We’ve barely made it through Thanksgiving and ornaments have already been broken in my house. That’s to be expected with a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old, but it doesn’t make it any less frustrating when it happens. That’s not to mention the scramble to clean up every last shard of glass before it goes straight into my 1-year-old’s mouth or through my 3-year-old’s foot.
That’s why we are 100 percent guilty of being the family who doesn’t put ornaments on the bottom third of the tree, but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t make me a little crazy every time I look at it. So we’re trying something new this year by decorating the whole tree, with the bottom third made up of unbreakable ornaments that the kids can touch (because let’s be honest, they’re going to get touched whether they’re breakable or not).
If you’re looking for kid-friendly (but no less chic) ornaments to adorn your tree, scroll down to shop more than 30 of our favorites.
Felt & Plush Ornaments
We love the classic Christmas vibes of this reindeer sporting a cozy green scarf, bright red nose, and sparkly gold antlers.
Personalization meets durability with this white felt initial ornament. Featuring gold bead embroidery, this ornament will bedazzle your tree.
These adorably detailed felt ornaments are available in a wide array of creatures and shapes, including dinosaurs, koalas, and gingerbread.
Dressed in an elegant dark green velvet dress, this rabbit ornament is both classy and cute.
Sure to withstand little reaching hands, these light-up Rudolph ornaments looks exactly like the characters from the classic movie.
Charming and playful, this little felt mouse ornament comes wearing a green scarf, red-and-white striped hat, and a mini flocked wreath accessory.
From her cozy turtleneck sweater to her tiny wooden skis, this doe is truly one of our favorite things.
Harry Potter fans of all ages will love these cute felt ornaments, which can be bought individually or as a set of four.
For a pair of classic, durable ornaments, look no further than this artfully-crafted tree and wreath duo.
Adorn your tree with everyone's favorite hungry bear from the Hundred Acre Wood.
Fantasy fans are sure to love felt ornaments like this pretty option from Target.
Some may argue the droids are the best characters in Star Wars. Perfect for families with "the force," this three-piece set is a great pick.
For those who appreciate a little holiday humor, this stuck Santa is a hoot!
Crafted in white wool with gorgeous detail, this pretty ornament can survive any fall from the tree.
Wood & Metal Ornaments
Gift this Christmas ornament to parents of newborns for a decoration that's both personal and resilient.
Remember your little one's very first holiday season with this wooden block ornament, which can be personalized with a name, birth date, height, and weight.
This fine engraved pewter ornament displays your baby's name, birth date and time, height, and weight—all on one gorgeous ornament.
Short handwritten notes sometimes say it all, and this ornament honors that by engraving a loved one's handwriting on stainless steel.
There's limited quantities of these hand-painted wood slice ornaments so, if you're interested, buy them before they're gone!
Perfect for your own tree or to give as a holiday gift, this wooden ornament can be customized with any family's surname.
Capture their adorable silhouette on a personalized ornament, available in an oval or round shape, that's sure to be a cherished member of the tree each year.
Unbreakable Ornament Sets
Intended to be safe for celebration, these snowball ornaments are made from a fluffy sherpa material, so there's no risk of shattering.
This set of 50 ornaments will give your tree a cohesive look.
multiple colors available
Add some sparkle to your tree with this set of 12 stars that's also available in silver.
Outfit your entire tree in one go with this extensive ornament set.
multiple themes available
While we can't guarantee this set of 15 pretty paper ornaments won't get ripped by a curious toddler, at least you won't have to worry about the dangers of shattered glass.
Celebrate some of the icons of Christmas with this six-piece ornament set.
Grab this set of six felt ornaments if you prefer bright primary colors on your tree.
This set of 19 "break-resistant" ornaments includes classic Christmas bulbs and cute holiday imagery like Santa, his sleigh, and a nutcracker.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated for timeliness.