The best Christmas baubles to dress the tree in style this year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…time to decorate the tree!

Christmas baubles play an integral part to making a tree look spectacular. Whether you’re looking to update an existing Christmas bauble collection, or keen to adopt a whole new look to keep up with the latest trends – be inspired by our edit of the best baubles for Christmas 2022.

We're seeing a continuing trend for nostalgia this year,  The traditional red and green colour combination has never been so fashionable. This trend is all about celebrating classic patterns such as checks and plaids, and craftsmanship with wooden decorations aplenty.

Related: Best artificial Christmas trees to light up the festive season

Lustrous metallics show no sign of fading. Nor do unicorns, flamingos or Nutcrackers. But this year those characters are joined by ocean inhabitants – a trend we suspect to remind us of the great beauties living in our oceans.

The key to really making your own statement this year is with personalisation. A personalised Christmas bauble not only instantly adds personality to your tree it can be a great gift idea.

Our edit: Best Christmas baubles for 2022...

1. Sass & Belle Christmas Cheer Baubles - best glass baubles

Sass & Belle Christmas Cheer Baubles

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Cheers! There's a festive tipple for all tastes with this brilliant Sass & Belle set from Very. The wonderfully detailed glass decorations include prosecco, gin, whiskey and red wine designs. Not only are the mini bottles adorable, they are perfectly on-trend in jewel tones.

These boozy bottle-shaped baubles will act as the finishing touch for any tree – whether traditional red and green or glam and golden.

Buy now: Christmas Cheer Shaped Baubles, £9.99 for 4, very.co.uk (opens in new tab)

2. Asda Jellyfish Bauble – best pearlised bauble

Asda Jellyfish Bauble show with other christmas baubles on a green background

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Under the ocean is a huge trend for Christmas 2022. From narwhal wales and lobsters to crabs and jellyfish all ocean creatures great or small are welcome. While we love them all, we are particularly taken with this striking jellyfish design by George Home at Asda.

Buy now: Blue Glass Jellyfish Christmas Tree Bauble, £3, George Home at asda.com (opens in new tab)

3.  Not on the High Street Pet Bauble – best personalised bauble

Not on the High Street Pet Bauble

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If there's no thing we love, it's our pets. And another thing we love is personalisation. Personalisation is big news for 2022, so personalised baubles are quite literally everywhere but this was one of our favourite designs. New for this year the hand painted baubles with portraits of pets, copied from a supplied photograph.

The background colour can be chosen from the 5 options: Mint; Pink; Burgundy; Blue and Forest. Meaning your pet bauble will fit perfectly with your preferred decorating scheme.

Including and incorporating beloved pets into the scheme is a sweet sentiment for any pet fanatic. Let's just hope pets don't like them so much, they try to remove them from the tree.

Buy now: Personalised Hand Painted Pet Bauble, £35 Peggy & Kate at notonthehighstreet.com (opens in new tab)

4. Wilko Santa Cam Bauble – best novelty bauble

Wilko Santa Cam Bauble

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The kids will be on their best behaviour if they think Santa will be watching. This genius bauble design is worth it's weight in gold for parents, and it looks great too! The novelty design acts as a camera firing images direct to Santa in the Northpole, so he can determine who's been naught and nice.

Buy now: Christmas Kids Santa Cam Bauble, £3, wilko.com (opens in new tab)

5. John Lewis & Partners ABC Flamingo – best flamingo bauble

John Lewis & Partners ABC Flamingo – best flamingo bauble

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Flamingos continue you to be big news, and not just for Christmas! but right now that's our focus, and what a focus it is! This fabulous flamingo at John Lewis & Partners  is a vision. The pink is just the right pink. The feathers add a fancy flourish. The touch of glitter add a hint of sparkle. We love everything about this elegantly flamboyant decoration.

Buy now: ABC Flamingo Bauble, £8, johnlewis.com (opens in new tab)

6. Paperchase Shatterproof Party Baubles – best mini bauble set

Paperchase Shatterproof Party Baubles – best mini bauble set

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These mini baubles are perfect for adding colour throughout the tree. They are small enough to go on the tips of every branch - top to bottom. Top tip – you can remove the bauble hook/pin with a gentle pinch. place the bauble directly onto the branch as desired, then simply pinch it back into the bauble - securing it perfectly into.

The assortment of red, orange, pink, green, silver and gold come in a disco-tastic mirrored finish. With additional glitter finishes in pink, blue and gold colours.  These colours would be perfect to compliment the playful bright trend that's big news for decorating this Christmas.

Buy now: Shatterproof Party Christmas Baubles, £12.50 for box of 150, paperchase.com (opens in new tab)

7. A by Amara Sequin Bauble –best sequin bauble

Amara Sequin Bauble. High-gloss white baubles are topped with multi-coloured sequins.

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If ever there’s a season to embrace glitter it’s Christmas. These baubles from A by Amara are the perfect design to dip your toe into the festive sparkle. The high-gloss white baubles are topped with multi-coloured sequins, like hundreds and thousands! Sold as a set of 4, they are certain to brighten your tree.

Buy now: Sequin Bauble Set, £18 for 4, amara.com (opens in new tab)

8. John Lewis & Partners – best peacock bauble

John Lewis & Partners Garden Retreat Peacock Bauble

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The elegant peacock print continues to dominate Christmas decorating schemes, enhanced by the trend for jewel tones of emerald green and sapphire blue. This stunning decoration is an intricate overlay of glitter, tulle, embroidery and sequins – all together creating a delicate peacock feature. The clear glass background provides a simple background to accentuate the beautiful colour palette.

Buy now: Garden Retreat Peacock Bauble, £10, johnlewis.com (opens in new tab)

9. White Stuff Greatest Showmouse – best felt bauble

White Stuff Greatest Showmouse Bauble

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Forget the traditional red felt heart...this year's felt decoration of greatness is this ADORABLE Greatest Showmouse! This charming circus ringmaster comes complete with a top hat and cane – to really look the part.

Buy now: Greatest (opens in new tab)Showmouse (opens in new tab) Dec, £8.50, whitestuff.com (opens in new tab)

10. A by Amara Unicorn Cake Decoration – best unicorn bauble

Amara Unicorn Cake Decoration

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Unicorn tree decorations are everywhere this year, as the mythical creatures popularity continues. This fabulous cake design is one of the best we've seen – so different from the standard unicorn decoration (how 2022, to say standard when talking about anything unicorn related)

Just look at that rainbow bright mane and pink frill collar around the base. It not only taps into the trend for unicorns but also that for Kitsch Christmas decorations. Not to mention the baking craze too. An all-round winner in our eyes.

Buy now: Unicorn Cake Tree Decoration, £14, amara.com (opens in new tab)

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Each of our chosen designs can be hung individually, or used to accentuate an existing colour scheme. All that's left to say is happy tree decorating!

Tamara Kelly

Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.