The 13 Most Unique Stockings Available This Year

by Colleen Stinchcombe
Dec 15, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET

"And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care…" We love that poem, even if some of us have never had chimneys to hang our stockings by. It hasn’t stopped tons of people from finding a place to hang them every year so Santa can fill them with small goodies. I mean, where else are we going to get a year’s supply of ChapStick and cozy socks?

According to legend, the tradition started with children using their actual socks. Now we’ve got massive foot-shaped bags specifically for the holidays. An excellent stocking not only holds sweet trinkets from your loved ones but also says a little something about your personality or sense of style. Whether you’ve used the same stocking forever or change it up on a regular basis, if you’re looking to upgrade your (and maybe your family’s) stocking to something a little more personal, check out these unique options.

1 /13: Fox stocking

1/13 :Fox stocking

Christmas animal stocking, fox, $39 at FaBeLab

2 /13: Faux-fur stocking

2/13 :Faux-fur stocking

Faux-fur stocking, $38 at Anthropologie

3 /13: 'Harry Potter' stocking

3/13 :'Harry Potter' stocking

Harry Potter stocking, $15 at ThinkGeek

4 /13: Stuffed animal stockings

4/13 :Stuffed animal stockings

Stuffed animal stockings, $20 at Pottery Barn Kids

5 /13: Monogrammed pom-pom stocking

5/13 :Monogrammed pom-pom stocking

Pommed monogram stocking, $38 on Anthropologie

6 /13: Bear stocking

6/13 :Bear stocking

Polar bear stocking, $20 at Not on the High Street

7 /13: Modern stockings

7/13 :Modern stockings

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ stockings, $13 at Target

8 /13: Emoji stocking

8/13 :Emoji stocking

Emoji Christmas stocking, $14 at YeshorraDesignz/Etsy

9 /13: Quilted stocking

9/13 :Quilted stocking

Quilted Christmas stocking, $20 at CornerPostQuilting/Etsy

10 /13: Pizza stocking

10/13 :Pizza stocking

Pizza lover’s Christmas stocking, $18 at SpunSugrr/Etsy

11 /13: 'Star Wars' stockings

11/13 :'Star Wars' stockings

Star Wars stockings, $18 at Pottery Barn Kids

12 /13: Mermaid stocking

12/13 :Mermaid stocking

Mermaid tail Christmas stocking, $25 at mermaidbythebay/Etsy

13 /13: Coastal stockings

13/13 :Coastal stockings

Starfish coastal jute stocking, $24 at Wayfair