Christmas is undoubtedly the most festive and colorful season of the year. Made more so are the myriads of holiday decorations, the music, the carols, the colors and the generally improved moods that are the highlights of the Christmas season. But more than these, the most prominent Christmas decoration is by far the Christmas tree, mostly pine, of course.
And since there is a shortage of the natural Christmas trees, people inevitably turn to more man-made and artificial Christmas trees to decorate their homes and brighten up their Christmas spirits. This article reviews the best ten artificial trees available in the market. And since Christmas is fast approaching, you can make up your mind ahead of the holidays.
10. Artificial Christmas Pine Tree
This artificial Christmas Pine Tree is manufactured by Best Choice Products. It is made of look-alike imitation pine, even though it is artificial. It is robust and is about six-foot tall with the tree topping. The branches are designed with a thousand tips to give the appearance of a real, natural authentic pine tree.
This artificial Christmas tree has a heavy-duty metal base to provide the tree with stability and balance, to keep it standing tall and straight, to prevent it from tipping over and to ensure that the tree does not break. It is easy to assemble, disassemble and store since it comes in three pieces that can be hooked and hinged to form one beautiful Christmas tree. It weighs just 8 pounds, is a beautiful green color and is made of metal and PVC.
When fluffed up and fully decorated with all the hanging Christmas lights, this artificial tree makes a great addition to your Christmas scene.
9. Homegear Deluxe Alpine
This artificial Homegear Deluxe Alpine Christmas Tree stands at 6 feet tall. It has about seven hundred tips and weighs a little less than ten pounds. The needles of this tree are green in color and made with polyvinyl chloride.
This tree comes wrapped and can be assembled very easily. It does shed its pines a little bit but is durable enough to be used for about two or three years. It can be fluffed up to give a fuller appearance. It has a plastic feet stand that is a little delicate and may cause the tree to wobble a little. This tree does not come with any Christmas tree ornaments or decorations. You need to get those yourself.
8. North Valley Spruce Tree
This artificial Christmas tree is about 9 feet tall and is about 5.5 feet in breadth. It has branch tips numbering 2128 which gives it a fuller and more robust appearance. The construction of this Christmas tree is metal hinged which means that the poles in the center have sections with branches attached to them. This enables the branches to be folded and fitted neatly and closely to the center poles for easy carriage and storage. It is easily assembled as it is composed of four different parts that can be put together very quickly and easily.
It also features a metal stand that is strong, sturdy and can be folded. This tree is non-flammable, it is resistant to fire and does not contain any allergenic substances. It comes in a recyclable carton, contains instructions for assembly and has a five-year warranty. Read More: Best Gift Baskets Reviews & Buying Guides.
7. Charlie Brown Christmas Tree
For lovers of the old animated TV special, this artificial Christmas tree brings back good memories. It is only 24 inches and is a perfect imitation of the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. It comes decorated with the memorable red bulb decoration and the blue blanket of Linus. It even performs a 30-second piece of the Linus and Lucy theme song.
It has a wooden base that displays the logo of Peanuts to verify the genuineness of this Christmas tree. Included in the pack are the red ornament, the Christmas tree, the blue blanket, two batteries, and the theme-song chip.
6. Dunhill Fir Tree
This artificial Christmas tree is manufactured by the National Tree Company. This company is a renowned maker of artificial and decorative greenery like garlands and Christmas trees. The Dunhill Fir tree stands at 7 feet tall and about 4.5 feet in width. It has a hinged metal construction. It is also packed in three pieces for easy transport, assembly, and subsequent storage. The storage pack it comes in can be used to store it for subsequent use.
It also features a metallic folding stand for balance and support. It has a construction that is metal hinged. So all the branches can neatly be folded and tucked against the center skeleton of the tree. It is however very poky and you may end up full of scratches by the time you are done fluffing and decorating it. So endeavor to use hand gloves when assembling this tree.
5. Kingswood Fir Pencil Tree
This artificial Christmas tree also has a construction of hinge braches. And just as the name suggests, it is a thin as a pencil meaning it takes up the least amount of space possible. It is about 7 feet tall and less than 2 feet wide. It is resistant to flame and does not cause any allergies. It comes disassembled in three parts and this, coupled with the metal hinge construction makes it really easy to put together, put apart and put away.
