Lidl has announced it will be selling real Christmas trees for the first time.

Many of us have an ancient plastic tree in the loft that we lug out every Christmas but Lidl is giving you the chance to have a real tree and not break the bank.

The trees start at £16.99 and promise the best non-drop fir trees to decorate and hide the presents under.

Both the fresh-cut (£19.99) and pot-grown (£16.99) trees have strong but soft needles which saves on the hoovering.

Lidl is also providing its customers with a guarantee of where the tree came as all are LEAF certified.

This means that each one has been grown sustainably with due care and consideration for the surrounding environment.

Each one is carefully reared from seed to store, and customers can even track their tree online to find out exactly where it was grown.

To keep each tree in its festive finery for as long as possible, Lidl recommends leaving it outside until it’s ready for decoration.

Customers will have to be quick, as with all of Lidl’s Christmas offerings, these will be sure to sell out fast.

They will be available in-store from November 29.