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  • As Brits prepare to put up their Christmas décor this weekend – with almost three quarters (70%) believing the 1st December is the best date to start decorating – B&Q is offering everyone the chance to win a free tree 
  • To win, Brits simply need to spot one of B&Q’s festive ‘reindeer’ lorries making their ‘reindeerliveries’ across the UK from today 
  • With almost a third (31%) of Brits admitting they typically put up two or more trees in their home, B&Q is lending a helping hand to tree-obsessed Brits with free firs and reduced prices 

As the nation prepares for the most wonderful time of the year, B&Q is offering everyone the chance to win a free Christmas tree, as new research reveals almost a third (31%) of tree-obsessed Brits admit they typically put up two or more trees in their home. 

The research from B&Q also discovered that younger generations are fuelling the popularity of real Christmas trees, with almost a quarter of Gen Z (22%) lured by the smell and excitement of choosing their own tree compared to their parent’s generation (14%). However, the big decision of choosing a real or artificial Christmas tree is one that stumps Brits across the country, with almost 1 in 5 (16%) alternating between tree types. 

With over a third (38%) of the population revealing they are more conscious of the cost of Christmas this year than last, the UK's leading home improvement retailer has reduced the price of real trees this season. 

The research comes as a fleet of B&Q delivery lorries are given the festive treatment and transformed into the Santa’s nine reindeer to ‘reindeerliver’ Christmas to the nation. All Brits have to do is spot one of these lorries, share it on Instagram and use #Reindeerlivery. Easy for some perhaps, the research has uncovered that less than 1 in 4 people (24%) feel confident in naming Santa’s nine reindeer. 

In fact, 1 in 5 Brits incorrectly think that Stomper is part of this herd, with the true names of Santa’s reindeer being Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, who will be blazon across the B&Q lorries. 

B&Q’s extensive range of real trees, available to buy now in store, for click + collect or home delivery, includes Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce and Blue Spruce varieties that come in cut and pot grown form. Their large selection of trees means that you can find your unique tree to suit your home’s style and needs – and let’s face it who doesn’t love the rich, alpine smell of a real tree!  

Brits can also find a wide range of decorations in-store and online, as the research revealed that many Brits (70%) think 1st December is the perfect time to start decorating, and that Gen Z is the most adventurous with their decorations as almost half (49%) dress their tree differently every year. 

B&Q Head of Christmas, Mairi Devlin, says: “It’s been interesting to see the generational split emerging when it comes to their tree choice in the lead up to the big day. For many, choosing a tree marks the start of the festive season and brings the magic of Christmas to life. At B&Q we aim to make this festive past time as easy as possible, and with a huge variety of trees everyone will find the perfect tree or two for their home. What’s more, with this year’s reduced prices of real trees, we hope to help customers make their budget go further this Christmas.” 

Everyone up and down the country will have the chance to win a Christmas tree by spotting the reindeer lorries. To be in with the chance of winning one of 100 prizes, Brits need to share a picture of one of the lorries to @bandq_uk on Instagram using #Reindeerlivery. Entries must be received by 23:59PM, 7th December 2023, and winners will receive a £40 B&Q eGift Card which can be used to purchase a Christmas tree in store or on DIY.com.   

Real Christmas tree care tips:  

  • Buy your tree as early as possible, after you've chosen your cut tree, take it out of its netting and give it a good shake. It's essential you do this to allow air to circulate and for the branches to settle.  
  • Keep it in a cool place, such as a shed or a garage to let the tree acclimatise, until you are ready to bring it indoors to decorate.  
  • Before you set your tree up, it's a good idea to give it some water. Cut about 3cm off the bottom using a garden saw and pop it straight into a bucket of water to absorb.  
  • Once inside, stand your tree up in a Christmas tree stand. Avoid putting your real tree in sand or soil as this can reduce the amount of water it can uptake. Also avoid positioning it near any radiators or fires.  
  • Water your real Christmas tree every day to keep it hydrated to reduce needle drop - we recommend adding a minimum of 500ml of water a day.    

If you have a pot-grown Christmas tree:  

  • Treat your pot-grown tree like a house plant. When your pot-grown tree arrives home, take it out of its netting and give it a good shake to remove any loose foliage.  
  • Before setting up your pot-grown tree, we recommend giving it some time to acclimatise to the warmer air in either a garage or shed (away from any radiators).   
  • Once your tree has been set up, be sure to water it regularly to keep the roots moist and cool, as you would a houseplant   
  • After Christmas, transplant the tree to a bigger pot to allow growing room, before moving to a sheltered spot in the garden with good light all around the tree. Keep it well watered so you can bring it indoors again for next Christmas! B&Q real trees are available in store and online now, along with the entire Christmas decoration range, at diy.com.  

More Christmas tips and tricks can be found at diy.com: 

Source : B&Q

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30 November 2023

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