WHERE TO BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE IN GENEVA 2020
by Brigitte Taylor
It’s that time of the year again, and after the year we’ve had, why not rely on a little helping hand to deck the halls?
While the November lockdown may have delayed many a Christmas shopping trip, local businesses have fully embraced online shopping services throughout the year, and of course, those offering Christmas trees are no exception.
NATURAL SELECTION: THE REAL CHRISTMAS TREE
A handful of local businesses are now offering real Christmas trees for sale online, with a focus on quality and sustainability.
Le Chapin Chuisse, for example, offers a selection of Nordmann firs and spruce of different sizes, starting at CHF 46 for a one-metre, cut tree, as well as gift hampers loaded with a variety of Swiss products, for a truly local Christmas.
For those who place convenience above all else, Sapin et Decoration is another option. They offer a wide variety of real cut Nordmann firs, ranging from 80-100cm (for CHF 79, down from CHF 99) all the way to 350-400cm (CHF 549, down from CHF 649), which can be delivered directly at your doorstep. To top it off, they also offer a service to personalize and decorate the tree for you, for an additional fee.
One very reliable option in the region is Ecosapin. They offer beautiful, sustainably-sourced Nordmann firs, both cut and in pots, in various sizes. Within a certain radius, trees are delivered by bicycle, to minimize the impact on the environment, and – here’s the kicker – they can be retrieved by Ecosapin after the holidays. Trees in pots are replanted in Ecosapin’s nursery, and cut trees are recycled as biogas.
FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT: THE ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE
There are endless possibilities here, to suit every person, every taste, every budget.
But for those who are willing to spend a little extra cash and go for an artificial Christmas tree which will not only look realistic but also last many years, Schilliger is truly the way to go. Evergreen or lightly dusted with snow, trees start at just 40cm (CHF 69) and go all the way to 360cm (CHF 1,990). And for those who are into something slightly more whimsical for this magical time of year, why not go for a 230cm, upside-down Christmas tree? This centrepiece is sure to get people talking all year round.