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 $113 for a 4-5ft number, up to around $885 for a 12ft whopper. Trees can be delivered from 24 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 email@example.com.
Corona Florist & Nursery, 388F Clementi Road, Singapore 599473, p.6466 2827; www.corona.com.sg
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
Why go for a teeny tree when you can go for a gargantuan 19 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 (and the $7k it will cost you), 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. But for those of us who need an average sized tree for an average sized home, firs start at $171 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 you can 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
Cold Storage supermarket is not just about groceries: it is also a secret fir heaven! Pop in store and pick up a Fraser fir tree while you grab your turkey and all the trimmings too! Online ordering is available (for trees and turkey), and they stock a pretty decent range of fake numbers if you’re not after the real deal.
Cold Storage, Various locations; www.coldstorage.com.sg
With fresh cut Noble firs arriving this month, there’s a tree for every budget and size at Candy Floriculture. Prices range from $115 for a 4-5ft fir up to $1200 for an 11-12ft number. Delivery is available – these beauties may be a little large for the boot of a taxi!
Candy Floriculture, 567 Thomson Road, Singapore 298183; www.candy.com.sg
Prices range from $128 for a 5-6ft tree to $328 for an 8-9ft number. Add a little extra cost-wise for a stand (because propping trees against a wall really doesn’t work). Trees are already in stock, so get cracking on your order: delivery is free!
Island Group, Island Landscape & Nursery Pte Ltd, Plot 13, Joan Road / Thomson Road, PSA Nursery, Singapore 298897; www.islandgroup.com.sg
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. Prices range from $299 to $799, but you can bag a 7% discount by liking its Facebook page.
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. 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 again 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! If you’re lucky, you might even be able to order your Christmas goodies from the new IKEA online store.
IKEA, Locations in Tampines and Queenstown; www.ikea.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! The festivities will be starting towards mid-November.
Various locations; www.giantsingapore.com.sg/christmas
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