There's something about decorating for the holidays that always brings out major feelings of nostalgia. Of course, new holiday decor trends come up each year—everything from ornaments with a sense of humor to bold black Christmas trees—but sometimes the decorations from the past simply can't be matched. So, when old favorites regain popularity, it's seriously exciting. Tabletop ceramic Christmas trees are one of those decor pieces that are making a comeback, so if you're looking to give your holiday atmosphere a fun, retro feel, they're just what you need.
Ceramic Christmas trees first became a trend back in the late '60s and early '70s, according to TODAY, but then largely fell out of style by the time the '80s rolled around. If you happen to have any originals from back in the day, they might earn you a pretty penny (check out eBay, and you'll see them go for a few hundred dollars!)—if you're willing to part with them, that is. But, if you wish you had that retro feel but don't want to track down a vintage piece or pay that much, not to worry. You can find new versions at all your favorite retailers at much more affordable price points. Ahead, check out our favorite vintage-inspired ceramic trees, including colorful picks (hello, rose gold!) and a kit to personalize your own.
Keep it traditional with a green tree, lit with multi-color bulbs and topped with a white star.
If you're looking for classic but smaller, this mini version is just what you need.
Incorporating metallics into your holiday set up this season? Go for this silver ceramic tree—it will fit right in.
Nothing says holiday glam quite like white and gold, especially when combined with the soft cozy, glow of white lights.
Go full-on flashy glitz with this all-gold tree topped with colorful lights.
A splash of color adds an extra element of fun, like this pastel pink tree.
Round multi-color lights look like adorable little gumdrops on this white mini tree.
The rose gold trend isn't going anywhere any time soon, and this ceramic tree is proof it can even work for the holidays.
Who needs candy canes when you can have a peppermint candy-inspired tree to add some kitschy, festive flair?
They may not look like the ceramic trees of yesteryear, but this modern take on a classic is certainly cozy. Instead of built-in bulbs, these get their glow from little tea lights.
For those who are more into spooky season than the winter holidays, this Halloween Christmas tree ought to do the trick.
Similarly, this Halloween-centric tree features a pumpkin topper, all-black "leaves," and a base that reads "Trick or Treat."
Yes, there's even a candy corn-inspired ceramic tree you can display all throughout fall and winter. Or, just if your favorite colors happen to be this sunny combo.
If none of the color schemes above appeal to you, don't worry—you can DIY your own pretty easily, thanks to this ceramic tree kit! It comes in 11-inch, 13-inch, and 18-inch heights. Note: It doesn't come with paint, so you have to buy your own acrylics!
For a more unique take, this pink ceramic Christmas cactus is a sweet twist on the classic concept.