All things pumpkin-spice step aside, because Christmas has (nearly) arrived. That’s right, put away your Halloween decorations, and switch out your fall bedding sheets — it’s time to say hello to the holiday season. What better way to do so than with a Christmas wreath? It’s one of our all-time favorite Christmas decorating ideas. Whether you adorn your door with one, use it as a centerpiece, or find a space on an indoor wall, wreaths add a decorative touch that ceases to go out of style year after year.
There are plenty of pretty ones on the market as well, including faux and artificially-crafted wreaths, ones made with real flowers, wreaths filled with baubles, and even options with LED lights. No matter your budget either, you can find affordable wreaths and garlands for as low as $30, with more premium types to choose from too. From the retailers you know and love, that is.
So if you’ve yet to find a wreath for your wish list, we’ve got you covered with picks from Anthropologie, Amazon, and more. You’ll find stunning wreath and garland designs to get your picture-perfect front door display underway in styles to suit every home. Go ahead: greet your guests with a seasonal wreath this Christmas.
9 Christmas wreaths and garlands to buy this year
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Size: 24 inch
Keep things simple and with this minimal light-up wreath, perfect for subtle holiday spirit. It comes with a handy hidden hook too — a touch to elevate your door, entryway, or tablescape. Plus it's under $20!
Size: 22 inch
Brighten up your entryway in gold, green, and silver with this bauble-filled wreath. Continue the festivities through to your home too since it comes with a coordinating wreath you can hang from your mantel.
Size: 72 inch
How pretty is this artificial garland wreath? Delicate and soft, this all-seasons decoration is a great transitional piece to take you from summer to autumn. Extra long and pre-lit too, it'll add a special ambiance in any room.
Size: 13 inch
This bauble-packed wreath will make sure your house gets all the attention. It has silver and sparkles for the ultimate Christmas celebration. Think a disco ball, but better! Oh, and it's shatterproof for when the party really gets going.
Size: 108 inchs
Illuminate your entryway and lead your guests into your winter wonderland with this light-up wreath. Frosted with snow, it's ideal if that's the theme you're going for. Simply plug it in and connect it to more garlands (if needed).
Size: 24 inch
This winter weather-friendly wreath will bring both bright color and a traditional look to your door with its beautiful arrangement of berries, pinecones, and leaves. It has light-up capabilities as well for some extra festive fun.
Size: 72 inch
Mimicking a real Christmas tree, this pine garland looks perfect draped over your dining table or across the mantel. For only $30, it features tiny micro LEDs for when the dinner party turns into game night.
Size: 30 inch
For those wanting something different to the traditional holiday color scheme: think pink. It's the biggest and most expensive wreath on this list but by far the prettiest. Pink Christmas decor is the way to stay on-trend this season.
How we chose these Christmas wreaths
Louise is one of our home decor experts and loves nothing more than spending time shopping for seasonal items that help make your home feel that little bit more special.
However, when it comes to sourcing the best buys, durability and versatility has to come first. A faux wreath, for example, is often okay to keep outside and will last you for a few years to come. Therefore, Louise has chosen those that are weatherproof and put them at the top of this list because they make a better investment item. Keeping budget in mind too, the average price for a quality wreath spans between $50–$100. Of course, then color, design, and style preference comes into play. These picks will ensure you have the prettiest wreaths and garlands at your fingertips that are guaranteed to go with any winter theme you're envisioning.
How to choose a Christmas wreath
With so many options to choose from when it comes to finding your Christmas wreath, we spoke to Sheva Knopfler, co-founder and creative director of Lights.com (opens in new tab) for her know-how on what to look for. She advises to consider the size of your door, whether the wreath can be covered, and it's hanging mechanism before deciding which wreath will suit you.
'If your door is under a covered porch, or if you have a storm door, you could protect your wreath from autumn rain and wind,' says Knopfler. 'If not, you will need a sturdier, weather-proof wreath. You should also consider the color of your door and the foliage around it. What colors you'd like to "pop" in your decor. If your door is visible from the street at night, it might be a nice touch to have a lit wreath'.
When can you hang a Christmas wreath?
Look for the change in seasons. While there's no blanket rule for when to put up your Christmas wreath, we'd suggest keeping it in time with when the weather changes. As soon as fall is on its way out and the leaves have fallen, you should start decorating. Otherwise, most start to think about hanging their Christmas wreaths and gardens after Halloween and Thanksgiving are over. Down come the Halloween decorations and turkey motifs, up go the Christmas ones.
Where should a wreath be placed?
Traditionally, as with any seasonal wreath, the front door is considered the best place to hang it. Picture that typical Christmas image of a beautifully styled front door where a wreath hangs neatly in the center. A top tip? Place your wreath in the top half of your door, centering it at eye level. It’s a decorative touch that lets people know you've got that festive feeling.
It's also become more popular to use a wreath in other areas of your home, from the dining table where it makes a nice centerpiece to the wall of your entryway.