21 of the best quirky Christmas tree decorations to brighten up your festive display

Decorating the tree is easily one of the biggest signifiers that Christmas is well and truly upon us. Whether you go real or fake, soft white or multicoloured lights, themed or not, the decorating of the Christmas tree is something to have fun with.

And we all most definitely need a bit of fun at the end of the year we’ve all had, so why not indulge in a novelty tree decoration or two? The quirkier the better, we say, which is why miniature bottles of soy sauce, yoga-ing Santas and skiing dinosaurs have all made our list this year.

The best novelty tree decorations capture iconography of modern life in miniature form (tiny vegan sausage roll, anyone?) as well as just being downright fun – that’s where Santa on a scooter comes in. Foodies are sorted – tacos, burgers, sandwiches, sushi and more feature heavily across the novelty Christmas decoration market, but there’s also room for some slightly more traditional fare by way of vintage cars and sugary sweet gingerbread houses.

Here’s our edit of 21 of the best quirky Christmas tree decorations you can find on the shelves in 2020.

21 of the best quirky Christmas tree decorations

gingerbread house tree decoration
Sass & Belle

Pink Fairytale Gingerbread House Shaped Bauble, £9, Sass & Belle

car tree decoration
Cox & Cox

Two Vintage Car Decorations, £7.50, Cox & Cox

toucan tree decoration
John Lewis

Post Impressionism Toucan Bauble, £8, John Lewis

personalised gin tree decoration
Not On The High Street

Personalised Gin And Tonic Bauble by The Alphabet Gift Shop, £9.99, Not On The High Street

yoga santa tree decoration

Kaemingk Sporting Santa Bauble, £2, Leekes

taco tree decoration

Small Glass Christmas Ornament – Taco, £3, Typo

Santa legs tree decoration

Santa Legs Tree Pick, £10, Next

skiing dinosaur tree decoration

Glass Skiing Dinosaur Christmas Decoration, £10, Paperchase

Soy sauce tree decoration

Soy Sauce Decoration, £12, Anthropologie

David Bowie tree decoration
The Gifted Few

David Bowie Christmas Tree Decoration, £16.95, The Gifted Few

Octopus tree decoration

Felt So Good Octopus, £7, Arket

dog astronaut tree decoration

Sass & Belle Christmas tree decoration with felt dog astronaut, £6.50, ASOS

Christmas sandwich tree decoration

Glass festive sandwich Christmas decoration, £10, Paperchase

hot air balloon tree decoration

Festive Glass Hot Air Balloon Bauble, £3.50, Leekes

Santa on a scooter tree decoration
John Lewis

Pop Art Santa on Scooter Bauble, £7, John Lewis

caravan tree decoration
Ginger Interiors

Vintage Caravan Bauble, £8.95, Ginger Interiors

tequila tree decoration set of four
Ohh Deer

Tequila Cheer Christmas Tree decorations – Set of 4, £9.95, Ohh Deer

Santa and snowman in a plane tree decoration
Zara Home

Airplane Christas Decoration, £7.99, Zara Home

rainbow tree decoration
John Lewis

Pop Art Rainbow Bauble, £8, John Lewis

telephone box tree decoration

Telephone Box Hanging Decorative, £2, Tesco

vegan sausage roll tree decoration

Glass Vegan Sausage Roll Christmas Decoration, £5, Paperchase