Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

The ten best fake christmas trees

1 1-2-Tree Lamp £17.95

Sally J Hall choses her ten best fake trees for the festive season.

1 1-2-Tree Lamp £17.95

Add a seasonal glow to your home, with this vibrant Nordic-style lamp. Dressed with tinsel and fairy lights, it will brighten up any room.

www.firebox.com ; 08702 414 289

2 Additions Direct Red & Gold Tree £52

Can’t bear to trim a tree? This one is done for you with red and gold baubles and gold ribbon bows. It has 70 ornaments and boasts 70 lights.

www.additionsdirect.co.uk ; 08704 135 000

3 Argos Basket Tree £19.99

It’s 6ft tall and comes in an attractive wicker basket instead of the usual metal stand. It’s natural green with hinged branches for easy storage.

www.argos.co.uk ; 08706 002 020

4 Habitat Plywood Jakob Tree £19

Designed for Habitat by Petra Borner, this contemporary little tree, stands at just 50cm. you may need more than one to get a Yuletide effect.

www.habitat.net/uk ; 08704 115 501

5 Matalan Traditional Tree £15

A bargain traditional-looking forest fir, this stands at 6ft tall. Also, pick up Matalan’s baubles (from £3 for a set of 27) and strings of lights (from £5).

www.matalan.com ; 08453 303 330

6 John Lewis Pre-Lit Tree £120

A magnificent six-footer, this has sparkling crystal effect tips to the branches for a caught-in-a-blizzard look. Comes with 450 clear lights.

www.johnlewis.com ; 08456 049 049

7 Trim a Tree Snowdon Pine £174.95

At 8ft, this will look great in your home or office. Give them a call and they’ll bring the tree to your office and decorate it for you on-site.

www.trim-a-tree.co.uk ; 020-7613 4070

8 Marks and Spencer Midnight Blue £15

An unusual shade of dark blue but great for perfecting Christmas colour co-ordination, this stands 5ft high.

www.marksandspencer.com ; 08456 092 000

9 Christmas Tree poster £12.95

The perfect backdrop for even the smallest room, this 6ft print requires no assembly and comes with a fairy, wrapped presents and baubles.

www.firebox.com ; 08702 414 289

10 Woolworths Black Val d’Isere Tree £29.99

This modern tree is handsome and elegant, 6ft 6in tall and there’s no mess from pine needles. It’s also easy to assemble with hook-in branches.

www.woolworths.co.uk

The Ten Best is edited by Rebecca Armstrong

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