Ornaments Buying Guide

Christmas ornaments run the gamut from treasured heirlooms to brand-new finds, from colorful, fabric-covered orbs to intricately beaded glass pieces. Whatever their origin or value, ornaments are a fantastic way to add to or update your Christmas color scheme and style. Here's a buying guide to boost your collection.

Types of Ornaments

Types of Ornaments

What's your ornament preference? Do you prefer sleek glass orbs that reflect the twinkling lights on the tree? Or are country-flavored images of reindeer, Santas, and snowmen more your style? Take a look down the aisles of any seasonal display and you'll find a Christmas ornament to suit your likes, your tree, and your budget. Ornaments differ mostly based on use and shape. Types you'll find include tree toppers, personalized, round, finial or egg-shape, figurines, and nature-inspired. Review these styles as you search for new-to-you favorites for your tree.

Tree Toppers

The purpose of tree toppers is obvious: They are ornaments designed to adorn the tops of trees. The two most common tree toppers are angels and stars, but other ornaments, such as a Santa Claus, may work well, too.

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Vickerman
$25.76 $18.73

12-point star accented with gold beads and iridescent glitter. with a faux gem accent in the center. Features: Color: clear candle...light bulbs / green wire. Candlelight lights consist of a mixture of warm clear and pure white bulbs. Number of bulbs: 12. Bulb size: micro LED. Double-sided design. 8' green lead cord. Additional Product Features: LED lights use 90% less energy. Super bright bulbs. UL listed for indoor use only. Non-replaceable bulbs. Includes a green metal stake with 2 hook and loop straps for easy attachment to your tree. AC adapter included. Adapter input: 120 volts. 60 hertz.2 amps. 24 watts. Adapter output: 3 volts.5 amps. Cannot be connected to other lighted items. Dimensions: 9"H x 8.5"W x 1.5"D. Material(s): plastic/wire/metal read more

Vickerman
$22.66 $22.65

LED Lighted Snowflake Christmas Tree Topper. Item #X126729. Gold and clear beaded snowflake accented with gold glitter and a faux ...gem in the center. Features: Color: warm clear bulbs / green wire. "Warm clear" also known as "warm white" has a nice natural warm incandescent candle-like glow. Number of bulbs: 12. Bulb size: micro LED. One-sided design. 8 foot green lead cord. Additional product features: LED lights use 90% less energy. Super bright bulbs. UL listed for indoor use only. Non-replaceable bulbs. Includes a green metal stake with 2 hook and loop straps for easy attachment to your tree. AC adapter included. Adapter input: 120 volts. 60 hertz.2 amps. 24 watts. Adapter output: 3 volts.5 amps. Cannot be connected to other lighted items. Dimensions: 9"H x 8.25"W x 1"D. Material(s): plastic/wire/metal read more

Vickerman
$29.95 $23.37

Red. green and gold beaded snowflake accented with gold glitter and a faux gem in the center. Features: Color: warm clear bulbs / ...green wire. "Warm clear" also known as "warm white" has a nice natural warm incandescent candle-like glow. Number of bulbs: 18. Bulb size: micro LED. One-sided design. 8' green lead cord. Additional Product Features: LED lights use 90% less energy. Super bright bulbs. UL listed for indoor use only. Non-replaceable bulbs. Includes a green metal stake with 2 hook and loop straps for easy attachment to your tree. AC adapter included. Adapter input: 120 volts. 60 hertz.2 amps. 24 watts. Adapter output: 3 volts.5 amps. Cannot be connected to other lighted items. Dimensions: 12"H x 11"W x 1"D. Material(s): plastic/wire/metal read more

Sienna
$21.99

White frosted Bethlehem star tree topper is embellished with sparkling white glitter. Features: Color: warm white bulbs / green wi...re. Number of bulbs: 10. Bulb size: mini. 24 inch green lead cord. Double-sided design. Additional product features: UL listed for indoor use only. 120 volts. 60 hertz.08 amps. 9.6 watts. Comes with a white cone for attachment to a tree. Dimensions: 11"H x 8"W x 1"D. Material(s): plastic/glass bulb/wire read more

Personalized

Often bestowed on babies and small children as well as couples reaching certain milestones (wedding, anniversaries, first baby), personalized ornaments often bear both name and date; some have a spot for a photograph.

