Pre-lit Christmas trees are growing in popularity each year and pre-decorated trees are becoming the go-to option for those short on time, but do you know what's also proving to be popular? Pop-up Christmas trees. There's a bigger selection than ever this year.
If you've already begun the hunt for your Christmas tree and you're opting for an artificial tree rather than a real one, and you want a low maintenance way to deck out your home for the festive season, you may find a pop-up tree is the best option for you.
The first obvious benefit is that it's supposed to be easy to set up, so no more faffing around with poles and branches, as the tree should come to life and unfold into shape in just a few simple steps, taking seconds, and at the most, mere minutes.
It also usually comes pre-decorated, sometimes with a selection of colourful themed Christmas baubles, or in many cases, pre-lit with LEDs. And pretty often, these particular trees are also slim and narrow so it could be a great choice for small spaces.
John Lewis is selling two pop-up Christmas trees this year. We're quite fond of this bushy, snowy pre-lit tree (£169) that boasts an 'innovative pop-up design that's simple to set up and easy to store after the festive season'.
Home retailer B&Q is also selling a few this year. The 6ft Holimont Pop-up & Pre-lit LED Christmas tree (£59) comes with 180 warm white LED lights with eight multifunction light settings. The retailer says the tree is 'quick and easy to pack down and store in a small space'.
Meanwhile, Argos is selling a range of budget 6ft pop-up Christmas trees, which have been given a 4.5/5 star rating based on customer reviews.
A white glacier tree (£30) inspired by Frozen's Elsa, a Wilderness Christmas tree (£30), and a festive fun pop-up tree (£30) all boast rave reviews. If you're after a simple, fuss-free tree that will save you time, lots of money, and effort, then it could be worth investing in one.