The Best Artificial Christmas Tree

The Best Artificial Christmas Tree

By Stefan Mitrovic
For this article we went through two types of artificial Christmas trees and a couple of products that fit into those two categories. In the end, we concluded that the best is the Homegear Alpine 6ft Deluxe Artificial Christmas Tree. If you’re looking for an affordable Christmas tree that looks good and will last you for a couple of years, you should choose this one.

Christmas is considered to be the time for family and festivities, and there’s something about it that makes us feel happy and elated. The air seems like it’s filled with love and kindness and, usually, everything appears just perfect. It definitely is one of the rare times when we forget about our struggles and problems in life and enjoy the universal excitement around us. That being said, that feeling is mostly connected to the way our surroundings look during the holidays. In most parts of the world, Christmas falls during the wintertime, and the weather is usually dreary and cold. However, all the Christmas decorations make us realize that things aren’t all that bad and makes us feel this inner warmth and joy.

Arguably, one of the most important Christmas decorations is the Christmas tree. This modern symbol of Christmas isn’t just there to look pretty and to have something to keep presents under;  it also acts as a beacon where the family gathers in those cold nights, sipping on something to warm them up and just having fun. Putting up your Christmas tree and decorating it is something that you should be doing every year, but it can be a bit time consuming and more expensive to get a new tree every year. So you might want to opt for an artificial Christmas tree. This will last you longer than just one season, so it’s important to pick an artificial Christmas tree that suits your needs and has the right effect of tradition and festivity.

Types of Artificial Christmas Trees

Differentiating between the categories of artificial Christmas trees isn’t an exceptionally hard task. Christmas trees are usually classified based on their looks or, to be more specific, their color. The beauty of artificial Christmas trees lies in the fact that they come in any color you can imagine. If you’re not into the traditional green tree and don’t really need to coordinate the color of your decorations, the possibilities are endless. You can pick anything from pink to silver, blue to black. Or choose a tree that’s covered in branches of multiple colours because – why not? Whatever makes you happy and wakes the Christmas spirit in your home is the right choice for you.

However, if you’re more into the traditional types and don’t want to experiment with a colour that you might like this year but  hate next Christmas season, we suggest that you chose a traditional-looking tree. That being said, there are two different types in this category as well. They are also based on looks and colour but in this case that means choosing a classic one or one that looks like it’s covered in snow. Honestly, both of these types have eye appeal, but let’s get deeper into examining them before we choose which one is better.

The classic type of artificial Christmas tree

The classic type of artificial Christmas tree is exactly what the name says: classic. It looks like your regular Christmas tree that you would pick out and take back home, only with some advantages. As we mentioned before, getting a real Christmas tree every year can be a bit of a hassle, so getting a quality artificial one is a good change. Another important thing is that real Christmas trees can make a mess. The tips can dry out and fall off, and you or your loved one can step on them and get hurt, so you’ll have to clean up after it all the time. That poses no problem with artificial Christmas trees, as you can keep them anywhere you want for as long as you want, and they will make zero mess.

If you’re a busy person who doesn’t have the time or energy to go out and get a real Christmas tree, but you still want that classic look, opt for this one. Another thing to consider is that some believe cutting down trees in order to make our living room pretty for Christmas is damaging. Thankfully, every company that specializes in making artificial Christmas trees makes them in the classic type in various shapes and sizes. There are also different little things about each of them. We picked some of the best ones for you, and we will look more into how they differ.

Homegear Alpine 6ft Deluxe Artificial Christmas Tree

This artificial Christmas tree is a true example of the classic type. In addition to that, it is one of the more affordable ones on this list. Don’t let the price scare you – the amount of money that you’ll spend on this artificial Christmas tree is very small, but the quality is extremely good.

When you’re picking out an artificial tree, you have to take care that the colour looks realistic. Often, the greens look dull or even blue, and you don’t want that. However, that’s no problem for this six-foot tall (or 180 cm) artificial Christmas tree, as it is as realistic as possible, especially for this price. So if you need a cheap but resilient Christmas tree that will last you a couple of years, maybe you should choose this one. It is bound to look amazing in your living room.

