Like an eccentric uncle, the holidays often sneak up on people and leave tinsel wherever they go. Deck the halls with today's Groupon: for $39, you get up to a 10-foot grand fir or douglas fir Christmas tree at Toby's Trees in Walnut Creek (up to an $80 value).
For 33 years, Toby's Trees' annual Heather Farm Park location has sprouted fresh-cut, natural trees shipped directly from tree farms in Oregon. Arborists raise douglas firs and grand firs to their prime, pampering each evergreen with eight years of care and daily manicures at their farm. At Toby's, holiday enthusiasts can peruse rows of trees to locate their favorite living-room enhancer, which Toby's crew will then haul to cars and secure with twine for the ride home. If needed, the holiday horticulturists can snip branches from the bough to help fit stands or sleeper sofas.
Full Circle Wreath Company
The artisans at Full Circle Wreath Company entwine branches of Oregon-grown noble fir, berried juniper, western red cedar, and other evergreens to create seasonal decorations for doors and hearths. Options range from traditional circular wreaths to University of Oregon-branded O's, troop-supporting ribbon wreaths, and a candy-cane shaped hook that's perfect for snatching up runaway Santas.