Christmas tree skirts that will add the perfect finishing touch to your tree this year

Christmas tree skirts are an easy and stylish way to spruce up your tree by hiding the stand or pot it is sitting in. This year's selection includes wicker, faux fur, quilted skirts and more

a collage image showing three Christmas tree skirts, including options from Not On The High Street, Balsam Hill and Wayfair
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Christmas tree skirts are a next-level design detail that adds a great finishing touch when it comes to tree decorating—but they're also helpful for covering up unsightly pots, tree stands or tree trunks. 

When planning your Christmas tree decorating ideas, a Christmas tree skirt will not only complete the overall look of your tree, but can also prove useful when packing it up too. While not a problem with the best artificial Christmas trees, even the best real Christmas trees will drop needles over the course of December, and a fabric Christmas tree skirt can serve as a way of making sure all of those stray needles are neatly collected up and disposed of. 

But let's face it—we're less concerned with how functionally useful they are and more concerned with how they look! To help you decide which Christmas tree skirt is best for your home, we've rounded up our pick of the most stylish options out there from many of the most popular retailers. You'll find faux fur options, wicker skirts, metal skirts, and skirts in a range of different colors—ensuring there's something for everyone. 

Best Christmas tree skirts 2021 

To help you pick the right Christmas tree skirts for your tree, we're shared the best options in both the UK and the US at a range of price points. There are options from the likes of Wayfair, The White Company, Balsam Hill, and more—meaning you're bound to find something you like.

Christmas tree skirts: UK

blue velvet christmas tree skirt

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1. French Blue Velvet Tree Skirt

RRP: £199 (originally £269)
Size: 72in
Material: Velvet fabric
Reasons to buy
+Elegant design+Unique

If your Christmas decorating ideas tend to lean more towards the sleek and modern than the traditional, then this is the pick for you. A truly elegant tree skirt, this option is a little bit more sophisticated. It's been made in a deep azure velvet fabric, with a chic metallic applique design, that will create a real sense of opulence. At 72in in diameter, it's definitely on the bigger side so would work well for larger trees, and it's worth noting that it's one of the more expensive tree skirts on our list. Match the color scheme of your wrapping and Christmas centerpiece ideas this year to the colors in the Christmas tree skirt for a coordinated look to your holiday decor. 

The White Company Christmas tree skirt

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2. Antiqued Metal Tree Skirt

RRP: £60
Size: H26cm x Top Dia 45cm x Bottom Dia 64cm
Material: Tin
Reasons to buy
+Makes a statement+Doesn't take up too much floor space

This vintage-looking Christmas tree skirt is made from a tin base and spray painted in a chic and neutral silver color, for a really stylish-looking tree skirt that will look brilliant in homes with more modern decor. Handily, it also won't take up much floor space, unlike material tree skirts that sit on the floor. Sold by The White Company, home to quality Christmas bedding and luxury Christmas crackers, you can be assured that this product will be of the finest quality. 

christmas tree skirt

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3. Grey Wicker Christmas Tree Surround

RRP: £24.99
Size: 62cm x 62cm x 28cm
Material: Wicker
Reasons to buy
+Natural and rustic+Handmade

This handmade tree skirt is the epitome of a rustic, natural tree skirt that would look equally as lovely in a grand country home as it would in a modern townhouse. It'll fit perfectly to cover unsightly tree stands, wrapping tightly around the base of your tree—and we love the whitewashed finish that makes the raw material look really polished.

John Lewis blush pink Christmas tree skirt

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4. John Lewis Faux Fur Blush Pink Tree Skirt

RRP: £50
Size: 100cm
Material: Polyester
Reasons to buy
+Multiple color options available+Soft and plush 

For an elegant finish to your Christmas tree, this faux fur skirt is ideal. It's soft, feels luxurious, and looks fabulous too—almost as though you've got mounds of snow piled up softly underneath your tree, one of our favorite tree skirt ideas. Best of all, it comes in three different color options—blush pink (as above), fawn (which is selling quickly!), and white. And, it can be machine washed at a low temperature, which is good to know if any grubby hands or paws get a hold of it. 