Features of the Homegear Alpine 6ft Deluxe Artificial Christmas Tree

We mentioned before that artificial Christmas trees are made in different sizes, and this one falls into the category of medium-sized ones. What you get when you order this tree is a 6-foot tall, fully branched, beautiful green tree that honestly looks like the real thing. This product is 3.25 feet, or 99 centimetres, at its widest, making for a full-looking tree.

Another thing that is important to mention when it comes to this product is its weight. This tree is extremely lightweight, surprising us with its astonishing 4.38 kilograms. It also comes in pieces that you need to assemble, so it’s safe to say that this artificial Christmas tree is one of the best when it comes to portability and easy storage. 

Advantages of the Homegear Alpine 6ft Deluxe Artificial Christmas Tree
  • Affordable
    If you happen to have a smaller budget for this year’s festivities for one reason or another, you shouldn’t be stressed. Thankfully, you can always rely on this artificial Christmas tree to look the part well enough and to last you a while. Though this tree is cheaper than a regular tree, it’s also cheaper than some of the more “high-end” artificial Christmas trees, while still having a realistic look and feel.
  • Good quality
    You can genuinely see and feel the quality of this product in its small but important details. First, the colour of the tree is a genuine green without grey or blue parts. Second, you can see how well-made an artificial Christmas tree is based on the spacing of the branches. If the branches are evenly spaced in a way that there are no big holes and empty spots formed between them, the tree is quality.
  • Height
    This is one of the medium-height ones, but a tree that’s six feet tall is definitely the most popular type as it can fit just about any home or office.
  • Lightness and portability
    These two items are important when it comes to packing and storing your artificial Christmas tree until the next year.
Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a tall, good-quality artificial Christmas tree that is bound to last you more than a year, but you don’t want to spend a ton of money on one, you should most definitely opt for this option as it will satisfy your expectations.

WeRChristmas Pre-Lit Victorian Pine Multi-Function Christmas Tree

Here is another great example of a well-made artificial Christmas tree. You can really see the quality craftsmanship that went into making this beautiful ornament of Christmas. That being said, you can also see that quality in the price. This artificial Christmas tree is way more expensive than the one that we wrote about previously, but if that doesn’t pose a problem for you, you should without a doubt check this item out.

This is another  of the medium-sized artificial Christmas trees and is also the same height as the previous one – six feet (or 180 cm) tall. As far as how realistic this artificial tree looks, it’s one of the most authentic we’ve found. You can see this in the spacing of the branches, its colour, and just how true-to-life its shape appears. This product also has some other additional features that you won’t be able to find in other artificial Christmas trees.

Features of the WeRChristmas Pre-Lit Victorian Pine Multi-Function Christmas Tree

The most important feature of this tree is the fact that it’s pre-lit. That means that this particular model is covered in 400 warm white LED lights. These lights have different settings, such as twinkle, flash, fade, chasing, static, or on/off. This is what makes the tree special, and also means that the amount of added ornaments you need for it is minimal. This product will make your living room look and feel luxurious.

The package contains one pre-lit Christmas tree, one transformer for the lights, and one sturdy, foldable stand. The tree is inspired by the Victorians and their pride in having a full plush Christmas tree, and this product captures that tradition. As we mentioned before, this tree is six feet tall and has a wide 46-inch diameter. The size of it is actually ideal for any room, as it is not too imposing but also not too small. Like the product we reviewed before this one, this tree also comes in three parts, making for easy assembly, but this model is a quite a bit heavier. 

Advantages of the WeRChristmas Pre-Lit Victorian Pine Multi-Function Christmas Tree
  • Good quality
    This is a new level of quality in the world of artificial Christmas trees. The colour of the branches and the tips are so naturally green that it looks completely real. Another proof of the amazing quality of this item is the fullness of the branches of the tree. You do get what you pay for with this breath-taking product.
  • Lights
    One of the best advantages of this artificial Christmas tree is its built-in LED lights. These are the reason why this tree stands out. The beautiful lights make the tree look elegant and luxurious, and the various ways that they can be turned on are bound to make the room feel and look like a festive place.
  • Portability
    This tree also comes in three parts that you can put together in order to make a full tree. This one is a bit heavier in that it weighs around 12 kilograms, but it can still be easily packed up and stored.
  • Height
    Another example of the perfect height for a standard Christmas tree.
Bottom Line

If budget is not something that you really worry about and if you want to go all out for Christmas this year and many more years to come, we suggest choosing this beautiful artificial Christmas tree to make your holidays special. 

