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Twinkle lights? Check. Garland? Yep. Wintery pine-scented candles? Currently lit. A plethora of unique ornaments and pretty tree toppers? Ok, well that might require a bit more due diligence. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect baubles or are looking for a new showstopper for the top of your tree, put your worries to rest, because we have tracked down some of the best shops and sites to give your Christmas tree that extra special something. From decorating mainstays like Target and Anthropologie to more surprising places (Etsy anyone?), check out our favorite shops below! Happy holidays!

Widely revered by eclectic home enthusiasts and whimsical accouterment seekers, Anthropologie does not disappoint when it comes to its variety of artisanal holiday ornaments and toppers. With these special pieces, onlookers will assume you’ve been collecting for years.

You can always count on Crate & Barrel to deliver chic holiday favorites through a modern design lens.

A tried-and-true classic, Pottery Barn always hosts the perfect assemblage of holiday wears and tree decor.

Frontgate’s drool-worthy catalogs don’t dismiss the magic of the holidays. Debuting an array of classic ornament collections with modern sensibilities, the company thrives off diversity and so will your tree.

The creative team behind West Elm diligently introduces the world to dozens of small bespoke makers and artists by highlighting their goods in stores and online. That tradition continues this year as many of their holiday decor items are in fact made by boutique designers from all parts of the globe.

Giving a voice to artisans and makers both near and far, The Little Market’s commitment to fair trade and the art of all things handmade is certainly not exempt during the holidays.

Pretty much the universal one-stop-shop for, well, absolutely everything, Target extends its reach toward exceptional holiday ornaments and super chic tree toppers. Nothing is off-limits!

Authentic and affordable home goods are always just a click away at World Market and even more so when it comes to holiday décor. Find fun and unique ornaments and tree toppers all with a global edge.

Looking for that homemade touch when it comes to your tree this year? Head over to some of our favorite Etsy shops for handcrafted ornaments and super-special tree toppers.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not fill your tree with them? Remember special moments year after year with their array of individualized printed ornaments.

Cara Gibbs


Partial to all things yellow and afflicted with a serious popcorn addiction, Cara—a Brooklyn-based freelance writer, editor and stylist—has never met a vintage chair she didn’t like.