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2010 gift guides: ornaments

by Halligan

I grew up in a home where, on December 1st, each “everyday” decoration was replaced with a Christmas version of itself. I love the holidays and can hardly wait to fill my home with mica snow and tiny trees! Here are over 45 of the best baubles and elves to trim your tree or give as a gift this year. Happy Christmas. — xo, Halligan

Image above: 1. Glass Owl Ornament, 6 for $18; 2. Anchor Ornament, $28; 3. Goldleaf Bird Ornaments, $26 each; 4. Ornament and Tinsel Garland, $24; 5. Paper Ship Ornament, $26; 6. Candy Cane Ornament, $12; 7. “Elegant Man” Ornament, $38; 8. Candy Striped Bow Ornament, $18; 9. Peacock Ornament, $28

Image above: Not one for red and green? Here are some great alternatives to the traditional look: 1. Diamond Glittered Icicles, $24; 2. Lilac Mushroom Clip Ornament, $10; 3. Lion Ornament, $16; 4. Green Mushroom Clip Ornament, $10; 5. Porcelain Lion Ornament, $28; 6. Russian Doll Ornament Set, $44; 7. Glass Deer Ornament Set, $11.95

Image above: Ornaments in traditional Christmas themes and colors: 1. Set of 12 Vintage-Inspired Ornaments, $16.99, image here; 2. Laser Cut Ornament by Peppersprouts, $10; 3. Mercury Glass Icicle, $8.99; 4. Set of 5 Vintage-Inspired Elves by Cody Foster, $49.99, image here; 5. Nuts About You Acorn Pair, $12 from Something’s Hiding in Here; 6. Mercury Glass Traditional, £6.50; 7. Glass Dome Winter Wonderland by Cody Foster, $17.99, image here; 8. Soft Mushroom Pair, $25.99; 9. Pattern Letterpress Tags/Ornaments, Set of 5, $9.50

CLICK HERE for 18 more ornament ideas (including an amazing thaumatrope) after the jump!

Image above: 1. Popcorn and Cranberry Garland, $18; 2. Owl Ornament, $22; 3. Pinecone Cluster, $6.50 (Grace’s favorite); 4. Tweeter Tree Skirt, $198; 5. Natural Fox Ornament, $12 6. Icicle Twists, $18 per box; 7. Bird Ornament, $5; 8. Zig Zag Ornament, $18

Image above: Jennifer Murphy’s sweet bears and friends always charm me. This year, she has created a kit so you can make your very own snowman clip ornament ($45.00).

Image above: I know this isn’t technically an ornament, but I couldn’t resist sharing my favorite card I’ve seen this year from an amazing stationery store on web. A thaumatrope that puts goodies into an empty stocking by spinning! (£3.00)

Image above, left to right: Quartz Crystal Ornaments, 12 for $29; Amethyst & Citrine Ornaments, 12 for $29

Image above, left to right: Bell Ornaments, 6 for $49; Pumpkin Ornaments, 6 for $19.50

Image above, left to right: Silver Forest Ornaments, 3 for $19; Ceramic Nail Ornament, $24

Image above: Felted Acorn Ornaments, 6 for $19

Image above: Sparkly Acorn Ornaments, 5 for $14.75

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