Shatchi 1.2m Christmas Tree Green

This Shatchi artificial Christmas tree is a great choice if you want a good tree that will last you more than one year but you have a limited amount of space that you can put a tree into. Or maybe you don’t like big Christmas trees as they can sometimes feel imposing. Either way, this four foot tall (or 120 cm) model could be the tree for you.

This product is constructed out of metal and plastic and is very well-made. The “trunk” is durable and strong so you shouldn’t have fears of breakage. The colour of the branches is a lush and genuine green, and the spacing of the branches is splendid. This product is also extremely affordable.

Features of the Shatchi 1.2m Christmas Tree Green

This artificial Christmas tree doesn’t have any special features like the one above, but we could say that the most important aspect of this product is its height and size in general. A lot of people live in small homes; getting a big tree isn’t really something that they find practical. Big trees can take up too much space, during the holidays and during the rest of the year while in storage.

That is why this four-foot tall tree is your safest bet if you want more free space. The diameter of the tree is only two feet (or 60 cm). Assembling this tree is quick and easy, not to mention that you will need fewer ornaments to let the spirit of Christmas into your home in no time. 

Advantages of the Shatchi 1.2m Christmas Tree Green
  • Affordable
    This product is one of the cheaper ones on our list, and that’s the biggest advantage that it has. The price of it also makes sense when you consider the size of the tree. It’s one of the best choices if you’re looking to spend as little money as possible but still want something that will last you a long time.
  • Size
    As we mentioned before, medium-sized trees are usually the best when it comes to ornaments and looks, but that doesn’t mean that smaller-sized trees aren’t more practical in some situations. You should pick a tree that suits you, and maybe a small one is the one that works for you.
  • Portability and storage
    Above all, this tree is easy to assemble and also to pack away until the next time you need it. It weighs only 1.2 kilograms.
  • Quality
    This product is made to be sturdy and durable and should last you a long time.
Bottom Line

If you’re searching for an artificial Christmas tree but you might have both a small budget and small available space, you should consider this product.

Kaemingk Imperial Pine Artificial Christmas Tree

With its height of over seven feet (or 210 cm), this model is truly “imperial”. This is why it might be best if you place it in the biggest room possible and make sure to leave plenty of space for it.

The company that makes these Imperial Christmas trees is Kaemingk, and it’s one of the biggest producers of artificial Christmas trees in the whole world. So you know that these trees have already been tried out by a lot of people and most all of them are satisfied. This model is one of the manufacturer’s best-selling products. It’s also important to mention that the price of this item is mid-range – not super cheap but it’s also not something that you will have to spend a ton of money on.

Features of the Imperial Pine Artificial Christmas Tree

The most important feature of this tree is undoubtedly its imposing height. If you have the space and want something impressive to fill it up, we suggest that you choose this tree. The diameter of this item is 4’ 6” at its widest point (or 137 cm). In addition to that, the branches are spread out in a way that makes the canopy look full and lavish. The tree is easy to assemble and comes in three parts, which we can see is a standard for artificial Christmas trees, regardless of their size. Branches are hinged and can fold down for easy assembly.

Advantages of the Imperial Pine Artificial Christmas Tree
  • Size
    The height and the size of this item might seem a bit scary , but if you’re ready to go all out and feel luxurious and festive, don’t be afraid of the girth of this tree. We all dreamed of big Christmas trees when we were children, so if it suits you, go for it.
  • Quality
    Even though it’s made out of plastic, this tree is of very good quality. The fact that it’s big means that care has been used to make sure it’s supported, sturdy, and durable enough to accept a lot of ornaments.
  • Portability and storage
    This item comes in three parts to make it extremely easy to assemble.
Bottom Line

This is the artificial Christmas tree for you if you’re looking for a sizable and lavish model. It will look beautiful once it’s completely covered in ornaments and lights and has presents underneath it.

