Christmas trees are the centre of each year's merriest celebrations. It's no wonder why many families allot a significant amount of their budget to this key décor. Luckily, there’s a wide variety of options to choose from when you go for artificial trees. With different sizes, shapes, and styles available, it’s easy to find the right Balsam Hill Christmas tree that fits your home and budget.
In this guide, we’ve listed the best trees to meet your needs whether you want to cut costs, save space, or upgrade your display to a premium centrepiece.
WHAT ARE THE BEST BUDGET-FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS TREES?
Balsam Hill trees are categorised into three levels of realism. The most affordable ones belong to our line of . These are made with 100% PVC foliage, the classic material used for artificial trees. Meanwhile, our and Christmas trees have high counts of True Needle® PE tips. They replicate the structure, texture, and colour variations of real branches. Take note that our more lifelike trees tend to cost more, but they are also available in smaller sizes and unlit varieties, which are less pricey.
Here are some of the best budget Christmas trees starting from £149:
1. CANADIAN BLUE GREEN SPRUCE
One of our best sellers, the Canadian Blue Green Spruce offers the timeless charm of a full Christmas tree at a low price. Its dense foliage leaves enough room for large baubles. Customers favour it as it lets you create a grand display that’s within your Christmas budget.
2. ALPINE CHRISTMAS TREE
Get the right combination of realism and affordability with the Alpine Christmas tree. It’s sparse by design with forked branch tips to mimic the natural beauty of evergreens thriving in the Alps. Open spaces between branches allow you to showcase large baubles and statement décor pieces.
3. NORWEGIAN GRAND FIR™
For a slim tree with built-in lights, the Norwegian Grand Fir is your best bet. Its classic warm white Candlelight LEDs will lend a cosy glow to your living spaces. The tree has a unique branch structure and pronged outer tips that provide ample space and support for decorations.
WHAT ARE THE MOST REALISTIC ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREES?
Balsam Hill designers take samples of live evergreens to create artificial Christmas trees that look like the real thing. Crafted in amazing detail, here are our best realistic Christmas trees worth your investment:
1. BH FRASER FIR® CHRISTMAS TREE
The BH Fraser Fir is our most lifelike Christmas tree—therefore one of the best Balsam Hill trees—to date. We used actual Abies fraseri branch clippings to create 40 different tip variations. That’s the most that we’ve ever done for any of our trees to give you the look and feel of real farm-grown Fraser firs. ()
2. BH NORDMANN FIR® CHRISTMAS TREE
The BH Nordmann Fir was designed after the Abies nordmanniana. It’s regarded as the most popular Christmas tree species in Western Europe. The replica features a lush, organic silhouette and sloping branches. A visible faux trunk adds to its outstanding realism. Moulded from tips of real Nordmann Firs, it has waxy, slightly curved dark green needles with silver undersides.
3. BH NORWAY SPRUCE® CHRISTMAS TREE
Showcasing true Scandinavian style, the BH Norway Spruce closely resembles the Picea abies which is native to Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe. Modelled after live Norwegian evergreens, this tree features a slender profile. The textured faux trunk and an organically shaped treetop make it more true-to-nature. ()SHOP THE BH NORWAY SPRUCE »
5. VERMONT WHITE SPRUCE®
Modelled after the Picea glauca of New England and Canada, the Vermont White Spruce tree is considered one of the best Balsam Hill Christmas trees. It features a full silhouette with upward-sloping branches perfect for decorating. Its branches feature realistic colour and shape with dark brown stems and long, lush needle tips in a grass green hue. ()
WHAT ARE THE BEST SPACE-SAVING CHRISTMAS TREE ALTERNATIVES?
Small Christmas trees are a great alternative if you don’t have enough space for a full-sized centrepiece or simply want to go the minimalistic route. Try out these mini trees that would look great on tabletops, counters, or the fireplace mantel:
2. BH BALSAM FIR TABLETOP CHRISTMAS TREE
The miniature version of our namesake tree – the BH Balsam Fir® – is made with the same light-green needles moulded from live branch clippings for a highly realistic look. It comes with built-in LED lights and a burlap sack at the base for added rustic charm.