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The “Cheesy” $5 Target Ornament That’s Flying Off the Shelves

published Dec 7, 2023
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‘Tis the season to deck the halls and decorate the tree — and 2023 is shaping up to be the year for food-lovers and cooks when it comes to holiday decor. From Sur La Table to IKEA, you can browse dozens of adorable holiday ornaments for every kind of eater and cook. But Target also has some of the cutest and most budget-friendly (we’re talking only $5!) options, including this whimsical glass blue cheese wedge ornament that you’ll definitely find dangling from my tree this year. 

The sparkly blue cheese from Target’s extensive collection is a bit sophisticated and totally unexpected amid the years-old reindeer and snowflakes on my tree. Plus, at only $5, I can get one for every fromage-lover on my list. At just under 4.5 inches tall, it can work on any festive decor setup, from a mini tree to a flocked kitchen garland.

Food-related decor has been on the rise in recent years, from hyperrealistic cereal bowl candles to fully functional food-themed furniture and lighting, people everywhere are loving surrounding themselves with slightly kitschy, delicious-looking goodies — and who can blame them? 

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It makes sense that edible-inspired home trimmings would make their way to the holiday season. Culinary ornaments are a delightfully campy way to express your strong food feelings, and I am all about that. Whether you want to turn your tree into a masterpiece of your favorite meals or you’re hunting for a unique gift for the foodie friend who’s always planning their next soup dumpling crawl, get to shopping because these popular ornaments are going fast. From nostalgic to hilarious, there’s something for everyone. 

If you’re looking for a universally beloved food ornament, you can’t go wrong with Target’s pepperoni pizza slice or sparkly hard-shell taco. For the bartender, check out Sur La Table’s highly detailed old-fashioned cocktail or vacation-ready pina colada, complete with a coconut cup and pineapple slice. Or to show off your sweet tooth, pick up an adorable pouch of Hostess Donettes or Starburst stack to hang from a frond. For the non-cook, how about a cheeky takeout container?

Whatever delights your taste buds, you’re likely to find a miniaturized, ornament-ized version to hang on your tree this year. Happy trimming!

Buy: Glass Blue Cheese Wedge Ornament, $5