The best artificial Christmas trees of 2022

It is dif­fi­cult to imag­ine the cel­e­bra­tion of the New Year with­out a Christ­mas tree. It’s great when there is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to put a liv­ing beau­ty at home. But the most prof­itable thing is to buy an arti­fi­cial Christ­mas tree, since you will not need to look for and order a live one every year. The edi­tors of the KP select­ed the best arti­fi­cial Christ­mas trees in 2022, and also shared tips on how to choose the most suit­able option
The best artificial Christmas trees of 2022
The best arti­fi­cial Christ­mas trees. Pho­to: pexels/Negative Space

Before you choose an arti­fi­cial Christ­mas tree, you need to know what they are, what are the dif­fer­ences.

Arti­fi­cial spruce are:

  • cast. The branch­es are cast in sep­a­rate molds, after which they are assem­bled togeth­er. Thus, it turns out to achieve max­i­mum elab­o­ra­tion of details and real­ism. The most detailed are plas­tic spruces, their nee­dles are safe and non-thorny.
  • PVC film. PVC is also a very pop­u­lar and com­mon mate­r­i­al for mak­ing Christ­mas trees. Prod­ucts made of polyvinyl chlo­ride hard film are soft and eas­i­ly take the nec­es­sary shape, cre­ate a lush crown. PVC nee­dles are the most durable, in addi­tion, they do not ignite.
  • From fish­ing line. Christ­mas trees from fish­ing line are rare today. Branch­es and nee­dles from this mate­r­i­al are quite prick­ly. The advan­tages include the fact that the mate­r­i­al is strong, durable, it does not cake and does not wrin­kle.
  • fiber optic. Fiber optic threads are embed­ded in the branch­es of such trees. Such Christ­mas trees glow because they receive pow­er through an adapter. They are safe, since the incom­ing volt­age is not more than 12 W, while such trees do not need to be dec­o­rat­ed with gar­lands.



Often there are com­bined options made of PVC, with mold­ed ele­ments, gar­lands, etc.

Arti­fi­cial spruces dif­fer among them­selves and in the type of assem­bly. They are:

  • With artic­u­lat­ed mech­a­nism (frame assem­bly). The Christ­mas tree con­sists of sev­er­al parts, the branch­es are ini­tial­ly fixed to the frame. This option is the most con­ve­nient in stor­age and assem­bly.
  • With a col­lapsi­ble mech­a­nism (stem assem­bly). The frame of such fir trees can be col­lapsi­ble or mono­lith­ic, while the branch­es must be fixed with spe­cial hooks. Instal­la­tion takes about 15–20 min­utes, which is a lot.
  • With a non-sep­a­ra­ble mech­a­nism (cast assem­bly). Such spruces are most often small (up to 1 meter). Remov­able in them can only be a stand. They are not very con­ve­nient to trans­port and store.

Branch­es can be attached to the trunk in dif­fer­ent ways:

  • On hooks. Attached by hand. Each branch has a mark­ing that sim­pli­fies assem­bly.
  • On hinges. They open on their own like an umbrel­la.
  • On the wire. After instal­la­tion, the branch­es are sim­ply straight­ened, there­by giv­ing the desired shape.

Accord­ing to the sil­hou­ette of spruce are:

  • Clas­sic. A‑silhouette most close­ly resem­bles a nat­ur­al coun­ter­part.
  • Nar­row. Such mod­els are char­ac­ter­ized by lush, but short­ened branch­es.
  • com­pact. The branch­es of the low­er tier are short­er, while the length of the branch­es of oth­er tiers is pre­served.
  • non-stan­dard. This includes any design and orig­i­nal options for Christ­mas trees: wall-mount­ed, ceil­ing-mount­ed, made of wood, met­al, etc.

Of all the vari­ety of arti­fi­cial fir trees, it is not so easy to choose the very beau­ty that will dec­o­rate the house for the New Year hol­i­days. The edi­tors of the KP decid­ed to make the task eas­i­er for their read­ers and made their own rat­ing of arti­fi­cial Christ­mas trees.

Editor’s Choice

Green Treat “Bordeaux” Premium

Green Treat
Green Treat “Bor­deaux” Pre­mi­um. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The clas­sic lush spruce is made in green. The absence of addi­tion­al dec­o­ra­tions, arti­fi­cial snow, allows you to give free rein to your imag­i­na­tion and dec­o­rate the beau­ty with var­i­ous balls, toys and gar­lands. With a height of 2.4 m, the spruce is quite sta­ble thanks to the col­or-matched met­al stand. Twigs and nee­dles are made of soft-touch PVC mate­r­i­al.

