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9 Best Artificial Christmas Trees Worth Your Money

The best artificial Christmas trees are nearly indistinguishable from real ones — yet you don't have to worry about shedding needles or fire hazards.

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Why Choose an Artificial Christmas Tree This Year?

While artificial Christmas trees are typically more expensive than a live tree, there are multiple benefits to these reusable decorations. If you’re thinking of switching to a low-fuss artificial Christmas tree, here are the five biggest reasons that faux is the way to go:

  1. Artificial Christmas trees are almost always easy to set up — no saw or bulky tree stand required.
  2. Faux trees look perfect all season long, even if you keep them up long past the holiday to show off your best Christmas tree decorations.
  3. You don’t have to worry about watering your tree, vacuuming up needles or disposing of it after the holidays.
  4. Many artificial trees come pre-strung with lights, saving you the hassle of untangling miles of string lights.
  5. Dried-out live trees pose a fire hazard, but artificial trees are typically made from flame-retardant materials.
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Best Splurge: Member’s Mark Flocked Aspen Pine Artificial Christmas Tree

This splurge is a modest one because this 12-foot artificial flocked Aspen pine Christmas tree ($600) is made by Member’s Mark, the iconic Sam’s Club store brand. That means you’re paying for the exceptional size and detailing (one being, Christmas tree flocking) and not throwing your money into the wind on a fancy label or name.

The soft, snowy look of this traditional Christmas tree alternative is just the ticket for rooms with vaulted ceilings. It comes with a storage bag, control box, remote control and an easy on-and-off foot switch. You’ll want to take lots of family photos next to it all season long.

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Best Value: Best Choice Products Premium Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree

The Best Choice Products Premium Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree ($120) is significantly less expensive than many other artificial trees, yet it’s still tall and attractive. It’s costs $120 and ships fast and free with Amazon Prime.

Resembling a spruce tree, this 7-1/2-foot tall decoration comes with more than 1,300 branch tips for a full, realistic appearance. The tree breaks down into three pieces for easy storage, and has a sturdy metal base to prevent tipping.

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Best Unlit: Home Accents Holiday Fir Unlit Artificial Christmas Tree

The Home Accents Holiday Dunhill Fir Unlit Artificial Christmas Tree ($179) isn’t adorned with Christmas lights, so you can use your own and change up the color every year. The tree stands 7-1/2-feet tall with more than 2,500 branch tips, and has three sections for easy assembly. The Home Depot web site reviewers call the included durable metal stand “excellent.”

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Best Slim: National Tree Company Pencil Slim Artificial Christmas Tree

The National Tree Company Douglas Slim Fir Artificial Christmas Tree ($350) is only 32 inches in diameter, so it takes up minimal space in your home. The tree, like many others, stands 7-1/2-feet tall.

With 796 branch tips, it still gives a robust, full-looking appearance with a slimmer profile that’s ideal for smaller spaces. It also comes with pre-strung low-voltage LED lights that change from warm white to multicolor.

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Best for Small Spaces: West Elm Pop Up LED Artificial Christmas Tree

At just 48 inches tall and 24 inches in diameter, the West Elm Pop Up LED Tree ($110) is compact enough to use in studio apartments, makeshift offices or other small spaces for a Christmas tree. It features simple pop-up assembly and collapses flat for easy storage.

This wee tree comes with warm white LED lights. The best part? It’s incredibly affordable, so there’s really no reason not to scoop one up if you’re a Christmas tree enthusiast.

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Best Flatback: The Holiday Aisle Green Pine Artificial Christmas Tree

You’re going to wonder where this genius idea has been all your life, and why you spent so many years stressing about why your Christmas tree is dying.

Never worry about a crowded living room or tree maintenance again, because this Holiday Aisle Green Pine Artificial Christmas Tree ($226) sits flush against your wall (or hall). It’s more than seven feet tall and includes 550 built-in LED lights and a stand.

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Best Pre-Decorated: Easy Treezy Easy Setup Artificial Christmas Tree

The Easy Treezy Easy Setup Christmas Tree ($399) can be assembled in just minutes, and it’s already decorated with lights and ornaments to make your job easier.

You don’t have to study a guide to Christmas trees or complicated lighting instructions to make this tree perfect — and it’s something reviewers can’t get enough of. It’s available in 5-1/2-foot and 7-1/2-foot heights and several decoration styles. The Easy Treezy’s appealing cone-shaped design features several pieces that stack and lock together with magnets, making it extremely quick to put up and take down.

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Best Realistic: Dunhill Fir Green Fir Artificial Christmas Tree

You can tell that certain artificial trees are fake from a mile away, but not the Dunhill Fir Green Fir Artificial Christmas Tree ($200). Its design looks incredibly lifelike thanks to a blend of realistic and classic needle tips.

Just like a real tree, there are bigger spaces between its branches — perfect for displaying all your favorite ornaments, even the large ones. The branches and needles are made of a realistic-looking PVC that has a more lush appearance than typical plastics, so it looks as real as can be at a close distance.

It comes with a stand, but don’t expect lights with this one. Real trees aren’t born with LEDs, either.

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Best All-White: The Holiday Aisle White Pine Artificial Christmas Tree

This stunning white Christmas wonder by The Holiday Aisle ($58) is modeled after a realistic white pine’s needles and shape but covered in a festive avalanche of pure white snow. It comes in sizes as small as five feet and as tall as nine feet, and includes a matching stand.

You’ll be wowed by the pre-fluffed branches that look like puffs of cotton candy on Christmas morning and coordinate perfectly with simple metallic ornaments.

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Bryce Gruber
As Home Editor, Bryce Gruber is an expert in gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at Family Handyman. You've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting outlets and on TV shows. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children.