Faux Christmas trees - our edit of the very best to buy now

Faux Christmas trees that look as good as the real deal

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Faux Christmas trees might not exude the scent of a fairytale Nordic forest, but they also don't  drop their spiky needles all over your floor.

Buying faux is a smart way to take the faff out of the festive season. Best of all, you can bust out your chosen spruce year after year. 

For 2020, you’ll find a host of impressively realistic firs sitting alongside fibre optic Christmas trees, frosted limited editions, glitzy gold offerings and eco-friendly wooden styles. Fed up with tangled fairy lights? Look to the pre-lit Christmas trees that are now widely available. Short on space? Pop a miniature faux Christmas tree on a console table or opt for something slimmer.

Whatever you choose, your tree is sure to stay in tip-top condition until Christmas Day, proudly guarding all your lovingly-wrapped gifts.

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Nordmann Fir Candlelight Clear Tree, Balsam Hill

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You’ll need to splash some cash for a fancy festive fir from Balsam Hill, the creme de la creme of the faux Christmas tree world. At £579, it's pricey, but families will enjoy this stately 7ft replica with needles moulded from tree cuttings for generations.

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Midnight Forest Christmas Tree, Cox & Cox

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If Gatsby gold is your palette of choice, this magnificent 7ft midnight blue fir, £250, will make a dreamy theatrical backdrop.

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Pre-Lit Copper Birch Twig Tree, John Lewis

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For a hint of Copenhagen this Christmas, consider this 6ft John Lewis faux copper-toned birch tree, £89, delicately pre-lit and ready to be hung with glass baubles or left bare in its striking simplicity.

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Grand Spruce Christmas Tree, The White Company

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If putting up your own fairy lights is what Christmas is all about, invest in this natural-looking 6ft fir faux Christmas tree with hand-painted branches, £199, and a stand for easy set-up.

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Snow Tipped Green Christmas Tree, Paperchase

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This 6ft tree, £50, with a dusting of snow is on the slimmer side, making it a smart buy for livening up a dark corner in a flat or smaller room, especially as it comes in four sizes.

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Gold Delaware Christmas Tree, Amara

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Deck the halls in molten gold with this 6ft spruce-inspired faux, £135, (the 7ft costs £50 more) that’s crying out for metallic bejewelling.

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Wooden Scandi Tree, Cox & Cox

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Minimalists will be in raptures at this versatile blonde wood tree, £175, crafted with a slatted design and charming star topper. 

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Pinecone Tree, Sophie Allport

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At just under a metre high, this pinecone tree, £64.99, with a rustic burlap base is proof that small can make an impact, especially if you weave some white fairy lights through its branches.

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Twinkly Rainbow Pre-Lit Christmas Tree, John Lewis

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Technology and tradition have joined forces to dazzling effect with this Pop Art-inspired tree, £599, featuring a mass of rainbow lights controllable through the Twinkly mobile app.

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Lit Frosted Noble Christmas Tree, Marks and Spencer

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Get the Lapland look and guarantee a white Christmas with this wintry 6ft tree, £145, with built-in sparkling lights. 

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