STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — If you’re looking to purchase an artificial Christmas tree this season, you’d better act fast.
Shortages of artificial trees have been reported, stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which triggered supply chain, staffing and shipping issues worldwide, leaving companies struggling to keep up with high demand.
Christmas trees can be found in all shapes and sizes online, and with prices that suit any budget. But order early to be sure yours arrives before Santa Claus does.
We found a few worth noting:
If you’re looking for a realistic tree to fool your guests, the Foxtail seven-and-a-half foot Green Pine Artificial Christmas Tree comes decorated with 900 clear lights. Its smart lighting system will remain lit even if one bulb burns out. The needles are made of high-quality PVC material and are both flame-retardant and non-allergenic. They’re painted multiple hues of green to produce a natural effect. It can be ordered for $559.99 — 23% off retail — at Wayfair.com.
Prefer a tree with a frosty look? We found one natural-looking on with that look of fresh-fallen snow on its needles. It even has pine cones! The White Realistic Tree by Holiday Aisle is six feet tall and comes with a stand. It’s now $159.99 on Wayfair.com.
Don’t have time to shop for decorations? The KI Store 7-foot Christmas Tree comes with woodland-themed ornaments, burlap ribbon, snowflakes, popcorn and red buffalo checked ribbon and lights. It has a remote timer for its USB LED string and is available now on Amazon.com for $229.99.
Short on space? How about a tiny tabletop spruce tree to brighten the room? The Majestic Spruce Cloth Bag Tree is pre-strung with 35 battery-operate lights. The 24-inch-by-18-inch size makes it ideal for display in a window or on a table in the entryway or dining room. You can order it now for $40.99 at Wayfair.com.
If you want a taller tree but have a small room, the Silverado Slim might just do the trick. It’s available in several heights from Balsamhill.com, and you won’t sacrifice realism for fit. Modeled after the natural beauty of the Napa Valley in California, its pre-lit with TWINKLY LED lights, allowing you to control the colors and patterns. The Silverado Slim promises natural-looking beauty and is priced at $1,199 for a six-foot version.
A seven-foot version of the Silverado Slim is priced at $849 right now, and an eight-foot tree is $1,099. Free shipping is offered on all sizes.
Perhaps a spruce tree is more your style? We found a great one at Balsam Hill, which has Black Friday deals on the table right now, and promises swift delivery if orders are placed early. The Stratford Spruce is available in several heights. At 6 and a half feet, it’s priced at $399.
Or you might prefer to keep to a low budget.
In that case, you can find a six-foot, pre-lighted tree for as little as $65.98 on Amazon.com.
Another bargain is the three-foot Colorado Spruce Artificial Tree for $74.99 at Wayfair.com. It comes with 100 clear lights and a tree stand, and free shipping is available.