5 Best Christmas Wreaths: Decorate your door with festive foliage

Nothing says you’re ready for the world for Christmas like hanging a wreath on your front door. It’s a tradition that dates back to the 16th-century German Lutherans, whose evergreen Advent wreaths were adorned with candles to mark the countdown.

These days, anything goes with this round seasonal symbol — whether you’re looking for something natural looking or full of glitter, there’s a wreath to suit your style.

When choosing a wreath, the first thing to consider is whether you want to go real or fake. Both have their advantages. Only real foliage gives off that wonderful Christmassy smell, whether it’s filled with pine, dried citrus, or tart eucalyptus leaves.

A number of online florists also offer wreath making kits that will give you everything you need to start making your Christmas creation.

But of course, an artificial wreath offers greater durability, and with increasingly clever realism, some can look (if not feel or smell) just as authentic as their natural counterparts.

Faux also means you can get creative with the design, using a mix of materials and adding an extra bit of Christmas cheer.

As we tested

We selected from a huge range of real and faux wreaths – most ready made and some as craft kits – looking for quality of materials, how well they withstand the elements, affordability and great design.

It’s worth noting that a wreath isn’t just for the front door, as it allows you to think outside the box. Indoors, this circular display can work wonders over a mantel, as a centerpiece for the Christmas table, or suspended from the ceiling with four luxurious ribbons to create a festive focal point.

The best Christmas wreaths for 2022 are:

  • Best overall and for eco-conscious crafting – Arena Flowers make your own berry wreath: £35, Arenaflowers.com
  • Best for beginner crafters – Hayes Garden World 2ft Pre-Lit Snow Covered Real Artificial Dorchester Pine Christmas Wreath: £34.99, Hayesgardenworld.co.uk
  • Best for instant shine – The Seasonal Aisle 45cm Foliage and Fruit Assortment Christmas Wreath: £25.99, Wayfair.co.uk
  • Best Unusual Design – Pippa Designs citrus and cinnamon wreath: £42.50, Notonthehighstreet.com
  • Best Luxury DIY Kit – Bloom DIY wreath kit, Woodland Walk: £85, Bybloom.co.uk

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