While these pairings would look great on one Christmas tree, they make may great gifts for pairs of best friends– such as your daughter and her best friend.
Your Christmas tree should celebrate what you love in life and these affordable collegiate Christmas ornaments make a great way to celebrate your alma mater. While I didn’t attend Iowa, my boyfriend and my parents did, so I see the Iowa Hawkeyes version as a great addition to our Christmas tree this year. In addition, we’d probably get a University of Nebraska ornament, as I am a huge Huskers fan.
The Santa-featuring ornaments measure 4.5 inches in diameter and are made of glass. They feature Santa Claus standing next to a tree decked out with the college’s colors and a larger ornament bearing its logo.
The affordable collegiate ornaments are available in 32 different styles including:
- Auburn University
- Louisiana State University
- Michigan State University
- Ohio State University
- University of Michigan
- University of North Carolina
Made of newspaper, the collage unicorn ornament is primarily white, with a silver horn and black feet. Rather large, the Christmas ornament measures approximately four inches wide by six inches tall.
For Christmas 2014, Crate and Barrel partnered with Rebuilding Together to make a terrific set of limited edition charity ornaments, all shaped like homes. At ten dollars, the limited edition charity ornaments are an affordable way to make a difference this holiday season. They’re also packaged in a cute way, so they could make a great Christmas present.
Designed by various artists, the ornaments are all the same shape and size but are still very different from each other. For instance, the Woody Wagon ornament features a pink home with a vintage looking car. Andrew Bannecker designed it to celebrate winter evenings beneath Virginia’s starry sky.
Brooklyn-based Julia Pott’s home ornament features adorable animals wearing santa-hats alongside snow-capped trees. In contrast, Chicago artist Laura Berger made a bold, bright colored sunshine ornament that might remind you of warmer months to come.
Like the other limited edition charity ornaments, Cynthia Treen’s ornament is made of pinewood. The Christmas ornament Christmas trees and the moon.
One of my favorite of the limited edition charity ornaments is the red typography themed home ornament by Jude Landry. Seasonal words like “merry” and “peace” grace the sides of the building.
Another fun ornament is the pink feathered ornament by a Michigan artist is a fun option and will likely thrill young children. It’s fun, but wouldn’t work well on a more formal Christmas tree.
All of the ornaments measure 3 inches wide, 2 inches deep, and 3.25 inches tall. This includes Montreal-artist Sabina Gibson’s polar bear ornament featuring a snowy hill.
Finally, Karolin Schnoor’s fashion-themed ornament will thrill young professionals and those who love a modern-themed Christmas tree. It features bold pinks, reds, and blues– honestly, I love it!
Last year we featured Kurt Adler’s drum-shaped Rockette ornament. This year’s Rockette ornament makes another fun addition to the Christmas tree of a New York or Rockette fan.
Designed by Adler, the Rockette ornament measures six inches tall– so it’s a terrific addition to a larger Christmas tree. The fun ornament was made of Resin and features four Rockettes doing their signature kick-line. Each Rockette wears a fun, sparkly jacket.
As a Chicagoan, I love Chicago-centric ornaments (and have written about a number of them!). This white ball ornament celebrates the Wrigley Field anniversary.
An official MLB product, the white Wrigley Field Anniversary ornament measures approximately 2.75 inches in diameter. The bauble was made of glass.
This ornament will thrill Cubs fans and those who love historic Major League Baseball parks across the United States.
The glitter bacon ornament features gold-colored “fat” and red, glitter-y meat. The larger ornament measures approximately 4.5 inches tall. It hangs from your tree on a golden thread.
If you’re struggling to find a bacon-lover a Christmas gift this year, consider this tasty, fun, and glitter-y Christmas ornament featuring their favorite food.
I find these truck ornaments by Cody Foster absolutely adorable. They would make a great addition to a farm, truck, or vintage-themed Christmas tree this year. It features an older looking truck hauling an oversize gift.
The truck ornament comes in two different colors– a red truck with a light blue gift or light green with a yellow gift. Both colors of the vintage styled ornament appear to be dusted in snow.
The ornament is made of metal and measures approximately 2.5 inches, by 1 inch, by 1.5 inches. It can easily be wiped clean.
If I choose to have a vintage-themed tree this year, I will want to grab this ornament.
We’ve profiled a baby hand impression ornament kit before. I think baby print keepsake ornaments are a great idea for new moms and dads to make gifts that their family and friends will adore for years.
This baby print keepsake ornament kit allows you to have an ornament measuring approximately 5 inches in diameter for your loved ones.
- Non-plaster impression material
- A wooden rolling pin
- A shaping ring
- Three ribbons (grosgrain)
- Hole punch
If you’re heading to a baby shower, you may want to add this easy to use kit to your gift– the new mom and dad can use the baby print keepsake ornament kit to capture their newborn baby’s footprint.
I love food and cooking and love the idea of including your favorite foods on your family’s Christmas tree. This metal chili ornament, like the previously featured glass red onion ornament, is a great option.
If you are looking for a way to celebrate a trip to mexico, a love of spicy food, or the American Southwest, this may be the perfect Christmas ornament for you or a friend.