Buying Guide

Best Christmas Wreaths and Garlands for Your Home

Artificial Christmas Wreaths and Garlands
White and gold holiday wreath hanging in a window indoors

The best artificial decorations resemble real foliage and require very little maintenance. You can also reuse Christmas garlands and wreaths year after year. Other benefits include:


  • They're hypoallergenic, great for people with allergies.
  • Flexible wiring allows for easier shaping of branches.
  • Available in lengths up to 100 feet.
  • Garland with end-to-end lighting allows multiple strands to be connected.
  • The best Christmas garland and wreaths are pre-lit and battery-operated.
Fresh-Cut Christmas Wreaths and Garland
A hanging fresh-cut wreath with dried fruit ornaments

Just like trees, fresh-cut foliage fosters a festive holiday atmosphere. These are typically sourced from the branches of trees known for their pleasant aroma and excellent needle retention. Fir branches are a popular choice, as are spruce and pine. Here are some other things to consider:

  • Fresh-cut varieties are designed for one-season use and should be thrown out after the holiday.
  • Prevent needle loss by avoiding use in drafty areas or near heat sources.
  • Low-heat lighting such as micro, micro mini or LED lights are recommended.
Christmas Wreath Installation
Woman hanging up a wreath

Special ties, clips and hooks will help you firmly attach your decorations to a variety of surfaces.


  • Wreath hangers: Choose from a variety of sizes and styles to complement your decor.
  • Zip ties: Use these to discretely secure garland.
  • Fishing line: A virtually invisible way to suspend or drape decorations.
  • The Basics: Standard hooks, nails and string can also be used.


Safety Note: Use UL-Listed lights for your protection. UL means it has passed safety requirments for use by consumers and businesses.

Christmas Garland and Wreath Care Storage
Storing away a wreath

Since artificial foliage can be used repeatedly, garland and wreath care should continue long after the initial purchase. It is important to store them properly.

  • Wrap fragile decorations before storing.
  • Dust off garland and store it in a plastic container.
  • Larger items can be placed in specially designed wreath and garland storage bags.
  • Pre-lit decorations should be inspected annually for damage.

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