One of the Christmas traditions that I love most is hanging stockings along the mantel. We even have a stocking for our dog, Bella. As a family grows, it’s fun to see the number of stockings increase. At my in-laws’ house, the entire mantel is covered from end to end with matching red and white stockings monogrammed for each family member. I can remember being a child at my grandparents’ house and excitedly waiting to dive into our hand-knitted stockings. Santa never disappointed, filling our stockings with things like chocolates, small gifts, and even an orange down in the toe representing the legend of St. Nicholas. Opening your stocking was like a preview to the main event later.
Even though we are adults, my mother still enjoys secretly placing gifts into mine and my husband’s stockings. She always remembers treats and toys for Bella, too.
Stockings are the easiest way to inject some fun and whimsy into your gifting. You could even choose a theme for stocking gifts like vintage toys and games or white elephant. Go for something unexpected that the recipient would never choose for themselves and watch their face light up. Leave room in the stocking for Santa’s gifts, too. 😉
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1 – This thermal travel coffee mug will keep beverages hot and remind you that you can tackle anything – after you’ve had your coffee, of course.
2 – Bookworms will love this cute bookmark shaped like a fashionable pair of sunnies.
3 – This carry-on champagne cocktail kit combines my two favorite things – bubbly and bears!
4 – You can never have too many plaid blanket scarves.
5 – I could have this home ambience diffuser in every room of the house. It lasts forever and smells amazing!
6 – Speaking of things that smell good, every girl needs a great scent and this eau de parfum is perfectly travel size!
7 – This Westie leather coin purse is perfect for all those Euro coins I accumulate when we travel. It’s also just incredibly cute!
8 – These drop earrings could be the star of the stocking. They go with everything from New Year’s to next year.
9 – This trio of nail polishes is perfect for the girl who loves to pamper herself in gorgeous neutrals.
10 – There should never be a shortage of wine openers in your home. This golden key bottle opener and corkscrew will dress up any bar cart.
11 – I would love this set of honey skin masks, especially with the toll the weather takes on my skin this time of year.
12 – Key chains are not just for keys anymore. Clip this selfie button key charm to a backpack or tote for an instant update.
13 – This mini notebook and pen set easily goes from stocking to purse so you’re always prepared to jot down great ideas or make a quick list.
14 – Bath bombs that come in a cocktail shaker? Yes, please!
15 – This hydrating tinted lip balm pulls double duty providing moisture and color.
16 – Add a little something sweet to someone’s stocking with champagne bears!
17 – Every girl needs a trinket tray. I always need a spot for my everyday jewelry and this dreamy ceramic tray is so pretty.
What are some of your favorite stocking gifts (to give or receive)?
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xo – Erin
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