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32 Best Artificial Christmas Trees That Bring the Holiday Cheer

The branches are fake, but the joy is real.

December  3, 2021
Photo by MJ Kroeger

For many who celebrate, the Christmas tree is the centerpiece of the holiday season. We’ve all got different ceremonies for lighting it, traditions for decorating it, and rituals for perfectly wrapped presents beneath its branches.

While plenty still cherish the wintry smell of real spruce, pine, or fir, others are taking the artificial route—which definitely eliminate the mess left by a real one. The debate about which is more sustainable is still up in the air, but if you invest in an artificial tree that you use year after year, you won’t be in the wrong. Plus, it’s a one-time expense, rather than an annual one.

We’re quite tempted by the idea of faux trees ourselves, which also lend themselves to more options than real ones, in our opinion. Here are the 32 best artificial Christmas trees for any home, any style, any budget.


At Prices You Can't Beat

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1. Puleo International Fraser Fir Pencil, $138.72

Height: 7.5 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with incandescent lights

For a premium artificial tree that doesn’t break the bank, consider this pre-lit fir that offers 7.5 feet of height for under $150. Its narrow silhouette means it’ll fit easily in even the tiniest of corners.

Photo by Wayfair

2. The Holiday Aisle Green Fir Artificial Christmas Tree, $92.99

Height: 7.5 feet
Lighting: Unlit

While the tree’s uniform green shade might be too vibrant to pass for an outdoor-bred variety (nothing that ornaments can’t disguise), it’s superior in shape, fullness, and—most importantly—price.

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3. Prextex Spruce, $79.99

Height: 6 feet
Lighting: Unlit

Six feet for under $80? Yes, please. It goes without saying that this lightweight, 1,200-tip artificial tree is a mega-steal.

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4. Best Choice Products Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree, $159.99

Height: 7.5 feet
Lighting: Unlit

The Christmas tree is lush and filled out, plus it’s extremely light to carry (no more lugging a tree from a farm) and simple to set up. While on the higher end of your budget, you won't beat this price for a 9-foot tree that grazes the ceiling.

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5. Holiday Time Snow-Flocked Pine Artificial Christmas Tree, $30

Height: 6 feet
Lighting: Unlit

Half of the decorating is already done with this snowy-covered tree. Add a handful of ornaments and you’re all set for the season.


Closest To The Real Deal

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1. Balsam Hill Classic Blue Spruce, $449 $249

Height: Starts at 4.5 feet
Lighting: Unlit

Trick your friends into thinking your tree grew naturally with the Balsam Hill Classic Blue Spruce. This wide, full tree comes in a variety of heights, and you can order it unlit, with clear lights, or with clear LED lights. Its blue-green hue and light brown stems help sell the natural effect.

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2. National Tree Company Carolina Pine Tree, $619.99 $342.97

Height: 7.5 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with incandescent lights

Seven-and-a-half feet (the most popular height for a Christmas tree), pre-lit, and plush, if you’re going for a super classic tree, this might be just the one.

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3. Home Accents Holiday Dunhill Fir, $579

Height: 10 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with incandescent lights

Perhaps the biggest and brightest of all, this 10-foot tree includes 1,200 clear, incandescent lights so it'll shine all the way through the season.

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4. National Tree Company Downswept Douglas, $449.99 $269.45

Height: 6.5 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with LED lights

Another extremely realistic tree, the downswept Douglas features “real feel” branch tip technology (yeah, that's a thing) so that the texture is lifelike. The tree is available in six different heights and, with just three parts, is easily assembled.

Photo by Balsam Hill

5. Balsam Hill BH Noble Fir Flip Tree, $2,699 $2,099

Height: 9 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with LED lights

It’s certainly pricey, but if you’re looking for something that's hyperrealistic and super easy to set up, this is the tree for you. It's made of Balsam Hill’s highest-end branch technology called True Needle and employs its impressive flip system that stores the tree upside down (who remembers this fun trend?) on a rolling stand that allows for quick assembly.


When It's A Squeeze

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1. West Elm Pop-Up Narrow Tree, $105

Height: 6 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with LED lights

Choose from green, white, and silver finishes for this slim tree that’s decked out with LED lights and traditional ornaments.

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2. Home Heritage Half Christmas Tree, $199.99 $159.99

Height: 7 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with LED lights

If your space is especially tight, you may want to consider a half tree—which is exactly what it sounds like. This 7-foot, pre-lit tree contains all the magic of a whole tree but has a flat back so it sits right up against a wall or corner and doesn't waste space.

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3. The Holiday Aisle Natural Alpine Artificial Christmas Tree, $43.21 $29.99

Height: Ranges from 3 to 5 feet
Lighting: Unlit

Instead of one large tree that can overwhelm your space, scatter smaller ones around the house. This alpine comes in three or five feet, so you can spread the cheer all around rather than concentrated in just one spot.

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4. National Tree Company Majestic Fir, $49.99 $28.89

Height: 2 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with LED lights

For some tabletop decor, this is 24 inches of perfection. The two-foot-tall tree comes with a red cloth bag finished with a gold rope and 35 clear lights. The size is perfect for your desk, nightstand, or anywhere else that could use some cheer.

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5. Grandin Road Wall Hanging Christmas Tree, $99.50 $79.60

Height: 3.75 feet
Lighting: Unlit

Somewhere between a table top tree and a set of tied-together branches that hang on the wall, this is a holiday statement piece that is guaranteed to catch eyes.


The Most Whimsical

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1. Holiday Time Silver Tinsel Christmas Tree, $16

Height: 4 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with incandescent lights

A shimmery, merriment-filled masterpiece, this silver tinsel tree with clear lights will make you want to skip around the house singing carols.

