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If you’re already stressing over finding the perfect holiday tree, you’ve got plenty of options. You can schlep your family to the nearest tree farm, spend an hour or so hunting for the “perfect” evergreen, haul it home, set it up, and then spend 30 minutes cleaning up all the pine needles that have been lovingly scattered all over your place—all before starting the whole decorating process even begins. Of course, regular watering and needle sweeping are required, too. Or, you can order an artificial Christmas tree, set it up, and get on with your holiday season—and your life.
Of course, whichever route you choose to go this holiday season is entirely up to you, but given the convenience, fire-hazard-proof, and zero allergy potential posed by artificial Christmas trees, it’s understandable why a growing number of people are choosing to skip the annual trip to the farm and get a fake alternative that’ll last forever instead.
Plus, allergy-proof artificial Christmas trees often look way more realistic than the real ones—or even better—and investing in one can actually end up saving you money in the long run. Given the laundry list of benefits faux trees offer, it’s easy to see why fake Christmas trees have amassed such a devoted fan base in recent years. Interested in making the switch to a faux fir? Check out these festive options below.
National Tree Company Artificial Full Christmas Tree
Down From $169
You can’t go wrong with this shapely, 7.5-foot pre-lit Christmas tree—especially while it’s marked down to under $100 for a limited time. The artificial tree is designed with pre-attached branches, so there is no set-up time required. Just give it 30-60 minutes post-unboxing to take its full shape.
Best Choice Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree
Sure, a flocked tree is never going to actually look like it could be real when it’s placed indoors, but that’s not the point. After all, you’re bringing the cheery look of a snow-covered tree inside. This flocked faux tree is full, featuring 1,346 “snow”-dusted branch tips. It’s easy to assemble: Connect the base to the other sections, fluff, and decorate.
The Twillery Co. Lighted Artificial Fir Christmas Tree
Down From $70
If you’re looking for a faux tree with a slimmer build—whether for a smaller apartment or an additional tree in another room of your home—this wallet-friendly faux Fir tree is a great choice. The pre-lit design comes with warm LED lights attached for a hassle-free holiday glow that lasts, and the tree comes in three parts, making it easy to store when it’s not in use.
National Tree Company ‘Feel Real’ Artificial Christmas Tree
Down From $260
For an extra realistic Xmas tree, look no further than the National Tree Company’s ‘Feel Real’ Artificial Christmas Tree. The artificial unlit Norwegian Spruce Tree allows you to decorate it with your lights and ornaments, while the brand’s ‘FEEL REAL’ technology gives you the look and feel of an authentic tree. As with all of National Tree Company’s faux trees, the branches are fire-resistant, hypoallergenic, and durable enough to last through many holidays.
National Tree Company Pre-Lit Artifical Christmas Tree
Down from $950
This bestselling artificial Christmas tree is straight-up majestic. The luxe faux tree features hundreds of individually crafted branch tips to create a full, lush appearance. You can bathe in the glow of 900 dual-color LED bulbs that quickly switch between white and multicolor lights, along with ten different light functions like twinkle, flash, and fade. Hinged branches make for an easy set-up and tear-down when it’s finally time to pack it in for the season.
Balsam Hill 6.5-Inch Artifical Christmas Tree
Yup, you’re actually looking at a fake Christmas tree here. This Balsam Hill faux tree looks so lifelike that you and your guests will do a double-take. The tree is crafted with light gray, blue-green, and moss-green needles on 1,644 branch tips for a more natural look. The whole thing rests in a tree stand with scratch-proof rubber feet—a definite pro if you have hardwood floors. Heads up: This tree doesn’t come with lights, so that part is on you.
Dunhill Fit 7-Inch Artificial Christmas Tree With Lights
Built on a hinged frame, this pretty tree has 2,514 branch tips to bring plenty of fluffy holiday cheer. It features pre-strung lighting, with 750 lights all wrapped around it already. (And, because you’re wondering, if one bulb goes out, all the others will keep on burning.) The overall silhouette is slightly imperfect for a more realistic look. Just assemble the three different sections, plug it in, and you’re good to go.