Whatever you fill yours with – tangerines or coal (in which case, welcome to the Internet!) or designer trinkets or…anything but a foot really – it’s important that your Christmas stocking looks the part. Whether your home is minimalist or elaborate, there’s a Christmas stocking out there for you that’ll enhance and not overpower your home this festive season – and we’ve chosen your five favourites to make selection easy.
Personalised Initial Felt Christmas Stocking – £6.99 (was £12.99), Ace
Multi-dweller homes will appreciate the practicality of an initialled stocking that will limit the scope of those terribly embarrassing gift-giftee mismatches. Ace are providing just that with this personalised Christmas stocking which is marked with a large initial in green. At 41cm high there’s plenty of room for gifts…and it’ll look the part too, with a festive green, white and red colourway, as well as festive pompoms around the band and on the toe. Even better, it’s a steal at just a shade over half its original price!
Off White Faux Fur Stocking – £22.50 (was £30), Linea
Got one of those homes that manages to *do* all of the festive celebrations without resorting to cluttered multicolour garishness? If so, we’ll put aside our resentment for a moment in order to suggest this Linea’s stylish Christmas stocking to you. Made from sumptuously soft faux fur in a cream colour that’ll fit in with any setting (though a grey version is also available), it’s a chic, pompom-embellished piece and a bit of a bargain with over seven quid off.
Tales of the Maharaja Gold Sequinned Christmas Stocking – £18, John Lewis
Part of Tales of the Maharaja, an opulent range of Christmas decorations by John Lewis and inspired by the myths and tales of classical Indian dance, this spangly gold sequinned stocking will add glamour to your festive home. It’s covered in an abundance of gold sequins and edged with a wide velvet band with an attached loop for easy fireplace hanging. A version is also available in an equally glamorous (but more frosty!) silver finish.
White Knitted Christmas Stocking with Tree Pattern – £19.50, M&S
Surely well up to the job of warming your feet once the festive season has passed, this lovely chunky knitted handmade stocking by M&S has been crafted by artisan women of Nepal – not only do they knit the stockings but they card and make the yarn (with some assistance from local sheep) themselves, and are paid fairly for their work. This version carries a green Christmas tree pattern, though a red, snowflake-covered version is also available.
Ultimately though, it’s important to remember one person in particular at Christmas…what do you mean, Father Christmas?! No! The Baby Jesus? NO! For some of us, at least, it’s a Batman-focussed affair of course. Mark it with this DC Comics Batman Christmas Stocking which is made from a soft-touch black fleece and edged in a wide grey band. The all-important Batman logo graces the side of this marvellous piece of festive frivolity.