Our Top Picks
Best Overall: Green Spruce Artificial Tree at Wayfair
"This full tree comes pre-lit so you don't have to worry about stringing lights, and the hinged branches are easy to arrange."
Best for Heavy Ornaments: National Tree 7.5-Foot Carolina Pine at Amazon
"This tree is no lightweight—it weighs 59 pounds—but that means it’s strong and sturdy enough to hold all your trimmings."
Best Value: Best Choice Products 7.5-Foot Tree at Amazon
"While this simple and standard-sized tree may not be as ornate as the other options, customers were blown away by the quality and design of it."
Best Snow Covered: Mixed Pine Artificial Christmas Tree at Home Depot
"The Pre-Lit Flocked Pine Tree’s soft white lights and snow-frosted branches evoke a peaceful, wintry forest landscape."
Best for Small Spaces: Nearly Natural 3-Foot Christmas Tree at Amazon
"Though it be little, this tree from Nearly Natural is beautiful and comes decked out with lights and 130 faux pine tips ."
Best White: PVC Crystal White Christmas Tree at Walmart
"Make sure you have a touch of white on Christmas with this 8-foot artificial tree. With 1150 PVC tips you'll be sure to have a full tree."
Best Thin: 7-Foot Shelton Artificial Tree at Walmart
"The 1.58-foot diameter means this tree can fit in small living rooms. Plus, the top branches are strong enough to support a tree topper."
Best Budget: 6-Foot Artificial Pine Tree at Amazon
"With an eye-catching design and affordable price point, this artificial pine features full branches to create the look of a genuine tree."
Best Upside Down: 6-Foot Upside Down Half Tree at Walmart
"The Vickerman 6-Foot Upside Down Half Tree is sure to impress guests and family members as it hangs from the ceiling."
01 of 09
Best Overall: Green Spruce Christmas Tree with White Lights
This full and realistic tree is the perfect addition to your home! It comes pre-lit so you don't have to worry about stringing lights, and the hinged branches are easy to arrange. Choose from seven different sizes ranging from 4.5-feet (the perfect size for apartments) to 9-feet tall.
The tree is shipped in sections that require some assembly, but reviewers report that it's easy to put together. Customers consistently praise the Green Spruce Artificial Tree for being full and realistic, and say that it has a “good shape”—just be sure to fluff out the branches.
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02 of 09
Best for Heavy Ornaments: National Tree 7.5 Foot Carolina Pine
When you’ve got heavy decorating to do, this Carolina Pine from National Tree is down for the job. This tree is no lightweight—coming in at a mighty 59 pounds—but that means it’s strong and sturdy enough to hold all your trimmings. You don’t have to worry about sagging branches or heavy ornaments slipping off and crashing to the floor, this is a tree that’s meant to hold it all.
The tree measures 7.5-feet tall and is 59 inches in diameter. It’s pre-strung with 750 clear lights covering its 1,393 branch tips. It all comes together with metal hinges, and it’s both flame-resistant and non-allergenic. It’s also peppered with pinecones for a straight out-of-the-woods vibe.
03 of 09
Best Value: Best Choice Products Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree
Sometimes it’s good to go back to the basics. While this simple and standard-sized tree may not be as ornate as the other options, it’s a dependable blank slate. Here’s why: the seven-and-a-half feet hinged tree comes with easy-to-fluff branches. These components are covered in 1,346 tips to make them look full-bodied and genuine. Plus, it contains the classic silhouette that looks timeless in just about any setting.
Beyond its look, buyers love how easy it is to assemble the three-piece tree. Several were skeptical to invest in an online artificial option, but once they put some effort into plumping out the branches, they were blown away by the quality and design of it. Consider it a great option to go with if you want a standard tree you can completely deck out for the holidays.
04 of 09
Best Snow Covered: 7.5 ft. Pre-Lit LED Flocked Mixed Pine Artificial Christmas Tree
For those who love the look of crisp, freshly fallen snow, the Pre-Lit LED Flocked Mixed Pine Tree with 500 Warm White Lights from Home Accents Holiday is a superb choice for your home Christmas tree.
The tree’s soft, glowy lights and snow-frosted branches evoke a peaceful, wintry forest landscape—suffusing your living room with a cozy and warm ambiance, just in time for the holiday season. This towering 7.5-foot tree boasts a very lifelike appearance, with 1586 artificial branch tips that round out its full shape. Just be sure to fluff the tree for the most realistic appearance. Elegant, sparkling, and super chic, the Pre-Lit LED Flocked Mixed Pine Tree is a snow-kissed Christmas staple.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
Best for Small Spaces: Nearly Natural 3-Foot Christmas Tree
Just because space is limited doesn’t mean you can’t still put up a Christmas tree that will make a big, festive splash. Though it be little, this tree from Nearly Natural is mighty pretty. It stands just 3-feet high and 21 inches wide, so it can fit nicely in a small corner or even on a tabletop. It’s also a great tree to put in a kid’s bedroom when decorating for Christmas.
Best of all, it’s already decked out with lights—100 of them, to be specific—so you don’t have to worry about stringing them. Just plug it in and watch it glow. The lights are also designed so that if one goes out, the rest of them keeping on working—which is a huge relief if you’ve ever dealt with Christmas tree lights without that feature. The tree is made of more than 130 faux pine tips and is also peppered with pine cones for a rustic feel so realistic people might just mistake it for a real one. Customers say the tree is well made, easy to set up, and really adds Christmas spirit to their small space.
