We are ramping up the Christmas spirit here at HoneyKids’ HQ, and now we’ve found the Christmas markets, our meet-and-greet with Santa sessions are sorted, and we’ve booked tix to the merry shows happening around Singapore, next we need to know where to shop for our Christmas trees. Nothing says Christmas in Singapore like a dazzling tree bedecked in decorations and lights galore, and we’ve got the scoop on where to bag yourself a festive fir. So whether you want to throw tons of tinsel at a fake number, or fancy the smell of pine wafting through your home with the real deal, we’ve taken a sleigh-ride around town to find the best places to buy real and fake Christmas trees in Singapore this year. On the count of three: Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree…
Far East Flora
Known for its vast selection of plants and flowers at its two massive nurseries along Thomson Road, Far East Flora is packed with stacks of small, medium and giant trees, starting from $115 for a 4-5ft number, up to around $800 for a 12ft whopper. Trees can be delivered from 21 November, and early orders bag a discount too. We also love the gorgeous wreath options and seasonal blooms to perk up your festive table settings, and don’t forget to check out its fab food and gift hampers too!
Far East Flora, 555 Thomson Road, Singapore 298140, p. 6251 5151; www.fareastflora.com
Corona Florist & Nursery
Head over to Corona Florist & Nursery and amongst the lush, tropical greenery you will find an impressive array of 4-9ft Christmas trees being stocked from the second week of November. Trees get snapped up quickly so do register your interest and secure your fir in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corona Florist & Nursery, 388F Clementi Road, Singapore 599473, p.6466 2827; www.facebook.com/Corona-Florist-Nursery-Pte-Ltd
Bedok Garden & Landscaping
East Coasters can find a forest of festive firs ranging from 4-12ft at Bedok Garden & Landscaping at decent prices (we got our own mahoosive tree there last year for a reasonable sum). Be warned: stocks run out quicker than you can say ‘mince pies’ so make sure you register your interest via this booking form to save disappointment.
Bedok Garden & Landscaping, 4A Bedok South Road, Singapore 469271, p. 6244 2216; www.facebook.com/BedokGarden
Prince’s Landscape & Construction
Pah! Why go for a teeny tree when you can go for a gargantuan 18 foot Noble fir? While many of us would have to bend an enormous tree in half to fit it into our home, we say if you’ve got the space then go for it! Arms not long enough to plonk the star on the top? These guys also offer a full shebang tree decorating service too. But for those of us who need an average size tree for an average size house, firs start at $189 for a 4ft tree which includes, and this we love: free delivery, set up and dismantling of your tree (no matter the size). Book online early!
Prince’s Landscape & Construction Pte Ltd, 53 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 698998, p. 6763 7000; www.princelandscape.com
Song Lang Gardens
If you’ve left the scramble for a real tree until the last minute and are fearing you may have to decorate the rosemary bush on your balcony with tinsel instead (yes, we’ve done that), worry not. Take yourself to Song Lang Gardens on the East Coast where stocks generally avoid the tree stampede infamous at some of the bigger nurseries, and prices are kept reasonable too. Trees will be arriving from the first week of December.
Song Lang Gardens, 378 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437134; www.facebook.com/SongLangGarden
Christmas Tree Singapore
If a real-looking faux tree is the name of your Christmas game this year, Christmas Tree Singapore will make your festive wishes comes true. We love the amazing German developed FirTECT technology used to bring these trees (practically) to life, and that every tree has an abundance of dense green foliage and lifelike branches to ensure the illusion of the real deal.
Pssst: look out for the HoneyKids team at the upcoming All About Kids pop-up, where we’ll be giving away two beautiful trees courtesy of Christmas Tree Singapore!
Christmas Tree Singapore, online only; www.christmastree.sg
Tangs is our seasonal go-to when it comes to adding some festive cheer to our homes. The store is decked out with everything from baubles to ornaments, wreaths to table pieces, and, of course, artificial Christmas trees! Whether you want a shiny black number, a dazzling white show-stopper, or a traditional green fir, Tangs will have you kitted out with all your tree and decorations needs in the blink of an eye.
Tangs Orchard, 310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864, p. 6737 5500; www.tangs.com
Vanda Win’s artificial trees are so life-like that not even Santa himself would be able to spot it for a fake! Trees range up to 8ft and come in a variety of colours: we love its classic green Danbury fir options but are also drawn to the idea of a white Christmas with a shiny snow coloured tree too. Buy your tree either naked and ready for you to throw some tinsel at, or purchase a ready-decorated tree if you’re feeling time-crunched – or unable to find your inner-tree designer.
Vanda Win, The Verge #05-23, 2 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218227, p. 6296 7682; www.vandawin.com.sg
Whilst there may have been a collective sob around the island when IKEA announced it would not be stocking real trees this year, we soon cheered right back up when we checked out the Fejka tree range – great faux fir options in all shapes and sizes at sensible wallet-friendly prices. Phew!
IKEA, Locations in Tampines and Queenstown; www.ikea.com/sg
Cold Storage supermarket is not just about groceries: it is also a secret fake fir heaven! Pop in store and pick up an artificial tree while you pick up your turkey and all the trimmings too! Online ordering is also available (for trees and turkey).
Various locations; www.coldstorage.com.sg
Robinsons is a department store that knows how to do Christmas! Shop for your faux tree, sparkling ornaments and twinkling fairy lights while humming along to Christmas carols from mid-November.
Robinsons The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road, Singapore 238855. p. 6735 8838; www.robinsons.com.sg
Christmas on a budget is the name of the game over at Giant this year and with its weekly and monthly promos on all things merry and bright, picking up all your festive needs has never been more affordable: and that includes the tree and all its trimmings!
Various locations; www.giantsingapore.com.sg/christmas