Christmas wreaths are a great way to give your home a festive touch, whether you hang them on the front door or use them on an interior wall or table. And because all the ones in our round-up are artificial, they will see you through Christmas after Christmas. Whether you’re after one that’s traditional or contemporary, understated or glitzy, we’ve got it covered.
1. National Tree 2ft Pre-lit Eastwood Spruce Artificial Wreath: £39.99, Hayes Garden World
We defy anyone to find a more realistic looking faux wreath than this one, which is great for large front doors or walls. With nearly 200 tips, you can either decorate it with extras, such as red berries, or leave it as it is. There are 50 pretty LED lights nestling among the leaves.
2. Shangri-La Bauble Wreath: £25, John Lewis
Why save all the baubles for the Christmas tree? This wreath, which is made from nothing else, is a celebration of all things bauble and makes for a fabulously flamboyant decoration. Definitely one for the less modest celebrators of yuletide. Only use outside if it’s not too exposed to the elements.
3. Marks & Spencer Red Natural Wreath: £35, Marks & Spencer
Ask someone to think of a colour they associate with Christmas and chances are it will be red, making this striking and traditional wreath the perfect festive decoration. While it can obviously be hung on the front door, we think it also looks lovely against natural brickwork.
4. The Christmas Home Light-up Eucalyptus Door Wreath: £60, Not On The High Street
Simplicity is the name of the game with this unfussy, yet sophisticated looking wreath made from realistic-looking foliage, with LED lights tastefully arranged among the leaves. There’s a real feeling of quality with this one.
5. The Letteroom Pine Straw Wreath: £59.95, The Letteroom
This contemporary and minimalist wreath is too good just to use at Christmas, making a lovely rustic wall decoration for the whole year through. Although you probably can’t see them in our image, each strand of pine straw has small flecks of glitter on the end – a nice touch.
6. Marks & Spencer Leafy Grey Berry Wreath: £39.50, Marks & Spencer
If you like understated elegance, this is the wreath for you. We love the variety of green tones, which are interspersed with festive berries. And although it will set you back nearly forty quid, it’s on a three-for-two offer at M&S, meaning it could wind up costing you considerably less.
7. Homebase Wool Felt Pom Pom Wreath: £9, Homebase
Christmas wreaths don’t come much funkier than this. A fabulous option for anyone who likes to be surrounded by vibrant colours and unconventional decorations, this striking wreath of felt baubles will brighten up any room or door. It’s great value, too.
8. Ruskin House Premium Blackberry Wreath: £35, John Lewis
This Cumbria-based company is known for its nods to heritage and use of rich colours and it’s come up trumps with this warm and welcoming blackberry wreath, cleverly made from a variety of colourful plastic baubles. This will see you through years of Christmases.
9. B&Q Traditional Mixed Pine Green and Red Wreath: £18, B&Q
Traditionalists can grab themselves a bargain with this conventional wreath that has the same time-honoured accessories that your granny’s wreath might have had, including red bows, pine cones and cinnamon sticks. Make sure it’s only used indoors, though.
10. John Lewis Chamonix Red Berry Bark Heart Wreath: £20, John Lewis
Who says Christmas wreaths have to be round? With this gorgeous heart-shaped one, you can go against the grain and be different, while retaining the more established traditions of red berries and bark. If hung outside, make sure it isn’t in an area that’s too exposed.
11. Lakeland Luxury Outdoor Wreath: £49.99, Lakeland
This festive wreath looks like the real thing, but with the added bonus that it can be used on your front door year after year. The discreet fine glitter and white LED lights are a nice touch, without turning it garish, and there’s a timer so you don’t have to waste the batteries.
12. Pippa Designs Luxury Winter Berry Wreath: £49.50, Not On The High Street
The larch cones and moss are real, but the berries are artificial, meaning this decadent wreath will last you years, provided you only use it outdoors if it’s in a well-protected area. Cover it up when not in use to avoid dust collection, although a gentle once-over with a hairdryer will get rid of the cobwebs.
The Verdict: Artificial Christmas wreaths
The National Tree 2ft Pre-lit Eastwood Spruce Artificial Wreath is the closest we could find to the real thing, and therefore gets our vote. For something more showy and colourful, our we’d opt for the Shangri-La Bauble Wreath.
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