30 Fun and Festive Christmas Tree Alternatives

Updated: Jan. 13, 2024

'Tis the season to think beyond the traditional! Check out these genius Christmas tree alternatives for all styles and budgets.

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Pearl Christmas Tree
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Crystal and Pearl Christmas Tree

For Christmas tree alternatives that sparkle and shine, look no further than this luxe crystal and pearl tree. Each branch is outfitted in opulent cut crystals and pearl beads that, when touched by sunlight, cast a stunning, shimmery glow. Choose from four different heights, ranging from 17 to 36 inches tall.

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Ceramic Christmas Tree
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Vintage-Inspired Christmas Tree

Didn’t every mom display one of these in the ’70s? If you can’t get your hands on the real deal, this vintage-inspired Christmas tree is the next best thing. The 15.5-inch tree gets an upgrade with LED multicolored lights and an illuminated shiny star on top but with a classic touch. Check out these Christmas tree night lights too.

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Pink Spruce Flocked Frosted Christmas Tree
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Pink Christmas Tree

Whether your aesthetic is best described as modern glam, or you simply love playing around with color, a pink tree makes a beautiful artificial Christmas tree. Decked with LED lights and a flocked finish, this tree offers a timeless yet playful touch. Decorate the branches with a mix of white, gold and pastel-colored ornaments to bring it all together.

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The Ultimate Disney 75 Character Tabletop Christmas Tree
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Disney Christmas Tree

Featuring four rotating levels, lights and of course, music, this alternative Christmas tree is truly what Disney dreams are made of. The Disney tree boasts 75 hand-painted characters you know and love that create a magical 16-inch tall spectacle. Each level depicts different magical scenes and the entire structure is guaranteed to impress any Disney-lover. I mean, it makes music—what more could you want?

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Tabletop Pink Pompas Tree
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Pampas Grass Christmas Tree

We love pampas grass in the garden, so why not bring it indoors? This soft pink pampas grass tree adds instant holiday cheer to small spaces. Measuring two feet tall, it’s perfect for a nursery, office, bedroom or apartment. Round out your pampas grass decor with a seasonal wreath or bouquet.

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Santa Hat Christmas Tree
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Santa Hat Christmas Tree

We bet you’ve never seen a tree quite like this before! Shaped to look like jolly ol’ St. Nick’s hat, this curved artificial Christmas tree features a white base, red branches and a pom-pom-inspired topper. Plus, 500 LED lights cast a cozy glow while the included tree stand makes setup a breeze. It’s just waiting for you to stash all those Secret Santa gifts under its boughs!

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Wooden Christmas Tree
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Wooden Christmas Tree

If you’re looking for a small wooden tree, this oak Christmas tree is a great option. It’s handmade out of sustainably forested English oak and available in a variety of sizes ranging from one to 12 feet. The “branches” can be arranged into a flat or circular shape.

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Locked Frisco Pine Artificial Christmas Tree
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Flocked Christmas Tree

While frosted trees boast a delicate dusting of faux snow, a flocked Christmas tree transforms any living room into a snow-capped forest. We love this pre-lit, 6.5-foot tall Balsam Hill pick for the season thanks to its elegant holiday feel. Plus, any ornaments—whether you go big with all the colors or keep it minimalist with metallic neutrals—shine oh so bright when assorted on this timeless tree. Speaking of, we tried the iconic Balsam Hill Flip Tree and it’s the secret to easy decorating.

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Candy Cane Christmas Tree
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Candy Cane Christmas Tree

Don’t be fooled by this delicious-looking candy cane Christmas tree, it’s for decoration only! Seriously though, the red and white striped candy tree boasts a glittering finish perfect for pairing with garland and twinkling lights on the mantel. At 13.5 inches tall, it’s perfect for any tabletop surface. If you need us, we’ll be stocking up on as many of these candy cane Christmas trees as we can get our hands on.

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Borosilicate Glass Tree
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Glass Christmas Tree

Crafting a Christmas tree village? You need these elegant glass Christmas trees for the job. Available in all different colors, sizes and textures (we’re eyeing the pink one), these Christmas tree alternatives offer a whimsical take on holiday decorating. Add some faux snow and a colorful garland and your mantel is ready for the holidays!

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Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Good grief! Have you ever seen a cuter Christmas tree alternative? This Charlie Brown tree looks just like the one Chuck lovingly brings home. Plus, it includes a red ornament and Linus’ beloved blanket. Learn more about the Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

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Accordion Paper Trees
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Paper Christmas Tree

Paper trees add the perfect amount of cute when it comes to alternative Christmas trees. Choose from an ivory or green finish in small, medium or large sizes. Whether you mix and match or opt for a monochrome look, they’re the perfect space saver if you don’t have room for a traditional tree. Set ’em up on a mantel or as a centerpiece to add a cozy feel to your home.

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Mounted Christmas Tree
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Wall-Mounted Christmas Tree

If you’ve ever lived in a small space, you know how tough decking the halls for Christmas can be. This wall-mounted tree is easy to set up—all you have to do is find some space on your wall, hang it up and decorate it. This tree is ideal for an apartment or house with limited space or any designer who prefers Christmas minimalism. By the way, do you know how to keep a real Christmas tree alive?

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Nightmare Before Christmas Tabletop Tree
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The Nightmare Before Christmas Tree

Whether you believe The Night Before Christmas is reserved for Halloween, Christmas or both because why not (aka us), we found just the decoration for every fan. This The Nightmare Before Christmas Tree collection brings the Tim Burton classic to life with lighted sculptures, ornaments, figurines, a topper and a tree skirt. We love that the 3-foot tall spectacle can be enjoyed during spooky season and well through the holidays. It’s eerily festive!

