Food baubles laid out in star shape on gold background

Best novelty Christmas decorations and quirky baubles for foodies 2020

Looking for a fun way to decorate your Christmas tree? Choose from our best foodie baubles of 2020, from ornamental fish and chips to cocktails.

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This page was updated in October 2020.

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Put down that tinsel! The trend for novelty, food and drink-themed baubles shows no sign of slowing down – we’re seeing more each year. From lobsters to ketchup bottles and pickles to macarons, discover our favourite foodie baubles to deck the halls (and your tree) with this Christmas.

For more festive inspiration, visit our reviews section to find over 400 buyer’s guides, including extra-special gifts for foodies and our supermarket Christmas Taste Awards.

Gherkin wearing a Father Christmas hat decoration

George Home plastic pickle bauble

Is there a better budget-friendly Secret Santa gift than a pickle wearing a Father Christmas hat for someone’s tree? We think not.

Available from 1 Nov in-store at ASDA and online at asda.com (£1)

Fish and chips on newspaper bauble

Paperchase fish & chips hanging decoration

Thou shalt have a fishy on a little dishy on the tree this year, thanks to Paperchase.

Available from Paperchase (£5)

Ketchup bottle decoration

Ketchup bottle tree decoration

This glass decoration in festive red is a must-buy for any tomato ketchup lovers.

Available from Ella James (£16)

Bunch of bananas bauble

John Lewis & Partners banana bauble

This bunch of vibrant yellow bananas looks seriously a-peel-ing against the dark green of a Christmas tree.

Available from John Lewis & Partners (£7)

Lobster Tree Decoration

Lobster tree decoration

An elegant addition to any home, we love this vibrant red lobster with its gold-ridged tail and glitter detail.

Available from AbodeLiving (£10.50)

Trio of chillies decorations

Catesbys chilli selection trio

Spice up your decorations with this colourful trio of glass, hand-painted chillies, each individually modelled on the real thing.

Available from Catesbys (£12)

Trio of gingerbread houses decorations

Cox & Cox mini gingerbread houses

Complete with neatly piped ‘icing’ and dusted with glitter, this trio of gingerbread houses makes an adorable addition to any Christmas tree.

Available from Cox & Cox (£14.50)

Tangerine Ornament with sparkly leaf

Petersham Nurseries tangerine ornament

Add some zest to this year’s tree with this gorgeous, vibrant tangerine bauble.

Available from Petersham Nurseries (£12)

Mini felt veg decorations in aubergine, peas, radish and carrot

Mini felt vegetable decorations

We can’t get enough of these super-cute vegetable decorations made from felt.

Available from Sass & Belle (£9 for set of four)

set of four glass sweetie decorations with red and green detail

Glass sweetie decorations

How sweet are these delicate glass decorations with festive red and green detail?

Buy in-store at Dobbies Garden Centres (£3.99)

three pastel-coloured macaron decorations

Pastel glass macaron decorations

Any star baker will love these gorgeous pastel-coloured macaron decorations, complete with glitter ‘filling’.

Available from The Contemporary Home (£3.25 each)

chocolate chip cookie and milk bottle decoration
Milk & cookie glass bauble set

Milk and cookies for Santa? Tick. Milk and cookies for the Christmas tree? Tick! This cute set from the cookie connoisseurs at Blondie’s Kitchen can be personalised to include a name on the milk bottle.

Available from Blondie’s Kitchen (£20)

Aperol Spritz Bauble

Aperol spritz bauble

We love the attention to detail on this glass bauble with its tangy orange Aperol, ice cubes, orange slice garnish and striped straw. Hang it on the tree and let the good times aperoll!

Available from Five and Dime (£10)

Festive sandwich box bauble

Paperchase festive sandwich decoration

Love a meal deal? Then this glass Christmas butty is a must. There’s wonderful attention to detail, including the sandwich’s description: ‘Turkey Feast – ho ho hold the mayo’.

Available from Paperchase (£10)

Bunch of carrots bauble

Gisela Graham glass carrot decoration

Buying a bauble for a green-fingered friend or family member? They’ll love this bright bunch of carrots with sparkly green tops.

Available from Amazon (£6.98)

Fortnum & Mason cake stand decoration

A tier of iconic afternoon tea treats in bauble form.

Available from Fortnum & Mason (£25)

green gin bottle decoration

Let Christmas Be-Gin bauble

Spread the festive cheer with this cute little gin bottle bauble.

Available from Cream Cornwall (£7)

shrimp blini and oyster baubles
Seafood canapé collection

This spectacular seafood set features a succulent-looking prawn, caviar-topped blini and oyster (complete with pearl), all made from hand-painted glass.

Available from Catesbys (£24 for three)

More Christmas buyer’s guides

Our bumper foodie gift guide
Best secret Santa gifts for foodies
Browse our interactive Christmas gift guide
The best Advent calendars

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