Good things come in small packages, and they’re even better when you find them in one of these Christmas stockings. From personalized Christmas stockings to ones you can find on Etsy, we’ve found a style for every elf on your shelf. Keep reading for our favorite Christmas stockings for kids and families.

Glitter Swirl Name Stocking

With your name scrolled so prettily across the front of this stocking—chosen from a dazzling array of glittery colors—even Santa will think you're on the nice list. Pick a color for each family member, and you've got yourself one magnificent mantel.

Available from Personal Creations, $29.99.

Knitted Christmas Stocking

These hand-knit stockings are as classic as they are sizable. With tree, snowflake and reindeer motifs—plus options for your pup or kitty—they coordinate without being overly matchy. Plus, did we mention the pom-poms? Perfection. 

Available on Etsy, $24.61.

Wayfair White Sweater Pom Pom Christmas Stocking

If your family loves to travel or embraces a boho vibe, these colorful stockings from Wayfair with pom pom detail are right up your chimney—wait. We mean alley. 

Available at Wayfair, $24.99.

Whimsical Knit Stocking

Add a touch of whimsy to your mantel with these brightly patterned knit stockings. Available in polka dots, stripes, and chevrons, you can create the holiday cheer-scape of your choosing. 

Available from Walmart, $13.59.

Mermaid Tail Flip Sequin Stockings

Want to make a splash on Christmas morning? These stockings are a safe bet for getting exactly what you want. With flip sequins and a rainbow of color options, these stockings are anything but fishy.

Available on Amazon, $29.95.

Yeti Fuzzy Stocking

Send your Christmas morning cuteness factor straight through the roof with these fuzzy Yeti. This guy's furry face and whimsical scarf will ensure that the fireplace mantel isn't just fun on Christmas morning.

Available from Target, $15.

Needlepoint Personalized Christmas Stocking

These classic needlepoint stockings offer a catalog of themes—from trains to woodland critters, and everything, in between—and the coolest thing about them is that they're hand-stitched in 100% wool. Can someone say "heirloom?" These will be around for a generation or two. 

Available at Land's End, $34.95.

Personalized Classic Velvet Stockings - Red with Ivory Cuff

Clean, classic, and cheerful, we love these red velvet stockings with a personalized white cuff—especially since they come in multiple sizes. Choose the right size for your family's typical stocking haul, or mix it up for some mantel mischief. 

Available at Pottery Barn, $7 to $27.50. 

Kim Seybert Holiday Charm Stocking

For a splurge-worthy stocking, you can't find one better than this bejeweled and bedazzling line by Kim Seybert for Neiman Marcus. Besides, when you have a stocking this fancy, does it really matter what Santa leaves inside it? 

Available from Neiman Marcus, $148.

Disney Inspired Stockings

Your family will be doing the hot dog dance all season long with these cute Disney stockings dangling from your mantel. Choose from various Disney-fonts like Star Wars, classic Walt, Haunted Mansion and more.

Available on Etsy, $17 & up.

Birdie Stockings

A little birdie told me that someone was going to be on the nice list this year, and guess what? With stockings this sweet, your crew will be tweeting about them well before Christmas morning. Hand made of cotton and adorned with rick-rack and pom-poms, you'll be sad to pack these decorations up come 2021.

Available on Etsy, $30.

Velvet Stockings

These velvet and cotton stockings come in muted colors like pink, gray and white if you don't want to go the traditional Christmas colors route. 

Available on Etsy, $18.75.

Peek-a-Boo Light Up Stockings

Just in case you're worried that Santa might overlook your stockings, these adorable blinking light stockings will help you sleep a little more soundly on Christmas Eve. With battery packs that can be turned off when you're not around, they will raise the excitement level of any child by about 1000% leading up to the main event. 

Available from Personal Creations, $39.99.

Elf Stockings

This elfin-style stocking comes with either stripes with polka dots, or polka dots with stripes, and is just what a family with mischievous little elves needs this holiday season. Full of whimsy, these will pull their weight in holding plenty of magic for your merrymakers on Christmas morning. 
Available on Caught 'Ya Lookin, $35.99. 

Reindeer Face Classic Fair Isle Stocking

When you have a herd of kiddos, what's better than assigning them each a Reindeer-is-my-animal-spirit stocking in the softest sherpa materials? The personalization ensures that everyone will have their own stocking on Christmas morning, and paired with the Santa-themed stocking in the same line by Pottery Barn Kids, you could create an entire vignette on your mantel. Because you have loads of spare time, right? It's only the holidays. 

Available at Pottery Barn Kids, $27. 

Sports Stockings

Parents of sporty sprouts, stand up and cheer! These sports-themed stockings don't need personalization when you have kids who play on different fields. At such a reasonable price, you can buy them for the entire team. 

Available on Amazon, $7.99.

Heat Pressed Personalized Stocking with Sequins

Calling all families with tweens! This little dream-come-true is available in a gingerbread girl motif as well as a fairy elf one, and they're both destined to delight the not-so-young-set. 

Available on Etsy, $39.99.

—Shelley Massey

Featured image: Chris Brooks via Unsplash


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Editor’s Note: Prices and availability were accurate at the time of publication. 

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