Over 75 Affordable and Gorgeous Artificial Christmas Trees

Looking for an artificial Christmas tree for your home this year? Make sure to keep scrolling to see over 75 gorgeous trees to choose from!

Every year my family outs on their warm clothes, grabs some snacks, turns on some Christmas music and heads out in the hills to cut down our Christmas tree.  This is by far one of my most favorite family traditions. But, as a blogger, part of me has to plan for Christmas well in advance of the actual holiday season, and having a real Christmas tree last for more than 2 months is a hard ask.  So, we compromise.  

We have an artificial Christmas tree in our main living room this year, and we will have real everywhere else! I have to have the real, but I love the convenience of the artificial Christmas trees.

So, since I have spent the past 2 weeks searching up Christmas trees, and had my head swirling a many a time, I thought maybe I would share what I have found.  There are sooooo many artificial Christmas trees to choose from, and I found it kind of overwhelming.  I also found some of their prices to be a bit outrageous.  It seems that you can easily spend all your Christmas money on just one tree.

There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing an artificial Christmas tree.  Here are a couple questions I have seen:

What is better, a pre-lit tree or an unlit Christmas tree?

This all depends on preference.  If you want to fuss and easy, get an pre-lit artificial Christmas tree.  There are so many options. I find that I prefer an unlit tree because I like to be able to change the tree lighting if I want.  Pre lit trees are more expensive but they are much easier to set up. So many companies use LED lights for their trees, which last a lot longer than the old lights. 

Which are the best artificial Christmas trees you can buy?

In my experience, Balsam Hill and King Of Christmas have the best artificial trees. I personally have an artificial tree from King of Christmas and I love it. The needles have a realistic feel to them that I just love.

Are expensive artificial Christmas trees worth it?

This is relative to how much you can afford and if it is worth it for you.  Artificial trees are more expensive up front but they can save you money in the long run.  We are able to purchase a 10 dollar Christmas tree permit locally and can cut down our own real tree.  It is our favorite tradition.  But, the ease and reliability of an artificial tree is really nice so I have a fake tree for our upstairs and we use a real tree for the downstairs.

How long does an artificial Christmas tree last?

A good artificial Christmas tree should last at least 10 years.  

Which artificial Christmas tree looks more realistic?

Fake Christmas trees are more realistic when they have molded needles on the branch tips.  They have a real needle texture. True needle technology has really improved the look and feel of trees. There are so many kinds of Christmas tree types, here are just a couple of them:

  1. Noble Fir
  2. Fraser Fir Artificial Christmas Tree
  3. Snowy Faux Norway Spruce
  4. Silvertip Faux Fir Tree
  5. Realistic Fraser Fir
  6. Jack Artificial Christmas Tree
  7. Cathedral Fir Artificial Slim Tree
  8. Classic Blue Spruce

How do I choose the right artificial Christmas tree?

 Things to Look For In An Artificial Christmas Tree

  1. The Right Size – Trees come in all different sizes and as far as Christmas trees go, there are so many different sizes. You will want to make sure that you pick one that is going to fit in the room that you want it to. Obviously do not purchase a 9 ft tree if you have 8 foot ceilings.
  2. The Right Shape – Do you want a rounded full tree or a more sparse and angular you can find a tree that is perfect for your space.
  3. Pre-Decorated – Do you want a pre decorated tree?  I find that this can be super convenient but I don’t think I could be stuck in one style year after year.  
  4. Types of Branches-  Branches on artificial Christmas trees come in two different kinds, hinged or hooked.  Hinged branches are permanently attached to the tree and can be folded down when the tree is taken down for storage.  Hooked branched are not permanently attached to the trunk.  Instead they are hooked onto the tree during assembly.
  5. The Best Material – These days artificial trees are made of polyvinyl chloride or PVC. A PVC trees color will not fade and is fire resistant.  The trees needles will have a more sculpted and real feel and look to them.
  6. Number of Attached Tips – The number of attached tips coincides with the quality of the trees. Generally the higher number of attached tips the higher quality the tree is.  Basically the more attached tips, the more real the tree will look. 
  7. The Attached Stand –  The quality of the tree stand may not seem like a big deal, but having an nice heavy duty quality stand will make a huge difference. My artificial tree has a sturdy metal stand which makes the tree sturdy.

