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A star tree topper on top of a family's Christmas tree. Credit: Brizled

The Best Christmas Tree Toppers of 2022

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A star tree topper on top of a family's Christmas tree. Credit: Brizled

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Product image of Kurt Adler Illuminated Angel

Kurt Adler Illuminated Angel

This angel tree topper reminds people of their childhood Christmas trees. Read More

Pros

  • Nice detail
  • Included cone for attaching to tree

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Wings are fragile
Product image of Kurt Adler Rattan Treetop Star

Kurt Adler Rattan Treetop Star

This natural rattan treetop star is perfect if you’re looking to go with a rustic country-style theme this Christmas. Read More

Pros

  • Good size
  • Connects to other lights

Cons

  • Outdated incandescent bulbs
  • Base isn’t helpful
Product image of Kurt Adler Mickey Mouse Tree Topper

Kurt Adler Mickey Mouse Tree Topper

Perfect for the Disney family, this Mickey Santa is a great addition to top your Christmas tree. Read More

Pros

  • Poseable
  • Good size

Cons

  • Not lit
  • Some report scuffs
Product image of Brightown Projector Snowflake Tree Topper

Brightown Projector Snowflake Tree Topper

For a fancier tree topper, look no further than this beautiful snowflake topper that has a built-in projector to project snowflakes on your ceiling. Read More

Pros

  • Clear projection
  • Great look

Cons

  • May be noisy
Product image of Brizled LED Star Tree Topper

Brizled LED Star Tree Topper

This Christmas tree topper glimmers like a crystal, and the color changing LED makes it really special. Read More

Pros

  • Includes remote
  • 11 color changing options

Cons

  • Battery operated

Your Christmas tree is a focal point during Christmas—the place where your family will gather together and open thoughtful gifts. A place where you’ll create memories. That’s why finding the best Christmas tree topper is so important.

First used in the 18th century, Christmas tree toppers come in all shapes and sizes, so finding the best one for your 21st-century tree can be a bit of a daunting task. You may be looking for a star tree topper, a vintage angel, or something to fit a unique theme. Naturally, we did our due diligence to find the best Christmas tree toppers for your tree this holiday season.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

Product image of Kurt Adler Illuminated Angel
Kurt Adler Illuminated Angel

This classic angel topper from Kurt Adler comes with real feather accent winds and offers a nice glow throughout her dress. The figure holds two (incandescent) lit candles.

Coming in at 12 inches tall, this probably wouldn’t be a great choice if you usually go for tall trees, and you’ll want to keep the size in mind depending on your ceiling height. That aside, reviewers say that this angel looks just as good, if not better, in person. They also really like the fact that the hands and face are made of ceramic with nice detailing.

The tree topper attaches with a plastic cone underneath the angel’s dress, and is said to be sturdy and lightweight, so you won’t have to worry about adjusting it like some other heavier Christmas tree toppers.

This is a great replacement for angels that have seen a lot of holidays, and a lot of reviews mention that this tree topper reminds people of their childhood Christmas trees.

Pros

  • Nice detail

  • Included cone for attaching to tree

Cons

  • Expensive

  • Wings are fragile

Product image of Kurt Adler Rattan Treetop Star
Kurt Adler Rattan Treetop Star

Another pick from Kurt Adler, this natural rattan treetop star is perfect if you’re looking to go with a rustic country-style theme this Christmas. At 10 inches tall with a 50-inch brown lead wire, this tree topper can easily attach to other string lights being used on your tree. UL certified with clear incandescent bulbs, there are also four spare bulbs and one spare R41 fuse included.

We like that the base of this tree topper is green so you won’t have to worry about it sticking out in your Christmas display. That being said, reviews mention that the base is a bit shallow and flimsy, so you might have to come up with your own way to attach it to your tree.

Pros

  • Good size

  • Connects to other lights

Cons

  • Outdated incandescent bulbs

  • Base isn’t helpful

Product image of Kurt Adler Mickey Mouse Tree Topper
Kurt Adler Mickey Mouse Tree Topper

Perfect for families who love Disney, this Mickey Santa is a great addition to top your Christmas tree. This officially licensed Disney decoration is 10 inches tall, and his arms are easily poseable.

Unfortunately, this tree topper isn’t lit, so if that’s what you’re looking for, this wouldn’t be the choice. Some reviews mention receiving products that might have missed the quality check, resulting in scuffs and rogue pieces of glue, but it doesn’t seem like any of them have reached out to the company for help or a replacement.

The base of this tree topper gets mixed reviews, so it’s hard to say whether or not it’s very helpful. But if you’re looking for a Mickey, we’re sure you can’t do better than this one.

