Choosing the Perfect Tree
Year after year, magical moments take place and precious memories are made around the Christmas tree. That’s why selecting a Christmas tree that’s just right is so important. There’s no need to worry about finding the perfect tree – we’re here to help you with every step of the decision-making process. Of course, once you’ve chosen a Christmas tree, what goes on (and under) it is entirely up to you.
Choose fresh-cut, real Christmas trees to bring home the beauty of nature and the unmistakable scent of evergreen this holiday season. Each November and December, The Home Depot stores receive shipments of real trees from local growers on a regular basis. If you’re unsure which fresh-cut tree is the right height, shape and type for your home and lifestyle, our Real Christmas Tree Buying Guide is a great resource. You can learn about the varieties of trees available, plus pick up plenty of helpful tips on tree care, lighting and watering to help keep you maintain a healthy, fragrant tree all holiday season long.
Looking for a tree you can enjoy year after year? Artificial Christmas trees are the answer. They’re easy to set up and store when not in use. Plus, since artificial Christmas trees are hypo-allergenic and don’t shed needles, they make an ideal option for families with pets or small children. If space is at a premium, small (3 ft. to 6 ft.) artificial trees make sense. Maybe you’re thinking big. Luckily, we have plenty of trees available in heights all the way up 12 ft., plus some even taller options. Whether you like traditional looking trees, colorful trees (available in pink, black, blue or rose gold), welcoming porch Christmas trees or any of our other unique styles, The Home Depot is sure to have your perfect match. We even offer a number of eye-catching upside down artificial Christmas trees.
Let’s Talk Lights
While unlit Christmas trees can look like real trees, they can also take just as long to decorate. You can save time and effort with one of our pre-lit Christmas trees or fiber optic Christmas trees. Talk about convenient – just set one of these trees up, put on your favorite Christmas tree decorations, and that’s it, you’re done. Or add an extra dash of fun to the festivities with one of our remote control Christmas trees, which allow you to change the color of the lights simply by clicking a button. You may also opt for a Christmas tree with efficient LED lights and program a light timer to save energy and lower your electric bills. Still not sure which tree is right for you? Take a look at our Artificial Christmas Tree Buying Guide for useful tips and insights from our experts.
More Tree Must-Haves
Whether you select a fresh-cut tree or an artificial tree, it’s important to have the correct type of base for it. As a general rule, the taller the tree, the larger the base. And keep in mind that most Christmas tree stands will add a bit of height to your tree, so you’ll need to do a little math in order to leave enough space between the tree and the ceiling for a Christmas tree topper. Christmas tree skirts and Christmas tree collars go around the base of your tree provide a decorative backdrop for gifts. If you choose a real tree, a skirt can also be a big help in collecting fallen needles. For the final touch of holiday flair, check out The Home Depot’s huge assortment of festive Christmas decorations, including lights, ornaments and garland. And once the holiday season’s come to an end, our Christmas tree bags, ornament and light organizers and storage boxes will simplify packing everything away neatly until next year.