Holiday Decorating on a Budget

Decorating your home for the holidays has become a huge part of the season! But sometimes holiday shopping can do a number on your decorating budget. No worries – we’re sharing our favorite budget-friendly shops for all your festive supplies. 

Though there isn’t one right in Watertown, there are two Christmas Tree Shops within a short distance. Hop on over to Assembly Row in Somerville or to the Sherwood Plaza in Natick to get to this New England favorite. Christmas Tree Shops are well known for their low prices and amazing bargains and, of course, for their wide array of holiday decorations and tchotchkes. You’ll find everything you need, from outdoor lights to mantel décor, home décor, and gift wrap.  

Marshalls at Arsenal Yards has an amazing home section that you’re sure to find chock-full of seasonal decorations this time of year. Plus, their prices are always less than at department stores and boutique type shops. Marshalls is the perfect place to pick up a few odds and ends for your home as well as some last-minute gifts for friends and family. And, while you’re at it, grab a new outfit for your holiday parties! 

Just across the street is Target where you’re sure to find everything you need to get your home looking holiday ready. Plus, we love that they keep their merchandise fresh and fun by featuring collections from new designers and trendsetters like Heart and Hand. To maximize Target’s already low prices, we suggest a few things: flip through their weekly ad, check out their printable coupons, and download their app for savings via the Cartwheel feature. 

Finally, shop secondhand from your neighbors! Facebook yard sale sites are super popular these days, they’re crazy convenient, and you can totally haggle. Take advantage of others that may be downsizing, purging, or getting ready to move and looking to unload their boxes of holiday décor. Watertown has a couple; check them out here and here.