Imade some special Christmas balls for some of my family and friends. Years ago I made a bunch of these and sold them at Craft fairs. I have since heard from people that received them and was told how special they are to see each year.
After Christmas when everything goes on sale, buy some boxes of silver and gold balls. Cover each one with organza tied around the neck. Gather some lace around the neck and stitch a bow with beads, bells or charms.
I've also made these without the organza covering using clear balls instead. Then used a paint pen to put names or dates on each one to personalize.