The 10 best stocking holders to complete your Christmas display (mantle or not)

From purely functional to over-the-top, the following hooks and holders will keep those precious stockings secure on your mantle.

Wondershop Faceted Mirror Stocking Holder
(Image credit: Target)

Christmas is coming, and if you haven't strung up your Christmas stockings, we're going to assume it's because you've yet to find the perfect stocking holder to complete your holiday mantle decor. While stockings hold a sentimental value that you reach for year after year, stocking holders are an easy and small way to renew your mantle display each year. 

Even though nails "get the job done," they surely can damage your mantle, and are far from festive.   Rather, we found some gorgeous and functional stocking holder designs to elevate your mantle display to next level, and most importantly, keep all the treasures hidden inside each family member's stocking safe and secure. However,  we can't guarantee those hooks will stop prying eyes from taking a peek at what's inside.

And if you don't have an actual mantle to hang stockings on, we've found some alternative ideas for you to try too. 

Discover our favorite stocking holders that will suit a range of decor vibes from a minimalist Scandi-inspired moment to a cozy and rustic display, and of course every design style in between.

In need of more holiday ideas, be sure to check out our Holiday Hub for the latest in holiday decor, gifts and recipes.  

A classic and unassuming option

Haute Decor The Original MantleClip Stocking Holder

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Starry-eyed for this gorgeous design

Wondershop Faceted Mirror Stocking Holder

(Image credit: Target)

Personalize your mantle with photos of the fam

Hagen Picture Frame Stocking Holder - Set of 2

(Image credit: Pottery Barn)

The cutest dear family adorning your mantle

Wondershop Silver Deer Family Christmas Stocking Holder Set

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A minimalist, modern pick 

metal stocking holder

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A sweet touch that looks good enough to eat

Candy Cane Classic Rope Stocking Holder

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Go for something that sparkles

Frontgate snowflake stocking holder

(Image credit: Frontgate)

A little whimsy for your mantle (or a shelf or tabletop)

Sleigh Stocking Holder

(Image credit: Anthropologie)

Merry and Bright even with no mantle in sight

White Merry and Bright Christmas Stocking Holder

(Image credit: Kirkland's)

Decorative adhesive hooks to save the day

Command 17034MB-2ES Medium Matte Black Decorative, 2 Hooks

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