This is how you can take a real Christmas tree home for just £5

This is how you can take a real Christmas tree home for just £5
IKEA are offering a £20 voucher to any customer buying a £25 Christmas tree (Photo: Shutterstock)

If you’d love a real Christmas tree for a bargain price this year, IKEA are offering a great deal.

Purchase a tree from the Swedish furniture shop for £25, and they’ll give you a voucher worth £20 to spend in store in the New Year.

The offer is available between 22 November and 24 December 2018. Vouchers can be spent in participating IKEA stores between 14 January and 3 March 2019.

Trees can be collected as early as tomorrow (22 Nov) at some stores, but check with your local shop for more detailed information.

Which stores are participating?

All IKEA stores in the UK will offer the Christmas tree deal, with the exception of IKEA Stratford Order and Collection Point, and IKEA Tottenham Court Road Planning Studio.

The IKEA Norwich and IKEA Aberdeen Order and Collection points will accept the vouchers between January and March.

The small print

The Christmas tree offer is open to residents of the United Kingdom, aged 18 and over.

The voucher cannot be used towards purchases from IKEA Shop Online, IKEA Restaurant, IKEA Swedish Food Market or IKEA Bistro.

The trees can be purchased from tomorrow (22 Nov) in many stores (Photo: Shutterstock)
The trees can be purchased from tomorrow (22 Nov) in many stores (Photo: Shutterstock)

It also cannot be used towards the purchase of the home delivery, kitchen planning, installation or pick and delivery services, or any other service offered by IKEA.

One voucher per customer. It can only be used, and must be presented before purchase.

The voucher has no cash value and no change will be given. Damaged, defaced, illegible, copied or altered vouchers will not be accepted.

How to take care of a real Christmas tree

In their care instructions, IKEA advises that a real Christmas tree will need plenty of water in the first few hours – approximately three litres. The tree’s water supply should be checked daily and topped up if required.

When bringing your tree indoors, you should cut the trunk 3cm above the existing cut, allowing the tree to soak up water more easily. Then place the tree upright in a tree stand that holds plenty of water.

Choose a spot far away from fireplaces, radiators, TVs and other heat sources when deciding where to put your Christmas tree.