2 Turtle Wood Ornaments Artisan Crafted in Indonesia
Patient Turtle, 2 Turtle Wood Ornaments Artisan Crafted in Indonesia
EkaSuar wood is transformed into a pair of lovely turtles, a symbol of patience and endurance. From Indonesia, the set of two ornaments evidences the natural grain and textures of the wood.$19.99
Gentle Touch of a Mother
Playful Mother and Baby Ornaments Hand Carved Wood (Pair)
Gentle Touch of a Mother, Playful Mother and Baby Ornaments Hand Carved Wood (Pair)
EkaThese petite sculptures from Bali capture the joy of motherhood. The two suar wood ornaments are carved by hand with admirable expertise.$17.99
Christmas is Peace
Peruvian Huamanga Stone Nativity
Christmas is Peace, Peruvian Huamanga Stone Nativity
National Geographic Classic CollectionJuan Licas Coronado adapts the shape of the traditional chullo hat to create a warm, snug environment. Inside, the Holy Family kneels together with the Three Kings to adore the newborn Jesus. For this...$29.89
Christmas Star Nativity
Andean Patchwork Christmas Star Wall Hanging
Christmas Star Nativity, Andean Patchwork Christmas Star Wall Hanging
Leonor QuispeLeonor Quispe gives an Andean setting to the very first Christmas. While the Wise Men wend their way to the stable, an angel hovers above the manger to watch over the Holy Family. In the sky, the...$54.99
Artist: Leonor Quispe
Bells of Kashmir
Papier Mache Bell Ornaments (Set of 5) from India
Bells of Kashmir, Papier Mache Bell Ornaments (Set of 5) from India
Fida HussainFive colorful bells are hand-painted with lovely floral and leaf motifs in this set of ornaments from India. Handcrafted of papier mache and hand-painted by Fida Hussain, the ornaments dangle on...$29.99
Artist: Fida Hussain
Peace Themed Red Holiday Stocking with Dove Motif
Peaceful Dove, Peace Themed Red Holiday Stocking with Dove Motif
Rajesh GehlotBearing a message of peace for the holidays and beyond, a beautiful dove alights on this holiday stocking from Rajesh Gehlot. The stocking is hand-crafted of pure wool felt in red and ivory. A loop...$23.99
Set of 4 Brass Ornaments Crafted by Hand (4 Inch)
Buddhist Bells, Set of 4 Brass Ornaments Crafted by Hand (4 Inch)
Ning CharoensriThese festive ornaments resemble the bells in Buddhist temples throughout Thailand. Crafted of brass, the bells hang from bright golden yellow ribbons. Ning Charoensri designs and crafts this set of...$37.99
Artist: Ning Charoensri
African Palm House
Wood Nativity Scene
African Palm House, Wood Nativity Scene
Francis AgbeteFrancis Agbete sets the first Christmas in a traditional African palm house. Carved by hand from ceiba, or kapok wood, this charming nativity scene depicts the Holy Family in traditional Ghanaian...$174.99
Artist: Francis Agbete
Hand Made Wool Star Christmas Tree Topper
Red Star, Hand Made Wool Star Christmas Tree Topper
Rajesh GehlotDesigned by Indian artisan Rajesh Gehlot, this bold star is the perfect tree topper to make your holiday season memorable. Crafted from 100% wool, the star is adorned with rows of sparkling sequins...$29.99
Candy Cane Santas
Set of 9 Santa Candy Cane Wool Felt Ornaments
Candy Cane Santas, Set of 9 Santa Candy Cane Wool Felt Ornaments
Pooja AroraPerched atop red and white striped candy canes, this set of nine jolly Santas will make your Christmas merry and bright. Crafted from wool felt and stuffed with polyester fill, these ornaments are...$47.99
Artist: Pooja Arora
Handmade Wool Floral Christmas Stocking
Floral Christmas, Handmade Wool Floral Christmas Stocking
Rajesh GehlotIndian artisan Rajesh Gehlot designs this gorgeous stocking in bright red wool with rows of white flowers to celebrate the charm of the holiday season. The top of the stocking features a loop for...$29.99
Holiday Beauty in Green
Hand Made Multicolored Wool Christmas Tree Decoration
Holiday Beauty in Green, Hand Made Multicolored Wool Christmas Tree Decoration
Rajesh GehlotA cluster of leaves cascades to the ground in this lovely piece of Christmas-themed home decor from Indian artisan Rajesh Gehlot. Designed from wool, the leaves on this charming Christmas tree come in...$49.99
Hand Painted Papier Mache Christmas Ornaments (Set of 6)
Jolly Baubles, Hand Painted Papier Mache Christmas Ornaments (Set of 6)
SajadSajad in India works in the time-honored art of papier mache to create this pretty set of six Christmas ornaments. Layer after layer of papier mache is applied over a mold and then sanded until...$39.99
Set of 5 Santa Stocking Wool Felt Ornaments
Stocking Santas, Set of 5 Santa Stocking Wool Felt Ornaments
Renu RaniCrafted from wool felt, these festive Santa stocking ornaments will delight the young and young at heart alike. India's Renu Rani crafts this set of five decorations with a touch of whimsy, perfect...$29.99
Artist: Renu Rani
Peru Village Church
Ceramic nativity scene
Peru Village Church, Ceramic nativity scene
Dionisio RojasMary and Joseph find refuge in a village church on Christmas Eve. Shepherds with their sheep, and gentle cattle also pay their respects. Dionisio Rojas Gutierrez crafts this nativity scene in ceramic...$39.99
Artist: Dionisio Rojas
Holiday Decor Gifts for Mom(15 items)
Welcome to the Holiday Decor Gifts for Mom Collection at NOVICA.
