20 Nativity Sets to Put on Display This Christmas

Your mantle will thank you.

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With all the craziness of the holidays, it's sometimes hard to remember what it's really about. So celebrate the story of Christmas by proudly displaying a nativity set in your home. From simple and traditional to ones that you can easily DIY, there's a set here for everyone.

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Wayfair
Holy Family Nativity Set
wayfair.com
$27.99

This small, yet beautiful, nativity set includes three individual pieces: Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus. It has a traditional design and color scheme, so it's perfect if you're looking for some no-frills decor.  

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Napco
Angel Nativity Scene
macys.com
$31.99

Add this small nativity scene to your coffee table or fireplace mantel for a special touch of Christmas. It's extremely detailed, too — complete with a star and an angel holding a banner that reads "Hallelujah!"

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Willow Tree
Hand-Painted Nativity Sculptures
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$75.50
$58.60 (22% off)

These beautiful, hand-painted sculptures were originally designed by artist . Certain pieces (like the creche that's pictured) are sold separately, but you can purchase a six-piece set that includes Mary, Joseph, a shepherd, a donkey, and two sheep.

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Melissa & Doug
Classic Wooden Nativity Set
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$28.98

Looking for a kid-friendly set? These sturdy, wooden pieces are perfect for little ones' hands (it's safe for ages 4 and up). The set even includes a retelling of the Christmas story, so you can teach your kids in a hands-on way. 

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MeckoDesigns
Rustic Nativity Set
etsy.com
$95.00

This complete nativity set has everything you need (read: 13 figurines and a large stable) to visually display the Christmas story. You can even purchase the unfinished option if you'd rather sand and stain the wood yourself so it matches your other furniture

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Fisher-Price
Fisher-Price Nativity Set
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$45.12

By pressing down on the angel, kids can make this nativity set light up and play "Away in the Manger." It's the perfect way for them to learn about the Christmas story with toys that blend in with their others.  

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Target
Pageant Nativity Set
target.com
$45.49

This teeny, tiny nativity set will fit in even the most cramped apartments. It measures just three inches at its tallest point, but it doesn't skimp on the details. 

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Rusted Orange Craftworks Co.
Metal Nativity Set
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$70.00
$29.99 (57% off)

The metal figures in this handmade nativity set are ideal for houses with modern or industrial themes. Each piece comes flat, so you just have to bend the bottom so they can stand straight. 

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SacredGifts4U
Carved Wood Nativity Set
etsy.com
$9.00

Olive wood from the Holy Land is the material use for these sculptures, but trees are never cut down in order to use it. The wood is bound to have small imperfections, but it gives a natural, rustic appeal. 

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LayersOnTheJourney
Nativity Tea Light Set
etsy.com
$38.00

You won't have to worry about your nativity set breaking with these felt-covered LED tea lights. Each of the 11 pieces has an embroidered design and its own on/off switch so you can choose when to save the battery (even though they'll last for up to 100 hours!).

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Transpac Imports, Inc.
JOY Nativity Set
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$34.95

Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph are each perched on separate letters that spell out the word "Joy." You could even keep this high-quality set on display after Christmas is over. 

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SzkloGlass
Stained Glass Nativity Set
etsy.com
$50.00

Hand-cut pieces of glass (representing Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, and the like) are positioned in slabs of wood to take the place of traditional figurines. It's modern, minimalistic, and actually really cool. 

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Target
Children's Nativity Set
target.com
$15.00

This wooden set is from Target's holiday collection called . The fun colors and round shapes make it great for children to play with year after year. 

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Wayfair
Ceramic Nativity Set
wayfair.com
$21.99

This nine-piece set is made out of ceramic, which leaves each figurine with a glossy finish. It measures less than six inches on each side, so it's perfect if you need a set to fit in a small area. 

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CrochetToPlay
Crochet Nativity Set
etsy.com
$8.99

If you're feeling crafty, you can make your own nativity set with these crochet patterns. Upon purchasing, you'll be able to instantly download a PDF with the patterns and instructions for each figure. 

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Keleas
Nativity Wreath
etsy.com
$65.99

A wooden nativity scene, burlap bow, and bundle of greenery make for the one of the best Christmas wreath ideas. You can hang it anywhere you'd like, but the front door sounds like a great choice.

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UrbanForestWood
DIY Nativity Set
etsy.com
$10.95

Grab some and your kids will be able to put this wooden nativity puzzle together in just a few minutes. Etsy seller  can even do custom engravings if you want to personalize yours. 

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Teak Isle
Outdoor Nativity Set
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$169.99

Make a statement in your front yard this Christmas with this simple, but stunning nativity scene. With a single spotlight at night, the white silhouettes will stand out. 

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Target
Porcelain Nativity Set
target.com
$79.99

This gorgeous white and gold nativity set is made out of porcelain, so it's an excellent gift and one that can be passed down from generation to generation for a long time. 

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ScriptureShadows
Shadow Puppet Nativity Set
etsy.com
$61.95

The days of casting shadow puppets with only your hands are over. These wooden nativity puppets cast detailed shadows on any wall with some help from your phone's flashlight. The 12-piece set comes with a story summary so kids can act it out with their puppets.

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