Christmas tree decorations are no longer just red balls on a green tree. In fact, the trees are no longer just green – – you can find Christmas trees that are pink, blue or even purple. Decorations for Christmas tree are created in even a larger variety of colors, styles and themes. Earlier this year I was shopping at one of those large Christmas shops while on vacation and began to notice how couples looked at the various themed Christmas trees. Men and women were each attracted to some of the trees; however, they tended to be drawn to themes that appealed to them as a gender. It as fun to watch how the men were drawn to stereotypical themes but the women were appalled by them. The most unique Christmas tree themes include food, sports, characters, hobbies and places.
The men were immediately attracted to the beer themed Christmas tree soon followed by the hot chili pepper Christmas tree. The hot chili pepper tree was decorated with strings of lights shaped like chili peppers and every chili pepper decoration you could imagine. The beer themed tree had little cans of beer, lawn chairs, televisions and pickup trucks as decorations.
Women passed those trees by without a second glance and headed straight to the chocolate-themed Christmas tree with its candy bars, smores snowmen and cups of hot chocolate. They also liked the candy themed tree that was decorated with peppermint lights and whimsical candy ornaments.
Women were somewhat more interested in the sports themed Christmas trees over the beer tree; however, they liked the ice skating and winter themed tree the best. Men loved the sports themed tree that incorporated all of their favorite sports – baseball, football, hockey, etc. The store even had a wrestling themed Christmas tree that the men enjoyed but the women passed by without even slowing down.
The women I observed were drawn to the traditional characters of Christmas such as Santa and the nativity scene. Men spent more of their time looking at the trees with cartoon character themes. The women also looked at the cartoon decorations but were mostly interested in the trees that had a traditional Christmas theme for decorations.
The Christmas shop I was in had every themed tree you could imagine and a few I would like to forget. The hobby and collectible themed Christmas trees were truly unique. For men there were woodworking, fishing and golfing themes. Women stopped more to look at the teacup collection trees, teddy bear, baby animal and cooking themed trees. The hobbies seemed to appeal to both genders more evenly with men and women enjoying each of those trees.
The Christmas tree themed trees that were dedicated to places appealed equally to both genders. The appeal of the different locations seemed to depend more on the couples sharing an affection or interest in the places. Hawaiian or tropical themes, Europe, the North Pole, the beach and Australia were some of the themes for the Christmas trees.
Part of having a themed Christmas tree is the hunt for the perfect ornaments to adorn the tree. My family has a red and white candy and Santa themed tree. We have ornaments from every vacation we have taken and from family and friends. Each ornament holds a special meaning for us and we have enjoyed searching over the years for each ornament for our themed tree. To begin a themed tree, you need to start with ornaments for your theme and build your collection over the years. You can find Christmas tree ornaments online in various themes from several popular retailers.