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The Best Christmas Tree Decorations on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about the best artificial Christmas trees before — as well as tree stands and toppers — here we’ve rounded up the best-reviewed tree decorations, lights, and ornaments on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.) Don’t miss all of the Strategist’s holiday gift coverage right here, too.

Best gold Christmas tree lights

Yihong 6-Piece Fairy Lights LED String Lights
$6

“I absolutely love these lights. I bought them for Christmas, and I put a string in a basket of flowers, another string in a tabletop Christmas tree, another string in a vase of flowers — you can use them anywhere because they’re battery operated. They are quite bright for such small lights, and they are just wonderful. I couldn’t be happier. They’re an excellent addition to my Christmas decorations. I definitely intend to buy some more sets of these lights because once I started putting them around the house, I just wanted more and more of them!”

Best clear Christmas tree lights

Prextex 100-Count Clear Green Wire Christmas Light Set
$9

“Just received these lights and so far they are awesome. I use them year-round on a artificial tree in my house. They are lightweight and look beautiful. I would purchase again.”

Best colorful Christmas tree lights

“I love this thing! The tree was literally lit up in ten minutes. Really looks nice, and gives you a lot of options for patterns. We have a pre-lit tree with white lights, and it has those ‘snow-covered’ branches. The light colors bounce nicely around the tree this way. I love being able to change the colors and patterns. Our 5-year-old grandson also loves helping choose the color and pattern combo.”

Best Christmas tree tinsel icicles

“We couldn’t find these in stores, so we were grateful we could order them online. Hubby and I both grew up with these on our Christmas trees, so this bit of nostalgia was appreciated. Our tree was so sparkly and pretty that we were sad to take it down. We preserved most of the icicles, though, so they’ll be used again next Christmas!”

Best Christmas tree tinsel garland

Sanno Christmas Tinsel Garland
$6

“I cannot believe how wonderful these garlands turned out to be! I was concerned about the price, but when I got the garlands out of their bag, they were just as advertised — thick and full!! They are so well-made that they almost feel like a feather boa in your hands. The colors (I ordered blue) were so vibrant that they just pop on the tree. I had ordered two packages of these for the tree and just ordered another two for decorating my fireplace mantel and entertainment center to match the tree.”

Best snowball Christmas tree ornaments

“I have a new kitten this year, and she is untrustworthy around shiny things. I did not want to put my antique and vintage ornaments on my tree this year, so I ordered these shatterproof ornaments. I was surprised how beautiful they are. They look so great on my tree, and they really look very expensive. They are larger than the average round ornament, but I am so happy I bought them. And, wouldn’t you know, the kitten leaves them alone! I highly recommend these ornaments.”

Best snowflake Christmas tree ornaments

“I ordered one set to fill in some empty spots on the tree, and as soon as I opened these I ordered a second set. They are made very well, they are beautiful, and are even prettier than the picture. The delivery was very fast and they are in perfect condition. They look very expensive.”

Best Christmas tree ball ornaments