O Christmas Tree
It's an age-old holiday debate: do you prefer a real Christmas tree or an artificial one? While back in the day fake trees didn't look very convincing, today it's nearly impossible to tell the difference between a fir and a faux fir. Artificial trees don't require any of the usual maintenance that comes with a real tree: frequent waterings, constant vacuuming of needles, getting it in the stand, and let's not forget having to tie it to the top of the car. They're also a safer option since they won't be carrying any pests and have flame-retardant branches. And while it might cost you a little bit more up front, in the long run you are saving money by not having to purchase a new tree every season. Best of all, there are so many different styles and sizes. Whether you just want a tabletop tree or something grand, there's an artificial tree that suits your needs. Keep reading to see the best artificial Christmas trees for this holiday season.
Balsam Hill's Blue Spruce Premium Artificial Christmas Tree is a lush, full-bodied tree built to last. With just over 2,000 tree tips made of PVC and a foliage warranty, it's nearly indestructible—a quality that certainly sets it apart as one of the best artificial Christmas trees available. And in a season where add-ons add up, the included heavy-duty storage bag, fuse switch, and replacement bulbs make it a bargain, too! Available on Amazon; $399 for a 6.5-foot pre-lit tree.
Christmas classics are hard to beat, and this fake pine tree from Target is a perfect example. Its cashmere hard needle tips will have you fooled thinking it's the real thing. This unlit, 7.5-foot tree is a blank canvas ready to be decorated! Available at Target; $200.
An array of cashmere and bristle branch tips on this 7.5-foot Carolina Pine Tree from National Tree Company create a straight-from-the-forest feel for the homeowner not interested in felling their own tree. Plus, it arrives already trimmed 750 clear lights—in addition to 70 pinecones and 1,393 branch tips—making it ever more convenient than its freshly cut counterpart. Available at The Home Depot; $332.78.
Only dreaming of a white Christmas? Create your own winter wonderland with this frosted, full-size pick from the Home Depot's Home Decorators Collection. Modeled after a Frasier fir tree, this pre-lit Christmas miracle measures 7-feet tall and has a 56-inch diameter. With more 4,800 branches, there's plenty of spots to hang ornaments, tinsel, and added garlands. Available at The Home Depot; $379.
This artificial Christmas tree has 8,307 branch tips to thank for its lifelike quality. Standing at 7.5-feet tall with 63-inch diameter, the full-body tree fills out any corner of the room. It's pre-lit with 2,000 LED micro dot lights in warm white that you can control with a remote and has memory wire branches, all which make for quick and easy assembly and decorating! Available at The Home Depot; $438.
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Whether you live in a rental or are tight on space even before the tree, consider a slim evergreen instead of a full-sized fake. Available in either 6.5, 7, or 7.5 feet, this sleek unlit Kingswood Fir from the National Tree Company is a perfect space-saver without sacrificing lush branches for ornaments and lights. Available on Amazon; $74.04 and up.
Thank to its thick, hand-wrapped branches, this traditional Douglas fir from the National Tree Company looks—and feels—like the real deal. It comes pre-lit with 750 clear lights for that special Christmas sparkle. After you set up the 7.5-foot down swept Douglas fir (which won't take you very long), you'll be wondering why you didn't get an artificial Christmas tree sooner. Available at The Home Depot; $305.12.
The Charlie Brown Choice
Christmas isn't all about the glitter and presents—of course you already know this especially if you're a fan of A Charlie Brown Christmas. This Charlie Brown Christmas tree replica is the perfect pick if you enjoy Snoopy and the gang or if you prefer simple holiday decorations. The 24-inch tree plays the classic Peanuts tune, and it includes Linus' blanket and the big red ornament. Available at The Home Depot; $17.98.
For a twist on traditional trees, try this 6.5-foot stunner from the National Tree Company. The sparkling white branches are the perfect backdrop for glistening pre-strung lights. With a classic Christmas tree shape and modern styling, it makes an elegant pick for any living room. Available at The Home Depot; $94.80.
You don't have to worry about fumbling with extension cords or crouching behind the tree to plug in lights with this artificial Christmas tree by Mr. Christmas. The 5-foot faux fir is compatible with any Amazon Alexa device. Once you assemble the tree—simply by sliding the sections together—you can set it up with Alexa and test its functions: turn the lights on and off, create a schedule for the lights, and select from 13 different lighting functions. Trimming the tree has never been easier Available on Amazon; $149.99.
A Small Spruce
A towering Christmas tree makes a grand impression, but if you live in an apartment or smaller house you probably don't have the ceilings or space for that. However, selecting a smaller tree doesn't have to diminish the holiday spirit. This 4-foot tall spruce by the National Tree Company is 31 inches in diameter and has 269 branch tips, enough space for draping lights and hanging ornaments. Prop it in a corner or even display it on a table. Another great reason for choosing a tinier tree? It's easier to pack away once the jolly season is over! Available on Amazon; $38.99.
An artificial Christmas tree doesn't have to be devoid of the character you might find at the Christmas tree farm. The varying-sized branches and bark-like pole add natural charm to this faux fir. The 7.5-foot tree comes pre-lit with 700 warm white lights and has 1,319 sturdy branches for hanging ornaments. Pull it out of the box, fluff the branches, and it's ready to be decorated! Available on Amazon; $280.
For the Budget Minded
Whether you're searching for a real or fake tree, finding a tall and robust one on a budget isn't always easy, which is why this pine tree by Best Choice Products is such a steal. For less than $50, you can snag a 6-foot artificial tree with 1,000 fire-resistant branch tips. Saving some dough on the Christmas tree means more presents to go under it. Available on Amazon; $44.99.
The holidays don't have to be a hassle. For no-stress decorating, consider a pop-up tree instead of a traditional Christmas tree. With poinsettia accents and 200 holiday lights as well as ribbons, bows, and ornaments peppering its tall but narrow shape, this artificial Christmas tree is perfect for small spaces—and people who want to avoid the struggle of stuffing the tree back into the box this December. Available on Amazon; $147.60.
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