Holiday Gift Guide: For Home: Picking Out the Perfect Christmas Tree at Orchard Supply Hardware + $60 Gift Card Giveaway
“Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree…How lovely are your branches….” Are you looking for the perfect Christmas tree and excellent customer service to assist you in the process? If so, you’ll want to head to your local Orchard Supply Hardware. This past week, we headed to our local Orchard Supply Hardware in search of the perfect Christmas tree for our home…..and we found it! I love the new layout of the store and the staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable!
We were helped by the Assistant Store Manager, Jerod Duggan and Holiday Display Director, Jen. At Orchard Hardware Supply, you’ll find both artificial and live trees. There are over a dozen different artificial trees, ranging in size from 4 feet to 9 feet and representing a different kind of tree you can find in the wild. The artificial trees are easy to store and set up, with the branches folding up for storage and then fluffing out for decoration.
You’ll also find 3 different types of décor - Classic, Woodland, and Gold & Silver, so you can decorate your home in whatever theme you like the best. There are a variety of holiday items to choose from, including ornaments, wreaths, gift wrap, advent calendars, lights and more. I also learned about a pretty cool product for you artificial trees – scent sticks. These handy scent sticks help give your artificial tree that real “Christmas tree” smell.
After exploring the decor items and artificial trees, it was time to head outside to pick our live tree. Orchard Supply Hardware had a tree farm set up outside, with three different varieties of live trees. Orchard receives one to two deliveries of fresh cut trees a week from Oregon. There are three types – Douglas Fir, Noble Fir and Grand Fir. The Grand and Noble Firs are similar, both having short needles and a very long life, as well as heavier branches for holding a variety of ornaments. The main difference of the two is that the Grand Fir has a silver needle on the bottom, making it very attractive. The Douglas Fir is the more picturesque, triangle-shaped tree. It has longer needles and thinner branches and the ideal decor items include popcorn strings, tinsel and lights.
We chose a 9 foot Douglas Fir for our home and it is a beautiful tree! Trees range from 5 feet to 9 feet – costing $19.99 to $75.00 (dependent upon the variety and height). One of the big questions I had was how to make the tree last the longest. Jerod told us that before taking the tree off the lot, they would give it a fresh cut and then wrap it in a net, making it easy to transport. We were instructed to get the tree into water within an hour so the sap from the tree wouldn’t build up and block the water from feeding the trunk. We were also given free tree preservative, which you mix with a couple of gallons of water to help feed the tree and sustain the tree life.
Head to Orchard Supply Hardware today to pick out your perfect Christmas tree!!
1 lucky winner on The Mommy-Files will receive a $60 gift card from Orchard Supply Hardware.
I received a product sample from Orchard Supply Hardware to facilitate this review. The giveaway was sponsored by Orchard Supply Hardware. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.