It’ll Be All Light on Christmas Night

You may balk at the idea of hanging enough Christmas lights on your home to send the National Grid into overdrive, but a few outdoor sparkles can really raise the festive spirit in a neighbourhood. Of course, you may like nothing better than festooning your garage door with flying Santas and nodding reindeers, but if ‘less is more’ is your motto in life, take a look at some of the sparkling yet subtle outdoor decorations available to buy today.


WeRChristmas 5 ft/1.5m Pre-Lit LED Illuminated Cherry Blossom Tree | This sparkly tree is so pretty it might just win a place in your garden all year round. If it is for Christmas time only, you couldn’t find an easier decoration to put on show. Forget ladders and tangles of lights — this little fellow can be shining bright for all to see in no time at all.

White Soft Glow Freestanding Baby Reindeer Silhouette | You might have vowed to never have a shiny reindeer outside you house, but just wait until you see this cute little thing. Giving off a warm glow rather than a squint-inducing glare, this offering wouldn’t look out of place on the classiest of lawns.

720 Multifunction Cluster LED Chase Lights | Do you remember being told as a child that you must make the most of what you have? Well, if you have a great big tree or hedge outside your home, maybe that’s exactly what you should do this Christmas. These warm white lights from Argos offer a subtle shine that will chase the winter blues away and are a really affordable option if your festive budget has already been blown on gifts for the kids.

Transcontinental Group 300 LED Snowing Icicle Lights | We might not get a white Christmas, but you can ensure your home is as pretty as a traditional festive scene with these sparkling but demure icicle lights from Amazon.

30 LED Solar Bush Light | If you quite like the idea of having a little twinkle in your garden on every day of the year, how about a subtle little light-up bush or two? This version uses solar energy so won’t cost a fortune even if it does stay on all year round.

John Lewis Acrylic Light Star Decoration | This stunning light-up star doesn’t scream Merry Christmas — it passes on good tidings in a suitably demure and dignified manner.

Marks and Spencer 6ft Light Up Outdoor Christmas Tree | This twinkling tree from M&S manages to look both grand and unassuming all at the same time. It’s perfect if you want to mark the festive season without going too over the top.

Next Lit Hanging Basket | There is nothing more to say about this little creation other than it is the ideal subtle celebration of the Christmas season.

Set of Two Light Up Pre-lit Artificial Pine Indoor/Outdoor Pathway Christmas Trees | Guide your guests to a warm festive welcome with this pair of cute, twinkling pathway trees.