There’s been a long-standing debate on what the best artificial Christmas trees are — plain or flocked, white or colored lights, fir or pine? In our opinion, it’s whichever one can give you the greatest value at the cheapest price. Unlike live Christmas trees, they can be reused for years to come, saving you some serious money over time. Another way to make the most of your cash? Shopping on sale and saving up front, too.
The best time to buy artificial trees varies, so you have a few chances every year to snag your own. Black Friday is probably the most convenient because it’s at the start of the holiday season when Christmas is already top of mind. Last year, we saw savings of up to 70% at Walmart, Wayfair, and Amazon. Unsurprisingly, you’ll find killer deals starting on Christmas Eve into January when retailers are trying to purge their now-irrelevant stock — if you can wait until then to upgrade, you definitely should.
But if you’re shopping now, we give you the lowdown on the best artificial trees with deals you can take advantage of below. Remember though, product prices and availability are accurate as of the time and date indicated and are subject to change.
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Best Artificial Christmas Trees on Sale Now Under $150
1. Holiday Time Madison Pine Artificial Tree, 6.5 ft
This pre-lit option ($36.75, Walmart) comes with 300 lights and 600 branch tips for a full, festive look. It’s also available in nontraditional colors like black, blue, and white. (Shoppers particularly love this tree in black according to reviews). And for less than $40? This tree is a steal no matter what aesthetic you’re going for.
Related: Best Flocked Christmas Trees
2. National Tree Company Pre-Lit Tree, 4 ft
The best place to buy artificial Christmas trees is often Amazon because the selection is massive and discounts are common (they also sell live ones now). This 4-Foot National Tree Company Kincaid Spruce Tree ($47.99, Amazon) may not be the stereotypical Christmas tree, but that’s the point. For smaller spaces or even to snazz up individual bedrooms, this compact option is a solid choice.
3. Novashion White Snow Flocked Pine Tree, 7 ft
This fashionable tree ($60.99, Walmart) is made of flame-retardent PVC for extra safety. We also love that it comes with a metal stand so you won’t have to purchase a separate tree stand. The price is especially impressive — you get great value for not a lot of money. (I mean, 94 reviews with a 4.7-star average for a $60 tree … remarkable.)
4. The Holiday Aisle Pre-Lit Spruce Tree, 3 ft
When you’re short on space, you need a tree that’s small in size ($69.99, Wayfair). Something affordable is important too — and this one is either cheaper or equally priced compared to similar trees. Positioned in an opulent (aka expensive looking) gold planter, the star of this tree is the color-changing LED lights that practically sparkle.
5. Ashland Pre-Lit Cashmere Pencil Christmas Tree, 7 ft
The best artificial trees for indoors are the ones that make the most of your space and never skimp on cheer, like this skinny option ($89.99, Michael’s). We also love how the cashmere tips emulate the snow-covered look of a flocked tree without the shedding.
6. The Holiday Aisle Vienna Twig Tree, 6 ft
The tree of choice ($99.99, Wayfair) if you’re aiming for a look that’s more winter than holiday, this tree is rustic and natural looking. Because of the sparse nature of this tree, you may have to dedicate extra time to fluffing the branches and adding ornaments. Plus, this is the least expensive you’ll find this tree online, so if you like it, grab it here.
7. The Holiday Aisle Ogburn Pre-Lit Pencil Tree, 7.5 ft
Another great pick for those with space limitations. Based on comparable products from The Holiday Aisle, this tree ($116.99, Wayfair) is a serious deal right now. It has a pencil silhouette that easily fits narrow and crowded spaces, which doesn’t stop it from making a statement with its tall height and colored lights.