Photo by Wayfair

2. The Holiday Aisle Upside-Down Artificial Christmas Tree, $614.90 $333.99

Height: 7.5 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with LED lights

This funky inverted tree arrives pre-flipped on a stand, so you don't have to physically flip a regular one. You can't deny it's fun.

Photo by Urban Outfitters

3. Urban Outfitters Dried Pampas Grass Christmas Tree, $59

Height: 16.5 inches
Lighting: Unlit

Have a very boho Christmas with this rustic dried pampas grass tree that’s about as avant garde as it gets. It’s made of natural materials, so it’s not technically artificial, but it’s meant to last just as long.

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4. Anthropologie Decorated Feather Mini Christmas Tree, $198

Height: 16 inches
Lighting: Unlit

Inspired by vintage feather trees that were popular in mid-19th century Germany, this whimsical miniature version is outfitted with tiny glass ornaments and sparse branching for a quirky tabletop decoration.

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5. Puleo International Palm Tree, $63.39

Height: 6 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with UL-listed lights

Who said evergreens were the only type of Christmas tree? We think this lit-up palm is just as jolly as the rest—and much more tropical.


For Colorful Trees

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1. Home Decorators Collection Swiss Mountain Black Spruce Twinkly Rainbow Tree, $499

Height: 7.5 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with LED lights

No combination of colors is cheerier than the rainbow, so this faux spruce with multicolored lights sparks all the yuletide joy. Compatibility with the Twinkly app allows for simple lighting control so you can set the mood.

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2. Holiday Time Midnight Ombre Tinsel Spruce, $69

Height: 7 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with incandescent lights

For something even more permanent than a tree covered in rainbow lights, this ombré version has dark blue needles at the bottom and a gradual gradient toward silver at the top.

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3. Best Choice Products Pink Fir, $124.99

Height: 7.5 feet
Lighting: Unlit

If green just isn’t your color, maybe this bubblegum pink tree will tickle your fancy. With fluffy branches and a cotton candy hue, there’s no sweeter, more striking tree.

Photo by Ty Mecham

4. Cody Foster Modern Holiday Bottlebrush Trees (Set of 6), $50

Height: Ranges from 6 to 16 inches
Lighting: Unlit

Colorful and with zero assembly, these bottle brush trees work equally well as a dining centerpiece on its own or with some curated ornaments around it.

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5. Best Choice Products Full Black Tree, $139.99 $79.99

Height: 6 feet
Lighting: Unlit

A black tree is completely unexpected, but a surprisingly sophisticated choice. This one has a lovely sheen to its needles that lightens up the overall look, and would look amazing with a silver or gold theme.

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6. National Tree Company Artificial Christmas Tree in White Tinsel, $19.54

Height: 3 feet
Lighting: Unlit

With its snowy iridescent branches and a small-space-friendly 3-foot frame, this little tree is a glittering charmer.


For The Minimalist

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1. Texxture Frosted Glass Holiday Trees, $20-$44

Height: Up to 14.2 inches
Lighting: Unlit

Renaissance church vibes abound with this stained glass Christmas tree crafted from antique-style gilded metal and tinted panels. It’s elegant, abstract, and totally untraditional.

Photo by Crate & Barrel

2. Crate & Barrel Large Zinc Double A-Frame Christmas Ornament Tree, $89.95

Height: 27.5 inches
Lighting: Unlit

With a sleek black frame, these Scandinavian-inspired trees can be displayed on its own or covered with itty-bitty ornaments.

Photo by Anthropologie

3. Anthropologie Miniature Faux Pre-Lit Snowy Tree, $28-$38

Height: Ranges from 9 inches to 12 inches
Lighting: Pre-lit with clear lights

If you’re looking for a clean, fluffy snow aesthetic, this mini white tree is the right pick. It’ll blend right in with any decor, adding just a pinch of festivity to the mix.

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4. PEIDUO Birch Tree Set, $99.99

Height: Ranges from 5 to 6 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with LED lights

A delicate option, this set of sleek faux birch trees is a work of art covered in LED lights. Minimalist or not, you're bound to be tempted.

Photo by Crate & Barrel

5. Crate & Barrel Faux Potted Slim Alpine Tree, $99.95-$199

Height: Ranges from 3 to 7 feet
Lighting: Pre-lit with LED lights

A cross between a Christmas tree and your typical potted plant, this slim alpine tree comes in a modern black planter. It has symmetrical branches, an exposed trunk, and soft white lights that create a minimalist flare.

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6. Welcome to the Woodshop Spiral Wood Christmas Tree, $185+

Height: 6 feet
Lighting: Unlit

Part mid-century modern, part Scandinavian, and entirely minimal, this lovely wooden statue poses as a stripped-down tree. It’s perfect for letting your ornaments do all the talking.

We updated this post in October 2021 with more artificial Christmas tree ideas.

What kind of Christmas tree are you planning to get this year? Let us know below!

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AntoniaJames October 22, 2021
We bought our first artificial tree ever last year - just couldn't find a good live tree by the time we were able to go out looking for them (people start decorating really early here!).

We got the white birch in the tallest size they have.

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It's stunning. We put tiny vintage inspired ornaments on it plus a few small ornaments from our collection. The photos on the linked page simply do not do justice to this beauty. ;o)
 
Jennifer C. December 1, 2019
Where can I find those gorgeous white decorative trees on the shelf in the beginning of the article?
 
tia December 2, 2019
They're in the shop! I've been coveting them for ages, but I have cats, so no lovely ceramic trees for me.
 
CeciCooks August 22, 2019
Please tell me this was posted as a result of a scheduling glitch. Otherwise why in the world are you posting about Christmas trees in the middle of August?!