These Literary Ornaments Will Delight Book Lovers

updated Dec 6, 2020
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Attention, bibliophiles: Your love of books could (and should!) live on your Christmas trees. The holiday season is officially upon us—and what better way to celebrate than with the memorialization of literary greats like James Baldwin, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens on holiday decor? Luckily, retailers like Etsy, Pottery Barn, and Target remain one step ahead of the rest of us, offering a selection of whimsical literary ornaments that will delight book lovers cozied up in their reading nooks this winter. 

“Pride and Prejudice,” “Harry Potter,” and “Little Women” are a few titles represented below—and frankly, each product deserves a damn Pulitzer. Shop the literary ornaments below. Your local librarian would so approve. 

Jane Austen Beveled Glass Christmas Tree Ornament

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‘Tis the season for lavish English estates and marriage proposals. “Pride and Prejudice,” “Emma,” “Mansfield Park,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Persuasion,” and “Northanger Abbey” make up this Jane Austen book set ornament. Buy: Jane Austen Beveled Glass Christmas Tree Ornament, $20+ 

“Little Women” Christmas Ornaments

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Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth March make up these “Little Women” handmade clothespin doll ornaments—ones perfect for the independent and determined women in your lives. Buy: “Little Women” Christmas Ornaments, $85

“A Christmas Carol” Acrylic Ornament

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Don’t be a Scrooge! A miniature hardcover of Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic “A Christmas Carol” in ornament form will surely spread holiday cheer. Buy: “A Christmas Carol” Acrylic Book Ornament, $9+ 

“Harry Potter” Plush Ornaments

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Choose from a plush Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, or Hermione Granger ornament made with velvet and felt this holiday season—and be sure not to accidentally open the Chamber of Secrets. Buy: “Harry Potter” Plush Ornaments, $19 

Personalized Mini Book Ornaments

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Request a custom book cover or choose from some of the artisan’s titles (such as “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” or “The Night Before Christmas”). Buy: Personalized Mini Book Ornaments, $15+ 

Book Stack Christmas Tree Ornament

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Can’t decide on a specific title for the tree? Go for a stack of books, instead. Buy: Book Stack Christmas Tree Ornament, $6

Handmade Black Writers Ornaments

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James Baldwin, Frederick Douglass, Audre Lorde, and Toni Morrison make up the group of writers and artists in these handmade photo ornaments that celebrate the influential Black voices. Buy: Handmade Black Writers Ornaments, $22+

Little Author Ornaments

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Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens make up the authors in this collection that will give your holiday evergreens a literary flair. Buy: Little Author Ornaments, $35

Old Books Bulb Ornament

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Old books in a bulb make up this offering, which comes in a pack of one, a pack of three, or a pack of five. Buy: Old Books Bulb Ornament, $29+