There’s no skirting around the issue – the base of your Christmas tree deserves the very best.

You top its needles with stars and angels, twinkling fairy lights, hanging baubles and decos galore, and it looks stunning. There’s a sparkle in your eye as you step back and admire all your hard work…


But wait, something’s missing. As you cast your eye lower down the branches, the unsightly stand ruins the whole look. So what do you do? Enter the tree skirt…

What is a tree skirt?

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Metal Christmas Tree Skirt, £45.99, Charlton Island (Charlton Island/PA)

It’s the finishing touch. Suitable for both artificial and fresh trees, they conceal an unattractive metal or plastic base to your tree.

Why might you need one?


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Not only are they very of the moment and a style statement, but they’ll protect your carpet or flooring from fallen needles. Some are sturdy enough to double up as a supporting act for when it’s time to lay out all those beautifully wrapped pressies, so they’re not lying flat on the floor.

What to look out for?

Merry Elf Tree Skirt
Merry Elf Tree Skirt, £12, Wilko (Wilko/PA)

Depending on your style choice – from natural rattan to faux fur to festive felt – they’re available in different sizes, so it’s important to check the measurements and know the height of your tree.

Any other reason they should be on your decorative checklist?


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Yes! Not only can you colour co-ordinate a tree skirt with your overall scheme, from Scandi chic to Chrimbo kitsch, if Santa’s helpers forget to come down the chimney or the sleigh bells pass you by, your tree will still be dressed to impress.

Three more to snap up now…

1. Nordic Style Christmas Tree Skirt, £16, Dibor

Nordic Style Christmas Tree Skirt

2. White Wicker Tree Skirt, Natural, £50, The White Company

White Wicker Christmas Tree Skirt, The White Company
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3. Christmas Tree Skirt, £95, Baarstool

Christmas Tree Skirt


Best-selling Christmas tree skirts

Need more inspiration? Check out our list of best-selling tree skirts on Amazon.

Bestseller No. 1
Dawsons Living Christmas Tree Skirt - Rattan Wicker Christmas Tree Trunk Basket Guard - For Trees 7...
  • CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT: Cover your Christmas tree trunk with a great round wicker basket skirt. Great for covering the base and trunk of your tree to match with the rest of your festive decorations.
  • WICKER BASKET: Made from a durable and strong woven wicker, the skirt is made from great natural materials. Due to being made from wicker the ring is only suitable for indoor use.
  • ANY TREES: The wicker tree skirts are brilliant for both artificial and real Christmas trees alike. Whatever tree you have, the tree skirts will compliment it brilliantly.
Bestseller No. 2
Greenleaves Wicker Christmas Tree Skirt Xmas Stand Cover Xmas Decoration Wicker Basket Decor...
  • This lovely piece will finish off the appearance of your Christmas Tree to perfection. The woven willow tree skirt has a neutral color, so it will look great with any themed tree.
  • Large: Top Diameter 43 cm, Bottom Diameter 60 cm, Height 24 cm
  • Medium: Top Diameter 38cm, Bottom Diameter 52 cm, Height 23 cm
Bestseller No. 3
Taylor & Brown® Xmas Christmas Tree Rattan Wicker Skirt Stand Base Basket Cover Tidy Decor (Brown)
  • Large Sqaure Rattan Christmas Tree Skirt Stand
  • Natural Dark Willow, Strong Rattan
  • Base Width & Length: 45cm
SaleBestseller No. 4
Longacres Rattan/Wicker Christmas Tree Skirt Natural
  • All natural materials
  • Fits most christmas trees up to 7ft (210cm)
  • Height approx 24-28cm
SaleBestseller No. 5
Christmas Tree Skirt - 36 Inches for Small Trees, Snowy White Faux Fur Tree Skirt
  • DESIGN - Our Christmas tree skirt has golden snowy pattern, which can provide you a beautiful sight once you decorate your tree with it. And the luxury faux fur Christmas tree skirt is sure to bring...
  • SIZE - Diameter of the Christmas tree skirt is 36"/90cm and Inner diameter is 4"/10cm. Thickness of Christmas tree skirt is 1"/2.5cm. There are 3 pairs of hook and loop on the edge of christmas tree...
  • QUALITY - The Christmas tree skirt is made of luxury faux fur and non-woven fabrics, soft and comfortable texture and impeccable crafts. And it will be soft and warm for your pets to lie on this...
Bestseller No. 6
Lalent White Christmas Tree Skirt 36inch Luxury Plush Embroidered Snowflake Faux Fur Xmas Tree...
  • Premium Quality: Made of smooth and fluffy faux fur. Double layer design. Its well dense make the tree skirt has a nice quality and give you a comfortable hands feeling
  • Diameter: 90cm/36", fits to Any Size of Tree. 2 Color snowflake can be choosed. You can put the gifts you like on the tree skirt.
  • Stable & Install Easy : Hook and loop is seaming on the border of tree skirt, easy to fixed. Its quality and feel are far superior to other cheap materials for Christmas tree skirt mats
Bestseller No. 7
Christmas Tree Skirt - 90cm Faux Fur White Tree Skirt for Xmas Decorations, Suitable for Christmas...
  • The Perfect Christmas Ornament: The Christmas Tree Skirt outer diameter is 36 inches/90 cm, suitable for most sizes of Christmas trees. You can put gifts or your favorite ornaments on the tree skirt...
  • Easy to Use: Christmas Tree Skirt can hide the Christmas tree stand to highlight Christmas gifts. Then put your favorite decorations on the plush tree skirt to increase the festive atmosphere.
  • Quality: Our Tree Skirt Use long artificial fur, well-made. The fluff is smooth and comfortable, soft and thick, durable and warm to the touch.

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