Make it merry, without spending a fortune.

By Katie Holdefehr
Updated December 03, 2018
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Fact of life: decorating for the holidays can get pricey. And when you combine the cost of decor with the price of presents, it's no wonder the holiday season is rough on our wallets. Instead of overspending on decorations, get strategic about where you decorate. Focus on the front door, which is not only the first thing guests see before they step inside, but it can also be admired by all who drive past, and will give you a cheery greeting when you get home from work. Luckily, decking the front door doesn't have to be expensive—in fact, we've found some favorite options, all priced under $50. Order one of the wreaths or garlands below to get max holiday cheer without maxing out your holiday budget.

West Elm


Pre-lit to add just a dash of shine to your front door, this boxwood wreath is an elegant way to greet the season. 

To buy: From $41,



While fresh greenery will wilt before the season is over, this pinecone wreath will last for many months (and Christmases) to come. To keep it looking fresh, place this wreath on a front door that's shielded from the elements, or hang it on an interior door. 

To buy: $36,



Looking for front door decor that channels Joanna Gaines's signature farmhouse style? The search is over. This faux pine and berry wreath from Target's Hearth & Hand collection provides a warm welcome. 

To buy: $25,

Williams Sonoma


For holiday decor that sounds as pretty as it looks, opt for this shiny silver bell wreath. Let's just say, every time the door opens, many angels will get their wings. 

To buy: $50,



For those who want greenery and string lights, order this pre-lit garland so you can save yourself a step. With red berries and pinecones tucked in, this garland looks luxe right out of the box. 

To buy: $35,