Outdoor Christmas estimated budget
We have been mentioning lots of different Christmas decorations, and chances are you are worrying that it is going to cost you a fortune to properly decorate your outdoors.
However, this does not have to be the case. There are various decorations that are affordable, and you do not have to break the bank to have a beautiful outdoor area for Christmas. First of all, some decorations are optional, whereas others can be prepared in a DIY fashion. Let us go over this in more detail to give you a better idea on a budget that you can be okay with.
The Christmas tree
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1. Simple & affordable
$175 – $250
If you want to keep your budget as low as possible, you can still have a beautiful Christmassy outdoor. On average you do need to spend between $175-$250 to do this.
You will find a good sized one for around $8. There is no need for it to light up.
- Christmas Wreaths Gold Ball Ribbon and Flowers Ornaments Wreaths Handcrafted Artificial Christmas Wreath 40cm Great for Indoor/Outdoor Use5.99
- Xmas Wreaths Decorative Pine needles Rattan Garlands with Stars Color Ball Gifts Box Decorating for Home Door Window Christmas Tree Wall Store Gate, Red11.99
- Iusun Pumpkin Berry Maple Leaf Fall Door Wreath Door Wall Ornament Thanksgiving Day Christmas Decoration 12inch / 16inch / 20inch1.69
A garland around the front door
You will find nice ones for some $15.
- Adams Christmas 8710-06-1040 Clear Tie-It-All, 10-Pack6.20
- HOHIYA Christmas Xmas Artificial Tree Ball Drops Ornaments Home Party Birthday Event Wedding Centerpiece Hanging Acrylic Crystal DIY Art Craft Decorations14.99
- 50 Foot Garland for Christmas Decorations – Non-Lit Soft Green Holiday Decor for Outdoor or Indoor Use – Premium Quality Home Garden Artificial Greenery, or Wedding Party Decorations19.99
Lots of designs to choose from merely $4.
- Theshy Christmas Floor Entrance Door Bathroom Mat Indoor Bathtub Carpet Doormats Decor Floor Mat Party Decoration4.88
- Willsa Christmas Floor Entrance Door Bathroom Mat Indoor Bathtub Carpet Doormats Decor3.62
- Mintu Christmas Welcome Doormats Indoor Home Carpets Decor0.99
- Opeof Carpet Christmas Santa Claus Anti-Slip Doormat Home Kitchen Bathroom Floor Mat Decor4.69
No need to splurge money here. A simple large red box will suffice.
These make a very nice effect and they are not costly. Just allow more space from one to another so as not to have to spend too many packs. You should be okay with about $50 worth of lights.
- Christmas Decorative Solar Powered Lights, 20 LED 15.9 ft 8 Modes Water Drop Fairy String Light for Outdoor, Indoor, Home, Patio, Lawn, Garden, Party, Wedding, Gift,Waterproof8.99
- Lalapao 2 Pack Solar String Lights 72ft 22m 200 LED 8 Modes Solar Powered Xmas Outdoor Lights Waterproof Starry Christmas Fairy Lights for Indoor Gardens Homes Wedding Holiday Party 17.99
- Decute Upgraded 105 Feet 300 LED Christmas String Lights End-to-End Plug 100% UL Certified Fairy Light Outdoor Indoor Christmas Tree, Wedding, Party, Patio, Garden Decoration, Warm White35.99
- Vmanoo Solar Christmas Lights 72ft 22m 200 LED 8 Modes Solar Fairy String Lights for Outdoor, Gardens, Homes, Wedding, Christmas Party, Waterproof22.99
- Wine Bottle Lights with Cork – Adecorty Cork Lights for Bottle 12 Pack 6.5ft 20 LED Bottle Lights Battery Powered Christmas String Lights for Party Halloween Wedding Christmas16.99
- Multi-Color Light Bulb Pathway Markers, 10-Pack27.83
A nativity scene
Prices start from around $25 for a silhouette scene
- Sienna Lighted Double-Sided Shimmering Santa in Sleigh Christmas Window Silhouette Decoration, 17″15.99
- Northlight Lighted Santa with Green Sack of Gifts Christmas Window Silhouette Decoration, 17.75″27.44
- Impact 18″ Lighted Christmas Candle Window or Yard Silhouette Decoration22.99
- 18″ Lighted Santa Claus Face Christmas Window Silhouette Decoration22.99
- 17″ Red Green and White Lighted Christmas Ornament Window Silhouette Decoration21.83
An inflatable decoration
This will be the centre of attention. You will be able to find many to choose from, at fairly large sizes, starting from just $30.
