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 that 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.
Watercolor Palette Ornament
David Bowie Glass Ornament
DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Kit
Crochet Christmas Ornament Set
Hand Decorated Glass Snowman
Personalized Wood Christmas Ornament
Fabric and Knit Santa Ornament
Santa's Mailbox Christmas Ornament
Light-Up Lodge Ornament
Fa La La La Llama Ornament Pattern
Avocado Toast Ornament
Personalized Family Hot Chocolate Ornament
Personalized Christmas Ornament for Artists
Fused Glass Wreath Ornament
Pumpkin Spice Latte Ornament
Baby’s First Christmas Ornament
S'more Fair Trade Felt Ornament
Hot Chocolate Felt Fair Trade Ornament
Northern Lights Ornament
Gingerbread Man Ornament
Boiled Wood Penguin Ornament
Bob Ross Christmas Ornament
2022 Farmhouse Wreath Ornament
Ski Jacket Ornament
Fused Glass Snowman Ornament
Santa Gingerbread Man Ornament
Personalized Fox Ornament
Beehive Glass Ornament
Smiling Avocado Felt Fair Trade Ornament
Rosebud Motel from Schitt's Creek Ornament
Wood Snowflake Ornament
Starry Night Handpainted Ornament
Architectural Ornament — DIY Kit
Cappuccino Glass Ornament
Arctic Fox Ornament
Personalized Christmas Tree Ornament
Stacked Donuts Ornament
“Love You a Ton!” Whale
Wool Star Fair Trade Ornament
You+Me Puzzle Pieces
Vintage Pastel Cars
The Diamond — Air Plant Ornament
Glass Hummingbird Ornament
Gothic Dragon Ornaments