Put your holiday pajamas on, the season is fully underway! And that means it’s time to turn your attention to the tree and your ornament selection.
The holidays are full of sentimental items, and one place that this is most reflected in is your Christmas tree ornaments. Whether you prefer a tree filled to the brim with ornaments, lights, and tinsel or prefer a less-is-more holiday look, there’s a lot to choose from.
Christmas ornaments tell a story. There are the ornaments passed down from your childhood holidays, the ones you select to represent your first home, baby’s first Christmas, or your recent travels. And then, of course, there are the fun ones that give your tree some of-the-moment style. Ornaments can transport you back in time, keeping special memories alive for years to come.
We’ve rounded up our favorite ornaments to add to your tree (or gift!) this holiday season, ranging from the silly and sweet ones to the personalized and heirloom ones that will stand the test of time.
Felt and Plush Ornaments
Etsy | Ginger Sweet Crafts
Add some sweetness to your tree this year with these adorable felt Christmas ornaments that are meant to look like cookies.
Pottery Barn Kids
Intended to be safe for kids, these snowball ornaments are made from a fluffy sherpa material, so there is no risk of shattering.
Ice skating is one of the joys of the holiday season, and this plush ornament embodies that joy while hanging on your tree.
Personalized Milestone Ornaments
Etsy | Christmas by Design Co
Seeking an ideal gift to give your new neighbors? Looking for something to send to someone who recently moved? This custom new home ornament will turn their new house into a cozy, cute piece of decor.
Etsy | By Miss Sally
This beautifully illustrated ornament can be designed with up to six people, and each character can be customized with different hair colors or poses, making for an incredibly detailed and thoughtful gift.
Etsy | Chic Mama Jewelry
An editor and reader favorite, there is no better marker of a little one's first Christmas than this hand-sculpted and stamped ornament, which features their name, birth date, birth time, and more.
Character Ornaments Kids Will Love
Instead of his signature rope, this Christmas-themed Woody ornament sports a lasso of Christmas lights as he hangs on the tree.
Your little one's favorite companion from Big Hero 6 gets a holiday makeover with this festive scarf.
Etsy | Hugging the Tree
Everyone's favorite friendly tiger gets personalized with this fiberboard ornament which can be customized with your little one's name.
Etsy | Look What Eye Can Do
For a family of Star Wars fanatics, look no further than this incredibly cute crochet Baby Yoda ornament, with two beaded eyes.
Cookie Monster gets festive with this keepsake ornament where he wears a Santa hat and delivers chocolate chip cookies as a gift.
Harry Potter fans young and old will love this ornament with Harry wearing his Quidditch robes while riding on his broomstick.
These retro Rudolph characters will bring back childhood memories as you hang them on your tree with your little ones.
Sure to withstand little reaching hands, this light-up Rudolph ornament looks exactly like the character from the classic movie.
Timely and Pop Culture Ornaments
Etsy | Homemade Rustic
Calling all Ted Lasso fans! Give coach Lasso a well-deserved spot on the tree this season with this wholesome ornament—a special ode to one of 2021's best shows.
Everyone's favorite Bernie meme captured forever as a glass-blown ornament
Etsy | Nappi By Sony
For fans of the show Yellowstone, this ornament feels like it could've been made on the Dutton ranch.
Commemorate the successful end of the "Free Britney" movement with this iconic Britney Spear's look from "Baby One More Time."
Etsy | Homemade Rustic
Customize David's signature "Ew" for yourself or someone who'd appreciate this Schitt's Creek reference.
This hand-painted, rainbow-clad Santa is sure to make your tree extra merry and bright!
Calling all kids of the '80s and '90s, this ornament will have you feeling all kinds of nostalgia.
Hanging candy canes on the Christmas tree is a classic practice, and these shatterproof candy cane ornaments keep the tradition going.
Vana Chupp Studio
These gorgeous silhouette ornaments are crafted from sterling silver or brass, and they're a gift that will last a lifetime.
Invest in this beautiful set of multicolored heirloom ornaments which are sure to last your family for years to come.
Decorate your Hanukkah bush this year with this gorgeous glass ornament from West Elm, with sparkling blue glitter.
Add some woodland-themed cheer to your tree this year with this reindeer ornament wrapped in Christmas lights.
Pay homage to one of the best Christmas songs of the season with this set of classic ornaments from Pottery Barn.
A classic NYC taxi gets a festive upgrade with the Christmas tree on back.
For lovers of the classic ballet, this Nutcracker ornament is absolutely gorgeous and made of blown glass.
Every Christmas tree needs a great ornament to top it, and this North Star-inspired ornament will look amazing on your family's pine.