Great 'Best Value Artificial Trees' Hunt

Former_MSE_Penelope
Former_MSE_Penelope Posts: 536 Forumite
With a shortage of Christmas trees is announced for this year, it's expected Britons will rush to the shops for fake ones. But what are the best bargains around? Perhaps you make your own?

We want to tap into MoneySavers’ collective knowledge to find out what the best value for money is.


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  • wilkinsons have slimline trees, 210cm for £25 which looked good quality, and dont spread too far into room. Many trees in there, but most of the rest looked a bit thin on branches.
    http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/Christmas-Trees/Wilko-Slimline-Christmas-Tree-210cm/invt/0203641?htxt=RNgBVbKsbQO20Nop/CpiRaHMl/e8JM24H/7a5HOmTUm9colMZXMzdQV/rhe714UqgwDJ6HD%2BfMN9%0AbxpbOeRW/w%3D%3D
    Homebase still have 50% off artificial trees too, but still >£50 for anything of size
  • newleaf
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    edited 2 December 2009 at 7:44AM
    B&Q have 50% off some of their artificial trees. The nicest ones are still expensive though. I paid £64.99 for a 6'6" pre lit one with cones & berries, but it was the most 'real' looking one they had (Columbia) and hopefully it will never need to be replaced.
    If you have any friends or relatives of pension age, I believe they can get a 10% discount on a Wednesday.
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  • tiptoes27
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    I also got a tree from B & Q for half price - it is a 7'6 called Eiger and is very real looking. I have always had real trees and shied away from artificial trees but this one is really nice, a good colour and nice and bushy. Reduced from £99.00 to £49.00. Mind you we did have to go to three B & Q's to get one as it was sold out in the first two. Also looked in Homebase but trees not as nice and more expensive.
  • Totally agree about the Eiger B&Q tree, by far the best and I did a lot of searching!
  • Tesco have a 6ft Canadian Pine (with pine cones on it) down from £24.99 to £10. Bought one yesterday and I think it looks pretty good
  • The base of last year's tree broke when we bought the tree down this year, and not wanting to spend a lot I went to Poundstretcher and got a reasonable tree for £8.99, it's 6' tall and comes in pieces. When it was in the box, it looked a bit feeble, but once the branches were on the tree, it looks good... certainly worth the money :)
  • Gareth83
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    I also got a tree from B & Q for half price - it is a 7'6 called Eiger and is very real looking. I have always had real trees and shied away from artificial trees but this one is really nice, a good colour and nice and bushy. Reduced from £99.00 to £49.00. Mind you we did have to go to three B & Q's to get one as it was sold out in the first two. Also looked in Homebase but trees not as nice and more expensive.

    Looks a good tree! A little wide for our liking though at almost 4ft!

    Any other suggestions?

    We like this one:
    http://www.focusdiy.co.uk/Christmas-Trees/7ft-Frosted-Californian-Spruce-Christmas-Tree/invt/257521

    which we can get for £72 as they have a 10% sale and I have a 10% home-owners card.

    But I'm thinking that'll be too big too
  • nezzica
    nezzica Posts: 22 Forumite
    homebase haven't got any decent trees left as we searched for a tree yesterday.
    Started Comping Sept win so far 18x Thomas cook vouchers, £2 play voucher and £10 play voucher.:rolleyes: Need to start winning proper prizes not vouchers!!! First proper win a bottle of self tan and a free subscription to Beyond Mag
  • newleaf
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    Lottieb wrote: »
    Totally agree about the Eiger B&Q tree, by far the best and I did a lot of searching!
    Yes, it does look nice, and a good price too. I particularly wanted a prelit one myself, as this is our first year with a cat and I am having to review decoration arrangements :rolleyes:
    I thought a prelit one would be easier to reassemble when puss cat decides to pull it over.
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  • Charliezoo
    Charliezoo Posts: 1,732 Forumite
    I'm off to Costco soon, do they have any good trees?
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