13 best Christmas stockings and sacks

Browse through our pick of the most stylish Christmas stockings and sacks

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Wondering where to put all those presents? No more space under the tree? Well, what about the good old Christmas stocking? We've picked the sturdiest and prettiest options – not only will they hold all your pressies, but they also will look amazing as part of your Christmas home decorating scheme

We've also thrown in a couple of Christmas sacks for good measure – in case you've gone a bit crazy on presents this year, and no stocking is big enough to accommodate all you've bought. 

And if you're wondering what to fill your stockings with, we have the best Christmas stocking fillers.

1. Go for a personalised twist on the traditional stocking

If you're going for traditional red Christmas stockings, why not add a personalised touch with your loved ones' initials? 

The Monogrammed Christmas Stockings from The Handmade Christmas Co. are made from glitter hessian – both traditional and glamorous. 

The Handmade Christmas Co. Christmas stockings

(Image: © The Handmade Christmas Co.)

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2. Go for neutral colours and a Scandi pattern

Going for a Scandi decorating scheme this Christmas? Now there is a perfect Christmas stocking to match – the Grey Christmas Stocking by Linen Hearts, available at Etsy.

Grey Christmas Stocking by Linen Hearts, available at Etsy.

(Image: © Etsy)

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3. Choose a natural hessian option

If you prefer something textured and natural-looking, hessian is your best bet. These Artisan Stockings by Minna's Room are 100 per cent hessian. Available from Not On The High Street. 

Artisan Stockings by Minna's Room

(Image: © Not On The High Street)

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4. An organic cotton stocking for the eco-conscious

For those who want a more sustainable Christmas, organic cotton is a great choice. It helps that these Organic Stockings by Meri Meri are so easy on the eye. Available from Smallable. 

If you like this idea, see our tips for having an eco Christmas and our eco gift guide.

Organic cotton or felt Christmas stocking by Meri Meri

(Image: © Idyll Home)

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5. Choose a stocking with a stylish Christmas print

Want an Instagram-worthy Christmas stocking that's both practical and uber-stylish? The Holly & Berry Christmas Stocking by Sophie Allport fits the bill. 

Holly & Berry Christmas Stocking £15.00 by Sophie Allport

(Image: © Sophie Allport)

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6. Make a design feature from embroidered stockings

Speaking of stylish stockings, why pick plain, when you can have appliqué and embroidery? Display them proudly anywhere in the house – Christmas decorating sorted. We love the hand-embroidered Christmas Stockings from Jan Constantine – you'll want to keep them for next year, too.

Jan Constantine Christmas Stockings

(Image: © Jan Constantine)

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7. Choose a cute animal print for kids' presents

Children will love this cute and fun Penguin stocking from B&Q  – it's a bargain, too, at only £5. There are tons of Christmas tree decorations that kids will love in our guide, plus don't miss our gifts for girls and pressies for boys, too.

Felt Character Stocking Penguin Family from B&Q

(Image: © B&Q)

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8. Lots of presents? Swap the stocking for a sack

Presents won't fit in a stocking? Not to worry – just choose a handsome Christmas sack instead. Our pick is the substantial Personalised Chunky Knit Santa Sack by Lauren Aston designs, available from Not On The High Street. 

Personalised Chunky Knit Santa Sack by Lauren Aston designs

(Image: © Not On The High Street)

9. Pick a minimalist – and recyclable – Christmas sack

Don't like reusing the same Christmas stockings/sacks year after year? Pick a chic paper version; it'll look contemporary and cool, and is easy to recycle after Christmas. Our favourite is the Custom Xmas Sack by Firastudio, available from Etsy.

Custom Xmas Sack by Firastudio

(Image: © Etsy)

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10. Choose a sturdy and re-usable hessian sack

If, on the other hand, you love the idea of reusing – and maybe even repurposing – your Christmas sacks, choose hessian as the most durable option. They have a rustic charm to them, too, and will fit into any Christmas decorating scheme. 

We like the Vintage Christmas Sack by Minna's Room, available at Not On The High Street. 

Vintage Christmas Sack by Minna's Room

(Image: © Not On The High Street)

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11. Go wild with animal print Christmas stockings

Want a change from the sea of red, white and green? The animal print stockings by Jan Constantine are playful and fun, and don't worry, they're made from velvet. Available at Amara. 

Animal print stockings by Jan Constantine

(Image: © Jan Constantine)

12. Delight the children with animal face stockings

Everyone is excited to see what's in their Christmas stocking, but children especially so. Make opening their Christmas pressies that extra bit more magical with these super-cute Dress Up Animal Felt Christmas Stockings by Clara and Macy, available at Not On The High Street.

Dress Up Animal Felt Christmas Stockings by Clara and Macy

(Image: © Not On The High Street)

13. Go grey for an on-trend stocking design

You really can't go wrong with grey, an on-trend colour that works with any decorating style. The Personalised Snowflake Christmas Stocking from Not On The High Street is the perfect choice for the style-conscious.

Personalised Snowflake Christmas Stocking

(Image: © Not On The High Street)

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