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?

Artificial Christmas tree with red and gold decorations

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Balsam Hill trees are categorised into three levels of realism. The most affordable ones belong to our line of TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS TREES. These are made with 100% PVC foliage, the classic material used for artificial trees. Meanwhile, our REALISTIC and MOST REALISTIC 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 £199:

Canadian Blue Green Spruce artificial Christmas tree in a white room

1. CANADIAN BLUE GREEN SPRUCE, STARTS FROM £199

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.

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Artificial Alpine Christmas tree in a white room

2. ALPINE CHRISTMAS TREE, STARTS FROM £259

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.

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Norwegian Grand Fir artificial Christmas tree in a white room

3. NORWEGIAN GRAND FIR™, STARTS FROM £459

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.

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Vancouver Spruce artificial Christmas tree in a white room

4. VANCOUVER SPRUCE TREE, STARTS FROM £499

The lush foliage of the Vancouver Spruce is perfect if you want a more traditional Christmas tree shape. The branches are placed evenly with tapered tips for an abundant silhouette. This classic design gives you a slice of the scenery of panoramic British Columbia.

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Unlit Silverado Slim Christmas tree in a white room

5. SILVERADO SLIM®, STARTS FROM £499

A 7-foot Silverado Slim is suitable for most homes with a standard ceiling height. This tree is incredibly realistic. Its slender silhouette brings festive cheer even to small rooms and tight spaces. Choose the unlit option for larger savings.

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Insider’s Tip

Find the lowest Christmas tree prices during our sale events.
Learn when to shop Balsam Hill Christmas trees on sale through our GUIDE.

WHAT ARE THE MOST REALISTIC ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREES?

A group of three artificial Christmas trees in a white room

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:

BH Fraser Fir artificial Christmas tree in a white room

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. (SEE VIDEO)

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BH Nordmann Fir artificial Christmas tree in a white room

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.

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BH Norway Spruce artificial Christmas tree

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. (SEE VIDEO)

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BH Frosted Fraser Fir artificial Christmas tree in a white room

4. BH FROSTED FRASER FIR™ CHRISTMAS TREE

The frosted variant of our BH Fraser Fir echoes the breathtaking beauty of an evergreen forest after the first snowfall. We use an innovative frosting technique to apply faux snow in a much more natural pattern than traditional flocking methods. (SEE VIDEO)

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Vermont White Spruce artificial Christmas tree in a white room

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. (SEE VIDEO)

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To know more about the different levels of artificial Christmas tree realism, read TRADITIONAL VS REALISTIC CHRISTMAS TREES: A GUIDE TO THE BEST ARTIFICIAL TREE STYLES.

Insider’s Tip

All non-clearance Balsam Hill trees come with a 3-year warranty, ensuring you’ll enjoy your quality centrepiece for many seasons. Learn more about our product warranty here.

WHAT ARE THE BEST SPACE-SAVING CHRISTMAS TREE ALTERNATIVES?

Girl driving a toy truck in a snow-covered yard

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:

Baby Nordmann artificial Christmas tree with red, green, and gold decorations

1. BABY NORDMANN CHRISTMAS TREE

Get a small replica of Europe’s most popular Christmas tree to create a charming display. The Baby Nordmann is inspired by Nordmann Firs found in tree stands on the streets of Paris. It features hand-strung fairy lights that lend a magical glow.

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Two small Christmas trees on top of a table

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.

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A group of small Christmas trees with crystal and pearl accents

3. CRYSTAL & PEARL CHAMPAGNE TREE

Make a statement with our one-of-a-kind Crystal & Pearl Champagne trees. Branches of glass and pearl beads shimmer and add a delightful sparkle to your display. Set them in groups of varying sizes to maximise the dazzling effect

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A group of snowy trees with downswept branches and a burlap sack base

4. SNOWFALL DOWNSWEPT TREE

Brighten up tight corners with these battery-operated pre-lit trees. Our slim snowy trees feature flocked foliage, downswept branches, and natural pinecone accents. Use these to bring instant woodland charm to indoor and covered outdoor spaces.

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White twig trees with clear lights

5. ARTIFICIAL TWIG CHRISTMAS TREES

Twig trees are ideal for a modern Christmas display that is simple yet effortlessly festive. Choose a twig tree with lights to create an enchanting scene that’s easy to put up and take down.

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Make the merry season extra special with a Christmas tree that suits your home, unique style, and budget. Discover a wide range of options on the Balsam Hill website today.

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LEARN MORE

For more help choosing your Christmas tree, visit the links below.

Best Times to Buy an Artificial Christmas Tree: A Guide to Balsam Hill Sales

Traditional Vs Realistic Christmas Trees: A Guide To The Best Artificial Tree Styles

Christmas Tree Sizes: How To Choose The Perfect Height & Shape For Your Home

Artificial Christmas Tree Finder Quiz