To a girl raised with the same artificial tree all throughout her childhood, a real one always seemed like the most luxurious thing possible. Until, one year, it happened. The sneezing, watering, and constant vacuuming just was not worth it. Now, I believe that a well-made realistic artificial Christmas tree is a much better investment.
The best artificial Christmas trees will last you years, and the one-time payment is nothing in comparison to that hefty price tag you'll pay every December at a growing farm. Not only do these come with specific measurements designed to fit your space perfectly, but they're delivered straight to your door with simple assembly directions. Some are even pre-lit and — get this — rotate automatically, so you can see every inch of your gorgeous tree. Most importantly, reviewers can't stop raving about how realistic and convincing they are. Even the ones with the fake snow.
Admittedly, I've been actively looking for a Christmas tree for my apartment since August. I've bookmarked quite a few in the process, so if you're looking for artificial Christmas trees that are even better than the real thing , these ones will make for one heck of a festive holiday.
1. A Popular Pre-Lit Choice For A Full, Festive Tree
With nearly 200 reviews, this 7.5-foot prelit premium spruce is one of the most popular options on Amazon. A full-body shape, over 1,300 branch tips, and 550 clear white lights add a festive glow to your home while leaving tons of room for your own personalized touch. It assembles in three distinct metal-hinged sections that allow for easy set-up and storage, and the branches can be fluffed up for more volume. Most importantly, reviewers can't stop talking about how great it looks. "The tree is absolutely beautiful," one says, while another raves, "It looks so real and the branches are full and thick."
2. A Fir With Tons Of Height Options & A Rotating Stand
If you love the look of this slim fir Christmas tree, you're in luck, because it comes in four different heights and your choice of pre-strung colored or white lights. If one bulb burns out, the rest remain lit, and the whole tree is flame-resistant for your safety. Reviewers can't stop raving about how quick and easy it is to assemble — the whole process takes minutes, and they're insanely "impressed with the realism" factor. The coolest feature? It's even got a rotating stand that you can set to spin, so you can view the whole tree all the way around.
3. A Full-Looking, Pliable Prince Flock With A Dusting Of 'Fresh Snow'
This artificial tree is available in six different heights and has heavily flocked branches dusted in fresh-powdered snow. The branches are fully posable (which makes it extra easy to put on the lights and ornaments), and the hinged sections and metal base stand makes for a quick assembly. In fact, if it wasn't for the non-melting snow, your guests might think you just chopped this one down. "Very real looking, very pleased!" says one reviewer.
4. An Affordable Option That's Super Easy To Assemble
This premium evergreen is conveniently sized for your living room, dining room, or entryway, and some reviewers say it took them less than fifteen minutes to get it up. The full branches and needles give it volume while the hinged sections and foldable base slip right into each other. Basically, if you're looking for a realistic tree without the fuss, mess, hassle, or huge price tag, this is it. "The tree looks full and appears almost real," reads one of many five star reviews. "Looks just as good up close as it does from far away."
5. A Slim Tree That Feels Real & Is Extra Convenient For Small Spaces
If you're looking for a slimmer option, this Tiffany fir comes in 6.5, 7.5, and 9-foot heights, but starts at 40 inches around the base. It has an all-metal hinged construction for durability and "Feel Real" branch tip technology for remarkable realism. The 500 clear lights feature something called "bulb lock," which stops the bulbs from falling out and keeps the whole strand lit if one stops working. It's even fire-resistant, hypoallergenic, and comes with extra bulbs and fuses. "Clearly the most natural artificial tree I have seen," says one reviewer.
6. A Durable, Realistic Spruce That Comes At A Great Price
It's pretty difficult to find a full, high quality tree for just $85, but this hinged spruce delivers. More than a thousand branch tips create the illusion of a full-bodied genuine spruce tree, and the base is made from sturdy steel to keep the whole thing supported. It splits into three hinged sections so you can store it easily, and people say that even though it's less than $100, it doesn't look it: "It looks like a 400.00 dollar tree. Full, easy to put up, and gorgeous." Best of all, it'll last you for years.
7. A Tree With Loads Of Convenient Features & Needles That Look Like The Real Thing
It seems that the creators of this pre-lit tree thought of everything. The PVC needles look like the real thing and are flame-proof for your safety. The 1186 branch tips are carefully molded to hold multiple ornaments. The 750 LED clear lights are well-balanced, made with a worry-free power supply plug, and lock into place with a twist-proof design that keep lighting up even if one fails. There's even a ten year limited warranty that comes along with it.
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