Christmas Tree Buying Guide

Christmas Tree Buying Guide

The most exciting time of the year is here, well, almost here. However, before it gets exciting, it gets stressful. Soon, you’ll find yourself swamped with everything from buying gifts, planning meals, decorations, parties … the list is endless. So, before anxiety levels hit the roof, take a look at this quick guide we’ve put together to pick a tree for Christmas.

Location is key 

Probably the first thing to decide after you’ve made up your mind to buy a Christmas tree is where you’ll be placing it. Have you reserved a corner in your living room for a large tree or will you be having a smaller, cosier celebration in your studio apartment?

Floor trees 

These are the traditional Christmas trees designed for larger spaces, like spacious living rooms. Perfect if you’re the kind of person who goes all out when it comes to festive decoration – big tree, lights around the house and garden, an enormous feast.

Table-top trees 

Made for small spaces like coffee or corner tables, these trees are a great choice if you want to bring the festive spirit to a small apartment or just prefer something smaller and subtler but festive nonetheless. 

 

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The highs & the lows 

Now that you’ve decided to have a big Christmas, the next step is figuring out exactly how big you can go. Measure the height of the room and make sure that you have at least 15 cm (6 inches) of space between the ceiling and the top of whichever tree you choose. This ensures your tree can accommodate a beautiful topper. Also, it does not feel like Shaq O’Neal squeezed into a Mini Cooper.

Trees over 2 metres (6.5 feet) 

These big boys look their best in expansive living rooms where space is not an issue. Shop Trees over 2m

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Trees under 2 metres (6.5 feet) 

These compact cousins of the big boys can make smaller rooms look cosy and festive. Shop Trees under 2m

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Tips the season... 

Broadly speaking, trees come in two major shapes. The first type is the full tree, the kind you find on Christmas postcards. Wider at the base, these traditional types are suited for rooms with plenty of floor space. They may also have more tips. 

The other is the slim tree, ideal if you are short on floor space but at the same time don’t want to cut back on the spirit of Christmas. Besides, a more slender tree means fewer add-ons which is helpful if you’re on a budget. 

You may also find other types like a sparse or an extra full tree.

The bells & whistles(& baubles & stars) 

Now that you’re almost ready to bring home a tree, it’s time to look at decking it up. Here are a few decoration essentials to include with your purchase. 

 

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