Round

Round ornaments are one of the most common types. They are available in a range of styles, colors, materials, and sizes, and they're often used to accent other holiday decorations, such as wreaths.

Finial or Egg-Shape

These ornaments are elongated at one or both ends. Egg-shape ornaments have an oval shape, while finials tend to have one long, pointed end to give your tree interesting vertical elements.

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Vickerman
$64.60 $41.65

Dimensions: 8 diam. x 23H in.. Durable plastic material. Shatterproof with a secure cap. Available in select color options. Manufa...cturer seasonal 1 year limited warranty. The grand Vickerman 23 in. Matte and Glitter Finial Ornament comes in a wide range of color options. Color: Silver. read more

KINDWER
$35.99

Created using the same centuries old forging techniques, these finial designs once decorated old wrought iron gates and railings. ...Standing as high as seven inches, the acorn, fleur de lis, spear, and cross are historically accurate and aged. Make a... read more

Vickerman
$30.99

Your fondest yuletide memories will be captured in the charm of these unique tree ornaments. Mix and match colors, embellishments,... designs and shapes to decorate your tree just how you want. Material: Plastic Set Size: Single Color: Green. read more

Vickerman
$30.99

Decorate your home in holiday fashion with this finial ornament. Colored purple with a matte finish, this large ornament is ideal ...for stately trees and mantel centerpieces. Material: Plastic Set Size: Single read more

Figurines

Ornaments are also available in a huge range of figurines. Some are iconic for the season: Santa Claus, reindeer, snowmen. Others represent certain passions or interests, such as footballs or ballet shoes.

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Unbranded
$35.88

Descriptions Maltese Santa Doogie Collectable Figurine Approx. 6" - 7" Tall The Doogies Collection is a breed specific character C...ollectable figurine line. What makes The Doogies unique is that they incorporate your favorite dog,animal or cat into a... read more

Santa's Workshop
$46.99

ENW1462 Features Arms that pose Hand painted and hand crafted details Quantity: Individual Item Product Type: Figurines & Collecti...bles Theme: Santas Holiday Theme: Yes Seasonal Theme: Yes Holiday: Christmas Season: Winter Dimensions Overall Height -... read more

Unbranded
$35.88

Descriptions French Bulldog Santa Doogie Collectable Figurine Approx. 6" - 7" Tall The Doogies Collection is a breed specific char...acter Collectable figurine line. What makes The Doogies unique is that they incorporate your favorite dog,animal or cat... read more

Unbranded
$35.88

Descriptions Great Dane Fawn Santa Doogie Collectable Figurine Approx. 6" - 7" Tall The Doogies Collection is a breed specific cha...racter Collectable figurine line. What makes The Doogies unique is that they incorporate your favorite dog,animal or cat... read more

Nature-Inspired

Items that you might find in nature—pinecones, nesting birds, and berries, for example—have also been fashioned into ornaments for the holiday tree. Some attach with hangers, while others can be wired onto branches for a more realistic look.

Product Features

Product Features

Think about your favorite ornaments. Perhaps they are all made of the same material, which gives your tree a balanced, uniform look. Or maybe you're an eclectic seasonal decorator, with ornaments that reflect different times and places in your life. Ornaments—and their location on the focal-point tree—are among the most personal reflections of Christmastime. As you continue to add to your ornaments, consider the following product features—beaded, glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and other materials—as you make just-right-for-you selections.

Beaded

Ornaments may be intricately decorated with beads, which means they also might need very careful care and storage. Beads may also be used as color or decorative accents on ornaments.

Glass

Glass ornaments may be colored, painted, transparent, or decorated in another manner. Depending on their creation, some are more delicate than others.

