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It’s a little hard to fully imagine Christmas right now, but if you close your eyes and stand close enough to the AC unit, it’s just possible to hear a bell ringing or two. And while we’re not necessarily suggesting you get started on your gift shopping in earnest, it’s actually a great time to pick up Christmas decorations at great value prices. Especially the fancy artificial trees, which are currently up to 50% off at many stores, dropping in price before demand inevitably skyrockets. Combing through “Christmas in July” sales at stores like Balsam Hill, Amazon, and Macy’s, we also found great deals on wreaths, festive cookware, and stocking stuffers.
The realist fake pinecones make this one of our favorite artificial Christmas trees. “Even the photos of this tree reminded me of the pines of Charlotte, North Carolina,” writes one reviewer. “This is one of the most realistic fake trees I have ever seen.”
If you prefer to add your own lights, look no further than this large faux tree. It’s “the pinnacle of extinct Christmas trees,” as one of thousands of happy reviewers put it.
Balsam Hill is known for its natural-looking artificial trees. This one is 40% off, comes with various lighting and height options, and looks like it was shot five minutes ago.
And here’s an unusually pretty pre-lit wreath (perfect in an entryway or for table decoration) that’s currently half price.
The fact that this awesome star is made from shells makes buying it during the summer a little less crazy.
Spode’s tree-patterned serving platters are collectible, iconic and super affordable right now.
We also love this festive oven-safe casserole dish.
And so does this fireplace-ready tree statue.
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