

Listen, I'm fully aware that we still have Halloween to get through as we're smack bang in the middle of October, but I can't help but be filled with excitement for the festive season.

I was lucky enough to get a first preview of Aldi's Christmas collection for 2023, and all I'll say is that you ought to make room for even more budget Christmas decorating ideas because the themes are big and impressively in line with the latest trends we've dipped in and out of this year.

Here are the bits I'm most excited about – and when you can expect to catch them in store.

Collection of homeware from Aldi Christmas collection displayed on tabletop

Aldi's new kitchenware releasing in time for Christmas

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Aldi Christmas Showcase preview 2023

The Aldi Christmas Showcase is an event that always gets high praise from the rest of the team at Ideal Home, and as a first-time attendee, there was many a thing that certainly caught my eye. So, let's talk about it.

Christmas candle range

Of course, if we're talking all things Aldi then we can't not talk about candles. Whether it's budget-friendly alternatives of some of our high-end favourites or standalone bestsellers, Aldi has long been a pioneer in supplying us with some of the best scented candles that won't break the bank.

This Christmas, we have Aldi's first-ever candle advent calendar to look forward to which will be available in stores from the 29th of October. However, at the preview, I also spotted their latest Christmas candle range, filled with returning seasonal bestsellers.

Collection of candles arranged on ladder shelf with Christmas decoration

Aldi's new Christmas candle range

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Returning after rave reviews last year is the Hotel Collection XXL Wax Inclusion Candle, which is guaranteed to stand as a gorgeous centrepiece for any festive tablescape.

Priced at £24.99 (don't underestimate its size, believe us when we say it's huge), this candle boasts an inner core that burns down creating a lantern effect which glows for up to 200 hours.

This candle will be available in store from the 16th of November in both Paradise (bergamot, amber, and vanilla notes) or the festive staple Winter Spice (hints of orange, cinnamon, and clove) scent. I think it'll be a hit as one of the best scented candles for autumn.

Collection of candles displayed on tabletop with Christmas tree in background

Aldi's new Christmas candle range with returning bestseller, the Hotel Collection XXL Wax Inclusion Candle

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Novelty kitchenware essentials

It isn't Christmas if food isn't involved, and this year, Aldi is fully stocked up on all the kitchen and dinnerware essentials you'll for the best budget dining room setup for the hosting season.

You probably already know about Aldi's Every Ways Pan that we're excited to get our hands on come the 16th of November, but on top of that, Aldi has also got these amazing novelty casserole dishes I'm so smitten with coming in store this November.

Collection of homeware from Aldi Christmas collection displayed on tabletop

Aldi's new novelty casserole dishes and decorations

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Scandi-style Christmas decor

Let's be real. Scandi-inspired anything and everything has more or less dominated a majority of home decor trends this year, but we're not mad about it. There's something about those neutral tones and natural materials that instantly make a space feel cosy. So it's no wonder that this style of decor has been the way forward.

Collection of homeware from Aldi Christmas collection displayed on tabletop

Aldi's new Christmas decoration range

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But allow us to introduce you to our personal star of the show: Aldi's Paper Snowman, available for £14.99. This little guy instantly caught our eye and we can already promise you that he'll be sitting pretty as part of our Christmas living room decor all season long when it hits the middle aisle on the 2nd of November.

Paper snowman with glowing lightbulb

Aldi's new Paper Snowman

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Made from premium paper and featuring a globe light inside, this honeycomb-shaped decoration will create a soft, warm glow in any room that it's placed in. Even better yet, once the festive season is over, this little snowman can be easily folded away when the time comes to store your Christmas decorations.

Mind you, these are only a handful of Christmas decor releases that I'm excited about out of the many I've got brewing in my head – but you'll be the first to know if I spot anything else of note. Let's get this festive season started!

Jullia Joson
Junior Writer

Jullia Joson is Ideal Home’s Junior Writer. She’s always loved all things homes and interiors, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Nottingham in 2022. Previously, she was an Intern Editor for ArchDaily. Now focused on news stories, Jullia can be found down the TikTok and Pinterest rabbit hole scrolling through any new and upcoming trends, hacks, and home inspiration.