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IKEA Christmas trees- any good?

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SimplyNigella Mon 28-Nov-16 14:21:36

We have always had real Christmas trees until two years ago when we decided to be sensible and invest in a good quality artificial tree rather than spending more and more money on real trees.

The problem is I really miss having a real tree. DH and I are going to IKEA this week and I remember them having real trees really cheaply this year. Did anyone get one and if so what was the quality like? Is it worth me trying to convince DH that we need one?

Kr1stina Mon 28-Nov-16 14:53:55

Yes they are great . Especially for a fiver

SimplyNigella Mon 28-Nov-16 15:26:37

I think even DH could be swayed for that amount. Did it last ok?

Kr1stina Tue 29-Nov-16 11:13:53

Yes it lasted well. But we have it a conservatory so it gets lots of light and we keep it watered and turn off the heating at night . Obviously it won't last as well if you put it beside the radiator .

We've had one for the last two years and I'm going to buy this year's tonight because they sell out fast at our local Ikea. You can just leave it outside in your garden if you don't want to put it up yet .

They have them un netted , so you can choose one you like and then they net it so it's easy for you to transport.

It costs £25 and you get a £20 vouncher to spend in January. I ❤️Ikea.

allegretto Tue 29-Nov-16 11:16:03

We had one a few years back and the biggest problem was that it didn't smell of anything - weird!

danTDM Tue 29-Nov-16 11:23:36

I used to always have them when I was nearer an IKEA, they're truly fab smile

SimplyNigella Tue 29-Nov-16 13:56:36

That's great to hear, thank you. We live in an old stone cottage so our living room is rarely warm and trees generally do well in here.

RedRoseMummy Tue 29-Nov-16 14:54:03

We've had one the past three years and will be going to get our tree on Saturday. Can't fault them for the price.

SimplyNigella Tue 29-Nov-16 18:06:23

We are just back and I'm so impressed, they had a great range of sizes and with the £20 voucher they are an absolute bargain.

Our won't go up until next week so it can live outside for a few days.

Kr1stina Wed 30-Nov-16 12:40:52


Nottsangel2015 Wed 30-Nov-16 13:38:11

Do you need to pot them if you keep them outside or would they be good out there for a week or so? Our living room is quite warm despite only having 1 heater on. We always have a real tree (not ikea) and they are normally quite dry and brittle come Xmas day and even the slightest nudge sends needles cascading to the floor. We usually buy around the 12th to try and last but our local ikea have always sold out by then. Just wondered if they would cope with being left outside until good to bring in.
Thanks xx

Kr1stina Wed 30-Nov-16 14:44:22

Notts, when you bring them in you need to cut some wood off the trunk and put the bottom of the trunk in water . It helps if you can mist it with water too ( avoiding lights and decorations obv).

Make sure you turn off the one radiator at night or any other time you are not in the room for hours .

You don't need to pot the trees if they are outside for a few days - ikea doesnt have them in pots!

Nottsangel2015 Wed 30-Nov-16 15:12:37

Thank you Kr1stina xx

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