01 BEST FOR: AN OUTDOORS LOOK
For something different, abandon colour altogether. A handful of these highly unusual acorn decorations, which are delicate and soft to the touch, would look wonderful mixed in with pine cones, dried oranges, hessian bows and cinnamon sticks for a nature-inspired, wintry feel.
02 BEST FOR: A BIT OF FUN
Christmas pudding bauble
If you're of the opinion that Christmas decorations shouldn't be too pristine, minimalist and perfect but you still can't quite reconcile yourself with tinsel, this kitsch little fabric pudding is the perfect half way point. It has tiny, glistening beads on the icing which save it from looking 'flat'.
03 BEST FOR: A TOUCH OF CLASS
Antique pewter bauble
This is the ultimate bauble for those who take Christmas chic seriously. Delicate and refined, it makes a striking contrast to all the other loud, too-shiny baubles out there. It is handmade and hand-decorated in fine glass (with a slightly marbled effect) and comes in a set of three.
04 BEST FOR: A HOME-MADE FEEL
Christmas tree decoration
When your children or grandchildren present you with their hand-made decorations, lovingly created at school, you can impress them with one of your own (we won't tell!). This felt tree is cheery, colourful and even has two tiny bells on the ends for that magical tinkling sound.
05 BEST FOR: ETHICALLY-CONSCIOUS
Fairtrade Papier Mache Bauble
In traditional red, white and green, this striking, glossy bauble would be a welcome addition to any tree. The hand-painted design is appealingly 'rough', which gives the decoration an earthy, organic feel. Combine it with natural wood decorations and heaps of greenery.