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Festive stockings for your Christmas mantle

Adorn your mantlepiece with this season's chicest Christmas stockings

Clock and chair, find similar at Crystal Palace Antiques 
and Modern. 
Lime snowflake, 
£4.50; apricot fan, 
£2.50; green paper decoration (far left), £13; large teal paper decoration, £18; spearmint paper decoration, £9.50, all RE. Sel pots, £25 for a pair; vintage scales, £20; green rimmed pot, £15; jelly mould, £10; two footed dishes, £10 each, all Linda Keating. Pair of mice candle holders, £38; paper balls, £9.50 for two, all Rockett St George. Knitted white snowflake stocking, £29, ChunkiChilli. Holly jug, £20; vintage cake decorations, from £2; green glass bowl, £33 for set of bowls, all Wooley Edge. Carved wooden spoons, from £2.95 each, RE. Fox & Cubs mug, £15.95; Bee Garden tea towel, £11, both Lush Designs. Ribbon around cake, natural metallic print ribbon, £2.25 per m, VV Rouleaux. Micro fairy lights, £12.99, Lights4Fun.
No matter your age, the sight of an overflowing Christmas stocking is the most exciting start to Christmas morning. Traditional stockings tend to be a simple red or green with decorations of Santa or reindeer, but there’s also a great selection of stockings that are a bit more unusual. From faux fur and chunky knits, animal print to sequins, here’s our roundup of the best Christmas stockings for your mantlepiece.

The best Christmas stockings

1

Star Embroidered Stocking, £10, Cox & Cox – Buy it now

Star Embroidered Stocking

2

Patience Brewster Ballerina Reindeer Christmas Stocking, £100, Fortnum and Mason – Buy it now

Patience Brewster Ballerina Reindeer Christmas Stocking
Wine Bottle Holder Advent Calendar

3

Whistler Christmas Stocking Red, £65, Tori Murphy – Buy it now

Whistler Christmas Stocking Red

4

Marching Guard Stocking, £79, Harrods – Buy it now

Marching Guard Stocking

5

Antares Star Christmas Stocking Black on Linen, £48, Tori Murphy – Buy it now

Antares Star Christmas Stocking Black on Linen

6

Christmas Tree Cotton Handknit Christmas Stocking, from £29, Chunkichilli – Buy it now

Christmas Tree Cotton Handknit Christmas Stocking

7

Pom Pom Felt Stocking, £34, West Elm – Buy it now

Pom Pom Felt Stocking
8

Liberty Christmas Stocking, £250, Velvet Linen – Buy it now

Liberty Christmas Stocking

9

Alpine Skier Stocking, £79, Harrods – Buy it now

Alpine Skier Stocking
10

White Mudcloth Christmas Stockings with Pom Poms, from £55.01, Etsy – Buy it now

White Mudcloth Christmas Stockings with Pom Poms

11

Felt Dalmatian Stocking, £19.95, & Keep – Buy it now

Felt Dalmatian Stocking

12

Jumbo Hand Knitted Stocking, £65, Not on the High Street – Buy it now

Jumbo Hand Knitted Stocking
13

Stocking with Stag, £60, Harrods – Buy it now

Stocking with Stag

14

Buds and Butterflies Stocking, £12, Lorna Syson – Buy it now

Buds and Butterflies Stocking
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