Without ornaments, a Christmas tree is just a tree. Christmas ornaments bring life to any fir, spruce, pine or even artificial trees that looks real but save you time, money and energy in the long run—no shame in the artificial tree game! Decorating your Christmas tree with ornaments certainly adds to your holiday decor, but it's also a fun and meaningful way to create lasting family memories that ignite your nostalgia after year.
Unless you've been living under a Christmas-less rock your entire life, you're probably well aware that there are many types of Christmas tree decorations. Ornaments come in all shapes, sizes, designs, colors and materials. You can buy Christmas ornament sets, which are often used as decorative fillers for the more important ornaments. You can find plenty of novelty ornaments that represent the interests or personality of you or someone in your family, and you can also opt for more serious ornaments that represent the spirit of the holiday season. Personalized ornaments are made to order and are great at capturing you and your family just as you are, from names to dates to hand-drawn images to photo ornaments.
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Whether you prefer to buy Christmas tree ornaments that match one specific style for your tree or you enjoy a smorgasbord of various ornaments, there's something for everyone on our list. Scroll on to find our top picks of the best Christmas ornaments of 2022 below.
The Best Ornament Sets
Kelly Clarkson Home Drop Finial Christmas Ornament Sets, Set of 8
Bring some sparkle and elegance to your Christmas tree with this set of eight drop finial ornaments that look like pretty icicles. The ornaments are made of plastic, so they can safely be handled by kids. There are 16 color themes to choose from, so no matter what color theme you're going for, you're sure to find one that works.
Best Goods Christmas Ornament Balls, Set of 30
When your Christmas tree has extra space that hasn't been taken up by your special ornaments, fill it in with this set of 30 ornament balls. The package includes plastic Christmas ball ornaments in various textures that are safe for kids and pets. Choose from six multicolor Christmas ornament sets.
Kockuu Gingerbread Man Ornaments, Set of 12
Your kids will love these gingerbread man ornaments. They're fun, playful and look like legit cookies. Included are 12 ornaments made of soft, yet durable plastic with a string attached for easy hanging. You'll just need a gingerbread house to complete the set.
The Little Green Change Mini Disco Ball Ornaments, Set of 24
Whether you're decorating for a Christmas party or you just really enjoy a '70s vibe, this set of 24 disco balls will bring the party. They're made of mirrored, shatterproof plastic, so even if these balls are knocked off the tree during a bout of funky dancing, they aren't likely to break.
Lenox 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments, Set of 12
Get into the Christmas spirit with these 12 Days of Christmas ornaments. Each of the twelve days in the popular Christmas song are represented. The ornaments are crafted from ceramic porcelain and come with gold tassels.
Anthropologie Village Advent Calendar Ornaments, Set of 24
Count the days until Christmas in December with this adorable advent village ornament set. There are 24 houses, each featuring a numbered day and a removable roof to put a small gift inside like a tiny pinecone or a mini candy cane. The plywood ornaments are hand painted and are sure to bring joy to people of all ages. You can also display these ornaments on a tabletop.
WS at Home Shatterproof Ball Ornament Set, Set of 73
This set of 73 ornaments will be the only set needed for one tree (along with any other novelty or meaningful ornaments, of course). It's jam-packed with shatterproof ornaments in many different sizes and shapes, including ones that look like peppermints. The set is available in five color options.
The Best Novelty Ornaments
Kurt S. Adler Bob Ross Ornament
Bob Ross has this magical ability to bring a smile to anyone's face, so it makes sense to add his figurine to your Christmas tree. Made of resin, this ornament features a paint brush, a "Happy Trees" shirt and Bob Ross' classic hair style.
Hallmark Keepsake Buddy the Elf Ornament
Add to your Christmas tree style and overall home decor vibe with a Buddy the Elf ornament. Featuring Buddy the Elf sitting on Papa Elf's lap, this keepsake ornament is made of plastic and ready to bring a smile to your face every time you see it.
Old World Christmas Passport Ornament
Santa Claus travels around the world in one night, so he'll appreciate this nod to adventure. This passport ornament is ideal for anyone who has a serious love of traveling. Hand painted and designed with intricate details, this glass ornament almost looks like the real deal.
The Best Personalized Ornaments
BridesmaidForever Custom Family Ornament
Capture your family exactly how they are with this personalized ornament. It's handmade and can be fully customized based on the number of people or pets in your family, their hair color and length, skin color and the type of dog or cat you have. You can also add your family name and the year.
Anthropologie Arctic Monogram Ornament
Glass Christmas ornaments are the most fragile among ornaments, but they sure are stunning. This festive, frosted ornament features the letter of your choice alongside Christmas trees, tiny houses, fake snowflakes and other holiday-inspired items. The calendar year appears on the bottom. It makes a great gift for a family member, friend or teacher.
ShoreItUp Personalized Beach Ornament
Bring the beach vibes to your Christmas tree with this glass ball ornament that can be fully customized to say the words you want on the beach signs inside. There are also some tiny shells and sand to make it feel even more beach-y. You can customize up to 10 signs and select whether or not you'd like a gift box included for an additional fee.
FrontierDesignsAK Custom Name Ornament
Made from laser cut baltic birch wood, this handmade ornament is an inexpensive way to add some personalization to your tree. Customize the ornament with the name of your choosing, which is sure to make the recipient feel extra loved.
Bed Bath & Beyond Santa's Workshop Photo Holder Ornament
Decorate your tree with this sweet picture frame ornament that captures your kids, pets or whole family. It'll be a fantastic ornament to pass onto your kids when they grow up and have their own Christmas trees.
Pottery Barn Kids Baby's First Ornament
When a new baby arrives, a popular thing to do is to make an ornament—a baby's first Christmas ornament that they can keep forever. Pottery Barn nails it with this stunning acrylic ornament that's far from cheesy. You can personalize it with the baby's name, date and time of birth, weight and inches, the city they were born in and the current calendar year.
The Best Holiday-Themed Ornaments
Holiday Time Jumbo Nordic Ornaments
Santa's reindeer will jingle all the way to your tree on these ornaments that look and feel like a cozy sweater. Decorated with red and white nordic knit fabric and holiday greenery, these jumbo ball ornaments will make your Christmas celebration feel merry and bright.
NotherngiftsMN Layered Christmas Tree Ornament
If you're looking for an ornament that'll draw the attention of your guests, this layered wooden ornament will do just that. Made of wood and 3D layers with trees, animals and even big foot, you can choose the ornament pattern that speaks to you the most.
The Holiday Aisle Let It Snow Ornament
If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, you can't go wrong with this "Let It Snow" ornament. Decorated with tiny snowflakes, this ornament will bring some cheer to your tree and the holiday season.