10 Festive Christmas Trees You’ll Love for Less Than $300
You don’t have to spend a small fortune for an incredible tree. Light displays, full foliage, and realistic needles can all be had for less than you might think.
Before you look at the number of branch tips on a tree, what type of lights it has, or whether the needles are flat or molded, you look at the price. As pretty as some trees may be, no tree is worth emptying your bank account. That’s why we’ve curated this list of the best artificial Christmas trees under $300—many of which the Bob Vila team has tested! These trees offer a variety of sought-after features, from hinged branches for easy setup to dazzling light display options to natural-looking foliage and more. Whether you fancy a flocked fir or a blue spruce, this list has something for just about everyone.
It’s hard to find a more lifelike tree at a more reasonable price than the National Tree Company’s 6.5-foot downswept tree. This beautiful tree features molded needles for a natural look and 650 glowing white lights to add a warm and festive touch to any room in your home. In our test, we appreciated that its hinged branches drop down for a quick setup and are sturdy enough to hold heavy ornaments without sagging. When the holiday season ends, the hinged branches easily fold back up for convenient storage.
This 7.5-foot noble tree from Home Accents Holiday features a whopping 1,200 color-changing LEDs for a glittering display. It also comes with a remote control to change the light display to one of eight settings. In our tests, we found this tree easy to set up, thanks in part to the light connections built into the “trunk.” With its molded needles, the tree’s realistic appearance is the next best thing to the real thing.
Reminiscent of trees from a bygone era, this 7.5-foot GE Christmas tree features large, colorful C7 light bulbs. But unlike C7s of Christmas past, these are LEDs, so they should last through a few holidays before requiring a change. They also connect through the “trunk” of the tree, so you don’t have to dig through the tree to find the right receptacle. In addition to the festive lights, this tree boasts beautifully molded needles, designed to mimic the look of a real noble fir.
This 9-foot partially flocked tree comes decorated with pine cones and berries, imparting a delicate, snowy, holiday-ready look without being overwhelming. It features a four-point stand that extends to the uppermost branch, which keeps the tree pencil-straight and sturdy. This Best Choice Products spruce tree is available in four sizes, and the 9-foot version has 450 uniformly distributed warm white lights, which is more than enough to illuminate the tree.
With a slightly imperfect but natural-looking charm, the Puleo International aspen fir brings the outdoors inside for Christmas with its lifelike molded needles and bark-like “trunk.” In our tests, this tree’s hinged branches made for easy setup and takedown. This fir’s sturdy boughs also easily held the heavy ornaments we placed on it. To top it all off, 250 clear lights brighten this elegant tree and cast a warm glow on any room where it’s placed.
This Brighton spruce can infuse any space with holiday cheer, thanks to its 500 color-changing LED lights and eight lighting functions. Molded needles and wispy, long branches lend a lifelike appearance to this elegant tree. A base width of 50 inches and 1,703 branch tips provide a lush silhouette and beautiful backdrop for all of your cherished ornaments.
Available in three sizes, this delightfully festive blue spruce from National Tree Company is sure to amp up the holiday charm in any home. With a stunningly realistic look, the 7.5-foot-tall tree comes prelit with 550 white lights and includes a stand for a convenient setup. Deliver fuss-free cheer for years to come with this classic, full-bodied option from National Tree Company.
Creating the perfect canvas for your own lighting display, this unlit Dunhill fir is a great value. It’s available in sizes from 4 to 14 feet to suit a variety of rooms, homes, and lifestyles. We have tested both the 7.5-foot and 9-foot versions of this tree. Each time we were impressed with the fullness of the branches, the natural silhouette of the tree, and the simplicity of setting it up. Its sturdy boughs easily held up heavy ornaments as well as lights. The Dunhill fir makes an excellent budget-friendly option for anyone who wants a taller tree.
This Puleo International Portland pine pencil tree can make any space a festive winter wonderland, thanks to its ample, snowy white flocking. In our tests, this slender but sturdy tree stood up to shaking and bumping, and despite its narrow profile, its foliage was full. The Puleo International flocked pencil pine is a solid tree for the price and a great option for anyone looking to add a touch of Christmas cheer to a space with little room to spare.
This 7.5-foot prelit pine tree from Home Accents Holiday has 1,009 branch tips for a full shape and classic look. Also available in a 6.5-foot size with a slim profile, this popular tree is fit to bring holiday cheer to almost any space, no matter how small or large. With 500 color-changing LED lights and an included stand, this festive pine offers easy setup at a great price.