Pros

  • Poseable

  • Good size

Cons

  • Not lit

  • Some report scuffs

Product image of Brightown Projector Snowflake Tree Topper
Brightown Projector Snowflake Tree Topper

For a fancier tree topper, look no further than this beautiful snowflake topper, which has a built-in projector to project snowflakes onto your ceiling.

Easy to set up, this tree topper is said to be slightly heavy for the tops of some trees, so we wouldn’t recommend it for thinner trees. The projection also depends on the space between your tree and the ceiling, so if you want a decent display you’ll want to have at least three or four feet between the top of the tree and the ceiling. The projector is very clear and bright, according to reviews, but some mention that the motor might be a bit loud.

This tree topper is on the smaller side, measuring 9.6 inches tall, with a 7.8-foot lead.

Pros

  • Clear projection

  • Great look

Cons

  • May be noisy

Product image of Brizled LED Star Tree Topper
Brizled LED Star Tree Topper

For some added flair atop your Christmas tree, this star topper is a great pick. This Christmas tree topper glimmers like a crystal, and the color-changing LED makes it really special.

This tree topper is battery-operated and includes a remote so that you can control the 11 colors and modes. It’s also waterproof and durable, so it can work for both indoor and outdoor use, which we love.

Pros

  • Includes remote

  • 11 color changing options

Cons

  • Battery operated

Product image of Brightown Projection Star Tree Topper
Brightown Projection Star Tree Topper

This easy-to-use star tree topper measures 9.8 inches and has a long 7.8-foot lead cord, so you won’t have to be concerned about being able to plug it in.

Another built-in projector style, you can expect a cool animated snowflake effect with a projection area that reaches from 21 to 53 square feet. Reviewers like this tree topper because it comes just as described and is very pretty, despite the fact that the glitter does shed.

Unfortunately, this topper doesn’t come with a remote, and the star itself isn’t very brightly lit. There are also some complaints about the coverage area, but those seem to come from people who have it placed too close to the ceiling. Some reviews also mention that the motor’s a bit loud, but from the videos provided in reviews, we don’t see an issue.

Pros

  • Large projection area

  • Good size

Cons

  • No remote

  • Topper isn’t very bright

Product image of Luxspire 3D Geometric Star Christmas Tree Topper
Luxspire 3D Geometric Star Christmas Tree Topper

This 3D geometric christmas tree topper is perfect for anyone looking for something a bit more unique this holiday season. The 11-inch base gives most of the height, and the topper itself is just under 8 inches, but you’ll want to keep this in mind for your tree-to-ceiling ratio.

This star comes in a few different colors to match your specific theme and runs on two AA batteries. So there’s no cord to worry about. The on/off switch includes a timer, but there’s no remote, either, so you’ll have to reach to turn it on and off. That could be pretty annoying if you have a tall tree.

Reviews do mention that this topper is a bit heavy, but the spiral base is also said to be really sturdy. Another downside to this tree topper is that not all of the spires are lit, but this seems trivial.

Pros

  • Great price

  • Sturdy base

Cons

  • Heavy

  • Not all spires are lit

  • No remote

What to consider when picking a tree topper

Height

While some families opt for the tallest tree in the bunch, this can limit some of your tree topper options. For tree toppers that are tall or have projection abilities, you’ll want to make sure you have enough space between the tree and the ceiling for your topper to show off.

One way to combat this is to make sure that you can trim the top of your tree if necessary. Be sure to pay attention to dimensions like height before you commit to a certain style of tree topper, or you might be disappointed.

Shape

Part of the fun in picking out a Christmas tree is walking around and seeing all the different shapes that are available. Short and stout, tall and thin, or even the iconic Charlie Brown tree—there are so many options to choose from. Obviously, the look of your tree is important for a number of reasons, but what you probably don’t know is that it can also affect the look of your tree topper.

Fuller Christmas trees look great with a symmetrical star on top, while an angel or other elongated tree topper compliments narrow trees. Ultimately, the choice is yours, and if you like a certain look then there’s no wrong way to decorate your tree, but with these tips in mind you’ll be sure to have a better looking tree.

Weight

There are few things more annoying during Christmas than decorations you have to keep adjusting, and due to its location, tree toppers top the list. Some tree toppers will include a base that makes them easier to attach to the top of your tree, but that may not be enough for heavier tree toppers.

When looking for a new tree topper, you should keep in mind the weight of the topper and how it’s meant to attach to the tree. Otherwise, you’ll be spending time trying to engineer a solution.

This may be less important on artificial Christmas trees due to their makeup, but if you have a tall or less full tree, you might find that you run into issues with bulky tree toppers. This is also a good reason to take into consideration the shape of your tree before making a final selection.

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Ceara Perez-Murphy

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