15 Unique Holiday Decorations to Make Your Home Festive

Say hello to vegetable ornaments and woodland menorahs

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The Spruce / Illustration by Amy Sheehan / Anthropologie

The holiday season is upon us—if you're getting bored of your same old red, white, green, and blue decorations and need an instant change in decor, it's time to opt for the untraditional route. Stepping out of the traditional bounds of holiday decor may be intimidating if not challenging, but it's important to curate a space that encompasses the holiday spirit while also staying true to yourself (your decor included). As long as it feels joyful, comfortable, and personable—that's all that matters! Here are 15 untraditional holiday decorations that will transform your space while also giving it a unique touch.

Cody Foster Fruit and Vegetable Ornaments

Fruit and Vegetable Ornaments


Whoever said all vegetables need to be edible hasn't seen these fun, colorful ornaments. From lettuce to tomatoes, you can buy these healthy greens as an individual ornament or a set of different ones for more variety. They'll make your tree one-of-a-kind and an easy conversation starter for any holiday gatherings you may host.

Urban Outfitters Butterfly & Flower Fireplace Tool Set

Butterfly & Flower Fireplace Tool Set

Urban Outfitters

Fireplaces may be the coziest spot in our homes, especially during the long, harsh winters—nothing beats warming up to a nice cup of hot cocoa under an oversized throw blanket in front of the fireplace. However, it's crucial to maintain your fireplace since debris and ash can build up over time if it's used often. With this butterfly and flower fireplace tool set, you won't need to compromise the ambiance of your space for bleak fireplace tools. Instead, they'll be a part of your decor with their whimsical design and gold finish.

Pottery Barn Santa's Pants Wine Bag

Santa's Pants Wine Bag

Pottery Barn

If you have a few wine bottles lying around on your counter, consider this Santa pants wine bag that'll properly store your bottles in a festive way, easily adding another touch of Christmas to your place. It'll also be a fun alternative to a regular gift bag or gift wrap if you're planning on giving wine as a present over the holidays.

Style Union Home Handmade Ceramic Shayna Menorah

Handmade Ceramic Shayna Menorah


This Matisse-esque handmade, ceramic menorah will have you keeping it out all year long instead of just for the holidays. Light a candle a day as you countdown, and its minimal design will make it a classic staple to add to your windowsill, mantel, or coffee table.

JIU JIE Exclusive Green Check Tree Skirt

JIU JIE SSENSE Exclusive Green Check Tree Skirt


Tree skirts not only cover the not-so-appealing tree stand, but they can also add a visual appeal to the tree with their dainty look while protecting your floors from any fallen pine needles. Opt for this eclectic, green-gingham tree skirt to dress your tree up and complete the look from top to bottom. It's a great way to bring in color and give it an additional unique touch.

Urban Outfitters Good Vibes Tree Topper

Good Vibes Tree Topper

Urban Outfitters

Tree toppers can be so versatile—they can reflect your or your family's sense of style or traditions, so buying one that brings the entire tree (and family) together is important. The yin-yang tree topper comes in three various colors and has a spiral base, so it's easily mountable on any shaped tree you may purchase. It'll bring the perfect balance (literally) of cheery and untraditional.

Cody Foster Modern Holiday Bottlebrush Trees

Modern Holiday Bottlebrush Trees
Modern Holiday Bottlebrush Trees.


It's time to move away from traditional, green pine trees and move toward colored ones instead. This set allows you to choose from seven different colors of six trees of various sizes and color gradients. This way, you'll be able to layer them so it looks more cohesive and less uniform.

Pottery Barn Stewart Plaid Bone Pet Stocking

Stewart Plaid Bone Pet Stocking

Pottery Barn

It's not a complete holiday celebration without including your furry friend. Hang up a bone-shaped stocking filled with their favorite toys and treats alongside your family's stockings, so they can have a special place on the mantel. If you have a few furry friends and want to personalize each one, you can use their monogram option to add their names—it'll be so much more personal!

Urban Outfitters Woodland Menorah

Woodland Menorah

Urban Outfitters

If you're looking for a menorah that is multifunctional, you need this woodland menorah. It's both a place to light your candles on all eight nights and a part of your decor. From the floral candle holders to the wild mushrooms and forest critters, it adds a whimsical woodsy feeling to your space making it feel cozier and warmer.

Pottery Barn Gnome Wool Felt Coasters - Set of 4

Gnome Wool Felt Coasters - Set of 4

Pottery Barn

Coasters are often made up of hard materials like resin, metal, plastic, or stone, which may be a bit too hefty or rough around the edges for the holidays. Your coasters should be as magical, homey, and cheerful as the holiday season—these 100% wool coasters shaped like adorable gnomes will bring the perfect amount of kitsch to any table.

Urban Outfitters Cowboy Boot Holiday Stocking

Cowboy Boot Holiday Stocking

Urban Outfitters

These boots may not be made for walking—switch out your regular stockings for these cowboy boot stockings instead. With cowboy boots trending the past year, it only makes sense to bring the western theme into our homes just in time for the holidays. The boot is adorned with bells and embroidered holly to give it a dash of Christmas spirit.

Urban Outfitters Moon Stocking Holder

Moon stocking holder

Urban Outfitters

If you're faced with the problem of not knowing how to hang your stocking on the mantel, no need to stress! All you need is a stocking holder that can simply be placed on top of your mantel and voilà, you've got yourself a new decoration. This crescent moon and sun stocking holder goes beyond just holding up your stocking—it adds a dreamy touch to the rest of your mantel.

Anthropologie Avocado Toast Glass Ornament

Avocado Toast Glass Ornament


Avocado toast is a classic brunch item that is savored and loved by many, especially avocado enthusiasts. Your tree ornaments don't need to always be the basic red, green, and white but rather should reflect who you are as a person and what you enjoy. This makes picking out ornaments and decorating your tree so much more fun, and this avocado toast ornament covers the perfectly toasted bread to the everything bagel seasoning we all adore.

Anthropoloige Brenn Garland

Brenn Garland


Garlands are such an easy way to bring in some extra details to your mantel if it's looking empty. Add this charming neutral garland that's full of wool mushrooms, colored pom poms, and metallic bells. With its rustic look and colors, it can even be used in fall to get you started early in holiday decorating.

RASHELLE Exclusive Pink & Green Wreath Rug

RASHELLE SSENSE Exclusive Pink & Green Wreath Rug


We are so used to wreaths being hung up on our doors, but it's time to look down rather than up. Bring in a wreath as an abstract rug that will give your floors a pop of color as well as an eccentric and festive touch. The rug is hand-tufted so no two are the same—can it get any more unique than this?

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