With the arrival of the festive season comes the urge to add a festive touch of style to our homes – and that starts with securing a Christmas wreath. Along with mince pies and candlelit carolling, nothing signals the start of the most wonderful time of the year quite like hanging one from your front door. Whether you’re looking for traditional pine and fruit or a sustainable dried option, be the envy of your neighbours with our pick of the most luxurious wreaths to buy this winter.
When it comes to sustainable Christmas wreaths, Bloom is the place to come. Founded by celebrity florist Larry Walshe, the service is the UK’s foremost online florist and prides itself on its eco-friendly credentials. All of Blooms flowers are encased in 100% plastic-free, recyclable or compostable packaging and are cut to order, meaning there are no wasted stems. All their products are sourced from the most reputable growers and supplied by a clean, green delivery service. The same goes for their luxury Christmas wreaths, which are hand-made using only the finest natural ingredients, such as fragrant foliage, branches, fruits and spruce.
From £75; bybloom.co.uk
Founded by tastemaker Whitney Bromberg Hawkings – who was communications director at Tom Ford for 19 years – Flowerbx is known as one of the key disruptors of the flower industry in recent years thanks to its streamlined business model, which sources directly from the growers to deliver bunches of single variety blooms straight to your door. Their Christmas wreaths are just as chic, and are all handmade in London from fresh foliage. Choose their bestselling red berry design, topped with a festive velvet bow, or go for something a little more unusual (and sustainable), like their Alpine Christmas Wreath, which is made with pine cones and can be stored away and used again next year.
From £75; flowerbx.com
The Real Flower Company
Founded by Rosebie Morton in 1999, the Real Flower Company started with a vision to grow and sell beautiful scented flowers, while also following sustainable business practices. They work hard to operate as a carbon negative and climate positive florist, growing gloriously fragrant flowers on their own farms in Chichester or Hampshire, or sourcing out-of-season blooms from their sister farm, Tambuzi in Kenya. All of their Christmas wreaths have been hand prepared by one of their award-winning florists on the family farm in Hampshire, and make for a truly festive addition to your door, whether you go for one of their rose-studded designs or something a little more traditional.
From £130; realflowers.co.uk
Pulbrook & Gould
For a truly glamorous Christmas wreath to add to your door, look no further than Pulbrook & Gould. The prestigious florist has been creating sophisticated floral arrangements since 1956, when it was founded by Lady Pulbrook and Rosamund Gould, a florist trained by the legendary creative, Constance Spry. Together, they set the floral scene for some of the most iconic social events in the country. Over 60 years later they carry on that tradition from their Belgravia shop, where you can pick up one of their timeless wreaths or order it online. Named after British counties, choose from the elegant Suffolk, which features natural cones, dried oranges and hand-tied cinnamon clusters, the twinkling Nottinghamshire, topped with frosted red fruits and berries, or the glittering Oxfordshire, which features gilded pears and bronzed acorns.
From £145; pulbrookandgould.co.uk
McQueens has been creating striking bouquets ever since they first opened in Shoreditch in 1991, and has been the go-to florist for prestigious events such as Vanity Fair’s Oscars party and seasonal installations at Claridge’s and The Connaught. Their sumptuous Christmas wreaths are traditional while still having plenty of that signature McQueens magic. Go for one from their Noella collection, which pays homage to the nostalgic scents of the festive season with dried oranges, limes and hydrangeas. Or for something a little different try the Gingerbread wreath, with bundles of cinnamon and magnolia foliage.
From £200; mcqueensflowers.com