Although live trees bring a charming evergreen scent into your home, they also come with a hefty dose of maintenance—including watering and disposal after the holiday season ends. Over the years, artificial Christmas trees have become more realistic (if you want them to be) and have enough cheer to make you feel like you’re in a Hallmark Christmas movie. Artificial Christmas trees also allow you to decorate as early as you wish, which could have mental health benefits.

In short, there’s no time like the present to order your holiday tree, especially now that distributors are warning of supply shortages and rising prices for both real and fake Christmas trees. By ordering now, you can get ahead of the problem and still find the perfect one to fit your budget and home decor style. Read on for the eight best artificial trees of 2021, from the traditional to the modern.

1. National Tree Company Artificial North Valley Spruce Christmas Tree; From $64

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This Goldilocks-like tree gives you the opportunity to find your just-right size: It’s full-bodied, not too slim or squat, and is available in a variety of heights ranging from 4.5 to 12 feet. It promises easy assembly with pre-attached, hinged branches that drop into place when you’re ready to deck the halls—and fold back into place when you’re returning the tree to storage.

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2. Best Choice Products Snow-Flocked Artificial Christmas Pine Tree; From $120

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With its flocked branches, this tree brings the feel of a snow-dusted forest inside. Its sturdy construction easily supports keepsake ornaments and strings of garland, and thanks to the tree's three-section design, set up won’t take hours. The tree is available in 6-, 7.5-, and 9-foot heights.

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3. National Tree Company Artificial Slim Kingswood Fir Christmas Tree; From $97

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This slim tree, which is made to look like a Kingswood fir, is perfect for homes or offices with minimal space, or for those who want to decorate every corner. And although the tree is slim cut, its branches are full-bodied, lifelike, and will fill out once fluffed. The tree is available in heights up to 7.5 feet.

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4. Three Posts Green Artificial Spruce Tree with Lights; From $69

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Starting at 4.5-feet tall, this natural-looking spruce will likely appeal to apartment dwellers or those hoping to add holiday cheer to small spaces; pre-strung lights take the hassle out of set up and take down. If you love the look of it but want something bigger, it's available in sizes up to 9 feet tall.

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5. Dunhill Fir Green Artificial Christmas Tree with Color + Clear Lights; $300

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It’s a classic Christmas decorating debate: clear or colored lights? This Dunhill fir tree settles the debate once and for all—the answer is both. Toggle between color options, or select dazzling light combinations such as color-changing, pulsing, blinking, twinkling, or dimming/fading. This faux tree is available up to 9 feet tall and has lush branches with plenty of space for your ornament collection.

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6. National Tree Company Artificial Pre-Lit Slim Christmas Tree (White); From $66

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If your vibe is non-traditional or modern, this slim white tree is a fitting choice: The pre-lit Kingswood fir has clear, warm-toned lights to match its wintery look. It’s available in five heights, too, from 6.5 to 10 feet.

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7. KI Store Christmas Tree with Ornaments and Lights; From $200

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This tree delivers holiday cheer in a flash. It’s pre-strung with lights and includes nature-inspired ornaments such as cotton-ball picks, flocked picks, wooden hanging ornaments, burlap ribbon, and buffalo checked ribbon. Choose from three unique looks and sizes up to 7 feet tall.

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8. National Tree Company Pre-Lit 'Feel Real' Artificial Douglas Fir Christmas Tree; From $550

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This Douglas fir tree stands out thanks to its natural feel and appearance. It also offers a few bells and whistles, including pre-lit branches that can switch between white and multi-colored lights and 10 different light functions, like blinking. Hinged branches quickly drop into place and just need a little shaping to complete your decorating. The tree is available in sizes from 6.5 to 9 feet tall.

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