The Gift That Keeps on Giving…
Looking for a luxury, long lasting gift this Christmas that will last a lifetime? You can’t go wrong with a tree. Whether it’s a present for a green-fingered relative, a newborn baby, or just a ‘thank you’ for staying with friends, online business, The Present Tree, has curated a beautiful collection of hand-reared trees that can be sent by post. Each tree comes in an organic pot, beautifully packaged and wrapped in organza, with a gift message and care guide – the perfect present for the person who has everything this festive season. The trees can be delivered to your door, on the date of your choice, and are 100% eco friendly. All of the trees will happily grow in any garden, but what makes them special is their ancient symbolism; every tree has a story.
You can choose online from a wide range of evergreen trees from the Holly to the Hawthorn, Camellia to Cherry – there are in fact 15 trees to choose from. According to founder, Catherine Cunningham, since ancient times trees have carried symbolic meanings, which means you can choose your tree based on the occasion or person you are gifting.
New trees to the winter range include the evergreen Orange Tree (£49), which will thrive on a sunny windowsill or in a conservatory. Symbolising loyalty, friendship and generosity the tree would make a lovely choice for a close friend or relative. The evergreen Olive Tree (£49), symbolising peace and friendship, will produce delicious fruits over several months and can survive winter temperatures of up to minus 5. The final product in the winter range is the evergreen Lemon Tree (£49) with its soft, lush leaves and zesty fruit, which symbolises good health and future success. You can even buy personalised engraved plaques to plant next to your tree for £20.
Every tree is nurtured by Catherine and her team and is hand selected at time of purchase. The Present Tree’s core values are integrity, simplicity and outstanding customer service. Since launching online in 2012, the brand has proved popular with consumers in Ireland, the UK and Europe and also has a strong corporate presence.
For businesses and organisations, the family-run website offers luxury eco-gifts which can help enhance a corporate ‘green image’ and engage with clients. Specific branding and corporate messages can also be incorporated either onto the packaging or on a printed note.
Founder Catherine Cunningham grew up on a farm in the heart of County Antrim, Northern Ireland and after leaving school trained as a nurse at Guy¹s Hospital, London. She returned home to Northern Ireland in 1992 and married Andrew, a conservationist. They live on a farm with their family of free-spirited teenagers and various free-range animals. As well as farming, they have spent over 20 years growing and planting trees and have created beautiful woodlands of native Irish trees. Catherine was also a mosaic artist for several years and produced artwork for private commissions. With ‘The Present Tree’ business Catherine combines her passion for trees and ancient heritage with her love of beautiful design to create an eco friendly, memorable gift.
In our view, a hand-nurtured sapling with its own poignant meaning makes a perfect gift, so why not visit the site and pre order yours before it’s too late.