Next Christmas tree skirt

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5. Next Character Tree Skirt

RRP: £25
Size: 100cm
Material: Polyester
Reasons to buy
+Kids will love it+Easy to install

Kids will adore this fun character tree skirt, which features some classic winter figures—Santa, a penguin, and a polar bear. Coming in a deep festive red color, and decorated with white tassels across the edge of the skirt, it's a good option too for those after a very traditional Christmas tree skirt, and who are happy to incorporate some color under their tree. Pile high with Christmas gifts for kids if you're planning family-focussed festivities this year. 

Harrods Black moon Christmas tree skirt

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6. Jan Constantine Mr Moon and Stars Black and White Tree Skirt

RRP: £720
Size: 150cm D
Material: Unknown
Reasons to buy
+A really unique design+Would like striking under a green tree

If you're on the hunt for a Christmas tree skirt that makes a statement, look no further than this black and white moon and stars option. Black Christmas tree skirts are a little more unusual but they look undeniably striking underneath a green tree, causing a slightly more dramatic feel in your home. There's no doubt this is a pricey option though at over £700, so it's only for those who are keen to make an investment purchase when it comes to their tree skirt. With a gorgeous embroidered moon design and sequinned stars though, you can really see the quality shine through. 

Not On The High Street quilted Christmas tree skirt

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7. Handmade Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

RRP: £115.50
Size: 125cm D
Material: Quilted cotton fabric
Reasons to buy
+Handmade +A unique star shape

This quilted Christmas tree skirt, available at Not On The High Street, is a real quality piece and one to pass down through the generations. Handmade by seamstresses in a Somerset studio, it's been made with multiple different panels of fabric and sewn together to make an impressive star-shaped quilt that'll look lovely under your tree. It's a great choice if you want a more unique option this festive season, as many tree skirts tend to be a rounded circle shape. It's certainly on the pricier side, but if you want a tree skirt to last for years to come this is a solid bet. 

White Christmas tree skirt

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8. Manvel Christmas Faux Fur Tree Skirt

RRP: £28.99
Size: 78cm D/W
Material: Faux fur
Reasons to buy
+Simple and minimalistic+Creates a snowy effect

Sometimes a simple and neutral option is best, and we particularly like this white faux fur Christmas tree skirt from Wayfair is that's the feeling you're after. Often if our Christmas tree skirts have reams of decor and bold colors, it can overwhelm our actual Christmas tree decorations. So if you like pops of color and stand-out baubles on your tree, this minimalistic, white snowy tree skirt from Wayfair could be the perfect accompaniment—natural complimenting your tree without drawing attention away from it. 

Christmas tree skirts: US

white christmas tree skirt with christmas presents and tree

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1. iMucci Christmas Snowy White Plush Velvet Tree Skirt

RRP: $16.99
Size: 30-60in
Material: Polyester
Reasons to buy
+Looks like snow+Will fit with all decor

Part of the fun of decorating your home for Christmas means creating a festive snowscape in your very own living room—and if that's your plan, then this white velvet tree skirt is perfect for you. Plush, soft and comfortable, it's ideal for either placing presents on or letting little ones sit on for a festive photo—and it will look as though you've got your own little woodland scene going on right inside your home.

Wayfair Christmas tree skirt

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2. Willow Wicker Christmas Tree Collar

RRP: $99.99
Size: 11in H and 22.25in W/11in H and 27.5in W
Material: Wood
Reasons to buy
+A great natural option+Doesn't take up much space

A typical tree skirt is wooden, so this is the ideal pick for the traditionalists out there. A tasteful, woven wicker design, this tree skirt is perfect for bringing the outside in and will go with almost any tree decor theme, or general Christmas decor. We love that it curves around the base of the tree, and so will easily cover any unsightly bases or stands.

red and icicle Christmas tree skirt

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3. LimBridge Knitted Christmas Tree Skirt

RRP: $19.99
Size: 48in
Material: Knitted fabric
Reasons to buy
+Fun festive pattern+Popular with reviewers

Christmas tree skirts are there to elevate our festive decor—and sometimes there's nothing better during the holidays than a traditional red and white piece of decor, so we love this snowflake-pattern option. In a soft knitted fabric, it's great for wooden floors, and its unique design means it's great for those after something a bit different for under their tree.

