In 2018, home delivery Christmas trees are a thing.
Pines and Needles, the bougie, London-based pine tree purveyors are trying to make it a thing for those of us outside of the likes of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (who they proudly claim as clients in their pitch email) – Londoners who don’t have the time or the energy to pick up big-ass trees and lug them home in the busy festive period.
It’s a pretty nifty service: men in kilts (the trees are Scottish, and also come with Scottish ladybirds, free of charge – though I haven’t detected an accent as yet) come to your door with your tree (you can decide its height on the website) and install it for you, and, if you’re feeling super lazy, they’ll even bring you round all the decorations you need.
It gave us the opportunity to get a much bigger – and thicker – tree than we would have been able to get into our flat on our own merit, and the tree itself is a real beaut.
Plus, with the tree itself and installation coming in at around £100 (for a 6 footer), which is not a bad price. The decorations are where the real money is lost. Ours were invoiced at £160, and they’re nothing special – we’d recommend just sticking to your own shit if you’ve got it.