2023 Guide to Creative Christmas Ornaments So You Can Trim Your Tree in Style

2023 Christmas Ornaments

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Trimming the tree is an important part of Christmas decor. These small tokens that hang on the branches offer an unconventional form of personal expression. By incorporating specific ornaments into the overall decoration, you can create a customized tree that celebrates who you are and the memories you’ve made over time.

Baubles are a popular way to trim a tree, but they are far from the most creative. Almost anything can be an ornament! Whether your up your holiday decor by hanging something unconventional from your tree or go for a classic motif like Santa Claus, snowflakes, or reindeer, there are plenty of baubles to choose from. Some people like a cohesive look, opting to hang glass balls in just one or two colors, while others like a glittery festive tree that throws caution to the wind.

Ornaments also come in all types of materials. Glass ornaments are popular and can be both traditional or contemporary depending on what you select. If you have kids in the house and don't want to worry about breakage, fabric, wool, and felt also add a nice folksy touch to any tree.

To showcase some of the artistic possibilities that you can hang on your tree, we’ve gathered a selection of modern ornaments that are fun and quirky. There’s something for everyone here, from the millennial who can’t get enough of avocado toast to the llama lover to the creative artist. Each will give your tree personality and will be fun to hang year after year.

Check out the best creative Christmas ornaments, below.

And if you want to get even more creative, make your own ornaments using our DIY Christmas ornament guide.

Trim your tree in style with the best artistic Christmas ornaments this holiday season.

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Paint Palette Ornament


Glass Camera Ornament


Yarn and Knitting Needles Ornament


David Bowie Glass Ornament

David Bowie Glass Ornament

Cody Foster | $31.99


Retro Ceramic Christmas Tree Ornament


DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Kit

Creative Christmas Ornaments

Jill Makes | $36.60


Crochet Christmas Ornament Set


Letter to Santa Ornament


Hand Decorated Glass Snowman


Personalized Wood Christmas Ornament


Fa La La La Llama Ornament Pattern

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Betz White | $14.64


Sloth Ornament


Avocado Toast Ornament


Personalized Family Hot Chocolate Ornament

Personalized Hot Chocolate Ornament

HomeToHeartCo | $26.84


Personalized Christmas Ornament for Artists

Christmas Ornament for Artists

Slng Shop | $24.12+


Retro Deer Christmas Ornament Set


Fused Glass Wreath Ornament


Pumpkin Spice Latte Ornament

Pumpkin Spice Latte Christmas Ornament

Cody Foster | $37.98


Baby’s First Christmas Ornament


S'more Fair Trade Felt Ornament


Hot Chocolate Felt Fair Trade Ornament


Northern Lights Ornament


Knit Gingerbread Man Ornament


Fused Glass Snowman Ornament


Classic Glass Ornament


Personalized Fox Ornament

Creative Christmas Ornaments

Muddy Heart | $86.62


Gilt Globe Ornament


Beehive Glass Ornament

Glass Beehive Ornament

Northlight | $13.99


Sesame Bagel and Cream Cheese Ornament


Glass Gingerbread House Ornament


Smiling Avocado Felt Fair Trade Ornament


Nutcrack Ornament


Wood Snowflake Ornament


Alpine Knit Ornament


Starry Night Handpainted Ornament

Starry Night Painted Christmas Ornament

La Pastiche | $34.99


Pizza Slice

Pizza Christmas Ornament

Noble Gems | $12.93


Architectural Ornament — DIY Kit

Christmas Ornament

Houha Designs | $24.40


Personalized Christmas Tree Ornament


Stacked Donuts Ornament

Stacked Donuts Glass Ornament

Northlight | $13.99


Knit Christmas Sweater Ornament


“Love You a Ton!” Whale


Sushi Ornament

Sushi Christmas Ornament

Tinsel House | $31.72+


Festive Golden Retriever Ornament

Wool Star Fair Trade Ornament


You+Me Puzzle Pieces


Vintage Pastel Cars


Gothic Dragon Ornaments

Gothic Dragon Ornament by Design Toscano

Design Toscano | $29.67 (set of 3)


Snowball Crate Ornament


This article has been edited and updated.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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