7 Bauble Brands to Make Your Tree Shine
Last updated November 23
Date created October 13
Fact: Tree decorating is one of the most exciting activities in the festive calendar, if not the entire 365 days. Opening up the treasure chest of baubles and tinsel on December 1st – or whichever date you finally give in to the Christmas spirit – and curating the perfect tree-full of oddities and curiosities marks the beginning of the best time of the year.
If you’re still feeling a little Scrooge, perhaps our dazzling edit of bauble and tree decorations will convince you. For us, another highlight of the season is watching our boutiques and brands explode with creativity at the first mention of Christmas. Thanks to the out-of-the-box thinkers that helm these independents, weird and wonderful snacks, gadgets, and even minor celebrities have made their way into bauble form.
We’ve got traditional glass designs, kitsch creations and felted woodland animals to delight children and adults alike. Those striving for a more eco-friendly holiday, pick out your favourite recycled paper decorations from Margate-based boutique AARVEN, or ethical artisan-made felt creations from Felt So Good. Whatever your festive flavour, our magical assortment is well worth scrolling through – especially the 35 below from our go-to bauble brands.
Felt might not be the first fabric that comes to mind for creating eye-catching baubles, but with its charming characters and handcrafted quality, Felt So Good has all your whimsical decor needs covered. Creating small tree ornaments with big personalities, each ornament is ethically handmade in Nepal using biodegradable materials, so these adorable decorations have a positive impact in more ways than one. Find your favourite animal, dressed in a Santa suit or winter warmers, or opt for a simple felted bauble.
Purveyors of Italian design, you might know Alessi for their sleek and innovative kitchen appliances, but it too is getting in the festive spirit with a new range of playful cube shaped ornaments of our favourite Christmas characters and other jolly icons. In contrast to the brand’s usually functional approach to homewares, these graphic ornaments are the perfect gift for the design-minded.
Foodies, rejoice. Gisela Graham’s fruit and veg-shaped baubles are destined for your tree. The lighthearted glass and felted designs will bring a smile to everyone who passes through your home this festive season. The range of baubles is characteristically colourful and uplifting – in other words, precisely on-brand for the Christmas period. These are our favourites right now, but we can’t wait to see what else the designer releases ahead of December.
You can spend Christmas with your icons, thanks to tongue-in-cheek brand Cody Foster & Co. Add Jimi Hendrix, Frida Kahlo and Napolean Dynamite to your tree, or gift these kitschy creations to the pop culture connoisseurs in your life. The family-run company has carved out a unique space in the ornament arena from its home in Nebraska, now dispensing vintage-style designs all over the world. It’s not surprising that these quirky baubles are universally loved.
Like all of Nkuku’s designs, the ethical brand’s festive decor is delicate and elegant. The UK-based company works with craftspeople all over the world, ensuring sustainable and fair trade practices are upheld through every stage of manufacturing. Deck the halls with handmade wire garlands and unfussy metal ornaments, sculpted into simple leaf and berry shapes. The antique and frosted finishes really set the scene for cosy winter nights in.
Adorn your tree with brightly-coloured baubles with help from sustainable brand The Conscious. If you’re going to choose just one ornament, make it a striking handpainted checkerboard design. Each individual bauble is one-of-a-kind, serving as the perfect present for friends with branches still to fill. These decorations are fragile, so we suggest holding onto the box yours comes in so it can be safely stashed away post-Christmas.
This London-based homewares label is a favourite year-round, but we’re particularly fond of Sass & Belle’s playful yuletide offering. The vintage-inspired baubles make great gifts for the nostalgics in your life, capturing everything from 1950s-style televisions to retro rollerblades. Take older relatives on a trip down memory lane with these old-school ornaments, given the Christmas treatment with sprinkles of glitter and beaded embroidery. Guaranteed conversation starters.