Best Christmas Tree Stands 2012

Apartment Therapy's Annual Guide

A live Christmas tree has all sorts of charm — picking it out can become a holiday tradition, it fills your home with the sweet scent of pine and, when you're all done, you can mulch it down to spread in your yard. If you're going to get a live tree, you're going to need a stand. Tree stands have come a long way since the wobbly old stands of yesterday – these are our top favorites for 2012.

1. Swivel Straight Real Christmas Tree Stand $59.99
2. Born in Sweden Christmas Tree Stand from Horne $194.95
3. World's Easiest Tree Stand from Orvis $129
4. Green Cast Iron Tree Stand from Overstock $47.99
5. 10" Christmas Tree Stand from Bowling Enterprises $180
6. The Christmas Tree Company Lifetime Tree Stand from Home Depot $99.95
7. Ez H2O Christmas Tree Stand from Target $24.99
8. Omega Tree Stand
9. Standtastic from Safe Christmas $65

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BEST CHRISTMAS TREE STAND POSTS FROM AROUND THE WEB
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