Christmas has come to Bunnings so get ready for Santa's sausage sizzle
If you want to have the best Christmas decorations on your street you'd better start planning now. Luckily, Bunnings has over 200 fantastic new products that will help you stand out from the crowd.
The hardware giant has already seen an increase in Christmas searches on its site, so everyone is ready to celebrate in style this year.
"Over the past month, 'Christmas' has topped the list of increasing search terms on the Bunnings website with over 4,500 searches last week alone," Bunnings' Rebecca Hevey told Yahoo Lifestyle.
"With people finally being able to enjoy bigger get togethers and more celebrations with friends and family, we're already seeing an early rush on our festive range as customers get organised and start stocking up... in preparation for the busiest and best time of the year."
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Rebecca predicts nutcrackers and inflatables will continue to be crowd favourites, alongside solar options like stake and fairy lights that are affordable and easy to install.
"For the Christmas fanatics who love going all out with their decorating, we've got some really fun new designs to create a wow factor this year, including some iconic Aussie additions like an inflatable BBQ Santa, koala stake lights and a festive Melbourne tram," she said.
With prices starting at just $10 for lights like the Battery Operated LED Santa Head, it's also more affordable than ever to add some Christmas cheer.
If you really want to make a splash, though, the LED solar unicorn ($99) is sure to impress your neighbours.
There's the Inflatable BBQ Santa ($99) who has his own Bunnings sausage sizzle, or the inflatable Santa on a tram ($269) is particularly good if you live in Melbourne.
There's also a light-up glitter shark ($169), because nothing quite says Aussie Christmas like a great white.
For those unsure where to start with their decorating, Rebecca shares her top three tips for creating an epic but affordable Christmas display.
1. Stick to your budget
You don't need to spend a lot to make an impact with decorating, something as simple as wrapping a tree in some solar fairy lights can be an easy, affordable and stylish addition to your space.
2. Have a plan
Think about what areas of your home you want to decorate, where you want the focal point to be and what you want to invest in.
If you've got a big front yard, it might be an eye-catching giant inflatable or if you're in an apartment, your Christmas tree may be the star of the show and where you spend your decorating time and money.
3. Use your creativity
Look online for inspiration: Bunnings has plenty of easy Christmas projects on its website, and social media offers endless ideas.
DIY offers a great way to think outside the box and save costs – try DIYing your own Christmas tree or creating your own mailbox for Santa.
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