Ho, ho, home: How to make your pad a festive palace fit for Santa


1. Acrylic christmas tree

£3, Muji. Slot the pieces together to create a little festive fir you won't need to leave on the street in January. muji.eu

2. Scandi chic reindeer head

£40, John Lewis. If taxidermy's not your thing, try a cuddly knitted Rudolph head instead. 08456 049 049, johnlewis.com

3. Lapland wreath

£29.95, Selfridges. Who cares if it doesn't snow in real life when you've got this wreath made from faux frosted pine leaves. 0800 123 400, selfridges.com

4. Squirrel nibbles bowl

£11.50, Drift Living. While you're all still bright-eyed and bushy tailed at the drinks party, bring out the nuts and/or olives in this stoneware squirrel serving dish. 01289 330 480, driftliving.co.uk

5. Christmas gnomes

From £19, Skandium. Made from the wool of free-roaming sheep on the Swedish island of Gotland. Each is unique, so worth it if they're not quite at a baa-gain price. skandium.com