Best Artificial Christmas Trees 2018
The first Artificial Christmas Trees were made in Germany way back in the 19th century. They were originally made out of wood and coated with Goose feathers that were dyed green.
Since those early days, the Artificial Christmas Tree has developed using various types of material.
Feather Christmas tree
Feather Christmas Trees were originally made from Goose Feathers that would be fastened to wire branches and then wrapped around a wooden dowel that would resemble the trunk of the tree.
Initially made in Germany they also became very popular in America by the early 20th century.
By 1920 these trees were being sold in departmental stores and you could buy them in various sizes ranging from a mantlepiece size of around 2″ right up to a full standalone tree of 6′ to 8′.
The trees were designed to be lit by candles so the branches would be quite widely spread to limit the danger of fire.
The tips of the branches would invariably have red tips denoting red berries but would be used as the candle holders.
Of course, the most benefit that came out of these Artificial trees was the fact that they didn’t drop their needles when it came time to end the Christmas festivities, you just pushed all the branches upwards, put it back in the box and stored away already for next year.
This craze of Artificial Christmas trees soon hit the UK, and a British based company called Addis jumped on the bandwagon by producing the first brush bristle tree.
Addis is a houseware company that produces household items in particular toilet brushes, and they used the same machinery to produce these Brush Bristle trees.
So imagine a toilet brush dyed green and you have the basis of the first Brush Bristle Christmas Tree.
The trees became very popular in the UK, especially as they were a lot sturdier and could be decorated to a greater extent, plus the fact that they were much less flammable than the earlier Feather type trees.
The Aluminium tree was a fad that lasted just a few years and then quickly fell away.
Originally made in the US they were mainly made of Aluminium
Plastic and Prelit
Most artificial trees nowadays are made from PVC plastic, for safety reasons as PVC is fire-retardant(not fire resistant).
These trees are mainly produced from China and come in a variety of designs and colours.
A popular design is the prelit tree that will be pre-decorated with lights in various forms, the added bonus to this is that it eliminates the hassle of putting your own lights around the tree and then unravelling them when its time to dismantle the tree.
The most popular form of lighting is by LED lights where each bulb sits in its own socket eliminating the dreaded chore of trying to find out which bulb is causing the whole string to not work. (If one bulb blows out the rest continue to glow).
There are varieties of plastic and Prelit trees that are designed to work outdoors, but all have to meet the safety standards of the country that is importing them.
Another benefit of PVC made trees is that they are now made to resemble some of the finest real Fir and Pine trees that are naturally grown.
How To Unpack and Decorate Your Artificial Christmas Tree
10 Best Buy Artificial Christmas Trees
Pre-Lit Christmas Trees
that come fully loaded with sparkling lights saving you the hassle of getting tangled up with wires when decorating and dismantling.
National Tree 7.5 Foot “Feel-Real” Nordic Spruce Slim Tree with 750 Clear Lights
A full-bodied authentic looking Christmas tree that stands a lofty 7′ 5″ tall.
It has a wide diameter of 4′ and over 3260 branch tips.
The tree will be the centre of attention and glisten with its 750 UL listed clear lights featuring a bulb lock which keeps the bulbs in place.
It breaks down into 3 metal constructed sections for easy assembly and stands on a solid folding metal stand.
The tree is fire resistant and non-allergenic and when the festivities are over you can pack it away in its own reusable storage carton ready to bring out again next year.
Included in the box are spare bulbs and fuses, and you will get a 5-year guarantee on the tree and 2-year guarantee with the lights.
A beautiful looking tree that is going to enhance any room for those festive parties.
Goplus Pre-Lit Christmas Tree
An authentic looking tree that stands 7′ high and made from a high-quality harmless and durable PVC material.
With its 1188 branch tips, there is plenty of room to add your personal touch when it comes to decorating.
The 700 low voltage LED lights, mean that if just one bulb blows the tree will still look awesome with the other 699 still glowing.
This tree comes in 4 quick and easy pieces to make assembly super simple, and the auto-spread design means all the branches will drop to the designed place to make the tree give the best effect.
The tree will rest on a metal stand with plastic covers on the end of each foot.
The sturdy foldable steel base provides stability to keep your tree standing tall and prevent breakage.
Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce Premium Prelit Artificial Christmas Tree
Balsam Hill is a company that thrives on creating luxurious and realistic artificial Christmas trees.
The company is backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal, with their trees being featured on television shows, magazines, and in celebrity homes.
Their innovative technology True Needle™ (True Needle™ foliage accurately mimics the structure, texture and colour of natural evergreen needles, creating the most realistic artificial Christmas trees available), gives a very authentic structure and texture to all their tree and couple that with the Easy Plug™ lighting system, all that is left to do is add your own personal touch and then sit back and enjoy Christmas.
There is a wide range of styles and sizes in their collection ensuring that no matter what size your Christmas tree space is you will find a tree that fits perfectly.
