Our Favorite Stockings for Baby’s First Christmas

It’s time to add another stocking to your mantel! Here, some extra-special options.
ByThe Bump Editors
November 11, 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 Xmas to-do list? We’re here to help. Below, shop this year’s cutest options for baby’s first Christmas stocking. We’ve rounded up a whole bunch of pretty and personalized picks—including ones you can reuse for their toddler years and beyond. (Psst: Once you’ve chosen a favorite, check out these baby stocking stuffers.)

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Sweet Bella Stationery Deer Baby’s First Christmas Stocking

This adorable find for baby’s first Christmas stocking has a super-sweet reindeer design. The burlap fabric gives this baby Christmas stocking a trendy, rustic vibe. Get it printed with their name for a special holiday keepsake.

Buy it: $19,

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Gift Boutique Personalized Baby’s First Christmas Stocking

Parents adore this personalized 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,

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Wondershop Fleece Shark Christmas Stocking in Light Blue & Navy

If you’re on the hunt for baby and toddler Christmas stockings, Target has tons of cute and playful designs. Why not tap into the kids’ trend of the century and pick up this “baby shark” Christmas stocking? It’s a fun and quirky option that’ll inspire festive sing-alongs.

Buy it: $15,

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MON AMI Merry Kitty Christmas Stocking

We love this whimsical pink kitty stocking. Adorned with a faux holly sprig and a Christmas hat, it’s the perfect baby girl Christmas stocking for animal-obsessed little ones.

Buy it: $30,

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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 become their toddler stocking.

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Buy it: $15,

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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,

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Amy Lucy Designs Baby First Christmas Stocking

This classy baby boy or girl Christmas stocking will make a great addition to your holiday decor. The simple and elegant design makes this a timeless choice for baby’s first stocking.

Buy it: $17,

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Wondershop Mini Cable Knit Christmas Stocking

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

Buy it: $5,

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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,

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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 the fabric is very durable.

Buy it: $30,

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Baby Boo’s Designs Pink and White Baby Christmas Stocking

Feeling fancy? Get your baby girl’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,

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Meri Meri Knitted Reindeer Stocking

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

Buy it: $45,

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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,” baby’s full name and the year. Now that’s a good keepsake.

Buy it: $22,

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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,

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MOD13 Pink Christmas Trees Embroidered Baby 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 that this stocking can be personalized with baby’s name to make it extra special?

Buy it: $45,

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Wondershop Sequin Mermaid Tail Christmas Stocking in Blue

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

Buy it: $15,

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L.L.Bean Classic Velvet Christmas Stocking

Looking for a simple option? This cute baby Christmas stocking comes in a classic plaid print, and the velvet fabric is undeniably Christmasy. Add baby’s name to elevate this stocking to a treasured family keepsake.

Buy it: $30,

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Bed Bath & Beyond Snowman Knit 20-Inch Christmas Stocking

Searching for a baby Christmas stocking with a homespun vibe? Try this cute and customizable knit stocking. It features a dreamy snowman motif alongside cheerful red pom-poms.

Buy it: $21,

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Mickey Mouse My 1st Christmas Holiday Stocking for Baby

Whether you’re shopping for a little girl or a baby boy, this Disney Christmas stocking is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The festive print and cheerful Mickey Mouse graphic are perfect for baby’s first Christmas stocking. Bonus: Add a personal touch and have your little one’s name embroidered on the cuff.

Buy it: $17,

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Millie Molly Designs First Christmas Stocking

This baby first Christmas stocking is as sweet as can be. The knitted grey stocking features a plush teddy bear complete with a Christmas hat. Personalize the stocking with baby’s name and the words “first Christmas” to complete the look.

Buy it: Starting from $14,

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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,

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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: $12,

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Pottery Barn Kids Baby’s First Snowman Classic Fair Isle 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 Isle-inspired snowman and hearts design.

Buy it: $35,

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