The Best Christmas Ornaments for Teens That Make Awesome Gifts

Consider adding one of these Christmas ornaments for teens to your tree this year.

There’s something magical about Christmas ornaments. So many of them are full of amazing memories that you get to relive each year when you pull them out of storage.

For the past 15 years, my girls have each gotten a unique ornament for Christmas, chosen specifically for them.

They absolutely love pulling their ornaments out every November and putting them on the tree. And every Christmas morning, the first thing they look for is their new ornament. It’s one of their favorite Christmas traditions.

As you can see, it’s not just adults who get excited about ornaments. Teens love getting them, especially when they’re thoughtful and show that you understand, know, and listen to them. It always shocks my kids when I get them the perfect ornament.

If you haven’t bought a new Christmas ornament for your teen lately, this is the year to add one to your shopping list.

Keep reading because I’ve got a bunch that your older kids will love.

Collage of 4 images. All Christmas ornaments for teens.

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Christmas takes on new meaning and has a different feel when kids get older. Teenagers love Christmas and giving them an ornament to celebrate is a wonderful way to highlight the holiday while building memories that will last a lifetime.

Christmas Ornaments for Teens

These ornaments are perfect for older kids. Just choose something that reminds you of your teen and will mean something to him/her. Many of them can be personalized, making them even more unique.

2020 Memories Ornament

What a year this has been. Memorialize these once in a lifetime events for your tweens with this funny 2020 Memories Ornament.

Dwight Schrute Wood Ornament

If your tween is a fan of The Office, he’ll love this realistic Dwight Schrute ornament that’s laser cut out of wood.

Dwight Schrute wooden ornament hanging on tree

New Driver Christmas Tree Ornament

Driving is a huge milestone in a teenager’s life. If your teen has started driving this year, this new driver Christmas tree ornament is the perfect one for your teen to hang on the tree this year. It can be personalized.

Personalized New Driver Christmas Tree Ornament 2020 - White Glitter License Plate Car Keys ID Grand-Son Fun Friend Permit Teen Holiday Motor Gender Neutral Gift - Free Customization


Stranger Things Ornament

Is the teen you are shopping for a fan of the show Stranger Things? If so, this Stranger Things ornament is a fun way for them to show their passion for all things Hawkins, Indiana, in the early 80s.

Laptop Ornament

A laptop ornament is just perfect for 2020. Many teens are doing more of their schoolwork online and this ornament is a great way to memorialize this time. This can be personalized.

Video Games Personalized Ornament - Unique Christmas Tree Ornament - Special Keepsake - Custom Kids and Teen Decoration - Personalization Included


Ornament for Sons

This sweet ornament for sons is the perfect choice for any growing young man who is close to his mother. The teens years get busy and this will help young men remember just how important they are to their parents.

Gift for Son Christmas Ornament 2020 Sons In The Hearts of Mothers Poem Present Idea, Mom from Young or Grown Child Xmas Ceramic Farmhouse Keepsake 3


Basketball Ornament

If you are shopping for a teen that loves to play basketball, this basketball ornament is a great gift idea. Not only can you get your son’s number on it, you can also get his picture added on. He’ll love seeing himself playing basketball on an ornament.

iPhone Personalized Ornament

Does your teen love their phone? Right, what teen doesn’t? This iPhone personalized ornament is going to be a hit this holiday season. Shaped like an iPhone and featuring your teen’s name, this ornament is a great choice for a tech-savvy kid.

iPhone Personalized Ornament - Unique Christmas Tree Ornament - Special Keepsake - Custom Kids and Teen Decoration - Personalization Included


Lil’ Sebastian Wood Ornament

If your tween knows Leslie Knope, MouseRat, and Pawnee, then she is a fan of Parks and Recreation. She’ll love this realistic Lil’ Sebastian ornament. Don’t be surprised if she breaks out in a round of 5000 Candles in the Wind.

Wood Christmas ornament hanging on tree of Lil' Sebastian

Cinderella Pumpkin Coach Ornament

Now that your daughter is getting older, consider getting her an ornament she will treasure for years to come. This gorgeous Cinderella pumpkin coach ornament will be a hit with any Disney-loving teen girl.

Matashi 24K Gold Plated Crystal Studded Small Cinderella Pumpkin Coach Figurine Ornament for Kids Teens and Adults Romantic Gifts Valentine's Day Birthday Mother's Day Anniversary


Christmas Friends Ornament

For your tweens who love classic Christmas movies and are also a fan of Friends, this is the perfect ornament. The Christmas friends ornament features Buddy the Elf, Ralphie in his pink bunny costume, the Grinch, and more.

I actually bought this Christmas friends image as t-shirts for my girls and I to wear this season.

Selfie Girl Personalized Ornament

Another fun ornament for your tech-savvy teenager is this selfie girl personalized ornament. So many teens love to snap and send photos, so this ornament is just perfect for them.

Selfie Girl Personalized Ornament - Unique Christmas Tree Ornament - Special Keepsake - Custom Kids and Teen Decoration - Personalization Included


Ballet Dancer Ornament

If your daughter is passionate about ballet and spends all her time at the studio, she’ll love this beautiful dancer ornament.

Little Gnome Ornament

Oh my goodness, if the teen in your life really likes gnomes, then this personalized gnome ornament is going to be absolutely awesome. They are adorable.

Midwest CBK Ganz Personalized Little Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament Handwritten Customized Decoration Festive Design Bearded Gnomes-Free Personalization (Red Hat)


Peacock Feather Rustic Wood Slice Ornament

For the teens in your life who are a fan of rustic style art, this peacock feather rustic wood slice ornament will make a great gift idea for them.

Instax Mini Photo Ornament

If the tween has their own Instax Mini Photo Camera, this Instax mini photo ornament is perfect. It’s just the right size for them to place their favorite photo right inside the ornament, making it their own.

This is also an amazing gift for teens to give to their friends.

Instax Mini Photo Ornament - 2 Pack


Baseball Ornament

Baseball lovers will love this baseball ornament. It can be personalized with your child’s name and jersey number.

Game Controller Ornament

For the avid gamers in your life, this old-world style blown ornament is a great addition to your tree. They’ll love the realistic look of the game controller.

Old World Christmas Ornaments: Video Game Controller Glass Blown Ornaments for Christmas Tree (44094)


Reindeer Scrabble Tile Ornament

The Scrabble tile look is incredibly popular, so it makes sense that this reindeer scrabble tile ornament is something that older kids will appreciate receiving this year. This is obviously personalized to your teen.

Personalized Graduation Ornament

If your teen is getting ready to graduate, this graduation ornament is a fun idea. We gave one of these to Abigail last year, and she absolutely loved it. The shop owner not only personalized her name but also her unique hobby – coins!

Personalized Christmas ornament celebrating graduation for Abigial. 2020 with Buffalo nickel as the first 0.

TikTok Inspired Christmas Ornament

Many teens these days love TikTok. If your teens spend time on this platform, they’ll appreciate this TikTok inspired Christmas ornament.

Wood Christmas ornament hanging on tree of Lil' Sebastian

Personally, one of my favorite parts of Christmas morning is watching my kids search the tree for their new ornament and seeing their faces light up when they discover the special ornament I chose for them.

Hopefully, you found something from this list that your teen will love and you can start your own Christmas ornament tradition.

More Christmas Resources for Teens

  • If you prefer going the DIY route, you can make some homemade Christmas ornaments for your tree this year. They’re cute and a great way to build memories together.
  • Turn your tween’s art into a Christmas ornament with this chalk pastel angel.

What Christmas ornament are you giving your teen this year?

Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
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