A giant cactus is the new Christmas tree alternative for people bored of traditional decor

A cactus Christmas tree is available for purchase on Amazon. Amazon
  • People have been embracing nontraditional holiday decor over the last few years.
  • For instance, Amazon is now selling a cactus Christmas tree that comes in three sizes for the holidays.
  • The artificial tree is pre-lit and comes with red and gold ornaments, as well as a large, gold bow.
  • Other alternatives to traditional Christmas trees include miniature succulent trees and palm trees with built-in LED lights.
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Although many look forward to the smell of pine and decking the halls with boughs of holly all year long, traditional Christmas decor isn’t for everyone.

In recent years, more and more people have been embracing alternative tree options for the holidays.

It might be because the bulky trees won’t fit into a small space, maybe a wintry plant seems at odds with a warmer climate, or perhaps they’re just looking for a modern way to decorate for Christmas.

One of the latest nontraditional holiday items to hit shelves is a Christmas tree shaped like a cactus

An artificial, pre-lit Christmas tree shaped like a cactus is available for purchase on Amazon.

Christmas tree edited
The tree is pre-lit. Amazon

The cactus, which is designed by BestComfort, has all the fun of a traditional Christmas tree, as it’s made with built-in LED lights, and comes with red and gold ornaments and a gold bow.

But the unique shape gives it a modern twist, setting a different mood for holiday decor.

The tree is available in three sizes — 5, 6, and 7 feet — all of which are equitable to the size of a typical Christmas tree.

Plus, the tree is artificial, so it can be reused for years to come.

Cactus tree five
It’s available in three sizes. Amazon

The 5-foot tree costs $US79.99, while the 7-foot option starts at $US109.99.

The cactus tree isn’t the only alternative to traditional Christmas decor

Succulent Christmas trees have become a popular option for people living in small spaces, and there are lots to choose from on Etsy.

The succulent trees are made up of a variety of small succulents that are then arranged in the shape of a tree. Many are topped with a star, like this one from Terracotta Corner FL.

13†Aurora Succulent Tree (made to order)
You can also buy succulent Christmas trees. Terracotta Corner FL/Etsy

People who want something larger can also decorate with a palm Christmas tree.

Christmas palm tree
Target sells palm trees with Christmas lights. Target

Target sells a 6-foot, artificial palm tree that brings beach vibes to holiday celebrations.

Like the cactus tree, the palm tree is pre-lit, so it’s simple to make any home festive for the Christmas season.

There’s also an alternative for those who want a traditional Christmas tree, but don’t have room for it or just don’t want to spend the energy decorating an entire tree.

Hammacher Schlemmer sells an “Against The Wall Christmas Tree,” which is perfect for smaller spaces, as it’s half the size of a normal Christmas tree.

Half christmas tree
You can even get a half-Christmas tree. Hammacher Schlemmer

At first glance, the tree looks like a full Christmas tree, but in reality, it’s only a half-circle.

The 6.5-foot artificial tree can be bought with white or multicoloured lights.

It’s designed to lean against a wall, so you can have the look and feel of a grand Christmas tree with half the work.