Without the safe haven of Christmas trees, gifts would be forced to hold their own in closets overrun by dusty shoeboxes and territorial Bowflexes. Preserve the gift of giving with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Christmas trees and firewood at Connecticut Audubon Society Christmas Tree Farm in Westport.
At Connecticut Audubon Society Christmas Tree Farm, National Christmas Tree Association representative Louis Bacchiocchi and his staff pair families with verdant, fragrant spruce and fir Christmas trees. Families scan through a collection of precut balsam and Fraser fir trees ($60–$125) before strapping prized perennials to the roofs of their vehicles along with disobedient children. Do-it-yourselfers can fell their own blue spruce, white spruce, or Douglas fir varieties ($60 for up to 10') and fill their homes with a self-selected brand of Christmas joy. Wreaths donning bows embellish unadorned entryways with Yuletide merriment ($12+), and flame-stoking firewood deters Santa from breaking in through the chimney the night after Christmas ($5+).
17 Sasco Creek Rd.
Westport, Connecticut 06880