Our Favorite Picks for Baby’s First Christmas Stocking

It’s time to add another stocking to your mantel! Here, some extra-special options.
ByEmily Platt
Associate Editor
Aug 2020
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This Christmas is the merriest of all, because you have baby to celebrate with. That means it’s time to start new traditions that fully embrace your togetherness. There are so many ways to make this special year count, from taking family photos for holiday cards to buying baby their very own, inaugural Christmas stocking. Ready to cross the latter off your X-mas to-do list? We’re here to help. Below, shop this year’s cutest options for baby’s first Christmas stocking. We’ve roundup up a whole bunch of pretty and personalized picks—including ones you can reuse for their toddler years and beyond.

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Kitty and Bobo’s Designs Baby’s 1st Christmas Stocking

This adorable find for baby’s first Christmas stocking has a super-sweet elephant design. Get it printed with their name for a special holiday keepsake. You can even order the baby Christmas stocking with a matching Christmas tree ornament.

Buy it: Starting from $15, Etsy.com

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Gift Boutique Personalized Baby’s First Christmas Stocking

Parents adore this baby Christmas stocking, which includes a slot where you can insert a photo of your little one. The stocking is sold in either baby blue or pink, and it also comes with a coordinating toy-slash-ornament.

Buy it: $11, Amazon.com

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The Cotton & Canvas Company Baby’s First Christmas Cotton Canvas Stocking

This simple baby Christmas stocking has a folded cuff that’s decorated with the words “baby’s first Christmas,” plus a snowflake and evergreen tree. The best part is that the rest of the stocking serves as a blank canvas. If you’re feeling crafty, decorate it yourself. If you’re not, it looks lovely as-is.

Buy it: $10, CottonandCanvasCo.com

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Pottery Barn Kids Baby’s First Snowman Luxe Velvet Stocking

If you’re on the hunt for baby and toddler Christmas stockings, Pottery Barn is a tried-and-true source. The brand makes tons of beautiful, playful designs, but for baby’s first Christmas, we like this fun, personalizable pick.

Buy it: $30, PotteryBarnKids.com

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Lil’ Giggles Couture Personalized Baby’s First Christmas Dinosaur Stocking

Speaking of playful, this dinosaur baby stocking is absolutely a-roar-able. The cuff is customized with baby’s name, and it’s decorated with a darling pom-pom trim.

Buy it: $19, Etsy.com

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Wondershop Knit Monogram Striped Christmas Stocking

Don’t want something that actually says “baby’s first Christmas” on it? Target carries a handful of versatile, monogrammed options to choose from. This striped baby Christmas stocking can easily transition to be their toddler stocking.

Buy it: $13, Target.com

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Shutterfly Keyline Monogram Christmas Stocking

If you’re looking for a creative way to display your favorite photo of baby on the mantel, this is it. The custom stocking comes printed with a pretty, single-initial monogram and the snapshot of your choice. Because as all parents know, you simply can’t get enough of photos of your kids.

Buy it: $25, Shutterfly.com

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Sophia Victoria Joy Baby’s First Christmas Personalized Stocking

This classy baby Christmas stocking is as white as snow. Get the text in either a red, gold, silver or black font. Whatever you choose, the piece will fit right in with the rest of your decor.

Buy it: Starting from $20, Etsy.com

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Wondershop Mini Cable Knit Christmas Stocking

Now’s the time to embrace mini everything—so why not buy baby a mini Christmas stocking? This pint-sized pick will look uber-cute next to your adult-sized one.

Buy it: $4, Target.com

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Lillian Vernon Sleigh & Reindeer Heirloom Needlepoint Personalized Christmas Stocking

Another beloved baby and toddler Christmas stocking brand is Lillian Vernon. Choose from a range of gorgeous needlepoint designs for a stocking you’ll cherish for years and years—because that’s how long it’ll last.

Buy it: $45, LillianVernon.com

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L.L. Bean Christmas Needlepoint Stocking

We also love L.L.Bean’s personalized Christmas stockings, which are a little more affordable. The colors are bright, the designs are cheerful and fabric is very durable.

Buy it: $30, LLBean.com

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Baby Boos Baby’s First Christmas Stocking

Feeling fancy? Get baby’s first Christmas stocking accented with faux fur. Bonus: You get to choose which direction the toe points, so if you’re hanging it on your mantel, it’ll face the same way as the rest of your stockings.

Buy it: $30, Etsy.com

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Fabelab Silly Fawn Animal Christmas Stocking

For a super-unique baby Christmas stocking, spring for this whimsical one shaped like a baby deer. It’s bound to become a talking piece when you have guests over this holiday season.

Buy it: $40, TheTot.com

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Bed Bath & Beyond Baby’s First Christmas Personalized Christmas Stocking

There’s nothing like a little velvet to luxe up any baby Christmas stocking. This one comes embroidered with the words “baby’s first Christmas stocking,” baby’s full name and the year. Now that’s a good keepsake.

Buy it: $27, BedBathBeyond.com

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Shutterfly Chinle Personalized Christmas Stocking

Santa won’t have any trouble figuring out who this stocking belongs to! It displays baby’s name in big letters surrounded by a cool geometric pattern.

Buy it: $25, Shutterfly.com

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Pearhead Christmas Stocking

Baby’s first Christmas stocking shouldn’t just be a memento. This jumbo stocking is large enough to fit your munchkin inside for the ultimate (read: totally Instagrammable) photo-op. Did we mention the awesome pom-pom trim?

Buy it: $13, Pearhead.com

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World Market Mermaid Tail-Shaped Felted Wool Christmas Stocking

Really want to set baby’s first Christmas stocking apart? Shop from World Market’s exclusive collection of uniquely-shaped options. (There’s are mermaid, unicorn and rocketship versions, among others.) Come toddlerhood, your kid will really, really love their stocking.

Buy it: $25, WorldMarket.com

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Sweet Bella Stationery Baby’s First Christmas Stocking

This rustic burlap and linen pick comes printed with the year, baby’s name and an adorable illustration of a little bear wrapped in Christmas lights.

Buy it: $19, Etsy.com

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Pottery Barn Kids Baby’s First Snowman Classic Fair Aisle Stocking

If style is your priority when it comes to decorating your fireplace, try this knit baby Christmas stocking. The solid-red fold is embroidered with the words, “baby’s first Christmas.” The rest of the stocking is patterned with a Fair Aisle-inspired snowman and hearts design.

Buy it: $35, PotteryBarnKids.com

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Sferra Baby Boy Needlepoint Stocking

Willing to splurge on a baby Christmas stocking intended to last a lifetime? Try Sferra’s nostalgic designs. This one features a dreamy needlepoint scene of a baby spotting Santa in his sleigh. There’s no need to swap it out when your kid gets older—it celebrates the sentiment that everyone is full of childish wonder around Christmastime.

Buy it: Starting from $80, NeimanMarcus.com

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Walmart Baby Boy’s or Girl’s 1st Christmas Personalized Christmas Stocking

This cute baby stocking has a pop-up design of a bib- and Santa hat-wearing bear. While stockings aren’t meant to be toys, baby can still enjoy stroking the soft, textured fabric with your supervision. Plus, you can personalize the cuff with their name and the year.

Buy it: $20, Walmart.comPublished October 2019

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