The Cutest Gnome Decor for a Nordic-Style Holiday Look

A folklore favorite from Scandinavian tradition brings festive charm and holiday magic to your seasonal decor.

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November 11, 2021

Gnomes have taken over the holiday and winter scene. I don't have a single friend or family member that doesn't have at least one gnome tucked in a Christmas tree, guarding the front door or sitting on the mantel. They add just the right amount of whimsy and cheer to your holiday decor.

These elfin fellows with their long beards and pointy hats can be found on almost anything, from sheets and pillows to doormats and ornaments, and they're available in a wide range of hues — bright greens and red, muted neutrals or tone-on-tone palettes. We've found some of the best and cutest Christmas gnomes you need to add to your holiday decorating this season.

From $79
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These are a personal fave of mine and stayed on my bed from Thanksgiving to February last year. Super soft and made of 100 percent organic cotton, the fairytale forest gnome sheets are a surefire way to bring winter charm to your bed.

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Paired with ceramic or natural wood trees, this all-white gnome is a charming addition to any of your holiday decor. His extravagant beard takes center stage and is highlighted by Scandinavian-style knits.

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Hold that door please! Weighted with glass beads to help him stand upright, this simple Scandinavian gnome is both decorative and functional. Dressed in soft neutrals, the gnome doorstop can grace your door long after the presents are opened.

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Countdown to Christmas Day with this black-and-white Advent calendar. Each pocket is embroidered with a snowy village house, and a red-hatted petite gnome bounces from pocket to pocket as it gets closer to the big day. Fill each pocket with treats and little gifts for a special surprise each day.

$29.50 (Set of 4)
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These adorable little guys let everyone know where to sit for Christmas dinner. The hand-painted gnome place card holders are cast of earthenware and come in a set of four. When they're not on table duty, spread them throughout your home with little notes of cheer.

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Deck your mantel, your walls or your tree with this delightful gnome garland. Each garland is six feet in length and has seven gnomes and six pom-poms. Layer with greenery for a festive Christmas display.

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Add folksy flair to your sofa or bed with this gnome-shaped pillow. Bright and cheerful, the Santa-like gnome has a fluffy Sherpa beard and navy-and-red outfit.

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Take your gnome love outside, and add this welcoming inflatable to your front yard. Easy to set up, the eight-foot-tall design self-inflates once you plug it in and is lit with LEDs. The joyful gnome outside his treehouse greets guests and people driving by with festive cheer.

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Welcome everyone into your home with a trio of gnomes decked out in buffalo-check hats. The curling cursive script offers glad tidings for the season, and the natural coir fiber will withstand winter weather conditions and keep snow and rain at bay.

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On the hunt for a one-of-a-kind gift? Personalize this wood sign with the family's name or a holiday saying and select how many gnomes you want to be displayed (up to six).

From $20.95
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If holiday crafting is your jam, order this play-on-words stencil to paint onto a wood board. The stencil is made from reusable mylar, so you can create one sign for yourself or throw a fun craft night for a group to paint their own welcoming board.

Photo Courtesy Etsy | GlowGirlCraftArt

These personalized ornaments double as sweet gift tags and then hang on your tree for the rest of this season (and next!). Choose from four hat patterns, including two plaids, candy canes and snowflakes.

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