Alternative Christmas Decorations for Rebellious Types

Alternative Christmas decorations

CREDIT: Oliver Bonas, £6-£8

This post is for anyone desperately seeking a change to the traditional festive trimmings this Christmas. Maybe you’re over the Nordic look, or you want to mix the gold and silver up a bit with – I dunno – a strategically placed pineapple or flamingo. So, for alternative Christmas decoration ideas, read on.

Oliver Bonas is rocking it this year, with their range of Instagram-inspired decorations which include a cactus, pineapple and flamingo. And with prices starting from £6 per decoration, they’re not out of this world expensive.

Alternative Christmas Decoration ideas

There’s something fantastically kitsch about these decorations, which is a definite plus. If kitsch is wrong at Christmas then we don’t want to be right, quite frankly. Let your inner nan go wild with these other brilliantly retro alternative decorations we’ve found online…

Kitsch Christmas Decorations

CREDITS: Glass banana, £12.50 – Abode Living | Glass pineapple, £12.50 – Abode Living | Glass pink flamingo decoration, £14.95 – Abode Living | Pink flamingo decoration, £16.50 – Berry Red | Cactus decoration, £4.54 – Sisters Guild | Unicorn in dome, £5.95 – Rigby & Mac | Pug Christmas hanging decoration, £5.50 – Rigby & Mac | Gold glitter Bambi decoration, £3.95 – Rigby & Mac

We all know Christmas decor isn’t just about the tree, so if you’re looking for something a little extra then these festive tabletop trees (£3.99) from Ginger Ray are rather cute.

Festive Tabletop Mini Christmas Trees - Christmas Patterns

Of course we also have some unique Christmas decorations for sale in the Roost Shop – check out the offering below if you want to buy directly from this post (we take a commission on all sales, but no item costs more here than if you buy it directly from the seller). As ever, we’ve done the work in scouring the internet for our favourites, meaning you have more time to drink mulled wine and eat mince pies.

Merry Christmas!



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  • Reply SarahLou November 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Love the flamingoes! X

    • Reply Molly December 1, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      They’re cute aren’t they?!

  • Reply Lori November 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    OOh i do love a bit of oliver bonas and was in there earlier today eyeing up a cactus bauble 😉 x

    • Reply Molly December 1, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      YES to the cactus baubles!

  • Reply Alice December 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    This is a breath of fresh air in a sea of old-fashioned baubles! I never thought to look at Oliver Bonas for Christmas decs but I’ll definitely stop in there soon x

  • Reply Lottie | Oyster & Pearl December 2, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Flamingos! Love it. I once did our tree in Mexican tin decorations and brightly coloured felt ones I made myself. Long before I had kids, obvs…

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