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New Christmas tree recommendations!

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lionsleepstonight Sun 21-Aug-16 09:22:00

We really need a new tree, I'm never quick enough/too skint to get on in the Jan sales...

Would love a big bushy 7ft specimen.....where's your tree from and how much?

Plastic ones only please as I'm allergic to the real ones!

BerylThePeril44 Sun 21-Aug-16 09:33:52

After twenty years of real trees we invested in our first artificial one last year. I was a bit worried about the quality / effect etc but was over the moon with it . Bought ours from They're a bit pricey but well worth it. They even put gloves in to wear when setting up ! X

LazySusan11 Sun 21-Aug-16 14:20:30

I second Balsam Hill, I had been on the hunt for that perfect conical twinkly tree, after the last tree we bought which died before Christmas Day and dropped a shit load of needles everywhere I'd had enough so spent an age looking for an artificial tree that looked as real as possible.

The choices on Balsam I found were overwhelming so after a lot of buggering about we finally chose a prelit 6ft European silver fir which we paid half price for.

I love it, it's perfect! the only thing I don't enjoy is putting it together and fluffing the branches but I think that's the same with any artificial tree.

stupidgreatgrinonmyface Sun 21-Aug-16 18:54:40

We bought this last year. It was really beautiful and though pricey, was well worth it.

neeps1207 Sun 21-Aug-16 22:41:03

I asked this same question last year! After lots of recommendations, I just went "sod it!" and bought a balsam hill prelit tree. It is beautiful and will definitely last. I can't remember which one exactly but it was a 6ft slim version with multicoloured lights and it fits perfectly in our bay window at home. I can't wait to get it out this year, it's literally up in 5-10mins, no faffing about with lights so you can just concentrate on the fun part of putting the tree decorations on. Yes, it was fairly pricey but we got it 50% off in the sale.

SnowBodyforrrrm Mon 22-Aug-16 11:56:02

Balsam hill all the way! Got a prelit 6ft one last year and liked it so much I went back and got another 6ft half tree for the kids toy/dining room. The quality is fantastic and everyone who came round commented on them. Pricey but worth it, especially given the price rise of a non drop Norwegian spruce year on year. It will have paid for itself within a few years. I do miss the real tree smell though but will find something to solve that fsmile

stupidgreatgrinonmyface Mon 22-Aug-16 16:27:15

SnowBody, I saw these last year in High Lewis. They created a really authentic scent of Christmas tree. I believe there are a couple of scents in the range.
Personally, I don't like the smell of Christmas trees so an artificial one is a necessity for me.

stupidgreatgrinonmyface Mon 22-Aug-16 16:28:04

*John Lewis

SnowBodyforrrrm Mon 22-Aug-16 19:35:20

Sounds perfect! Thank you so much flowers

lionsleepstonight Mon 22-Aug-16 21:30:24

Thanks everyone, off to checkout BH!

GingerIvy Tue 23-Aug-16 17:24:25

I'm going to be buying a new Christmas tree this year for our new house. Such lovely trees!! I want to get a really good one this year, and I'm leaning towards prelit (as I'm tired of stringing the lights through it).

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