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Smart Christmas Tree
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Smart Christmas Tree

Artificial Christmas trees are beautiful and all, but sometimes you want something with a little more pizazz. That’s where this smart Christmas tree alternative comes into play. When it’s not lit, it looks like any other crisp white tree—but just wait. Available in two pre-lit options: colorful or clear, the lights are customizable via mobile app so you can control your very own Christmas light show. How dreamy!

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Bottle Brush Christmas Trees
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Bottlebrush Christmas Tree

Want to make a tabletop holiday forest? Look no further than these bottlebrush trees. Each set of 34 comes with a wide variety of sizes, ranging from 1.4-inches to 4.9-inches. You can set them all up together or dot them around the house for small doses of holiday cheer.

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Lego Christmas Tree
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LEGO Christmas Tree

Whether you have a LEGO-loving kiddo in your life or you’re a kid at heart, everyone will get a kick out of this 6-inch tabletop LEGO Christmas tree. The festive display comes together with ornaments, candles and a yellow star tree topper perfect for displaying on the mantle. Build one large tree or two small trees with the 780+ piece kit—the choice is yours.

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Faux Potted Berry Cluster Cone Trees
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Cranberry Christmas Tree

Celebrate the holidays with your favorite fruit. A classic cranberry Christmas tree adds a punchy color to entryways and dining spaces. Opt for either a 24-inch or 38-inch version.

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3d Wooden Christmas Tree
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3D Wooden Christmas Tree

Another take on wooden Christmas tree alternatives, this 3D pick looks like it jumped straight out of a woodland forest. Choose from two wooden designs then decorate it with festive garland and lights, or keep it minimalistic—you really can’t go wrong with this beautifully simple option. When the holidays are over, it lies flat for easy storage.

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Succulent Christmas Tree
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Succulent Christmas Tree

We love this handmade succulent Christmas tree. It’s pretty, sustainable and unlike anything we’ve seen before! Dress up the mantel with it or incorporate it as a dinner table centerpiece. Either way, everyone will ask, “Where did you get that!?” Choose from two sizes and pre-lit options, all made with moss, living succulents and floral pins. Learn more about the succulent tree trend.

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Upside Down Christmas Tree
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Upside-Down Christmas Tree

Pay homage to your old-world roots with an upside-down Christmas tree. This unlit beauty is ready for decorating with ornaments, bows, garlands and other accoutrements. Just make sure you’re eating these old-world cookies when it’s time to trim the tree!

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Tinsel Christmas Tree
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Tinsel Christmas Tree

It isn’t Christmas without tinsel! If you’re looking to add a dose of traditional Christmas cheer, this small, shiny tree perks up a room with no problem at all. It’s only available as a miniature, so if you’re hoping for the full-size version, you might have to look elsewhere—but at just $10, it’s a great deal. Do you know what Christmas looked like the year you were born?

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Grinch Christmas Tree

These mini Grinch Christmas tree alternatives popped straight out of Whoville just in time to decorate your home. Standing a little over 3 inches, they offer a playful touch for when you want something a little different but may not want to invest in a life-size tree.

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Paper Bird Tree
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Pop-Up Christmas Tree

Yes, you can have a tree (complete with ornaments!) for just $20. We love the pop-up bouquets from Freshcut Paper Store, and this pop-up Christmas tree is ideal for small spaces. Choose from a nostalgic Christmas theme or winter birds, then enjoy its beauty on a bookshelf or coffee table. Plus, this alternative Christmas tree makes a great gift. It comes in an easy-to-mail envelope!

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Light Up Led Tree Shaped Wall Decor
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LED Wall Christmas Tree

No floor space? No problem. This LED wall tree casts the cozy glow we know and love, but without capitalizing any precious real estate.  Available in 4- or 6-foot versions, this space saver is perfect for apartment dwellers. Plus, it includes a timer for conserving extra energy.

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Lighted Artificial Spruce Christmas Tree
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Purple Christmas Tree

Dreaming of a winter wonderland? This purple Christmas tree boasts a mix of dark purple and flocked branches to instantly transform your space into a dreamy winter forest. Plus, it’s pre-lit, so all you have to do is assemble and decorate it with your favorite ornaments! Talk about easy holiday decorating.

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Palm Tree Christmas Tree
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Palm Christmas Tree

Dreaming of a white, sandy beach for Christmas? This palm Christmas tree transports you straight to the tropics. Choose from a split tree or 4-, 5- and 6-foot versions. Plus, each palm comes lit with over 100 twinkling lights. Mele Kalikimaka indeed!

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Pre Lit Twinkling Twig Trees
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Twig Christmas Tree

For a minimalist look or if you have a ton of show-stopping ornaments to display, consider a twig tree. This beauty takes up less space than a traditional tree, but it packs a similar visual impact. Pick it up in three sizes and white or brown colors.

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Colorful Rainbow Full Fir Christmas Tree
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Rainbow Christmas Tree

Be proud this holiday season (or any time of year) with a gorgeous rainbow tree. This beautiful tree stands at 7 feet tall and starts with a brilliant blue and violet base that transforms into all the colors of the rainbow.

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Cactus Christmas Tree
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Cactus Christmas Tree

This Christmas cactus pays homage to its southwestern cousins in the cutest way possible. It’s shaped just like a cactus but completely made from faux pine needles, making this one of the most unusual alternative Christmas trees you can get this holiday season. While it doesn’t look so big, this tree is actually five feet tall and comes equipped with ornaments, lights and a big yellow bow.

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