Christmas décor and getting your home ready for the holidays has become as much a part of the build-up to the big day as advent calendars and holiday parties (albeit the latter being most likely on Zoom this year.)
And how you decorate your home says quite a lot about you as a person. Are you a freshly cut pine or artificial tree kind of person? Do you go full-blown Christmas tacky or stick to a monochrome palette to enhance your carefully chosen interiors? And then there is the very important question around what kind of Christmas stocking do you hang?
Mariah Carey has a lot to answer for in our opinion. Year after year, we listen to her croon “All I want for Christmas is Yoooooouuuu” and although we agree with the sentiment in theory , we kind of also really want a filled Christmas stocking on the big day. It’s not that we’re expecting luxury gifts to be filling it to the brim but, even as adults, is there anything better than opening some quirky, thoughtfully chosen and sometimes just silly stocking fillers?
Because even if we’re a person who thinks they have everything, Christmas stockings are as much part of festive tradition as an annual Christmas movie binge or sniffling at the John Lewis Christmas ad – and one we take *quite* seriously.
Whilst our Christmas stocking edit is filled with only the most stylish (would you expect anything else?) there’s certainly a design for all tastes, ready to await Santa and his reindeers. If your Christmastide ornaments err on the side of traditional, this set of two stockings from Amazon will fit in perfectly as would this sparkly snowflake style.
If you’re opting to decorate in a neutral colour scheme this year, the White Company’s luxurious faux fur style will complement your décor seamlessly but we’ve also got maxamilists covered – who said you can’t have a leopard print stocking after all?
If you’re concerned about pointing Santa in the right direction on Christmas eve, personalised stockings have taken off in recent years and retailers including Selfridges, Amazon and Not on the Highstreet have a great selection. Options including this scandi style design or traditional snowman boot, will make sure your sister knows exactly whose presents are whose.
Besides is there anything more Insta worthy than a family line up of personalised stockings hung from the fireplace? If you’ve been very good this year and are expecting a few extra gifts on Christmas morning, a sack like this might be more appropriate to handle your festive bounty.
We suggest getting in the Christmas season ahead of time and shopping from the most stylish stocking edit below. Order one as a pre- Yuletide pressie for a loved one, or self gift one to yourself – after all, once it’s on display your partner/family/friends won’t be able to miss the hint that it won’t fill itself.