The holidays, with all their cocoa and cookies and sparkly lights, are upon us once again. And after a couple of challenging years, 2022 will see many more people reconnecting over time-cherished traditions and experiencing renewed joy for decking the halls with favorite heirlooms and seasonal florals. “We are seeing a return to home entertaining,” says Valerie Ghitelman, VP of product development, design & sourcing, consumer florals & gifts, for 1-800-Flowers.com. “Our homes have become our sanctuary, and people are enhancing their sanctuary with beautiful flowers and plants.”
This increase in the number of holiday gatherings has an affect on what is trending in Christmas flowers and wreaths, Ghitelman says. “People are looking for shorter, more compact arrangements and distinct centerpieces that are meant to create a festive environment.” Flowers and greenery that have a longer vase life, such as carnations, chrysanthemums, cremones, lilies, and roses are trending high, as are monochromatic color schemes.
Moreover, a general sense of nostalgia is also influencing foliage choices this year. “We are seeing a return to classic design and traditional, historical colors,” says Ghitelman, who believes this shift is based on people’s emotional desire to return to the past.
“The demands of family and work can be challenging, and flowers promote physical and emotional well-being, brighten our homes, and create a sense of beauty in our environment,” Ghitelman says.
With that in mind, here are 12 trending Christmas flowers and wreaths for the 2022 holiday season.
Dashing Through the Snow Sleigh
This adorable tabletop centerpiece consists of fresh red and white blooms, fragrant sprigs of evergreen, and “snow-capped” pinecones, all arranged in a keepsake sleigh container that can be reused for Christmases to come.
Happy Holiday Bouquet by Southern Living
White roses combined with red berries add a dash of country charm when arranged in a wicker and glass vase that pulls double duty as a holder for pillar candles and tealights. If gifting this, surprise your special someone with a box of Godiva chocolates, too.
Holiday Lily Bouquet
This gorgeous combination of red and white Asiatic lilies will lift the spirits of anyone who receives it. Together with the red fluted glass swirl vase, this bouquet makes for a stylish addition to a holiday buffet table.
Fields of Europe Christmas
A perennial favorite, the ever-classic Fields of Europe for Christmas bouquet is overflowing with red roses, carnations, lilies, hypericum berries, greenery, and baby’s breath. This seasonal stunner conjures up images of Christmas in a quaint European village.
Candy Cane Christmas Cactus
Another seasonal top-seller, this enduring cactus plant blooms with pretty red and white flowers that are as cheerful looking as a box of candy canes. The festive container only adds to the charm.
Sparkling Holiday Ornament
Red roses, mini carnations, white cushion poms, baby’s breath, and sprigs of green are nestled in a keepsake container and accented with shiny gold ornaments. This sweet treasure of Christmas blooms brightens up any room in the home.
Holiday Flower Tree Musical Merriment
The perfect addition to a mantle, end table, or even office, this flower tree features red and white blooms, greenery, baby’s breath, and miniature gold ornaments, all arranged in a festive drum container inspired by “The Nutcracker.”
Merry & Bright Tulip Bouquet
These beautiful tulips arrive as buds and reach full bloom within three to four days. Pair them with the Santa cookie jar and cookies for a playful touch that will keep you grinning from ear to ear for the entire season.
Winter Splendor Metallic Wreath
This beautifully designed wreath features a base of seasonally authentic faux greenery, metallic-tipped pinecones, and shimmery silver leaves and baubles. A supreme example of sophisticated Christmas design, this wreath’s neutral color palette makes a graceful accent for any home, even after the holidays.
Silent Night White Poinsettia
This exquisite white poinsettia, with its delicate cream-colored leaves, is the complete embodiment of Christmas. Buy one or several for the ultimate seasonal display, then reuse the containers for your plants throughout the year.
Holiday Magnolia Wreath
When it comes to wreaths, Ghitelman says it’s all about the ribbon. “This embellishment defines the wreath’s aesthetic in determining if the wreath is rustic or refined, classic or modern, traditional or trendy,” she says. She also points out that seasonal elements, such as pinecones, balls, faux birds, and even woodland animals, can create an authentic design. This lovely wreath checks all the design boxes with its myriad textures, while a beautifully designed wired bow adds the finishing touch.
Joyful Jewel Wreath with Lights
Featuring jewel-toned ball ornaments on a faux evergreen base, this colorful wreath is pre-lit with white lights to add a burst of festive cheer to any space, large or small. A lovely piece to hang above a mantle, this wreath can also be used as a substitute for a fully adorned tree, if you’re going minimalist this year.
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