It comes equipped with a metal tree stand for support and balance. This artificial tree does not come pre-lit so you can have as much fun decorating it with all the lights that you want. Read More: Best Piggy Banks Reviews & Buying Guides.
4. Premium Spruce Hinged Artificial Christmas
This artificial tree is really tall standing at 7.5 feet. The branches have 1346 tips and it gives a near-perfect imitation of an authentic fir tree. Like most other artificial trees, it comes with a metal stand that supports the tree and keeps it balanced. It also comes disassembled in three parts that make it easy to put together.
This tree can be easily fluffed up, and when it is, has a buoyant appearance closely resembling that of a real fir tree. It comes pre-decorated with 550 lights that add a look of beauty and festivity to the tree. This tree is best used indoors though as it is not designed for outdoor purposes. It is also resistant to flame, made of PVC, has a natural green color and weighs 30 pounds.
3. Downswept Douglas Fir Tree
Even though the Downswept Douglas Fir Tree is as artificial as they come, it feels very natural to the touch. This is because the tips of its branches are molded from real branches of trees. This gives the tree a near life-like look. It comes pre-decorated with 650 clear lit lights. It also features a metal tree stand that keeps the tree standing upright and keeps it balanced.
Like most other artificial trees, it has a hinged construction that helps you assemble, disassemble and store this tree quite easily. It stands tall at 6.5 feet and has a width of about 4.5 feet. It is resistant to fire and does not contain any materials that may cause allergies. It has wire branches that make hanging decorations extremely easy. It has a natural-looking color and feels very real to touch.
2. Canadian Christmas Pine Tree
This artificial tree is quite possibly the smallest that there is. It is only about 1.5 feet tall and that includes the wooden base. The tree has all of 124 tips. It is perfect for a table-top decoration or a bedside decoration.
It would require a single string of battery-powered Christmas lights to decorate it. It is really cheap, however, and is light. It can be fluffed up a little to give it a fuller appearance. But really, this artificial tree is pretty small. Read More: Best Stuffed Animals Reviews & Buying Guides.
1. Carolina Pine Tree
The Caroline Pine artificial Christmas tree stands at 7.5 feet tall and has a base width of 5 feet. it has a metal hinge construction which makes it really easy to put together and store. The branch tips are 1393, bristle and cashmere.
It has pinecones that are flocked, can be fluffed-up to give it a more full-bodied appearance, and has a metal stand that gives it support, keeps it standing and keeps it balanced. It comes decorated with 750 clear lights strung on it. This tree is resistant to flame and contains no allergens.
Artificial Christmas Trees Buying Guide
When shopping for artificial Christmas trees in the soon to be here festive season, there are a few things that you should keep in mind:
Height- Like natural Christmas trees, artificial Christmas trees are available in varying heights and diameter size. Ranging from about 1 foot to 8 feet tall, you will always see Christmas trees differing in height. Before buying an artificial Christmas tree, consider the space you have available, in heights and in width.
If you have a low roof, buy short trees. If you have a high roof, however, you can buy trees as tall as you want Note, however, that after decoration, the star on the Christmas tree would often make it taller, so consider that in your calculations.
Decorations- Some artificial Christmas trees come pre-lit and others do not. With pre-lit trees, you may not have to spend extra money on purchasing Christmas lights. It also means that you are stuck with the decorated lights that the factory provides. Sometimes, when one bulb burns out, the other bulbs also do not work.
With artificial trees that are not pre-lit, you can become creative with your lights decoration. You get to choose the lights of your own design, color, and arrangement. You do have to spend money on that though.
Materials- Most artificial trees are made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride). It is not the most ideal, but it is probably the best that you’ll get. It does not catch on fire easily and does not change color. This means that you get to use your artificial tree for several years and still have it retain the luscious green color it had when you first purchased it.
So, make sure that the Christmas tree you buy is made from no less quality material than PVC.
Branches- Since artificial trees are exactly that, you need to buy ones that at least look like they are real. Even if they are not. Some artificial trees have short branches, others have needle-like long branches. Whichever you go for, make sure it is one that looks most natural on your tree.
As always, we encourage you to stay within your budget when you want to buy artificial Christmas trees. Artificial Christmas trees give you an edge over natural Christmas trees. They are easier to come by than natural Christmas trees and are much cheaper.
And since artificial trees are not deciduous (they do not shed their leaves), you do not have to bother with sweeping up or tidying up fallen pines.