If this is the first year you are opting for an artificial Christmas tree as opposed to a real tree and you’re not sure where to start then do not worry, the guide below will help you choose the perfect artificial tree that you and your family will love for years to come.

Why Choose an Artificial Christmas Tree?

Choosing an artificial tree as opposed to a real one has many benefits. All the magic of Christmas arrives when the tree goes up and there’s no cosier feeling than snuggling up and watching a film with the Christmas tree lights twinkling away. With an artificial tree, you can start decorating your home as early as you like and your Christmas tree will look just as healthy and fresh by Christmas day as the day it first goes up. Plus all of our artificial Christmas trees are fully fire retardant to give you that extra peace of mind.

Secondly, there is far less mess associated with an artificial tree. You won’t spend time every day hoovering up the dropped needles. Nor will you have to spend time watering the tree. Plus, you have so much more to choose from – from slim options to flocked, frosted and pre-lit styling you can have whatever your heart desires, whereas with a real tree, it’s plain green or nothing.

Choosing an artificial tree also means you don’t have to choose a new tree every year, you can have faith that you will enjoy your beautiful tree for years to come and never panic that all the good ones have been taken and you’ve been left with the scrawny, brownish looking one.

Choose the perfect artificial tree

that you and your family will

love for years to come

How to Choose an Artificial Christmas Tree?

There are some things you need to consider before choosing your first ever artificial tree:

1. Plan where the tree is going – you need to measure your space, not only from floor to ceiling (leaving space for the star of course) but also the width of your space as artificial tree widths can vary dramatically. Our slimmer styles look fabulous in narrow spaces or smaller rooms and our wide trees are perfect for grand hallways and larger spaces.

2. What style do you prefer – do some research on the different types of tree available, do you prefer a bushy tree, a natural looking tree or something totally unique.

3. Decide your budget – artificial trees can vary somewhat in price and this all depends on certain factors – what the tree is made from, how many branch tips the tree has, the size of the tree, whether the tree has any additional features such as lights, or flocking. The most expensive trees will be made from both PVC and PE branches – PVC branches are the cheaper branch and PE branches are the realistic branches that have been moulded from real branches. The higher the percentage of PE branches, the more realistic and the more expensive the tree.

4. Choose your finish – decide whether you want a green tree, a frosted tree or a flocked tree, or even a pre-lit tree. Our pre-lit trees come decorated with beautifully spaced LED lights for extra ease.

Our Top Tips

We have some top tips to follow that will make choosing your artificial tree for the first time much easier:

1. Opt for a tree that is taller than you – a 6ft or a 7ft tree is usually the perfect size. Ensuring the tree is taller than you means that you will always feel impressed by its magnificent appearance. Plus it will look great when you stand next to it for family photos.

2. More branch tips means more decorations – the more branch tips you go for the more decorations you need to fill your tree with so consider how many decorations you have or plan on buying before you choose your branch tips.

3. Got pets? Don’t go for flocked trees – the material that the flocked snow is made with can be harmful to animals so we recommend that if you have pets you should stick with a green tree – they look just as nice and you’ll feel secure in the knowledge that your pet is safe.

4. Consider your theme – what tree will fit in with your theme, not just for this year but for years to come? Consider your decoration colours before you choose a tree. Silvers and blues look best with a snowy or frosted tree, whereas traditional reds and golds work better with a green tree.


Following these handy tips will help you to choose the most perfect artificial Christmas tree for years to come. However, if you still need some help, you can contact our happy Christmas elves for a recommendation.