The snow-covered type of artificial Christmas tree

Another type of artificial Christmas tree that we marked out for you here is the snow-covered one. The form of this type is the same as that of the classic one, but the tips of branches are covered in specks of white paint, making the tree look as if it’s covered in snow. This is the type of look that would really give your home a feel of the northern idyll. However, if you prefer this type over the classic, you should take care that the parts of the tree that are covered in white look realistic and not like they’ve just been dipped in white paint.

The good thing about this type of tree is that you don’t really have to cover it in a bunch of ornaments if you don’t feel like it, as it will still look elegant and festive even without ornaments at all. Unlike the classic type, not a lot of companies make this one as it is a bit special, but we still found one that we would suggest for you if this is the type that you want.

WeRChristmas Scandinavian Blue Spruce Christmas Tree

This special snow-covered artificial Christmas tree is inspired by the Scandinavian blue spruce. It has the tips of its branches that look covered in snow, but also comes with some pine cones and berries attached, giving it more of a realistic look. It also means that you don’t have to put on extra ornaments if you don’t want to. The shape is full but slim, so it can fit well into any space. The price of this tree fits into the middle category; it’s not so cheap that you wonder about the quality you’re going to get, but neither is it too expensive.  

Features of the WeRChristmas Scandinavian Blue Spruce Christmas Tree

As we mentioned above, this tree already comes with some kind of natural-looking ornaments of its own, which is something that a lot of people like. It falls into the medium-size category at six foot tall (or 180 cm) and has a diameter of 46 inches (or 117 cm) at its widest point.

The construction of this tree is hinged, which means that the assembly is simple and you really can’t make a mistake while putting it together. It comes with a foldable metal stand that will keep your tree stable.

Advantages of the WeRChristmas Scandinavian Blue Spruce Christmas Tree
  • Unique looks
    This is one of those trees that will awe anybody who sees it, and it will make your home special.
  • Medium size
    The medium-sized tree with a slim frame will comfortably fit onto any room you want to put it into.
  • Portability and storage
    This tree can easily be assembled and disassembled. It doesn’t take up too much storage space.
  • Quality
    The material used in the making of this tree is PVC; it’s sturdy enough not to buckle under any amount of ornaments that you wish to put on it.
Bottom Line

If you’re searching for a Christmas tree that looks classic but still has a little twist to it, you should choose this one.

What to Look for in a Good Artificial Christmas Tree

The two types that we wrote about above are not the only ones, but they all have things that you should care about and look into when you’re shopping for an artificial Christmas tree. You should be careful when picking out this item, as it is something that you are meant to be using for a couple of years and it will also be the centre of attention during the holiday season. So, here are some things that you should pay attention to:

  • Colour
    This seems like a given, but you should definitely be aware that there are differences. If you’re picking a regular green tree, pay attention to the depth of the colour and try to look at it in the natural light. The green colour on artificial trees can sometimes look too grey or blue, as we mentioned before.
  • Sturdiness
    It’s important that your tree is sturdy and durable, as you want it to last more than a year. You also don’t want to pick a tree with branches that are not supportive enough to carry the ornaments that you’re going to put on it.
  • Existing Ornaments
    This is always a big plus. Existing ornaments can be subtle, like the pinecones and berries on the item that we wrote about before, but it can also be more extravagant, like the pre-lit trees. When it comes to existing lights, you should try them out right away to make sure ahead of time that they work the way you expect them to work.
  • Size
    Make sure to pay attention to the size of the Christmas tree, especially when ordering online. You don’t want to end up with a tree that’s too small or too big. It would be great if you could measure the spot where you want to put the tree and keep those measurements in mind when shopping.
  • Assembly
    The truth is that the most artificial Christmas trees are made so that they can disassemble into three parts, but you should always make sure.
  • The Stand
    Artificial Christmas trees have to be put onto a stand. Make sure that your tree comes with this stand and check out what it’s made out of. Metal stands are usually more stable and look better.
  • The Spacing of the Branches
    Make sure that the branches of your tree are evenly spaced so that there are no holes or empty spots that will look sparse and destabilize the tree.

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