Never does a home look more aesthetically pleasing than at Christmastime. From the tree festooned in finery and the halls decked with boughs of holly (and mistletoe), to the festively fragranced candles burning in every room, there’s nothing quite like transforming our houses into a private winter wonderland.
For visiting guests as well as the postie delivering Christmas mail, it all begins with a wreath placed on your front door. They’re a great way to spread festive cheer out to the world.
Wreaths are so loved that we’re seeing them in the shops year round, the foliage changing for each of the seasons. Easter designs come embedded with eggs and chicks, with pastel colourways - a firm favourite in spring. We’ve even spotted Halloween wreaths and general autumnal styles - and why not? It’s a pleasing effect for very little effort.
King of them all is the Christmas wreath, of course. Originally made to symbolise eternal life through the circular arrangement of evergreen stems, you can get them in all sorts of materials, from all-bauble to faux looks entwined with fairy lights for extra glitz.
If you’re buying faux, it’s worth storing it properly so you can enjoy it year after year. Wrapped in tissue paper and stored in an adequately sized box works, but you can also get storage bags from Very from just £12.99 for a small size.
We’ve drawn up an edit of the best Christmas wreaths to shop or pre-order now, for your front door as well as above mantle pieces, beds, internal days - anywhere that needs a touch of Christmas cheer.
See our favourites below
Bloom & Wild The Night Before Christmas Wreath
This rustic-looking wreath offers a pleasingly organic take - each element looks just-picked and is arranged in a bountiful way. The result? Pure Christmas feels.
The large wreath uses traditional evergreen foliage as a base, building with unexpected pops of yellow, orange, purple and the odd blue thistle to make a contemporary design that looks lush and generous. Like all Bloom & Wild’s products, the wreath will be delivered to your door along with a gift card should you order it as a present for a lucky someone.
Buy now £75.00, Bloom & Wild
FLOWERBX Christmas Wreaths & Garlands
Christmas vibes have kicked off at FLOWERBX where a whole range of festive wreaths, garlands and centrepieces are ready to order. Choose from the Dried Citrus Wreath, Red Berry Wreath, Winter White Wreath and Pinecone Wreath to display Christmas cheer from your front door.
Prices from £110.
Buy now £110.00, FLOWERBX
Arena Flowers Berry Christmas Wreath
Spread classic Christmas vibes to all with Arena Flowers. The luxury florist has launched its Christmas collection, and this berry and pine cone-embedded wreath is in the mix. It’s made with natural spruce too, which emanates a wonderfully festive scent.
Buy now £40.00, Arena Flowers
Ginger Ray Pampas Grass Christmas Wreath
Pampas grass, the reed with once very racy associations, has shaken off its rep and done a 180 when it comes to the world of home interiors. It’s now one of the hottest dried flowers to own, endlessly displayed in vases across Instagram. Really, it was only a matter of time before some clever folks refashioned it into a wreath.
Those folks are party decoration specialists Ginger Ray, and its version is a 35cm diameter light cream version with wide-reaching appeal. You could add some velvet ribbon to it, or leave it plain. Either way, this Christmas pampas grass has come out swinging.
Buy now £34.99, Ginger Ray
Bloom Mulled Festive Wreath
From wreath kits to ready made designs, Bloom has 18 options in its dedicated collection to choose from. For less crafty types who want something a bit different, we’re wild for the Mulled Festive Wreath, which emits all the warm notes of our favourite festive tipple.
The wreath and her sisters are available to pre-order now with mid-November delivery. All will arrive entirely plastic free and made using sustainable floristry techniques.
Buy now £110.00, Bloom
Fortnum & Mason Christmas Potpourri Wreath, Small
Bring the scent of Christmas home with this small wreath, handmade by artisans in Devon.
It makes dried oranges, sweet chilli, star anise and winter pinecones the star of the show, resulting in not only an eye catching design, but a pretty fragrant one at that.
Buy now £55.00, Fortnum & Mason
Gisela Graham poinsettia faux-foliage wreath 40cm
The classic Christmas flower (which hails from Mexico, incidentally) looks lovely potted but is arguably even more so when styled into a wreath arrangement. The abundant look from Gisela Graham is complemented with ruby red berries with green tree sprigs just visible in the background.
It’s a timeless, invest-once piece - just wrap it in tissue paper and box away to keep it ready for many Christmases to come.
Buy now £75.00, Selfridges
Oliver Bonas Green Leaf & White Floral Artificial Christmas Wreath
Red and green may be traditional Christmas colours, but subbing in white for red leaves you with an elevated look that we’ve seen a lot of in recent Christmases.
Here, Oliver Bonas has used mistletoe as its muse, wrapping artificial versions of the branches around a circular base to create a contemporary wreath that whispers pure sophistication. Love.
