10 luxe artificial Christmas trees that look as good as the real thing

Plus, they'll last the test of time.
Photographer: Louise Roche | Stylist: Kylie Jackes

In most cases, the look of real Christmas trees is unmatched. The look and the free smell of pine needles are the pinnacle of getting into the festive spirit. However, it’s no secret that real Christmas trees are not only expensive, but they are also hard to care for, hard to get rid of after Christmas, and just overall…messy. That’s where artificial Christmas trees come in. And no, we’re not talking about those obviously fake and plastic-looking ones. 

We’ve come a long way since cheap artificial Christmas trees that break after one season. High-quality Christmas trees are aplenty, but finding one that looks as good as the real thing? That takes a bit of digging. 

What should you look for when shopping for a high-quality artificial Christmas tree?

Size and shape

Firstly, with most big items that you buy for the home, it’s important to find a size that fits and suits your space. If you have tall ceilings, you’ll want one that fills up that vertical space. Otherwise, if the tree you opt for is too small, it may look out of place. And if you’re on the flip side and you have a smaller area to set up your tree, make sure you choose a size that doesn’t overwhelm your living space. 


It may seem obvious, but you’ll want to find one that looks as realistic as possible. Avoid trees that are too ‘shiny’ as this is the telltale sign a tree is artificial. Moreover, find ones that closely mimic the appearance of evergreen trees – the tips of your tree should have a natural shape and colour. It’s also important to look at the density of the branches – a lush, full tree is a luxe option. 

The best Christmas trees to buy in 2023


Royal Deluxe Bristle Christmas tree, Temple & Webster


Lush and full – just how we like it. This artificial Christmas tree from Temple & Webster looks just like the real thing. It’s the ideal centrepiece for all festive celebrations.

Temple  & Webster, Christmas trees up to 40% OFF. Limited time only.


Perfect Holiday Christmas tree in Flocked Snow, Amazon


Although a white Christmas won’t be on the cards for most – there’s no harm in pretending. With a snowy-tipped tree like this one from Amazon, you can create the perfect winter Christmas scene at home (while still enjoying the sun and the beach during the day). Just add a white Christmas tree skirt to complete the look.

Amazon, Black Friday Christmas tree sale.


Papaya fir Christmas Tree (large), Aura Home


Get into the festive spirit with this large faux Christmas tree from Aura Home. Featuring bushy multi-tonal green branches that will allow your favourite Christmas ornaments and lights to shine. Plus, it’s super easy to assemble and pack away, so you know you will bring it out year after year, season after season, without fail.


Natural branch Christmas tree in Natural, Adairs


For those looking for something a bit different. No, this isn’t a tree that will “look like the real thing”, but it is the perfect Christmas tree for those who want to decorate in a laid-back coastal theme for the season. Add your favourite Christmas ornaments, tinsels, and decorations as you would a traditional faux tree.

Adairs, up to 40% OFF Christmas trees. Sale ends 27th Nov.


Luxury LED green Christmas tree, Adairs


Looking for a traditional full-bodied Christmas tree? Look no further than this high-quality, luxurious number from Adairs. Pre-lit for your convenience, it’s a low-fuss way to set the scene this season.

Adairs, up to 40% OFF Christmas trees. Sale ends 27th Nov.


Deluxe Prelit Woodland Pine Christmas tree, Big W


Pre-lit with 400 LED lights, this green artificial Christmas tree from Big W will turn your living room into a festive wonderland in seconds. Add your favourite tinsel options and keepsake baubles, and you’ll have the perfect background for family pictures and get-togethers come December 25.


National Tree Company pre-lit artificial mini Christmas tree, Amazon


Small but impactful, this mini Christmas tree is pre-lit and will make for an adorable Christmas table centrepiece. Or, if you’re low on space for a full-sized tree, this one is great to put on a coffee table, bedside table, or even on your home-office desk.

Amazon, Black Friday Christmas tree sale.


National Tree Company artificial slim Christmas tree, Amazon


If a slimline tree is more your forte, consider this one from the National Tree Company. With a 35-inch base diameter, this tree features hundreds of individually crafted branch tips to create full-bodied branches that look incredibly realistic.

Amazon, Black Friday Christmas tree sale.


New Oregon 180cm cashmere Christmas tree in Green, Myer


Featuring 820 tips, this Christmas tree from Myer boasts varying tones of green that make it look just as good as the real thing. Plus, it’s 180cm high which makes it a great option for both small and large spaces.

Myer, Black Friday sale, up to 50% OFF Christmas trees. Limited time only.


Arrow Pine flocked 180cm Christmas Tree in Green/White, Myer


Get into the Christmas spirit with this snowy-tipped flocked Christmas tree from Myer. With a realistic snow design all over, a white Christmas can be your reality (even when it’s 35 degrees outside!).

Myer, Black Friday sale, up to 50% OFF Christmas trees. Limited time only.

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