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Etsy - Route4glass
$32.00

Hanging this hand blown decorative ball in the window or room is said to protect your home against evil spirits and witches spells... for centuries. The bad spirits are drawn into beauty of the glass then absorbed and trapped in the weblike strands of glass inside the ball. Size: 4 inch diameter Gift box and description card included. View more ornaments here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Route4glass?sectionid6565861 We ship in US within one day of the time of your order via USPS priority mail.Delivery can take 23 business days in US. Free gift card and wrapping included with your purchase to the gift recipients.Please write your personal message in the message to seller section at the time of check out. read more

Sur La Table
$15.00 $.01

With careful artistic attention paid to even the smallest of details, this handmade glass ornament is designed to be conversation ...starter and a fun way to decorate with personal flair. Perfect for your own tree or as a gift for the cocktail aficionado in your life. read more

Sur La Table
$30.00 $.01

Celebrate the holidays with this Six Pack Beer ornament that?s exclusive only to Sur La Table. Handcrafted by glassmakers in Polan...d, this festive décor features glittery "2016" lettering and a golden pre-tied loop for easy display.Our European glass ornaments are mouth-blown and hand-painted by artisans using techniques that have been handed down through the generations. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, each heirloom-quality piece makes an enchanting addition to your tree or a memorable gift for someone special. read more

Ceramic

Ceramic ornaments may be painted or left unadorned. Depending on how they were crafted, they also can be quite delicate or sturdy. They come in a variety of shapes, from simple circles to figurines.

Wood

Wood ornaments may depict a variety of images, from realistic carvings of natural items such as pinecones to abstract creations such as Santa Clauses or other Christmas icons.

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Cost Plus World Market
$19.98

Home Decor -Decorate your own Easter tree with our bright collection of miniature, hand-painted wooden ornaments in the shape of b...irds, butterflies, bunnies, eggs and more. Material: , Color:. Also could be used forseasonal,gifts,home decor,decor,spring decor,tabletop decor, decorations,accessories,tabletop,centerpieces,easter decor,easter accessories. By Cost Plus World Market. read more

Cost Plus World Market
$16.49

Home Decor -Trim your own Easter tree in fresh spring style. Crafted of wood with poseable wire branches and soft felt leaves, our... tabletop tree creates a perfect display for our bright collection of miniature ornaments, featuring hand-painted wooden birds, butterflies, bunnies, eggs and more. Material: , Color:. Also could be used forseasonal,gifts,home decor,decor,spring decor,tabletop decor, decorations,accessories,tabletop,centerpieces,easter decor,easter accessories. By Cost Plus World Market. read more

$19.98

Home Decor -Decorate your own Easter tree with our bright collection of miniature, hand-painted wooden ornaments in the shape of b...irds, butterflies, bunnies, eggs and more. Material: , Color:. Also could be used forseasonal,gifts,home decor,decor,spring decor,tabletop decor, decorations,accessories,tabletop,centerpieces,easter decor,easter accessories. By Cost Plus World Market. read more

Cost Plus World Market
$9.99

Home Decor -Create a personalized present by filling our rustic-inspired basket with excelsior and an assortment of hand-selected ...treats, bag it in clear plastic and tie it up with raffia and a tag. Material: , Color:. Also could be used forbaskets,gift baskets,create a gift,do it yourself gift basket,diy gift baskets,paper,paper products,gift wrap,gift wrap supplies,wrapping supplies,gift trim,handle baskets,storage,containers. By Cost Plus World Market. read more

Metal

Christmas ornaments may be made of metal—but that doesn't necessarily mean they are heavy or unwieldy for the branches of a Christmas tree. Some metal ornaments can be quite detailed or have particular care requirements to prevent tarnishing.

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Full Metal Panic
$24.99 $24.95

Wall Scroll. Size (Approx.) ~31" x 43". High Quality Graphic. Fabric Wall Scroll. Hanging Rods/Hook Included. Licensed Products.

URBAN TRENDS COLLECTION
$145.85 $71.78

Urban Trends Collection: Metal Ornament, Metallic Finish, Gold: Made of metal to give your space a complimentary effect Metallic f...inish to provide the perfect texture Tinted with a shade of gold color to fit any theme or concept read more

URBAN TRENDS COLLECTION
$145.85 $71.78

Urban Trends Collection: Metal Ornament, Metallic Finish, Gold: Made of metal to give your space a complimentary effect Metallic f...inish to provide the perfect texture Tinted with a shade of gold color to fit any theme or concept read more

International
$80.50

Display your favorite holiday ornaments or jewelry pieces on this unique metal 'Charlie Brown' style tree. Solid metal with a rich... brown finish, a three-prong stand ensures stability, while this decorative tree provides years of versatile use. Accent... read more

Other Materials

Ornaments can be found in a variety of other materials, such as fabric-covered foam balls or a mixture of items—wood accented with metal, for example.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

The purchase considerations that hold more weight for you depend in large part on what kind of a Christmas decorator you are. Do you have a set routine and style that varies little from year to year? Do you like to spend lots of time placing ornaments just so, or are you happier with a carefree approach? Whatever your preferences, take a look at the purchase considerations that affect ornament shopping. Those include storage and care, hangers, and size. Then make selections that you and yours will be happy with for years—even decades—to come.

