10 cool Christmas tree alternatives

By Rachel England Tuesday 10 December 2013

Fed up of stomping through dropped needles but don’t want to shell out on a plastic tree that’ll end up in landfill one day? Or just fancy something a bit different to the usual fir affair? Check out these awesome Christmas tree alternatives!



No space? No problem! This pretty vinyl wall sticker lets you decorate your home in a festive way – and with a modern twist – without cluttering a room. Available in an astonishing 30 colours (including gold and silver) this ‘tree’ also comes with an extra decal so you can make sure you get the application right. £37, from NotOnTheHighStreet



A stunning alternative to the traditional fare, this ‘tree’ comprises seven versatile apple crates (made of sustainable FSC pine) that can be stacked, filled and decorated to create a beautifully unique and festive display. £195, from NotOnTheHighStreet



A tree that really will last forever! This self-assembly tree, made of quality oak wood, will look as gorgeous with a single string of fairy lights as it would covered in colourful baubles. Less really is more. £139, from NotOnTheHighStreet



Who says Christmas trees have to be, erm, Christmas tree shaped? This bold design takes the traditional festive tree concept and turns it squarely on its head. Perfect for those that want to celebrate Christmas in a truly alternative fashion! £145, from NotOnTheHighStreet



Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without lights and sparkle, and this tree certainly outshines the usual string of fairy lights. Measuring 2.1 metres tall, this spiral rope tree features a variety of lighting effects and can be placed outdoors, too, making it perfect for conservatories or front gardens. £79.99, from Lights4Fun



Now this is how you make a statement! You don’t get further from the green fir norm than a pink feather tree – and a whopping seven metres tall at that! For even more ‘wow factor’, opt for the internal battery operated string lights, too. Christmas or cabaret?  Who cares! From $337.20, from IlluminatedGarden

One for serious art-lovers, this two-dimensional acrylic tree puts a very contemporary twist on a classic design. Compact for easy storage, the tree is made from eco-friendly inks and FSC certified hardwood, and comes in two sizes. From $590, from LDFLine



Give your home a Scandinavian flavour this festive season with this wooden Christmas tree alternative. Easy to assemble and easy to pack away for next year, this birch plywood tree looks gorgeous covered in baubles and candy canes, or simple as it is! £95, from NordicDesignForum



Minimalist by day, a dazzling light sensation by night, this art-deco inspired 90cm-tall pyramid tree is made of scores of LED lights, each twinkling with glitz and glamour come nightfall. £34, from GalaxyStores



Perfect for table tops and tiny flats, this wee tree boasts maximum impact and minimum fuss – simply slot two pieces together and voila! Better yet, each tree is découpaged and hand-glazed with authentic sheet music – never copies – so no two are ever alike! £19, from Bombus.

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