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The Great Christmas Stocking Hunt

Now that Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season has begun, I am officially on the hunt for a set of really nice, really high quality stockings for my family. You guys, it’s really daunting!

The musts: They must be durable, they must be big enough to hold a decent amount of stuffers (but not so big that you have to overbuy), they must be aesthetically pleasing, they must be (at least somewhat) traditional.

It’s a tall order!

After the jump, I’ve pulled together a round up of all the stockings I’ve looked at so far that just might fit the bill. Maybe you’re in the same boat as me? If so, maybe I’ve found your Christmas stocking soul mate for you?


  • Juliaca Knit Stocking 1 of 21
    Juliaca Knit Stocking
    I love the crazy mix of stitches in this whimsical stocking!
    Get Yours From Anthropologie
  • Simple Holiday Stocking 2 of 21
    Simple Holiday Stocking
    I love the unexpected patterns and colors.
    Get Yours From Etsy
  • Eco Friendly Cream Stocking 3 of 21
    Eco Friendly Cream Stocking
    Limitless snowflake arrangement for limitless family members.
    Get Yours From Etsy
  • Forest Woodland Trees 4 of 21
    Forest Woodland Trees
    For those daring enough to think outside the green and red box.
    Get Yours From Etsy
  • Grey Felt Holiday Stockings 5 of 21
    Grey Felt Holiday Stockings
    Grey is such an unexpectedly wonderful color for Christmas.
    Get Yours From Etsy
  • Felt Snowflake Stocking 6 of 21
    Felt Snowflake Stocking
    Guaranteed to match any holiday decor. No matter what.
    Get Yours From West Elm
  • Deco Sequin Stocking 7 of 21
    Deco Sequin Stocking
    Jazzy! Yet tasteful.
    Get Yours From West Elm
  • Country Christmas Striped Stockings 8 of 21
    Country Christmas Striped Stockings
    While possibly not for everyone, these vintage stockings are seriously fantastic.
    Get Yours From eBay
  • Wool Christmas Stockings 9 of 21
    Wool Christmas Stockings
    This stocking is so, so cool.
    Get Yours From Merry Stockings
  • Needlepoint Christmas Stockings 10 of 21
    Needlepoint Christmas Stockings
    There is nothing more traditional than a needlepoint stocking, and these are traditional without feeling stuffy.
    Get Yours From JC Penney
  • Needlepoint Christmas Stockings 11 of 21
    Needlepoint Christmas Stockings
    Your little girl needs this stocking. Real bad.
    Get Yours From Land's End
  • Hand Knit Stocking 12 of 21
    Hand Knit Stocking
    Don't hate me for this, but I find this stocking to be AMAZING. (Comes in navy too).
    Get Yours From Land's End
  • Beaded Christmas Stockings 13 of 21
    Beaded Christmas Stockings
    Luxe!
    Get Yours From Horchow
  • French Laundry Home Stockings 14 of 21
    French Laundry Home Stockings
    I love the antiquey, distressed feel of these!
    Get Yours From Horchow
  • Suzani Christmas Stockings 15 of 21
    Suzani Christmas Stockings
    These are easily my favorite stockings ever.
    Get Yours From Horchow
  • Red And White Christmas Stockings 16 of 21
    Red And White Christmas Stockings
    Now THESE are festive!
    Get Yours From Horchow
  • Embroidered Christmas Stockings 17 of 21
    Embroidered Christmas Stockings
    The colors are fun and zippy but still traditional. I really like these.
    Get Yours From Horchow
  • Plaid Christmas Stockings 18 of 21
    Plaid Christmas Stockings
    Sumptuous!
    Get Yours From Horchow
  • Vintage Mom Stocking 19 of 21
    Vintage Mom Stocking
    If your name is Mom, this one might be for you!
    Get Yours From eBay
  • Vintage Woolen Holiday Stocking 20 of 21
    Vintage Woolen Holiday Stocking
    Very collegiate. Very cool.
    Get Yours From Etsy
  • Santa’s Face Needlepoint 21 of 21
    Santa's Face Needlepoint
    This has so much kitsch value, I'm in love.
    Get Yours From JC Penney

Now spill the beans: what is your favorite source for Christmas stockings?

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