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While most commonly displayed on doors, a wreath can also be used above the mantle, on the wall, or even as part of a holiday centerpiece to add a bit of greenery and festivity to your home.
We researched the best wreaths to fit your decorating style, considering factors like size, outdoor suitability, and lights included. For a realistic pick, the Fresh Bay Leaf, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary Wreath from Pottery Barn is our favorite. Indoors or outdoors, this beautiful wreath is handcrafted using eucalyptus leaves, bay leaves, and rosemary for a simple and classy look.
Here are the best holiday decor wreaths.
Best Fresh : Pottery Barn Fresh Bay Leaf, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary Wreath
A fresh wreath may not last as long, but the realistic look and smell are unbeatable. This wreath in particular showcases a gentle blend of bay leaf, eucalyptus, and rosemary, adding some light and airy charm to your front door (not to mention a beautiful aroma). The design is beautiful and fresh, yet also simple enough to match any decor. Add in some string lights and ribbons for an added spark of holiday joy.
Choose from three sizes to perfectly match your door or mantel space. To make this piece last, only use outdoors in mild weather to preserve the beautiful hand-picked piece for as long as possible.
Best Budget: Northlight 24" Canadian Pine Artificial Christmas Wreath
The Northlight Canadian Pine Artificial Christmas Wreath is a steal with its low price, and it’s the perfect option if you want to decorate a wreath yourself. It’s around 24 inches in diameter and sports 180 faux Canadian pine tips in a mixture of lighter and darker shades for a more realistic look.
This budget-friendly wreath is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, and you can decorate it with ornaments, ribbons, pine cones, and more to truly make it your own.
Best Natural: Harry and David Winter Wreath
Preserved silver dollar eucalyptus and cedar paired with natural twig accents and snow-dipped pinecones make this winter wreath stand out from the rest. Hints of blue replace traditional red, making it possible to leave the wreath out long after the holidays are over. Thanks to the metal ring on the back, you can easily hang it on a hook or your front door.
Best Scented: Williams Sonoma Scents of Cinnamon Wreath
Make your house look and smell like the holidays this year with the Scents of Cinnamon Wreath from Williams Sonoma. Combining preserved fruits and pods with natural cinnamon sticks make for a beautiful holiday scent the minute you enter your home. With faux mini pumpkins and a decorative ribbon, this is a great transitional wreath for the fall into the winter holidays.
Designed for indoor use, this wreath will indulge your senses this holiday season with notes of orange and apple beneath the cinnamon staple. Additionally, all of the botanicals are grown without chemicals or pesticides.
Best Large: Home Accents Holiday 60 in. Norwood Fir Artificial Christmas Wreath with 300 White Lights
If you’re looking for a wreath that’s big enough to adorn a barn or other large structure, the Home Accents Holiday Norwood Fir Artificial Christmas Wreath is an impressive 60 inches in diameter—if this isn’t big enough, we don’t know what will be!
This wreath comes pre-strung with 300 warm white LED lights, and there are close to 882 branch tips that you can arrange to your liking. With spare bulbs and fuses, this artificial option to built to last years and years of festivities.
Best Evergreen: L.L. Bean Traditional Christmas Balsam Wreath
For a real evergreen wreath, there’s no better choice than the Traditional Christmas Balsam Wreath from L.L. Bean. It’s made from freshly harvested balsam fir stems, which will give your home a lovely aroma, and the decoration is adorned with real pine cones, faux berries, and a red weather-resistant bow. These evergreen wreaths are sustainably harvested and crafted in Maine, and they come ready to go, even including an over-the-door hanger for mounting.
Best Flocked: The Holiday Aisle Snowy Glacier 30'' Lighted Polyvinyl Chloride Wreath
If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, the Holiday Aisle Snowy Glacier Wreath can help make those dreams come true, thanks to its (fake) snow-dusted branches. The top-rated 30-inch wreath features frosted branches decorated with pine cones and red berries, creating a striking display that will look lovely on your front door this winter.
Best Berry : Crate and Barrel Faux White Ilex Berry Wreath 30"
Opt for an all-white look this season with this handcrafted wreath covered in faux white berries. Though fake, the berries are hand-painted for added realism and fixed to a natural twig wreath for a minimal and modern look.
Perfect for indoor or outdoor use, this sleek option is perfect to spice up with a ribbon or string of lights while the simple color scheme could suit any home decor for year-round use.
Best Modern: Etsy Beautiful Eucalyptus Hoop Wreath
If the rest of your holiday decor is more modern or minimalistic, an option like the LindenFlowers Beautiful Eucalyptus Hoop Wreath will make a perfect addition to your holiday decorations. This cool geometric wreath features a 12-inch copper frame, adorned with naturally preserved eucalyptus. It has a very simple and modern vibe that’s ideal for anyone with an understated sense of style.
Best Boxwood: West Elm LED Light-Up Boxwood Wreath
Boxwood is a popular material for holiday decorations, and it’s easy to see why. Made from real freeze-dried boxwood stems, the 16-inch wreath comes decorated with 30 white LED lights that will really warm up your space at night.
Besides the battery-powered lights, the boxwood wreath doesn’t have any decorations, but you could easily add some ornaments or a bow to put your personal spin on it. Just keep in mind that it’s designed to be used inside only.
