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Unique Christmas Tree Ornaments

Updated on November 18, 2015
A Very Merry Christmas Ornament
A Very Merry Christmas Ornament | Source

Unusual Christmas Tree Decorations

I like to have some unusual Christmas Tree baubles on my tree to make it more unique. A few years ago I found an All Black Father Christmas to hang on the tree - it looks awesome - bear in mind my hubby's a rugby playing, All Black supporting Kiwi. The following year I found a kangaroo peeping out of a Christmas stocking to hang on the tree - bear in mind that my daughter is Australian. I think having special things on your tree helps to make the Christmas even more special.

I see so many trees with the same ornaments and baubles hanging from them that I get very excited it I see a unique Christmas tree decoration. Finding a Christmas tree decoration that is perfect for a particular person is also fantastic. Both my hubby and daughter loved their Christmas baubles.

Victorian Christmas Ornaments

The tradition of a Christmas tree has it's origins in Germany, but was really brought to prominence by Queen Victoria - with her German ancestry she had had Christmas trees growing up and once she was queen society followed her every move. I think this is the reason why when we think of vintage holiday decorations our thoughts seem to automatically turn to the Victorian era.

Now although I wouldn't recommend adding actual candles to your Christmas tree as much as the (then) Princess Victoria loved the look, when it comes to Victorian style ornaments ........ I absolutely love them! Check out some of the examples on the pages below.

Polar Bear Christmas Ornament - so cute!
Polar Bear Christmas Ornament - so cute! | Source

Over a hundred years later and the different styles of Christmas ornaments that are available are endless. You can decorate your tree with themes to suit anyone from your fashion obsessed teen to your sport loving hubby or more.

I absolutely love the range of Christmas decorations available and have certainly written a lot of different pages based around themed Christmas trees. If I had my way I would have a tree in every room in the house just so that I could incorporate a few different themes, unfortunately my hubby doesn't quite share my enthusiasm!

A Christmas Tipple on the Christmas Tree?

Christmas does seem to be a time of excess when we like to indulge and attend lots of parties so it seems appropriate to celebrate your favorite tipple on your tree don't you agree?

Whether you prefer a glass of wine, a cold beer or a fun cocktail then you'll enjoy some of these Christmas ornaments that are based on enjoying a Christmas tipple or two!

Wine Christmas Ornaments

Kurt Adler 4-Inch Polyresin Santa on Wine Barrel Ornament
Kurt Adler 4-Inch Polyresin Santa on Wine Barrel Ornament

There are some great wine Christmas ornaments available to purchase online whether you're partial to red or white wine! I've only selected one on this page and it features Father Christmas himself, just to show that Santa doesn't mind a drop of wine over the holiday season!

 

Beer Christmas Ornaments

North Pole Pilsner 2007 Hallmark Keepskae Ornament QXG2117
North Pole Pilsner 2007 Hallmark Keepskae Ornament QXG2117

If you're more of a beer drinker then you'll love some of the range of beer Christmas ornaments that exist. It's hard to choose just one of these without knowing your personal beer preference which is why when I saw a North Pole 'brand' I decided to go with that one, but if you click on it you'll see some other options available through Amazon as well so if you prefer a Bud instead.....

 

Hot Chocolate Christmas Ornaments

Personally I think sitting in front of the Christmas tree with a steaming mug of hot chocolate is divine which is why I believe a hot chocolate Christmas ornament like the one below would be perfect.


2.75" S'mores Marshmallow Character in a Hot Cocoa Mug Decorative Christmas Ornament
2.75" S'mores Marshmallow Character in a Hot Cocoa Mug Decorative Christmas Ornament

My daughter also enjoys drinking hot chocolate these days and we've started a new tradition in our home that involves making a hot chocolate after putting the tree up and then diving into the ornaments and decorating it as we enjoy our delicious drinks - it really is special.

 

Of course while we're talking of hot drinks you can't forget about tea and coffee can you? I love some of the tea Christmas ornaments that are available as you can get them for regular tea as well as other types like jasmine or green so you can get your favorite to hang on your tree. You can even get cute tea pot Christmas ornaments and the like to hang on your tree.

