Aldi's £16.99 real Christmas trees are back in-store – and warns they're already selling fast

Deck the halls and secure this bargain while it's here

A carrot mascot wearing an Aldi t-shirt holding up a Christmas tree in a field full of Christmas trees.
(Image credit: Aldi)

Aldi's real Christmas trees have officially landed in stores this year, ringing in the yuletide cheer as many of us begin to start having our Christmas ideas on the radar again. The trees are some of the cheapest that can be found in supermarkets nationwide, with prices starting at just £16.99.

Year after year, they're easily a star pick-up if you've been on the hunt to secure a bargain on a real Christmas tree. This festive centrepiece landed in stores on 23rd November and 26th November and is available while stocks last so if you've been waiting all year for its launch, we suggest acting fast to avoid disappointment.

A carrot mascot wearing an Aldi t-shirt holding up a Christmas tree in a field full of Christmas trees.

(Image credit: Aldi)

Aldi real Christmas trees

The Scottish-grown trees will be returning to Aldi in two staple sizes to suit any size home and are the perfect centrepiece to finish off a budget Christmas decorating idea. Shoppers can choose between a medium tree (160-180cm) or a large tree (190-210cm).

What's more, shoppers can be assured that these trees have been grown in the UK with all trees in Aldi's festive range coming from a sustainable plantation in Scotland.

Aldi's real Christmas trees have continuously proven themselves to be a fan-favourite sellout every single year, even more so than some of the best artificial Christmas trees on the market. In fact, compared to both real and fake fir pickups available on the market, shoppers can save themselves up to 50% shopping for their tree at Aldi.

Aldi real Christmas tree on pink background

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Needless to say, affordable real Christmas trees are a bit sparse at the moment following IKEA axing its Christmas tree offer from the majority of UK stores, making Aldi's offer all the sweeter.

However, the next best place you can secure a tree that won't break the bank is by nabbing one of Lidl's real Christmas trees, which also start from just £16.99 for the same medium size for a Nordmann Fir.

A carrot mascot wearing a white Aldi t-shirt stands with arms outstretched in a field full of Christmas trees.

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How to care for real Nordmann Fir trees

'Nordmann Fir trees take at least seven years to grow, compared to around five for a Norway spruce.' explains Lee Chambers, head of sales at Lovania Nurseries. 'These extra few years allow the tree to develop its beautiful, dark green foliage and strong branches.'

A carrot mascot wearing a white Aldi t-shirt walking through a field of Christmas trees.

(Image credit: Aldi)

To maintain the life span of your Nordmann Fir, experts recommend cutting between one and two inches from the trunk of the tree. Do this as soon as you reach home, and stand it in a bucket of water overnight. By doing this you'll allow for moisture to reach the branches much quicker, helping to keep them fresher for longer.

Now that the holiday countdown is on, best believe you can catch us at Aldi securing one of these trees for ourselves. We'll beat you to it!

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend. 

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