12 Tabletop Christmas Trees We Love for Holiday Decorating
Deck the halls at home with these small-size Tannenbaums—in wood, ceramic, glass, or zinc—for the mantel or dinner table.
In any holiday home, you'll find a well-dressed Christmas tree. Our idea of a winter wonderland? It's on a smaller scale with tabletop trees: A whole forest of these rainbow-hued pines, lacquered snow-white ceramic balsams, or fuzzy-to-the-touch firs can make the perfect addition to your holiday display. Designers have crafted them in all shapes and sizes, so they appeal to any style of holiday décor. Traditionalists will be charmed by handcrafted wooden ones in Old-World style and bottlebrush trees of nostalgia, while a sleek glass-blown spruce or milk glass conifer in a muted palette is something any modernist can appreciate. This year, they're coming in colors as far as the eye can see—lush evergreen, blush rose, candy-inspired pastels, and modern neutrals. Plus, with their handcrafted design, they have modern looks to spare.
Plant your trees next to a village of miniatures to create a magical scene or cluster them together on your fireplace mantel, buffet, or dining room table, and you'll have an enchanting woodland. And, of course, many people's style of tree varies from year to year, whether you're inspired by the nature outside your window or an heirloom tied to family memory. Adorn yours the way you would a Christmas tree of traditional size with ornaments and string lights. While most of them are delicate, others are built to withstand the winter elements in outdoors (meaning, they'll charm neighbors from the front porch). Here, we've rounded up some of our favorites, small as they may be, that are filled with big holiday spirit.
Evoke the peaceful scene of a snow-laden forest with these miniature beauties, handcrafted in Farmhouse Pottery's Vermont studio. Mix and match gold and silver balsams along with towering firs, or spring for the complete Enchanted Forest set, which includes a whole spread of ceramic trees, plus a few wooden varieties.
Shop Now: Farmhouse Pottery Ceramic Winter Forest, from $32, food52.com.
From one of the most notable glassmakers of New England, Simon Pearce, these icy spruces and evergreens last long after the holidays to bring nature inspired décor to your home all year long. What's more, they catch the winter light beautifully.
Shop Now: Simon Pearce Glass Trees, from $70, simonpearce.com.
For a modernist, a trio of these colored triangles trimmed in shiny gold form a sleek silhouette that's perfect for the holidays.
Shop Now: CB2 Flash Milk Glass Trees, from $29.95, cb2.com.
Skilled Indian artisans carefully cut, shape, and fold each of these trees by hand. Because they're made of paper, a single tree is as simple to assemble (just unfold and clasp together via a small magnet) as it is to lay flat for easy storage.
Shop Now: West Elm Accordion Paper Trees, starting from $25, westelm.com.
If you're more of a traditionalist, the bottlebrush trees are a longtime favorite. Holiday designer Cody Foster presents a whole forest of these rainbow-hued pines in modern style. Plant them your trees next to a mini house or cluster them together for a whimsical lil' woodland on display.
Shop Now: Cody Foster Modern Bottlebrush Trees, $50 for six, food52.com.
Feathery and Fuzzy
Like all of Stephen Brown's creations, these decorative trees evoke a whimsical wonderland. Each one is hand-painted, dyed, and brushed in gold leaf. Plus, they all come in Seussian colors—turquoise, mint, and coral.
Shop Now: Glitterville Studios Fuzzy Tree, $50, glitterville.com.
Old World Charm
In Old-World style, these trees double as tabletop scenes featuring laser-cut wood designs accented in snowy glitter. Encircling a trio of woodland deer or Santa pulling a present-laden sleigh, these LED-lit beauties bring handcrafted appeal to your seasonal display.
Shop Now: World Market Wood Winter Tree Scene LED Light Up Decor, $29.98 for two, worldmarket.com.
Crafted by artisans, these Scandinavian-inspired evergreens thread acacia wood branches on black iron uprights topped with sweet stars. Display the trees on their own or festooned with favorite ornaments.
Shop Now: Crate and Barrel Tannenbaum Ornament Trees, from $59.95, crateandbarrel.com.
A tree sprouting up indoors, sparkling with lights, always looks magical. But the illustrious example here has a fairy-tale wonder all its own. This pre-lit crystal tree offers a glowing addition to your seasonal decorations.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn Pre-Lit Snowy Crystal Tree, Brown with White Crystals, from $49.50, potterybarn.com.
Even unlit, they look as lovely as the vintage classics that inspired them. This trio of trees is made of mercury glass, which is double-walled blown glass with the golden coloring layered between the two thin walls.
Shop Now: Grandin Road Mercury Glass LED Gold Tree, $89.50 for three, grandinroad.com.
Paint a picture of icy elegance with tabletop trees that shimmer and shine. On these tabletop trees, the branches sprout with crystal and pearl beads that catch the light to create a dazzling display.
Shop Now: Balsam Hill Crystal and Pearl Champagne Tree, from $79, balsamhill.com.
Nostalgic villages take shape on the mantel or below the tree with this Concordville collection of zinc structures, including these hand-crafted pine trees.
Shop Now: Terrain Concordville Zinc Pine, from $48, shopterrain.com.