10 Modern Christmas Stockings to Hang from the Fireplace

Updated 12/02/19
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Of the many holiday traditions to take part in each year, opening thoughtful and humorous stocking stuffers is always one of the best moments. You can fill them with silly gifts, small trinkets, or yummy treats, but the stocking is what stays on display in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Make the experience of discovering those little goodies all the more enjoyable by upgrading to a Christmas stocking you'll be proud to display all season long. While we love traditional décor, if you're looking for a chic alternative, you may want to seek out a few modern Christmas stockings this year instead.

Think white fringe pieces, sturdy leather stockings, or even an abstract design. No matter your style, there's a modern Christmas stocking fit for your home that will feel just as festive as a traditional one. 

Velvet

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West Elm Lush Velvet Stocking $24 $18
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For a modern twist on a traditional look, go for a plush velvet option like this personalized stocking. It's festive, yet stylish.

Knit

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Crate & Barrel Cozy Ivory Knit Stocking $40
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Made of a soft knit material, this fuzzy stocking would look snug hanging above your fireplace all winter long.

Embellished

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Pier 1 Beaded Gold & Silver Stocking $35
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For a snow-inspired modern stocking, go for an embellished decoration like this. It will make your home feel like a winter wonderland.

Sheepskin

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Pottery Barn Faux Fur Sheepskin Stocking $40 $30
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Depart from red and green colors for something a bit more modern like this white faux fur Christmas stocking. It's the perfect match to a fuzzy throw blanket.

Leather

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Etsy Faux-Leather Christmas Stocking $44
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What could be chicer than a faux-leather stocking to hang on the mantle? It's stylish, sturdy, and certain to stand the test of time.

Floral

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Anthropologie Marjorie Embroidered Stocking $58
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We can't get enough of this embroidered stocking. The floral design will bring a pop of spring to the dreary winter weather.

Colorful

Good Wishes Quilts Personalized Christmas Stocking
Good Wishes Quilts Personalized Christmas Stocking $28
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We love the bright and unexpected colors of these personalized stockings. They're sure to stand out from the rest.

Cozy Vibes

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Pottery Barn LLama Faux Fur Stocking $40
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We love this cozy white faux-fur stocking in with a beige trim and whimsical pom poms to boot.

Gem Tones

D. Stevens Velvet Personalized Christmas Stocking
D. Stevens Velvet Personalized Christmas Stocking $50
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A velvet stocking is right on trend this year. Go for a deep gem tone and personalize the decoration with a name for something truly special.

Wool

Anthropologie Woolen Diamond Stocking
Anthropologie Woolen Diamond Stocking $38
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Although it's hand-knitted in a rather traditional fashion, this wool Christmas stocking is still a fresh choice. 

This post was originally published on December 8, 2015, and has since been updated.

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