Shopping for a Christmas ornament for Hubby.

Ever since we started dating, my husband and I would pick out little ornaments for each other for the holidays. Sometimes we will make something, even edible. Last year I tried needle felting a gray whale for him. It looked as good as the store bought, which can be good or bad, since some store bought mass produced items don’t always look so good. I wasn’t happy with it…he loved it, and kept it out all year. I am still new at the needle felting world. Small projects are best when starting up the hobby of needle felting. Oh, and watch those fingers.

I started looking for an ornament this year for my husband as soon as they started putting out Christmas here in our state. Along the way I took some photos on my hunt to share with you all. See if you can guess which ornament I picked for him. I can’t believe how many choices there are out there. Years ago it was not so easy finding the perfect ornament to fit each individuals personality. But now…WOW, they have so many. Down below in photo there is a stick of butter as an ornament.

First I will start with all the hand made ornaments I came across, which weren’t a lot. Most hand made gets made by who ever likes that style. They just hit the hobby stores and buy the supplies, then create something themselves. Sometimes it’s fun to buy them too. Which reminds me, I want to visit a Christmas craft show coming up this weekend.

Little wooden animal shapes that were chalk painted.
I liked how they add a coat of glittery snow speckles over these wooden truck ornaments. Like the truck was driving through a blizzard.

These fuzzy dogs were cute. They look like they are needle felted.

There were so many animal themed ornaments.

I like the bronze looking deer.
So cute, I am terrible at sharp instruments but have always loved wood cravings. I can’t take up that hobby, needle felting is dangerous enough for me.
Awww….so cute. How adorable , the little crochet scarf around it’s neck.
Another cute one. Such huge eyes.
Reminds me of my son’s ginger cat Sammy. Except Sammy isn’t chunky.
I think hedgehogs are super cute and always wanted one as a pet. But I have also wanted a pet monkey, a racoon, a little skunk, and a baby deer. They used sell pet skunks at the dog pound.
A snow covered chunky penguin, my daughter would like this one.

There were several vintage ornaments in the antique/second hand shops. Mostly ornaments from the 1990’s.

My cousin in Oklahoma would love this little angel. I am regretting that I didn’t buy it now. I already sent her ornaments out for the year. The package was filled with little Native American ornaments. I bought them up north at a shop that supports local artists from the Apache reservation. Some of the money also went to the animal shelter in town.

And here is a whole variety of ornaments I came across.

A glue gun. Have any of you ever seen a glue gun ornament. They really do have every kind of ornament you can think of.
I thought the combination of this snowman being a snowman and a snow globe was really cool.
Lots of gingerbread decor out there right now.

There were so many, and on and on it goes, rows and rows of them everywhere. A little overwhelming to be honest. A lot of fun to look through though. Can you guess which one I picked for my husband? I will give you a clue…he loves space. I have a favorite one too but I didn’t buy it, can you guess which one that was? Happy ornament shopping everyone.

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  1. Michele Lee says:

    Fun! Love the vintage reindeer one and Betty Boop, of course! I give my daughter an Arizona themed ornament each year. 🌵 Something to remind her of home. Preferably, hand-crafted from an independent local artist.

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    1. I like that, there are some great artists out here and cacti are so cute.

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      1. Michele Lee says:

        Yes, there are. Sometimes they can be hard to find, but small independent retailers are a great place to start.

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  2. Sheree says:

    Charming custom

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  3. Mrs. N in Japan says:

    That’s a cute tradition! I’ve never seen so many different kinds of ornaments before! Something for everyone!

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    1. It’s hard to pick one.

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  4. ourcrossings says:

    Picking out little ornaments for each other sounds like a lovely family tradition. I am amazed by how many choices you have – I love all the wooden ornaments, they are so pretty 🙂

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    1. My favorites were the wooden ones and the mushroom was my favorite.

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  5. Webb Blogs says:

    You forgot to mention all the ornaments you seen at the antique store you and your son visited. 🤣🤣

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    1. Oh yeah, I did catch that, so true. I saved that for a post that is coming up soon, where I share with you all what I bought for this year for my collection. Every year I add to my collection of wooden ornaments from the 70’s-80’s and every year I do a whole post of photos of what I bought that year. I think they are so cute. That is coming up next week.

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      1. Webb Blogs says:

        Yay! Can’t wait to read it. 😁😁

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      2. I love this time of year.

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