If the annual rummage in the attic has left you less than inspired, it might be time to treat your tree to a new bauble or two. With an emphasis on handmade and decorated designs, our curated selection has something to suit any scheme, from delicate, nature-inspired paper decorations to resolutely maximalist styles (and everything in between).
On a Christmas decorating spree? Be sure to stop by our edit of luxury wreaths, too.
This precious set is inspired by the crystalline cavities in rock formations.
£30 for a set of six, coxandcox.co.uk
An homage to the nostalgia of a homemade Christmas, these delicately crafted decorations were designed by Danish architect and artist Amanda Betz.
£28.99 for a set of three, dotmaison.com
London-based ceramicist Reiko Kaneko has hand-painted the ethereal dahlias on these bone china baubles, which come in five different colours.
Henry Holland's burgeoning ceramics practice comes courtesy of the Japanese art of nerikomi, a hand-building method that combines different coloured clays. £125 for a set of three, sohohome.com
These expressive, colourful prints will bring graphic interest to any tree – there is a complementary set in red and gold, too.
£25 for a set of three, arket.com
Danish silverware experts Georg Jensen have put their own spin on the obligatory star. Each comes with blue and red ribbons.
£20 each, georgjensen.com
British brand Curio works with independent glassblowers in the UK to create exquisite tableware and decorations in an array of light-catching colours. £60 for a large bauble, selfridges.com
For a thoroughly contemporary Christmas, look to London design studio Darkroom’s industrial-look decorations.
£25 for a set of five, darkroomlondon.com
The hand-marbling process means that each of these ceramic baubles – in pink or green – is subtly unique.
Hand-cut and hung from a golden chain, this set of Matisse-inspired leaves will bring a little shine to natural schemes.
£24 for a set of four, amara.com
Copenhagen-based designer Helle Mardahl is perhaps best known for her pastel-hued bon bon jars. This sugary set feels utterly fresh.
£240 for a set of three, net-a-porter.com
The Petersham Nurseries shop offers a careful edit of homeware and gifts, including these unusual zinc feathers.
£50 for a pair, petershamnurseries.com
In gold and the inkiest of blues, this celestial set traces three phases of lunar activity.
£11.95 for a set of five, grahamandgreen.co.uk
This elegant wire bauble – an antidote to glitter-loaded designs – will still add a little sparkle to proceedings.
With a series of wooden beads, this Scandinavian-style decoration evokes the silhouette of icicles. Mix and match with other shapes, including circles and a star.
£15 for a set of three, layeredlounge.com
The Conran Shop’s Christmas collection is a veritable rainbow this year. We love this kaleidoscopic set.
£59 for a set of four, conranshop.co.uk
This glass tear-drop bauble is decorated with antique gold paint, then studded with green and gold beads.
This hand-decorated porcelain deer is our favourite piece from Italian design house Alessi’s ‘Blue Christmas’ series.
Striking – and rather lethal looking – this spiky star is a modern-art spin on a traditional motif.
Rich autumnal shades and the addition of a tassel elevate this set of six paper decorations.
£45 for a set of six, oka.com