How to Choose the right artificial Christmas tree for your home:

There are a couple of things to consider when choosing an artificial tree for your home. 

What is the realism of the tree?

First and foremost, you have to decide how real you want your tree to look.  You can find from the very basic faux tree to the most realistic artificial Christmas trees.  Keep in mind that the more real the tree looks, generally the more they will cost. There are tons of trees available with a nice balance of the realistic pine needles and branch tips and the more faux looking branches. YOu can even get some trees with faux pine cones to add the realness. It’s a good compromise and gives the tree a more realistic look.

How much can I want to spend?

This really should be the most important question. It’s something you need to consider very seriously. Since a faux tree will last 10 years or more, think about taking that initial investment cost and dividing it up among the years you plan to keep and use it. This will help you to see if it is worth the investment for you.

Do I want a lit or unlit tree?

I love adding my own Christmas lights to my tree, since I change them over the years, but this is solely personal preference. A pre-lit Christmas tree is super convenient but you are stuck with one kind of light, unless you purchase a tree that can change its lights(usually they are programmed to be able to change from white to colored as well as change light patterns.

I like to use these copper string lights on my tree. They have a more natural look to them, and with the thin copper wire you do not see the heavy green cord that comes on regular Christmas lights.  They can easily be wrapped around the tree and the small twinkle lights look so beautiful.  You can also get them with a remote control, so you can easily turn them on and off and change the pattern too.

There are a ton of tree lights to choose from if you decide to go the unlit route.

Can I store it and how does it break down?

This is something important to think about, since 11 months out of the year you will have to store it. Our artificial tree cam with a large bag that zips up. The tree breaks down into 3 sections and is very easy to assemble and to take down. We hang it on a hook in the garage and it works quite well. Often a more inexpensive tree will not provide a storage option other than the box it came in.  You can purchase tree storage bags but this is an additional charge. 

What decorations or ornaments do I want to use on the tree?

When it comes to holiday decorations or Christmas ornaments for the tree, think about how you want to decorate the tree and how full or sparse you want the tree.  This is important because if you want a tree that is more minimal with decor, as well as the fullness of the tree, you can find trees that are manufactured to look this way and to have more of a stylistic look to them. 

Easy of Assembly

Is the tree going to be easy to assemble or is it going to be a time consuming project? Depending on the kind of tree it can take a while to assemble. Our tree comes in three sections that fold down. It is super easy to assemble.

How much space do I have to set up my Christmas tree?

Are you working with small spaces or a grand living room with 20 ft tall ceilings? These are things to think about. Do not purchase an extra full and round tree if you have a small space to work with. You can find more narrow trees or a more sparse tree design.

What tree company is right for me?

There are a couple of really good artificial Christmas tree companies out there.  Here are a couple of my favorites.

King of Christmas

Balsam Hill

National Tree Company 

I want to share one of my favorite websites for Christmas trees, King of Christmas.  They have gorgeous Christmas trees, but they are more affordable than other websites I have looked through.

I have a hard time swallowing that pill. So, I not only decided to round up all my favorite Christmas trees, but I tried really hard to find affordable artificial Christmas trees.  I know purchasing a tree like this is an investment, and I think that in order to get a good quality tree, you may need to spend a bit of money, but I don’t believe that you have to spent more than you are comfortable with.  Think about how many years you will use your tree and make sure to take that into account when looking at the purchase price.

In addition to that, I also wanted to make sure I share trees that are of good quality and many of them have the “real look” to them.

Many of these trees come in different heights, and you can look for that when you click on any of the image below.  If you click on an image, it will take you right to that site where the tree is for sale!

Are you a fan of real or artificial Christmas trees?  I think I can now be a fan of both, and have both in my home. If it were up to my husband we would never have anything but real!

If you are a fan of artificial Christmas trees, check them all out below:




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Want to see how I have decorated my Christmas trees throughout the years?  Check these posts out:

Neutral Farmhouse Style Christmas Tree

My Cozy and Stylish Living Room at Christmas With Mohawk Home

A Cozy and Simple Farmhouse Christmas Living Room

My Scandinavian Christmas Home Tour


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