In the first of several features looking at what some of the UK retailers are offering this Christmas, we get hands-on with some of the new Aldi Christmas decorations.
Aldi have become one of the UK’s favourite supermarkets in recent years. Excellent quality food, drink and home products at very competitive prices has helped set it apart from some of its main competitors.
Christmas 2015 is expected to be a strong one for Aldi according to market analysts, and so we get our hands on some of their new items.
Aldi Christmas Decorations
Aldi’s decorations are beginning to arrive in-store now as part of the ‘Specialbuy’ events. A large selection are due to launch this week, including some festive present sacks, Christmassy tea light candles and a variety of other candles, card pegs and decorations.
We were fortunate to get our hands on a few items early thanks to the guys from Aldi, and here is what we thought.
The hanging decorations are priced just £3.99 each and come in a variety of designs. Despite being low-priced, both the design and quality are really good.
Our favourite is the slightly more rustic option which includes a hessian string and a Nordic design material inside the wooden Christmas trees. The material design reminds us of Christmas jumpers!
There are at least four different versions available, so you can tailor which you buy toward your colour scheme. Aside from the rustic one we have already mentioned, we also love the predominately red and white and again, very Scandinavian (below).
Knitted Christmas Stockings
Christmas stockings are about as festive as Christmas trees and mince pies. Again, priced at £3.99 they represent excellent value for money. We expected the material to feel thin and cheap for that price, however we couldn’t have been more wrong. The stockings feel like something that would usually cost you around £10.
There are at least two designs going to be made available, we’re yet to see the full range to confirm whether there are more than two. There is a white version on the Aldi website with holly design, while the version we got was white with silver/grey detail and red snowflakes.
Summary: Not the biggest stocking available, measuring approximately 50cm top-to-toe and an 18cm width, but they have a lovely feel to them and look the part.
Keep your eye on the Aldi website and visit stores regularly between now and Christmas to see the full range. We’re hoping for news on Aldi’s food range shortly.