Best artificial Christmas trees

artificial Christmas trees

by Samantha Ball |
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When it comes to buying a Christmas tree, just like with Christmas gifts, it's so important to choose one that's right for you and your family, and with the best artificial Christmas trees, you won't have to worry about getting a new one each year.

Whether you're buying your first Christmas tree as a family, or are looking to replace your old one, it's a huge decision picking one that you can get out year after year, that will actually last and that you'll love!

Best artificial Christmas tree at a glance:

Best artificial Christmas tree overall: 5.5ft Feel Real Weeping Spruce Hinged Christmas Tree - buy here at Dunelm.
Best pre-lit artificial Christmas tree: SHareconn 6ft Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Tree - buy here on Amazon.
Best pop up artificial Christmas tree: Collapsible Pop Up Christmas Tree Rose Gold - buy here at Amazon.

There are many benefits of an artificial tree too, such as they don't require any maintenance other than fluffing out the branches and you can choose between a pre-lit and unlit tree too. You can even get trees that are pre decorated, which are handy for curious toddlers. Whether you're buying a real or artificial Christmas tree you can either is perfect for creating festive memories and even hanging up a first Christmas bauble.

So whether you're wanting a big tree or a little tree, or even a Christmas tree for your child's room, add a little bit of Christmas magic to your home with one of our pick of the best artificial Christmas trees.

Best overall artificial Christmas trees

This traditional looking tree has weeping style branches and is a lovely design. The 5.5ft Feel Real Weeping Sprice Hinged Christmas Tree also comes with a metal base that's sturdy and supportive, and its hinged branch constrution makes it easy to assemble.

Pros

  • Traditional looking tree
  • Sturdy base
  • Hinged branches

Cons

  • No onsite reviews

Best artificial Christmas trees

Best artificial Christmas trees 1.5m Christmas Tree Green Artificial Tree
Price: $20.70

The 1.5m Christmas Tree Green Artificial Tree is a great value for money tree that's also available in different heights. It comes with a sturdy metal base that also has stand caps to protect your floor. Once you've taken the time to fluff out the branches, it looks great and it also comes with a strong box for storing away ready for next year.

One review said: "Arrived in a nice compact box and easy to put together. Once you've spread out the branches it makes for a really lovely tree. We have just added some white lights, it looks lovely and adds some real festive feel. Great value."

Pros

  • Easy to mould branches
  • Different heights available
  • Comes with strong box for storage

Cons

  • Need to take time with bending branches

Best value artificial Christmas trees

The John Lewis Traditions Unlit Christmas Tree, 6ft comes in three parts and is easy to assemble. It also comes with a sturdy metal stand to support the tree. The branches are hinged too, so they fall naturally into place, meaning you only have to fluff out the branches on each hinge, rather than positioning the whole tree.

One review said: "The tree was really easy to assemble, coming in 3 main parts, plus the base. Pulling out the branches and arranging the 'foliage' took a little bit of time, as these trees always do, but was pretty straightforward. The foliage is random enough to make the tree look a little more realistic. In all, I'm really happy with the tree and being 6ft, it fits in our conservatory really well."

Pros

  • Hinged branches that drop easy
  • Comes in three parts
  • Stand included
  • Sturdy branches

Cons

  • Takes awhile to spread out the branches to cover gaps

Best miniature artificial Christmas trees

Perfect for small spaces or if you're not wanting to put up a big Christmas tree this year, the Pre-Lit Artificial Mini Christmas Tree comes in a a little bag base, with pre-strung LED lights. The branches are life-like, making it look like a really, miniature pine Christmas tree.

One review said: "It's exactly as described. I did think the basket would be a little bigger (but honestly it's not a problem). It arrived on time, great value for money. Easy to assemble and handy to put away. Perfect for a windowsill or table piece."

Pros

  • Compact and cute
  • Pre-attached lights
  • Battery operated

Cons

  • Some mentioned the lights weren't that bright

Best slim artificial Christmas trees

The Pencil Slim Xmas Tree is great if you don't have a big space for a big, puffy Christmas tree. The slim design doesn't take up much room, but its branches are still strong enough to hold decorations. It's lightweight and comes with a base to keep it sturdy.

