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 this festive season.

We’re seeing a 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

Another key trend, that certainly won’t be for everyone, is one of  loud and proud tropical bright vibes! Feeling as if the summer never left, this fun Christmas trend has everything you could wish for to brighten up the tree – toucans, flamingos, cacti, unicorns and llamas. This kitsch look is a bit bonkers, but we have to say it’s most certainly sure to raise a smile.

Lustrous metallics show no sign of fading. Nor do unicorns, flamingos or Nutcrackers.

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 2018…

1. Best Santa Cam Bauble – Wilko

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The kids will be on their best behaviour if they think Santa will be watching. This genius bauble is worth it’s weight in gold for parents, and it looks great too! It’s already sold out online but will be back in stock soon. in the emantime you can buy the design in stores.

In stores now: Christmas Kids Santa Cam Bauble, £2, Wilko

2. Best gin bauble – Sipsmith

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If it’s ok to hang chocolates on the tree, there’s no problem hanging mini gins! The beautifully decorated bottles of Sipsmith make for adorable tree decorations. The challenge is to see if you can make them last until the big day.

Buy now: Sipsmith London Dry Gin Baubles, £25, John Lewis

3. Best Flamingo bauble – Accessorize

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The pink is just the right pink. The feathers add a fancy touch. The iridescent beads add a hint of sparkle. We love everything about this fabulous flamingo decoration.

Buy now: Flamingo Christmas Decoration, £10, Accesorize

4. Best Letter bauble – Marks & Spencer

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Put a unique spin on your Christmas tree with the addition of these highly decorative A-Z tree decorations. Sold individually, the possibilities are endless, you can stick with family initials or spell out entire words – make a cross word out of your tree.

The confetti inside is a great way to add a touch of sparkle, to compliment any colour scheme.

In stores only: Trapped Glitter Alphabet Bauble, £3, Marks & Spencer

5. Best leopard print bauble – River Island

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It’s THE print of the season. It would be wrong to ignore this fabulously fashionable bauble from the River Island Home collection. Didn’t know they did homeware?

In stores now: Leopard Print Bauble, £6, River Island

Read more: Dress homes with fashionable new River Island Homeware

6. Best glass baubles – Amara

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The majority of Christmas baubles are made from plastic, made to look like glass. While we get that’s more practical from a safety point of view, we do love an authentic glass design. This Art Deco inspired scaled design comes in a set of three. The elegant glass design is finished beautifully with an edging of gold glitter.

Buy now: Scaled Bauble Set of 3, £12, Amara

7. Best Disney bauble – Primark

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Calling all Mickey Mouse fans! This Christmas Mickey goes disco in stores at Primark. There’s a whole host of assorted Disney baubles at the high street hero, but this twinkly number is our particular favourite.

In stores now: Silver Sequin Mickey Bauble, £5, Primark

8. Best unicorn bauble – Paperchase

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Unicorn tree decorations are everywhere this year, as the mythical creatures popularity continues. This fabulous pink design from Paperchase is one of the best we’ve seen – just look at that rainbow bright mane! It not only taps into the trend for unicorns but also that for Kitsch Christmas decorations.

Buy now: Glass Rainbow Mane Unicorn Head Decoration, £6, Paperchase

9. Best light up baubles – Cox & Cox

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You can never have too many lights on your tree, making light up baubles a great idea. These are particularly great because four different designs make up the set of 12 to keep the look varied. The frosted white design is brought to life with a simple switch to shine silhouettes of festive motifs such as stars, trees and snowflakes.

Buy now: Twelve Light Up Baubles, £45, Cox & Cox

10. Best Nutcracker decoration – Selfridges & Co.

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The iconic nutcracker is bigger and better than ever this year! Thanks to the launch of the new film the Nutcracker has become somewhat of a hero for Christmas 2018. We love the fact this guy has been given a little extra sparkle with a glitter finish.

Buy now: Nutcracker Christmas Tree Ornament, £12, Selfridges & Co.

11. Best personalised bauble – Not on the High Street

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This beautiful glass bauble would make for a great keepsake to treasure thorough the years. the design features a festive front door with a banner that can be personalised to feature your family name and house name and number. Chose one of the 10 pre-made doors, in a choice of 9 colours or make it completely bespoke by uploading a picture of your own front door to be copied. This would be a great gift idea for any proud homeowner, neighbour or loved one spending the first Christmas in their new home.
Dimensions: 10cm diameter

Buy now: Personalised Family Door Bauble, £20, Not on the High Street

12. Best mini baubles – Paperchase

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

Buy now: 100 Mini Disco Shatterproof Baubles, £8, Paperchase

13. Best charity bauble – Homesense

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Add a traditional touch with some feel-good cheer with this charity design. Homesense have teamed up with The Prince’s Trust to create this charity bauble. It’s just £1 to buy in stores, with all proceeds going towards the Prince’s Trust Achieve programme.

14. Best felt bauble – White Stuff

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Forget the traditional red felt heart…this year’s felt decoration of greatness is the faux gin bottle! If the real deal (above) is off limits, this is a fun alternative.

Buy now: Christmas Spirit Gin Bottle, £5, White Stuff

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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!

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