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Holiday & Christmas Stockings

As legend has it, the Christmas stocking became a tradition when a kind and wealthy man named Nicholas, known for his generosity, wanted to secretly lend a helping hand to a widower and his three daughters. After the family had gone to sleep for the night, Saint Nicholas quietly put gold coins in the girls’ stockings they’d hung to dry. Since then, children around the world have been hanging stockings or leaving their shoes out, excitedly waiting for Santa Claus to fill them with goodies. In your home, you may have special traditions involving Christmas stockings, or perhaps you’re looking to start your own. At Pottery Barn, we understand the value of family traditions and have a collection of Christmas stockings just waiting to become your holiday keepsakes.


From delicate stockings of velvet, embroidery and cableknit to hardier choices such as plaid, faux fur and animated caricatures, we offer a variety of holiday and Christmas stockings to appeal to each person’s tastes. All stockings can of course be monogrammed, for that touch of anticipation that lets each child and adult alike know which stocking is holding their Christmas treasures. Choose from seven different script styles – such as lacy cursive, classic type print and bold block style – with multiple thread color options. Personalize each stocking with up to nine characters displayed across the middle of the stocking cuff.


Our velvet stockings give a soft touch to your mantelpiece, shelf or wherever you’d like the special stocking spot in your home to be. Velvet stockings are red, green or ivory, with a cuff in a contrasting color. Choose channel quilted velvet for plush stockings, shiny velvet for a glimmering texture or printed velvet in a paisley bedding pattern. Crewel embroidered stockings give you a choice of classic Christmas symbols hand stitched on each. Select a nutcracker, sleigh bells or Christmas tree, or perhaps Santa and one or two of his reindeer. Let each family member choose their own, or pick out a gift for that special someone.


Stocking sizes are generally 20-24" long, or choose smaller stockings that are closer to 15" long. Each has a loop at the top for hanging on a hook or stocking holder. Our faux fur stockings emulate white sheepskin, brown bear fur, ivory alpaca and more for a natural look to your holiday stockings. We also have wool stockings in classic plaid patterns as well as homespun chunky knit stockings that have a soft, textural feel. Your individual choice of Christmas stockings add a happy tradition to your holiday festivities that you and your family will revisit each year when it’s time once again to decorate for the holidays.