The 15 best Christmas tree toppers of 2021

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  • Placing a tree topper on your Christmas tree is always the finishing touch when decorating.
  • For more tree decor ideas, check out our guides to the best holiday lights and best tree skirts.
  • Retailers like CB2, Wayfair, Target, and Etsy have a huge library of tree toppers of all kinds.
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A Christmas tree topper holds a special place in holiday decorating. It's the crowning touch to the centerpiece of the season, the Christmas tree.

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to Christmas decorations, so we rounded up Christmas tree toppers for a variety of tastes. From classic options like gold stars and porcelain angels to unique custom and food-shaped toppers, there's a little something for everyone.

Here are the best Christmas tree toppers you can buy:

Best star Christmas tree toppers
Image of a gold wire star from CB2 on the top of a Christmas tree for best Christmas tree topper in 2021

There's nothing more classic than a star atop your Christmas tree. It's a long-standing tradition to place a bright gold star on the highest branch when you've wrapped up decorating a tree with lights, ornaments, and other Christmas decorations.

We picked out several options for gold stars that are simple but elegant.

Worth looking at:

Brass Star Tree Topper (small)Star Tree Topper (small)Glitter Gold 3D Star Christmas Tree Topper (small) Best angel Christmas tree toppers
Close up image of a Balsam Hill angel tree topper, best Christmas tree topper 2021

You may have memories of seeing an angel on the top of your grandma's Christmas tree. Another common option for a Christmas tree topper, angels are often made of porcelain or ceramic. If you're looking for a more durable angel tree topper, we also found a wired option that won't break as easily. 

Worth looking at:

Angel Christmas Tree Topper (small)Lit Angel Holding Trumpet Tree Topper Gold (small)Christmas Angel Tree Topper (small) Best Santa Christmas tree toppers
Image of a living room with a tree decorated and a knit santa hat on the top of the tree for best Christmas tree toppers in 2021

A Santa Claus tree topper is a cute way to adorn your tree, especially if you have kids. There are plenty of options for budget and mid-range priced Santa-themed Christmas tree toppers from Pottery Barn and Amazon. However, if you're looking for a more sophisticated Santa topper, Balsam Hill has a few elegant Santas.

Worth looking at:

10-Light Burgundy and Brown Santa Treetop (small)Jolly Saint Nick Tree Topper (small)Knit Santa Hat Tree Topper (small) Best personalized Christmas tree toppers
Image of a custom monogrammed snowflake for best Christmas tree toppers in 2021

A personalized tree topper could be the sweetest gift for newlyweds or for a family. Etsy has a huge library of customizable Christmas tree toppers that range from monogrammed options to family photos on a topper. 

Worth looking at:

Personalized Family Name Wire Tree Topper (small)Monogram Letter Snowflake Christmas Tree Topper (small)Photograph Family Star Topper (small) Best unusual Christmas tree toppers
Image of a tree topper depicting a cat wearing a santa hat for best christmas tree toppers in 2021

There are certainly some creative and unique options for those who don't want a traditional tree topper. From food to animal-themed toppers, there's plenty to choose from. We even found a tree topper featuring your dog's or cat's breed on it. 

Worth looking at:

Unlit Mini Treetop Glitter Unicorn Head (small)Personalised Cat Breed Tree Topper (small)Personalised Dog Breed Tree Topper (small) Check out our other holiday decorating guides
Puleo International artificial Christmas tree
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