Decorating our homes at Christmas time evokes many memories and surrounds different familial traditions. You are likely to have recycled wooden Christmas decorations that have been passed down to you through different generations but it is always lovely to add to your collection as your themes evolve. Our gorgeous range of eco-friendly wooden Christmas decorations for around the home has been specially selected to add that extra something to your house over the festive period. Our wooden Christmas decorations are made from sustainable materials and many have been handcrafted so each one is as unique as the tree the wood came from. Christmas is a magical time for young and old. A winter holiday to get us through the dark months full of Christmas songs, sugar cookies, time with family and if you are little the oh so exciting and long-awaited visit from Santa Claus. The countdown to Christmas starting with the first door of the advent calendar on the first of December, setting up the nativity, getting out the wooden Christmas decorations, and choosing the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones. All culminating in Christmas day with a big Christmas dinner. It's easy to get caught up in the festive season and our ethics that we hold so dearly the rest of the year seem to somehow get lost in the hype. So if you are hoping to have a more ethical Christmas this year, then Baba Me have got you covered. Not only do we have ethical gifts perfect for every member of the family, we also have a great selection of beautiful traditional ethical Christmas decorations, wooden advent calendars and waste wood alternatives to artificial Christmas trees that can be used year after year.
It’s great when you can use wooden Christmas decorations over and over. We have a few different styles of wooden trees that can be placed around your home year after year and decorated with a wide variety of different pieces. Take a look at the cluster of 3 fir trees that have been made using bark, these wonderful, tactile trees will go with any colour scheme and are perfect for a fireplace or windowsill. We also have a 3ft Christmas tree made from waste wood. This is the perfect alternative to a plastic or real tree that you have to throw away at the end of the season, and there are no annoying needles to have to hoover. Modern with a rustic feel, this twisted tree looks stunning when decorated with Christmas Baubles, take a look at our wooden Christmas tree decorations for inspiration. This great tree could even double up as an Easter tree.
Fairtrade Wooden Christmas Decorations
Digging out the wooden Christmas decorations from the back of the cupboard, rescuing them from the loft or searching in the shed is all part of the Christmas season. For some, it won't happen until Christmas eve for others it's the beginning of December. You have to untangle the tree lights unless you have a pre-lit tree, and hopefully, not too many baubles got broken.
If you are looking to add to your wooden Christmas decorations collection or need some extra Christmas decorating ideas, then Baba Me have a great selection of tree decorations from simple and rustic to shiny and sparkly perfect for any home. Whether you are looking for a Christmas decoration for the centre of the wreath, decorating ideas for the Christmas table or subtle holiday decorations to fit with your living room decor we should have something perfect to fit the bill.
The rustic natural wood cut out decorations have been handcrafted in India. They are fair trade and made from all natural materials meaning both the craftspeople who make them and the environment are getting a fair deal. The natural wood grain and smooth finish make these perfect for a real tree of one of our sustainable alternatives and they are also perfect for making personalised decorations as gifts or to remember a little one's first Christmas.
The embroidered sari decorations are perfect for adding a bit of ethical sparkle to your Christmas celebrations. Again they are fair trade and this time made from recycled material. Plus, unlike glass baubles that have to be carefully stored these will last for many a family Christmas. The Lakh baubles are even more glittery and so beautifully made.
And it's not just Christmas tree decorations. Holztiger makes the most divine wooden Christmas figures that are great toys for imaginative play but also double as gorgeous Christmas ornaments. You could create a traditional nativity scene complete with a manger or celebrate the holidays with a winter wonderland theme featuring Santa and his sleigh. You could even photograph them to use as Christmas cards.
Wooden trains are a timeless classic toy and have become traditional wooden Christmas decorations, possibly helped by the film Polar Express. Now you can have your own Polar express that not only looks great but can be played with over and over again. The Big Jigs Christmas wooden train has been decorated in a festive theme and fits on most wooden tracks. Let your children build the tracks around the tree, or house and act out the Polar Express story picking up children and taking them to see Santa. There are Santa train experiences available to take your children on, this would be a great gift after one of these so they can take santa around in his train delivering presents to children. Have a look at our different wooden train sets in our toy section for different sets that are available.
Many people love candles around the home and we have some that smell and look fabulous. Take a look at the Agnes and Cat, Wild Olive and Airmid ranges. There are candles available in many scents to suit different tastes and many different colours to suit different home decors. Some candles come in beautiful glasses and holders, we also have a festive wooden candle holder. This Christmas themed, shabby chic, tea light holder comes with four glass candle receptacles to protect the wood. You’ll love how the flames dance through the laser cut stars and the intricate woodland scene. In the dark, the shapes flicker in the candlelight, projected onto your walls. In the daytime it’s festive snowy appearance will fit in with any decor.
Holztiger Father Christmas
Holztiger is well known for their wooden ornaments. Children delight at the many brightly handpainted figures that are available. Each figurine is unique, they are handpainted using a water-based stain that you can still see the markings from the wood through, which only adds to their beauty. There is a fabulous range of Christmas ornaments that you’ll adore and your children will love too. They are brilliantly durable so as well as decorative pieces, children can play with them without any worry that they’ll break.
Create a Holztiger Winter Christmas scene using these wooden decorations
Also available is a gorgeous nativity scene with many different characters to choose between.
Wooden gift tags
As we all aim towards a more eco-friendly, sustainable Christmas it’s good to think outside the box and look at how we package our gifts. Wrapping paper generally has a plastic-based layer on so can’t always be recycled, you could try and make your own paper using recycled plain paper or try to purchase wrapping paper that is 100% recyclable. Once your gifts are wrapped it’s time to add a label so everyone knows who it’s for. Take a look at our wooden gift tags for this. Printed on one side with a message - there are 8 to choose between - and space on the other side so you can personalise the tag. These add a classy touch to your gifts and if you gather them back in can be reused over and over again.
Reusable Advent Calendars
Everyone loves a Christmas advent calendar. Opening the little door or draw each morning is exciting. A wooden advent calendar will be treasured for years to come and make the perfect Eco-friendly alternative to a chocolate calendar full of plastic you have to throw away. Obviously, they are perfect for filling with fair trade chocolate. We love the Cocoa Loco organic chocolate buttons, but you can also fill with all sorts of other things.
The elf might bring a new figure for the Christmas centrepiece each morning, ribbon bows for the tree, books, or holiday experiences like a trip ice skating, a visit to see Santa or a trip to see the Christmas lights with hot chocolate and marshmallows. Plus there are lots of lovely ideas for good deeds, crafts and challenges that all are in keeping with a more ethical Christmas.