Christmas morning just wouldn't be the same without a stuffed-to-the-brim stocking, full of candy, tiny toys, and lots of cheer. Your kids love them because they start the gift frenzy on Christmas morning; you love them because they buy you time to drink your morning coffee before your lil ones are begging to unwrap gifts. Line your fireplace with some of the coolest stockings we've seen this season, and you'll have a whole new reason to appreciate your stockings — the great style they add to your home for the holidays!
If you can't hang your stockings on the mantel, there are plenty of other spots to display this Christmas decorating essential. Stumped for ideas? Then see how these clever holiday decorators added stockings to their mantel-free homes.
Given the variety of beautiful, modern stockings currently on the market, it's clear that hanging Christmas stockings isn't a kids-only affair. While the appeal of these simple and pretty Hable Elegant Eyelet Stockings ($48) may be lost on a toddler, they're perfect for an adult household.
What's your tradition? Do you hang stockings for the over-18 set at your house?
Now, most of you plan to treat a pet to a little something extra for the holidays, but how many of you have a stocking on the mantle for furry faces in addition to the human ones? (I'll clue you in on a little secret: if the answer is "yes," check back for my small gift ideas for dogs and cats later this week!)
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Opening stockings and seeing my friends and family open their gifts are probably my two favorite elements of Christmas. My family is always spoiled with enormous, brimming Christmas stockings. Our stocking stuffers are a mix of drugstore-variety essentials like Chapstick and socks, and a bit pricier things like special votives, coasters, and kitchen wares. So for this stocking stuffer guide, I tried to keep to my typical budget of $25 or less. I'd pick a couple "higher-end" things that stand out to you, and then mix in the fun and cheap-o finds.
Don't have a Christmas stocking yet? Or just want to upgrade yours to something prettier? Be sure to check out my roundup of designer Christmas stockings! And check out all of our other gift guides here!
The best part of a Christmas stocking may be what it's filled with, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't still look good hanging on your mantel! I've rounded up a few very fancy Christmas stockings for you. Be it handmade with designer fabrics or made by a famous face or textile company, you're in for a treat.
It happens every time. The big day has finally arrived and all sorts of bridal emergencies occur. A loose button, a broken zipper, a stain — help! It's up to you to make the bride's day go as smoothly and as possible, after all, it's her day to shine above the rest.
No need to fret future bridesmaids. Here is the ultimate wedding-day survival kit that will help you save the bride in all types of last-minute, wedding-day snafus. Have fun, drink up, and be married!
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