Where To Buy A Real Christmas Tree Online

Where To Buy A Real Christmas Tree Online

This year, there’s no guaranteeing you’ll be able to pick out your Christmas tree in person, in the same way as before. And while the local garden centre is probably open, getting it home is always a bore. Thankfully, there are a range of online companies – including some of the UK’s biggest retailers – ready to deliver right to your door. Here’s our pick of the bunch…

Croft & Cole

BEST FOR: The complete package.

Looking for a standard 6ft tree, lights and stand and everything delivered right to your door? Croft & Cole’s starter kit is the ideal choice. With everything included for £130, cheaper or more expensive options are available depending on the height and species of tree you want. Despite the convenient service, every tree is still hand-picked by the team, who have scoured the UK’s top Christmas tree farms so you don’t have to. Delivery is available Monday to Friday, from the 24th November to 21st December, starting from £3.99.

Prices from £124

Visit CroftAndCole.com

Bloom & Wild

BEST FOR: Something luxe.

Delivered straight to your door, Bloom & Wild’s edited selection of Christmas trees are packaged in the brand’s signature reusable totes – which transform into slings to get your specimen in and out of the house. You can choose to add lights and other decorations at checkout, although buyers should be aware that currently, trees are only available for delivery within London postcodes by premium courier.

Prices from £49

Visit BloomAndWild.com 

Patch Plants

BEST FOR: Starting small.

Many of us simply don’t have the space for a giant tree. This year, Patch is selling a range of mini potted trees, perfect for spreading some festive cheer. Use them on dining tables, on bedside cabinets – anywhere that could use a touch of Christmas spirit. Don't forget to add your lights, too and why not consider tropical varieties which mimic the look? Plus, you’ll be able to find all the care tips you need online from Patch’s team of reliable experts.

Prices from £8

Visit PatchPlants.com 

John Lewis

BEST FOR: Big-name reliability.

The options might not be extensive at John Lewis, but you know you can count on the retailer to deliver. With trees currently available to pre-order now for delivery from 27th November, take your pick between Fraser, Nordmann or Korean firs – all of which offer that authentic, festive pine scent. With prices starting from £75, it’s not the cheapest option, but the retailer promises to deliver most of their trees within just three working days.

Prices from £75

Visit JohnLewis.com


BEST FOR: Those on a budget.

This year, you wouldn’t be blamed for wanting to rein in your Christmas spending – and that extends to your tree. The good news is some of Homebase’s real trees are available for home delivery, with prices starting from less than £50. Delivery charges are a little higher than others on this list, and wait times could be up to ten days, so it’s best to get your order in now. Fancy skipping the delivery charge? You can have your tree delivered and reserved at your local store, ready to collect yourself.

Prices from £49

Visit Homebase.co.uk 

Christmas Trees Delivered

BEST FOR: Nationwide delivery.

Despite being the online Christmas shop for the award-winning Camden Garden Centre, this company (who have been in the Christmas tree business for three decades) promises to deliver trees to any address nationwide for just £20 – anything from a 3ft miniature potted version to a 15ft giant. Available from the last week in November, choose from no needle drop Nordmann and Noble firs, or Norway spruces (which are known for their festive scent). There are also a range of accessories on offer, from tree stands to strings of lights.

Prices from £11.99

Visit ChristmasTreesDelivered.co.uk

Good Elf

BEST FOR: A bespoke experience.

Each year, the Elf Christmas tree team are on standby throughout the country. Most of its Christmas trees are installed in London, but the service is also available nationwide. From the tops of buildings to oversized designs and those that require an erection specialist, no job is too big for them. Their installation service will also see the elves decorate your Christmas tree – great if you’ve opted for something which requires hundreds of lights or specialist baubles. 

Quotes are available on request.

Visit GoodElf.co.uk

Real Christmas Trees

BEST FOR: Seeing the real thing.

As with all online retailers, not being able to see what you’re buying before you check out is sometimes a drawback. Real Christmas Trees customers are able to browse a selection of real-life photographs, so they know what to expect when it’s dropped off. All trees are grown on its farm in the West Midlands, while customers can also enjoy a 10% discount on Christmas decorations and lights with the code ‘XMAS2020’.

Prices from £36

Visit RealChristmasTrees.co.uk 

Send Me A Christmas Tree

BEST FOR: A helping hand.

Is this your first time buying a real tree? Perhaps you don’t know your Nordmanns from your Nobles. Don’t worry – Send Me A Christmas Tree’s ‘Help Me Choose’ function guides you through a quick survey to see which tree best suits your needs. With trees grown locally in Sussex, anything can be delivered to your door for free right up until the 21st December – perfect for those who tend to leave things a little late. You’ll also be able to find specialist varieties not normally grown in the UK – think Serbian and blue spruces.

Prices from £39

Visit SendMeAChristmasTree.co.uk 

The Christmas Tree Firm

BEST FOR: Local trees that give back.

For those in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk and Norfolk, for every new tree sold at The Christmas Tree Firm, the company will donate a percentage of the money to the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Using only British growers, this allows them to leave the cutting process as late as possible, so they can get your tree – anything from 3ft to 30ft – from the field to your door in just two days. Even better, you can also choose to pay a portion of your order straight away, and the rest before the delivery date – or even pay cash on delivery. 

Prices from £32

Visit TheChristmasTreeFirm.co.uk

Christmas Trees

BEST FOR: Eco-friendly credentials.

Trees bought from this company are all grown on family-owned or independent farms near the Scottish border. But for every tree that’s cut down, at least another is planted. While the trees are growing, they also help the environment by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and nitrogen from the soil. They also offer free delivery across the UK mainland every day of the week (excluding Sundays), with all trees cut and packaged in specially designed heavy-duty Christmas tree carriers, to keep your product safe. The company also selects and packs trees for dispatch the day before delivery to minimise time in transit and to keep your tree as fresh as possible.

Prices from £29.99

Visit ChristmasTrees.co.uk

Jackson Nurseries

BEST FOR: Responsible London delivery.

With millions making up London's population, it's not surprising that Christmas tree retailers will try to charge a hefty premium for trees imported into the city from rural parts of the UK. By ordering online from Jackson's Nurseries you can buy direct from the grower and secure a healthy, fresh tree nurtured in the Staffordshire Moorlands on the edge of the Peak District. Order via the website for delivery to any London address by a FedEx courier on the day of your choosing – the company’s tried-and-tested packaging technique will ensure your tree arrives looking fresh and healthy.

Prices from £12.99

Visit JacksonNurseries.co.uk  

Creekside Christmas

BEST FOR: Lack of hassle.

London based and need to find something quickly? Log onto Creekside Christmas’s site to plug in what you’re looking for and get your tree ordered in just a few clicks. Select the species, height and your delivery date and time before opting for the collection and recycle date once the festive season is over. You can even leave it outside so the team can pick it up without having to disturb you – great news in the midst of a pandemic. 

Prices on request.

Visit CreeksideChristmas.co.uk

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