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Artificial Christmas Trees

Christmas trees are a beloved holiday tradition around the world. But, no one can deny that pine, fir and other tree species can get expensive. If you’re looking for a cheaper option, an artificial Christmas tree might be best for you. They can make your home feel festive, have a fun activity decorating with the family, and are especially helpful if you’re looking for a budget option.

Check out our artificial trees and other shop products to brighten up your home this Christmas season!

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Real or artificial tree: Which is better?

There are some people who are adamant about buying a real Christmas tree. They feel that a real full-size tree is better for the environment and will last longer than an artificial tree. However, this could not be further from the truth. Artificial trees actually have many advantages over real ones. They are cheaper, lighter, and require less space. They are also more durable, lasting for many years. They also don't require a lot of maintenance and can be cleaned and disinfected easily. Lastly, artificial trees look just as good as real ones. There are some people who still prefer to buy a real tree.

But, there are many other ways to decorate your home without having to buy a real one. If you're looking to buy an artificial tree, it is best to look for one that has a realistic shape and texture.

Here are some of the benefits of getting an artificial tree: 

Reduce the risk of fire

There are several factors to consider when deciding whether to buy a real or artificial tree. If the tree is going to be in a place with a lot of people, it is better to go with the artificial tree. One of the main reasons for this is that the artificial tree is not as likely to catch on fire. Another reason to go with an artificial tree is if you live in a small space. You have a wide range of sizes to choose from. However, if you live in a big space, you have the option to go with a real tree. The real tree is full of a lot of branches and foliage that can fill a lot of space and be beautiful.


The debate on which is better, real or artificial Christmas trees, is one that has been going on for years. The decision is ultimately up to you, but you should know that artificial trees have a ton of advantages - One of them is being affordable. Artificial trees are an excellent choice if you are looking for an affordable option, they are easy to store and maintain while looking like real trees as well! You can't go wrong with that!

Easy Maintenance

Artificial Christmas trees are becoming more popular due to the fact that they are easier to maintain than real trees. High-quality artificial Christmas trees are really easy to take care of. Just assemble and prop up the flexible branches during the holidays, add your favourite baubles, twinkly lights and tree decorations then you're done! 


Who has time to chop down a traditional tree anyway? You can just buy an artificial one according to your preference, size compatibility, and style. Whether you want a tree with a shade of green or a snowy white winter wonderland, getting a customizable artificial Christmas tree is the way to go if you are looking for convenience.

When to buy a Christmas Tree?

Ideally, the best time to purchase a Christmas Tree is during mid-November. There will still be a lot of stock available and you will still have a wide range of real options. With a variety of sizes, shapes, and colours you will have a lot of time to decide!

Christmas at Alton's offers Tabletop trees, realistic trees, slim trees, bushy branches, and frosted or even snow-covered Christmas trees - we have it all here for you!

Decoration Essentials 

Decorating has never been easier than before! In our shop, we offer a variety of decoration essentials that will fulfil all of your Christmas needs! You can shop for trees and decorate your home with garlands, string lights, ornaments, and so much more! 

Also, one of the reasons why some people prefer real Christmas trees over artificial ones is because of the wonderful scent it produces. Guess what? We also offer that here! Rid yourself free of the hassle of getting a traditional tree for its scent because our shop also offers Scented Ornaments! 

We also provide 2-year warranties on all pre-lit Christmas trees and 5-year warranties for trees 6.5ft or above. You can also choose free or express shipping on orders over £150. What are you still holding out for? Buy one of our Christmas trees right away to add some seasonal cheer to your home!

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