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Delhi’s on a tree spree

City retailers stock up christmas trees and other goodies as the festive season kicks off.

entertainment Updated: Dec 15, 2011 01:56 IST
Vaishali Bhambri

City retailers stock up christmas trees and other goodies as the festive season kicks off.

With just ten days left for Christmas, it's time you started planning your own Christmas Eve party. But no such party is complete without the traditional Christmas tree. And if you are confused about where to shop for those special trees, then don't worry, as we play Santa's little helpers.

From innovative varieties of Christmas trees to party accessories such as wreaths and garlands to battery operated Santa Claus and Santa costumes, we list down stores in the city where you can shop for your Christmas bash while soaking in the festive buzz.

It's already Christmas at these malls-

Select city walk, saket
The specialty of this year's Christmas celebrations here is the glowing tree that shimmers in the centre of the mall. Surrounded by glitz and glimmer on all sides, the tree glows with a shade of crimson.

Extravagant décor with candy canes and pinwheels, huge Santa caps, light arcs and Christmas baubles, further add to the charismatic glow at this mall this year.

The epicentre, Gurgaon
Installed as part of the month long Christmas celebrations here, this Christmas tree has been decorated by Genesis Foundation, Aarushi, a part of Salaam Baalak Trust and Handicapped Children Rehabilitation Association (HCRA).

The almost six feet high tree stands tall in the middle of the mall. The carnival here includes gift-giving, carols, games, music, contests and more.

DLF Promenade, Vasant kunj
As part of the Christmas celebrations in the mall, a 10 feet tall Christmas tree, made out of teddy bears in cream and red colour, has been installed. The tree has already started catching the eyeballs of patrons visiting the mall.

Other Christmas-related events in the mall will have three lady Santas or Santarinas, who will interact and distribute Christmas goodies to the visitors.

Party Hunterz
This is the one stop shop for those who want to plan a Christmas themed party. Here, there are a variety of Christmas centerpieces, which are quite different from the usual ones. From the artificial pine tree (Rs530) to the one with Merry Christmas hoardings, there are options galore.

Shop for products such as Christmas designer stockings (Rs300 onwards), Christmas tree boppers, an Elf hat, reindeer hand headband (Rs375), a Santa costume, balloons, and Christmas danglers.

One of the unique products sold here are the Christmas tree hats, which have an artificial spring Christmas tree on a soft Santa cap.

You can also order online by logging on to www.partyhunterz.com
Where: A-7, Ground Floor, Kailash Colony
Contact: 011- 66217193

Buy them from here-

Wanna party
Check out the Christmas pine fir trees here. The range starts from Rs3,500 for the ones without decorations. One of the most interesting products available here is the Sexy Mrs. Claus photo banner, which costs Rs650 for 72 inches x 36 inches.

Other things include Snowman Scene Setters (Rs650), swirls (Rs550), and holiday glitter chandelier decoration kit (Rs850). Another attraction here is the over five tall Santa scene setter, available for Rs650.

If you want to shop online, log on to www.i-wannaparty.com
Where: C-10 (Panchsheel-Geetanjali Marg), Shivalik
Contact: 011-66261910


Living gifts
For those of you who don't feel like going out for shopping, Living Gifts offers an online option. It stocks two varieties of Christmas trees one with pine leaves and a regular one.

The trees are available in different sizes - three feet to six feet, and the price ranges from Rs350 to Rs3,500. The store also offers an option to design your own tree. One can also go for an online package that includes one tree with 10 small gifts, a pack of six chocolates, a Christmas hat and other decoratives for Rs1,600.

They deliver all across India.
Where: Wz-20, New Sahib Pura, Tilak Nagar (www.livinggifts.co.in)
Contact: 9999684938

Kriti creations
This shop has Christmas trees as tall as one feet to the height demanded by the client. The variety of trees includes a regular tree, Canadian pine tree, snow pine tree, American pine tree, berries tree, snow tree, white tree and others.

They also make customised thematic trees according to the theme of the party. The price starts from R800 onwards for a five feet tree. Other Christmas goodies available here include wreaths and tree ornaments.

Also on sale here are Santas - musical and battery operated - that fly up to six feet for Rs4,500.
Where: B-63, Khan Market
Contact: 011 66437574

Wrap It Up
Head here to buy some interesting Christmas tree decorations in chunk. Available here are small-sized Christmas trees for table decorations (Rs50 onwards).

A bulk packet of decorative bobtails costs R250, while that of stars in different sizes are available for Rs100 onwards. One can also check out the large-sized stars with glitters and other designs that are available per piece for Rs70 onwards.

Other decorative pieces for Christmas trees available here include items such as buntings and garlands.
Where: 1, Hauz Khas Village, Bh Navedhayam Restaurant, Hauz Khas Village
Contact: 66217219