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10 Totally Adorable Ornaments To Start Hoarding For The Holidays

cthulhu_ornamentYeah, I know we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet, but I need to start thinking about gifts for people. I love the holidays in so many ways, and one of the reasons is because I want EVERYTHING. I have this dumb image in my mind of exactly how I want my holidays to be and even though it won’t turn out that way and I will burn things and run out of cookie making time and my lights will be all lopsided on my house I still get all swoony over the magic of the holidays and I love scouring the Internet for things that fit this image I have in my mind.

I mean, yeah, I’m not even close to Martha Stewart but I’m not above totally geeking out over all of the cuteness I have seen, especially when it comes to Christmas ornaments, because even though I may not have a magazine worthy house at all times I can bedeck a tree with the best of them. Plus, I love giving and receiving Christmas ornaments. They are cheap, there are a million different types, and most people who have a tree usually enjoy receiving them, especially if they are attached to a bottle of wine.

 

These Mice 

(Image: Anthropologie)

(Image: Anthropologie)

Can’t.. type…. dying..of..cuteness.

This Fancy Bunny

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(Image: Anthropologie)

Every year I get my kids a new ornament. Last year I got my daughter a very similar bunny from Anthro but I think I will get her this one for this year.

 This Little House 

(mage: Crate And Barrel)

(mage: Crate And Barrel)

And it even has a little cat and dog on it!

This EZ Bake Oven

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(Image: Urban Outfitters)

For anyone who ever baked tiny cakes with a lightbulb.

 This Krampus Ornament

(Image: Archee McPhee)

(Image: Archee McPhee)

You know, to scare your kids with, because if they make the naughty list The Krampus will come and eat you for dinner.

This Whale Ornament

(Image: land of nod)

(Image: land of nod)

Because I love how graphic it is.

 This Sugar Skull

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(Image: Urban Outfitters)

Because it’s pink and awesome.

This Fishing Cat 

(Image: anthropologie)

(Image: anthropologie)

Because he is even wearing little cat wellies!

These Amazing DIY Diorama Ornaments 

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These are a few years old but they are some of my favorite ornaments ever. From the brilliant Blog Giddy Giddy, get the tutorial here.

 This Unicorn Wearing Lederhosen

(image: Archee McPhee)

(image: Archee McPhee)

Because it’s a unicorn wearing lederhosen, and your Christmas tree won’t be complete without it.

(Image: Archee McPhee)

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  • AmazingE

    I’m a total Christmas hater, so that Krampas one would be perfect for me. And I think Cthulu works better as a tree topper, haha.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      HOW CAN YOU HATE CHRISTMAS WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU

    • AmazingE

      My birthday is two days after is usually my default reason, but my general distaste for the holiday season runs much deeper than that.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Guess what E? so is mine xo

    • AmazingE

      That’s so awesome. I’ve only ever met like half a dozen people with the same birthday. Tons of famous people share it with us too.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      see, this is why we are pals, besides the fact we love the same TV stories

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      ROFL “TV stories. This is what my grandmother used to call them. This is not an insult, I love this phrase.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      I’m basically 90 years old

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      My gran was the coolest 90 year old ever, so you’re in good company. I once ordered a Sanka, so I guess that makes me 100.

    • Rachel Sea

      I totally call the shows I watch “my stories.” I got it from Lisa Simpson.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      me toooooo

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      My mom’s birthday is three days after. She always gets screwed with presents.

    • Mother Hen

      Isn’t hating Christmas the same thing as throwing a bag of puppies in a river each year?

    • AmazingE

      You’d think so, what with some of the strange looks I get when I tell people I don’t like Christmas.

    • Mother Hen

      I could only imagine. Although I get the same look when I tell people my kids don’t believe in Santa Clause. I guess I’m evil but, when our first child was born my wife and I decided that we weren’t doing the Santa Clause thing.

    • AmazingE

      My personal favorite is “You have kids, how can you hate Christmas?” At which point I usually have two options…1. Shrug and pretend I have something else I need to urgently rush off and do, or 2. Patiently explain that my kids (and many other people’s kids) are part of the reason I hate it so much. I worked retail during the holiday season for a good part of my adult life, and never have I seen such awful behaviour from people (parents and non parents alike) and from children.

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      I would just bop them on the head and then prance away, laughing maniacally. It’s the perfect response to people’s idiocy.

    • Mother Hen

      I definitely agree not to sound cliche but the commercialization of Christmas is whats ruined it. For my family we make it more about hanging out and spending time together rather then focus on the gifts.

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      My kids don’t really either. We never made a thing out of it either way, and most people assume they do, but they’re all kind of “meh” about the whole idea. Presents are presents to them, lol.

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      I would just have Mr. Krampas hangout out all year long, reminding me to stay cranky. Grinches unite!

    • AmazingE

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68S9_zWoryw This isn’t the clip I was looking for and the quality is crap, but I can’t tell you how many times i’ve wanted to do this exact thing, Mr. McGibblets costume and all.

      Side note: if anyone out there wants to buy me a McGibblets toy or slippers for my birthday, that would be totally awesome and would restore at least some of my faith in humanity.

  • http://twitter.com/mariaguido Maria Guido

    Why do I want that weird Unicorn so bad?

    • AmazingE

      I don’t know, but I kinda want one too, haha.

  • AP

    So on my computer, the Little House ornament has a “Refinance to a Lower Rate!” ad banner across the bottom.

    I guess the economy’s doing worse than I thought, if we’re refinancing houses that are 9 square inches.

  • Elizabeth Mangum

    I love ornaments with a story behind them. The are especially easy-to-find souvenirs that are actually useful. (I also pick up 99¢ reusable bags from local stores when I travel.)

  • Julia Sonenshein

    GIMME THAT EASY BAKE OVEN

  • NicknamesAreDull

    The most unusual ornament I have is a pickle my mother gave me when I got married. I added googley eyes to it, and every year we hide it for my daughter.

    • Alicia Kiner

      What a cool idea. Last year I finally found the entire cast to Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer, which I’ve wanted forever. Again, total geek.

    • ElsieP

      This is a very cute tradition, but because I am at heart twelve years old I snickered at “hide the pickle.”

  • Alicia Kiner

    Target has ornaments that look like psychedelic Day of the Dead skulls. I love them. I’m a total geek for all things Christmas too, with the exception of The Christmas Story. I just don’t get it. Meh. But bring on the decorations, music, movies, all of it. My husband rolls his eyes at me. Who cares if it’s only November?

  • Rachel Sea

    At first glance, I thought the fancy bunny was hanging from a noose. The seam on her head sort of blends up into the ornament loop.

  • GPMeg

    Oh. My. God. That Krampus ornament is going to be perfect for my husband! And the unicorn in lederhosen for a friend who loves Germany and whose sorority mascot is a unicorn!

    Seriously, I couldn’t be more excited about this. I get everyone ornaments and I was lost on those two– I shall maintain my perfect gift giving record!