Best Christmas baubles: fantastic tree decorations revealed
The most stylish, the most polished, the most kitsch - these baubles will make Christmas.
There are some surprisingly fierce debates around Christmas trees (and the best Christmas baubles to go on it).
Real ones can look nicer, but they shed a lot, and end up having to be unceremoniously dragged out of the house come January.
Fake ones, on the other hand, lack the rustic charm of an authentic tree, but can be easily shoved in the attic again for next year – making them more economical, too.
Some people are fiercely anti-tinsel, decrying it as tacky and tasteless; others see it as an essential part of the festive season.
But however you like your tree, we can agree on one thing: you're going to need some baubles. And from stylish monochrome chicness to kitsch ridiculousness, we've picked the best of the bunch. Now get decorating!
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The best baubles for your coolest Christmas tree ever
1. Glass aubergine decoration
The aubergine isn't a traditional Christmas vegetable, no. But if you have a saucy sense of humour, you'll probably love this glass decoration from Paperchase.
2. Sass & Belle Christmas Cheer bauble set
If you like a drink at Christmas – or any other time, for that matter – have we got the decorations for you. This colourful and bold set of four baubles is sure to brighten your tree.
3. John Lewis hedgehog bauble
If you like an eclectic looking tree, this cute little hedgehog bauble will fit right in. It's part of John Lewis' Campfire collection, a "reminder of hobbies and activities we enjoy throughout the seasons such as camping, fishing and bird-watching". Extremely wholesome stuff.
4. Cherry Blossom Beauty Bauble
If you like your baubles with a side order of beauty, this L'Occitane tree decoration will tick all your boxes. A gorgeous red, the bauble also contains three cherry blossom scented beauty products - a shower gel, a body lotion and a hand cream. You and your tree will be looking as good as each other.
5. DIY Fillable Baubles (set of 10)
It might look empty, but that's the point. This DIY bauble set can be filled with gifts, glitter, or other decorations – making it the most personal thing on your tree. Just wrap a ribbon in the top to attach it to your tree.
6. ZSL Peacock feather bauble
London Zoo is probably not where you'd head to first if you were looking for homewares. But as this gorgeous bauble shows, they may have a few tricks up their sleeve. Inspired by the peacock feather, it's a beautifully detailed addition to any tree.
7. Personalised wooden house bauble
If you prefer the rustic look, there's a lovely little decoration in this personalised wooden bauble. You can have any house number or name engraved onto the piece, making it a good gift for someone in a new home, too.
8. John Lewis Disco Tape bauble
Inspired by the club scenes of the 80s and 90s, this is one for those who really know how to party. Featuring a glittery exterior, this retro looking tape will make your tree the place to be this Christmas.
9. Habitat glitter baubles
Great for anyone who wants something a bit more subtle, these understated but eye-catching designs will look great on a tree. Perfect if you love colour-coordinating and contemporary design.