‘Tis the most wonderful, yet most expensive time of the year. But bagging a bargain can help make your Christmas savings pot go that little bit further. Start as you mean to go on, with Christmas decorations.
We’ve rounded up the most on-trend buys from John Lewis & Partners, and found them even cheaper at bargain store B&M.
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White Christmas tree, save £179
Start with the bigger, most expensive item – the tree. Make a statement this year with an increasingly popular snow-covered white tree. Every retailer has a fantastic offering for 2019 to ensure our homes are dreaming of a white Christmas.
The John Lewis & Partners Isla Diamond tree is a spectacular design, see our review here. But if you’re on a budget the B&M version is an ideal cheaper alternative to help get the same effect.
Ideal: Isla Diamond Frost Pre-lit 7ft Christmas Tree, £279, John Lewis & Partners
Great Deal: Frosted Nordic Pre-lit 7ft Spruce Tree, £100, B&M (in store only)
LED Reindeer, save £55
Stand either of these magnificent light-up reindeers outside your home to set the scene in style. Both stand statuesque, John Lewis deer at 120cm and the B&M at 110cm.
Ideal: Standing Reindeer 120 LED Lit Figure, £95, John Lewis & Partners
Great Deal: Christmas Wire Reindeer Light, £40, B&M (in store only)
Frosted wreath, save £30
Hang an illuminated wreath on your front door to create a warm welcome for festive guests. Both of these silver designs are a great solution for making the light shine a little brighter. The John Lewis & Partners design is a more intricate one, with frosted flower-like snowflakes. The B&M wreath is simple but just as effective to cast a glow.
Ideal: Snowscape Beaded Wreath, £40, John Lewis & Partners
Great Deal: Pre-lit Christmas Round Wreath, £9.99, B&M (in store only)
Nordic gonk, save £6
Great gonks! These are the gnomes of homes, the fun Nordic characters to add some personality to our Christmas decorations.
Ideal: Grey Gonk, £12, John Lewis & Partners
Great Deal: Plush Gonk, £5.99 B&M (in store only)
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Who wouldn’t love to make a saving of £270.02? Especially right before Christmas. Unfortunately you can shop online at B&M as yet, but these affordable look-a-likes are all available in stores nationwide.