I love these wooden trees from West Elm made of natural plywood. They come in two sizes to set up up a small contemporary winter scene. I have the large one which I plan to use to display some of the ornaments my children are making this winter.
Although we will also get a Christmas tree, this small natural tree will look great as any table or mantle centerpiece and the best part is that it will lasts for many more holidays to come. Small tree, $9, 5.1″ x 9″ high. Large tree, $24, 14.2″ x 24.”