MOST of us don’t consider getting a Christmas tree until December – but NOW is the time to branch out and get it sorted.
If your old faux-fir has seen better days, there are great deals starting this week that can save you pounds.
REAL DEAL: From tomorrow, IKEA is once again offering customers the chance to bag a real Christmas tree for under a tenner. This year’s tree is usually £29, but the store is offering a £20 voucher to customers buying it — taking the cost down to £9. The offer runs until Christmas Eve.
ONE FIR US: Fans of big trees should head to Wilko. You can currently nab trees up to 7ft for up to 33 per cent off. I love the 7ft Canadian Fir Artificial Christmas Tree for £40, down from £60. It is a steal compared to the popular 7ft John Lewis & Partners Serbian Green Spruce Unlit Christmas Tree, £149.
SAVING: £109, compared to John Lewis
BIT OF ALL WHITE: Wowcher has some great deals on trees of all sizes. There is even the option of buying frosty-effect white trees. Currently, a 6ft Premium White Christmas Tree is up for grabs for just £18.99, usually £35.99.
TIN-SELL: Want an alternative to an evergreen fir and are looking to save space? Opt for a tinsel tree. I love the 3ft Green Tinsel Tree from Wilko, £7.50. It is half the price of those of a similar size sold at Homebase for £15.
- Prices correct at time of going to press. Deals/offers subject to availability.
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Deal of the day
GREGGS has launched a Children In Need range, including a Pudsey biscuit and ring bun, from 85p. For every item bought, Greggs will donate to the charity.
YOU can’t begin Christmas without a mince pie. Tesco has two for £2.50 on Mr Kipling snowflake mince pies. YUM.
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DON’T forget to decorate the rest of the house. Grab a Gold Glitter Rattan Light Up deer for £13 at Dunelm. Far cheaper than the £129 version sold on whitestories.co.uk.
Shop & save
Head to M&S for a 12 pack of Frozen 2 baubles for only £6. That is far cheaper than the individual baubles sold at the Disney Store.
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