If your traditional tree-topper is looking a bit worse for wear, then why not replace it this year with a spangly new one? We’re no longer restricted to simple stars or angels, but they remain – overwhelmingly – the most popular designs. Here are our five favourite Christmas tree toppers, each of them certain to brighten up your festive centrepiece – and all available from an online retailer near you.
Tales of the Maharaja Pinnacle Tree Topper in Red – £15, John Lewis
We start off with something slightly different – part of a rich range inspired by classical Indian dance (we’re especially fond of the lion and leopard’s heads baubles!), the John Lewis Tales of the Maharaja Christmas tree topper is made from glass with a shiny red finish and has been finished with an ornate glittering gold pattern and a generous amount of diamantes. It’s 33cm high and 8cm in diameter.
Light Up Wooden Tree Topper – £20, Linea
An unusual design, now, that manages to be both rustic and sparkling: ,Linea’s Christmas tree star is made from thin and randomly-sized strips of wood shaped into a three-dimensional star shape. The design has been painted with silver glitter detailing and is affixed to a spring-like wire base that will grip to your tree without fuss. Its soft LED lights add to the magic and are powered by two AA batteries.
Glitter Fairy Tree Topper – £14.99, Gisela Graham
Already a bestseller, the fairy tree topper from Gisela Graham will add traditional charm to your tree. This beautiful angel is 28cm high and wears a shimmering white dress with a full skirt and a frost-like finish that perfectly matches her glistening wings…and she carries a snowflake-shaped wand in her left hand. She’s made from resin and will add a real touch of magic to your Christmas decor.
Christmas Tree Topper Figurine – £99, Swarovski
If only the best will do then you might want to check out this rather astonishing Christmas tree topper from Swarovski, no less! The tapered, curvy, conical-type design is made from clear crystal glass and has been decorated with smaller, glittering crystals at its widest points. At over 27cm high, it’s 7.3cm in diameter and is a real statement – though at just short of a hundred quid, it doesn’t come cheap!
Jewel Snowflake Tree Topper – £12.50, M&S
We finish with a simple design that’s as stylish and timeless as you’d expect from the High Street favourite: M&S’s jewel Christmas tree topper, which is a boutique-style piece formed in the shape of a snowflake. At a petite 8.5cm high and 6cm wide, it is made from a gold-toned metal studded with plastic gems and will happily sit atop your tree for very many Christmases to come!