Christmas sales and budget shopping is at the top of many families’ minds this year. Now more than ever, it is essential for people to make sure their money is being invested rather than spent, and every purchase must meet high standards in beauty, quality, and affordability.
1 – The Artificial Christmas Tree
When selecting the Top 10 Christmas Decorations on a Budget, start with one of the staples of holiday decorating: the Christmas tree. Choose a high quality, attractive sale Christmas tree like our pre-lit Cumberland Fir tree with long needles and full shape. Our 10 year warranty promises that any Christmas tree you choose will be an investment you can enjoy for many holidays to come.
2 – C7 Incandescent Bulbs
C7 incandescent bulbs are available in both opaque and transparent finishes for as low as $5.75 for a pack of 25 bulbs. These bright lights work with E12 Candelabra sockets and stringers of variable length. Decorate your trees, roof lines, walkways, and more with C7 strings in lengths of 25’ to 1000’. To save money, increase spacing between sockets from 6” to 12” or greater for more coverage.
3 – Battery Operated Christmas Candles
Another inexpensive Christmas window decoration idea is to place a single battery operated candle in each window. Aside from just using in windows, Christmas candles can be placed on mantles, nestled in garland, and used as table centerpieces. Increase bulb and battery life by upgrading to LED candles.
4 – Christmas Mini Lights
Mini lights are always a great buy. Choose a 100 count light set of premium standard grade indoor / outdoor mini lights for Christmas trees, stair banisters, mantles, and more. Mini lights are a great investment, and can be reused throughout the year, as well as each season in almost any application. Choose premium mini lights over standard to add the extra bulb security through lamp locks and twist proof bulbs.
5 – Prelamped LED Christmas Lights
LED Christmas lights are increasingly popular, and a definite investment when choosing Wintergreen Lighting with the Energy Star label. LED lights have extremely long life spans of 50,000 to 100,000 hours of use (compared to 3,000 hours of traditional incandescent lights), with energy savings of 80-90%, and bulbs remain cool to the touch. For anyone looking to switch to LED Christmas lights this year but hesitant due to initial price, consider prelamped LED strings. Prelamped LED lights contain a single LED per bulb opposed to 3-5 diodes per replacement bulbs, keeping bulbs bright but price low – 2-3x lower.
6 – Christmas Tree Storage Bags
Protect your Christmas investments with a Christmas tree storage bag like this one for Christmas trees with a height of 6’ to 9’. With an interior space of 60” x 25” x 20”, you can store your precious Christmas tree year after year. Place the storage bag in a moderate temperature room away from water to protect your Christmas decorations and ensure they last for years to come.
7 – Artificial Christmas Wreaths
Artificial Christmas wreaths are a much better investment than live wreaths and will last for many years. Choosing smaller wreaths can save hundreds of dollars depending on how you use your wreath. If you want a single wreath for your front door, the pre-lit 30” Winchester Fir wreath with clear lamps is perfect, full and attractive. Some people like to put an unlit 24” wreath in every front window of their home and attach red bows, so purchasing a reasonably priced wreath can save a lot of money.
8 – Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Outdoor Christmas decor is available at low prices, but be aware of reduced quality. Lower costing decorations oftentimes can’t stand up to winter winds and heavy snow. Animated rope light motifs come in all sizes and shapes, while this 4’ LED Light Show tree is a bargain under $150 with multiple animation cycles.
9 – Christmas Tree Topper
This star Christmas tree topper has a bright brass finish and acrylic bead accents that surround the center 5 pointed star. Silver and gold, like the Christmas traditions of old, make up this gorgeous tree topper that sells for around $20. Pair with any tree for a timelessly classic look.
10 – Christmas Advent Calendars
This collectible 4 piece Christmas nativity set can be used on mantles, as a table centerpiece, on end tables, and more. The four pieces nest within each other and tell the nativity story as the three wise men come to bring gifts to baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Made of a strong polyresin, the tallest piece in the set measures 8.75” high. Under $30, this nativity set is a bargain.
To save even more, use the coupon code LIKELIGHTS10 at checkout to save 10% on your entire order. Buying early can help you save money as well as using coupon codes. What tips and tricks do you have for saving money at Christmas time? Share in the comments!