It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you, like me, celebrate and love Christmas, you know that this season has its own special magic that goes beyond what we discover in the wizarding world.
To help you add more magic to your Christmas tree this year, I’ve scoured Etsy. I love Etsy for hand-made presents and holiday gifts, and discovered there are tons of amazing ornaments there too. That includes some wondrous wizarding Harry Potter ornaments that you may want to add to your tree. Read on for 11 of the best ones I found, which span from the first pages of the Harry Potter series to the last.
The absolutely perfect featured photo in this post shows one bonus Harry Potter Christmas tree decoration you might want this year: Happy Christmas garland from HauckDesignCo on Etsy.
1. Harry’s Birthday Cake
Starting at the beginning (the very best place to start), the first ornament your Harry Potter Christmas tree needs marks a totally different holiday: Harry’s 11th birthday.
VeryHarryMiniatures offers two different versions of the cake Hagrid made Harry for the first party he ever celebrated: a book version (for those of us who are purists) and a film version (for those who are okay with the idea that Hagrid’s a bit illiterate). Can you tell which one I want??
2. Hogwarts Acceptance Letter
No magical Christmas Tree is complete without proof of your Hogwarts acceptance. To that end, the woodcut Hogwarts Acceptance Ornaments from FaerlyThematic are perfect – and they come in all four house colors!
Pictured above, you can see my house – Slytherin, obviously –, and the other three houses are available too, as well as a set of all four.
3. Chocolate Frog
One of Harry’s first magical experiences on his journey to Hogwarts is small but powerful: he discovers Dumbledore’s card in a Chocolate Frog. What better way to commemorate this important part of Harry’s history than with a Chocolate Frog wrapper ornament?
4. Golden Snitch
From Sorcerer’s Stone to Deathly Hallows, one of the most underappreciated and important tiny artifacts of Harry’s journey is the Golden Snitch. Even if you don’t have any other quidditch-themed ornaments on your tree this year, this one is a must.
MichelleMaeInspired makes this “gold winged ornament” to order, and it’s a stunning piece of craftsmanship – so it’s a little pricier than other Harry Potter ornaments on this list. Still, it’s a one-time investment that will bring you joy when trimming the tree for years to come.
5. Harry & Ron’s Christmas Sweaters
Here’s another one for you movie fans: VeryHarryMiniatures makes these adorable, tiny, hand-knit replicas of the sweaters Mrs. Weasley knit for Harry and Ron for their first Christmas at Hogwarts. Unlike Gred and Forge, it’s pretty clear whose sweater goes to whom.
They come in a set of two, and they’re honestly so cute, you may end up wanting to leave them up around the house all year long.
6. Sorcerer’s Stone
The object of every wizard’s desire, the sorcerer’s stone (or philosopher’s stone for you Brits) is also a covetous Harry Potter ornament to hang on your tree. This Sorcerer’s stone ornament by TheMagicalParrot doesn’t look quite like the film version, but it’s still instantly recognizable. Snag one to add an extra pop of Christmas red to your tree.
7. Time Turner
Christmas brings up lots of fond memories for me, as I’m sure it does for you too. Unfortunately, you can’t use this Time Turner ornament by TheMagicalParrot to turn back the clock and do those past Christmases over.
It will however help you make new ones that come to mind each future Christmas when you hong this ornament on your tree!
Some people are traditionalists and want only certain lights and ornament styles on their tree. I’m going to assume that if you’ve made it this far in my list you’re not one of those people. You probably want a bit more whimsy and magic on your tree, right?
To that end, make sure you add a pair of Spectrespecs (or six, since they come in a set by BearAndBlue!) to your Harry Potter Christmas tree! These ones are hand-made and come in Luna’s traditional colors, red and green, or Hogwarts’ brown and gold.
9. Felix Felicis
After 2020, we could all use a little more luck, right? And while I do have a fun muggle recipe for Liquid Luck that you can drink while trimming the tree, this Felix Felicis vial by TheMagicalParrot makes a nice addition as you do.
You can even get in the mood for the forthcoming new year by setting a positive intention when you hang it, and try and bring some luck into your life on your own.
10. Slytherin’s Locket
The last two ornaments on my list, the only two Horcrux ornaments I could find on Etsy, are obviously important in the Harry Potter books. This one, Slytherin’s Locket by TheMagicalParrot, also adds a little sparkle and wintry green to the boughs of your Christmas tree. Just don’t try and open it, because you can’t be sure what’s inside.
11. Ravenclaw’s Diadem
Last but certainly not least, the most hidden Horcrux that it took Harry the longest to find: Ravenclaw’s Diadem. This ornament by TheMagicalParrot is a must for all of you Ravenclaws, of course, but everyone will admire its beauty on your tree.
Unfortunately it probably won’t give you any extra wisdom when it comes time to choose presents for everyone this year!
Bonus: The Ultimate Harry Potter Tree Topper
Okay so this isn’t a Harry Potter ornament, but I couldn’t skip the most important part of your Christmas tree: the topper!
Are there any other Harry Potter ornaments you love on your tree each year? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add more each new holiday season!