Our favourite American grandmother, Babs, took to TikTok to teach us the best lesson on picking the perfect real Christmas tree every year. Fans have even gone on to call her advice ‘groundbreaking’, so you know we just had to share.
Deciding on a Christmas tree can be a task and a half. With so many options to choose from, it’s difficult to keep best practices all in one place – that’s why Babs, known as ‘everyone’s grandmother’ is here to the rescue, stacked with tips on how to ensure you have the perfect Christmas tree every holiday season.
Babs’ 5 top tips on picking the perfect Christmas tree
In a recent TikTok video (opens in new tab) shared by Babs (@brunchwithbabs (opens in new tab)), she lists her 5 top tips for picking a real Christmas tree. Each tip she shared was news to us and worth noting down, but we loved the third tip in particular where she tells us to cut off the bottom of the trunk right before we plan to put it up in our homes.
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‘Give your tree a fresh cut right before you’re going to put it up,’ advises Babs. ‘Even if you cut your own tree down, by the time you get home that sap could’ve already closed that trunk and your tree will not be able to drink.’