The Home Depot Holiday Décor

A few days ago, I told my husband that I had to go to The Home Depot. His response: “What do you need me to buy?” He didn’t understand why I would want to go to a store that, being a contractor, is practically his second home.

 Bestowed with a $100 gift card to spend on holiday decorations, I decided that I’d let my daughters choose a few things, with my approval, of course. Our shopping trip was a lot of fun! Did you know that The Home Depot has an extensive collection of holiday decorations? Neither did I. We always get our Christmas tree there, but – again – my husband usually takes care of this and you can do it without even walking inside the store.

WHAT I LIKED

After letting the girls choose just-the-right tree outside…

Home Depot trees

We stepped inside the store and lights were the first things that caught our eye. We’re trying to switch to all LED lights because LED last up to 10 times longer than incandescent lights and use up to 80% less energy. The Home Depot is one of the largest sellers of holiday lighting, with several brands of LED lights to choose from, including Holiday Home Accents, Martha Stewart Living, EcoSmart, GE and Sylvania, so if you’re trying to go more ‘green’ in your holiday decorating, this is a great place to start. These Shooting Star lights are super cool. A photo doesn’t do them justice. Unfortunately the white lights were out of stock! Bummer.

Shooting stars lights

Martha Stewart is a leader in home decór so I wasn’t surprised to see her products at The Home Depot. From shatterproof ornaments to beautiful wreaths, there were so many “good things” to choose from. I can never have enough of those pretty glass balls! When my daughters were young, instead of putting the glass ornaments on the tree where they could reach (and break!) them, I’d fill up bowls and vases with them and display these on tables and book shelves throughout the house. I liked the look of this so much that I still do it now, years later.

Home Depot - Martha Stewart ornaments

I’ve always considered starting a little holiday village. I saw a few different pieces here, including a starter set, but I’m not sure I’m ready for what could potentially be a big investment. Especially if my kids will consider it just one more thing to play with! 😉

Home Depot Christmas village

There were tons of poinsettias around, but the ones that I fell in love with were these tiny plants next to the checkout! They cost around $6 and were super cute. I’m totally going to pick one of these up for a hostess gift at an upcoming holiday party. I have to admit that sometimes I get annoyed when people give me plants (yet one more thing to take care of!) but something like this is manageable and would look great on a mantel or coffee table.

Little poinsettias

WHAT I BOUGHT

I highly recommend taking a moment to check out the holiday aisle at The Home Depot. I was impressed by the variety of products; most at reasonable prices.

our cart

While I really wanted the Shooting Stars, we ended up going with two sets of Starry Night lights. The girls chose a Santa clingy for our door, and a new star for our Christmas tree.

Christmas star

The big purchase was this inflatable dog, however! And I don’t mean big as in price (it cost less than $35!), as I probably should have read the measurements on the box, because I had no idea exactly how big this would turn out to be…

Lighted Retriever

I’m proud to say this savvy shopper only went over my goal of $100 by 68 cents. I could have done a lot more damage, though. There are a few more things left on my list, including those lights! By the way, I was happy to see that The Home Depot also offers a selection of holiday decorations with wording en español… ¡Feliz Navidad!

Receipt

OUR HOUSE

We put the Santa cling on the door as soon as we got home, and then I went to work on the Starry Night lights. They blink off and on so that they look like twinkling lights! I like that they come in a net form, so I literally just had to lay them on top of the bushes. Took maybe 2 minutes.

Santa clingies

Setting up the inflatable retriever only took a moment, after reading the instructions and finding an extension cord. The girls were so happy and proud of their “Big Chiquito,” as they call him, referring to our little dog, who they say he looks like. Talk about an oxymoron, LOL! They want him blown up 24 hours a day “so that no one that drives by our house misses him, because that might be their only chance to see him!” So considerate, aren’t they? I’ve convinced them that big C needs a nap now and then, just like the real one. 😉

happy girls

It may be a simple set up, but I have to say that it all looks cool at night!
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Little Chiquito isn’t sure what to think…

blow up dog

My husband is picking up the Christmas tree with his work van tomorrow, so I won’t have a photo of the star atop the tree until then, but for now it’s sparkling on our mantle. It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas, that’s for sure!

For more information on what The Home Depot has to offer this holiday season, and help with your home decorating projects, please visit www.homedepot.com/holiday, and follow The Home Depot on Twitter: @HomeDepot and Facebook: www.facebook.com/homedepot.

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Disclosure: This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and The Home Depot. The Home Depot works with bloggers such as myself to conduct product reviews. They do not tell bloggers what to say about their products or how to say it. The Home Depot fundamentally believes that people should be free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot often provides product – free of charge – to bloggers for review as they did for this post. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. The Home Depot provided me with a gift card to shop for the holidays and post my experience. All opinions expressed in this article are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.

