Christmas Tree Dilema

Hi everyone!

Sorry to bring up the C word before Halloween but I'm starting to look for a new Christmas Tree. I've just moved into my own house with my partner and wanted a nice new Christmas tree to go in our living room. 

Where is the best place to buy a decent tree? We bought a cheap and cheerful one from Asda when we were renting, it was wonky and very sparse (despite the picture on the front!) and I don't want to make the same mistake again! Any suggestions?

I'm looking to spend £60 - £80 on an pre-lit artificial tree.

Before anyone comes at me, no I don't want a real one, I don't really have the space for it and could do without the faff of putting my own lights up, hence a pre lit one!

Thanks for your help in advance!

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  • sarah1972
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    I doubt you will get a decent thick foliage pre lit for £80 to be honest. Mine was £150 well over 7 years ago. 

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  • ka7e
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    I, too, think you need to up your budget to get a realistic tree. Think of cost per use - a real tree would probably cost at least £40 so a £160 tree would pay for itself in 4 years.
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  • Ms_Chocaholic
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    Balsam Hill do some lovely artificial trees (and wreaths etc)
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  • molerat
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    edited 16 October 2023 at 11:56AM
    Go to your local garden centre / Christmas shop, look at the trees and find the boxes.  That will give you a clue as to what to look for on Amazon and pay half the garden centre price :D  Granddaughter did it last year, £230 in 2 different garden centres for £120 on Amazon.  Or my local garden centre does promo vouchers to their "club" members and you get things like a one Christmas item 50% voucher.
  • DigSunPap
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    I got my artificial tree fro Argos and it has done me wonders for years
  • Murphybear
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    When we moved house 5 years ago I splashed out and bought a 6ft prelit tree.  I bought it online and it cost about £230.  It’s very bushy and looks as if it’s real, a number of people have commented that :).  This tree should see us out, we are 71/75, and I think it will be good value for money.  
  • Nubley
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    We normally spend up to £50 for a tree, which is getting ridiculous. Today though, we bought one from Tesco for £15 with our ClubCard (otherwise £30). Seems pretty decent and at about 5ft 10ins, it's only slightly shorter than we usually have.
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