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.
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2. Go for neutral colours and a Scandi pattern
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.