By Andrew Liszewski
If you’re a fan of celebrating the holidays by going out into the woods, cutting down a defenseless pine tree and then displaying the corpse in your living room then you’re already aware of the fact that as the tree decays it starts to shed pine needles that seem to end up in every single corner of your home.
Ok, to be honest I do really enjoy the pine smell that comes with a live Christmas tree but the needle thing is a huge downside. The only real way to combat the problem, or at least to delay it is to keep the tree well watered. This usually requires a daily regiment of climbing underneath all those branches with a watering can and let me tell you I far prefer being pricked by artificial pine needles than the razor sharp real ones. So here’s a clever solution to the problem. This attractively wrapped gift box actually holds up to 2 gallons of water and includes a plastic hose that runs to the included tree stand. Once filled the system should keep your tree well watered for at least a few days at which time all you need to do is remove and refill the gift box which is easily accessible. Of course if you’re not the type who stores wrapped presents under the tree the reservoir might seem out of place, but at least it looks better than a plastic jug under there.
The Gift-Wrapped Tree Reservoir is available from the Herrington Catalog for $22.95.