Welcome friends and neighbors with a decked-out Christmas wreath that shows the holidays have begun.
ByStacey LNash | Updated Jan 20, 2022 2:08 PM
The holidays don’t truly start until the halls have been decked—and that includes a wreath hanging on the front door. These welcoming Christmas decorations set the tone and mood for the holiday season. Whether you’re looking for the best fresh Christmas wreaths or artificial Christmas wreaths with modern charm, there’s a wreath out there waiting for you. This collection of the best Christmas wreaths includes picks featuring different decorating styles, fun colors, and of course, some traditional favorites. After considering the personality of your Christmas decor, take a look at the following wreaths and pick one that’s complementary.
1. National Tree Company Pre-lit Christmas Wreath
This wreath reigns supreme with traditional holiday shoppers, having garnered thousands of rave reviews on Amazon. National Tree Company has several wreaths on this list because they lead the way in quality and options. Thanks to its decorative pine cones and berries, as well as battery-operated LED lights, this wreath is ready to go from the moment it arrives.
2. Best Choice Products 48in Pre-Lit Christmas Wreath
Looking for a big, beautiful wreath for a large entryway or a two-story great room? The Best Choice Products 48in Pre-Lit Christmas Wreath is a popular (and excellent) option for those who want to decorate the wreath themselves. It includes only the greenery and 200 pre-lit LED lights. You can add ribbon, ornaments, and everything else that goes along with your personal Christmas style.
3. National Tree Company Artificial Christmas Wreath
National Tree Company keeps the quality coming and provides many of the most popular wreaths on Amazon. This flocked wreath includes touches of red and tartan to brighten a front door, window, or room. Reviewers particularly like the built-in timer that runs the lights on a 6 hours on/18 hours off schedule.
4. KINNJAS Christmas Wreath – Christmas Decoration
Who says Christmas wreaths have to be all evergreen and holly? This wreath mixes traditional decor with the fun of a winter wonderland, taking the shape of a cheery little snowman. It’s a little smaller than some wreaths but can still work on a standard-size front door or elsewhere in the home. The KINNJAS comes with lights, but users will have to string them on the snowman themselves.Advertisement
5. D-FantiX Swedish Gnome Christmas Wreath
Swedish gnomes bring a festive personality and whimsy to holiday decor. For a Scandinavian Christmas theme, this wreath fits right in. D-FantiX specializes in this particular holiday theme (gnomes) and offers coordinating decor pieces. This wreath and many of their ornaments and other gnome-ish offerings enjoy a loyal following on Amazon.
6. National Tree Company Pre-lit Christmas Star Wreath
Straying from the traditional circular wreath, this star-shaped wreath from the National Tree Company still offers a touch of the traditional. Trimmed with pine cones and glitter and pre-lit with battery-operated LED lights, this wreath offers quality and style that will make buyers feel merry and bright.
7. Kenking Red Berries Christmas Wreath for Front Door
A bright, red berry wreath provides vibrant color for the holidays. The maker, Kenking, specializes in home decor pieces like candles and candle warmers. Reviewers like that this wreath is ready to go right out of the box. It’s a great solution for adding a simple pop of color, texture, and depth.
8. Oriental Cherry Christmas Wreath
For those ready to stray from the norm, this handmade wreath shaped like a large Christmas tree stays within a holiday theme while also standing out. The fact that it is handmade with poly burlap means each wreath is unique. Many reviewers report that they love the well-thought-out design, which includes a way to fold this wreath for more compact storage.
9. FUNARTY 24 Inches Christmas Wreath
FUNARTY goes traditional with red poinsettias and greenery while glittering gold poinsettias and other accents add a touch of bling. This wreath makes the list because reviewers appreciate the value on the dollar, though you have to string the included lights yourself. The lights include eight lighting modes, from flashing to sequential and steady.
10. National Tree Company lit Artificial Christmas Wreath
A golden Christmas feels comfortable but luxe. This wreath by National Tree Company arrives pre-lit with battery-powered LED lights, and it’s trimmed with glittering twigs, pine cones, and ornaments. As with other wreaths from National Tree Company, this wreath features a built-in timer that runs the lights on a 6 hours on/18 hours off schedule.Advertisement
11. Pauwer Artificial Green Leaves 16″ Boxwood Wreath
A simple wreath can make just as much of a statement as one covered in ornaments and glitter. The Pauwer wreath’s bright green leaves stick with traditional holiday colors, but in a hue and leaf shape that strays from the evergreen norm. This wreath made the list because of its modern design and versatility. Add a Christmas ribbon, and it’s a holiday wreath. Change out the ribbon, and it can herald a different holiday.
