Best Christmas tree deals – pick up a bargain to decorate this weekend

Bag a discounted tree now to help save more to go towards the big day

It's time to deck the halls and get the decorations out the loft, because it's seasonal decorating time. If you still haven't bagged a tree yet, these Christmas tree sale discounts might just be the deciding factor. Because there's no better time to make savings than at Christmas, because it's already an expensive time of year.

We've sourced the best bargains during the overwhelming holiday sales period, to ensure your money goes a little further during the festivities this year.

From statuesque slim designs and space-saving half trees to on-trend snowy show-stoppers, there's a cheaper Christmas tree to suit every home.

And with these discounts, you can afford to buy the bigger or more expensive artificial Christmas tree you've had your heart set on...and still cash in.

Homebase Artificial Christmas Tree Sale

7ft Rocky Mountain Artificial Christmas Tree: was £175, Now £131 at Homebase (opens in new tab)

Save 25% when buying this impressive, statuesque tree. The throughly realistic looking artificial tree features natural inspired upswept branches, to offer a look that feels freshly cut from the forest. The realistic looking fir features a dusting of pinecones to add to the realism.

7ft Nevada Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree, was £165, Now £123 at Homebase (opens in new tab)

This lightly flocked tree offers the appearance of a gentle snow dusting, with 1,684 flocked branches. Standing at seven-foot tall this is a lot of tree for your money. Thanks to the frosty look this tree is ideal for a perfectly pastel decorating scheme.

6ft Derry Spruce Pre-lit Premium Christmas Tree, was £130, Now, £97 at Homebase (opens in new tab)

Tis the season for snow dusted trees to shine. Set the scene of a white Christmas for less with this impressive model, currently on sale to make it all the more affordable. Pre-lit with 180 warm LEDS the snow covered tips are perfectly illuminated.

Balsam Hill sale

Nordmann Fir 7ft tree, was £1,099, Now £549 at Balsam Hil (opens in new tab)l

This thoroughly realistic looking tree is an investment for a lifetime of Christmas celebrations. Lit with 650 lights on the 7ft tree it's a shining example of a brilliant artificial tree.

European Silver 5ft Fir tree, was £379, Now £249, Balsam Hill (opens in new tab)

Native to Europe's stunning mountain ranges, the European Silver Fir (Abies alba) is the quintessential choice of Christmas tree. Using Balsam Hill's innovative True Needle™ technology this luxury tree features lifelike foliage crafted from cuttings of actual fir, to perfectly captures the colour and texture of the real thing.

Wilko Christmas tree sale

6ft Half Flocked Artificial Christmas Tree: was £55, Now £45 (opens in new tab)

The half tree is the hero of small-space living. Half the tree, half the floor space needed. Plus half the required baubles – win, win. This snow-finished design is a great on-trend buy to embrace this popular space-saving tree, with snow covered trees being hugely popular for Christmas 2022. Save £10 with the seasonal savings.

5ft Slim Rainbow Artificial Christmas Tree: was £35, Now £30 (opens in new tab)

Never before has the rainbow symbolised so much, as it has in recent years. Making this fun, colourful artificial tree a must for this year's celebrations. This rainbow bright tree is a great choice as an extra tree for the kids to decorate with aplomb of novelty decorations.

6ft Pre-lit Artificial Christmas tree: was £60, Now £40 (opens in new tab)

This realistic looking artificial fir tree comes dressed with 120 warm, soft white LED lights to save the cost and effort of buying additional lights and placing them on. For that reason it's an absolute bargain, and that's even before the seasonal discount. Save £20 with the current sale, to spend elsewhere on festive treats.

Wayfair Christmas tree sale

Noble Green Pine Artificial Christmas Tree, was £109.99, Now £64.99 at Wayfair (opens in new tab)

This dense delight of an artificial Christmas tree offers way more tree for your money right now. The bigger the better decorated with as many decorations as you can muster – that’s the look we’re seeing trending already this year. This plentiful tree is just the ticket for that trend.

Christmas Tree World sale

5ft Pre-lit Frosted Ultra Mountain Pine: was £249.99, Now £179.99 at Christmas Tree World (opens in new tab)

Save £70. The delicate flocked finish on this Pre-lit Frosted Ultra Mountain Pine creates the ultimate chilly festive experience. It may be faux but the super realistic PE branch tips will have guests believing you’ve just visited a real tree farm.

6ft Pre-lit Pop Up Christmas Tree: RRP £129.99, Now £89.99 (opens in new tab)

Made famous by appearing on This Morning this slim tree is popular selling design. Not only does this slim model save space, it’s also a cheaper tree option than full-size counterparts because it requires fewer decorations and Christmas lights for full coverage.

What is the latest technology for making artificial trees more realistic?

Which is the most realistic artificial Christmas tree? 

‘Artificial Christmas trees are looking more realistic than ever before due to the increased use of injection moulding. Which is when real pine needles are expertly copied and replicated using PE (Polyethylene)’ explains tree expert David Sumner, Online Sales Manager at Christmas Tree World.

‘The use of injection moulding has meant that ever more realistic-looking Christmas trees are available to customers. This technology can look so realistic that sometimes even a close-up inspection, along with touching and feeling the foliage, isn’t always an instant giveaway.’

‘Historically, strips of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) have been cut into thin strips to represent the foliage on real Christmas trees. From a distance, it is very difficult to tell whether a tree is artificial or real from this technique, and it is only on closer inspection that the flattened squared off PVC can be seen. This continues to be a popular style for many people who are looking for affordable realistic trees, hence it is still used in our Arbor Vitae & Mountain Pine Christmas Trees.’

What’s the best way to store an artificial Christmas tree to keep it looking good?

Quite simply, the best way to store the dismantled tree is in the original box to save on excess packaging. However, if you have larger storage boxes or containers these are ideal, to make access easier. As long as you keep the branches flat and un-squashed, your tree should last you for years to come. Store in a cool, dry space to preserve the condition. In recent years many companies have created handy Christmas tree storage bags.

Neutral and gold Christmas living room

(Image credit: Future PLC)

When is the best time to buy an artificial Christmas tree?

A question frequently asked of Google. And the answer is reported to be Black Friday, because of the savings and the proximity to Christmas.

The smart thing about buying a discounted artificial Christmas tree is that you can afford to buy the bigger or ‘better’ tree because your budget will go further. All of the trees above will have been full price in the months prior to Black Friday, and soon they will return to the RRP once the seasonal sale is over.

Get set now, there are not many more shopping days left until Christmas celebrations begin.

Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.