The advan­tages include a high degree of detail of each branch, nee­dle, top. PVC is of high qual­i­ty and does not crum­ble. The mate­r­i­al is not only soft and pleas­ant, but also hypoal­ler­genic, fire resis­tant. The design is stem, so there is no need to fix each branch sep­a­rate­ly.



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Main characteristics

Type of floor
Design receiv­er
Assem­bly method col­lapsi­ble
Height 2.4 m

Pros and cons

Safe for chil­dren and ani­mals, hypoal­ler­genic, real­is­tic
It takes a lot of time to fluff each branch

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1. Sheffield snowy, (cast PE + PVC needles), 650 warm white LED lamps

Sheffield snow-covered, (cast needles PE + PVC), 650 warm white LED lamps.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Sheffield snow-cov­ered, (cast nee­dles PE + PVC), 650 warm white LED lamps. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

This spruce is one of the most detailed and real­is­tic. The nee­dles are made of soft and high-qual­i­ty PVC mate­r­i­al that does not crum­ble. The assem­bly is very sim­ple, just install the stand and fluff the branch­es. The set comes with a gar­land in warm col­ors, which makes the spruce even more real­is­tic and cre­ates an atmos­phere of cel­e­bra­tion and com­fort. The snowy effect gives the impres­sion that the spruce has just been brought from the for­est.

A height of 2.28 cm is opti­mal in order to install a spruce in a room with dif­fer­ent ceil­ing heights. The hinged fas­ten­ing of the branch­es allows each of them to be in its place. Green is a clas­sic col­or that goes well with var­i­ous decors and inte­ri­ors.

Main characteristics

Height 2.28 m
Low­er Diam­e­ter 145 cm
nee­dle col­or green snow-cov­ered with arti­fi­cial snow spray­ing (flock)
Nee­dle length 2 cm
Back­light woven elec­tric gar­land

Pros and cons

There is a snow effect, high detail and sim­i­lar­i­ty to a real spruce, it does not crum­ble
The built-in gar­land is non-remov­able and can­not be removed.
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2. “Palermo” snow-covered (PVC, cast)

Palermo is snowy.  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Paler­mo is snowy. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Arti­fi­cial cast spruce with a small and real­is­tic coat­ing that sim­u­lates snow. It is based on PVC, thanks to which the man­u­fac­tur­er man­aged to cre­ate real­is­tic each branch and work it out to the nee­dles. The lack of decor will allow you to dec­o­rate the Christ­mas tree at your dis­cre­tion and change it every year.

The green met­al stand is almost invis­i­ble and pro­vides good sta­bil­i­ty to the struc­ture. A height of 210 cm is enough to install a spruce in a room with dif­fer­ent ceil­ing heights. The branch­es are hinged and non-remov­able, which great­ly sim­pli­fies the assem­bly process.

Main characteristics

Type of floor
Design con­i­cal
Nee­dle mate­r­i­al cast PE + PVC
Low­er deck diam­e­ter 142 cm
Height 210 cm

Pros and cons

Easy to assem­ble, nee­dles and arti­fi­cial snow do not fall off, real­is­tic and well-designed
Branch­es need to be straight­ened and lev­eled for a long time to give the per­fect shape

3. Triumph Tree “Empress”, with cones, snowy

Triumph Tree
Tri­umph Tree “Empress”. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The nee­dles of this arti­fi­cial Christ­mas tree are made of soft and pleas­ant to the touch PVC. Nee­dles from this mate­r­i­al form a lush crown, the mate­r­i­al does not crum­ble and retains its shape well. The met­al stand-cross pro­vides good sta­bil­i­ty to the struc­ture, which is espe­cial­ly impor­tant if there are chil­dren or ani­mals in the house.

The ends of the branch­es have the effect of snow, and the beau­ti­ful cones give the spruce an even greater resem­blance to a liv­ing for­est beau­ty. The Christ­mas tree is dis­as­sem­bled, which pro­vides con­ve­nient stor­age, and each branch is sep­a­rate­ly fixed with spe­cial hooks to the trunk. The min­i­mum amount of decor will allow you to choose any dec­o­ra­tions to your taste and change them every year.

