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  • This weekend approaching is the most popular date for most households to put up and decorate the tree. And let’s be honest, it’s never been so hot anticipated at this year.

    If you still haven’t bagged your chosen tree yet, these discounts might just be the deciding factor. Because there’s no better time to make savings than at Christmas, because it’s already an expensive time of year.

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    We’ve sourced the best bargains during the overwhelming holiday sales period, to ensure your money goes a little further during the festivities this year.

    From statuesque slim designs and space-saving half trees to on-trend snowy show-stoppers, there’s a cheaper Christmas tree for every home. And with these discounts, you can afford to buy the bigger or more expensive tree you had your heart set on…and still cash in.

    Christmas tree sale deals 2020 – quick links

    Christmas Tree World sale

    Pre-lit Frosted Ultra Mountain Pine: was £249.99, Now £169.99
    Save £80. The delicate flocked finish on this Pre-lit Frosted Ultra Mountain Pine creates the ultimate chilly festive experience. It may be faux but the super realistic PE branch tips will have guests believing you’ve just visited a real tree farm

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    The Green Italian Pencilimo Tree: was £59.99, Now £49.99
    Not only does this slim model save space, it’s also a cheaper tree option than full-size counterparts because it requires fewer decorations and Christmas lights for full coverage.

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    Wilko Christmas tree sale

    6ft Half Flocked Artificial Christmas Tree: was £50, Now £40
    The half tree is the hero of small-space living. Half the tree, half the required baubles – win, win. This snow-finished design is a great on-trend buy to embrace this popular space-saving tree. Save £10 with the seasonal savings.

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    5ft Slim Rainbow Artificial Christmas Tree: was £30, Now £25
    Never before has the rainbow symbolised so much, as it has throughout 2020. Making this fun, colourful artificial tree a must for this year’s celebrations. This is one the kids will love too.

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    8ft Mixed Cones Berries Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Tree: was £150, Now £125
    It’s the larger version of the Wilko Ideal Home approved Christmas tree. This throughly realistic looking tree won us over. With a great saving on the 8ft version for those with the space – we say go for it! You won’t disappointed, plus you’ll be £25 better off. Win, win.

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    6ft Pre-lit Artificial Christmas tree: was £55, Now £35
    This realistic looking artificial fir tree comes dressed with 120 warm, soft white LED lights to save the cost and effort of buying additional lights and placing them on. For that reason it’s an absolute bargain, and that’s even before the seasonal discount. Save £20 with the current sale.

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    60cm fibre-optic tree with bows: was £30, Now £20
    This cute little mini tree – 60cm high – is perfect to pop in a hallway or kid’s room. It’s pre-lit with 77 warm white LEDs and then decorated with fibre-optic bows to give it an eye-catching, contemporary look.  With £10 off right now, why not buy a few of them to dot around the house!

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    Homebase Artificial Christmas Tree Sale

    7ft Rocky Mountain Artificial Christmas Tree: was £150, Now £100
    Save £50 when buying this impressive, statuesque tree. The throughly realistic looking artificial tree features natural inspired upswept branches, to offer a look that feels freshly cut from the forest.

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    7ft 6″ Snowy Derry Premium Pre Lit Christmas Tree: was £190, Now £126
    Save the cracking sum of £64 when buying this dense delight of an artificial Christmas tree. The bigger the better for Christmas 2020, decorated with as many decorations as you can muster – that’s the look we’re seeing trending already this year. This scaling tall and plentiful tree is just the ticket for that trend.

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    Wayfair Christmas tree sale

    7.5ft Green Pine Artificial Christmas Tree: was £185.99, Now £158.99

    Tis the season for snow dusted trees to shine. The trend for this emotive, wintery artificial tree is proving to be the most popular style. Set the scene of a white Christmas for less with this impressive model, currently on sale with 18% to make it all the more affordable.

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    Amazon Christmas tree deals

    WeRChristmas Pre-Lit Spruce Multi-Function Christmas Tree: was £75.22, now £72.84
    This dense faux fir tree is ideal for those who are traditional at heart. This faux model boats a tip count of 556 ensuring a full, realistic looking effect to that of a real tree.
    This impressive tree come with 200 warm white LED lights, which can be altered with up to eight different light settings, thanks to the multi-function controller.

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    What is the latest technology for making artificial trees more realistic?

    Which is the most realistic artificial Christmas tree? 

    ‘Artificial Christmas trees are looking more realistic than ever before due to the increased use of injection moulding. Which is when real pine needles are expertly copied and replicated using PE (Polyethylene)’ explains tree expert David Sumner, Online Sales Manager at Christmas Tree World.

    ‘The use of injection moulding has meant that ever more realistic-looking Christmas trees are available to customers. This technology can look so realistic that sometimes even a close-up inspection, along with touching and feeling the foliage, isn’t always an instant giveaway.’

    ‘Historically, strips of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) have been cut into thin strips to represent the foliage on real Christmas trees. From a distance, it is very difficult to tell whether a tree is artificial or real from this technique, and it is only on closer inspection that the flattened squared off PVC can be seen. This continues to be a popular style for many people who are looking for affordable realistic trees, hence it is still used in our Arbor Vitae & Mountain Pine Christmas Trees.’

    What’s the best way to store an artificial Christmas tree to keep it looking good?

    Quite simply, the best way to store the dismantled tree is in the original box to save on excess packaging. However, if you have larger storage boxes or containers these are ideal, to make access easier. As long as you keep the branches flat and un-squashed, your tree should last you for years to come. Store in a cool, dry space to preserve the condition. In recent years many companies have created handy Christmas tree storage bags.

    When is the best time to buy an artificial Christmas tree?

    A question frequently asked of Google. And the answer is reported to be Black Friday, because of the savings and the proximity to Christmas. The smart thing about buying a discounted artificial Christmas tree is that you can afford to buy the bigger or ‘better’ tree because your budget will go further. All of the trees above will have been full price in the months prior to Black Friday, and soon they will return to the RRP once the seasonal sale is over.

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    Get set now, there are not many more shopping days left until Christmas celebrations begin