10 Almost-Indestructible Holiday Decorations That'll Last Through the Years

If you've got little ones or pets in your home—or if you're just tired of sweeping up broken glass—you'll want to check out these decorations that can withstand the most jolly jostlers.

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November 27, 2018

Cascading Garland

Make your home instantly more festive by decorating with a cascading garland like this artificial one. This lit greenery looks perfect draped over a mantel or swagged atop a doorway. Best part: nothing will fall off, needles included.

Buy It: Amazon, $120

Fa La La Pillow

A simple swap of the throw pillows on your sofa make your living area instantly dressed for the holidays. This is a great tip to update the look of your living room for all times of the year, but it's an especially good idea if you're looking for décor that won't break.

Buy It: Target, $20

Felt Christmas Tree

When there are little ones in your house, or invited over as guests, try to lure them away from the real tree with a felt one made just for them. Hang this tree up within arms' reach and let them go wild decorating with the included felt ornaments.

Buy It: Amazon, $18.99

Glitter Starbursts

Hang these plastic, glitter starbursts on your tree for a little extra dazzle, or string them up high in a doorway to create a magical entry. Either way, as delicate as they look, they'll stand up to knocks and bumps that are inevitable in a busy house.

Buy It: Target, $12

Pre-Lit Wooden House

Gingerbread houses are so fun to make, but they can also be very attractive to sticky little fingers and pets alike. Get the look of a gingerbread house without the royal icing by trying out a wooden pre-lit house like this one.

Buy It: Amazon, $35.10

Shatterproof Ornaments

Do yourself a favor and swap out some older ornaments for new, shatterproof ones. If you've got kids or curious pets who can't resist poking their noses into your tree, plastic ornaments will be a lifesaver. The matte paint and glitter finishes make it practically impossible to tell these from real glass globes.

Buy It: Target, $15

LED Wooden Tree

Add some winter cheer to any room in your home with this LED wooden Christmas tree. You can spruce up your kitchen counters or add a touch of light to your dining room buffet without worrying about easy breaks. It runs on AA batteries, so it doesn't even need to be plugged in.

Buy It: Amazon, $15

Felt Mistletoe

If all that jockeying for smooches under the mistletoe has left you with roughed up greens, opt for a felt replacement. This one will stay good year after year making holiday kisses possible for years to come.

Buy It: Amazon, $16

Wicker Star

If you've got a rustic theme for your holidays, then you're sure to want to incorporate some wicker in your decorations. These particular stars are made to be hung outside, but we think they'd look just as good inside where they'll stand up to heavy use.

Buy It: Amazon, $10

Hand-Carved Ornaments

This set of hand-carved wooden ornaments are a definite investment at $70. The "12 Days of Christmas"-themed decorations are carved from Mahogany in intricate detail. They'll be able to withstand packing and unpacking every year. And in case you get stuck, they will remind you of the lyrics of the classic song!

Buy It: Pier 1, $70