These Classic and Vintage Christmas Ornaments Will Bring Your Tree to Life

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Decorating the Christmas tree around the holidays is a tradition many of us do with family and loved ones, and we take it very seriously. Whether you bring home a fresh fir or whip out the artificial one, the task is not complete until you dress up your tree with cheerful Christmas ornaments.

While you may have some family heirlooms and a small collection of your own favorite decorations, if you've noticed bare spots on the tree, a few extra ornaments will do the trick. And there are so many playful and classy options available on Amazon that you have to check out right now.

11 Christmas Ornaments on Amazon to Buy

We've researched and found tons of cute picks on Amazon that'll match all kinds of styles and price points. Choose sweet keepsakes, including vintage-looking wooden options and classic glass-blown picks—all from popular brands like Lenox, Old World Christmas, and Hallmark, starting at $9. Plus, all of the ornaments on our list have tons of five-star ratings on Amazon from real-life shoppers and Christmas enthusiasts, so you know they're good.

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Browse our list below to get into the holiday spirit and find adorable Christmas ornaments that'll bring your tree to life this year and for more to come.

Sea Team Shatterproof Clear Christmas Ball Ornaments

There's something about gold Christmas decorations that add a warm touch to an evergreen tree, and this best-seller is a knockout. The clear plastic ornaments are designed with different fillings, including glitter, sequins, and tinsel, giving a modern flair to the classic balls. Because the gold "stuffing" is glued inside, the decor won't fall to the bottom over time—plus it makes the ornaments easy to clean. Moreover, the shatterproof exterior is ideal for accident-prone shoppers and kids. In fact, reviewers confirmed the ornaments didn't break when dropped and said they're well made.

Joyin Wooden Mini Christmas Ornament Set

These mini Christmas ornaments are reminiscent of the antique ones you might have decorated with growing up. Each wooden figurine has a built-in gold hanging string and is hand-painted with vibrant colors, giving it a unique look. The set of 48 comes with several different designs, including angels, snowmen, and bells. Some shoppers like to decorate their tree with these for the nostalgia value, while others said the small size is perfect for mini trees and advent calendars.

Hallmark Keepsake Snow Buddies Christmas Ornament

There are so many charming Hallmark ornaments featuring fun characters like Charlie Brown and Harry Potter, but if you want a classic option, consider this keepsake Snow Buddies pick. The sweet ornament features a glittery snowman wearing a sweater and a pom-pom hat while holding a bottle for a baby goat. It has a small loop on the side for the ornament string.

Hobby Home Accessories Personalized Happy Family Ornament

If you want to personalize your ornament without taking on a DIY project, choose this holiday piece. The ornament features people hiding behind the banister looking over at the presents under the tree. You can choose the appropriate amount of figures based on your family size (from two to nine people) and personalize them with names on each Santa hat. Shoppers say the names are neatly written, and the ornament even has the year it was made at the bottom of the staircase..

Cece's Capsules Christmas Capsules Ornament 2021

Reflect on the past year with this Christmas capsule ornament that has a miniature book inside with questions and space to write responses. By jotting down memories, you'll be able to reflect on 2021 for years to come. Shoppers say the book is well-made, has enough writing room, and is great for all ages. It comes with a sticker to add the year on the front and is designed with a small latch to secure the capsule while hanging on the tree.

Sunnyglade Red Christmas Tree Ball Ornament Set

If you like a color-themed tree or want a simple, one-and-done decorating solution, this 60-count Christmas ornament set might be what you're after. It's available in red, gold, and blue options and comes with ornaments in ball, icicle, snowflake, pinecone, and present designs. Some even have a frosted or glitter exterior to give you more variety. Made of shatterproof plastic, the durable set is kid-friendly without looking cheap, according to reviewers.

Old World Christmas Glass-Blown Pickle Ornament

Add the fun of finding the Christmas pickle with this mouth-blown glass ornament from the popular Old World Christmas company. The name of the game is to hide the Christmas pickle for the kids to find, however, it's so realistic, you may want to put it front and center. The hand-painted pickle ornament has a deep green color, curves, and dips, and it even has bumps like the real vegetable. This pick has over 2,800 five-star ratings from people who love this pickle ornament (and the game).

Lenox Rudolph with Stocking Ornament

If you grew up watching the original 1964 stop-motion version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, you'll appreciate this Lenox ornament. The well-made Rudolph ornament has a vintage appearance and looks just like your favorite reindeer from the holiday musical, complete with a red nose! It features Rudolph wearing a pale green scarf while holding a white stocking in his mouth. Plus, the gold accents on his hooves, antlers, and stocking trim give it a classy finish.

Ilauke Wooden Hanging Christmas Ornaments

Wooden Christmas ornaments are unique alternatives to traditional plastic balls because they can be carved and decorated in interesting ways. This hanging set comes with 12 designs, including ones featuring Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, a vintage truck filled with gifts, and more. Each is designed with classic red and green Christmas colors and has a rustic appearance that would look great on a farmhouse-themed tree. Reviewers love how thick and sturdy the wooden ornaments are and even said they're "better quality" than they anticipated.

K9King 'It's a Wonderful Life' Christmas Ornament

Anyone who watches popular Christmas movies every year will love this ornament inspired by It's a Wonderful Life. The small silver bell has a stainless steel tag referencing the black-and-white film and an etched wing that's reminiscent of the unforgettable quote: "Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings." The simple ornament has a large string loop and comes with a red and a white ribbon to hang on the tree. Reviewers even said you can hear a small jingle when you shake the bell!

Old World Christmas Glass-Blown Santa Christmas Ornament

You can't decorate the tree without a Santa Claus ornament, and this pick features jolly Saint Nick dressed in vintage Nordic attire complete with a long coat, mittens, and, of course, a bag of toys. The glass-blown ornament has vibrant colors and hand-painted snowflake accents. Shoppers called the Old World Christmas ornament "gorgeous" and said it features "quality workmanship." While the legend is based on St. Nicholas, who was first popular in Europe, the ornament is also available with Kris Kringle wearing a Scottish kilt or a Hawaiian shirt while sunbathing.