10 Unique Christmas Ornaments You’ll Want to Showcase on Your Tree (Starting at JUST $5!)

These unique Christmas ornaments will make a great addition to your tree!

unique pickle ornament

Looking for a way to change up your tree decorations this year? 🎄 These unique Christmas ornaments are sure to stand out! Whether you’re gifting them or keeping them for yourself, there’s a little something for everyone (& every budget)! 🙌🏼

Here are some of our favorite unique Christmas ornaments:

1. Love all things mini? Add these ornaments to your Christmas collection for just $5!

mini food ornaments

Who isn’t into the popular mini trend lately? 🤩 These ornaments are perfect for the mini fan and the foodie in your life, and there are so many fun options to choose from! (Psst! They’re also the lowest-priced on our list, too! 😉)

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2. Here’s a PRIME ornament we can all relate to 😅.

amazon boxes in ornament

Amazon Prime Custom Made Ornament – as low as $15.99

Finally! An ornament that really speaks to the heart! 😆 This adorable handmade ornament is filled with miniature handmade boxes and packages, faux snow, and a miniature tree. Plus, you can choose to leave it blank or add the words “Amazon Addict” to this unique ornament that’s sure to raise a laugh!

Here’s what a few happy customers had to say:

OMG, This is SOO cute! I ordered two, both were perfect! Well made, great quality! Thank you! A++

So cute, looks just like the picture! My Amazon Addict will love this addition to her Christmas tree. Thank you!

3. This unique ornament plays music – and not in the way that you think!

unique ornament with song on it

Everyone knows it’s all about the Christmas music 🎶 and what better way to preserve your favorite song than with this unique handmade acrylic ornament? As long as your song is available on Spotify, the artist will put the exact wavelength on the ornament, then use your phone camera on Spotify to start playing – HOW COOL IS THAT??

Plus choose from 12 different ribbon options, several different lettering colors, and whether it’s printed on a white or clear acrylic background.

hand holding ornament

Let me tell you, friends, I’ve gifted probably every personalized ornament possible to my mom, but I’ve never seen anything like this Spotify one– she is going to flip! 😍

The quality is amazing and it really does play the song on Spotify! 🤯 I love how simple it looks on the tree, but that there’s so much more meaning to it. I definitely should have grabbed one for myself for the holidays when my mom and I are apart. There’s no doubt this unique ornament is going to provoke some happy tears when she opens it on Christmas Day!

4. Add that Anthropologie flair for a reasonable price with this unique ornament.

unique snowglobe monogram ornament

Made with handpainted glass, we love that these adorable ornaments are personalized too! You can’t go wrong with teacher’s gifts, Secret Santa, and more when you gift one of these stunning snowglobes. OR you can grab multiple and dress up your mantle with words like Merry or Joy!

unique snowglobe ornament

Here’s what Hip Sidekick, Emily, had to say about this ornament…

I was gifted one of these monogram ornaments and fell instantly in love with it. Anyone who knows Anthropologie design knows they never skimp on details, and every part of this ornament is whimsical — from the ornate bottle brush trees inside to the glitter stamped year on the bottom (so fun for collecting!). This is such a cute ornament gift idea for a teacher, co-worker, or as an addition to a Secret Santa gift!

5. Here’s a personalized ornament not everyone thinks of.

state geode ornaments

When you’ve already done the classic name personalization, this unique state geode ornament is sure to make your giftee feel at home for the holidays. The organic combination of stone, glass, and colored glaze is so mesmerizing, you might just want to snag one for your tree too!

Here’s what one buyer had to say:

I thought this would be the perfect piece for this year’s special ornament. Every year I try to pick out something unique for us as a couple for the year. The shape of the state is spot on and the colors and pattern are beautiful. It’s a beautiful way to commemorate this year. It will be put on our tree for years to come!

hand holding ornament on tree

Hip Tip: When looking for unique Christmas ornaments, don’t forget to shop local! Hip Sidekick, Lina shows her home state pride by shopping at this AZ local store for a new ornament each year!

