The best faux Christmas trees of 2020

Still on the hunt for the perfect artificial Christmas tree? Here are our favourite offerings from the shops this year...

The Weymouth Spruce is designed to mirror nature – with spacious gaps between branches and an organic, more realistic silhouette, from £299, Balsam Hill.

The artificial Christmas tree has come a long way in recent years, and gone are the days of patchy pines and sparse branches! 2020’s designs come in varying guises: frosted, gold-tipped and charmingly asymmetrical for a more realistic silhouette. Here are some of our favourites…

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Traditional charm

With that all-important thick, full shape and a rustic wicker skirt, this 7.5ft beauty is a luxurious option. Symons Nordmann Fir Christmas tree, £495, The White Company.

With that all-important thick, full shape and a rustic wicker skirt, this 7.5ft beauty is a luxurious option. Symons Nordmann Fir Christmas tree, £495, The White Company.

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Alternative beauty

For a stylish alternative to the evergreen, we love this indoor/outdoor light-up birch tree, £95, Cox & Cox.

For a stylish alternative to the evergreen, we love this indoor/outdoor light-up birch tree, £95, Cox & Cox.

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Frosted fancy

To create a Narnia feel, opt for a tree that looks as though it’s been dusted in snow, £95, Marks & Spencer.

To create a Narnia feel, opt for a tree that looks as though it’s been dusted in snow, £95, Marks & Spencer.
No festive front door should be without a wreath. Florist Yolly has used dried hydrangea heads and dried hops and mixed them with fir and berries. The subtle addition of a bauble, a robin and some glittery leaf decorations keeps it natural and adds a bit of fun.

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Nordic noir

Frosted branches add a shimmer to this 7ft Norway Spruce, £369.99, Lights4fun.

Frosted branches add a shimmer to this 7ft Norway Spruce, £369.99, Lights4fun.

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All that glitters

With its gold-tipped branches, this 7ft beauty is perfect for opulent, maximalist interiors, £299, John Lewis & Partners.

With its gold-tipped branches, this 7ft beauty is perfect for opulent, maximalist interiors, £299, John Lewis & Partners.

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Keeping it real

The Weymouth Spruce is designed to mirror nature – with spacious gaps between branches and an organic, more realistic silhouette, from £299, Balsam Hill.

The Weymouth Spruce is designed to mirror nature – with spacious gaps between branches and an organic, more realistic silhouette, from £299, Balsam Hill.
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‘Every aspect of our trees is designed to mimic nature,’ says Mac Harman, founder of Balsam Hill. ‘Our Christmas tree moulds are made using branch clippings from real trees so that the tips and needle shapes look just right. At the moment, slightly asymmetrical trees that mimic fir and spruce trees are popular. They have a look that’s sparse by design, ideal for displaying ornaments.’  

A real Christmas tree from Wyevale Garden Centres adorned in warm lights and blue baubles in front of a dark blue panelled wall