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As everyone preps the trees with lights, decor and ornaments, Houstonia staff is gearing up to adorn trees of our own. From golden Blue Bell tubs and a scarf-wrapped crochet snowman to jingle beard bells and Rick & Morty, each pick reflects a special moment made from family to friends.
Whether you’re seeking some inspo, or obsessed with our picks series, scroll ahead and shop Houstonia’s must-have ornaments this year.
"With Hallmark being my grandmother's favorite place to shop for ornaments, its only right I upkeep tradition. This Rick And Morty ornament will be perfect on my tree as my obsession has grown with the show since I was introduced last year. It's now become one of my favorite shows and will hold me over until season 6." - Danielle Wright, Style Writer
"This 8Ball ornament by Stüssy is perfect for my tree. It's playful but also stylish and something I hang in my home year round." - Amarie Gipson, Arts & Culture Editor
"I love anything handmade and this small business on Etsy crafts ornaments to the T. They crochet everything from one-of-a-kind snowflakes and vintage style Christmas balls to stuffed owls and adorable snowmen. I want them all on my tree this year!" - Geneva Diaz, Editorial Assistant
"I have avoided decking my beard out at the holidays for years, but this holiday season I don't have a tree. Which means beard ornaments that light up are my best bet for celebrating the holiday season. I'm not going to bother with those boring plain bulbs. If you are going to decorate your beard ya better do it with these light up ornaments." - Jesse Hieb, Account Executive
"I had to order this cute ornament to celebrate our first Christmas in a new home! The ornament is personalized with our name, year and a watercolor photo of our house. It’s the best ornament to celebrate a big year for my family." - Stephanie Bartels, Digital Editor
"Nothing says Christmas in Texas like a Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Golden Ornament! This year I’m feeling extra nostalgic and would like to pay tribute to family who taught me right, Blue Bell or the highway!" - Stevi Maytubby - Publisher
"Who doesn’t want a shiny gold bespectacled Dodo bird with a top hat on their tree? There are plenty of funky choices from this company that it was hard to choose just one ornament." –Amy Kinkead, Art Director