6. These paper star ornaments add a timeless vintage look to your tree and ship for FREE!

unique paper star ornaments

Decor trends are getting more and more back to basics, but there’s nothing basic about these beautiful paper stars! The best part is they’re sure to blend into any Christmas tree theme so you can use them year after year.

7. Cross multiple holiday to-do’s off your list with these Minted Ornament Cards.

Minted Holiday Ornament Cards – starting at $3.66 each ($55 for 15 cards)

*Plus, the linen ribbons for hanging and envelopes are included.

Reusable ✅ Functional ✅ Unique ✅ There are so many reasons to love these ornament cards from Minted! Plus, you’ll cross off taking your family Christmas photo, sending the yearly Christmas card, and adding a new ornament to your tree (or gifting to family members) with this do-it-all ornament option!

This wasn’t my first year ordering Christmas cards from Minted, but these ornament cards ARE brand new – and I couldn’t wait to try them out!

NOT surprisingly, I’m OBSESSED! The quality is amazing, you’re getting a thick cardstock card with scallop-edged detail so you can tell a lot of thought was put into the design, plus the linen ribbon is the perfect minimalist touch. I am SO HAPPY these Christmas cards won’t get thrown away or just stashed in a pile!

Here’s how you can save on this ornament card & more Minted Christmas cards!

8. Handmade ornaments are always the most unique and these ones come SO highly rated!

boho handmade ornaments

Macrame Ornament Boho Christmas Decor – as low as $5.08 (regularly $10)

This macrame trend isn’t going anywhere and these boho ornaments just add to our obsession! Plus you can also choose a set of three for as low as $16.41, perfect for teacher gifts, or up to a set of 20 for just $103.13 if you want to deck out your entire tree!

This Etsy seller gets OUTSTANDING reviews! Check out a few on these ornaments…

Larger than I expected. Beautifully crafted.

The quality is great. Bigger than I expected.

9. This retro ornament is a team & reader fave and is always SELLING OUT!

Nintendo Console ornament hanging on a tree

It’s no surprise this ornament made our list as it is a true Hip fave! It boasts meticulously realistic details and music from the classic Super Mario World game. The best part? It lights up and plays sound when you press the power button – SO COOL!

Hip team member, Shane already has it on his tree!

nintendo ornament on christmas tree

Here’s what a few Hip readers had to say about this ornament…

I bought this last year and we love it! Well made and super cute! Love that it plays super Nintendo music!

Bought this last year for my husband. It sells out quickly. If you’re on the fence, snag it up. Very well made and the music is a bonus.

10. In a pickle for which to choose? Grab this unique ornament & start a fun Christmas tradition! 

green glass pickle ornament

Unfamiliar with the pickle ornament tradition? Whether you believe it started in Old World Germany or as far back as the Civil War, the fact is that it’s a fun, easy-to-do, and no doubt unique Christmas ornament/tradition to start.

Parents simply hide the pickle ornament somewhere on the tree on Christmas Eve and on Christmas morning, the first person to find the pickle opens the first gift or may receive a special ‘pickle’ present. Plus, it’s said that the pickle-finder will have good luck and blessings throughout the year to come!

Hip Sidekick, Alli, and her family use this unique 2-piece pickle jar ornament…

pickle and jar ornament in hand

We’ve been doing the Christmas Pickle for years and as grown adults, it’s still so fun and we get so competitive 😊 my sister always finds it… – Hip Sidekick, Alli

Or grab Sara’s new pickle addition from Old World Christmas on Amazon…

unique christmas ornaments in hand

Old World Christmas Pickle Glass Blown Ornament – just $10.65 after coupon!

Speaking of the Old World Christmas, both Sara and team member, Chelsey, love these quality ornaments that last for years! If you love that classic, mercury glass ornament look, this online shop is packed with festive, food, travel, and more unique ornaments.

Here’s what Sara had to say…

Old World Christmas makes such beautiful and unique novelty ornaments – pictures really don’t do them justice. They’re a little pricier so I’ve been letting the kids pick one to add to the trees in their rooms each year and their fun ornament collection is growing! They have so much fun picking them out and the options are endless. Last year my middle picked their pickle ornament so this will be the first year we will do that tradition. 

Prefer to make unique ornaments instead? Try these DIY Applesauce ornaments!