Amazing Toppers for Your Christmas Tree
Let’s talk about the Christmas tree topper. They’re the cherry on top of a cake. The grilled cheese on top of a show-stopping lasagne. The fresh basil on top of a stone-baked pizza. The point we’re (badly) making is that they’re special.
They’re the finishing touch. And, the perfect way to add a personalised touch to your Christmas tree.
In this article, we’ve picked out 10 of the best, and our favourite, Christmas tree toppers. So, there is something for everyone and we can assure you that you will find the perfect tree topper for your home.
Christmas Tree Toppers
Tree toppers can take any form. You could stay traditional with an angel, fairy or star, an unusual statement, or even a beautiful bow. Or, even no tree topper at all.
We love to put our tree topper on at the very end, once the tree is fully decorated, and as a way to mark the start of the Christmas celebrations in our home. Whilst dancing around to Christmas songs, specifically rockin’ around the Christmas tree, at the same time.
In many homes, placing the tree topper on the crown of the tree is seen as an honour, and lucky. Sometimes, the father of the family or oldest member of the family will have this honour, and children who have left home will return for this family tradition.
It is such a wonderful tradition in many homes across the globe. But, how do you find the right tree topper for you and your home?
Well, there’s no right or wrong way. As with anything during the festive season. It’s about finding something that you love, that fits within your Christmas traditions and complements your festive home decor.
|If you’re looking for an artificial Christmas tree to complement your tree topper, take a look at our article on The Best Artificial Christmas Trees.|
What is the History of the Christmas Tree Topper?
An angel placed at the ‘crown’ of the tree dates back to the Victorian era, in the mid-1800s, when Queen Victoria was in reign. Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert, brought the first Christmas tree to Windsor Castle. This was a huge influence.
This tree was decorated with tinsel, ornaments, candles and angels. Christmas trees then became popularised all over the country as British citizens followed suit. And, what became fashionable in Britain was followed by the high society of the East Coast in the USA.
A photograph was published in the London News of the Royal Family standing around their Christmas tree with a Christmas angel as the tree topper. This publication alone caused the angel to become the most common Christmas tree topper.
Following this, in the 1870s, and with the growing power of the British Empire around the world, the Union Jack soon became the most popular Christmas tree topper.
What do Tree Toppers Symbolise?
There are many options for a tree topper however the most common and traditional toppers are an angel or fairy, or a star.
But what do these figures represent?
Angels represent the Christmas angel, Gabriel, from The Story of the Birth of Jesus in the Bible, and the significance of the angels which appeared in the sky-high above Bethlehem to excitedly announce the birth of Jesus Christ.
A star represents the bright star of Bethlehem which appeared in the sky to guide the Three Wise Men, again from the Story of the Birth of Jesus to Jesus’ birthplace.
However, nowadays, you can find pretty much any festive form as a tree topper. From ribbon and bows to cupcakes, to Santa Claus, to family photographs. Every home has a different approach to their tree topper, and that’s what makes them so special.
There may not be any tradition in these ‘new’ toppers, but this is where new traditions have made their way into family homes. And people add their own personality to the Christmas trees and festive decor.
And, that is what Christmas is all about. Mixing older traditions, with your own, newer traditions to create the perfect Christmas.
So, let’s take a look at the list of our best Christmas tree toppers.
Our Pick of the Best Christmas Tree Toppers
1. Gisela Graham Christmas White Gold Colour Glitter Tree Top Star Topper
This stunning star tree topper by Gisela Graham is traditional, yet modern with its white-gold scattered glitter.
With its matching cone, this star is the perfect accessory for your tree.
Dimensions: 23 x 17.5 x 5cm
2. Kurt Adler 14 Inch Fiberoptic Angel Tree Topper
This glittering Christmas angel is by one of our favorite designers, Kurt Adler.
The angel, with its wavy skirt and fiberoptic lights, can be the spotlight at the top of your tree.
Dimensions: 9.5 x 5.5 x 14 inches
3. The Christmas Workshop Gold & Cream 82050 Angel Tree Topper
This striking Christmas angel will certainly become the centrepiece for your Christmas tree.
We love the traditional look of this angel with its wings, and beautiful details.
The Christmas angel is available is seven different colours to complement the colours of your tree!
4. CVHOMEDECO. White Tree Top Star with Warm White LED Lights
This beautiful light-up Christmas tree topper adds a striking finish to any tree, complementing the fairy lights, and looks perfect during the cosy festive evenings.
The tree topper comes in a variety of different colours, including red, blue, gold and silver, to suit any home and colour scheme.
The best part is that there is a timer, so you can set it to turn on for 6 hours, and turn off for 18 hours. You just need 3 x AA batteries (not included) to get it started.
Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 2.75 Inch. The wire is 3.42 ft (41 Inch)
5. The Bradford Exchange – Thomas Kinkade ‘Holidays In Motion’ Tree Topper Decoration
This handcrafted and hand-painted tree topper is absolutely stunning, and the striking focal point for any Christmas tree.
Featuring Santa Claus sat in his sleigh packed full of Christmas gifts, and being pulled along by his eight reindeer, with festive bows and garlands running along the sleigh.
This tree topper circles around your tree on a golden spring, and includes a magnificent illuminated star to sit at the very crown of your tree.
Dimensions: Santa and his reindeers measure 10 inches (25.4 cm) in length. Star measures 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) in height
6. Large Red Christmas Bow Tree Topper
We love the simplicity of this red Christmas bow tree topper, which adds the perfect, yet modern, finishing touch to any tree.
Bows are such a festive and beautiful focal point at Christmas time.
This works best with a traditional red, gold and green colour scheme for your other ornaments on the tree.
Or, try adding smaller red bows to tie in with the large tree topper bow and bring the look together.
Dimensions: 31.4 x 12.9 inches
7. Kurt Adler Tree Topper Santa
This Santa Christmas tree topper makes the perfect change if you’re looking for something a bit different. Yet still staying elegant with the traditional Santa Claus.
With his dark red velour cost, and long white curly beard, this highly reviewed Santa will last for years and makes a great focal point for your tree.
8. Swarovski Christmas Tree Topper
This showstopper Christmas tree topper from Swarovski will add the wow-factor to any Christmas tree.
This tree topper is the best way to make your tree stand out with class and elegance. Perfect for any Christmas tree, or even as a gift.
Note: This tree topper is not suitable for anyone under the age of 15 due to its delicate features.
Dimensions: 7.75 x 3 x 3 inches
9. Plush Snowman Christmas Tree Topper
10. The DIY Floral Arrangement Christmas Tree Topper
This bouquet tree topper is truly beautiful with its assortment of colours for any contemporary Christmas theme.
We love that this bouquet comes in two other flowers and colours. There is a Magnolia tree topper and a gold tree topper so you can find one that really complements your colour scheme and taste.
Dimensions: 17 x 6 x 2 inches
Christmas Tree Topper – Our Closing Thoughts
And there we are. Our list of the best Christmas tree toppers. We hope this has given you some great ideas for your Christmas tree topper.
And remember, you don’t have to stay traditional. There are no rules at Christmas time. If you want to decorate with something more contemporary, and personal, then do it! It really is the finishing touch.
Whichever Christmas tree topper you choose, make it special.
So, who will be putting the cherry on top of your Christmas tree this year?
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