Main characteristics

Type of floor
Design receiv­er
Assem­bly method col­lapsi­ble
Nee­dle mate­r­i­al PVC
Branch fas­ten­ing on hooks

Pros and cons

Lush, incon­spic­u­ous but sta­ble stand in the form of a cross, easy and quick to assem­ble
Arti­fi­cial cones can­not be removed, they are part of the branch­es, the mate­r­i­al straight­ens out for a long time

4. Black Box “Snowy Winsor”

Black Box
Black Box “Snowy Win­sor”. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The grace­ful snow-cov­ered Christ­mas tree resem­bles those locat­ed on the slopes of the moun­tains. High detail of each nee­dle and branch, real­is­tic trunk. The stand is made of met­al, it is flat, but at the same time pro­vides max­i­mum sta­bil­i­ty. Spruce does not require com­plex assem­bly, since all branch­es are already attached to the trunk.

The mod­el is quite high — 215 cm, thanks to which it looks not only real­is­tic, but also impres­sive. Snow cov­er cre­ates the impres­sion that the spruce has just been brought from the for­est. The branch­es of the prod­uct are made of soft and pleas­ant to the touch PVC, the adjust­ment is made with the help of hinges.

Main characteristics

Type of floor
Nee­dle mate­r­i­al PVC
Low­er deck diam­e­ter 74 cm
Assem­bly method fold­ing
Height 215 cm

Pros and cons

High-qual­i­ty mate­ri­als, arti­fi­cial snow does not crum­ble, folds eas­i­ly and does not take up much space
Spruce is not as lush as most mod­els

5. Snow-covered New Year’s “Queen”

Snow-covered New Year's
Snow-cov­ered New Year’s “Queen”. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Inex­pen­sive and rea­son­ably well-craft­ed, this real­is­tic spruce will look good in your liv­ing room, bed­room, and any­where else. Branch­es and nee­dles are made of soft PVC. The height of 122 cm allows you to install the spruce even in small rooms, in the nurs­ery, in the kitchen. A slight snow effect has been cre­at­ed at the tips of the branch­es, which makes the nee­dles and branch­es even more real­is­tic and volu­mi­nous.

Many peo­ple like the clas­sic green tint, and the absence of gar­lands and addi­tion­al decor is a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to dec­o­rate the spruce at your dis­cre­tion and change toys every year. Easy to assem­ble, the stand is made of plas­tic, but despite this it pro­vides good sta­bil­i­ty.



Main characteristics

Type of floor
Design receiv­er
Assem­bly method col­lapsi­ble
Nee­dle mate­r­i­al PVC
Height 122 cm

Pros and cons

Nee­dles and branch­es are well devel­oped, the effect of snow on the tips makes the spruce even more real­is­tic.
Over time, a few nee­dles crum­ble, some believe that it is not thick enough and more branch­es could be made
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6. “Ida” green snowy with berries and cones on the trunk

“Ida” green snow-cov­ered with berries and cones on the trunk. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The orig­i­nal spruce is dif­fer­ent from the clas­sic options. It does not require com­plex assem­bly, it is enough to fluff the branch­es, add a stand and install it any­where. Made in a clas­sic green col­or, and the snowy effect not only gives nat­u­ral­ness, but also gives the impres­sion of a fresh­ly brought from a snowy for­est. There is an addi­tion­al decor in the form of berries and cones, so the spruce looks har­mo­nious even with­out gar­lands and toys.

The nee­dles are made of PVC, and instead of a clas­sic stand, it looks like a pot wrapped in fab­ric. Since the spruce is small in height — 90 cm, it not only does not take up much space in the room, but is also con­ve­nient to store. On a long trunk sprin­kled with arti­fi­cial snow there is an imi­ta­tion of bark.

Main characteristics

Type of floor
Nee­dle mate­r­i­al PVC
Low­er deck diam­e­ter 50 cm
Assem­bly method col­lapsi­ble
Height 90 cm

Pros and cons

Real­is­tic, each nee­dle is well designed, addi­tion­al sim­i­lar­i­ty with a live spruce is achieved due to the effect of snow
In a large room, due to its small size, it will be quite dif­fi­cult to focus on such a spruce

7. “Tsar-tree” “Russian beauty” premium

“Tsar-tree” “Russ­ian beau­ty” pre­mi­um. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Bud­get, but at the same time, high-qual­i­ty arti­fi­cial spruce does not take up much space. It is easy and quick to assem­ble, and the plas­tic stand makes it sta­ble. Fin­ished in tra­di­tion­al green. The lack of decor will allow you to choose toys and gar­lands to your taste. The branch­es on the hinges are very con­ve­nient, with their help the nec­es­sary shape is eas­i­ly giv­en.

