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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 2019.
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.
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. 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 2019…
1. Sass & Belle Christmas Cheer Baubles – best glass baubles
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.
2. Asda Jellyfish Bauble – best pearlised bauble
Under the ocean is a huge trend for Christmas 2019. 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.
3. Not on the High Street Pet Bauble – best personalised bauble
If there’s no thing we love, it’s our pets. And another thing we love is personalisation. Personalisation is big news for 2019, 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.
4. Wilko Santa Cam Bauble – best novelty bauble
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.
5. John Lewis & Partners ABC Flamingo – best flamingo bauble
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.
6. Paperchase Shatterproof Party Baubles – best mini bauble set
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.
7. A by Amara Sequin Bauble –best sequin bauble
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
8. John Lewis & Partners – best peacock bauble
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.
9. White Stuff Greatest Showmouse – best felt bauble
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.
10. A by Amara Unicorn Cake Decoration – best unicorn bauble
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 2019, 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.
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!