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Originally published by Catherina Cheung. Last updated by Beverly Ngai and Alisa Chau.
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches. If you haven’t yet bought your Christmas tree, it’s high time to get a move on! Christmas Day is now less than a full month away (!) and some stockists are already selling out of certain tree sizes (who’d a thunk it). Here are the top places in Hong Kong to secure a Christmas tree, both real and faux.
If vibrant colours and rich textures are in the name of your Christmas decorating game, trust that this luxury floral boutique will deliver. Grace and Fervour's premium Christmas delights collection is an assortment that dazzles, featuring noble fir trees in varying sizes as well as decorative colour schemes, alongside festive bouquets, wreaths, and even planters. Other types of gifts are also available, with unique options like artisanal candles and an incredible DIY wreath gift kit as just a few examples. Cath their early-bird discount quickly, as it ends on 30 November!
Grace and Favour, Shop J, 2 Star Street, Wan Chai | (+852) 9614 0037
Van der Bloom is presenting a collection of table trees and arrangements to give your home a decadent Christmas vibe. Our favourite is the Mulled Wine (starting $1,602), decked out in shades of rich claret red and vintage yellows, and adorned with dried fruits, pinecones, and leather rolled branches, infusing your space with citric sweetness. The Old Fashioned (starting $1,602) version is also lovely, leaning towards antique ochres and dark yellows, with slithers of pearly silver in the form of dainty ornaments. These gorgeous table trees range from 40 to 50 centimetres, perfect for those with limited decorating space. Van der Bloom also offers Christmas fairy lights as well as handcrafted Oh! James candles from Britain to go along with your new centrepiece.
Van der Bloom, 61 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 5505 1661
Anglo Chinese is one of Hong Kong’s most trusted suppliers of Christmas trees as they were one of the first to import them to the city, and have been in business for decades. They stock delicate handmade table trees starting from 12 inches tall ($880) that already come pre-decorated. A classic choice is the mixed Xmas green, golden and red faux berries ($980), which is exquisitely embellished with pinecones, plush berries, and glimmering aureate baubles. Also find other traditional Christmas products such as red poinsettias (starting $88), wreaths (starting $580), and styled cypress trees (starting $280) for alternatives to the classic Christmas tree.
Anglo Chinese Florist, 13 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central | (+852) 2921 2986
This family business sends representatives to plantations in the US every year to select the best Christmas trees for import back to Hong Kong. The species they specialise in are the noble and Douglas fir varieties. What’s even better is that they are an environmentally conscious business and actively participates in the HKEPA Tree Conservation Scheme, and all the Christmas trees collected each year are sent for recycling. Home delivery can also be arranged.
Chun Hing Garden, 1/F, 27 King Kwong Street, Happy Valley | (+852) 2572 6430
Royal Christmas produces high-quality synthetic trees which are modelled after real pines. They’ve paid minute attention to their craft, even making the branches brown in the middle and the needle points a light green for authenticity. Made from PVC and PE material, the trees come in a sturdy storage box, including a steel base, and are flame-retardant for safety. Most also come integrated with LED lights, with even mini hanging upside-down trees being offered for those who are looking to save space in unconventional ways. Prices start from around $423 for a 150-centimetre-tall tree.
Royal Christmas, Flat D, 10/F, Houston Industrial Building, 32–40 Wang Lung Street, Tsuen Wan | (+852) 3987 1028
Specializing in Nordmann firs, with up to over 20 years of experience under their belt, Royal Fir is one of the city's prime importers of Danish Christmas tree species. Dubbed "the perfect tree", its gorgeous conical shape and lush emerald needles has made it a popular choice for families looking for a real tree with some uniformity. Providing sizes between four-feet-eleven-inches to nine-feet-ten-inches, their collection has something to fit homes of all capacities. Once the holiday season is over, the company also provides a handy post-Christmas service that schedules in a removal for the upcoming January, helping to take the matter of proper recycling and disposal off your hands. Find out more here.
Da Silva stocks artificial Christmas trees that come to your doorstep fully decorated, or with fully stocked kits for you to piece together your own masterpiece. Choose from five-to-six-foot trees that come in five different colour schemes, and build them at home using their easy three-step assembly system. We like the Starlight collection featuring warm metallic tones among the reds and greens. They also do smaller pre-decorated trees from three-to five-foot-tall options for families with less space, as well as tiny tabletop trees around twenty-four-inches high, in addition to Christmas wreaths.
Da Silva’s Creations, 11/F, Block A, Unit A-3, Mai Hing Industrial Building, 16–18 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong | (+852) 2520 6333
We can always count on Francfranc to grace us with all manners of cute holiday trinkets and festive décor this time of the year. From green faux conifers to pink crystal trees made entirely of glass, you’re utterly spoilt for choice with their brand new holiday catalogue. We love their 120-centimetre Xmas LED tree ($1,400) for a classic holiday look; it comes minimally decorated with up to 150 twinkling LED lights, which means you can invite little ones to get in on some creative decorating! Otherwise, the pink Christmas tree starter set ($980), which includes elegant metallic ornaments and a silver star tree-topper is an easy yet stunning option for those strapped for time. There is also a range of desktop trees that would be perfect on your study desk or your table in the office.
Francfranc, Shop B, G/F, 8 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay | (+852) 3583 2528
One of the first to adopt environmentally-friendly upgrades in their manufacturing, Oncor Recycled Christmas Trees present an eco-conscious twist on your Christmas festivities. Crafting trees using only fully recycled PVC, complete with reusable corrugated cardboard boxes for storage, their product list shows all sorts of imitation pines, firs, and more. Sizes start at three feet and go up to as high as 12 feet tall, sporting differing colour combinations and branch textures. Their popular models include the six-foot majestic fir, and the six-foot Christmas pine. You can also try out something from their blue glitter range for a whole different kind of dazzle. What's more, Oncor also hosts an annual photo competition that allows everyone the chance to have their decorated trees on show on the company's Facebook page, after which there will be attractive cash prizes for the top three entries with the highest number of positive reactions, more details here.