This particular tree stands 5.5′ and 46″ wide giving a full authentic shape.
It features 1326 branch tips, PE True Needle™ tips (80%) for realism and PVC Classic Needles (20%) for fullness and boasts 600 hand strung Easy Plug™ clear lights.
It comes with a 3-Year Limited Warranty and includes tree stand, storage bag(s), cotton gloves, extra bulbs and fuses, and on/off foot pedal.
Home Accent Holiday Double 4 ft. Pot Tree Artificial Christmas Tree and 24 in. Wreath with Clear Lights
This display of 2 x 4′ trees and a 24″ wreath is going to add a special welcome to any and all visitors to your Christmas front door.
Each tree is fitted with 238 artificial wood trail pine branches, giving them a full lush look and pre-lit with 100 clear candescent lights.
Standing outside your front door or either side of an open fire these trees are going to stand tall and stable on their 22″ base.
Pencil Slim Christmas Tree 7ft
A beautiful choice for those of you that have a limited space but still want that authentic Christmas tree look.
Will fit wonderfully into a small space in an Apartment, maybe at the top of a stairwell or even filling that spare corner in the office.
This 7′ tall tree comes with over 300 stay-lit lights and stands on a 20″ diameter base.
The soft touch tip needles give it a very luxurious look.
Best Unlit Artificial Christmas Trees
Decorating your own Christmas tree, adding your own personal touch is something that makes the family Christmas.
Dressing your tree with baubles and bells and then wrapping the all-important lights to make any tree glow makes the start of Christmas festivities a family affair.
Here we give you a choice of undressed artificial trees that are just waiting for you to make Christmas your own.
Best Choice Products 6ft Premium Hinged Artificial Christmas Pine Tree
This 6′ high premium hinged artificial Christmas tree is going to add that extra Christmas feeling to any room.
With over 1000 branch tips and easy to fluff branches, it gives the appearance of a natural full-bodied pine tree.
To provide safety and to keep the tree standing tall, it comes with a sturdy metal base.
The tree parts into 3 sections, making for easy assembly and then dismantling and storage for next year.
Overall dimensions are 6′ tall and 44″ in diameter.
This tree certainly wouldn’t be out of place in any environment.
CHEERSON 7.5 ft Premium Christmas Tree
- Full & Life-like Construction: Composed of over 1,000 branch tips, this artificial Christmas tree looks real and life-like.
- Perfect for Indoor: Made of PVC material and metal Stand, this Christmas tree is an ideal choice for your indoor presentation.
- Easy to set up: Simply connect the branches and metal stand together and fluff out the branches to make the tree looks full and life-like.
- Sturdy Construction: Measuring 7.5ft tall and weighing 30 lbs. with metal tree stand give it a sturdy and not easily tipped over.
- Package: 1x artificial Christmas tree.
- Description:With its sturdy construction and life-like appeal, you will be proud to present this newly designed Christmas tree to your family for the holidays. This holiday season, enjoy our new Christmas tree that looks like the real thing without the inherent dangers of having a real tree. Assembly takes only a few of minutes, and our convenient sizing means this tree can liven up all indoor areas, whether it be your living room, dining room, or any other holiday space. Made of high quality materials, our new Christmas tree offers over 1,000 branch tips and limbs which are full to look a healthy real tree.DIMENSIONS: 95X25X28CMFEATURES:More than 1000 branch tips, PVC needles, metal stand
Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce Premium Artificial Christmas Tree
The unlit version of the previously shown Vermont White Spruce, standing 7.5 feet tall on the stand with a berth of just over 5 feet.
The realistic look of this tree comes from the PE True Needle™ tips, which cover 80% of the tree and PVC Classic Needles covering 20% giving it that fullness look.
There are 2574 branch tips making for a truly authentic looking Christmas Tree.
You also get the security of a 3-Year Limited Warranty.
In the box, you are going to find the tree stand, storage bag and to save your fingers when assembling cotton gloves.
A tree that is worthy of any position in the house to give the environment a festive feel.
Jackson Spruce 6.5′ Artificial Christmas Tree
The Jackson Spruce tree stands a proud 6.5 feet tall with 642 tips on pre-attached hinged branches, making the setting up of the tree easy and giving it the fullness expected from an artificial tree.
Your tree topper is going to sit proudly on the sturdy top branch and the tree is supported by a solid plastic stand.
A tree that is going to hold its own in any household with its natural full body looks.
6′ Foot Premium Canadian Pine Frasier Fir Green Artificial Christmas Tree
The Canadian Pine Tree is a very popular selling tree because of its remarkable value and quality.
Standing a proud 6 feet tall and around 3 feet wide at the widest point it boasts 1200 tips for a full and plush look.
Customize your own look with this unlit natural looking tree.
Great for a centrepiece of your front room or even on your front lawn.
Easily assembled from 3 separate pieces which are supported by a sturdy metal stand.
It will come in a handy storage box to be packed away safely for a lot of coming years.