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Although the bough you choose to adorn with this bulbous, glitter-encrusted plastic orb is guaranteed to sink to the floor, this oversize ornament (and its contents) is pretty enough to make you overlook a drooping tree limb. Part of a collection of lotions, scrubs and shower gels that share the same soft, musky peach-and-vanilla scent, this fragrance will make you want to cuddle up on the couch wearing a lived-in oversize sweater. Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Cashmere Glow one-ounce mini eau de toilette ornament ball, $15, at Bath & Body Works, locations throughout the city; visit
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Photograph: David ParfittAll of the makings for a luxuriously festive shower are packed into this compact box, which contains a travel-size foamy shower gel and lightweight body butter in one of three limited-edition seasonal scents: fruity cranberry, spicy ginger and warm vanilla. We were particularly delighted to discover that the loop the package hangs from is actually the handle of an exfoliating body pouf. The Body Shop Mini Shower & Moisture sets in Ginger Sparkle, Cranberry Joy and Vanilla Bliss, $10 each, at the Body Shop, locations throughout the city; visit
We wouldn’t mind waking up on Christmas morning to find this richly spiced elixir hanging from our tree. Don’t let the bottle’s diminutive size fool you: The gentle formula multitasks as a shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath, making it the ideal carry-on companion on your flight home for the holidays. Philosophy The Gingerbread Man ornament, $6, at
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Photographer: Eric T. WhiteBanish chapped lips while trimming your tree with this pucker-pampering duo. The gorgeously patterned cardboard tube contains pocket-size versions of Fresh’s cult Sugar Lip Polish, which sloughs off dry flakes using brown-sugar crystals, and moisturizing Sugar Passion crimson-tinted SPF15 balm. For best use, make sure to hang it near the mistletoe. Fresh Sugar Perfection ornament, $23, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit
Give the gift of soft skin with this dangling body duo from Israeli beauty brand Ahava, whose products are packed with Dead Sea minerals. The canister contains a nongreasy body lotion and a pomegranate-and-cherry-blossom–scented shower gel, both of which will leave your dermis feeling supremely smooth. Ahava Holiday Ornament, $10, at Ulta, 61-35 Junction Blvd between 62nd Dr and Horace Harding Expwy, Rego Park, Queens (718-699-9004,
Nail fiends will flip for this Christmasy polish, whose hexagonal red and green glitter chunks give new meaning to holiday sparkle. The clear lacquer is sheer enough to use as a dazzling top coat, but it’s just as fun to wear on its own (you’ll need about three coats). Sephora by OPI Good Tidings We Bling! nail polish ornament, $10, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit
This clean, seductive fragrance will give your olfactory senses a break from the richly spiced scents of the season. Whether you use the aerosol-powered body mist or glass flacon, the classic cologne’s notes of chocolate and musk will take you on a mental winter break. Ralph Lauren Fragrances Big Pony Red #2 men’s ornament set, $35, at

Trend watch: Beauty-product ornaments for holiday 2012

These beauty-product ornaments will help make both you and your Christmas tree look good.

By Cristina Velocci
One of the joys of Christmas in New York is decorating your tree. Beauty fiends can put a unique spin on theirs with these beauty-product ornaments from Sephora, Fresh, the Body Shop and Bath & Body Works, which also make for great stocking stuffers. Follow Cristina Velocci on Twitter: @cvelocci

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