PINE NO MORE: 10 OF THE BEST ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREES

There's something special about the scent of a real Nordic Spruce. But if you don't want your Christmas tree to drop its needles and droop before the big day, there's no shame in choosing a faux option – and these days they're looking better than ever – with some of this year's offerings being hard to tellfrom the real thing.

Check out Wild at Heart's Nikki Tibbles on Christmas Decorating.

Or don't even try to fool anyone and just go for shimmering foil for full-on fabulousness, with something like Amara's glittering gold number. Cover it in kitsch and colourful baubles and make yours the most glamorous tree on the street.

See our pick of the best Christmas baubles.

If you prefer a simpler and less traditional style, you're spoilt for choice. Opt for Branch from Demelza Hill, hand-crafted from sustainably-sourced maple, it has a cool and clean Scandi aesthetic. The Metal Cone tree from Cox & Cox has a pared-back style that evokes a festive vibe that's free from glitz or gaudiness – or the Arram tree at Habitat is wrapped in multi-coloured wool for a contemporary take on Christmas.

Fancy a tree that's simple – and seasonal? Check out the Fir with berries tree at Car & Kitchen.

For those who find arranging fairy lights a faff, there's a pre-lit LED tree at Balsam Hill. Or invite a a festive touch of frost into your home and pick up Sainsbury's 6ft Snowy tree. Its snow tipped branches will provide a neutral backdrop that will work with a seasonal colour scheme of your choosing, while Dobbie's Ombre tree gets fashionably frostier, fading from silvery white to black.

Whatever style you go for, you can relax safe in the knowledge your tree willstay perky till long after the presents are unwrapped. And you can give the vacuum a rest at the same time. Result.

Welcome your guests with our pick of the best Christmas wreaths.

WOODLAND SPRUCE 6FT LED TREE, £439, BALSAM HILL

WOODLAND SPRUCE 6FT LED TREE, £439, BALSAM HILL

Inspired by the coniferous evergreens native to the temperate regions of the North, this tree exudes elegance and simplicity. Its blend of needles will have you marvelling at its realism.

Delaware 6ft Gold Christmas-Tree, £155, Amara

Delaware 6ft Gold Christmas-Tree, £155, Amara

Make a glamorous statement with this Matt Foil tree. Its rich golden tone will flatter your home this Christmas.

branch, from £220, demelzahill.com

branch, from £220, demelzahill.com

Available in three sizes, this hand-crafted tree has a clean and cool aesthetic for fuss-free festivities.

branch, from £220, demelzahill.com

branch, from £220, demelzahill.com

Available in three sizes, this hand-crafted tree has a clean and cool aesthetic for fuss-free festivities.

Arran tree, £35, Habitat

Arran tree, £35, Habitat

Wrapped in multi-coloured wool and 1.8ft tall, this twiggy number is great for perking up sideboards, consoles and forgotten corners.

ombre faux tree, £99, dobbies

ombre faux tree, £99, dobbies

Fading from silvery white to black, this tree is fashionably frosty.

fir tree with berries, £19.99, Car & kitchen

fir tree with berries, £19.99, Car & kitchen

This tree is ready decorated with red berries for ease.

6ft Upswept Natural Tree, £70, B&Q

6ft Upswept Natural Tree, £70, B&Q

Almost better than the real thing.

Metal Cone Tree, £225, Cox & Cox

Metal Cone Tree, £225, Cox & Cox

Crafted from metal with tiered circular boughs for displaying your festive favourites

6ft snowy tree, £60, sainsburys home

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6ft snowy tree, £60, sainsburys home

6FT FESTIVE FIR UNLIT CHRISTMAS, £59, JOHN LEWIS

6FT FESTIVE FIR UNLIT CHRISTMAS, £59, JOHN LEWIS

The classic conical shape of this tree has realistic green tips to show off your decorations.

Jacky Parker

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