Seven of the best Christmas baubles

From mini porcelain teapots to classic blown-glass spheres, Anna Wintour figurines to foil-wrapped burritos

The Conran Shop decorations, from £15
The Conran Shop decorations, from £15

Whether you err towards the comic and kitsch or the chic and minimal, there are Christmas decorations to suit all tastes. Here’s where to find them.

The Conran Shop

The design mecca is the place to go for a gourmet tree, with its food-themed baubles including foil-wrapped burritos (£15), pineapple drinks cans (£22) and luxury imported caviar (£18). conranshop.co.uk.

Sudha Pennathur Beaded Velvet bauble, £29, available from harrods.com
Sudha Pennathur Beaded Velvet bauble, £29, available from harrods.com
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Sudha Pennathur

Since 1985, the designer has been working with embroiderers and textile weavers in India and Thailand to produce jewellery and decorations. Her hand-embroidered velvet baubles (£29) are made with eco-friendly fabrics and dyes to lend your Christmas tree artisanal flair. harrods.com.

Tiffany & Co

In a playful reference to its signature keyring, the jeweller has engraved its crystal heart bauble (£75) with the phrase “Please return to Tiffany & Co, New York”. Its Christmas collection also includes a sweet glass candy cane (£70) and a dainty sterling-silver rocking horse (£235). tiffany.co.uk.

Tiffany & Co has engraved its crystal heart bauble, £75, with the phrase “Please return to Tiffany & Co, New York”
Tiffany & Co has engraved its crystal heart bauble, £75, with the phrase “Please return to Tiffany & Co, New York”
Liberty handmade resin beetle, £40
Liberty handmade resin beetle, £40

Liberty

Figurative baubles abound at Liberty’s Christmas shop, with decorations shaped in the guise of a princess riding a stag (£15) and several breeds of dog (from £5). The handmade resin beetle (£40), with its metallic accents, sits just the right side of kitsch. libertylondon.com.

Objects of Use

This Oxford store sources functional yet supremely designed homewares from around the world – from Japanese knives to Finnish pine-tar soap. Its elegantly simple baubles are mouth-blown in Lauscha, Germany – the town in which glass baubles were invented in 1847 – in red, clear and purple glass (from £7.25). objectsofuse.com.

Objects of Use baubles are available in red, clear and purple glass, from £7.25
Objects of Use baubles are available in red, clear and purple glass, from £7.25
Wedgwood Iconic Jug tree decoration, £30
Wedgwood Iconic Jug tree decoration, £30

Wedgwood

The iconic white-and-blue porcelain by Stoke-on-Trent pottery firm Wedgwood is currently taking a turn in the fashion spotlight, and its decorations recreate its Jasparware designs in miniature format – as vases, cups and saucers, jugs and teapots (all £30). wedgwood.co.uk.

Cody Foster & Co handpainted glass decoration, £18, available from harrods.com
Cody Foster & Co handpainted glass decoration, £18, available from harrods.com
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Cody Foster & Co

Nebraska-based maker Cody Foster & Co specialises in quirky, pop culture-themed baubles. Foster founded the decorations company in 1991 when he was still in high school, and he now supplies top retailers all over the world with his handpainted glass decorations – from a bottle of craft beer wishing you a “Hoppy Christmas” (£18 from Harrods) to an ice-queen-esque Anna Wintour (£16 from Trouva). harrods.comtrouva.com.

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