Whether you usually spend hours hunting through the mountain snow to cut your own perfect tree, or you always grab your holiday greenery from the neighborhood Boy Scout tree lot… perhaps this year, you’re ready to add some ease to the whole Christmas tree process. Fear not! In today’s era of online shopping and overnight delivery, you can get the perfect Tannenbaum delivered right to your door, and even get help with set up and disposal!
Local Delivery & Set-up Services
A great local option (and the only local option we know of with a robust online ordering system) is MJW Services. Owned and operated for the past 20+ years by the super service-oriented Mike Wehrle, MJW will deliver and set up a full range of holiday greenery, including Noble Firs, Douglas Firs, Grand Firs and Fraser Firs, as well as garlands, wreaths and swags to your home or business. One unique offering is that MJW’s trees run from the adorable table-top tree (18″ for $20) up to the truly enormous (25′ for $625). If you’re on a tight schedule, you can get next-day delivery (or same day if you order online before 10 a.m.); delivery and set-up will run you an additional $35-$110, depending on the tree size.
Delivery is available only within the greater Seattle Metro area (includes Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Newcastle, Issaquah, Mercer Island, North Renton and Seattle), so if you’re not sure if your neighborhood makes the cut, be sure to call before ordering. And if you want to look your tree in the face (branches?) before buying, head to their Bellevue retail tree lot, pick out your tree in person and then set up a delivery time. Otherwise jump online and you’ll be done in 5 minutes. And if you just can’t face untangling those Christmas lights after years of tossing them into your attic, these folks will also help you create a holiday lighting display that would put the Griswalds to shame. Insider Tip: Online tree orders are only available between November 15 and December 18.
MJW Services (retail lot)
10920 Northrup Way
Bellevue, Wa 98004
Magnolia Garden Center
If you live in the heart of Seattle, check out the friendly neighborhood Magnolia Garden Center. You can either go into the shop to pick out your tree and schedule your delivery in person, or give them a call with your desired size and type and they’ll take good care of you. Their most popular trees are the 5′-8′ Noble, Grand and Fraser Firs, but they’ll also have an assortment of larger and smaller trees (ranging in cost from $15-$200), along with wreaths, garlands and ornaments to fill your house with holiday cheer.
Deliveries are made daily and are free (yes, we said free!) for residents in the Magnolia neighborhood. For outlying neighborhoods, delivery fees start at $15 (for Queen Anne) and go up to $45 (for downtown Seattle). Deliveries to outlying areas are available on an on-request basis. All costs (including tree stands if you need them) can be charged over the phone (no online ordering available currently) including delivery fees, so you don’t have to worry about having cash on hand at delivery time. Fresh trees (all from locally sourced sustainable growers) are delivered to the nursery weekly and given a fresh-cut right before they’re sent to your house. If Christmas has snuck up on you, don’t worry, deliveries are available November 21 through December 24 or until they run out of trees! Insider Tip: Bring your own tree stand in when you go to pick out your tree, and they’ll deliver your tree already attached to your stand.
Magnolia Garden Center
3213 W. Smith
Seattle, Wa 98199
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
You should probably already have Swanson’s Nursery on your winter to-do list for their outstanding, kid-friendly holiday events, including the reindeer festival with real live reindeer (and camels!), the holiday train and Santa portraits, but they’ve also got a heck of a selection when it comes to Christmas trees. You can order your tree by phone or in the store (their glamorous nursery has a wide assortment of cut and living trees), and have it delivered and set up in your house within 24-48 hours.
After you’ve purchased your tree, Swanson’s delivery plus set up fees for a 6′-7′ tree range from $90-$110 within Seattle, and $125 for Eastside deliveries. Larger trees requiring two-person moving teams are an additional $25-$50. Trees are available for delivery starting November 22 until they run out (usually a few days before Christmas). Insider Tip: Delivers are not made on weekends.
9701 15th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, Wa 98117
Hours: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., daily
Wright’s Home & Garden
If you are looking for a tree with a little glamour and glitz, Wight’s Home & Garden in Lynnwood is your best bet. Of course, your run-of-the-mill evergreens are available for delivery, but Wight’s also offers unique additional services like flocking your chosen tree (with or without glitter), or adding a fire retardant or antitranspirant (which guards again wilting and moisture loss) before bringing it to your home for set up. Chose from a wide variety of Noble Firs, Fraser Firs, Silver Firs and all sizes of live trees starting on November 25 (any can be flocked).
Prices range from $19.99 for a 2′-3′ up to $355.99 for a 12′-13′; flocking is an additional charge starting at $35, but includes the price of a tree stand. Deliveries are available daily and prices start at $60 for a two-person delivery team within Lynnwood, going up depending on your location, size and weight of your tree. You can either pick out your tree at Wight’s Wonderland of Christmas (the nursery is an awesome afternoon adventure regardless, with dozens of themed Christmas trees to explore), or call and order your tree through their nursery where you’ll get help selecting the perfect size and shape of tree. If you’re in need, you can also consult with Wight’s decorating team to get ideas on tree decorations for any chosen theme you can think of. After-season tree pick up is also available and is the same charge as your delivery fee plus a $10 dump fee.
Wight’s Home & Garden
5026 196th St. S.W.
Lynnwood, Wa 98036
Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
National Delivery Services
Nationally, a few coast-to-coast tree delivery services stand out. Keep in mind though, most national options only offer trees between 3′-8′ (since they’re shipped through FedEx or UPS, which impose size restrictions on shipments) and none offer set-up services.
Green Valley Christmas Trees
Green Valley Christmas Trees offer Noble Firs and Fraser Firs as well as garlands, wreaths and other greenery. Trees start at $59.99 and all orders within the continental U.S. have free shipping. That’s right, free shipping!
Christmas Tree Company
Another company offering free shipping is the aptly named Christmas Tree Company. Their Fraser Firs start at $75, and are shipped within 24 hours of cutting. Special tree plus wreath packages are available and all tree orders include a complimentary biodegradable Christmas tree skirt/bag for easy cleanup when you’re ready to retire your tree.
Redrock Farm will FedEx you a lovely Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir or Blue Spruce on the delivery date of your choosing from their Vermont farm (3′-4′ trees starting at $35 + shipping). You can also order a holiday garland or centerpiece. If you like the idea of planting your own little grove of Christmas trees for future holidays, Redrock Farm also offers seedlings in bulk.
Jackson & Perkins
If a small table-top tree is all you need, check out Jackson & Perkins for their huge assortment of pre-decorated, living miniature trees starting at $42 plus shipping.
If you want to indulge your Amazon addiction, they’ll happily delivery your live miniature Norfolk Pine, tomorrow if you want.
If you’re not quite ready to give up your family’s holiday tradition gallivanting through the mountains to saw down your very own tree (or you’re ready to start a new tradition!), check out our list of awesome Christmas tree farms near Seattle. And, when the holidays are over, this list of where to recycle your Christmas trees and lights should help make the clean-up a little less overwhelming.
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