While many parents have back to school season on the brain, once the kids start their first day, the next top-of-mind event will be Halloween and not long after that will be Thanksgiving and Christmas — which means one thing and one thing only: holiday decorations!
When it comes to the best Christmas decor, a quality stocking is at the top of the list.
While they’re easily overlooked, these simple accents can make all the difference on your holiday mantel, whether you’re going for a monochromatic look or a classic red and green combo.
If you’re planning your annual holiday party and want to decorate your living room with a few new snazzy stockings or just like to freshen up your holiday decor every few years, there are tons of incredible options on the market.
Our list of personalized, knitted, or embroidered picks are bound to make your home nice and cozy this holiday season. Shop great stockings from Etsy, Amazon, Personalization Mall, Target and more.
Meet the Pottery Barn best-selling stocking: the Embellished Velvet Stockings. For less than $40 right now, you can create your own aesthetic of a “White Christmas” right from your living room, much ado to its intricately woven design.
This stocking will have your kids loving polar bears. With its personalized cuffs, they’ll be dreaming of what holiday treats you stuffed in their stocking.
For a farmhouse-style home, add the Cosmonic 16″ Burlap Stockings to your cart. For less than $25 at Walmart (for a seven-pack, impressively), we can’t stop looking at its chic, minimalist neutral design.
Make this year’s holiday merry and bright — in the truest sense of the word. The Coolmade 2-Piece LED Christmas Stocking is perfect for you and your partner, adding some lit-up Christmas cheer atop your fireplace.
As one of the top-rated personalized Christmas stockings on the market, Personalization Mall has an array of options that’ll inspire you to renovate your holiday decor. We love its traditional personalized option, clad with subtle markings of the season on its stocking and a personalized name area at the top.
To add some cozy textures and tones to your home, consider Personalization Mall’s Buffalo Plaid Knit Christmas Stocking. Uniquely, we love its fuzzy sock-inspired look, boasting a beautiful green tree and pom-pom detailing.
For just $12, we found the festive option that’ll do the trick. Christmas Central’s Green & White Stocking is a no-frills option but still characteristic of the season. It’s more compact than others on this list, which is apt for small spaces, especially.
Add some sparkly Christmas cheer to your home with Christmas Central’s Sequin Cuff Stocking. For less than $15 at Kohl’s, it’s perfect for your apartment or to hang in your bedroom as one-off decor.
There’s nothing like a classic stocking to add tradition to your holiday decor. These stockings feature a plush appeal that comes with a bow, which you can choose between red or emerald green, and a satin trim.
If you’re on the hunt for a budget-friendly, personalized Christmas stockings, look no further than this pick from Amazon. For just $20 a piece, you can customize each one with your name of choice upon checkout.
There’s nothing like a handmade crotchet Christmas stocking to add a little personalization to your holiday decor. This best-selling stocking from Etsy will make you want to take a trip to the North Pole.
What’s cuter than your precious dog being the center of attention on your fire place mount. They’re called a man’s best friend for a reason.
These adorable stockings are designed with fun illustrations and come with the option to personalize names of your loved ones too.
Consider this embroidered emerald green stocking to add to your collection.
For your beloved dog on Christmas morning, throw in their favorite snacks into this adorable bone-shaped stocking and make their holiday.
Chances are you want your fur babies to be included this Christmas. Personalize this set of three stockings — ideal for dogs and cats.
As one of the best values on this list, the Kunyida Knit Stockings are a four-pack worth snagging — just shy of $20. Amazon has a variety of color combinations available, but we think the burgundy and cream are great for the holly-jolly season.
Add some festive cheer to your home with the Coolwufan Christmas Stockings. This three-pack has an extra-merry reindeer, snowman and Santa characters front and center — adding some texture to your home decor, while featuring a plaid trim.
Your beloved cat will be intrigued or suspicious that there is another “animal” in the house. These stockings come in six colors to match whatever holiday theme you’re going for this year.
For just $10 each right now, Target puts the A in Affordable Christmas stockings. The Wondershop Knit Monogram Christmas Stocking makes it simple and classic to hang each one by the mantle. Oh, and we love its knit, boot-stocking-Esque design.
Looking for a Christmas stocking for your pup? Wondershop at Target has a 20″ Knit Paw Print Stocking that’ll match the initial ones above. With a tried-and-true traditional look, you’ll love looking at it by your mantle.
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