You’ve got your Christmas tree and a few decorations. Now it’s time to start the hunt for a Christmas tree stand that will do your tree justice.
What you need is a good solid stand; one that’ll support your tree no matter many decorations you load it up with.
Below you’ll find a list of some of the best Christmas tree stands to buy; including self watering and cast iron tree stands.
Let’s get to it.
Best Christmas Tree Stands
1. The Swivel Straight Tree Stand – Self Watering Christmas Tree Stand
Swivel Christmas tree stands have and continue to be one of the most popular tree holders on the market.
Not only do they have a built in mechanism which will straighten out a wonky Christmas tree in a flash, but they have a water reservoir so you can keep your tree hydrated on auto-pilot.
The 20″ tree stand pictured above, for example, will hold up to 3.5 quarts of water.
Swivel tree stands are made from an impact-grade polymer. What that means is they are extremely durable; resistant to damage, cracking and rusting. Plus, compared to many tree stands, they have a nice visual appeal.
In terms of design and functionality, Swivel Christmas tree stands have to be one of the best brands on the market.
2. Krinner Christmas Tree Genie XXL Christmas Tree Stand – Self Watering Christmas Tree Stand
Just with the Swivel tree stand range, Kinner is an other firm favorite with the ability to hold and straighten any Christmas tree up to 12ft tall.
These stands are really easy to use too. All you do is put your tree into the clamps and press down on the foot pedal until it locks in place.
The XXL model will adjust to fit a tree truck size anywhere from 1 to 7″ in diameter and also has a water reservoir with a 2.5 gallon capacity.
There’s also an automatic water level indicator built in with model that will let you know when your tree needs a top up.
This is something which is lacking in many other Christmas tree stands, but is a great feature to have as you’ll never forget to water your tree.
Krinner Christmas trees come in 3 sizes – large, extra large and extra extra large. Take your pick, they’re all good quality Christmas tree stands which come with a 5 year warranty.
3. Cinco Classic Self Watering Stand for Christmas Tree
This Cinco Classic tree stand may not have the fancy tree tightening lever that the above two stands have, but it is a high quality stand which comes with a very reasonable price tag.
The base is sturdy, so it will hold your tree firmly in place and it’s super easy to use. This really is a great stand if you’re looking for quality on a tight budget.
The stand pictured below will hold Christmas trees up to 10 feet tall, with a water reservoir of 1.75 gallons, but do check out the full range of Cinco stands, if you’re looking for a different size.
4. E.Z. Artificial Christmas Tree Stand
If you have an artificial Christmas tree, E.Z do a good range of tree stands that will keep your tree upright. No fuss, just really easy to set up.
5. Jack-Post Welded Steel Christmas Tree Stand – Self Watering Tree Stand
This Jack-Post tree stand is a heavy duty, self watering stand that will securely hold Christmas trees up to 8 feet tall.
The stand holds plenty of water too, with a 1.7 gallon reservoir. No having to worry about constantly watering your tree.
Yes it is made out of steel, but it’s also coated with an anti-corrosion solution, so it is highly resistant to rusting. This a good solid tree stand that will survive several years without needing to be replaced.
6. Jack-Post Cast Iron Christmas Tree Stand – Decorated Green and Powder-Coated
Next up another Jack-Post tree stand, this time it’s a decorative iron stand.
This particular stand has a generous water reservoir of 1.6 gallons, will hold a tree up to 9 feet tall and is protected from rust by a special anti corrosion coating.
It looks great as a stand alone feature so you’ll not have to fuss about with tree skirtings. This stand is pretty right out of the box.
A beautiful, highly durable Christmas tree stand that will last for many years to come.
7. Good Tidings Cast Iron Heirloom Christmas Tree Stands
This Good Tidings stand has an enamel finish, so it’s both chip and rust resistant and will comfortably accommodate a tree up to 8ft tall.
Don’t expect a large water reservoir with this stand. The manufacturers claim it will hold 6″ of water, although some reviewers say the reservoir is slightly smaller.
This is an elegant stand with a classic look, making it a timeless piece that you can re-use within your family year after year. After all, it’s not called an heirloom for nothing!
8. National Tree Company 24″ Folding Artificial Christmas Tree Stand
And finally, a cheap and cheerful stand for artificial Christmas trees.
While it may not be as robust as some of the other stands featured on this list, it does do a good job of supporting standard sized artificial Christmas trees from 6 to 8 feet tall.
It’s made from steel so you will get some good usage out of it and it’s very easy to set up and dismantle when you no longer need it.
If you just want a no frills Christmas tree stand that will make your artificial tree look good, then this is it.
Well that’s my list of the best Christmas tree stands for 2014. I hope that’s helped you find the stand you’ll be buying this year. Happy holidays!
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