Over the last few years we’ve been loving the contemporary twig style Christmas trees that have been available. They’re sleek, stylish and more minimal than a traditional bushy fir tree and a good option for contemporary and modern homes.
Lots of the twig Christmas trees are designed to be used indoors only, but if you fancy having this style of tree in your garden, on your patio or lighting up the entrance to your home, there are some lovely outdoor versions available too.
They’re a good alternative if you can’t bear to not have a traditional tree indoors, but love the style of these. Get the best of both worlds by having one of these outside your home! Being artificial they also have the bonus of longevity and should last longer than one season (assuming they aren’t subject to bad weather!).
Here’s a selection of some of the best outdoor Christmas twig trees currently available (updated November 2016).
4ft white outdoor gem twig tree
This beautiful 4ft white tree is designed to be used outside. What sets it apart from other outdoor twig trees is the use of the gem style lights – they look like little icy jewels when the tree is all lit up. It’s a lovely decorative piece for your garden, but could be used inside if you wish. The white outdoor gem tree is £60 from M&S.
Pre-lit snowy twig Christmas tree
This snowy white twig Christmas tree from John Lewis offers a pared back, minimalist look. The metal base helps provide sturdy support and it’s suitable for use indoors or out. The tree is available in several different sizes, with the 8ft tree boasting 480 lights and costing £150. The 6ft version costs £80, whilst the 4ft size will set you back £50.
7ft pre-lit twig outdoor snowy effect Christmas tree
If you’re keen on creating impact, then this large 7ft pre-lit snowy Christmas tree could fit the bill perfectly. The tree comes pre-lit with 120 warm white LED lights, with an apparent bulb life of 50,000 hours. The tree can be used indoors or outdoors and, with a five metre extra long cable, it’s ideal for getting rigged up outside your home. The snowy tree is currently priced at £54.99 on Amazon.
Stylish 5ft flock outdoor lit tree
Add some style to the outside of your home with this natural-looking flock outdoor twig tree. Produced in the characteristic twig style, the tree measures 5ft and comes complete with lights. You can shape and bend the branches as you wish, or hang extra outdoor decorations on the branches. The white flock tree is £75 from M&S.
5ft pre-lit icy cherry blossom tree
For a slightly different style, a cherry blossom twig tree looks great outside. This one is 5ft tall and comes with a jet black trunk and flexible branches. It’s adorned with 200 ice white LED bulbs, which produce an almost blue light. With a long lead wire and sturdy metal stand, this is a great buy at just £39.99 (was £59.99) from Christmas Trees and Lights.
Small pre-lit outdoor blossom twig tree
Very have an outdoor pre-lit blossom twig tree available. It’s got 200 white LED lights on its leaf-free branches and it measures 1.5m in height. This tree is currently reduced to £39.99.
Five reasons to buy a contemporary twig Christmas tree
If you’re still debating whether or not to buy an outdoor twig Christmas tree, then here are five reasons why they can be a good buy.
Although these trees are designed for outdoor use, there’s no reason why you can’t use them inside sometimes too. So you get better value for money than decorations that are bulky and only suitable for using outside.
A lot of the twig trees are beautifully designed with a lovely natural look to them, so they blend in well with your outside space.
3. Ease of use
If you want to add some form of seasonal lighting to your garden, but hate having to faff around with hanging lights or other decorations, then a pre-lit tree is an easy option. Just put it together, plug it in and, voila, there’s a lovely lit tree in your garden.
The twig style Christmas trees are a nice alternative to a traditional, green fir tree style xmas tree. If you’re looking for a contemporary or modern option, then this form of tree fits the bill.
5. Year round use
The blossom style trees look so good that you could easily use them all year round at home or at special events. For example, as a garden lighting feature at a barbecue, or to help decorate a wedding or party venue.