Modern Christmas Stockings

Hanging Christmas stockings from the mantel is something most of us have done since childhood. Even now as grown-ups, all of our family (including Mom, Dad and, of course, my corgis, Harry and Bertie) still wrap up Christmas Eve by setting our socks out in the hope that Santa will fill them.

While our Christmas Eve habits haven’t changed, Christmas stocking designs have.  In the style spotlight now are socks with a distinctly modern flair. Although Folk Art-inspired, the stockings above are spot-on trendy with their geometric-shaped embellishments.

Hable’s Upside Down Elf stocking is joyfully jolly and contemporary cool with its clean lines and happy elf graphic print.  $30.

Hand felted and hand appliqued of 100% sustainable wool felt, the Flower Power stocking delivers sock-it-to-me Sixties style.  $78.

The Winter Forest stocking depicts an idyllic winter scene in a chic contemporary palette of sky grey, silver and white.  $74.