Bob Vila's Top 10 Christmas Tree Stands

Put something really special under your tree this year—a new stand. Whether store-bought or handmade, these stands are sure to keep your tree tall, proud, and beautiful all through the season.

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  1. Holiday Drum


    Encase the base of your tree in a festive holiday drum. With a jigsaw, some plywood, and the will to DIY, this cheerful stand can be yours! The colorful shape also provides a perch for presents and looks great surrounded with your wrapped gifts.

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  2. Rustic Charm


    Give your artificial tree the woodsy treatment by making a tree stand out of a stump. Just drill a hole the size of your tree's center post in the center of the stump and boom—your tree is back to nature.

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  3. Swivel Straight


    Straighten your tree effortlessly with the Swivel Straight stand, which makes setting up a tree by yourself a cinch. A foot-controlled lever lets you easily orient the tree just the way you want it, so you can move on to untangling those holiday lights! At The Home Depot; $59.97.

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  4. Traditional (and Tough)


    Dress your tree up all the way down to its trunk with a heavy-duty yet decorative base. Made of powder-coated cast iron, this classic stand will give your tree a very traditional feel. At Walmart: $74.99.


  5. Vintage With the Works


    Show off your tree in high retro style with a vintage Spincraft stand that not only rotates your tree, but plays holiday music as well. Online outlets and auctions are full of great examples of these heirloom stands. With a little careful shopping, you'll be able to conjure up Christmas past.

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  6. Red Star


    Dare to bare your Christmas tree stand—because you sure won’t want to hide this dramatic design under the boughs. Crafted of recycled aluminum and powder coated in your choice of four colors, this asymmetrical star will stand your tree up with style. At Horne; $194.95.

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  7. Auto-Stop Watering Stand


    Attach this stand’s base to your tree before placing it in the stand, and it will allow you to easily rotate the tree before finally securing it. With this highly functional stand's Auto-Stop Watering System, you can even water your tree from hip height, without ever overfilling it. At Brookstone; $99.99.

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  8. Omega


    Save yourself the stress of screws. The Omega tree stand uses clamps to hold the trunk in place, so you can easily set up a seven-foot tree all by yourself. Bring on the tinsel! At Wayfair; $56.12.


  9. Cinco Express


    Support a tree up to 10 feet tall with this large 10-inch Cinco tree stand. The two-gallon reservoir will keep your fresh tree hydrated while the push-pull ratchet system of stabilizing bolts will make the tasks of setting up and taking down your tree quicker and easier than ever before. At Christmas Tree Express; $29.95.

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  10. Pin Stand


    To set your tree in a pin stand, drill a single hole in the bottom of your tree’s trunk and slip it right over the pin. It’s a super simple design that makes setting your tree up a snap. Suitable for trees up to eight feet tall, this stand also has a water reservoir to keep your tree fresh.

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