Safe, made of fire-resis­tant mate­ri­als. Spruce is assem­bled from sev­er­al parts, to give addi­tion­al splen­dor, the man­u­fac­tur­er dec­o­rat­ed PVC not only branch­es, but also the trunk.

Main characteristics

Type of floor
Nee­dle mate­r­i­al cast PE
Assem­bly method fold­ing
Branch fas­ten­ing on hinges

Pros and cons

Easy and quick to assem­ble, does not take up much space, com­pact in stor­age
Nee­dles crum­ble a lit­tle, they are harsh, not as fluffy as in the pho­to

8. Christmas (6108- YR1813) 1.5 m with cones and rowan

Christmas (6108-YR1813).  Photo: market.yandex.ru
Christ­mas (6108-YR1813). Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Fluffy and real­is­tic arti­fi­cial Christ­mas tree will dec­o­rate any home and cre­ate a New Year’s mood and a cozy atmos­phere. The nee­dles are made of PVC mate­r­i­al that is pleas­ant to the touch. An addi­tion­al “zest” is cre­at­ed by decor in the form of red berries and cones, add a gar­land, and the New Year’s image of a green beau­ty will be ready. Spruce is made in the tra­di­tion­al green shade, which is pre­ferred by many.

The met­al stand is made in col­or, it is almost invis­i­ble and very sta­ble. Assem­bly is almost not required, it is enough to assem­ble the stand and fluff the branch­es. A height of 150 cm is opti­mal for rooms with dif­fer­ent areas and ceil­ing heights.

Main characteristics

Type of floor
Design receiv­er
Nee­dle mate­r­i­al poly­mer
Low­er deck diam­e­ter 92 cm
Height 150 cm

Pros and cons

Good sta­bil­i­ty due to the met­al stand, lush, real­is­tic and well-designed
Cones and berries are non-remov­able and, if desired, they can­not be removed from the spruce

9. Gerard De Ros “Alina” blue 120cm

Gerard De Ros
Ger­ard De Ros “Ali­na”. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Spruce dif­fers from the clas­sic options in that it is made in a rich blue hue, bright and catchy col­ors allow you to use spruce even with­out dec­o­ra­tions in the form of toys and gar­lands, but you can also dec­o­rate it with a white gar­land, lumi­nous fig­urines or orig­i­nal balls. Thanks to its height of 120 cm, the spruce can be installed in almost any room, both in the office and at home.

The “tree” is made of PVC, and its pre­fab­ri­cat­ed struc­ture does not crum­ble and does not lose its shape over time. Users did not notice for­eign smells, the white met­al tri­pod is sta­ble enough to pre­vent the tree from falling.

Main characteristics

Nee­dle mate­r­i­al PVC
Assem­bly method col­lapsi­ble
Stand mate­r­i­al met­al
Net weight 5 kg
Low­er deck diam­e­ter 80 cm
Height 120 cm

Pros and cons

Bright and unusu­al col­or, qual­i­ty deliv­ery
In some places, the mate­r­i­al may be crushed

10. “ElkiTorg Fiery”

“New Year’s fan­ta­sy” red. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

This mod­el is one of the most unusu­al in our rat­ing — it is an unusu­al bright red col­or. Spruce has a small height, only 90 cm. Due to this, it does not take up much space in the room. Spruce itself already stands out and looks styl­ish even with­out toys and gar­lands. The plas­tic stand makes it sta­ble. The nee­dles are quite well detailed.

The basis is such mate­r­i­al as PVC, so the Christ­mas tree will not crum­ble dur­ing oper­a­tion. Sup­plied in a card­board box suit­able for fur­ther stor­age. The base is made of met­al, PVC branch­es are ini­tial­ly fixed to the trunk, so they are easy to straight­en.



Main characteristics

Nee­dle mate­r­i­al PVC
Design receiv­er
Height 0.9 m

Pros and cons

Bright and styl­ish, opti­mal dimen­sions for any room, easy to install, no com­plex assem­bly required
Green stand does not go well with red spruce
LED strips

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How to choose an artificial Christmas tree

So that you can choose the per­fect arti­fi­cial Christ­mas tree that will suit your indi­vid­ual wish­es and pref­er­ences, we rec­om­mend that you con­sid­er the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria when choos­ing:

