No matter your age, the sight of an overflowing Christmas stocking is the most exciting start to Christmas morning. Whether in traditional red or green, hand embroidered or knitted, made from patchwork or pretty printed fabric, there are some delightful designs to choose from. Here's our round-up of the best Christmas stockings for your festive mantelpiece, sure to become heirlooms to pass down through the generations.

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Best Christmas stockings for 2022


Patience Brewster ballerina Reindeer Christmas Stocking

Patience Brewster Ballerina Reindeer Christmas Stocking

A pretty embroidered Christmas stocking to hang on your mantel, Fortnum & Mason's ballerina reindeer stocking is the perfect size for stocking fillers and looks beautiful surrounded by Christmas decorations.


Scallop Strip Raspberry Christmas Stocking

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For something fun and colourful, Tori Murphy's scallop stripe Christmas stocking is a winner. The red and white scalloped stripe design makes a playful statement without looking out of place.


William Morris Luxury Christmas Stocking in Seaweed Aubergine

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Made from Morris & Co screenprint fabrics and designer velvets, this beautiful seaweed aubergine stocking from Phillips & Cheers not only looks wonderful displayed on your mantel, but can be handed down for generations thanks to their high quality and timeless style.


Marching Guard Christmas Stocking

Marching Guard Stocking

Keep it classic with this Christmas stocking from Harrods. Made from pure wool and decorated with hand-sewn sequins, this charming stocking will last you for years to come.


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Tapestry Christmas Stocking

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Add style and decadence to your festive mantel with Tori Murphy's tapestry Christmas stocking. Made from 100% cotton woven in Lancashire, this Christmas stocking is as sustainable as it is stunning.


Christmas Tree Cotton Handknit Christmas Stocking

Christmas Tree Cotton Handknit Christmas Stocking

Hand-knitted from organic cotton, this chunky Christmas stocking is a great sustainable choice. Plus, it's stretchy, so you can squeeze a few extra gifts inside. There is also the option to add personalisation using vegan leather, making it that extra bit special.

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Pom pom Felt Christmas Stocking

Pom Pom Felt Stocking

If simplicity is more your style, this felt option subtly decorated with pom poms is the perfect minimalist Christmas stocking.


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Ros Christmas Stocking

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A classic Liberty London print, the Ros Christmas stocking looks beautiful displayed before a roaring fire, or serves as a lovely gift to a loved one.


William Morris Luxury Christmas Stocking in Willow Bough Blue

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Another heirloom Christmas stocking from Phillips & Cheers, this William Morris fabric has a beautiful leaf pattern in pink and purple, a wonderful option for someone who loves traditional style with a pop of colour.


Alpine Skier Christmas Stocking

Alpine Skier Stocking

If you're an avid skier, this Christmas stocking is right up your alley. Hand embroidered, it's a charming addition to any festive home.


White Mudcloth Christmas Stocking

White Mudcloth Christmas Stockings with Pom Poms

If you'd rather shop small this Christmas, these bohemian style stockings from Etsy are a lovely choice. Hand-made from mudcloth and cotton, you can make each stocking personal, with the option to add pom poms and name tags.


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Jumbo Hand Knitted Christmas Stocking

Jumbo Hand Knitted Christmas Stocking

Choose between traditional white or festive stripes - this jumbo hand knitted Christmas stocking from Not On The High Street will keep your gifts secure for many Christmases to come.


Christmas Stocking with Stag

Stocking with Stag

Go all out with a full faux fur Christmas stocking! This one from Harrods comes with an adorable stag decoration and satin bow.


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Muse Eyes Embellished Christmas Stocking

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Add a bit of glamour to your festivities with Jonathan Adler's muse eyes embellished Christmas stocking. You can never go wrong with white and gold at Christmas.


Rose Christmas Stocking

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The rose Christmas stocking combines floral design with monochrome tones. Perfect if you love Christmas without the bright colours.


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Karru Cotton Velvet Christmas Stocking

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Available in burnt amber, charcoal and light grey, Nkuku's simple Christmas stocking is both luxurious and long-wearing.


Sirohi Cotton Christmas Stocking

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Made from a soft cotton with a Nordic feel, the sirohi cotton stocking is available in this diamond design or a chevron pattern.


Lotus Ruby Christmas Stocking by Bungalow Denmark

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Block printed by artisans in India, this decorative Christmas stocking is a sophisticated design, perfect for all those festive morning gifts.


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Velvet Embellished Christmas Stocking

Best Christmas Stockings

If opulence is more your style, why not treat yourself to this velvet embellished stocking? Created from deep red plush velvet and embellished with jewel-like beads, this Christmas stocking is sure to make a statement.


Festive Forest Christmas Stocking

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A truly charming option for your Christmas stocking, the festive forest design from Sophie Allport includes hedgehogs, badgers, hares, squirrels and snow-covered Christmas trees.


Mercado Global Cupid Dip-Dye Stocking

With dyed and patched detailing, plus tassel trimming and a hanging loop, each of these stockings may vary slightly in colour or pattern, making it one-of-a-kind.


Embroidered White Fabric Christmas Stocking

Embroidered White Fabric Christmas Stocking £22.50 oliverbonas.com

Beautifully embroidered with folk-art imagery including dala horses, birds, flowers and golden stars, this colourful stocking from Oliver Bonas has a handmade feel.


Suzani Brights Stocking

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Handmade in the UK, this Suzani Brights stocking by Kit Kemp is made from natural cotton cloth and features a pretty floral design bright red pom-poms. Perfect if you're looking for something subtly festive.

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