Gold Christmas tree skirt

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4. Metal Hammered Collar Gold Christmas Tree Skirt

RRP: $40
Size: 25in
Material: Metal
Reasons to buy
+Striking+Festive color

This golden Christmas tree collar is certainly striking and, with an impressive metallic sheen and a textured finish, it'll no doubt be a show-stopping piece in your home. Coming in a very festive gold, it should go with all of your best Christmas decorations, and thanks to its durable metal material, you'll be able to use it year after year.

Home Depot Christmas tree skirt

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5. Joiedomi Burlap Rustic Christmas Tree Skirt

RRP: $29.98
Size: 48in
Material: Burlap
Reasons to buy
+Rustic and traditional+Affordable

Look no further than this sweet rustic tree skirt if you're after something kitsch, cozy, and traditional this Christmas. Not only does it feature a lovely snowman and Christmas tree print, with red and green ribbon around the edge, but it's also made of durable and high-quality burlap, so you can keep it year after year without fear of it degrading in quality. 

Target Christmas tree skirt

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6. Cable Knit Tree Skirt Ivory Tree Skirt

RRP: $30
Size: 48in
Material: Cable knit
Reasons to buy
+Will go well with all color schemes+Unique cable knit design

This Christmas tree skirt offers something a little different, having been designed in a cable-knit material which isn't often found on a tree skirt. Like all the best Christmas jumpers it has been inspired by, this cable knit skirt is stylish, festively chic and incredibly charming. Coming in a neutral ivory color, it's also guaranteed to fit with any style of decor. 

wooden christmas tree skirt

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7. St. Ives Tree Collar

RRP: $69.99
Size: 22.09in W
Material: Wood
Reasons to buy
+Traditional-looking+Adds a rustic charm

This box collar is a little different from other tree skirt ideas, in that you'll place the trunk of your Christmas tree in here, rather than wrap a skirt around the base. But it's a fantastic option for those looking for a solid Christmas tree base. Coming in brown or white, this box collar will create an elegant, rustic and traditional look in your home, and will almost guarantee little ones or pets can't touch the bottom of your tree. It's a little more expensive and takes a bit more assembly than a typical Christmas tree skirt, but we reckon it's worth the extra effort.

Etsy Disney Christmas tree skirt

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8. Not Even A Mouse Disney Christmas tree skirt

RRP: $38
Size : 48in D
Material: Cotton, vinyl and velcro
Reasons to buy
+Kids will love it+Fun and unique

Kids and adults alike will adore this Disney-inspired Christmas tree skirt, which features a glitter heat transfer vinyl design of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, alongside a wording inspired by the classic Dr Seuss The Grinch tale. It's not super-luxe, but Christmas tree skirts should be fun! This is a good choice for homes that favor traditional decor at Christmas, with a red, black, and white design, and would suit trees that have also gone for that kind of color scheme—as opposed to more modern metallics and white ornaments. 

How big should your Christmas tree skirt be?

The size of your Christmas tree skirt will depend on the size of your tree and how much of the space around your tree you would like the skirt to cover. 

The experts at Christmas Tree World advise knowing the measurements of your tree before you choose which of the Christmas tree skirts to buy this year. 

“To start, you should measure the stand dimensions of your tree," they told w&h. If you have an artificial tree, this will involve digging it out of the loft to measure it, but the experts advise, "If you haven’t ordered your real tree yet, look for the technical descriptions of the Christmas tree online".

“We would suggest you should measure the width of your lowest branches and then add around 6 inches, that way you will have enough coverage and the skirt will flow seamlessly with the shape of the tree. If you get the measurements wrong, you could be left with a Christmas tree that looks like it is being choked by the skirt.

"You must also decide if you want the skirt to cover the stand, or if you want it to cover the ground for you to place presents or more decorations on. Once these two factors have been taken into consideration you can find your perfect tree skirt."