Holidays 2023

The 13 Best Harry Potter Ornaments for Your Christmas Tree This Year

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 and a few other reputable sites. I love Etsy for hand-made presents and holiday gifts, and found 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. I’ve checked all the links and swapped out any ornaments that are no longer available from last year; each item on this list is available as of publishing (early November 2023) to decorate for Christmas this year.

Read on for 13 of the best Harry Potter ornaments, which span from the first pages of the Harry Potter series to the last.

This post was originally published in December 2020, and was updated most recently in November 2023.
Featured photo: HauckDesignCo on Etsy.

1. Harry’s Birthday Cake

Harry Potter Ornaments - Harry's Birthday Cake
Birthday Cake Ornament by VeryHarryMiniatures

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. Harry & Ron’s Christmas Sweaters

Harry Potter Ornaments - 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.

3. Full Book Series Set

Harry Potter Ornaments - Book Set

Over the years, I’ve collected a lot of different ornaments, but I also love the few sets of ornaments I have, since they help tie together the tree with a theme. If you’re set on having a magical Christmas (and I’m guessing you are since you’re reading this list), this set of tiny HP books as ornaments is a perfect way to ensure your tree stays “on brand.”

Admittedly, this set isn’t the most budget-friendly – but it is 7 ornaments for the price, which makes it comparable with the other ornaments on this list.

It’s worth noting though that there is only one set of ornaments available, so if you love this one and you see it’s still for sale – snap it up quick!

4. Flitwick’s Flying Keys

Harry Potter Ornaments - Flying Keys

One of the simplest ways to add a little magic to your Christmas tree this year – other than fairy lights, of course – is with a few (or a lot) of the flying keys charmed by Professor Flitwick to defend the Mirror of Erised in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

These flying key ornaments are made by PaigesCraftsDesigns and are subtly magical – most people won’t realize they represent the Wizarding World. Even better, they get cheaper the more you buy, ranging from $2.70 for a single key to just $1.58 for a set of 40 keys (enough for the whole tree!).

5. The Grim in the Teacup

Harry Potter Ornaments - Grim Teacup

I always wondered how tea leaves could appear as a Grim until I saw the Goblet of Fire film; the creative way it appeared on screen made sudden sense to someone like me who drinks tea in teabags.

In any case, you can add a sense of whimsical foreboding to your holiday decorations with this ominous Grim teacup ornament from VeryHarryMiniatures – gosh, they make such delightful Harry Potter ornaments, don’t they? It comes in blue and pink, like Trelawney’s class, as well as blue and green to match your holiday color scheme whatever it might be.

6. Common Room Views

Harry Potter Ornaments - Common Rooms

One of my favorite parts of browsing for Harry Potter ornaments each year are the new, creative ones I discover. These common room ornaments from DesignSunnySideUP definitely fit the bill; as far as I can tell, they are original artwork depicting each of the four Hogwarts common rooms in a stained glass style.

While you can obviously just buy the one for your own house, there’s no judgment on my end if you’re tempted to buy all four and make a set. Best of all, this shop has dozens of each one available, so this one should last in stock all holiday season this year!

7. Mr. Weasley’s Flying Ford Anglia

Harry Potter Ornaments - Flying Ford Anglia

Wanna get away this winter? Just hop in your flying Ford Anglia and head outta town! Not an option? Well, at least you can add a pop of blue to your tree with this miniature ornament version.

This Flying Ford Anglia ornament from Sparklingem also has tiny versions of Ron, Harry, and Hedwig in the windshield looking like they’ve just realized the Hogwarts Express is chasing them… as long as you don’t have one of those on your tree (or running around the bottom), everything will be peaceful this holiday season.

8. Spectrespecs

Harry Potter Ornament - Spectrespecs

While there are lots of great ornaments for the Big Three and representing your Hogwarts pride on this list, we can’t leave out one of the most important secondary characters: lovely Luna Lovegood, of course!

This colorful Spectrespecs ornament adds a pop of pink and whimsy to any holiday tree; it’s a wooden ornament with paint so it’s also hardy enough to handle years of bringing you joy. Even better, the shop has dozens of these ornaments available, so it should be in stock no matter when you find this list.

9. Custom Deathly Hallows Ornament

Harry Potter Ornaments - Personalized Deathly Hallows

If you’re looking for a unique Harry Potter-themed ornament to hang on your tree, this is the one: it’s personalized based on the names you send to the creator on Etsy.

Inspired by the symbol of the Deathly Hallows – which we HP fans know is neither good nor evil but depends on the holder – you can add two names and then receive a one-of-a-kind laser-cut wooden ornament. This one does take a few days to make, so don’t wait until the last minute if you want to hang this on your holiday tree this year.

10. Recycled Book Paper Ornament

Harry Potter Ornaments - Recycled Pages

Looking for a truly unique way to honor your love of the Harry Potter series on your tree? These hand-made ornaments are a beautiful addition – but they are made in very small quantities, so I’m sorry if it’s sold out by the time you go to find your favorite book!

This Etsy creator takes pages and covers from the HP books and glues them together into an artful and distinct bauble; you can pick your favorite book (if it’s available; a few are sold out as I write this!), or opt for only inside pages to save a couple of dollars on the price.

11. Antique Gold HP Ornaments

Harry Potter Ornaments - PB Teen 2023

Pottery Barn (and PB Teen) regularly offer Harry Potter ornaments; they change each year and I don’t usually include them because they sell out so quickly – but this year’s ornaments are too beautiful to pass up!

For 2023, PB Teen has released “Antique Gold” ornaments in a variety of less common Wizarding World designs: a Hogwarts Express ticket, a Time Turner, the Mirror Of Erised, Hedwig, the Sorting Hat, Buckbeak, a Chocolate Frog, and a few others like a frosted glass stag Patronus and two-element magical egg from the Goblet of Fire.

(There are a few others in the pics that don’t seem to be for sale right now – like the Knight Bus shown above –, so keep an eye on the options listed when you go to purchase in case others are available…)

12. The Noble Collection Hogwarts Crests

Harry Potter Ornaments - Noble Collection 2023

Last but not least, I couldn’t pass up on including at least one ornament from The Noble Collection, widely considered to be the best officially licensed brand for Harry Potter goods and gifts of all kinds (you’ll see them on LOTS of my lists of fave HP stuff I share here on the site…)

This year, I want to highlight their set of five Hogwarts crest ornaments; there’s a Hogwarts crest plus one for each House. Each one is Harry Potter Ornaments – Noble Collection 2023, but not so heavy that it will pull the branches of your tree down; they’re also one-sided, just so you’re not surprised if they spin around to show the back as they settle onto your tree with all the other Harry Potter ornaments you have.

13. (Bonus!) Sorting Hat Tree Topper

Harry Potter Ornaments - Tree Topper 2023

Each year I’ve written (and updated) this list, I like to see if I can find a cool Harry Potter tree topper to recommend as a bonus. This year, I’ve found another Sorting Hat tree topper, this time adorned with extra holiday lights!

Sold by HunnyBunnyBasics, this festive Sorting Hat is the perfect tree topper for larger trees; it’s made of polymer clay and papier mache with Christmas lights added, so it needs a bit of extra support to ensure it doesn’t cause your tree to droop like Charlie Brown’s tree!

There are only a few still available this season so I wouldn’t delay if you’re keen on topping your tree with this item this year – yes, it’s a bit spendy, but this hand-crafted item will last and bring magic to your holidays for years to come.

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!

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