All Christmas Tree Shops are now closed. The final days to shop ended August 12, 2023! Christmas Tree Shops filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the spring, and after they couldn’t find a new buyer, they closed their remainingstores forever on August 12, 2023.
The retailer — which actually sold lots of things not holiday-related — couldn’t pay back the $45 million they borrowed for bankruptcy financing, leading to their total shutdown.
Although Christmas Tree Shops used to be owned by Bed Bath & Beyond, they suffered the same fate as their former parent company — and joined the growing list of stores closing in 2023. We’ll tell you how Christmas Tree Shops closed, and where to find similar products now that the chain is gone.
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All Christmas Tree Shops — and their liquidation sales — were done August 12, 2023.
Christmas Tree Shops, which was owned by Bed Bath & Beyond from 2003-2020, filed for bankruptcy on May 5, 2023. What was first going to be only 10 stores closed, turned into a full winding down of all 82 stores when CTS defaulted on their $45 million bankruptcy loan.
Christmas Tree Shops gift cards became worthless on July 21, 2023, and if you bought anything before July 7, you had until Aug. 5, 2023 to return it. If you bought anything after that, you’re out of luck.
Missing Christmas Tree Shops? These stores carry similar items.
Despite the name, Christmas Tree Shops didn’t just sell holiday items year-round. They sold a lot of varied items, including home decor, kitchenware, bedding and linens, outdoor furniture, toys and games, and food and snacks.
These retailers can fill the hole left by Christmas Tree Shops, because they sell similar items:
- HomeGoods: HomeGoods offers a wide variety of home decor, furniture, bedding, and kitchenware.
- Target: Target is a go-to for home decor, seasonal items, kitchenware, and furniture, along with a range of other products.
- Bed Bath & Beyond: This store specializes in bedding, linens, kitchen gadgets, and home essentials.
- Walmart: Walmart carries a broad range of products, including home decor, furniture, and seasonal decorations.
- IKEA: They’ve got affordable furniture and home accessories.
- Amazon: A catch-all for pretty many anything, Amazon has an extensive selection of products in all these categories.
- The Container Store: They specialize in organization and storage solutions, although typically at a higher price that Christmas Tree Shops.
- Michaels: Besides being a craft store, Michaels offers seasonal and holiday decorations.
- Home Depot and Lowe’s: These home improvement stores carry outdoor furniture and garden supplies, among other home-related items.