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Baby’s First Stocking

Baby's First Christmas Stocking hanging on the hearth

Baby’s First Stocking

If your little one is celebrating their first Christmas this year, you're obviously in pursuit to make it the most magical experience of their young life. One important component in that is your baby's first stocking. Perhaps you want a hand-knitted one. Perhaps you want their name embroidered on it. Perhaps you want one that's simple and small. There is no right answer — it's what YOU want for your child. In that spirit, we have selected a variety of Christmas stockings to celebrate Baby's first Christmas to help you find the perfect option for your little one.

What to Put in Baby's First Stocking

First things first. Before you purchase your stocking, think about the things you'll put in it. If you plan to only put a few small toys inside it, then you won't need a gigantic stocking — you'll want something on the smaller side. On the other hand, if you plan to put tons of fun things for Baby to discover, you'll want to make sure you have a Christmas stocking large enough to accommodate all of the goodies.

With that in mind, here are a few stocking stuffer ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Pacifiers/pacifier clip
  • Sippy cups
  • Onesies
  • Baby socks
  • Lovie
  • Snack cups
  • Bibs
  • Teething bracelet or necklace
  • Rattle
  • Carseat toy
  • Baby spoons/forks
  • Snacks
  • Baby books
  • Bath toys
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Brush
  • Bows/clips
  • Hat/cap

Now that you know what you'll be putting in your Baby's first stocking, let's talk about the stocking itself. If Granny knits your little bundle of joy a stocking, you're all set. But if not, here are some adorable stockings available to buy — at a variety of sizes and price points. Take a look!

Baby's First Stocking

Pottery Barn Kids Classic Fair Isle Stocking

Leave it to Pottery Barn Kids to have a collection of classic Christmas stockings. We're particularly smitten with the Fair Isle Stocking, which comes in a variety of options. Choose the classic pattern, or opt for one with a face — Santa, polar bear, reindeer, etc. Each stocking is made of a wool/polyester blend and lined in a poly/cotton blend material. Colored with environmentally safe dyes, this stocking will stand the test of time. Get it for $39.50; personalization is available for an additional fee.

Baby's First Christmas Stocking from Pottery Barn Kids
Pottery Barn Kids Classic Fair Isle Stockings, $39.50 each (personalization available for an additional fee) | Image: Pottery Barn Kids

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Santa Christmas Stocking

For a no-fuss stock for Baby's first Christmas, this personalized Christmas stocking from Amazon delivers. The velvet material is super soft and has perfectly seasonal vibe. Choose from a Santa or snowman option, and then customize it by selecting your font style and thread color. Find it for $29.95.

Baby's First Christmas Stocking from Amazon
Personalized Christmas stocking from Amazon, $29.95 | Image: Amazon

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L.L. Bean Christmas Needlepoint Stocking

For a truly classic Christmas stocking to stand the test of the time, the L.L. Bean Christmas Needlepoint Stocking, for $29.95, is ideal. The Cotton front and Cotton/Velvet back brings a touch of whimsy to the hearth with seasonal scenes, such as Christmas trees, woodland creatures, dog sleds, winter cabins and more. Get it personalized with up to 10 characters.

Baby's First Christmas Stocking from L.L. Bean
L.L. Bean Christmas Needlepoint Stocking, $29.95 | Image: L.L. Bean

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Etsy Kids Monogrammed Stocking

This soft acrylic Christmas stocking, found on Etsy, looks SO cozy, you may want to slide it onto your own feet. But at least wait till after Christmas. Buy the stocking on its own for $13.98, or add on a monogram, name or icon for an additional fee. While the stockings come in only three colors, you can choose from a variety of fonts and thread colors to make it one-of-a-kind.

Baby's First Christmas Stocking from Etsy
Acrylic Christmas stocking, $13.98 (monogramming available for an additional fee) | Image: Etsy

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Cotton & Canvas Baby's First Christmas Cotton Canvas Stocking

For an eco-friendly option, Cotton & Canvas' Baby's First Christmas Cotton Canvas Stocking is the way to go! Measuring 17 inches in height and 8.5 inches in width, this stocking is made of durable cotton canvas and comes in a natural color. It's machine-washable and made in the U.S. — it's a feel-good stocking, for sure! Find it for $11.99.

Baby's First Christmas Stocking from Cotton & Canvas
Cotton & Canvas' Baby's First Christmas Cotton Canvas Stocking, $11.99 | Image: Cotton & Canvas

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MerryStockings Wool Christmas Stocking

Another classic Christmas stocking option is this wool stocking from MerryStockings. Totally American-made, the wool is grown in Nebraska, the stocking is knit in Iowa, and it's hand-finished with custom embroidery in Minnesota. Measuring 21 inches high and 7 inches in width, this beautiful stocking can hold a bevy of fun gifts for Baby. Find it for $69.99.

Baby's First Christmas Stocking from MerryStockings
MerryStockings wool Christmas stocking, $69.99 | Image: MerryStockings

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Neiman Marcus Personalized Striped Loop Candy Stocking – $165

For a more playful, modern option, this Neiman Marcus Striped Loop Candy Stocking for $165 brings a touch of whimsy to your Christmas decor. The handmade stocking featuring velvet and taffeta trim, is incredibly roomy at 19.5 inches in length. If you want it personalized, the generous cuff size can accommodate up to 9 characters. At $165, it's a bit on the pricy side, but consider it a special purchase for this very special occasion!

Baby's First Christmas Stocking from Neiman Marcus
Neiman Marcus Personalized Striped Loop Candy Stocking, $165 | Image: Neiman Marcus

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