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What can I put on the top of my holiday tree?

Asked by tinyfaery (42728points) November 29th, 2009

I am looking for something non-traditional. A star or angel is too religious and a snowflake in not appropriate either.

My winter holiday is called Giftmas. I thought maybe a gift-wrapped package ornament. Any other ideas?

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Ailia's avatar

How about a picture of your family on a gift-wrapped ornament?

gemiwing's avatar

How about one of those big handmade bows? Leave the trails flowing down the tree.

Aethelwine's avatar

Thinking outside of the box…. a disco ball?

cyn's avatar

a gift box?

absalom's avatar

Obviously a condom.


rangerr's avatar

A jellyfish!

avvooooooo's avatar

You can think of stars in a non-religious way. Other than that, the most preposterously wrapped small gift you can make.

absalom's avatar


With glasses!

wildpotato's avatar

Link. Check out Step 8! although I guess it is still an angel…
How about Yoda?
This and that are also nice.
Some people make flying spaghetti monster tree toppers.
For a more traditional winter-type theme, you could use a cute snowman.

Darwin's avatar

This person put a windvane rooster on top of theirs. And this article suggests:

An example of something you collect, such as three Beanie Babies tied together with a big bow,

Something you like, such as a dragon,

A reminder of someplace you have traveled, such as a model of the Eiffel Tower,

A representation of something you like to do, such as a motorcycle model if you ride or crossed mixing spoons if you cook or silk flowers if you garden,

An example of your favorite animal or mythological being, such as a lion, a cat, a phoenix, a fairy, or a dinosaur,

Or even a family member, possibly a laminated and trimmed photo of you and your wife.

Basically, you can put anything that fits and doesn’t weigh too much on top of your tree. Peacock feathers, glitter-covered pine cones, a big piece of gaudy jewelry, a decorated sugar cookie, a snow man made out of styrofoam balls, a piece of plastic fruit or a Carmen Miranda-type mass of fake fruit, a round ball in whatever color seems to sum up your tree, an origami creation made out of shiny paper, a favorite hat, a pretty scarf, a fancy sock, a glittery evening glove, just about anything you want.

This person made a felt Cthulhu to go on top of their tree. You could modify it to a jellyfish or even an octopus if you want.

Lightlyseared's avatar

a tiny faery

rangerr's avatar

@avvooooooo awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

avvooooooo's avatar

@rangerr Did you see the second picture? It LIGHTS UP!!!

airowDee's avatar

Sarah Palin`s book

jamielynn2328's avatar

We put a sombrero on the top of our tree. Any hat works though.

avvooooooo's avatar

@airowDee Only if you’re doing an irony tree. You could put that on there, things that glitter that aren’t gold… ; )

sliceswiththings's avatar

A reeeeally intricate ribbon bow. My brother and I have one we’ve been reusing for years; the smaller the present it’s on, the better. Best if you can’t even see the tree under it.

RedPowerLady's avatar

You might just go to Goodwill and see what speaks to you.

Giftmas, really? You mean because you give gifts not because you receive them right? ;P

icehky06's avatar

A picture of yourself

augustlan's avatar

One of my friends has a Santa themed tree, so she tops it with a Santa.

Aethelwine's avatar

@augustlan We have an old world Santa that sits on top of our tree. It’s been with us for 17 years now. Santa and snowmen is our theme. :)

tinyfaery's avatar

Snow…hahahaha. I’m trying to stay relevant to our lives. No snow here. ;)

Darwin's avatar

Personally, I generally opt for a pink flamingo or some other bird on the top of our tree (when we have one).

avvooooooo's avatar

@tinyfaery Yeah… The last time we had snow where I live was 20 years ago.

jca's avatar

i have a bird on top of mine – from the craft store. they have clips for feet.

tinyfaery's avatar

Update (especially for you @jca):

One of our fellow jellies sent me an awesome holiday tree topper—Buffy, dressed from the season 1 finale titled “Prophecy Girl”. The more I look at it the more I love it. I don’t have a way to share a picture. If you really want to see it, pm me. It can be arranged.

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