Why pay more for your Christmas decor? Bargain stores such as Aldi and Matalan’s trinkets cost as little as £5.99 and look IDENTICAL to pricey baubles for more than 10 times the price (but can YOU tell the difference?)
- From baubles to stockings, the cost of Christmas decorations quickly rack up
- But these lookalikes prove that there is a way to achieve the look for less
- FEMAIL has found cut-price wreaths, tree toppers and skirts that look expensive
These cut-price lookalikes prove it is possible to achieve a high-end Christmas look without breaking the bank.
From Matalan to Dunelm, Britain’s favourite budget retailers have released their Christmas decoration ranges in time for the festive season, and they look just like designs from high-end stores like Liberty and John Lewis.
A Father Christmas ornament from Harrods, for example, costs £259, but looks strikingly similar to Wayfair’s £57.99 offering. Elsewhere, a £165 Selfridges wreath bears more than a passing resemblance to Matalan’s £15 design.
The latest big name to unveil its festive offering is Lidl, which released a collection of twinkling fairy lights, baubles and tinsel last week, with prices starting at just 99p.
But can you tell the designer decorations from the budget lookalikes? Scroll down to see nine side-by-side comparisons then check your answers at the bottom.
Oh, no, no! One of these Father Christmas ornaments costs £259.99, while the other is £57.99. But can you tell which one is more expensive?
Getting ready for Santa! No Christmas display is complete without a stocking. These red velvet designs are both delightfully festive, but can you tell the £7.99 from the £18 one?
Deck the halls! A wreath is the perfect finishing touch to a festive front door and these red and green treats will certainly stand out. But one costs £165 and the other just £15
Are you fir real? These faux trees are ideal for households looking to invest in decorations that last. One costs £645 and the other £130, so, can you tell them apart?
Absolutely crackers! One of these nutcracker kings costs £5.99 and the other costs £75, so can you pick out the designer figurine from its cut-price lookalike?
Game on! Yes, it’s niche. But there is more than one arcade game Christmas tree decoration available to buy. One costs £8 and the other more than three times as much at £24.95
Top dollar! The £8 gold star Christmas tree topper looks just like one that costs £18 from another retailer – but you’ll have to look closely to try and tell them apart!
Festive florals: Would you pick up a table display for £35, or a similar one for £220?
Touch of luxury: The £15 faux fur Christmas tree skirt looks just like the one costing £50. But can you tell which is which?
Left: The Santa with Bag in Chimney Tabletop, available for £57.99 at Wayfair. Right: The Villery and Boch Christmas Toys Memory Santa Ornament, available for £259 at Harrods
Left: Aldi’s Red Velvet Stocking, £7.99. Right: John Lewis & Partners Velvet Christmas Stocking With Faux Fur Trim, £18
Left: Selfridge’s By the Elves upcycled Christmas wreath, £165. Right: Matalan Evergreen Pre-Lit Christmas Bauble Wreath, £15
Left: The White Company Pre-Lit Grand Spruce Christmas Tree (9ft), £645. Right: Homebase 6ft Derry Spruce Pre-lit Premium Christmas Tree, £130
Left: Nutcracker wooden Christmas decoration, £75, from Selfridges. Right: Wooden Nutcracker With Sword from Aldi, £5.99
Left: Arcade Game Hanging Tree Decoration by Paperchase, £8. Right: Vintage Arcade Glass Tree Ornament by Liberty, £24.95
Left: Glitter Star Christmas Tree Topper by Monsoon, £18. Right: Homebase’s Gold Glitter Star Christmas Tree Topper, £8
Left: The Moyses Stevens traditional real-foliage table decoration, available at Selfridges for £220. Right: The M&S Ready To Arrange Red Table Arrangement, £35
Left: Dunelm’s Super Soft Tree Skirt, £15. Right: John Lewis & Partners Faux Fur Tree Skirt, £50