If you prefer coffee well the range of coffee Christmas ornaments is truly amazing. Coffee percolators, pots and coffee machines are all available as ornaments so you really can get a tree dedicated to the goddess of coffee herself - Caffeina!

As well as the tools for making the coffee you can get all of your different types of coffees available to hang on the tree from espresso to mocha and everything in between. You can even get takeout coffees with the likes of Starbucks bringing out a new Christmas ornament every year.

Colored Christmas Ornaments on a White Tree
Colored Christmas Ornaments on a White Tree | Source

Choosing the Best Christmas Ornaments for Your Tree

With such a large choice of unique and unusual Christmas tree ornaments available it can be a little overwhelming when you're looking to buy some.

You can just go with a nice color scheme as ornaments are available in just about any color these days. The best thing is to think about who your Christmas tree is for, if it's just for you then what's important to you - shoes, a sports team, a celebrity - pick something and you will find that there are ornaments that will suit.

If you have a family then you can do what I do and that's buy a new ornament every year (although I'll admit I tend to buy mine after Christmas when they're usually half price!) or make one that will mean something to a member of your family. I've already told you that we have an All Black Santa on our tree for my hubby, we also have some silver fern ornaments for him and a cute little Kiwi bird. We have some One Direction ornaments for my daughter which we made when she was obsessed with the group as well as a kangaroo and a guitar.

Talking of making Christmas ornaments this can be a fun activity to do with your children and I've spent time making ornaments with my daughter since she was a toddler from wooden stars that she's painted (purple was the color du jour that year!) to sequinned Christmas puddings and then the 1D ones. The One Direction ornaments were ones that I photographed us doing and you can see how to make celebrity ornaments on this link, these can be adapted to anyone from your family pet to your favorite musician.

I love writing about different Christmas ornaments because when I see a gardening ornament I think my late father-in-law would've loved it, when I see a diving or fishing one I know I've found a unique gift idea for my hubby etc. Getting special ornaments that celebrate a baby's 1st Christmas, the first Christmas in a new home or the arrival of a new fur baby into the house help your tree to tell your family's story every year when you put it up.

What Type of Ornaments Do You Like?

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Want More Ideas for Unique Christmas Ornaments?

Be sure to scroll through the list of other Christmas ornament articles that I've written for more ideas or check out one of my favorite Christmas ornament sites - Christmas Tree Ideas for inspiration and then create your individual masterpiece this coming holiday.


Here's a few photos from Pixabay that have some cute ornaments for you to enjoy.....

Cute Angel Christmas Ornament - this angel really has the cute factor that I think anyone would love.
Cute Angel Christmas Ornament - this angel really has the cute factor that I think anyone would love. | Source
Beaded Angel Christmas Ornaments - angels and Christmas go hand in hand and there are a few different ways you can make your own angel ornaments.
Beaded Angel Christmas Ornaments - angels and Christmas go hand in hand and there are a few different ways you can make your own angel ornaments. | Source
Dove Christmas Ornament - the bird of peace seems an appropriate addition to a Christmas tree
Dove Christmas Ornament - the bird of peace seems an appropriate addition to a Christmas tree | Source
Eeyore Christmas Ornament - lovely cute ornament you can add this to a Winnie the Pooh themed tree, a Disney tree or if it's your child's favorite just add it to your regular family tree for them.
Eeyore Christmas Ornament - lovely cute ornament you can add this to a Winnie the Pooh themed tree, a Disney tree or if it's your child's favorite just add it to your regular family tree for them. | Source
Seahorse Christmas Ornament - lovely for an under the sea themed tree.
Seahorse Christmas Ornament - lovely for an under the sea themed tree. | Source
Snowman Christmas Ornament - this is a classic ornament for a Christmas tree, but I swear they get cuter every year!
Snowman Christmas Ornament - this is a classic ornament for a Christmas tree, but I swear they get cuter every year! | Source

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      pepys 4 years ago

      Thanks for the lensographic example.

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      greatgifts4u 4 years ago

      Love the Mickey Mouse baby's first Christmas!

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      EnlightenedPen 5 years ago

      Great synopsis of ornaments.

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      karen-stephens 5 years ago

      Get examples of a lensographic effort

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      spiffydoo 5 years ago

      Yikes, you sure know how to pack a lens with information. Super job!

