There are few greater feelings than that of stumbling upon an amazing deal, and boy, am I feeling good today. While innocently shopping Target's holiday decor, hunting for discounts and markdowns I might offer you, dear reader, I happened upon what just might be the steal of the holiday season: a 6.5' faux, pre-lit Christmas tree from Target for just — wait for it — $55.
I know there are plenty of Tanenbaum purists out there, people who would rather forgo the holiday entirely than be caught dead with a fake Christmas tree. But this one from Target's Wondershop brand - which is one of the best home decor stores in its own right - is a highlight every year. Not only affordable, but also well-reviewed and very easy to set up.
In fact, anyone with an eye for holiday decor would do well to browse all of the Target Wondershop here.
The perfect pre-lit Target tree
This pre-lit Alberta spruce might not smell as good as the real thing, but it looks pretty dang close. Reviewers suggest spreading out the branches and fluffing them up to make sure the tree itself looks dense enough, (our guide to how to fluff a Christmas tree will help you here) but they're otherwise completely sold on this low-cost, indoor/outdoor piece.
I'd like to think this would work amazingly in a small apartment or home, where it's often not possible to reserve the space for a genuine fir. Just spruce this one up (no pun intended) with some ornaments, a star at the top, a collar to go around the base, and you're good to go.
The best Christmas tree toppers from Target
No tree is complete without a star on top; this one includes 70 extra lights to add a little extra shine to your decor.
Threshold is Livingetc favorite Shea McGee's Target brand, so we couldn't pass up a chance to feature this lovely and understated topper. Its crisp, clean, and oh-so regal.
The best Christmas tree ornaments from Target
Price: $15 for nine
These shimmery tinsel ornaments, which come in a set of nine, would go perfectly with one of the toppers above. But gold is intrinsically holiday; it will pair well with anything you already have, too.
Price: $5 for 25
We suspect that this blush pink and dark purple color combo is about to be the hue match of the season. Get ahead of the trend with this 25-piece mini ornament set, as darling as it is affordable.
The best Christmas tree collars and skirts from Target
This shimmering skirt will make your tree look as though it's surrounded by snow, no mess required.
This hammered metal collar would instantly elevate the look of your brand-new tree. I think most people expect to see tree skirts, so a collar would add a bit more structure.
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Brigid Kennedy is a style editor at Livingetc.com, where she is responsible for obsessively combing the internet for the best and most stylish deals on home decor and more. She was previously a story editor at TheWeek.com, where she covered both U.S. politics and culture. She describes her design style as colorful and clean, and in her free time enjoys reading, watching movies, and curating impossibly niche playlists on Spotify. She lives in New York.
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