It’s the second and final day of Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale with discounts across thousands of big-ticket items from Vitamixes to fitness trackers. Similar to Amazon’s annual Prime Day event — except with a special focus on the holidays — this flash sale is an ideal time to shop for kids’ toys and other gifts a few weeks before the Mariah Carey song starts playing. It’s also the perfect moment to get ahead of the game and stock up on seasonal décor — many fancy faux Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands are around 50 percent of their usual price.
The best thing about buying a fake tree? You can get one now and it’ll last until December or beyond. Whether you prefer a pre-lit pine or faux fir, we’ve hacked through the forest of festive deals and found a variety of options listed below. Act quickly: Sales end at 11:59 p.m. PT tonight (or 2:59 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 13).
A towering, traditional-looking tree that comes pre-lit with warm white lights.
A tall and slim tree for snug spaces.
A short and slim tree for even snugger spaces.
Or here’s a grander one for large living rooms. One reviewer who’d been making annual visits to the cut-your-own-tree farm her entire adult life took a chance on this fake tree last year and says it looks so realistic that family members “had no idea it was artificial.”
The same tree but with multicolored lights for extra Christmas points.
If you prefer to trim your tree with your own lights, this sturdy nine-footer has hundreds of (very lifelike) branches on which to do so.
And here’s a slightly shorter version that still commands a presence. Trim this tree with some fir-scented ornaments and you’d never know it came from a box.
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For entryways or tables, a multi-textured wreath featuring frosted branches, pine cones, and clusters of berries.
And a plug-in garland that adds a classier touch than bare string lights.
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