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      GrowthSpark 5 years ago

      I love Christmas too & collect ornaments from my travels. This was a great lens, thanks

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      EDawg408 LM 5 years ago

      Excellent lensography and great info on Christmas ornaments!

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      jaredsgirl 5 years ago

      Nice lens! So many wonderful Christmas ornaments!

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      E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

      Nicely done! Keep up the good work with Christmas ornaments.

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      ErHawkns7100 5 years ago

      So many great ornaments. I make it a point to buy 4 or 5 unique ornaments every year to build up my collection.

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      BeaGabrielle1 6 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Fun ornaments!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Very nice Christmas tree ornaments.

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      Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Nice selection! Personally I prefer vintage ornaments:) Nice way to feature lenses as well!

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      Pinguuu 6 years ago

      wow! nice stuff you have here :) interesting styles..

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      As crazy as it sounds each Christmas I seem to go backwards in time, I end up around eight years old. I can smell the sharp scent of a real Christmas tree, I can feel the calming warmth of a full on Aussie summers day, I can touch the stickiness of uncooked Christmas pudding and I can see unearthly sparkles on the ceiling when the sun touches the fragile glass ornaments swaying on the Christmas tree.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm always on the lookout for ornaments to fit our family interests and travels. Having lived in Australia for 3 years, our tree includes a koala, a kangaroo and I wish I could find a wombat.

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      TapIn2U 6 years ago

      Wow, when U say unique, U do mean unique. Love Ur ideas here. It will make the Christmas holidays even more interesting. Hey, your Tweets were one of the ones I followed from Twitter when I found Squidoo. I have just finished my first Lens and now have great ideas to add thanks to you. Sundae ;-)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love it, some great ornaments here :)

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      chidchan 6 years ago

      Great Lense! I love the Car Christmas Ornaments.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow. Where do you get allo these? Love the tea and the coffee ones.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      In my life I have spent a fortune on unusual ornaments. I love them!

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      sheilamarie78 7 years ago

      Great ideas for Christmas decorations, lou16! Our family also got at least one new ornament each year. It's fun to look at a tree full and think back about what made each addition special. All the Christmases come together that way!

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      Obscure_Treasures 7 years ago

      Awesome lens, love the great ideas,Fantastic selection

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      Awesome collection of ornaments!

      Lensrolled to Dragon Christmas Ornaments, Betty Boop Christmas Ornaments, and Elvis Themed Christmas Ornaments.

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Wow, this is awesome. I love how you organized all of your unique ornament lenses. I've never seen coffee or tea ornaments. Those would be great gifts. Thanks.

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      NoelWright 7 years ago

      awesome lens!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      These are all wonderful! Love the frog in the intro. and the idea for a personalized scrabble tile has really caught my attention. I am about to go check that one out but wanted to let you know I was here first and that I lensrolled this lens to Decorating Our Christmas Tree

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      These are really really neat ornaments. I'm headed over to see the coffee themed ornaments now.

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      eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      Neat ornaments!!! Great lens!

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      debraanne 8 years ago

      I love the ornaments you've showcased!

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      justholidays 8 years ago

      Those ornaments for card lovers are really original! Thanks for the idea!

      Dom.

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      JenOfChicago LM 8 years ago

      Cute!

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      jbarnhart41 8 years ago

      These are great ornaments. Blessed :)

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      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      Love it - I lensrolled you on my S'Mores Christmas Ornament lens - I love fun ornaments

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Beautiful lens, blessed.

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      HorseAndPony LM 8 years ago

      Wow! These are great. I love your selection of ornaments.

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      seashell2 8 years ago

      Fun ornaments! I like the Les Paul Guitar ornament! Very cool!

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      oztoo lm 8 years ago

      Oh I do really like some of these. It's so nice to personalize Christmas. What a nice way to do it.

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      Carolan Ross 8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      VERY creative lens! Like that red guitar, may get it for son...IF he's good! :-)

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      Brookelorren LM 8 years ago

      Merry Christmas! Well a little early, but great collection!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      These are great! I love those flips flops! lensrolling to my Christmas ornament collecting lens!

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      So cute! I love collecting Christmas ornaments, but most of mine are angels...5*