During this time of the year, many homes and establishments dare to dazzle and enchant visitors with the twinkling lights of their Christmas displays. Right at the center of all the holiday cheer are, of course, evergreen Christmas trees—the beauty of which lies in the fact that each one rarely ever looks like another, as each decorator adds their unique touch of style and trinkets to dress up their own tree.
In the Philippines, however, it’s rare to see an authentic and full-sized pine tree indoors, as most Christmas trees here are often store-bought so they can be easily stowed until the next holiday season. After all, since pine trees are live plants, their maintenance could come with arduous challenges in the clean up department. That said, you can still shop alternatives in local stores, as fresh, mini versions of these trees are actually accessible online.
Here’s a list of five local online stores that sell mini pine trees:
1. Fig & Vine
If you’re looking for something that gives off a rustic feel, Fig & Vine is your go-to store. This year, they’ve come up with 7 style codes for their Christmas Classic collection. Each one comes in its own arrangement of flowers, and you can choose from the Bethany, Clementine, Belinda, Clarice, Amaryllis, Stella and Angelo designs. Each one is delivered in a beautiful and classy round box that, whether or not you remove it from the container, will still look aesthetically pleasing displayed in your home.
2. La Bella Rosa Manila
La Bella Rosa’s mini pine trees are as cute as can be! Imported from the Netherlands, their choices of Fresh Nobilis Pine Trees come in two different sizes: one in 40 centimeters and the other in 50 centimeters. They have 3 pre-made designs available: the Carol, Eve and Holly, and each one has different ornaments that cater to anyone and everyone’s taste! If you prefer being hands-on with your decor, they also have a Simply Bare design available for you to practice your tree dressing skills.
3. The Noble Fir
Just like baked goods, nothing quite beats the sensation of receiving the freshest pine trees out there. The Noble Fir, which prides itself for its ever-fresh shipments of Nobilis Pine Trees, offers a wide selection of sizes, ranging from a miniature 25-centimeter tree to their largest option that stands at three feet tall! Though their trees are sold bare, they offer decorations and fresh dried fruit slices straight from the Netherlands for an additional cost of P1700.
4. The Glass House Flowers
Deck the halls with The Glass House Flowers’ selection of small Christmas trees. Their pine trees come with various ribbon shades as tree toppers, as well as boxes in white, red and pink. On top of that, they have several add-on options on their website, which makes personalizing these mini trees as gifts to others a breeze!
5. Plant House Manila
Plant House Manila's best-selling Nobilis Pine Tree will definitely steal the show this Christmas season. While all pine trees have a fresh scent, their combination of Cinnamon Sticks, Dried Pepper Berries, and Pine cones, along with their Holland-imported trees will fill your home with the most fragrant and festive aroma this holiday season. If you prefer your tree to arrive plain and simple, they also have a bare Nobilis Tree available.
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