This is sort of a must-have for many. First, try to see if there is a real tree in your garden that could be decorated like a Christmas tree. This is the most affordable option as you will just need to spend money on lights and some decorations. Otherwise, you could opt for a modern spiral tree that costs just around $30. If you are comfortable spending a little bit more you could buy a real tree, which would generally cost you around $70, and decorate it with DIY decorations to save money.
- Affordable, Collapsible 65″ Lighted Christmas Trees in Gold/Silver for Small Spaces with Timer39.99
- Vickerman C812878 Canadian Pine Artificial Christmas Tree with 146 Pvc Tips & 35 Dura Lit Mini Lights, 36″ , Clear30.48
- Vickerman Carmel Pine Cone Artificial Christmas Tree in Burlap Base, 3′
- Oncor 6ft Eco-Friendly Aspen Fir Christmas Tree71.88
- KING OF CHRISTMAS 4.7 Foot Prince Flock Artificial Christmas Tree Unlit79.00
This is an affordable way to save up on string lights (which normally cost around $10 per 100 lights), while still having a nicely lit façade for Christmas time. Such projectors start from merely $50.
- Mr. Christmas Programmable Lite-Write Laser Show64.00
- Star Light Rotating Projector, MOKOQI Night Lighting Star Moon Projection Lamp 4 LED Bulbs 4 Modes with Timer Auto Shut-Off & Hanging Strap for Kids Baby Bedroom (Black)25.99
- Laser Decorative Lights Garden Laser Light Projector + Remote Control Indoor Outdoor Decorations 5W Light Show (Green, Red, Cola, Bell) for Halloween, Christmas, Party, Holiday etc25.99
- The Holiday Aisle “Merry Christmas” Projector Light57.61
Photograph by Daria via pixabay
2. Medium size budge
While sticking to the above mentioned must-haves in the Simple and Affordable list, you could afford to spend a little bit more in terms of sizes, the number of lights, and amount of decorations.
Could be one that lights up and maybe slightly bigger and more decorated. Price would typically be around $25.
Could be wider and more nicely decorated, so the price could be around $70.
- Best Choice Products 9ft Pre-Lit Cordless Artificial Christmas Garland w/ 50 LED Lights, Silver Bristles, Pine Cones, Berries – Green39.99
- CraftMore Smokey Pine Garland – 6 Feet – Great Indoor and Outdoor Christmas Decor – Bring The Warmth of The Holidays to Your Home This Winter21.99
- Holiday Time Christmas Decor Pre-Lit 5-Piece Entryway Set, Clear Lights57.79
- VILLAGE LIGHTING COMPANY 9 ft. Artificial Pre Lit LED Decorated Christmas Garland-Festive Holiday decorations-100 Super Mini LED Warm Clear Colored Lights Timer Battery Pack Indoor Outdoor use124.99
Could be more stylish, and so you might spend something in the range of $20.
Could be more pronounced in size, and so you could spend about $25 on such an ornamental addition.
The nativity scene
Could be bigger, and instead of being a silhouette you may opt for coloured figures. Prices for such scenes are typically around $150.
- Teak Isle Outdoor Nativity Scene – Holy Family Yard Nativity Set114.99
- Nativity Scene Sheep with Light49.93
- Three Kings Gifts 14-Piece The Real Life Nativity, 7-Inch99.95
- Christmas Nativity Set – Full 10 inch Real Life Nativity Set159.95
- 7 Inch Figures Real Life Nativity Full Complete Set – Includes All People, Lighted Manger, Chest of Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh217.49
The inflatable decoration
Could be one that lights up, or maybe an inflatable archway. Or you could opt for more than just one inflatable figure. Typically you might end up spending around $120 in such decorations if you decide to go for this budget category.
- VIDAMORE 8 Foot Large Inflatable X-Mas Plush Snowman LED Lighted Inflatables Outdoor Holiday90.99
- 8FT Inflatable Self-Inflating Santa with Christmas Tree Indoor Outdoor Christmas Decorations74.90
- Enchanted Forest L.E.D. 6 ft. AirFlowz Gingerbread Family Airblown Inflatable99.99
- Inflatable Cute Snowman – 4ft tall – Christmas Airblown46.99
- 6FT Inflatable Penguin with Plush Fabric Cover Indoor Outdoor Christmas Holiday Decorations87.11
- Gemmy Minions Decorating Tree Scene129.99
The Christmas tree
Will obviously call for more attention if you prefer to spend a bit more. It can be bigger, lit up more, and filled with more decorations. Typically you might spend around $200 on a decently sized real Christmas tree that is decorated and lit up more.
