While there’s nothing quite like the scent of a pine around the holidays, artificial Christmas trees are continuing to grow in popularity. There are so many reasons to switch to a faux tree — they’re durable, convenient and make the holiday decor setup and cleanup so much more simple. Not to mention, they’re a great choice for households with pets or loved ones who are allergen-sensitive.
The problem now lies in deciding (and with so much variety on the market, it can be tough!) which is the perfect holiday tree for your home. To make the job easier as the days quickly countdown to Christmas, we’ve rounded up our favourite artificial Christmas trees to suit your style and budget.
A Unique Spin
If you want to deck your halls with something cozy and modern, this 3D laser cut wooden tree has a lovely Scandi-chic vibe that will make your house the most unique on the block. It’s made of birch (so it’s the closest you can get to the real thing without getting the real thing).
Wooden Christmas Tree, Etsy, From $384.
A Tall Beauty
If you have a large entryway that can handle a bigger artificial Christmas tree that will really wow guests and your family, this might just be the one for you. Coming in at an impressive 9-feet, this Aspen beauty boasts over 2,700 built-in lights.
9′ Pre-Lit Radiant Micro LED Artificial Christmas Tree, Costco, $600.
Pretty in Pink
A Fine Pine
Long and thin, this pencil Pine tree looks just like the real thing — which Canadians know and love from tree-lined streets in the wintertime. It also means that it’s super convenient to stow away and set up. The dusting of artificial snow gives it that snowy look, just like those outside. Bonus that this one comes with multicoloured lights that are ready to turn on with the flick of a button.
Lighted Artificial Pine Christmas Tree, Wayfair Canada, $176.
Merry and Gay
A traditional tree isn’t the way to go for everyone. If you’re looking to make a bright and cheerful splash with your holiday display, look no further than this unique rainbow-coloured faux tree that has six coloured layers and stands seven-feet tall.
For Living Pre-Lit Rainbow Christmas Tree with Tree Stand, Canadian Tire, $250.
A Viral Sensation
If you’ve been on the festive side of TikTok lately, it’s inevitable that you’ve already seen this faux holiday tree that’s been blowing up all over the app. You’ll have to move fast if you see it available in your area though, because this one can be hard to find (though we did it!). We love it for its multicoloured changing lights that come with 10 settings.
7.5 ft. Grand Duchess Balsam Fir Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree, Home Depot, $998.
Glam and Glitzy
This realistic-looking artificial Norway Spruce Christmas tree will lend a warm and glamorous look to your holiday setup this year. It has 900 warm white LED lights to give your home a soft sparkly glow that looks lovely with metallic tree decorations to complement them.
Faux Pre-Lit Snowy Norway Spruce, Anthropologie, $748.
Voted the best artificial holiday tree of the year by the New York Times for its affordability and realistic appearance is this classic Christmas tree. It’s no surprise, as its tree branches are molded using the real thing. The only thing that will give it away as a faux tree is the lack of pine needles to sweep away day after day!
A White Christmas
NOMA has festive faux trees in a variety of colourways to suit your styling needs. This all-white tree, as well as their pink or blue alternatives, have warm white or multicoloured LED light settings and a built-in tree stand.
NOMA Pre-Lit Colour-Changing Glacial Christmas Tree, Canadian Tire, $400.
Essential and Elegant
Our pick for the most affordable Christmas tree on this list is from IKEA. The store currently has this nearly seven-foot essential indoor faux tree on a fantastic sale until supplies last. If you don’t need the fuss and frill of LED lights (or maybe have your own strings to use and don’t need them built-in and are just looking for a classic and reliable tree), this will do the job well at a great price.
VINTERFINT Artificial Christmas Tree, IKEA, $55.