Choosing an artificial Christmas tree comes down to personal taste as well as budget. With Christmas already being such an expensive time of year, and the current cost-of-living crisis not helping matters, getting the most for your money is important. Here we look into how much is too much, or whether you are spending enough on your artificial Christmas tree.

Do Your Research!

Like all things in life, the more you pay, the better you can expect that product or service to be, and an artificial tree is no different. If you choose to pick up the cheapest tree from your local supermarket then you can expect low-quality branches, an unrealistic finish and quite a bare-looking tree. However, if you spend time looking at trees in garden centres or online and make an educated decision on your purchase you will be able to get the best-looking tree as well as something that suits your budget.


Understanding Tree Styles

There are plenty of styles to choose from including, pre-lit, flocked, frosted or traditional green trees, and just as many materials, including PVC, PE, PVC & PE Mix, and PVC & Hard Needle Mix. The most luxurious trees will be a PVC & PE Mix, these trees are easy to shape, as well as incredibly realistic. Of course, these styles will range in price as well as quality. The size of your tree will also impact the price, but we don’t think you should sacrifice height for a reduced price, you’re likely to be disappointed if your tree is smaller than you, unless you are specifically looking for a small tree to fit a small space.

Additionally, you have to consider other costs, for example, you may pay slightly more for a pre-lit tree, however, if you pay less for a standard tree you may end up paying more for a set of lights to add to your chosen tree. It is important to weigh up the costs of your decorations when choosing your tree.

And if you're concerned about running costs for Christmas lights racking up, read this handy blog to discover how little our Christmas lights actually cost to use.

You’re likely to be disappointed if your tree

is smaller than you unless you are specifically

looking for a small tree to fit a small space.

Quality That Lasts

If you spend a bit more on a top-quality tree then you will be investing in a product that is going to last you for years to come, which means a one-off big spend rather than purchasing a new tree every year which will add up and probably cost more in the long run. Many of our Kaemingk Everlands trees come with an extended 12-year guarantee which shows you just how long you can expect the trees to last. And many of our other tree collections offer warranties between 2-3 years, so you know this is quality that will last.

In order to preserve your tree, we do recommend opting for a Christmas tree storage bag as this will offer far more protection than the cardboard box the tree comes in and will help your tree last well beyond those warranty periods, so it will be years before you need to worry about finding a replacement.


Looking Fabulous

It is possible for even our cheaper trees to look incredible, this just requires fluffing of the tree to ensure the branches look full and pretty. For full information on how to fluff your tree properly, click here.

Some of our favourite trees cost under £50, however, others cost upwards of £200. We also know that there are plenty of trees available on the market for over £500. We don’t think there is ever an amount that is too much to spend on an artificial tree, because Christmas is special, and an artificial tree is an investment that is going to brighten your home for years to come. However, choosing your budget and style comes down to personal preference. There is always a stunning artificial Christmas tree available on any budget, it’s just knowing what to look for. Make sure you do your research and understand the height and width you need for your space, as well as understand that trees with higher tip counts and a higher percentage of PE branches will be more expensive but they will look the most full and most real.

If you need help finding an artificial tree within your budget, then we recommend speaking to one of our helpful customer service advisors who will help you to find the most suitable tree for your needs.