One of the best gifts you can give at Christmas is an ornament. It’s a perfect way to show someone you appreciate them, while giving them a keepsake from the year they’ll treasure. Each holiday season, they’ll reach for the ornament to hang on their tree and think of you.
Plus, in a world of lots of stuff, ornaments simply make sense. They don’t take up a lot of room, they are enjoyed for the season and then put away for another year, and they never disappoint when the gift is opened.
In this gift guide, we’re sharing handmade ornaments that are created by independent artists, so you’ll also be shopping small business (yay!) There’s nothing quite like nailing down the perfect gift for someone and supporting a small business owner. It’s the ultimate win-win.
So, let’s get to it: we’re rounding up the best personalized Christmas ornaments 2023 has to offer including the most unique finds, handmade, hand-painted, and customized designs you won’t find anywhere else.
NOTE: These unique personalized ornaments will sell fast, so order early. They’ll need to be customized and take time to ship, so don’t wait until the last minute!
Best Christmas Ornaments 2023
Here are the best ornaments to give as gifts in 2023 — all handmade. Let’s support small businesses this holiday season (and beyond!)
1. Engaged Ornament
First on our list is the ornament everyone wants for their engagement year! This engaged ornament features your names and the date. It makes a great gift! By Iveta Abolina.
2. Our First Christmas Married Ornament
By Iveta Abolina.
3. Baby’s First Christmas Ornament
A beautiful brass ornament with gorgeous engraving! By shopGoingGolden.
4. Birchwood Reindeer Ornament
So cute! By ChippicoToys.
5. Custom Family Signs Ornament
So cute! By MakeAGift12.
6. Custom Pet Ornament
By Ashley Myers.
7. Hand-Painted House Ornament
Your home, painted onto a beautiful ornament. Love this one! By Arohika Verma.
8. Custom Watercolor Ornament in Frame
I love the creativity on these! By HazelGrayCo.
9. Family Tree Ornaments
10. Cute Felted Penguin
My nephew loves penguins and this sweet ornament makes me think of him! It is designed by artist Aahlada Chennupati.
11. Festive Floral Ornament
By Kara Aina.
By Kara Aina.
13. Gingerbread Family
14. Hand-Painted Wedding or Anniversary Ornament
This makes a beautiful gift for a wedding or anniversary. By Ashley Myers.
16. Personalized Wood Ornament
By Volodymyr Kulpa.
17. Wood Slice Ornament
For a rustic touch! By AllAboutImpressions.
18. Personalized Ornament
By Allison Jerry.
19. Snowy Hike
This ornament is named, After A Snowy Hike, and I can’t think of a more suitable name! It gives beautiful wintry landscape vibes. I love the colors. By Lottie Aldarwish.
20. Painted Paper Mache Ornament Trio
21. Pet Portrait
Another pet ornament, but this time in a different style. You can never really have too many. :) By Holly Whitcomb.
22. Wooden Trees with Names
23. Personalized Family and Pet Ornament
24. Wire Name Ornament
25. Photo Strip Ornament
27. Round Family Photo Ornament
Which ornament is your favorite? It’s tough to choose but I love the reindeer one, the hand-painted pet portrait, and the custom framed portraits. But they’re all so lovely! You really can’t go wrong.
I hope this helps you find the perfect personalized ornament to give as a gift this holiday season. :) If it helped, let me know in the comments!