You might think that the best time to buy holiday ornaments would be in the end-of-year sales. Not this year − many of the best home brands are already dropping deep discounts on seasonal decor so that you can save big on holiday ornaments before the big day.
There are classic pine cones and stars, as well as novelty trinkets and brightly colored baubles. If you know where to look, you could pick up a set of premium ornaments for less than a dollar per piece. With so many on sale for so little, it can be difficult to tell what is and isn't quality.
That's where I come in. As a shopping writer, I know the difference between a good deal and a great price on a poor product. I've spent hours scouring the sites of the best home brands to bring you the best holiday ornaments at the fairest prices. I've found ornaments to suit every Christmas color scheme.
Whether you want to go classic or contemporary with your Christmas tree, I've found the holiday ornaments for you.
The best holiday ornaments
Was $19.50, now $15.50 at Pottery Barn
Stars don't have to go at the top of the Christmas tree. This celestial accent would look just as good balanced on a branch on the side of the tree, illuminating empty space. Made from mercury glass and strung from a durable jute string, this ornament is built to last.
Was $98.00, now $68.60 at Anthropologie
Commemorate this year’s most popular home decor trend with this adorable Toadstool Mushroom Glass Ornament from Anthropologie. The luxe ornament is mouthblown from soda lime glass and features a classic toadstool design with glitter-encrusted spots. Originally $98.00, you can now get this ornament for $68.60.
Was $14.00, now $7.00 at Anthropologie
If you're keen to experiment with traditional Christmas decor ideas, and you'd like to stick to a neutral color scheme, you should consider this pretty pine cone ornament. Layers of jute create touchable texture, which tapers towards the bottom into a classic cone shape. You can bag this ornament at half price when you shop the Anthropologie Holiday Sales.
Was $17.99, now $8.99 at Old World Christmas
If you love the look of vintage ornaments, but you want to work with more modern materials, you'll appreciate this Dazzling Fuchsia Reflection Glass Ornament from Old World Christmas. This classic Christmas bauble features a timeless design inspired by ornaments of the 1940s and 1950s.
Was $12.99, now $3.99 at JOANN
JOANN is one of the best places to get cheap ornaments, especially around sales season. Case in point: this adorable Christmas Moscow Mule Glass Ornament. This piece is inspired by an actual glass and features sweet details like a lime slice and ice. You can snag it for less than $5 when you shop the JOANN sales.
Was $58.00, now $29.00 at Anthropologie
This sweet dove-shaped ornament is adorned with dozens of pavé crystals that catch the light to twinkle in your tree. Made from zinc and strung from a plush velvet ribbon, this ornament combines durable materials with a delicate design. $29 is still a lot to spend on a single ornament, but I'm confident that this statement piece will prove a real conversation starter.
Was $129.00, now $103.00 at Pottery Barn
For an ornament set with some extra flair, consider this 12 Days of Christmas Ornament Collection from Pottery Barn. Inspired by the Christmas classic, the set features mercury glass ornaments for each verse. You could hang an ornament for each day of Christmas or display each piece on your mantel.
Was $14.99, now $4.50 at JOANN
You can add depth and dimension to your Christmas tree decor by hanging long strings of ornaments from the same branch. These bulb-shaped baubles are decorated with spots and stripes and dipped in glitter for a festive finish. This single string features six ornaments, for less than 75 cents per piece.
Was $10.00, now $7.00 at Target
Velvet Christmas ornaments are a popular DIY trend on TikTok. If you don’t feel like getting crafty, you can pick up a set of velvety Christmas baubles in the Target holiday sales. Originally listed for $10, this set of six vintage-inspired ornaments is now slashed to $7.
Christmas ornament sales FAQs
Who sells the best Christmas ornaments?
There are no such things as the best Christmas ornaments – only the ornaments that suit your style preference and budget size. If you're shopping for classic Christmas ornaments, such as stars, sleighs, and stockings, you'll find a lot to like at Pottery Barn. There's a wide range of vintage-inspired Christmas ornaments at Anthropologie, including a mix of brightly-colored baubles and more subtle seasonal accents. For buyers on a budget, I'd recommend JOANN as a site for affordable luxe ornaments.
Are Christmas ornaments worth the money?
I think so, yes. For me and my family, trimming the tree is one of our favorite holiday traditions. If you choose premium pieces that are built to last, you should be able to hang the same ornaments year after year. By next Christmas, a quality ornament will have pretty much paid for itself.
If you're doing some last-second Christmas shopping, you should take advantage of the deep discounts available in the McGee and Co. Holiday Collection sales. There's still time to save big on everything from Christmas tree ornaments and stockings to wreaths and garlands.
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Jessie Quinn is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle writer with work published in The Spruce, Apartment Therapy, Well + Good, PEOPLE, and more. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in fashion journalism from Academy of Art University and uses her background in fashion to inform her home decor coverage. Her personal home decor style falls somewhere at the intersection of eclectic vintage and modern maximalist, but she's drawn to all types of designs and styles. When she's not writing, you can find Jessie working on a variety of DIY and craft projects, including crocheting, sewing, and jewelry-making.
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