5 Christmas Tree Decorations That Work as a Gift as Well!

5 Christmas Tree Decorations That Work as a Gift as Well!

Decorating is easily the most exciting part of the Christmas season, especially when it comes to decorating your tree. If you’ve been looking for fantastic decorations that can also double as stocking stuffers or gifts, you’re in luck! We’ve found 5 great ideas that will not only add to the decorations on your tree but will also be appreciated by friends and family members alike.

With that being said, we definitely recommend putting these gifts on the tree on Christmas Eve so they don’t get spoiled before opening presents Christmas morning!

Candy Ornaments

christmas tree candy ornament

Candy ornaments are sure to be the favorite gift amongst kids and people who have a sweet tooth. Considering Christmas is one of the few times every year where you can indulge in some of the most delicious treats, why not allow yourself to craft some handmade ornaments filled with sweets? Candy ornaments are incredibly easy to create and you can also use other sweets such as homemade cookies as well.

What You’ll Need

  • Plastic candy bags
  • Treats of your choosing
  • Ribbon
  • Stapler

Directions

  1. Take your treats and put them inside of the candy bags, making sure they’re properly sealed with the help of your stapler.
  2. Cut the ribbon to the desired length based on how you want the ornaments to hang on the tree and staple each end of the ribbon to the back of the bag.
  3. Hang the ornaments on the tree. For added flair, we recommend using Christmas stickers to add a little bit of decoration to the front of the bags.

Mini Toy Ornaments

toy christmas tree ornament

As a perfect gift for the younger kids in your family, mini toy ornaments are another great dual-purpose Christmas ornament. If you have older children, you can also opt for mini stocking stuffers such as lip balm or nail polishes instead of toys. What we love the most about these ornaments is that they’re entirely reusable and they’re a great way to get the kids excited about opening more presents than what’s already wrapped.

What You’ll Need

  • Reusable plastic ornaments
  • Toys or mini gifts of your choosing
  • Fake snow

Directions

  1. Take the reusable plastic ornaments and wash them out, especially if you intend on putting edibles inside of them. Give them more than enough time to dry or use a soft cloth to dry them manually.
  2. Add the fake snow to the bottom of the ornaments. We recommend using Buffalo snow as it will make less mess when the kids open their mini gifts.
  3. Fill the ornaments with the mini toys, such as action figures, or their mini stocking stuffers.
  4. Seal the ornaments and hang them on the tree.

Warm Beverage Ornaments

warm beverages

We certainly don’t recommend hanging bottles of premade beverages on the tree, however, you can craft unique little pots or mason jars filled with drink mixes for everyone to enjoy. This gift and ornament idea is a fantastic option for a Secret Santa or office party as well, as you can opt for alcoholic mixes instead of hot chocolate or teas. Trust us, there’s nothing better than getting a pot of delicious beverage mixes that you can enjoy with the family on the coldest days of winter.

What You’ll Need

  • Small mason jars
  • Drink mixes of your choosing
  • Ribbon
  • Christmas stickers and glitter glue

Directions

  1. Wash the mason jars thoroughly, especially as you’ll be putting the drink mixes directly into the jar. You can also put the mix inside of a plastic bag and then put it in the jar.
  2. Once dry, add in the drink mixes that you have chosen. You can opt for hot chocolate, loose leaf tea, or even daiquiri mix, depending on the recipient.
  3. Seal the mason jar with its lid and then use your ribbon to wrap the jar like a present, double-knotting the bow on top.
  4. Take another piece of ribbon and thread it through the bow, making sure there’s a big enough loop to hang the mason jar on the tree.
  5. Using your Christmas decorations and glitter glue, create some festive decorations on the outside of the mason jar.

Jewelry Ornaments

Jewelry Ornaments

There’s a reason as to why all of the big jewelry companies advertise the most around Christmas. What better way to display a fantastic bracelet or necklace than to hang it on the tree for the recipient to find for the perfect close to your Christmas morning? If you’re buying more expensive jewelry, we recommend keeping it in its box. Though if it’s costume jewelry for the kids, you can simply hang it on a branch for them to find.

What You’ll Need

  • Ribbon
  • Jewelry box
  • Nametag

Directions

  1. Using your ribbon, secure the lid of the jewelry box to the base of the box and then make sure you double-knot the bow on top.
  2. Take another piece of ribbon and thread it through the bow, this is what you’ll use to hang the box on the tree.
  3. Write the recipients name on the nametag and tape or glue it to the front of the bow.

Mini alcohol ornaments

Mini alcohol ornaments

Similar to hot beverages, alcoholic beverages are also a fan favorite around the holidays. Mini alcohol ornaments are best for an adult-friendly tree, such as one that you might put up for a get together with coworkers or friends around the holidays. The best part is that you can find several different types of alcohol and all of the guests can choose which ones they’d prefer the most.

What You’ll Need

  • Mini bottles of alcohol
  • Ribbon

Directions

  1. Take your ribbon and tie it around the neck of the mini bottles of alcohol, making sure they’re secure but still able to hang like regular ornaments.
  2. Create a loop on the other end of the ribbon and hang the ornaments on branches of your choosing.

Final Thoughts

With the help of these 5 great ornament and gift ideas, you’ll be able to display less expensive gifts in a more effective way. Not to mention if you need a more unique way to decorate your Christmas tree, they can come in handy!