We’ve finally turned the corner into the fully festive realms of December, and we all know what that means. Non-stop Mariah Carey, mulled wine instead of tea and Christmas tree o’clock. And because the shabby plastic one in a box behind the sofa looked sad enough to depress Father Christmas himself last year, we’ve gathered a few no-hassle, real fir tree delivery companies. Choose your festive representative, pick a delivery date and get thee to the traditional pound shop to find the most garish decorations known to humankind.
Creekside Christmas will deliver you a Norway Spruce (the prickly but very traditional-looking kind) or a Nordmann Fir (darker, glossier needles which are a little harder to decorate but tend to stay put for longer) of up to 7ft whenever you ask them to – their friendly delivery guys work seven days a week and get to anywhere within the M25 (and indeed beyond). They also promise the best prices in London.
Deliver Me a Christmas Tree‘s wares have all been grown sustainably in the Kent countryside, and they offer installation and collection services as well as delivery. They can even bring you a ready-decorated tree in your chosen colour-scheme, though we’d like to warn you that the magic of Christmas may be a little lost on you should you be considering that option.
Pines and Needles started nearly 20 years ago in Scotland, and their trees get delivered by chaps in Santa hats and kilts in tribute. They have a wide range of trees to choose from, all of which are grown on their own sustainable plantations.
Shoots and Leaves are local to West London and you can choose a tree from their Hammersmith and Fulham markets, or simply order from them directly for delivery anywhere within the M25.
The Christmas Forest have been in the tree business since 1998 and guarantee to replace your tree if you’re not completely happy with it for any reason. They have five types of tree available from eight London locations, and can deliver all over the city.
Find more hints and tips in our guide to buying a Christmas tree in London
By Ashleigh Arnott