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- During the holiday season, Christmas trees are often the centerpiece for family celebrations.
- We rounded up a list of stores that sell and deliver live trees, so you can get started on your holiday decorating.
- Read on for where you can buy real Christmas trees and what each store offers in terms of selection and shipping.
Going to pick out a Christmas tree is a beloved family tradition for many, but this year it may look a little different. In the best of times, it can be hard to find time to go get a tree, and the coronavirus pandemic makes it even more challenging. Thankfully, many stores are selling real Christmas trees that you buy online and pick up or have delivered to your home.
The earlier you order your tree, the better. Check the retailer's shipping information to find out the last day for delivery by Christmas. Additionally, though the price of the trees may qualify you for free shipping, there is often a weight restriction that means you'll have to pay extra for shipping.
If you're looking to keep the holiday festivities low-fuss, artificial trees have become so convincing that their beauty matches their convenience. Check out our guide to the best artificial Christmas trees for a variety of options at different price points. We've also collected the best places to buy Christmas decorations, ornaments, and holiday lights as well as our favorite items.
Here are 7 online stores where you can buy live Christmas trees:
A Tree to Your Door: A Tree to Your Door offers a detailed overview of all four types of trees they sell, though two are currently sold out. Right now, choose from Balsam fir and white pine in sizes ranging from 3 to 8.5 feet. You can use the rating system to determine whether the low branch strength of the white pine or the high fragrance of the balsam fir is the right for you. Trees ship out three times a week, but stock is limited so you'll need to order soon. Shipping costs vary by tree and your location.
Harry & David: For a smaller, though pricier, tree, Harry & David offers three living, prepotted trees from $80 to $130. The Whimsical Tree is an Alberta spruce that comes with felt ornaments and a fabric gnome, while the Make a Memory Tree is a blue spruce that can be replanted outdoors. Shipping costs depend on the presale price of the tree, but between December 11 and 24, a holiday season surcharge of $1.99 will be added.
The Home Depot: Most of the fresh trees at The Home Depot fall into the price range of $50 to $200 depending on tree height and species. From a 7.5-foot Fraser fir grown in Oregon to a 5-foot Douglas fir out of Michigan, you are sure to find a tree that suits your home. Since the trees come from third-party sellers, like the National Plant Company and Online Orchards, shipping costs vary by the retailer. Some trees are currently backordered, but The Home Depot won't charge you until the tree ships and plenty are still available.
L.L.Bean: Bring the aroma of Christmas into your home with a live tree or wreath from L.L.Bean. Its tabletop trees and hanging wreaths are made of fir and balsam and adorned in a variety of decorations. Orders take approximately 3 to 7 days to ship and purchases of $50 or more get free standard shipping.
Lowe's: The variety of species and prices ($29 to $169) at Lowe's are major selling points, but be sure to enter your zip code to find which trees are actually available in your area. The selection includes trees at nurseries in local The Home Depot stores offering curbside pick-up. Most trees also qualify for free delivery.
Target: Choose from 5 fresh trees at Target this year, including scotch pine and Douglas fir, all between 3.5 to 7 feet. All of the trees are under $120, have free standard shipping, and come from the National Plant Network.
Walmart: Walmart entered the holiday market strong this year with the launch of its free tree delivery and Christmas light-hanging services. Though its trees only go up to 7 feet, they have Fraser fir, douglas fir, and scotch pine trees available. At checkout, you can see when your tree will arrive with standard shipping or pay extra for faster options.
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