Christmas tree stands.
[unless you have the one I bought 4 years ago]
There seems to be about 100 different types and they all stink.
That kind with the screws? Seriously? I'm supposed to hold the tree up with 5 big screws - what is this, the dark ages?
Some tree stands are good at holding the tree but their base is to light. Hey, I've got little kids. Little kids like to grab onto branches. I can't have a tree falling on my kid's head! Do you know how much yelling I would hear from Jenn if a tree, that I put up, fell on Cameron's head! It
could would ruin Christmas.
Then there's the whole "is the tree straight" debacle. It better be, because I'm not undoing all those screws. It's pointless to adjust it. One year I just put some cardboard under one side to compensate for my bad screw job.
Finally, the watering. I hate dead dry Christmas trees and I hate watering. Not a good combo. Why do tree stands seem to only hold about 2 days worth of water. Insert sarcasm voice here: "Hey it's Christmas… let's spend every other night on the floor, under a tree, hoping I don't spill water on the hard wood floor. Hurrraay!!!"
So where is all this going? Are you ready for this. For the last 4 years I haven't had any of these problems. None. I found the perfect Christmas tree stand.
The Krinner Christmas Tree stand is the Apple iPhone of tree stands.
It's built perfectly.
It works perfectly.
They've thought of everything.
Top 3 Reasons to get a Krinner Christmas Tree Stand
- The best part is the tree holding "claws"
You put the tree in and you push the lever with your foot until the tree is holding tight. Didn't get it straight? No problem, just release claws, reposition and re-tighten. Takes me 5 minutes max to set the tree.
- The base is heavy and wide.
Your big ass seasonal tree will not fall on your kid, even if they try to climb it!
- The Krinner Christmas tree stand holds a lot of water!
The new version holds 2.5 gallons. That's GALLONS people. We have our tree up for about 30 days. I'd guess I put water in the tree twice. 2 times. That's it.
Yes, it is a little pricey. But for me, it was a great purchase. Sometimes I think the best moment of the season is getting that tree up with no issues. Plus, if you have Amazon Prime, it's free two-day shipping.
Update: It's now 2016, going on 6 years with this same tree stand. I still highly recommend the Krinner Christmas Tree stand. I have the Genie L version, the Krinner Genie XXL looks just as good.
Cheers - Jason