The concept of a Christmas tree was first introduced by Germany back in 16th century. It was the time
when Christians brought adorned Christmas trees into their homes. Wooden Christmas trees and evergreens bedecked the new looking homes. Candles were also used to give the homes a better and wondrous look. Eventually, people of the other places of Europe also had started to follow the traditions and cultures related to the Christmas tree.
The Christmas tree looked even more fashionable and attractive when the husband of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, had bejewelled the first English tree at Windsor canstle with candles, sweets, fruits and gingerbread in 1841. The tradition was followed by many English families later on. All kinds of extravagant items were used to decorate the tree and homes. According to Charles Dickens the Christmas trees were well covered and adorned with the fine looking dolls, miniature furniture, costume jewellery, little musical instruments, toy guns, swords, candy and fruits in 1850.
Here’s Topping Forty’s best decoration finds on the high street
Felt So Good Snowflake Bauble Decoration
These snowflake baubles in felt will hang perfectly on your classically themed Christmas tree. Team with bright white fairy lights to complete the look.
Polar Bear on Candy Cane Decoration
These stripe candy cane decorations have a sweet polar bear perched on top, waiting to see what is placed under your Christmas tree.
House of Fraser
Linea Decadence 3d snowflake star decoration
House of Fraser 3d snowflake star decoration. From their Decadence range, this eye catching piece will add a sparkle to your tree this year.
Shabby chic glass egg trinket decoration
Shabby Chic glass egg trinket. This eye catching piece will give this years tree a unique and sophisticated appearance.
Marks and Spenser’s
Treat Bag Christmas Tree Decorations
A set of 4 little fabric bags to hang on your Christmas tree. They're perfect for adding little hidden treats into the branches of your tree and look great when combined with coordinating decorations from the 'Log Cabin' range.
Purple Waffle Glass Christmas Bauble
A rich satin purple glass bauble with a waffle effect design, highlighted with golden glitter. Add this gorgeous bauble to your tree, this bauble would look great on a white Christmas tree creating a stunning Christmas display.
100pk Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree Decorations
Decorate your home with ice-cool elegance thanks to this 100 pack of assorted blue decorations. Cover your tree with icicles, snowflakes and presents with this range of bauble shapes, all in a sleek, wintery blue tone. Complete the look with decorative beading and a star at the top of the tree.
100pk Santa's Grotto Christmas Tree Decorations
Decorate your home with classic elegance thanks to this 100 pack of assorted red, green and white decorations. Cover your tree with icicles, snowflakes and presents with this range of bauble shapes, all in the classic, warm Christmas tones. Complete the look with decorative beading and a star at the top of the tree.