With Christmas right around the corner, holiday decorating is in full swing, and the first thing we’re putting out is our best Christmas doormats. Your entryway is the first thing most visitors when they show up on your doorstep, so having a festive doormat is a great way to get everyone in the Christmas spirit before they ever set foot inside your house.
To help find you the most festive welcome mats, we’ve scoured the web with stops at some of our favorite home retailers, including Wayfair and Kohl’s, to track down a selection we truly think you’ll adore.
How to Choose a Doormat
Consider its use: When choosing a doormat, the first thing you’ll want to determine is where it’s intended to go. Outdoor doormats, also known as non-absorbent mats, are designed to catch debris that might be lingering on your shoes and are usually made with “fingertip” bristles that will scrape the bottom of your feet. Typically slip-resistant, they’re also made to withstand extreme weather.
Indoor doormats, meanwhile, aka absorbent mats, are meant to stay inside and have sponge-like capabilities that will soak up any moisture from your shoes. They often have a sticky backing that allows them to stay put.
Consider its material: The next thing you’ll want to take into account is the type of material your doormat is made of. There are many different options to choose from, from coir and rubber to nylon and wood, each with its own benefits. Coir doormats, for instance, are eco-friendly options made from the natural fibers found within coconuts and are known for their strength and absorption properties. Rubber doormats, meanwhile, are highly-durable and non-absorbent, making them ideal for nixing dirt that would otherwise enter your home.
Consider its style: Last, but certainly not least, you’ll want to consider the holiday theme or style you want to display in or around your home. Some will prefer personalized options that showcase your family’s own members, while others will be overjoyed to see the scenes of the season, like Santa’s reindeer or fluffy snowmen, depicted on their doormat’s exterior.
The Best Christmas Doormats
Ready to dress your doorstep? We’ve found options to suit every need and preference, from doormats with Christmas characters and woodland creatures taking center stage to those bearing holiday greetings. Keep scrolling for FIRST for Women’s picks for the best Christmas doormats of 2019!
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Best Musical Doormat for Christmas
Natco Santa's Showtime LED and Musical Doormat
Where to buy: $23.99 (Originally $39.99), Kohl's
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This doormat serves as more than a place to wipe your feet — it abounds in holiday cheer! 12 blinking LED lights that surround its border and a built-in sound chip, which plays "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" when activated via a touch sensor, make this an ultra-festive find.
Charlie Brown Mat
Best Charlie Brown Christmas Doormat
SAWWFOWDS Peanuts Merry Christmas Mat
Where to buy: $9.99, Amazon
For many, it's not Christmas without Charlie Brown and his trusty companion, Snoopy. Show your love for the Peanuts gang with this adorable doormat, which depicts the dynamic duo getting into the decorating spirit. It has a non-slip bottom and is made of a durable all-weather polyester.
Home For The Holidays
Best Red Doormat
Wondershop Home for the Holidays Doormat
Where to buy: $12.35 (Originally $13), Target
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If a classic look is what you're after, look no further than this Wondershop piece from Target. It features a bright red backdrop and a classic Christmas phrase, plus durable coir construction. This non-absorbent mat, which is best suited for outdoor use, also has a vinyl backing.
Best Solid Outdoor Christmas Doormat
Tucker Murphy Pet Shop Beaupre Reindeer Row Mat
Where to buy: $26.99 (Originally $39.99), Wayfair
If you want a seasonal doormat that's slightly more subtle, pick up the Beaupre reindeer row doormat from Tucker Murphy Pet. Featuring an embossed holiday reindeer scene, this weather-proof mat comes in 10 different shades, making it a mat that can go with any décor. It has anti-slip backing and is extremely absorbent, holding up to 1.5 gallons of water per square inch.
Sparkling Trees Mat
Best Light-Up Outdoor Christmas Doormat
Elegant Christmas Sparkling Trees Doormat
Where to buy: $35.57, Zazzle
Looking for a doormat that'll stand out among the rest? Then this elegant sparkling trees doormat is the way to go. Covered in twinkling gold sequins, this doormat is fade-, mold-, and mildew-resistant, and works for both indoor and outdoor settings.
