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11/25/2016 06:01 am ET

11 Artificial Christmas Trees More Glorious Than The Real Thing

Time to branch out.

An artificial Christmas tree may just be the best gift you can give yourself this year.

Ordering a faux tree is easier than strapping the fresh-cut version to your car, and fake trees require none of the watering, fireproofing and sweeping of pine needles that so often compound holiday stress. Perhaps best of all, you can use an artificial tree year after year without paying for a new one. And many even come with lights already attached!

Fake trees can be a win for the environment, too, if you keep yours for a while. The chemicals and energy used to make artificial trees actually impact the environment more than harvesting a real one: One study from an environmental consulting firm found you'd need to keep your artificial tree for 20 years in order to leave the planet healthier overall. 

These beautiful finds have us more than ready to invest in the faux market:

  • 1
    Belham Living Classic Mixed Needle Pre-Lit Tree (7.5 feet), $199.98 at <a href="http://www.hayneedle.com/product/75-ft-classi
    Hayneedlecom
    Belham Living Classic Mixed Needle Pre-Lit Tree (7.5 feet), $199.98 at Hayneedle
  • 2
    Burberry Fir Tree (7.5 feet), $189.77 at <a href="http://www.treeclassics.com/Burberry-Fir-Christmas-Tree-p/buf-t.htm" target
    Treeclassicscom
    Burberry Fir Tree (7.5 feet), $189.77 at Tree Classics
  • 3
    Addison Spruce (6-12 feet), from $188 at <a href="http://www.treetopia.com/classic-artificial-christmas-trees-p/addison-spruc
    Treetopia.com
    Addison Spruce (6-12 feet), from $188 at Treetopia
  • 4
    Finley Home Classic Full Pine Tree, $89.98 at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Pine-Full-Unlit-Christmas/dp/B005TVTBG4
    Amazoncom
    Finley Home Classic Full Pine Tree, $89.98 at Amazon
  • 5
    BH Balsam Fir (5.5 - 9 feet), from $399&nbsp;at <a href="http://www.balsamhill.com/Balsam-Hill-Balsam-Fir-Christmas-Trees-p/b
    Balsamhillcom
    BH Balsam Fir (5.5 - 9 feet), from $399 at Balsam Hill
  • 6
    Frosted Berry Pine Tree with Clear Lights (6 feet), $127.76 at <a href="https://www.wayfair.com/6-Frosted-Berry-Pine-Tree-wit
    Wayfaircom
    Frosted Berry Pine Tree with Clear Lights (6 feet), $127.76 at Wayfair
  • 7
    Belham Living Natural Evergreen Pre-Lit Tree (7.5 feet),&nbsp;$199.98 at <a href="http://www.hayneedle.com/product/75-ft-natu
    Hayneedlecom
    Belham Living Natural Evergreen Pre-Lit Tree (7.5 feet), $199.98 at Hayneedle
  • 8
    Noblis Fir Artificial Christmas Tree (7 or 8 feet), $199 at <a href="http://www.grandinroad.com/noblis-fir-artificial-christm
    Grandinroadcom
    Noblis Fir Artificial Christmas Tree (7 or 8 feet), $199 at Grandin Road
  • 9
    California Baby Redwood (7.5 or&nbsp;9 feet), from $899 at <a href="http://www.balsamhill.com/California-Baby-Redwood-Flip-Tr
    Balsamhillcom
    California Baby Redwood (7.5 or 9 feet), from $899 at Balsam Hill
  • 10
    Classic Blue Spruce (4.5 - 9 feet), from $149 at <a href="http://www.balsamhill.com/Balsam-Hill-Blue-Spruce-Christmas-Trees-p
    Balsamhillcom
    Classic Blue Spruce (4.5 - 9 feet), from $149 at Balsam Hill
  • 11
    Bethlehem Lighting Middleton Full Tree (9 feet), $1,302.49 at <a href="https://jet.com/product/detail/d37807696ee048b19a69531
    Jetcom
    Bethlehem Lighting Middleton Full Tree (9 feet), $1,302.49 at Jet
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