These beautiful pre-lit artificial Christmas trees are SO realistic, you’d never know they weren’t the real deal!
I’m sure for most of us, decorating the Christmas tree is one of our most treasured traditions through the holiday season. In fact, we love it so much, we actually decorate two separate trees around our house. The tree in our main living room tends to look a little more polished and put together I’d say (this is the one I often share each year on the blog – you can catch last year’s nostalgic vintage inspired tree here). Though we all decorate it together, I often find myself adjusting things after Carson’s gone to bed that night to fill in any bare spots and scatter things around a little more intentionally. You can check out some of our past Christmas tree looks below…
I always set up a more nostalgic tree full of our most treasured family ornaments too, one is all about embracing the beauty of perfectly imperfect. Carson always takes the lead with this one, directing Brady and I to help to place each and every special ornament in its rightful spot. Where our living room tree features a more cohesive collection of ornaments with a well thought out theme & design, the tree in the Study is filled with all of our most special ornaments – each and every one that Carson has made through the years, all the ornaments he’s collected over the years (we gift him one every Christmas Eve – read more about our Night Before Christmas Box tradition here), the ones Brady and I purchased when we first moved in together, some that we used as children ourselves growing up and even a very special collection that belonged to my Gram. It’s definitely a very special tree each year and always my favourite to decorate.
Whether it’s filled to the brim with decorations or simply just lit up with lights, the Christmas tree has become a staple of our holiday season. Of course, many people choose to decorate with a real tree (something I’ve always wanted to try myself), but for those of us that like to decorate early or maybe just don’t want to deal with the mess or upkeep of the real deal, an artificial tree might be a better fit. I’ve always had an artificial tree and oh my goodness, have they come a long, long way since I was a girl. The first tree that Brady and I purchased for our first Christmas was a pre-lit and didn’t require any shaping and I remember being blown away even then by the jump in quality from the old tree we had growing up. That was 16 years ago now – since then we’ve replaced that old tree with an inexpensive version from Costco that’s become the family tree in our Study, and we’ve also added an extra tree into the mix – more of an heirloom quality tree for our main living room.
No matter what your budget, an artificial Christmas tree is an important investment – it truly is such an integral part of Christmas. Families tend to keep those artificial trees for many years, celebrating many Christmases with them and making so many happy memories gathered around them together. And so, I thought I’d share some of my very favourites with you today. This is a collection of the best pre-lit artificial trees out there, with all of the features I wanted most (realistic, easy set-up, and pre-lit). If you find yourself on the hunt for the perfect artificial tree, hopefully you’ll find this little round-up helpful!
Our Favourite Pre-Lit Christmas Trees
- 7.5ft Fraser Fir
- 6ft Snowy Pine Tree
- 7ft Vancouver Mountain Pine Tree
- Flocked Snow Pine (6 or 7.5ft)
- 7.5ft Sierra Pine Tree
- Real Feel Heritage Balsam Spruce (6 or 7.5ft)
- Deluxe Noble Fir (4, 6 or 7ft)
- Washington Spruce (5, 6, 7.5, or 9ft)
- Flocked Grand Teton (3 or 7ft) – LOVE the little icy bits on this one!
- 7ft New Hampshire Spruce
- Flocked Layered Spruce (available in 7 or 9ft)
- 7.5ft Monaco Pine
- Flocked Grand Northern Rocky Fir (5, 7.5, or 9ft)
- Flocked Downswept Tree (3, 5, 7.5, or 9ft)
- 7.5ft Balsam Fir
- Hemlock (4, 6, or 9ft)
And, just in case you’re looking for something a little smaller to add to a side table or kitchen counter maybe, I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite table top trees as well for you below:
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day my friends!