06 of 09
Best White: 8-Foot PVC Crystal White Holiday
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Now is your chance to ensure you've got some white on Christmas Day with this 8-foot crystal white artificial tree. With 1150 PVC tips you'll be sure to have a full tree. A heavy-duty metal stand ensures it stays upright and safe all December long, while the hinged branches make for easy set-up and storage.
For an extra-stylized touch, hang one color of ornaments this year (perhaps pink or red) for a super trendy and fashion-forward tree you'll remember for years to come.
07 of 09
Best Thin: Holiday Time Pre-Lit 7-Foot Shelton Artificial Christmas Tree
If you don't have the space for a wide tree, consider buying a thin tree that has a smaller diameter. We love the 7-Foot Shelton Artificial Tree from Holiday Time for its elegant shape and pre-lit design. The 1.58-foot diameter ensures that this tree can fit in the smallest of living rooms. Moreover, the 300 clear lights that adorn the branches will make decorating much easier, and the top branches are strong enough to support a decorative tree topper (see our favorite tree toppers here). The included tree stand is an added benefit.
08 of 09
Best Budget: Best Choice Products Artificial Christmas Pine Tree
Over 1,000 reviews and a best seller label make this a standout product in the artificial tree category. Backed by an eye-catching design, and an even better price point, this six-foot stunner earns top marks from us, too.
The artificial pine features lusciously full branches—1000 tips in total—to create the look of a genuine tree. And the sturdy metal base helps keep it standing tall throughout the entire season. When the festivities are over, the tree’s hinged body easily disassembles into three pieces and can be placed in a Christmas tree bag for effortless storage. Measuring 72 x 55 x 6-inches, it’ll look great in any apartment, condo, or bedroom that’s in need of an option slightly smaller than a standard-sized tree. And for under $50, customers consider this tree a steal.
Take a look at other product reviews and shop for the best Christmas tree ornaments available online.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
Best Upside Down: Vickerman 6-Foot American Upside Down Artificial Christmas Half Tree
Looking for something that's a step above your ho-hum Christmas tree? The Vickerman 6-Foot Upside Down Tree is sure to impress guests and family members as it hangs from the ceiling. Although the idea of hanging a tree from the ceiling might seem absurd if you have pets or small children you won't have to worry about them knocking into the base or pulling ornaments off of the low-hanging branches.
In terms of design, this majestic tree boasts 350 mini white lights and over 800 PVC tips for a realistic look. Customers give this tree high marks, saying that it's full and sturdy, and it's a nice change from more traditional trees that sit on the ground.
Products Tested by The Spruce
How We Tested
We bought three top-rated artificial Christmas trees and our reviewers tested them daily for weeks on end during the holiday season. We asked our testers to consider the most important features when using these artificial trees, from their size to their style. We’ve outlined the key takeaways here so that you, too, know what to look for when shopping.
What to Look for in an Artificial Christmas Tree
Size Naturally, you’re going to want to consider the size of the artificial tree you buy in relation to where you plan to put it. Think about its height and width, as well — there are slim trees available that’ll take up less space in tight rooms. Don’t forget to consider storage, too; the larger the tree, the more room it’ll take up in storage the rest of the year.
Style Artificial Christmas trees come in many styles. There are realistic faux trees that could pass for real plants, as well as “frosted” trees that look like they have snow on them. On the other end of the spectrum, you can get pink, silver, or other colored Christmas trees that make a bold statement during the holidays. It all depends on your personal style.
Lights You’ll likely come across many pre-lit artificial Christmas trees, which have built-in lights spread throughout their branches. This can save you a lot of time when it comes to decorating, but some people still prefer to use their own strings of Christmas lights on an undecorated artificial tree.
Test Results: Norway Green Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree with Stand (Best Overall)
What We Like
Looks very natural
Light but secure base
What We Don't Like
Fluffing was time-consuming
“The overall shape and color of this tree was very natural,” declared one of our testers. “It's full without looking artificially fluffy and asymmetrical in the right places!” One reviewer also said that the base is “light but feels secure, which is especially important in a house with a cat.” The fluffing process, however, was very time-consuming, according to one of our testers: “It took two of us about two hours to get it into a shape we were somewhat satisfied with, and it easily could've taken two more.” One reviewer also noted that its needles were fairly sharp, so he opted to use gloves to avoid scratches.
Test Results: Best Choice Products Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree (Runner-Up, Best Overall)
What We Like
Doesn’t look fake
What We Don't Like
Base of tree not aesthetically pleasing
A few needles came off during setup
One of our testers was “pleasantly surprised” about how easy this tree was to assemble, as well as how natural it looked: “The overall appearance is really pleasing,” she said. “I'm used to real trees, so I was afraid I'd be bothered by the look of an artificial one. But once it was up and fully decorated, it really didn’t feel fake.” One reviewer also liked that its branches were flexible, which made it “easy to move them to where they were needed for ornaments.” On the other hand, one of our testers thought that the tree’s base wasn’t very attractive: “The screws that fasten the tree to the base are silver, which really stick out against the green tree/black stand,” she said. One reviewer also noted that a few needles came off during assembly.
Test Results: Best Choice Products Artificial Christmas Pine Tree (Best Budget)
What We Like
What We Don't Like
Difficult to get straight up and down
Time-consuming to achieve fullness
This tree was a hit with our testers because it was low-maintenance and easy to assemble. One reviewer also thought it looked great: “We're happy to have it and call it our family tree,” he said. One downside, according to one of our testers, was that it was “a little difficult to get it to stand perfectly upright.” One of our reviewers also pointed out that “you have to work at it a bit to achieve fullness everywhere.”