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
Novica artisans always strive to craft high-quality, environmentally-conscious pieces. They look for ways to reuse and repurpose materials, and have discovered creative methods of sculpting ornaments out of recycled cardboard and paper. Leftover materials from past projects, such as albesia wood, felt, and even cement, all find new life in eco-friendly ornaments. Each artist lists their materials under product details. You will find complete transparency in those descriptions and discover a large selection of eco-friendly Christmas decorations.
The most commonly used materials for handmade ornaments depends on resources available to the craftsman. Balinese artisans incorporate hand-painted wood and iron. Artisans in India, Central America, and Mexico work in clay, ceramics, and natural fibers. But even when regions utilize the same materials, their unique craftsmanship shines through in style and design. In India, the ancient technique of zardozi embroidery uses thin copper wires to make beautiful, sparkling Christmas ornaments. Artists are able to take common, everyday elements and turn them into extraordinary, one-of-a-kind pieces.
We love giving ornaments as gifts because they are creative, unique, and meaningful during the holiday season. Whether youre looking for hand-painted works, beaded wonders, or woven treasures, each one is a piece of culture and history. Look for whimsical ornaments from Thailand designed with images of elephants and bells. Search for matte chiseled pumpkins and owls by Peruvian artisans. Central American ornaments delight with hand-painted perfection. Whether you choose a decorative stocking from West Africa or a hand-blown glass masterpiece from the Andes, decorations are a wonderful way to spread some holiday cheer!
Hand painted ornaments differ significantly from region to region. Each depicts specific themes and images important to the culture. In the Andes, ornaments often feature owls, costumed characters, and angels. Bali expresses its festivities with design focused around stars, snowflakes, and traditional Christmas figures. Thailand, Mexico and India have popularized designs surrounding animals and intricate depictions of nature. Handmade ornaments are festive works that highlight the unique skills and cultures of artisans from around the world.
Excellent question! Decorations should definitely be handled with care. Store them in clean, safe spaces with minimal exposure to harsh particles. For extra precaution, pack each ornament separately so as to avoid breakage. Most ornaments do not require extensive cleaning, but if it should become necessary, always use soaps and detergents free from harsh chemicals. Mostly, a simple wipe should be enough to remove dust and tree debris.
From table tops to floor set-ups beneath the Christmas tree, nativity scenes are a traditional holiday centerpiece in homes around the world. Often entire families come together to partake in the experience. While there is no single right way to set up a nativity scene, certain details tend to cross regional and cultural divides. Biblical characters, animals and religious props often form the foundation of the nativity scene, while customizable pieces add extra flare. Hanging stars showcase the night sky. Decorated motifs, backdrops, ornaments, and figurines may be used to embellish a simple scene.
Absolutely! Artisans that create beaded ornaments use skills passed down for generations. Whether beads are hand-sewn onto fabric, as is the case with many of our Indian ornaments, or strung onto nylon twine, as with many West African ornaments, each piece is made with careful attention to detail.
Different cultures and regions celebrate the holidays in their own unique ways, emphasizing various decor, art, and symbolism. In the Andes, for example, Christmas ornaments consist of clay pendants in the shapes of fruit, animals, and multicolored, knitted fabrics. Bali utilizes wood, iron and even recycled paper to craft ornaments, which are often in the shape of stars, Santa Claus figurines, snowflakes, and reindeer. In the regions of Brazil and Thailand, artisans utilize hand-painted ceramics, wood, and natural fibers, while Mexico is famous for their pottery and clay. India specializes in pieces made out of decorative embroidery. Each region crafts celebratory ornaments that highlight the unique customs and art forms within their communities.
Featured Reviews on Holiday Decor Gifts for Mom
A new heirloom
This beauty is now included in my mothers collection of nativities. It is a precious and well made scene. Perfect size and color to fit in with most decor.
I bought them for my Christmas tree but hung them on my kitchen cabinet knobs instead. Absolutely lovely; makes me smile every top I open a cabinet door! Well worth it.
Rajesh Gehlot Ornaments and holiday accessories
"I specialized in holiday ornaments, home furnishings, carpets, and wall hangings, but, so far, our holiday ornaments have been a big hit with shoppers. I hope you like all our designs."
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