Christmas table decorations - our pick of the best

Looking for Christmas table decorations? From pretty placemats to tealight holders and deluxe crackers, we’ve picked our favourite finds for your table.

Looking for Christmas table decorations and ideas on how to use them? With the dining table being the focal point of Christmas Day family celebrations it's worth investing some time in getting it right, after all we want the table to look its best after all the effort of preparing such a feast! Go for a show-stopping center piece, such as a large Christmas tree-shaped glass jar that can be filled with treats, such as cookies or sweets. Add flickering candlelight with an Alpine scene tealight holder and choose some luxe crackers for a real style statement. Dress up your place settings with quirky and fun stockings for the cutlery and chalkboard place mat sheets - these are great for adding some personality and making sure everyone knows where to be seated. Christmas-themed cheeseboards and bowls are the perfect finishing touches - just add the nibbles! Take a look at these great Christmas table decorating ideas to ensure the table is fully dressed for the occasion.

Cox and Cox Glass Christmas Tree Jar

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Glass Christmas Tree Jar


Height: 50 cm
Diameter: 27 cm

Made from strong glass and shaped just like a Christmas tree, this clever vase can be filled with a variety of different festive treats for a unique display. Simply lift the top third of the tree to reveal a hollow centre and fill with Christmas sweets or battery-powered LED fairy lights. 

Glass Christmas Tree Jar, £40, Cox and Cox.

Emma Bridgewater Holly Wreath Cake Plate

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Holly Wreath Cake Plate


Diameter: 33 cm

Serve Christmas cake on this beautifully decorated plate, featuring illustrations inspired by a fresh holly wreath. When the cake is all gone, which doesn't take long, it would double up as a cheese plate or even a charger plate to create a table display using pillar candles. 

Holly Wreath Cake Plate, £49.95, Emma Bridgewater.

Not on the High Street Luna Porcelain Tea Light Holder

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Luna Porcelain Tea Light Holder


Height: 8 cm
Diameter: 12 cm

Create a stunning table centrepiece with these stunning white porcelain tea light holders. Elegantly etched and featuring delicate punched hole patterns, to create a natural scene that glows from the warm candlelight within. The new designs for Christmas, are Star, Tree and Angel. Tea lights not included. 

Luna Porcelain Tea Light Holder, £15, Not on the High Street.

Liberty Nutcracker Parade Crackers

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Nutcracker Parade Crackers


Length: 32 cm
Diameter: 6 cm

Kick start the festivities with these charming Christmas crackers. Filled with the finest gifts, including household trinkets and tools, each cracker is wrapped in a traditional Nutcracker print and beautifully finished with grosgrain ribbon. Pack of six. 

Nutcracker Parade Crackers, £24.95, Liberty.

Not On The High Street Chalkboard Christmas Dinner Placemat Sheets

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Chalkboard Christmas Dinner Placemat Sheets


Height: 29.7cm
Width: 42cm

Give your Christmas table a personal and rustic touch with a set of 10 chalkboard placemat sheets. The quirky black placemats are printed on to thick FSC-certified paper with a smooth matt finish. Decorate or write straight on to the disposable papers. 

Chalkboard Christmas Dinner Placemat Sheets, £6, Not On The High Street.

John Lewis Cutlery Christmas Stocking

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Cutlery Christmas Stocking


Height: 14cm
Width: 7cm

Add some character to your Christmas dinner party. An alternative to the napkin ring, this quirky cutlery stocking is certain to be a conversation starter. Sold as a set of two. Polyester and cotton. 

Cutlery Christmas Stocking, £5, John Lewis.

Matalan Santa’s 3 Piece Christmas Treat Set

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Santa’s 3 Piece Christmas Treat Set


Santa Plate: 18cm Diameter
Carrot Plate : H18cm W5cm
List Plate : H10cm W7cm

Ignite the excitement within little ones, by keeping up the tradition of leaving a treat for Santa on Christmas Eve. Leave out a mince pie for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph with the help of this 3 piece Christmas treat set; complete with Santa plate, carrot plate and naughty/nice list plate. 

Santa’s 3 Piece Christmas Treat Set, £8, Matalan.

Bloom Victorian-style Dried Flower Candle Holder

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Victorian-style Dried Flower Candle Holder


Height: 9cm
Length: 45cm

Skilfully crafted from a variety of dried flowers and grasses, this traditional-style candle holder makes a lovely centrepiece for the Christmas table. It would also be very at home on a hallway console table or dressing the mantelpiece. Candles not included. 

Victorian-style Dried Flower Candle Holder, £29, Bloom.

Next Star Gold Glitter PVC Tablecloth

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Star Gold Glitter PVC Tablecloth

Give dining tables an instant festive makeover with the addition of a decorative tablecloth. Clothing the table with this beautiful glittery star design not only makes it instantly festive it products surfaces from gravy and wine spills because it’s PVC, with a semi matt finish.

Star Gold Glitter PVC Tablecloth, £20, Next.

Marks & Spencer Stag Trug

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Stag Trug


Height: 22cm
Diameter: 33cm

Add an English country house feel to the Christmas table this year with the addition of this elegant stainless steel and brass trug. This versatile piece would be ideal for an ice bucket for bubbles to serve with dinner, but equally as stunning filled with seasonal fruits for a table centre piece. 

Stag Trug, £55, Marks & Spencer.

Cox & Cox Wooden Star Table Scatters

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Wooden Star Table Scatters


Sold as Set: 50

Add a creative touch to your Christmas dinner table with this set of decorative wooden stars. The delicately whitewashed finish makes them ideal for embellishing all tabletops - complementing wood, zinc, marble and festive tablecloths. Because the stars are wooden they can simply be gathered up at the end of each dinner party and stored until they are needed again. 

Wooden Star Table Scatters, £9.50, Cox & Cox.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.