First upside down Christmas trees, now you can buy ones cut in half for the holidays
It’s beginning to look sort of like Christmas.
Target and a handful of shops in the UK are selling artificial Christmas trees that are completely branchless on one side — designed to appeal to those who have minimal space.
Because the half Christmas trees have no branches on one side, people can easily fit the tree in a small corner or against a wall in a tiny apartment or office, so they don’t take up as much room as a full Fraser Fir. But the fake trees look like they’re unfinished, or as if they’ve been cut in two, so purchasers will have to get creative in the decorating department.
Half of a pre-lit, 6-foot tree can range anywhere from $30 to $130. Target sells one for $80, sans lights; they’re also currently available at British stores such as Wilko or Argos.
“Fitting flat up against your wall it doesn’t eat into much space but still provides you with all the style and charm of a traditional tree. Ideal for small spaces, hallways or just for added ease when decorating your tree,” a description for one of the $30 trees at Wilko in the UK reads.
Depending on where you buy it, it could cost more than it would to buy a full one. Last year, 27.4 million Christmas trees were sold, at an average price of $74.70 each, USA Today reports. The average cost of a real tree was $46, and the average cost of an artificial one was $78, according to data from Nielsen.
The half-Christmas trees aren’t the only unconventional holiday decor on the market. This year, people have been paying up to $1,000 for upside down trees. The wacky looking titled trees are hung from the ceiling and some have been using stands to hold the narrow tip of the Christmas tree. The artificial douglas fir-looking trees come sans pine needle clean up on sale at stores like Walmart and Home Depot.
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