Christmas tree decorations: The best baubles, ornaments and lights for 2017

Is it really that time of year again already? In lieu of dusting off your old decorations (and no, they're not retro yet) for yet another year on the trot, perhaps it's time to invest in some new sparkles and spangles to spruce up your fir tree of choice.
This year, folklore is a big trend, with retailers like John Lewis offering decorations inspired by Eastern European traditions as well as Irish fairytales. The Nordic look is still going strong too, with minimalistic yet striking pieces to be found at The Nordic House.
Meanwhile at Marks and Spencer, there's 3 for 2 on gifts, and themes include Hollywood glamour and Nordic Noel.

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Here's some glorious ideas fit for the most festive of foliage to convince you further:

Brilliant bauble

Frosted chestnut bauble - John Lewis

John Lewis have a fantastical array of weird and wonderful baubles, from brussels sprout-shaped baubles to a 24 carat gold painted bauble in the shape of an urchin. Our favourite, though, is this beautiful chestnut bauble from their fairy-tale inspired Into the Woods range.

£8, John Lewis

Frosted glass London bauble - Selfridges

Selfridgeshave a best of British theme going on in their Christmas collections this year, and this blue bauble featuring the London skyline in glittering glory is an addition to the tree that celebrates the capital.

£8.50, Selfridges

Glass baubles with bows - Very

This pack of six patterned baubles with bows is a delightful way to introduce a colour scheme to your tree.

£14.99, very.co.uk

Jewel-embellished bauble, Liberty

This flamboyant bauble boasts a fiery red glossy backdrop, with a dazzling jewel and sequin-encrusted band running around the centre. It's a statement design with a stand-out look when grouped with plain metallic bauble designs.

£8.95, Liberty

Outstanding ornaments

LED reindeer, John Lewis

Everybody needs a light-up Christmas reindeer in their garden this year.

£100, John Lewis

Plum floral wreath, Marks and Spencer

This handmade wreath has a natural feel and is decorated with pretty plum roses, berries, pinecones and a mix of foliage – and you can take advantage of the Marks and Spencer 3 for 2 on gifts offer.

£29.50, Marks and Spencer

Wiltshire print robin - Liberty

It wouldn't be Christmas without a traditional redbreast making an appearance. Updated with Wiltshire Liberty print, this adorable felt robin will warm up your home with its cheeky disposition, and is a charming focal point.

£27.95, Liberty London

Ice skates - Marquis and Dawe

These beautifully ice skates are a fun addition to the tree, each hand-made on a polystyrene base and finished with a soft faux fur trim. The design is complete with a long hanging piece of twine to position in place.

£14, notonthehighstreet.com

Resin unicorn - Marks and Spencer

This resin unicorn with silver mane and golden horn is individually hand-finished. Hang it on your tree to add a bit of festive fun.

£6, Marks and Spencer 3 for 2

Terrific tree toppers
Gold glitter star tree-topper by Gisela Graham

Add a bit of extra sparkle to your Christmas with a glittering gold star.
£6, The Contemporary Home

Joy! Wire tree topper, notonthehighstreet.com

This creation by The Letter Loft is a fun, modern take on the traditional tree topper with an industrial feel, and it comes in copper, silver, gold, white, black and baby pink.
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Light up glass star topper, Cox & Cox

Cox & Coxhave a gorgeous selection of Christmas decorations and this light-up tree topper is no exception. It features a silver 'Merry Christmas' message on a clear glass star shaped base, with an attachment to help you fit it onto your tree with ease. Each topper is filled with delicate white feathers and shimmering warm white lights.

£22, Cox & Cox

Lovely lights
LED Silhouette Star Light - Nordic House

This chic yet festive star light will add a gorgeous touch of ambient lighting to any room in your home. The silhouette is lit with 40 white LEDs, and you'll be forgiven for wanting to keep it shining all year round.

£27, Nordic House

Bubble Christmas lights, John Lewis

These striking white bubble lights on copper wire are suitable for use both indoors and out.

£40, John Lewis

Pine cone string lights, Argos

Use these festive pine cone lights on your Christmas tree, or around some picture frames. When they're switched on, they give off a lovely soft glow which is perfect for this time of year.
£9.99, Argos

Christmas Trees in Bottles LED Garland, £15.99,

Luxury home ware brand Scottie & Russell needs to be on your radar this Christmas. Their shooting star Christmas tree bottle lights will give your decor that little bit extra.

Scottie & Russell, £15.99

Jewelled twig light-up garlands, Cox & Cox

Adorned with festive jewels and sequins, this warm white LED garland is made up of super slim copper wires and paper branches. You can get creative and use the copper wire to bend into any shape and display them around your banister, over your mantelpiece - or even transform into a wreath.

£17.50, Cox & Cox