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. Our best overall pick is the Frontgate Christmas Cheer Cordless Wreath. Indoors or outdoors, this beautiful wreath features LED lights, natural sprays of greenery, and a festive red bow.
Here are the best holiday decor wreaths.
Best Overall : Frontgate Christmas Cheer Cordless Wreath with Red Bow
Mix of realistic and faux elements
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
Beautiful festive decorations
Can take a bit of time to fluff up and perfect out of the box
For those looking to achieve the perfect front door aesthetic guaranteed to make neighbors jealous, check out this wreath from Frontgate. The lighted realistic green wreath features sprays of Scotch and pistol pine, noble fir, pinecones, and red berries.
The warm white lights run on a six or 18-battery for hands-free decor that shines through the night. Frontgate's outdoor wreaths are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, but it's best to use them under covered porches and entryways, so your wreath stays fresh and beautiful for longer. This pick is also cordless and runs on batteries, so it's perfect for tricky outdoor areas without outlets.
The star of this festive wreath is the bright red bow with gold trim that sits on top and adds the perfect pop of color to the traditional greenery. If a bow isn't your thing, Frontgate offers a ton of other bow and decor options to personalize your wreath to look exactly how you want it. It comes in two sizes to fit your door and Frontgate will replace any defective items up to one year after purchase to ensure the best decorating experience time after time.
Price at time of publish: $79+
Best Budget: Northlight 24" Canadian Pine Artificial Christmas Wreath
Can be simple or decorated
Can look boring on its own
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.
Price at time of publish: $27
Best Scented: Williams Sonoma Scents of Cinnamon Wreath
Suitable for autumn and winter
Only suitable for indoor use
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.
Price at time of publish: $100
Best Large: Home Accents Holiday 60 in. Norwood Fir Artificial Christmas Wreath with 300 White Lights
Great for large areas
Comes with 300 LED lights
Can rearrange branch tips
Some wish the lights were brighter
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.
Price at time of publish: $169
Best Evergreen: L.L. Bean Traditional Christmas Balsam Wreath
Provides traditional Christmas tree scent
Includes over-the-door hanger
Shipping times can be long
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.
Price at time of publish: $70
Best Flocked: The Holiday Aisle Snowy Glacier 30'' Lighted Polyvinyl Chloride Wreath
Beautiful snowy look
Will last many seasons
Comes with a timer for the lights
Pricey compared to competitors
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.
Price at time of publish: $94
Best Berry : Crate and Barrel Faux White Ilex Berry Wreath 30"
Unique take on traditional decor
Modern look suitable for year-round use
Matching garland available
Only suitable for indoor use
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 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.
Price at time of publish: $95
Best Pre-Lit: National Tree Company 24-Inch Crestwood Spruce Christmas Wreath
6-hour timer feature
Easy to set up and arrange
Comes decorated and lit
Can look slightly different than online pictures
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.
Price at time of publish: $44
Best Ornament: Clever Creations Christmas Ornament Wreath
Unique and colorful
Comes in many colors
Smaller than a traditional wreath
For a bit more pizzazz, 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.
Price at time of publish: $40
Best with Garland: Pottery Barn Ornament Pine Wreath & Garland
Matching wreath and garland
Two garland lengths available
Combines ornaments with classic greenery
Garland and wreath sold separately
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.
Price at time of publish: $79+
Best Decorated : Williams Sonoma Jeff Leatham Sonoma Winter Classic Wreath
Decorated by floral designer
Room to add lights and other decor pieces
Can last for up to five years
Doesn't come with lights
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.
Price at time of publish: $120+
Best Modern : Urban Stems The Nola
Modern and simplistic
Can be decorated for the holidays
Not very festive
If the rest of your holiday decor is more modern or minimalistic, an option like the Nola from Urban Stems will make a perfect addition to your holiday decorations. This fresh magnolia wreath keeps its color year-round, so it's suitable for every season from Christmas to Easter. Add your own ornaments, bows, or lights to make it a bit more festive for winter or emplace the simplicity. It has a very simple and modern vibe that’s ideal for anyone with an understated sense of style. Urban Stems makes it extremely easy to purchase and gift flowers and other greenery, including this wreath, over the mail, so this is a great option for gifting as well.
Price at time of publish: $98
Best Fresh: Harry & David Statice and Eucalyptus Wreath
Natural elements and aroma
Plants dry over time
Can be customized with lights and bows
Not very festive
Preserved silver dollar eucalyptus rosemary and salal make this winter wreath stand out from the rest. Hints of yellow and white statice replace traditional red, making it possible to leave the wreath out long after the holidays are over. But, you can also add traditional decor and lights to make it more festive. To make this wreath last, keep it out of direct sunlight and the natural elements will dry over time.
Price at time of publish: $90
Best Boxwood: West Elm Boxwood Wreath
Hand-assembled by artisans
Can be decorated for the holidays
Can last for many years
Expensive for a plain wreath
Boxwood is a popular material for holiday decorations, and it’s easy to see why. Made from faux flora assembled and preserved by artisans, the 24-inch wreath comes completely bare and ready to light up and decorate for the holidays. It's intended for indoor use only, so we love this option for a mantle or empty wall space. While it comes at a high price tag, the preserved florals are meant to last for years to come and the style is simple enough to leave out for months at a time.
Price at time of publish: $375
Best Pinecone : World Market Pier Place Multicolor Pinecone Wreath
Natural elements but also colorful
Great for the fall and winter
Perfect for small spaces
May look too small on a front door
Pine cones are a classic wreath decoration, and this one from World Market comes adorned with real pinecones painted in festive reds and browns. The bright, yet warm, wreath also features faux berries and sprigs of pine for a natural element. The wreath is a bit on the smaller side at 15 inches in diameter, and it’s perfect for indoor or outdoor use. The small size works perfectly in small windows or in an empty wall space you're looking to fill in the autumn or winter. You can always make it pop with some string lights or a few of your favorite ornaments.
Price at time of publish: $25
Best Asymmetrical : Threshold Asymmetrical Mixed Greenery Wreath
Adorable rust ribbon
Not very festive
Think outside the box with your holiday decor this year with this asymmetrical wreath from the Target brand, Threshold. The wreath leaves some of the wire hoop exposed, with the other side covered in gorgeous mixed greenery. It also features pinecones and a rust-colored ribbon tied in a bow at the bottom. The unique arrangement makes for a lightweight wreath that's easy to hang just about anywhere. While there are touches of red, brown, and gold, this wreath also isn't holiday-specific, so you can use it as wall or door decor all year long.
Price at time of publish: $40
For a festive wreath to compliment any front door, we love the Frontgate Christmas Cheer Cordless Wreath. It's pre-lit with a gorgeous red bow and can be used indoors or outdoors. For those on a budget, we recommend the Northlight Lush Mixed Pine Artificial Christmas Wreath. It just needs a few strands of lights and a pinecone or two to transform for the holiday season.
What to Look for When Buying a Christmas 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 a 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 it 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.