Best Indoor Christmas Doormat
Christmas Penguins Doormat
Where to buy: $15.99, Amazon
This cute mat, which is made from high-durable memory foam, is a great choice for indoor areas, such as the kitchen or bathroom. It has a skid-resistant bottom that will keep it from moving about and can be easily cleaned in the washing machine.
Merry Xmas Mat
Best Christmas Coir Doormat
Tierney Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal Mat
Where to buy: $61.99, Wayfair
Those that like the simple, rustic appearance of coir will love this Tierney Christmas mat, which boasts a hilarious phrase from Home Alone: "Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal." Each one of these hand-painted finds are made to order and are recommended for use in a covered area.
Best Christmas Reindeer Doormat
Dreaweet Merry Christmas Elk Mat
Where to buy: $14.99, Amazon
How darling is this cheeky elk design from Dreaweet? Made of rubber and felt, this mat can be sprayed off for easy cleaning and has a durable, non-slip rubber backing that will help you get your bearings — even in the iciest of conditions.
Best Outdoor Christmas Doormat
Magnet Works Studio M Hello My Friends Mat
Where to buy: $24.95, Amazon
For the perfect outdoor Christmas doormat, pick up this snowman design from Studio M. Not only is it simply too cute to pass up, it's idea for outdoor conditions, thanks to its fade- and mildew-resistant rubber makeup. Use it alone or with an optional decorative tray, like this one ($29.99, Amazon) from Briarwood Lane.
Best Merry Christmas Doormat
The Holiday Aisle Rhoades Merry Mat
Where to buy: $26.99, Wayfair
Make the entryway of your home merry and bright with the Rhoades merry doormat from The Holiday Aisle. Durable and non-slip, this Christmas-red mat is adorned with holiday branches and a simple reminder that it is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. It's made of natural, all-weather fibers that render it suitable for outdoor use.
Best Personalized Doormat
Reindeer Family Character Doormat
Where to buy: From $19.99 (Originally $29.99), Personalization Mall
Immortalize your clan in a Christmas design with room for up to six family reindeer, plus your choice of Christmas greeting and family moniker. Though largely intended for indoor use, this personalized artwork can also be set in an indoor comfort mat tray or a rubber outdoor tray.
Ho Santa Mat
Best Santa Outdoor Christmas Doormat
The Holiday Aisle Mira Ho Ho Home Mat
Where to buy: $18.99 (Originally $24.99), Wayfair
To ensure Santa visits your home this year, pick up this Mira "ho ho home" mat. Featuring the big man himself, guests young and old will love seeing this in your entryway. It's made of sturdy coconut fiber from India and can withstand a variety of weather conditions, with saturated, vibrant dyes that will hold up against even the dirtiest of shoes.
Nose To Nose Doormat
Best Winter Doormat
Magnet Works Nose to Nose Matmates
Where to buy: $24.95, Amazon
For a mat you'll be using long after the holidays are over, check out this nose to nose doormat from Studio M. It features a beautifully-illustrated scene between a hungry deer, a cautious snowman, and an array of seasonal birds, encapsulating all the beauty and wonder of the winter season.
Best Funny Christmas Doormat
The Holiday Aisle All You Need Is Nog Mat
Where to buy: $19.99, Wayfair
Depicting a group of holiday reindeer clad in their best Christmas sweaters, this mat from the Holiday Aisle will remind you — and each and everyone one of your guests —the most that all you really need this Christmas season? Is 'nog.
Best Christmas Cat Doormat
Reeder Christmas Cheer Mat
Where to buy: $43.99, Wayfair
For the cat lovers who've been on a nice streak this year comes this Reeder Christmas cheer doormat from Holiday Aisle. An adorable grey kitten on its best behavior, is sure to enduce some "awwws," and this coir mat is designed to withstand extreme hot or cold temps. It has non-slip properties to boot.