- Treetopia Basics – Silver Artificial Christmas Tree, 6 Feet, Clear Lights149.99
- ADOMI 6 Feet Premium Spruce Hinged Artificial Christmas Tree,Unlit139.00
- BrylaneHome 71/2′ Deluxe Pop-Up Christmas Tree 139.99
- Goplus 8FT Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree Auto-spread/ close up Branches 11 Flash Modes with Multicolored LED Lights & Metal Stand124.99
- HOLIDAY STUFF Snowy Forest Spruce The Pre-lit PE Feel Real Flocked Narrow Slim Artificial Christmas Tree (6ft Prelit)199.99
At around $50 or more.
- 2-In-1 Holloween Christmas Projector Lights With Ocean Waves and 12 Moving Patterns, Festive Landscape LED Lights With Remote For Indoor Outdoor Xmas Themed Party Patio Yard Decors39.99
- LED Christmas Projector Lights, Snowfall Light Waterproof Snow Flurries Landscape Spotlight White Snowflakes with Wireless Remote Decoration for Holiday, Wedding, Party, Garden25.99
- SUNCOM Halloween Projector Light, 2 in 1 Waterproof Christmas Laser Lights LED Projector Remote Control, Red Green & White Star Show Indoor Outdoor for Decoration on Party Thanksgiving Easter Da30.99
- Ocean Wave Christmas Projector Lights 2-in-1 Moving Patterns with Ocean Wave LED Landscape Lights Waterproof Outdoor Indoor Xmas Theme Party Yard Garden Decorations, 12 Slides 10 Colors41.99
More pathway lights and figures on stakes
Probably amounting to some $120
- GuoTonG 50ft/15m Plugin Rope Lights, 540 Flexible Blue LEDs, 110V, 2 Wires, Waterproof, Connectable, Power Plug Built-in Fuse Design, Indoor/Outdoor Use, Ideal for Backyards, Decorative Lighting39.99
- WishWorld LED Copper Wire Lights, Waterproof Starry String Lights, 33ft 100LEDs Flexible Fairy Rope Lights for Indoor/Outdoor Decor, Home, Holiday, Wedding and Party Decorations29.99
- EOYIZW Fairy Lights, Warm White String Light, LED Christmas Tree Decoration Light,6 Pack Waterproof Indoor Copper Light, Flexible Rope Lights for Parties Bedroom (10ft/3m 30 LED)9.99
- VictoryStore Yard Sign Outdoor Lawn Decorations: Christmas Lawn Decoration Set of 8-16 short Stakes 49.95
- Collections Etc Christmas Cheerful Character Garden Decor Yard Stake, Santa
- BigMouth Inc Gnome on a Throne, 9.5-inch Tall Funny Lawn Gnome Perfect for Gardens, Weatherproof19.99
- Later M 12″ Outdoor Gift Box Decoration Automatically Open, Santa Decoration, Built-in 18 LED Lights, Ip44 Water-Resistant, UL&CE Certificate, Christmas Decoration/Christmas Outdoor decoration68.21
- Product Works 8-Inch Pre-Lit Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Pre-Lit Christmas Pathway Markers (Set of 4)19.19
Photograph by Tyler Delgado via Unsplash
Large size budge
In this case, you will want to go for all of the above, and add several other light-up decorations, more lights to light up your pathway, and of course, a really big Christmas tree, a Santa on a sleigh on your roof.
- Signstek 7.5FT Pre Lit Optical Fiber Spruce Hinged Artificial Christmas Tree with 105 Colorful LED Lights and 1963 PVC Tips, 23 Flash Modes and Metal Stand479.00
- Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce Premium Prelit Artificial Christmas Tree, 9 Feet, Clear Lights999.00
- Bestbuystore US 4 Feet Long Huge Lighted Santa Claus On Sleigh Ride Outdoor Christmas Decoration
- Sea Team 108-Pack Assorted Shatterproof Christmas Ball Ornaments Set Decorative Baubles Pendants with Reusable Hand-held Gift Package for Xmas Tree (Copper)49.99
- Festive 52 Piece Assorted Bauble Christmas Ornament Set, Maroon & Gold22.99