Where to buy a Christmas tree online that's just as lovely as one you'd pick yourself

Wondering where to buy a Christmas tree online that looks like it was plucked straight from an alpine forest? We've got the inside scoop.

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Knowing where to buy a Christmas tree online can be a bit of a minefield. Luckily, we know all the best places. 

Nothing says Christmas quite like the waft of pine needles from a fresh tree. And just because Christmas is set to look decidedly different this year, doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the time-honoured tradition of a real tree. 

Because we've rounded up all the places you can buy a fresh Christmas tree online this year – as well as some of the best artificial Christmas trees that look so real, they even managed to fool us. 

While roaming around a garden centre or Christmas tree farm to pick your tree might not be possible this year (cheers, 2020) there are some brilliant online offerings that can be delivered straight to your door. So you don't even have to go through the annual trauma of trying to fit it into the car. 

So without further ado, here are the best Christmas trees you can buy online this year. (And if you get your order in soon, you might even pick up a festive bargain among the best Cyber Monday deals.)

The best Christmas trees to buy online 

Real Nordmann Fir Non-Drop Luxury Christmas Tree: £39.99 £17.99 (save £22) | Wowcher 

As part of their brilliant Cyber Week deals, Wowcher are offering an incredible saving on this luscious Nordmann Fir tree. With rich, soft needles, strong branches, and of course, a fresh, woody smell, you can get the lovely Christmas tree for £22 off today on Wowcher. But be quick – because as with all of Wowcher's deals, the clock is already ticking. View Deal

Nordmann fir pot-grown Christmas tree (80-100cm): £28 | B&Q

B&Q are doing a number of lovely pot-grown fresh trees this year, ranging in price from £19 to £59. This Nordmann fir features rich,  dark green foliage and has excellent needle retention when watered and cared for properly. So you won't have to chase this one round with the hoover. View Deal

6ft Premium Norway Spruce Christmas Tree: £44.99 | Primrose.co.uk 

This traditional British tree from Primrose.co.uk conjures up cosy fires and tins of Quality Street (remember when they used to be twice their current size?) thanks to its classic triangular shape. With a gorgeous pine fragrance and an even spread of light green foliage, there's a reason Norway Spruce trees are a time-honoured tradition in households across the country. View Deal

Nordman Fir Real Cut Christmas Tree 5-6ft: £45 | Wilko

Another luscious Nordmann fir available for online order is this rich real cut option from Wilko. With soft, family-friendly needles – that have great retention if cared for properly – this one's perfect for large, decorative baubles.View Deal

5-6ft Fraser Fir Real Cut Christmas Tree: £40 | Homebase

Homebase have a great selection of fresh trees on offer this year – both potted and cut. And we've got our eye on this real Cut Fraser  Fir non-needle drop tree. A naturally slimmer tree – so ideal for smaller rooms – it has a lovely balsam scent that simply can't be replicated.  View Deal

The best artificial trees to buy this year 

If you prefer the look of a real tree, but without the upkeep, don't worry – there are some lovely artificial options out there this year, too. 

In fact, we've put together a comprehensive buying guide on the best artificial Christmas trees to celebrate the 2020 festive season in style – so if you're stuck for inspiration, be sure to have a look at our tried and tested top picks. 

So whether you're staunchly in the real Christmas tree camp, or you prefer the easier upkeep of an artificial tree, there are plenty of amazing options out there to make this Christmas as special as possible.

All you need now is your favourite Christmas candle and an unending tin of celebrations.