The holiday season is upon us, which means it is time to spread good cheer near and far. If your yuletide plan includes broadcasting the season’s greetings to your neighborhood, surely some outdoor Christmas decorations are in order. Christmas-themed inflatables have become one of the most popular—and certainly the biggest—way to share your joy. Whether you are picturing a mega, sparkling snowman or animated winter wonderland, there’s a larger-than-life way to deck your lawn, below.
What to Consider
All of the inflatables we include deflate easily and fold up for simple storage; they also all light up. While it seems that’s all you need to think about when it comes to a Christmas-themed inflatable, there are a few other things to keep in mind before making your final purchase.
Size: How much space do you have for an inflatable? Think carefully about how much of your lawn you want taken up by a Grinch or Santa scene, and how tall you want it to be.
Location: Think about where you want to put that cute inflatable snowman and penguin before clicking buy, and whether you are purchasing the right item for that space. You’ll also need to place it closely to an outlet in order for the blower to work.
How We Selected
We reviewed thousands of inflatables, seeking out the highest quality goods we could from reputable companies. We also took professional recommendations into account and read through thousands of user comments before making our final picks.
This polyester inflatable Christmas tree lights up at night, and includes stakes, tethers, and a blower for easy set up. The tree, which is decorated with ornaments and features three colorful presents underneath its boughs, self-inflates when plugged into a standard outlet with a built-in blower.
Reviewers love this “great tree,” say it is “well made and sturdy on windy days,” and note that it “seems pretty durable.”
This sitting, 5-foot-tall Santa has a merry look about him, making him an instant hit. It comes with built-in LED lights, and is made of high-strength waterproof polyester, which means it can withstand abuse from the elements.
The inflatable also comes with a powerful blower that will keep it inflated, and stakes and ropes to secure it so it doesn’t blow away. The blower has a 10-foot power cord, so it does have to be plugged in.
Reviewers say this “smaller sitting down Santa” is “sturdy, easy to inflate and super cute!”
Inflatable reindeer and Santa
If you want to put just one item that says it all on your lawn, it would be hard to beat a smiling and waving Santa Claus with a sack of presents and a sleigh led by three happy reindeer.
This item self-inflates when plugged into a standard electrical outlet. It comes with internal lights for nighttime viewing, and stakes and tethers to keep it secure. When inflated, it measures 144 by 20 by 48.5 inches.
One reviewer gushed that they are “SO happy with this BIG Santa and his team of reindeer.”