Guest Gill talks Bethlehem Lights and Christmas


Can you believe there are only three months left until Christmas? This Thursday 24th and Friday 25th September, it’s our Countdown to Christmas event when we’ll be looking forward to the big day with a full line up of shows dedicated to a little festive prep. Join us and discover everything from toys and food to decorations and gift inspiration, it promises to be a fantastic couple of days.

Our Today’s Special Value offer on Thursday is a set of three ultra-thin light strands from Bethlehem Lights. Delicate, subtle and versatile, these three strands come in four colour options and will look great inside or out. The strands feature 18 bright LED lights set on a flexible wire strand that’s so thin it virtually disappears. You can mould the wire to shape around whatever you wish to decorate – along your mantelpiece, on a tree or wrapped around the banister, the possibilities are endless!

Bethlehem Lights Set of 3 LED Indoor - Outdoor Light Strands - Collage

QVC guest Gill Gauntlett is also getting ready for the festive season and shared a little of her prep with us…

Hi everyone,

Being a homestyle expert at QVC lets me share a little bit of my own home and what makes it the one place where I always love to be. Decorating your home for Christmas is the one time you can say nothing is too much! I thrive on the run up to Christmas and all it brings. I am very busy with shows on QVC at this time of year so for me, decorating is normally bit by bit, with my tree being the last thing to go up, the first weekend of December.

Lantern collage

Representing brands like Bethlehem Lights has made it so easy for me, with their battery operated lights, wreaths and garlands. I add them to my fireplace, stairs, windows and doors. As well as being quality items that are so true to life, they’re also incredible value for money, when you work out how many years they last. I’ve had many of my wreaths and garlands for almost ten years. My new addition will be the Magnolia Hanging Basket, which will be displayed in a basket in my fireplace.

Bethlehem Lights Battery Operated Pre-lit LED Seasonal Hanging Basket - 704403

This year I will also be using the Light Projector to magically illuminate my outside area. This new technology allows you to transform anywhere and everywhere with a 1000 lights at a click of a switch. It’s something many of my family and friends have bought as well – excitement all round!

Of course my Luminara candles will be pride of place on my fireplace and dining table; they are a true favorite of mine. So realistic and they give that warm, snuggle up cozy feeling we all love.

Flameless candles on mantel

Bella Notte never let you down with their flameless candles, their Buddhas being a particular favourite of mine. These festive characters are such a great addition for a child’s night light. As my children are all grown up I shall be putting mine on the kitchen window and by using the timer, enjoying the glow every night when I come home.

Bella Notte LED Festive Flameless Luminary 704415


As far as present buying goes, I start early and much like the decorating, bit by bit. You cannot go wrong with a lantern. My all-time favorite is the ceramic scroll lantern, suitable for indoors in the winter and outdoors in summer, in fact it’s a stylish look all year round.

Lantern on console


Christmas for me, is about getting together and making time friends and family, relaxing with the people you love and remembering the loved ones that have gone. I truly believe that as long as you are comfortable and happy sometimes it’s just about adding those few chosen pieces for the final touches. I hope you can join me for some tips and inspiration.


Love Gill x

Take a look at the full range from Bethlehem Lights or shop our full Christmas range now.



  1. sue Stewart September 23, 2015 at 7:59 am -  Reply

    Hi Gill loved your blog. One thing QVC does really well is the lighting and I love the hints and tips you bring to the shows you present. I’m always down a few £s when your shows come on lol. Keep bringing us new items.

  2. susan jones September 23, 2015 at 2:31 pm -  Reply

    dear gill. I love all the inspiration you give to us around the home when it comes to decoration, I love Bethlehem lights and especially bella note every Christmas I buy something new, your home looks gorgeous keep up the good work lots of love suexx

  3. Dee September 23, 2015 at 9:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill, I enjoy your shows, you have good taste & good ideas in decorating. I wonder if you can help. Last Christmas I purchased MC Mercury glass spheres from QVC (they came in a choice of colours) . I wonder if they will be available again this year? they were so effective (I bought them in the gold colour) and would buy another set for myself in the silver & also for my friends as pressies.

  4. Paul September 24, 2015 at 1:21 pm -  Reply

    It`s September. Why are you going on about Christmas again already. I live in the Real World and so should you.

  5. Bev October 19, 2016 at 9:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi Gill , will you be bringing any Bethlehem lights wreaths for 2016 Christmas , please please please x

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