Get into the Christmas spirit and adorn your spaces with stunning decorations from city centre retailers. Check out the best ones we've found so far this season.

Creative & Brave

Ceramic starfish by Robyn Kunin, $19 | Creative & Brave | Commercial Bay,  7/21 Queen Street

This beautiful starfish ceramic decoration was proudly made and designed here in Aotearoa. Go for the beachy summer Christmas vibes and add a pop of colour to your Christmas tree - and support a local artist while you're at it this festive season. 

Shut the front door

Felt Stocking Decoration, $17.99  | Shut the Front Door | 23 High Street

Going for a more traditional design doesn’t have to mean it can't be original! Shut the Front Door has long been trusted to provide fun and eclectic homewares and this Christmas is no different. This felt stocking is the cutest little addition to any tree or advent, stuff it with little treats for extra fun. 


Fresh Pine Madison Jar, $54.95  | Ecoya | Commercial Bay, 7/21 Queen Street

There's nothing quite like the smell of fresh pine from the Christmas tree to confirm the season is upon us. If you're not opting for a real tree this year, replicate the iconic smell with this candle from Ecoya. Candles always make for a great addition to any room, and with up to 80 hours of burntime, you'll be filling your home with the smell of fresh pine, forest woods, rosewood and citrus long after the day has gone. 

Smith & Caugheys

Tin car with gifts | Smith & Caughey’s | $69.95 

Santa isn't the only one bearing gifts this year! This tin car ornament from Smith & Caughey’s will make for a fun purchase to bring out this year and many years to come.  

Christmas shoppe

Baubles, wreaths, Santas and more | Smith and Caughey’s Christmas Shoppe

As well as a selection of Christmas decorations and ornaments from inside Smith & Caughey's, the iconic department store has also opened a designated pop-up Christmas Shoppe right next door on the corner of Queen Street and Wellesley Street. It's filled to the brim with stunning decorations for the tree, mantlepiece, dining table and more. Make sure you've got time though, although the store is small, it's easy to spend a long time wandering in awe of all that's on offer. 


Hand-painted Christmas Tree Bauble, $12.90 | Citta | Commercial Bay,  7/21 Queen Street

Christmas decorations don’t come any more unique than hand painted. This bauble from Citta features a series of adorable decorated Christmas trees and makes for a more playful decoration this season. Browse Citta online (we also love their porcelain houses that add a touch of homeliness to your Christmas decorations too), and pop into the Commercial Bay concept store to order yours today. The concept store is smaller, showcasing a carefully curated edit of textiles, furniture and lighting - but the friendly team are able to help order in any items you wish with ease. 

Last updated: 25 December 2020