Comments

  1. Karen Farrow says

    I learned that Home Depot has some adorable Christmas tree skirts and Christmas stockings.
    rfarrow at pineland dot net

  2. Rochelle says

    I learned that they have a Home Accents Holiday 4 Ft. Lighted PVC Grapevine Bear that is only $54.97. It is so cute! They have tons of stuff I didn’t know about. Even a waffle maker. Thanks!

  3. Joyce Harrell says

    I loved the Ornament Frame and that they gave you detailed instructions on how to make it.

  4. tiff says

    I learned that Home Depot sells 12 foot Christmas trees! I had no idea they came that high there.

  5. Kimberly says

    I learned that I can shop online and then choose to pick up at my local store to save shipping costs.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. renee says

    I learned they have a Collegiate Collection of decorations. I am NOT, however, telling my husband!

  7. Ann F says

    I learned that you can order a fresh Christmas tree from Home Depot and have it shipped directly to your house.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  8. Kathleen says

    I learned that while LED lights cost more in the beginning, they last longer and are more energy efficient

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  9. Debra G says

    Home Depot has fresh cut Christmas trees and over 200 different artificial trees in a wide range of styles, shapes and sizes to choose from.

  10. Geoff K says

    One thing I learned is that Home Depot has a very cool Collegiate Collection of trees, wreaths, and ornaments, including a set for my own alma mater, Ohio State. Thanks!

  11. Peter S says

    I learned that they have instructions on how to make an “invisible tree” chandelier-type decoration. That was kind of neat.

  12. Calshondra Williams says

    I learned Home Depot has a variety of wreaths and trees. Also, fresh trees can be delivered to you.

  13. JoeyfromSC says

    I love the stuff you bought!

    I learned on their site that you can browse in the gallery for more decorations by theme! very cool!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. Kristy T says

    What a great contest! I didn’t realize that they sell real Christmas Trees on their website as well!

  15. D Schmidt says

    Visited their site and learned about the amazing range of artificial trees they sell! I also read their buying guide

  16. deborahc says

    I learned that I can buy a Home Accents Holiday 7.5 ft. LED Pre-Lit Wesley Pine Tree on sale now from $179. I have 2 sections of my pre-lit tree that are no longer pre-lit!

    • Ames says

      I’m not sure where my comment went, so I’ll try again! I’m sorry!!!!!!

      I like the how to on the ornament frame!

  17. Sylvie W says

    Hey, I just learned Home Depot carries Halloween decorations. I know its not the current holiday but I just never knew they “did Halloween” too. Hmm.

  18. Robin G says

    Such cute decorations you’ve bought!!! I learned that Home Depot offers over 200 different artificial trees in a wide range of styles, shapes and sizes! I’d love to use the giftcard on one!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Robin G´s last blog post ..Yippee! giveaway time!

  19. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    learned they had Disney blow ups like Disney 6 ft. LED Lighted Mickey and Minnie’s Scene Airblown

    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  20. Debbie C says

    I learned Home Depot has a Collegiate Collection of holiday decorations.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

  21. Debbie C says

    @chrisdeglen Tweeted –

    twitter.com/#!/chrisdeglen/status/147952890336645121

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

  22. Stacy says

    I learned they have several different trains, which is awesome because I have always wanted a train for going around my tree.

  23. ewhatley says

    I’ve always considered Home Depot a man’s world and had no idea they have such a huge selection of Christmas decorations. The selection and prices on the inflatables are great.

  24. Denise S says

    I learned that you can get a live tree delivered which is nice because I don’t know how I’d get one home otherwise.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  25. DeeHansen says

    Subscribed to your feed by email, at the email address listed above. Can you please remove my comment where my email is showing? Thanks! I made a mistake there.

  26. Aisling says

    I learned that Home Depot sells over 200 different artifical trees in 8 different categories. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

  27. Lisa Garner says

    I learned that they currently have 40% off select artifical trees while they last.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  28. Marissa says

    I learned that Home Depot has all of the Christmas products and decorations that you could ever need!

  29. Karen M says

    I learned how to make the ornament frame that they have on their commercial. I love it and may try to make it after the holidays when I have some time for myself. Thanks.

  30. @nola727 says

    Thanks for the review and chance to win. I learned HD just opened a store near me–had no idea it was there…and they are having a 40 percent off sale on xmas trees in time for the holiday!

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  31. Crystal F says

    I would love to have the Home Accents Holiday
    36 in. Pre-Lit Wesley Pine Wreath Clear. Thank you!

  32. April V. says

    I think it is pretty cool that they have college color themed items! For big college sports fans that would be perfect.

  33. Michelle Spayde says

    I learned that Home Depot has quite an extensive holiday selection. I never thought of going there for holiday items.

  34. brian e. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…Home Depot features a wide assortment of real Christmas trees and artificial Christmas trees, Christmas ornaments, Christmas lights, Christmas garland and wreaths plus outdoor Christmas decorations.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com