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Our Favorite Picks for Baby's First Christmas Stocking

Celebrate baby’s first Christmas with a sweet and festive stocking.
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By Martina Garvey, E-Commerce Editor
Updated November 4, 2022
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If you have a new arrival this year, then this Christmas is sure to be the merriest of all. It’s also a great time to start new traditions that are meaningful to your growing family. There are so many ways to celebrate this special time of the year, from taking family photos for holiday cards to buying baby’s first Christmas stocking.

Ready to cross the latter off your lengthy holiday to-do list? Let us help! Here, you’ll find 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.)

Quilted Stocking

Pottery Barn Quilted Christmas Stocking Collection
Pottery Barn Quilted Christmas Stocking Collection
Image: Pottery Barn

With 32 adorable designs to choose from, there’s something for every personality when you choose a Pottery Barn classic quilted stocking as baby’s first Christmas stocking. Crafted with durable cotton and polyester, and featuring an attractive gingham edge atop a white cuff, these stockings are built to last many seasons. For an extra price, you can also have it personalized by including a monogram or baby’s full name.

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Reindeer Stocking

Sweet Bella Stationery Deer Baby’s First Christmas Stocking
Sweet Bella Stationery Deer Baby’s First Christmas Stocking
Image: Sweet Bella Stationery | Etsy
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Etsy |$18.50

This cute find for baby’s first Christmas stocking has a super-sweet reindeer design. The burlap fabric gives this pick a trendy, rustic vibe. Make it an extra-special holiday keepsake by having it printed with baby's name.

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Monogrammed Stocking

Wondershop Knit Striped Monogram Christmas Stocking
Wondershop Knit Striped Monogram Christmas Stocking
Image: Target
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Target |$15

Looking for something that can last beyond baby’s first Christmas? Target carries a handful of versatile, monogrammed options to choose from. This striped baby Christmas stocking has tons of five-star reviews and easily transitions to become a toddler stocking.

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Mouse Stocking

Lillian Vernon Personalized Embroidered Snowman Stocking by Stephen Joseph
Lillian Vernon Personalized Embroidered Snowman Stocking by Stephen Joseph
Image: Lillian Vernon

Another beloved baby and toddler Christmas stocking brand is Lillian Vernon. Choose from a range of gorgeous needlepoint or embroidery designs like a dinosaur, snowman or mermaid. We personally love this Christmas mouse version, but whatever you choose for your little one, it’s sure to be a stocking you’ll cherish for years and years—because that’s just how long it’ll last.

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Needlepoint Stocking

L.L.Bean Christmas Needlepoint Stocking
L.L.Bean Christmas Needlepoint Stocking
Image: L. L. Bean
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L. L. Bean |$29.95

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 super durable.

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Patterned Stocking

Abbey Luby 12 Days of Christmas Navy Liberty of London Christmas Stocking
Abbey Luby 12 Days of Christmas Navy Liberty of London Christmas Stocking
Image: Maisonette
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Maisonette |$95

Designed and crafted in the United States, this luxe stocking makes the perfect option for baby’s first Christmas stocking—especially if you’re looking for something stylish for your home. It features a beautiful patterned fabric, along with a coordinating velvet cuff and a cotton batting to ensure it keeps its shape over the years. Give it a special touch by having it monogrammed with baby’s initials.

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Stocking and Sock Monkey Set

Gift Boutique Personalized Baby’s First Christmas Stocking
Gift Boutique Personalized Baby’s First Christmas Stocking
Image: Amazon
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Amazon|$10.95

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 blue and pink, and it also comes with a coordinating sock monkey toy that can double as an ornament for your tree. It doesn’t get much cuter than that!

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Mickey Mouse Stocking

Disney Mickey Mouse “My 1st Christmas” Holiday Stocking for Baby
Disney Mickey Mouse “My 1st Christmas” Holiday Stocking for Baby
Image: Disney Store
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Disney Store|$16.99

If baby’s been born into a house full of Disney fanatics, there’s no better way to spark their love for the brand than this Christmas stocking featuring the head mouse himself. Whether you’re shopping for a baby girl or boy, this Disney Christmas stocking is sure to be a hit.

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Schnauzer Stocking

MON AMI Santa Schnauzer Christmas Stocking
MON AMI Santa Schnauzer Christmas Stocking
Image: Maisonette
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Maisonette|$43

If you’re a dog-loving family, this is the best pick for baby’s first Christmas stocking. The adorable option features a fabric face and tail, along with a fluffy puppy beard and eyebrows. Your little one will get a kick out of the different textures too! It’s the perfect Christmas stocking for your animal-loving kiddo.

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Velvet Stocking

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

There’s nothing like a little velvet to jazz up baby’s Christmas stocking, and this one allows you to choose from three colors—beige, green and burgundy—for a customized look. Embroidered with the words “Baby’s 1st Christmas,” their full name and the year, this stocking is sure to be a good keepsake for years to come.

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Faux Fur Stocking

Baby Boo’s Designs Pink and White Baby Christmas Stocking
Baby Boo’s Designs Pink and White Baby Christmas Stocking
Image: babyboos | Etsy
Buying Options
Etsy |$35

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.

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Photo Frame Stocking

Shutterfly Classic Plaid Frame Christmas Stocking
Shutterfly Classic Plaid Frame Christmas Stocking
Image: Shutterfly
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Shutterfly |$12.50

If you’re looking for a creative way to display your favorite photo of baby on the mantel, look no further! This custom stocking features an attractive plaid pattern with a single photo in the center, along with baby’s name scrawled in cursive below. Because, as all parents know, you simply can’t have enough photos of your kids hanging around.

