Thanksgiving is over and December is here, which means that it’s time to start trimming the tree and turning your house into a winter wonderland meant to propel your family through Christmas – and what better way to do that than to nod to simpler times?
You know, like when you were a kid and all you had to do was eat the cookies (not bake them), shake the presents (not wrap them), and stare in wonder at the decorations and lights (not spend days setting them out).
If that appeals to the kid in you, well, then these 10 retro decorations are going to put a big smile on your face – but only a small dent in your checkbook.
#10. This tree your grandmother probably had.
If you weren’t the lucky person who inherited it (or one of your darling children broke the real one) don’t worry – Walmart has you covered with this perfect replica.
#9. This fake poinsettia garland.
Kids and dogs don’t mix with real poinsettia’s (not to mention you have to remember to water them), so this felt garland might be just the thing to bring a pop of color to your mantle or front door.
#8. A Christmas tree topper straight from the ’70s.
Tired of your angel or other tasteful topper? Embrace gaudiness and whimsy with this snowflake made of gold tinsel.
#7. This knitted stocking.
It’s almost like your grandmother knitted this giant red stocking with the thought of leaving you plenty of treats – or coal, depending on what sort of child you were.
#6. These bubble lights straight out of the 1950s.
We’re throwing it way back with this set of 7 bubble lights that will brighten up anyone’s tree – but make sure to keep them out of reach if you’ve got little hands (or cat paws) in the house.
#5. Little red trucks.
They’re everywhere this season, it seems, and this ornament is just the kick of nostalgia your tree needs. Also, if you’ve got little kids, don’t fret – it’s not made of glass.
#4. Reflector balls for every home.
If you do have little fingers or cat paws about, no worries! These retro reflector balls are shatterproof!
#3. Stuck Santa legs.
These are funny, your kids will love them, and if your husband is in your hair, installing them is a great way to keep him out of your hair for a few hours. Triple win!
#2. This retro ornament set.
Also breakable, but this set of Kurt Adler Early Years ornaments is the perfect addition to anyone’s Christmas tree.
#1. A burlap tree skirt.
If you’ve got a yen for an old country Christmas, this burlap tree skirt is a great way to start – plus, it’s bound to hide more dirt and needles than green or red felt.
Happy Holidays (and shopping)!