Best Pre-Lit: National Tree Company 24-Inch Crestwood Spruce Christmas Wreath
Pre-lit holiday decor wreaths are ideal for nighttime displays, as they already have lights built into the design. The National Tree Company Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Wreath comes decorated with dozens of battery-operated LED lights that even have an automatic 6-hour timer for hands-off operation.
This holiday wreath comes in a variety of sizes, ranging from 24 to 48 inches in diameter, and each wreath features hundreds of branch tips for a full, realistic appearance. The wreaths are decorated with pine cones and red berries, and with the addition of a perfectly tied bow, it would be a festive addition to your front door.
Best Pinecone : Pottery Barn Fresh Pinecone, Magnolia & Canella Berry Wreath, 22"
Pine cones are a classic wreath decoration, and this one from Pottery Barn comes adorned with real Magnolia, Cedar, and Fir pine cones. The wreath is 22 inches in diameter, and it’s ethically made by artisans in the USA. Display indoors or in a sheltered outdoor area and mist regularly for extended use. And you can always make it pop with some string lights or a few of your favorite ornaments.
Best Ornament: Clever Creations Christmas Ornament Wreath
For a bit more pizzaz, the Clever Creations Christmas Ornament Wreath will make for an eye-catching display on your front door. This fun wreath is made up of holiday ornaments, and you can choose from several color themes to match your decor. These ornament wreaths are on the smaller side at 13-1/2 inches in diameter, but people love the unique, colorful appearance, which will brighten up any room.
Best with Garland: Pottery Barn Ornament Pine Wreath & Garland
For a beautiful and cohesive holiday display, the Ornament Pine Wreath and Garland is sure to light up your home for the holidays. These two matching decorations are sold separately, and you can choose between a 22- or 32-inch wreath and a 5- or 10-foot garland. They’re made from realistic-looking faux branches and decorated with gold and silver ornaments, and together, they would be a show-stopping duo when arranged on the front door or above your mantel.
Best Decorated : Williams Sonoma Jeff Leatham Sonoma Winter Classic Wreath
Designed by award-winning floral designer Jeff Leatham and hand arranged in the US, this wreath will add a statement to your entryway. It is meant to be displayed indoors and with proper care, can last up to five years.
While it doesn't come with lights, we'd argue that it doesn't even need them with fresh juniper, eucalyptus, and olive branches bringing winter woodlands to your door.
What to Look for When Buying a Holiday Wreath
You still want to be able to close your front door, even with a beautiful wreath on it. Before clicking “add to cart” on a holiday wreath, measure out the space you want it to live—whether it'll be propped up on a door, mantle, or laid out on the table as a centerpiece. Wreaths' measurements are usually listed by their diameter due to their circular structure.
Indoor vs. Outdoor
While all wreaths fare better inside, away from direct light and heat, artificial wreaths generally hold up well in any kind of temperature and conditions. Wreaths constructed with wire (in addition to glue), as opposed to glue only, have more sound construction though. If you live in a particularly harsh winter climate, check to see if the manufacturer recommends outdoor use before hanging it on your front door.
Whether to purchase a wreath with lights or not is entirely personal preference, but for outdoor wreaths, keep in mind that the sun sets terribly early during the holiday season. For a magical outdoor wreath, one that neighbors can enjoy after 5:00 p.m., look for one already decorated with battery-operated LED lights. Some come with spare bulbs.
How do you decorate a holiday wreath?
Decorating a holiday wreath is your chance to get creative – or not. You can buy a fully designed wreath; simply hang and consider your work done. Or you can break out the pruning shears and florist wire yourself (just use the branches to hide any wiring or extra ribbon). Cinnamon sticks, holly, ornaments, dried oranges, pinecones, winter berries, and/or ribbons also make great additions.
How do you hang holiday wreaths on windows?
Though it may not be the prettiest option, you could use a large suction cup, as long as you make sure the hook you use is rated to handle the weight of your wreath. Another option is Command Outdoor Hooks, which can be hung on smooth surfaces (like windows, doors, and siding) without damaging them. Finally, you can find magnetic wreath holders on the market, which include the hook on the outside of the window, and the magnetic part holding it in place from the inside.
For all of these options, knot fishing wire or ribbon around your wreath to hang on the hook.
How do you store a holiday wreath?
If you’re storing them in a closet, you could hang them by a ribbon on a hanger, wrapping them in a trash bag or dry cleaner plastic bag to keep them dust-free.
To guarantee your holiday wreaths stay in perfect shape until next December though, it's a good idea to invest in wreath storage boxes. (Hat boxes work too.) They’ll last year after year, and ensure your wreaths will too. They’ll also maximize your storage since you can stack the boxes amongst your other decorations, or hang them from their handles. Label the boxes either with a sticky note or a picture so you know exactly what’s in them without having to peek inside.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This article was written and researched by Camryn Rabideau, a freelance writer specializing in decorating and design. She covers home products for The Spruce. Additional research was done by Megan McCarty, a writer for The Spruce and MyDomaine with over 13 years of experience in both print and digital media, and Julia Fields, assistant editor at The Spruce.