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Personalized Stocking

Amy Lucy Designs Baby First Christmas Stocking
Amy Lucy Designs Baby First Christmas Stocking
Image: amylucydesigns | Etsy

This classy Christmas stocking for baby boys and girls will make a great addition to your holiday decor. The simple, elegant design makes this a timeless choice for baby’s first Christmas stocking, and a keepsake to cherish the important milestone in their life.

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Customized Velvet Stocking

L.L.Bean Classic Velvet Christmas Stocking
L.L.Bean Classic Velvet Christmas Stocking
Image: L.L. Bean
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L. L. Bean |$29.95

Looking for a simple option? This cute baby holiday stocking comes in red, cream and a few classic plaid prints, and the velvet fabric is undeniably Christmasy. Add baby’s name with a choice of three elegant fonts to elevate this stocking to a treasured family relic.

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Snowman Stocking

Bed Bath & Beyond Snowman Knit 20-Inch Christmas Stocking
Bed Bath & Beyond Snowman Knit 20-Inch Christmas Stocking
Image: Bed Bath & Beyond

Searching for a baby Christmas stocking with a homespun vibe? Try this cute and customizable knit option. It features a dreamy snowman motif alongside cheerful red pom-poms. We especially love the Fair Isle pattern of the stocking—an iconic look of the cold-weather season!

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Canvas Stocking

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

This simple baby Christmas stocking has a folded cuff that’s decorated with the words “baby’s first Christmas,” as well as a snowflake and an evergreen tree. The best part is that the rest of the stocking serves as a blank canvas. It looks lovely as is, but if you’re feeling crafty, you can decorate the stocking to make it extra special for baby.

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Mermaid Stocking

Northlight 24" Green and Black Sequined Iridescent Mermaid Christmas Stocking
Northlight 24" Green and Black Sequined Iridescent Mermaid Christmas Stocking
Image: Target
Buying Options
Target |$23.99

Really want to set baby’s first Christmas stocking apart from the rest? Shop from Northlight’s collection of unique options available at Target. We love this mermaid themed option, but there are also unicorn and snowmandesigns, among others. Come toddlerhood, your kiddo will appreciate the style even more.

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Teddy Bear Stocking

Heart’s Sign Baby’s First Christmas Stocking
Heart’s Sign Baby’s First Christmas Stocking
Image: Amazon
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Amazon |$12.80

This cute baby Christmas stocking is available in pink and blue, making it a great option for both girls and boys. Adorned with a festive teddy bear, it’s embroidered with the year and the words “baby’s first Christmas.” The stocking is sure to bring light and joy to your home’s holiday decorations.

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Personalized Photo Stocking

Baby’s First Christmas Personalized Photo Stocking in Green
Baby’s First Christmas Personalized Photo Stocking in Green
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If you’re going for a green theme with this year’s holiday decor, carry it through to baby’s first Christmas stocking. This pick has a green velvet cuff and can feature a photo of your little one front and center. Did we mention that this stocking can be personalized with baby’s name and age to make it extra special? Consider us sold!

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Customized Reindeer Stocking

Personalization Mall Baby Moose Personalized First Christmas Burgundy Stocking
 Personalization Mall Baby Moose Personalized First Christmas Burgundy Stocking
Image: Personalization Mall

Personalization Mall is a great place to find custom Christmas stockings. We especially love this one that features a cute, cartoon reindeer along with baby’s name and one line of text of up to 20 characters. But it isn’t just the name that makes this a great choice if you’re looking to customize baby’s first Christmas stocking; you can also choose from eight different cuff colors and four different backgrounds.

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Color-In Stocking

Uncommon Goods Color-in Christmas Wish Stocking
Uncommon Goods Color-in Christmas Wish Stocking
Image: Uncommon Goods
Buying Options
Uncommon Goods |$20

Get siblings involved with this color-in Christmas baby stocking. Big kids can use the included washable markers to write down their wish list and color in the holiday scene before presenting it to baby. Want to use it again next year? Simply pop it in the wash to clean off the colors and start fresh.

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Pom-Pom Stocking

Wondershop Pom Pom Felt Christmas Stocking
Wondershop Pom Pom Felt Christmas Stocking
Image: Target
Buying Options
Target |$15

If you’re on the hunt for baby and toddler Christmas stockings, Wondershop makes tons of cute, playful designs. This generously sized option is adorned with colorful pom poms and red stitching along the edges for a modern take on holiday decor.

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Knitted Stocking

Garnet Hill Woolen Stocking
Buying Options
Garnet Hill|$99

This baby Christmas stocking is as sweet as can be. Hand-knitted using old-school chunky yarn, the pick is available in eight vintage-inspired patterns. Personalize the cuff with baby’s name to complete the homespun look.

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Penguin Stocking

Crate & Barrel Penguin Portrait Christmas Stocking
Crate & Barrel Penguin Portrait Christmas Stocking
Image: Crate & Barrel

Pick up a penguin-print option for baby’s first Christmas stocking. This whimsical design features the cute animal wrapped in a scarf amidst a flurry of snowflakes. For an added charge of $12, you can personalize it with your little chick’s name.

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Playful Knit Stocking

Pottery Barn Kids Merry & Bright Christmas Stocking Collection
Pottery Barn Kids Merry & Bright Christmas Stocking Collection
Image: Pottery Barn Kids
Buying Options
Pottery Barn Kids|$31

When it comes to holiday decor, Pottery Barn Kids is a veritable gold mine. Check out this fun range of baby Christmas stockings that feature festive characters in modern hues like teal, magenta and lime green. Stretchable knit ensures all those special stocking stuffers have plenty of room.

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