We put up a Christmas tree and hang wreaths and stockings as part of your Christmas decorating each year. But, many of us are overlooking the most potent symbol of the season, the Nativity. Nativity sets come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. They also are made from materials as different as porcelain and wood. This means that there is a unique nativity set out there for every style and taste. While most of us will buy one for our own homes, a set could also be an excellent gift for a new homeowner.
We wanted to round up some truly remarkable nativity sets that go beyond the ubiquitous. Some sets have just a few characters while others come with a whole cast that includes animals. We have some truly fabulous ones to share with you and know that you will want to grab one to add to your holiday decor. Find the right one below.
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$350 at the time of publication.
This nativity set comes with 14 pieces that include those cute animals and dazzling stars. This is such an elegant and understated set that we imagine many people will fall in love with.
$92 at the time of publication.
This charming set from Kurt Adler features white and blue porcelain. It comes with 11 figures. There’s so much green and red this time of year, it’s nice to have a change of pace with this blue option.
$125 at the time of publication.
If clean, simple lines are your thing, we have just the nativity set for you. This is a very unique take that finds minimalist figurines gathered around the baby Jesus. There are nine figures in total and that includes the radiant star.
$70 at the time of publication.
This nativity set from Vita Domi is one of the most whimsical on the list. It’s a very cute scene that reads as humble thanks to the wood material used to craft it. It comes with 9 figures and a set that houses them (also called a creche).
$100 at the time of publication.
If you’re looking for something a bit more detailed and maximalist, this beautifully intricate set could be the perfect fit. Each piece (there are 13 total) is hand-painted which makes this set truly special.
$40 at the time of publication.
Here’s a great small set for kids. The figures are about 2″ tall so use caution with younger children. We love their simple shape and painted designs.
$110 at the time of publication.
How about this gorgeous silhouette? This is an extremely unique nativity set that uses lights or candles from behind to illuminate the scene. It’s made with black, metal figurines that are attached to a humble, wooden base. How beautiful!
$111 at the time of publication.
This handsome set comes with fewer figures than some of the others but it is still a great size, standing at 14″ tall. We all want to see ourselves reflected in the nativity and this set does just that.
$165 at the time of publication.
Wow! Take a look at all of the intricate detail in this remarkable nativity set. Through illustrations worked into the costumes of the figures, the piece tells a fuller story of Jesus’s birth. It comes with 9 pieces and each was handcrafted and painted.
There you go! We hope you found the right nativity set for your home or to give a loved one. These charming sets will become your most cherished holiday decorations!
- 1 Willow Tree Nativity Starter Figures with The Three Wisemen Plus Metal Stars
- 2 Kurt Adler Porcelain Nativity Set
- 3 Porcelain Origami Nativity
- 4 Vita Domi Nativity Set
- 5 TOETOL Nativity Set
- 6 Wooden Peg Doll Nativity Set
- 7 Black Metal Nativity Scene with Wood Base
- 8 UniverSoul Gifts Unto Us a Child is Born
- 9 Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Stone Resin Nativity Set
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