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Christmas Tree Toppers

Christmas tree toppers add a festive finishing touch to any tree display. Whether you’re going for a traditional look or prefer a more modern design, Balsam Hill offers heirloom-quality pieces that suit any decorating theme.

What Is the Most Popular Christmas Tree Topper?

Christmas tree star toppers are the most popular ones you’ll find across the globe. They range from the classic 5-point star to more elaborate designs and are usually fitted with a mounting pole base. However, there are other variations to match your theme of choice. Here are some common options:

  • Angel Christmas tree toppers are elegant figurines dressed in richly coloured robes made with luxurious materials. Their conical base typically fits the shape of treetops.
  • Bouquet tree toppers are arrangements composed of nature-inspired elements such as faux flowers, berries, leaves, assorted foliage, and sometimes decorated with sparkly details for an enchanting effect.
  • Christmas figure tree toppers feature well-loved characters like Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer as festive accents for your Christmas tree.
  • Oversized bow tree toppers are made of decorative fabric or ribbons artfully arranged to make a stylish statement on top of your Christmas centrepiece.
  • Finial Christmas tree toppers are elongated decorations placed at the top of the tree. These pair well with contemporary-themed decorations.

How Do You Choose a Tree Topper?

When choosing Christmas tree toppers, go through the following steps to ensure you find the right match for your display:

  • Take note of your ceiling height

It’s important to have enough space between the tip of your tree topper and the ceiling. To make sure you get the right size, first measure the distance between the top of your tree and the ceiling. Subtract six inches from that measurement. The difference is the maximum height of the topper you should get.

  • Determine your decorating theme

Your topper should complement the overall theme of your Christmas tree decorations. Classic pieces such as angels, stars, or Christmas figures are great choices for a traditional display. Meanwhile, contemporary and modern decorating themes usually look best with toppers with sleek designs.

  • Consider the height and profile of your Christmas tree

The size of your topper should also be proportional to that of your tree. If you have a standard-sized tree measuring up to 230 centimetres tall, opt for a small tree topper. On the other hand, a large topper is ideal for taller Christmas trees that make a statement. Go for a star, angel, or bow topper for full-shaped trees and complement slim trees with elegant toppers.

  • Check the weight of the topper

Lightweight tree toppers are usually made of paper, plastic, fabric, or fabric composites. On the other hand, heavier toppers are often made from metal, glass, or shells. These may bend the branches of your treetop or fall off without enough support. Also, consider that light-up tree toppers may contain batteries or additional wiring that could contribute to their weight and balance.

How Do You Secure a Christmas Tree Topper?

Balsam Hill offers a durable, yet stylish extension set that gives additional support for your tree topper. Our extension kit comes with a thick gauge metal rod, extra green- and white-coloured branch tips for added fill, and plastic zip ties to keep your topper secure until it’s time to disassemble.

A well-chosen tree topper pulls the whole look of your decorated tree together. Complete your decorating set with our wide assortment of Christmas collectibles and premium home décor.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What types of Christmas tree toppers are available?

Balsam Hill offers a wide selection of Christmas tree toppers and finials, including traditional star toppers, angel toppers, and more. We also offer a variety of sizes and colours to suit any Christmas tree theme and decorating style.

What is the purpose of a Christmas tree topper?

Traditionally, the Christmas tree topper symbolizes the Star of Bethlehem, which according to the biblical account, guided the Three Wise Men to the manger where Jesus was born.

Are Christmas tree toppers necessary?

While most designers would agree that a topper isn't necessary to "top" off your Christmas tree, many believe a tree looks incomplete without one.

What are the benefits of using a Christmas tree finial?

Christmas tree finials are a great way to create a festive look and draw the eye to the top of the tree. Finials also help to balance the overall look of the tree and can be used to add a touch of sparkle and shine.

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