Five best artificial Christmas trees

Save yourself the bother of picking up fallen needles

If you're looking for an authentic Christmas tree, without the hassle of picking up fallen needles, check out our pick of the best artificial trees. Whether you want pre-lit, frosty, minimalist or something to go outside, we've got the perfect tree for you...

1. Flat Rock Frasier Fir Green Luxury Premium PE Christmas Tree, 5ft £89.99

Designed to look and feel just like the real thing, the Flat Rock Frasier Christmas Tree is good enough to fool guests from a distance. Its branches are densely-packed for a healthy, full appearance and have round-tipped needle fronds for added authenticity. It comes with hook-on branches that are easily shaped and arranged and make it easy to assemble, while the folding metal stand makes it easy to put away and store.

2. Winfield fir Christmas tree 4.5ft, £135.00

If you're looking for a fuss-free artificial tree with a life-like feel, the 4.5 foot Winfield fir is a great choice. Designed with a hinged construction, it assembles quickly and easily – leaving you more time to decorate with baubles and tinsel. We also like its full-bodied shape.

3. Arctic Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree, £13.99

Who says you have to spend a fortune on a realistic-looking Christmas tree? If you're on a budget, this 5ft-high artificial tree is currently available from Amazon for just £13.99. Easy to assemble and put away, it's earnt an impressive 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon. One customer wrote: "Quite a thick plush tree was surprised at quality compared to others of its price. Good value and looked very nice when decorated. Good sturdy metal stand too."

4. Birch Christmas tree, £55

If you prefer a more modernist approach, or perhaps want an eye-catching tree for a hallway, this pre-lit birch tree is a great alternative to a traditional tree. It comes adorned with 48 warm white lights and at just under 4ft-tall, it's the perfect choice for smaller spaces.

5. John Lewis Isla Mist Pre-Lit Potted Christmas Tree, £150

Most artificial trees are only suitable for indoor use, but the Isla Mist Christmas Tree from John Lewis can be used either inside or outside. We love its sparkly, frosty finish. It will look just as good twinkling by your front door as by your fireplace, and comes complete with a metal black pot. Even better, it comes pre-lit (operated via a battery) and gives a lovely warm white glow.