One review said: "Ordered two of the 6ft trees and tried them out. They're easily assembled and because I decided to use them elsewhere, I sent for the 7ft version. It’s really worth the money. Easily assembled, sturdy, I'm very pleased."

Pros

  • Looks full
  • Easy to assemble
  • Lightweight
  • Doesn't take up much space

Cons

  • Some mentioned the end of the branches feel a bit sharp

Best snowy artificial Christmas trees

The Yorbay 5ft 150cm Artificial Christmas Tree features flocked snow branches and real pine cones. It comes in three parts, making it easy to assemble. Despite the fact that it has pine cones, it still has plenty of room for you to add lights and your own decorations.

One review said: "We have bought a new tree every year due to them being too cheap or badly made or very thin and looked awful. But I love this tree, it's so full and there are barely any gaps and it looks super cute and is a good price too. Did take a long time to fluff it but what full tree doesn't. Won't be needing to buy a new one anytime soon."

Pros

  • Flocked snow and real pine cones
  • Three part assembly
  • Durable

Cons

  • Some found that some pinecones arrived slightly damaged

Best pre-lit artificial Christmas trees

With different light modes including warm lighting and coloured lighting, the SHareconn 6ft Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Tree makes decorating that little bit easier. There's no faffing adding your own lights, its easy assembly means you can pop the tree up, fluff out the branches and add your decorations!

One review said: "Easy to assemble, very full and no empty spaces which I was the most afraid of. The lights are also nice and you can change the light modes so you won't get bored! We just love it." Another wrote: "Beautiful tree, it's very pretty and the lights are so pretty too. It's a very sturdy tree and looks lovely in my lounge."

Pros

  • Pre-lit
  • Looks plump and full
  • Different light modes

Cons

  • Might be a bit tall for some spaces

Best 7ft artificial Christmas trees

This tall Christmas tree is definitely one of our favourites. The 7ft Abie Christmas Tree is easy to assemble and comes with a supportive base, but despite being artificial, it looks incredibly realistic. It's the perfect substitute for a real tree.

One review said: "Close up, it really does look like real needles and the branches give room for your decorations to hang. With a hinged system that makes putting it up so easy."

Pros

  • Looks realistic
  • Easy to assemble
  • Sturdy base

Cons

  • No smaller versions

Best artificial Christmas trees that's easy to set up

Best artificial Christmas trees Artificial Canadian Fir Full Pop-up Christmas Tree

Rrp: $101.99

Price: $74.99

Arriving in three parts, the Artificial Canadian Fir Full Pop-up Christmas Tree looks like a Canadian Fir. It's great value and once fluffed up, looks like a real and full tree. The branches are hinged too, making it easier to shape.

One review said: "I decided to update our old slim 6ft 5 tree and wanted something that was a bit fuller. I opted for this one and was a bit concerned that the quality wouldn’t be entirely great as it was a lower price in comparison to others I’d looked at but I have to say I am very pleased with it. It took me a while to assemble and I’ve only just put the lights on it so far."

Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Good value

Cons

  • Some mentioned the stand didn't feel sturdy

Best pop up artificial Christmas trees

The Collapsible Pop Up Christmas Tree Rose Gold is a genius creation if you're not wanting the hassle of putting up a tree and decorating (especially if you're a new parent, or have a curious toddler!). It simply pops up, is supported with a stand, and all you have to do is add lights!

One review said: "I ordered the silver one yesterday morning and it was delivered last night! So easy to put up. Lights come with it too! Lovely tree without the fuss of constructing the branches on a 'normal' tree. No baubles needed. Great too as it doesn't take up lots of floor space. Plus fits back into a pizza like box so no more getting the ladders out to get it up in the loft out of the way."

Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Collapses away easily
  • No faffing with branches
  • Can hang lights on it

Cons

  • You can't hang decorations off of it

Should I get an artificial Christmas tree or a real one?

The benefits of an artificial Christmas tree is that you can reuse it every year, making it a lot better value for money. You can choose a tree that suits your style too, and you don't have to worry about vacuuming up pine needles every day, or the maintenance of having a real tree.

Samantha Ball is a Commercial Content Writer and freelanced for the Mother&Baby website for two years before joining the team full-time. She's a mum of two and loves browsing for the best products and cute outfits.

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