10 Unique Christmas Tree Decorations to Fast-Forward Right to the Holidays

It's ever too early to start planning for the most wonderful time of the year.

August  2, 2021
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We’re only halfway through summer, but given how we’re kinda-sorta heading back to normal, we’re already itching to get ready for the most wonderful time of the year: the holidays.

The season is going to look a little different again due to the pandemic, but that's not going to stop us from belting out holiday songs before flannel season. Hey, we're only taking cues from stores that have started playing "All I Want For Christmas" in July.

We still have months to plan out our winter wonderland, but the most important one of them all is the Christmas tree. From classic ball ornaments reimagined in rich jewel tones to fun gnome ornaments, these 10 Christmas tree decoration kits will help you get in the holiday spirit.

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1. Funoasis Store Christmas Tree Hanging Gnomes Ornaments (Set of 10), $18.99

Bring a bit of folklore into your house with these cute little gnome ornaments—they’ll look like they’re sitting in your tree and will fit in with the rest of your ornaments, too. Thanks to the sturdy twine, you can easily hang them along your wall, fireplace, or even a window.

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2. Farmhouse Pottery Handmade Ceramic Slab Ornaments, $48-$55

Handmade ceramics will never go out of style, especially when they’re reimagined into delicate ornaments. Is anyone else getting sugar cookie vibes?

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3. The Holiday Aisle 150 Piece Classic Collection Red/Gold/White Holiday Decor Kit, $149.99 $79.99

Everything in this set can be used to create a Christmas wonderland. It’s basically a holiday-in-a-box, and you’ll find endless ways to decorate your space with coordinating florals, pine cones, leaves, and ornaments.

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4. Felt Dog Ornaments (Set of 2), $19 $8.99

Your pet doesn’t like to be left out, so show your love with these felt ornaments. Spruce up your tree and let everyone know that your dog always has a special place in your heart.

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5. The Holiday Aisle Set Of 6 Gold Snowflake Christmas Ornaments, $33.99

Gold makes anything look and feel glamorous—and that extends to your tree. These glittery snowflakes are about four inches in height and come in a six-pack, so they’ll add some glitz to your tree. Or windows, or fireplace mantle, or as part of your gift wrapping—they’re endlessly versatile.

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6. Sullivan Set of 4 LED House Ornament Kit, $33.99

If you’re looking to give your tree a makeover, this Sullivan 4-piece set will create a fun little holiday scene. These plywood ornaments have LED lighting that’s perfect for cozy winter nights.

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7. Pieces Of Love Personalized Family Ornament, $11.99 $9.59

This lovely puzzle piece ornament can be personalized and comes with a ribbon for hanging and a velvet pouch for gifting. It’ll be a heartwarming addition to your tree or a thoughtful gift for family and friends, too.

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8. Northlight 32-count Shatterproof 4-Finish Christmas Ball Ornament Set, $43.49 $37.49

Instead of the usual red or green ornaments, try your favorite color instead, like this deep rich plum. This 32-piece set includes shiny, matte, glitter, and sequined balls that will add so much fun to your holiday decor. Best of all, they’re shatterproof, so if you accidentally knock one over, there’s zero cleanup.

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9. Coastal Seashore Ornaments, $9.50+ $3.50+

Ah, ‘tis the sea-son! Bring the hot summer days to your tree with handcrafted coastal ornaments that will glisten among the string lights. Grab a few of each to deck out your tree, or get several of your favorite for a cohesive look.

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10. Fraser Hill Farm 152-piece Home for The Holidays Gingerbread Ornament and Decor Set, $599.99 $478.12

Add a gingerbread family to your Christmas tree as a fun and unexpected signature piece. With 150+ decorations and ornaments, you'll have everything you need to deck the halls.

How do you like to decorate your Christmas tree? Drop some inspo below!

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