Whether you pick a blue spruce or a balsam fir, you put all that effort into finding and cutting down the perfect Christmas tree—don't let it go to waste. The right Christmas tree stand can help keep your tree stable, hydrated, and alive longer (not to mention, help you show off your tree's best side), so they're worth the investment—unless you plan to go the artificial tree route.
Maybe you prefer the traditional bolted stand, or maybe you're in the market for a stand that's designed to make set-up a total breeze. Or, maybe you just want one that's secure enough to hold the biggest tree you can fit inside your house. In any case, these are the best Christmas tree stands you can buy this holiday season, and why they're worth the purchase. Add your favorite ornaments, and you're good to go.
The Krinner Tree Genie is the best-selling Christmas tree stand on Amazon, and for good-reason—all you have to do is put your tree in and pump the foot pedal to tighten it in place, and it only takes a minute. It can secure any tree up to 12 feet tall and has a basin that retains 2.5 gallons of water, plus it has an automatic water level indicator so you can easily see if it's running low.
Black + Decker's Christmas Tree Smart Stand boasts a 10-second set-up time with no bolts to screw in and no pedals to pump. It can secure trees up to 9 feet tall (the XL version can go up to 11 feet) and locks your tree in place with a trio of steel blades. It can also hold up to 1.58 gallons of water.
If you prefer the traditional, bolted Christmas tree stands, this one's affordable and a customer favorite. Five bolts keep your tree (anything up to 10 feet tall, with a trunk of up to 6.75 inches) in place, and its 1.5 gallon water capacity keeps your tree hydrated. It also features a spill-catching edge to keep water off your floors.
This metal Iron Mountain tree stand has two major things going for it: first, it's not bulky at all, and second, it's heavy duty enough to hold the biggest trees of all the stands on this list. It can keep trees up to 14 feet tall with 8.25 inch trunks stable with the 4 bolts inside.
The Swivel Straight stand is a great option for all you perfectionists out there—it'll keep your tree (at least, trees up to 12 feet tall) stable and watered (the water basin can hold just over a gallon, or 4.5 quarts) like the rest, but it also allows you to swivel the tree around to show off its fullest, most Instagram-worthy side.