12. Hanizi Christmas Wreath
Classic Christmas ornaments and a bright red ribbon welcome the holidays with simple, sophisticated style, and this wreath is a perfect example of why. Reviewers love the look, which includes several ball ornaments and a festive bow. However, it’s a little small for a front door, making it a better choice for a window or wall.
13. Clever Creations 13 Inch Artificial Christmas Wreath
The modern design and colors of this little wreath leave tradition behind, offering a new take on holiday decorating. Reviewers love the bright, festive colors, but the small size often leads them to order more than one. Thankfully, they’re small enough to string together or create a unified wall display.
14. Northlight Unlit White Pine Artificial Christmas Wreath
For those who believe it’s flocked trees or bust, this wreath is calling. The Northlight wreath skips all the bling and greenery, instead acting as a blank canvas for holiday creativity. Keep it monochromatic with silver and white, or bedazzle it with reds and golds. Reviewers rave about the fullness and get lost in decorating its ready-made branches.
Tips for Choosing the Best Christmas Wreaths
Whether you’re looking for the real deal or a faux Christmas wreath, there are a few things to keep in mind. One of the most important considerations is the size, which determines where the wreath will hang. For a standard 36-inch front door, a 22- to 24-inch wreath leaves around 6 inches of clearance on either side. That allows the door to open and close without getting obstructed. These wreaths traditionally hang with the top of the wreath about 14 inches from the top of the door.Advertisement
Wreaths smaller than 22 inches can still work on a standard door, but their size may be more noticeable. These smaller wreaths may look better hanging in a 24-inch window, on a wall, or an interior door. Another option is to hang several of them together to create a wreath display. Wreaths larger than 24 inches can hang on an oversize door or above a mantel in a large great room. Large 4- or 5-foot-wide wreaths are meant for two-story entryways or great rooms where their size fits the scale of the room.
The National Tree Company Pre-lit Christmas Wreath got the top spot for its traditional style and overwhelming popularity among reviewers. It blends with a wide range of styles and themes, too. For those decorating on a grand scale and who are ready to add their own touch to the wreath, we recommend the Best Choice Products 48in Pre-Lit Christmas Wreath. This wreath naturally draws attention to itself with its size. With the right additions, it can be a stunner.Advertisement
How We Chose the Best Christmas Wreaths
These wreaths were chosen based on the number and quality of their reviews and the quality of their construction and materials. We looked into the brands and the kind (and quality) of the products they generally produce. While no one wreath was overwhelmingly sought out over the others, certain brands and wreaths rose to the top for their design, quality, and popularity.
Size and style also factored into the picks. We wanted to represent different styles and tastes, including those who’d prefer to decorate their own wreath. Our search took us through more than 50 wreaths, though not quite that many brands. Certain brands definitely dominate in the Christmas wreath industry.
Still not sure what kind of wreath you want or what size to get? No worries. Beyond size and style, there’s a lot to keep in mind. This next section answers some of the most common questions to guide your search for the best wreaths.
One method is to tie a ribbon around the wreath, open the window, and then put the other end of the ribbon in the window before closing it. Once the window is closed, tie a knot at the end of the ribbon to hold the wreath in place.
You can buy a Christmas wreath box or case to hold wreaths. A moving box that’s large enough can also work if the wreath can fit inside without getting squashed. It’s often easiest to store several wreaths on top of each other in the box. Another option is to hang the wreaths over a hanger, then put a garbage bag over the hanger and wreath before hanging it in a storage closet.Advertisement
If the wreath won’t move (like if it’s hung on a wall or window, not a door), you can use the ornament’s hook. For a wreath that may get jostled, use wire that’s the same color as the wreath to securely attach the ornaments.
Live wreaths do need water. They need watering about as often as an indoor houseplant.
Live wreaths can be composted with yard waste, just like a Christmas tree. If you have an artificial wreath that’s on its last leg, you could refashion it for a different holiday or remove the branches and reuse the wreath form for a new project.Advertisement
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