The excitement is building, but have you bought the ultimate finishing touch? Where will Santa leave the presents if you haven’t hung your stocking? Exactly. So scroll below for the pick of the best Christmas stockings…

In a volatile world, we instinctively return to comfort and things that make us feel safe. Traditions ground us; they may come from our childhood, and there’s nothing more innocent and childlike than hanging your stocking and leaving a mince pie out for Father Christmas on Christmas Eve. So, unsurprisingly, there’s a huge demand for vintage and retro decorations to go on our trees and our mantelpieces and theme resonates in the selection of knitted stockings and velvet Santa sacks.

Rebecca Udall’s pom pom styles are timeless and so beautifully decadent, as are House of Hackney’s Woodstock and Anaconda drawstring sacks in a more contemporary way. While traditional Santa emblazoned styles, like the John Lewis one, are perfect for the kids, designers such as Tori Murphy, Tuck It In Quilts and Chalk, are embracing more neutral or calming shades and prints.

Ultimately, there’s a style for everyone from the glamorous at Selfridges to the quirky, trend-led iterations from Casa By Paboy. But will you choose to match your own home decor or the personality of your loved ones. The choice is over to you…

The Christmas Stockings

The Santa Sacks

For The Kids

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