The 11 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. 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 (late October 2022) to decorate for Christmas this year.
Read on for 11 of the best Harry Potter ornaments, which span from the first pages of the Harry Potter series to the last.
Bonus! Etsy is running a holiday special: use code MERRY10 to get $10 off your first order.
This post was originally published in December 2020, and was updated most recently in October 2022.
Featured photo: 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. 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.
3. Full Book Series 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
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
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
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. Hogwarts Trunk
If you’ve been ready to pack up your bags and catch the train for… checks the calendar… the last 24 years (at least for me!), this Hogwarts trunk ornament is the perfect wistful addition to your tree. (This one reminds me of the cool trunks they’ve been selling in the Harry Potter store for the past few years.)
The shop on Etsy claims to be officially licensed, which also helps you feel comfortable buying this iconic ornament and hanging it up each year. They also have a number of other official designs as ornaments, like a Sorting Hat, Howler, Crookshanks, and stockings for each House!
8. Mr. Weasley’s 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.
9. Dumbledore’s Army List
Santa has his Christmas list, now you have yours: this DA list ornament is one of the coolest I’ve found, and proudly displays the list of all Hogwarts students who signed up for Dumbledore’s Army on that fateful day during Harry’s fifth year.
Best of all, the artist designed each signature for the students differently: you’ll recognize names like the Big Three, the Weasley Twins, Romilda Vane, and the rest of the Gryffindor Boy’s Common Room.
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.
11. Resting Albus Frame
I was on the fence about including this ornament, as it’s a bit sad to have any image of Hogwarts’ best headmaster after his death. Nevertheless, this ornament depicting Albus Dumbledore sleeping in his official portrait is beautiful enough to make up for the sadness it might make you feel; it’s perfect if you love having gold as one of your primary colors during the holiday season.
There’s only one of these ornaments available this year, so in the event it’s not available when you look, this shop has a number of other HP ornaments available (the Remembrall is pretty cool too!)
Bonus: Sorting Hat Tree Topper
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!
Hand-made by WitcraftandWhimsy, this knit Sorting Hat is the perfect tree topper for smaller trees; it’s about 5 inches wide at its base and made in Mrs. Weasley’s best knitting style (though I’m guessing this shop owner doesn’t get to let her knitting happen magically!).
In any case, there are only a few of these items available this year – two in the mixed color style and one in single color. Be sure to grab this one ASAP if you want it atop your tree this year!
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!