A beautiful festive bauble is more than just an ornament… it’s something that holds memories of Christmasses past.
That’s why this year, we’re looking for something unique. We’re not talking about your general round glittery numbers – oh no! We’ve searched for the best alternative and eye-catching baubles the UK High Street has to offer, and we weren’t disappointed.
From Karl Lagerfeld to fantastical birds, this season’s tree decorations are really something.
Here’s our top pick of the best unusual Christmas baubles for 2020! And don’t forget to check out our ultimate round-up of the best artificial Christmas trees on the market.
Two vintage car decorations, £7.50, Cox & Cox
These cute car decorations from Cox & Cox will give your Christmas tree a really charming, nostalgic feel. We love the ‘driving home for Christmas’ motif with the tree loaded onto the roof!
Under the sea decorations, from £7.49 each, Amara
There’s definitely a fantastical theme to many of this year’s Christmas tree decorations and these underwater creations from Gisela Graham are no exception. Live your mermaid dream with these beautiful baubles in a range of under the sea themes!
DIY Christmas bauble biscuits, £35, Biscuiteers
All of the baubles in our round-up are a pleasure to look at, but this is the only one that’s also a pleasure to taste! Luxury London biscuit-makers Biscuiteers have released a DIY bauble kit, containing 12 of their delicious biscuit baubles in a keepsake tin, as well all the ingredients you need to decorate them in style. Just make sure you take a picture before you devour them all…
Karl Lagerfeld and cat, £16, Rockett St George
It doesn’t get more iconic than this decoration of German creative director Karl Lagerfeld. This camptastic quirky bauble is perfect for a fashion-obsessed friend looking to bring a touch of catwalk luxury to their tree.
Wool-mix fox on skis, £6.99, Gisela Graham
Cute and cosy, this woolly fox Christmas decoration will add some woodland charm to your tree this year.
Christmas Cheer bauble set, £11.95 Sass and Belle
We all know someone who could use these! This four-piece set of boozy baubles promises to bring some ‘Christmas cheer’, in the form of bright and sparkly miniature bottles of gin, wine, prosecco and whisky.
Full moon personalised bauble, £10, NOTHS
This lunar decoration by Betsy Benn Designs is based on Nasa photography, so you’re getting a slice of actual moon imagery! It can also be personalised with a message to a loved one, making it a perfect Christmas gift for friends and family.
Freddie-inspired Christmas tree decoration, £18, Rockett St George
Rockett St George are the masters of kitschy Christmas trinkets, like this Freddie Mercury Christmas tree bauble. Their tree ornament range includes everyone from the Queen to Anna Wintour.
Gold unicorn balloon dog, £4, Paperchase
This quirky balloon unicorn would combine perfectly with a gold colour scheme. Hide it among your classic baubles to surprise your guests!
Larry the lobster and Milly the dinosaur, £7.50 each, Oliver Bonas
If you’ve ever thought about what a dinosaur or a lobster in a sweater would look like, you don’t need to wonder any more! Oliver Bonas has created Larry the lobster and Milly the dinosaur to bring true festive joy into your home. They’re the decorations you didn’t know you needed.
Nostalgic toys set, £27.99, Wayfair
Evoke the feelings of a traditional Christmas with this three-piece set of baubles inspired by classic toys. Crafted in porcelain by German ceramics titan Villeroy & Boch, they have an unmistakeable high-quality finish.
Shiny gold Christmas bauble with leopard spots, £8, Rockett St George
This eye-catching leopard print bauble is the perfect option if you like decor with a bit of an ‘edge’. Christmas doesn’t have to be traditional!
Post Impressionism gold glass pineapple, £6, John Lewis
Take your Christmas vibes south of the Equator with this gorgeous pineapple decoration from John Lewi, guaranteed to brighten up your tree.
Two hanging astro silhouettes, £7.50, Cox & Cox
Create a pattern of constellations across your tree with these starry decorations from Cox & Cox.
Metallic sequin feather bauble, £2.99, Dobbies
No Christmas tree is complete without a bit of bling and these shimmering baubles from Dobbies will bring classic style to your decorations this festive season.
Fantasia lions, £16, Ella James
These regal lions will bring both elegance and colour to your tree – plus they seriously bring the sparkle.
And when you’ve got your tree decorations sorted, don’t forget to finish them off with a Christmas tree topper – here’s our round-up of the best.