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The downsides to getting a real Christmas tree are that you’ll need to buy a new one each year and spend hours tending to it all season long. Grab an artificial Christmas tree, and it’ll last (nearly) forever and you'll have almost zero mess to contend with. You can find plenty of amazing artificial Christmas trees online—everything from pre-lit 12-foot firs that command an entire ballroom-sized entryway, to tabletop-sized pines decorated in a constellation of glitter.
No matter what you choose, your new artificial Christmas tree is bound to shed some holiday cheer (as opposed to, you know, actual dirt and debris). Below are 10 of the best places to buy artificial Christmas trees this season.
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Target is the ideal place to start when you begin your quest for an artificial Christmas tree. The mega retailer offers several ways to shop for them: by height from under four feet to over eight feet, by price from under $25 to $150, by décor type and by branch type from pre-lit to flocked with artificial snow.
In Target's dedicated artificial Christmas tree section, you also have the option of browsing through ornaments, tree skirts and stands, lights, toppers and more. The all-in-one kits that include matching ornament sets and tree storage make Target a great first stop in turning your living room into a veritable winter wonderland.
You were going to buy all your other festive goodies from decorations to party favors on Amazon anyway—why not add a splendid artificial Christmas tree to cart? It might seem daunting to sift through its 2,000-plus options, but the navigation bar makes it easy. Search by brand, price, height, width, color, bulb type, number of lights, décor style and more. With those kinds of incredibly nuanced search terms, you’ll be well on your way to getting a tree so specific to you and your family’s taste, it’ll feel bespoke.
One of the best parts about shopping for artificial trees on Amazon is that many individual product pages have customizable features, from height to light color. So, if you’re particularly married to a brand (National Tree Company consistently gets rave reviews, for example), you can find more than what’s initially featured on the homepage.
Walmart does a terrific job of helping you find the perfect artificial Christmas tree. Its Christmas tree offerings lean on the whimsical and fun side, allowing you to create a unique holiday atmosphere that’s in line with your usual home décor style. From over 1,000 options, search by height, tree type, brand, price and shipping speed, and even miscellaneous features like eco-friendly.
For $79 and $99 respectively, you can add tree assembly and haul-away service to your order. Note that third-party sellers may have different shipping and return policies than Walmart, so do a quick background check before you add to cart.
4. The Home Depot
When in doubt, trust America’s largest home improvement store to, well, improve your artificial Christmas tree shopping experience. The retailer allows you to sort through its 4,800 options by shape, brand, height, price, light functions like twinkling and pulsing, light type like LED or low-voltage, color family, tree species and more.
If you’re a visual learner, you’ll appreciate the comprehensive chart that accompanies each tree specifying everything from its tip count, to level of realism, light count and more. Assembly information is available right on the page as well. The “frequently bought together” section on each product page provides helpful suggestions to make your experience that much easier, from proper storage to matching string lights. Protection plans are available from Allstate, which might benefit you in the event of defects or the need for repairs and replacements.
5. Bed Bath & Beyond
Bed Bath & Beyond has one fine selection of firs. Of almost 1,000 beauties to choose from, you’re bound to find one that lights up your living room (and heart!). Search by style from traditional to glam, size, brand, color, price, width and height.
Where the retailer shines is its commitment to fusing home décor with Christmas trees—just look at the range of trees available in planters that make them a cozy and luxurious addition to any living room. You can also take advantage of interest-free payment plans with Klarna and Afterpay, as well as Bed Bath & Beyond's price-matching program.
Wayfair’s artificial Christmas tree selection is vast. Luckily, the retailer's helpful navigational tools are there to help you out. Search by size, shape, needle color, tree features like pre-decorated or cashmere-coated tips, realism, branch count, tree family like pine, fir, spruce and cedar, as well as easy set-up options like instant power lights or 60-second assembly.
The “complete the look” section on each page offers décor recommendations that might pair well with a particular tree, from a gold-plated candlestick set to an electric fireplace. Be sure to check out the comments section not just for reviews from other buyers, but for photos of the trees themselves. This will help you envision what the tree might look like in your home—without having to lean on a brand’s marketing photo.
Michaels has long been a trusted source for all things creative, so if you’re looking for a Pinterest-worthy tree, look no further. Sift through over 1,300 trees via size, shape, color, brand, light type like incandescent or fiber optic, bulb color, price and more.
While many of the trees boast a traditional aesthetic—think plush Douglas fir-style trees with metal stands and clear lights—it’s the "festive favorites,” as the retailer calls them, that add a unique touch to your festivities. Choose from vintage-inspired ornaments and collectables you won’t find anywhere else, or follow the “complete the look” guidance on each product page for traditional bulbs and skirts. Peek at the product overview for a visual representation of each tree helping you get a better sense of size and style.
Search through the 4,500 trees at Lowe's by height, size, bulb type, branch material like metal or plastic, light color, and more. Each tree’s specs are super simple to browse because Lowe’s simply checks off each criteria the tree meets, from on-and-off foot switches to replacement bulbs and fuses included. With so many beautiful options to choose from, be sure to consult the buying guide to help you pick an artificial tree that’s right for you.
Note that Lowe’s gets a little sneaky when it comes to checkout—each product page includes several other holiday accessories (billed as a “collection”) like ornaments or pillows checked off ready to be added to your cart. If you’re only interested in the tree, be sure to uncheck each box before heading to checkout.
9. West Elm
West Elm is a higher-end home store—even celebrities shop for their furniture at the posh retailer. Fortunately, however, its faux Christmas tree shop has plenty of stunning options for well under $200. Find your perfect tree by searching by height, color, tree type like pre-lit or tabletop and price.
In keeping with the brand’s ability to not just keep up with trends but create them, West Elm is rife with unusual options from icy white minimalist trees to glitzy pop-up trees that lay flat for easy storage. The “you may also need” section on each product page offers helpful recommendations to make your tree that much more stunning, with product descriptions and overviews both informative yet simple enough to not feel overwhelming. Still stuck? Book a free design appointment with an expert to find an artificial tree that’ll fit in seamlessly with your living space.
Kohl’s’ artificial Christmas tree inventory is as impressive as the rest of its offerings. Browse through several hundred trees by height, type like potted or colorful, brand, rating, price, color, light type and more. The retailer is a true one-stop-shop since you can grab everything from a set of matching trees and wreaths to all the string lights and stands to top off the festive look.
Each product description is informative enough to help you make your decision from clearly stating what’s included in the box to offering spot-on tree alternatives at the bottom should your selection not be the best fit. The best part, though, is that Kohl’s makes it easy to save by stating the coupon code you can use to take advantage of certain savings directly under the retail price, so you don’t need to do much digging to be able to afford your dream tree.
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