Storage and Care

Ornaments will last longer and retain their original characteristics better if they are properly cared for and stored away from light and heat. Some ornaments may come with their own individual boxes, while others may fit into boxes designed to hold multiple pieces.

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HSN
$69.99

Improvements Adjustable Rolling Ornament Storage Bag Once the merriment is over, quickly and easily pack away your cherished ornam...ent collection in this convenient storage bag. When everything is neatly packed away, simply roll this zippered chest to your attic, basement or storage room. With four interior trays, this storage solution gives you the perfect space for each delicate and unique object. Next year's decorating will be a cinch when everything is organized and protected. What You Get Rolling storage box 2 Small trays with adjustable dividers 2 Large trays with adjustable dividers read more

Tree Keeper
$140.99 $120.49

Large Wreath Storage Bag Item #TK-10116 Safely and easily store your wreath without compromising its shape or style, even fully de...corated! Holds: (1) fully decorated 72" wreath (2) non-decorated 72" wreaths Multiple garlands This bag is designed to... read more

Tree Keeper
$140.99 $120.49

Large Wreath Storage Bag Item #TK-10116 Safely and easily store your wreath without compromising its shape or style, even fully de...corated! Holds: (1) fully decorated 72" wreath (2) non-decorated 72" wreaths Multiple garlands This bag is designed to... read more

WHITMOR
$20.99

With 42 compartments and a frosted window for easy viewing, this ornament storage box is a necessity for easy holiday set up. hand...les for convenient transport side pockets for hooks and other accessories polypropylene wipe clean with damp cloth... read more

Hangers

Some ornaments come with a small circle that needs an additional metal or plastic hook to affix it to the tree. Others have a hanger as part of the design—a small string, for example.

Size

The size of your ornaments should be reviewed carefully. Your newest purchases should roughly complement the size of other ornaments so that the collection, when viewed as a whole, blends in well with your tree's decorating scheme.

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Vickerman
$39.99 $23.29

The Vickerman 10-Inch Burnish Orange Ball ornament features a matte, UV-resistant finish. The secure cap and shatterproof design m...ake this ornament the perfect addition to your collection. read more

Improvements
$29.99 $14.97

Store your valuable ornaments and snow globes safely in our Small Adjustable Christmas Storage Box.This new addition to the holida...y storage collection features 2 trays (an 8" tray with 4 adjustable dividers and a 4" tray with 4 adjustable dividers). This storage box is perfect for holding small amounts of ornaments, snow globes, table top decor, and more Made of rugged, heavy-duty 600-denier polyester Water and tear resistant, so you can keep it in the attic or basement without a worry Sturdy, padded handles make it easy to carry where neededLabel window in front for quick identification 12-1/2"Sq. X 12"HUse our fun and festive Free Printable Christmas Storage Labels and start getting organized. read more

Sitara Collections
$16.79 $11.75

A true work of art, this exquisite bell is a vivid embodiment of the Christmas spirit. The artisan-crafted beauty combines sequins... and traditional Zardozi embroidery techniques, as well as opulent jewel tones to create a distinctive ornament that is... read more

Nambe
$30.00 $22.50

Christmas ornament designed by Alvaro Uribe. Silver-plated alloy. 3W x 4.5T. Imported.

Martha Stewart Living
$99.00 $49.50

This amazing Holiday Shimmer Glass Ornament set will make holiday decorating a snap. Featuring a palette of earthy, metallic hues,... brassy gold, titanium and copper, the Holiday Shimmer Collection blends shiny, smooth and sparkle finishes to give your... read more

Ballard Designs
$25.00 $12.99

At her weekend home in Connecticut, designer and gardening guru Bunny Williams, keeps a huge garden and orchard full of summer fru...it. These fun fruit ornaments add bright color to the tree that kids love. Bunny Williams Felt Fruit Ornament Set... read more

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