Buy now £68.50, Oliver Bonas
The Seasonal Aisle Covington 20" Lighted Pine Wreath
There’s no need to sweep up fallen needles every day with this faux wreath, so good you’ll think it’s the real thing. It’s a minimal design, perfect for those who like to keep things simple.
Embedded fairy lights are all that’s needed to add a little sparkle. It won’t fare well in poor weather though, so keep it for internal doors only.
Buy now £20.99, Wayfair
Goodwill Metallic Gingko Leaf Wreath
If you like to do things a bit differently, this wreath will bring Nipponic elegance to your home decor this season.
Full and skeleton gingko leaves are artfully arranged atop a circular base creating a stunning focal point that we’d be happy to display all year round.
Buy now £65.00, Amara
Picture Tales Upcycled Christmas wreath 45cm
The saying ‘one man’s trash is another’s treasure’ is proven to magnificent effect with this upcycled wreath, made of discarded Christmas baubles sourced from UK charity shops.
Part of Selfridge’s Project Earth for Nature collection (an edit of products that are better for the planet as well people), it’s not only a knockout wreath but a nice reminder that a little TLC goes a long way.
Buy now £165.00, Selfridges
John Lewis & Partners Snow Mountain Holly Wreath, Silver
There’s more than a touch of frost about this wreath from John Lewis, which comes rendered in a shimmering silver hue.
Inspired by the snowy landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, it’s a simple affair: silver and white holly leaves wrapped around a frame. String through with battery operated lights to give it more stop-and-stare appeal.
Buy now £35.00, John Lewis & Partners
M&S Gold Sparkle Wreath
Make every hour golden hour thanks to M&S’s beautiful wreath, with all elements made in the shimmering metallic hue.
The gilded foliage sits on a round wicker base; just thread some ribbon through to suspend it from your door. Gorgeous, not gaudy.
Buy now £29.50, M&S
AMARA CHRISTMAS Bell Wreath - Set of 2 - Gold
Can you hear the bells? There’s no chance of not hearing them with this wreath set, made up entirely of small jingling bells and finished with festive flair - a red velvet ribbon.
We love the idea of adding this cute decor in unexpected areas like the back of the kitchen door or the loo for a burst of merry noise every time it moves.
Buy now £28.00, Amara
Cox & Cox Burgundy Eucalyptus Mix Wreath
Watch with pleasure as guests do a double take at this faux wreath. The eucalyptus looks so realistic, it appears freshly foraged. It’s made from hard-wearing fabric and plastic, which means it should stand up to all weathers. However if you’re planning on placing it outside, try a sheltered area, like a porch.
The soft burgundy and pink tones offer a nice change to the usual festive palette.
Buy now £65.00, Cox & Cox
The White Company White Dried Linum Wreath
This Indian-made wreath with a 70cm diameter will hit all the right notes for those who dream of nailing a chic Christmas.
It’s been made with dried linum grass which gives the illusion of snowflakes from afar. How very fitting.
Buy now £95.00, The White Company
Edinburgh Gin x Wild at Heart drinkable wreath
The perfect Christmas wreath for gin-obsessives has arrived thanks to a new partnership between craft producer Edinburgh Gin and London florist Wild at Heart. The festive display as garnishes woven throughout the arrangement (including frankincense and myrrh), allowing merrymakers to add some Christmassy spirit to their decor as well as their cocktail. Each wreath comes with a bottle of Edinburgh Gin's Christmas Gin for good measure.
Buy now £140.00, Edinburgh Gin
Hayford & Rhodes Sandalwood Door Wreath
Available in a choice of either 16 or 20-inches, this tonal wreath offers an elegant step-change from the season’s usual strong jewel tones. The peachy and pink palette is set on a Sandalwood frame and is punctuated with fragrant slices of dried orange. A luscious velvet bow in a burnt orange finishes the effect.
Pre-orders are open now with delivery from Nov 22. Shop the full Hayford & Rhodes wreath range here.
Buy now £175.00, Hayford & Rhodes
Ronny Colbie Love Actually wreath
Named after classic Christmas films, luxury florist Ronny Colbie's wreath range is a thing of beauty. Each is offered in three sizes (12, 14 and 16 inches) and are adorned with big velvet bows.
We’re taken with the Love Actually wreath which brings together ruby red hydrangeas, dried orange slices, and an assortment of festive berries and pine cones. Just like the movie, it’s a festive favourite.
Buy now £75.00, Ronny Colbie
McQueens Flowers Gingerbread Wreath - Classic
Everyone has a favourite Christmas smell; one of our favourites is Gingerbread. The scent of the season comes alive at luxe London florist McQueens, where you can find this 14inch festive wreath emanating wonderfully cosy scents.
With magnolia foliage at the base, the wreath includes bundles of cinnamon and pinecones as well as slices of and whole dried oranges to create a deliciously festive arrangement neither you nor your visitors will be able to stop sniffing.
Go all out with a deluxe version, £250.
Buy now £175.00, McQueens Flowers Gingerbread Wreath