  1. Dimen­sions. Think in advance about exact­ly where you are going to put the Christ­mas tree. Based on the free area, the height of the ceil­ings, choose the dimen­sions of the prod­uct. Man­u­fac­tur­ers offer a wide choice, rang­ing from desk­top mod­els up to 1 meter in size and end­ing with options up to 5 meters high and more.
  2. mate­ri­als. Pay atten­tion to the mate­r­i­al of the stand (plas­tic, met­al), base or bar­rel (it is bet­ter to take met­al, it is more durable and reli­able), as well as nee­dles (PVC, soft plas­tic).
  3. “tree” type. Man­u­fac­tur­ers offer dif­fer­ent options — spruce, pine, cedar.
  4. Price. Choose a mod­el in the price cat­e­go­ry that you have des­ig­nat­ed for your­self. A high-qual­i­ty Christ­mas tree can be bought from 3–4 thou­sand rubles.
  5. Addi­tion­al fea­tures. You can choose the clas­sic ver­sion with­out any decor. There are mod­els with decor in the form of cones, arti­fi­cial snow, berries. Anoth­er option is spruces dec­o­rat­ed with LED gar­lands.
  6. Col­or. The choice is large, so you can give pref­er­ence to both clas­sic shades of green and choose an orig­i­nal solu­tion — red, white, blue or gold­en Christ­mas tree.
  7. Stand and con­struc­tion. The stand is almost always remov­able. The dif­fer­ences lie in the mate­ri­als of man­u­fac­ture. The stand can be plas­tic or met­al, sol­id or con­sist­ing of 2–4 parts.

The range of arti­fi­cial Christ­mas trees is very large. There­fore, always first of all be based on your per­son­al wish­es and the exist­ing inte­ri­or.

Popular questions and answers

The edi­tors of Kom­so­mol­skaya Prav­da asked to answer the most fre­quent ques­tions of read­ers Alex­ey Kozlovsky, head of the Lifestyle cat­e­go­ry at Avi­to.

What para­me­ters should you pay atten­tion to first of all?
When choos­ing an arti­fi­cial if the expert rec­om­mends pay­ing atten­tion to the fol­low­ing para­me­ters:

Size and Height. For small rooms, do not choose spruces above 1 m. In a room up to 15 square meters. m, you can choose a tree up to 2 m, and for a space of more than 15 sq. m suit­able options from 3 to 4 m.

Con­struc­tion type. Col­lapsi­ble trees are con­ve­nient to store, as they do not take up much space. For fold­ing options, the branch­es bend down along the trunk, so then you have to straight­en the nee­dles and give them their orig­i­nal appear­ance. Sol­id fir trees are not dis­as­sem­bled in any way and are stored in the same form in which they are used.

Smell. Qual­i­ty syn­thet­ic spruce should not smell bad. If you smell a strong syn­thet­ic “aro­ma”, then the wood is made from cheap mate­ri­als.

Safe­ty. The cer­tifi­cate must indi­cate that the spruce is fire­proof and made of hypoal­ler­genic mate­ri­als.

The ser­vice life of such Christ­mas trees is quite long, and you can buy the main Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tion for an aver­age of 1,500 rubles, he said. Alex­ey Kozlovsky.

What should a high-qual­i­ty arti­fi­cial Christ­mas tree be made of?
Most often, arti­fi­cial Christ­mas trees are made of PVC, fish­ing line and soft plas­tic. More expen­sive syn­thet­ic options are cast spruce. The expert not­ed that such Christ­mas trees are dis­tin­guished by max­i­mum real­ism, dura­bil­i­ty and high qual­i­ty.
Is it true that arti­fi­cial Christ­mas trees are dan­ger­ous to health?
Christ­mas trees made from low-qual­i­ty and cheap mate­ri­als may con­tain sub­stances that cause irri­ta­tion of the mucous mem­branes and aller­gic reac­tions. To keep your­self safe Alex­ey Kozlovsky rec­om­mends pur­chas­ing hypoal­ler­genic options — infor­ma­tion about this can be seen in the qual­i­ty cer­tifi­cate. In addi­tion, before instal­la­tion, it is advis­able to hold the tree in the open air to weath­er aller­gens, and before dec­o­rat­ing, wipe the branch­es with a damp cloth.
Do I need to treat an arti­fi­cial Christ­mas tree with some­thing?
Before you start dec­o­rat­ing a syn­thet­ic Christ­mas tree, you can treat it with a spray for the care of arti­fi­cial plants to remove dust and oth­er small con­t­a­m­i­nants, the expert said. If there are pets in the house, then you can apply a rem­e­dy for bit­ing and scratch­ing on the branch­es of the tree — the smell of the spray repels cats and dogs.