There are stocking holders for everyone, with or without the fireplace! Discover over 20 different Christmas stockings holders for mantles, fireplaces, walls, floors, stands, and DIY inspiration.
I grew up in South Austin, Texas and my parents specifically picked houses without a fireplace every time we had to move because we just didn’t use it more than two days a year.
No fireplace = no place to hang stockings, right?
As a wife and a parent, it’s been fun, too, figuring out stocking stuffers for him (my husband) as well as for the kids each year, and figuring out if I should make homemade Christmas stockings for my kids, or what we should do for them as they add on to our family.
The point is – just because we didn’t have a fireplace, it doesn’t mean we didn’t do Christmas stockings just like everyone else! We just got creative with how we hung them and our Christmas stocking holder.
I want to help you figure out where and how to hang Christmas stockings no matter what kind of house you live in or how cold it is outside.
Christmas Stocking Holders
There are actually a TON of great options for Christmas stocking holders! There are mantle stocking holders, stocking holder stands, stocking holders for walls, and DIY stocking holders. Holiday stockings galore!
They come in all different materials – metal stocking holders, wood stocking holders, brass stocking holders, silver and gold stocking holders.
They feature different designs and words from snowman stocking holders to reindeer stocking holders and snowflake stocking holders (among many, many other ideas!).
Some of the best places to pick up your own stocking holders are:
Looking at what companies have already made can give you some ideas on how to make your own too, as you can always make your own DIY stocking holders too.
I looked around the web for a list of all the different types and ideas and put together my best collection for you! I hope you enjoy browsing and find the perfect stocking holders for your family!
Stocking Holders for Mantle
These are great for holding heavy stockings and sit really well on flat surfaces. Most of the time you’ll find these sitting on top of the fireplace mantel showcasing the beautiful Christmas stockings perfectly. They do a great job showcasing your stocking display.
I really like these snowflake stocking holders from Target, because they’re simple, pretty, and get the job done. I like the shiny silver finish, and only $15 for a pack of 2, and I know in my family we have 3 kids, so I’d have to buy 3 packs. Get it here.
If you have a large family, these family stocking hooks from The Wooden Owl on Etsy are probably more practical. You can pick anywhere from 3 to 10 hooks, but the price does vary.
You can personalize it by adding your family name, which I think is really cool, or put something simple on it like, “Merry Christmas”. This item is a little pricier, ranging from $37 to $73, but if you have a big family it’s totally worth it! Get it here.
I love Hobby Lobby, and you can get really cute Christmas stocking holders that spell out the words “PEACE” or “JOY” here. Right now Hobby Lobby is offering 50% off all their seasonal Christmas stuff, so you can get a set for only $24.99! Get it here.
Amazon also has some great options for Christmas stocking holders for your fireplace or mantel. These are beautiful silver stocking holders and come in a pack of 4!
These silver stocking holders from Amazon are a nice classic metal stocking holder for Christmas to place on your mantle.
I love this gorgeous nativity stocking holders for a mantle! It is super pricey, but so beautiful and can double as your Christmas nativity set (maybe in addition to your kids’ nativity set)! Get it here.
Stocking Holders for Wall
If you like the idea of stocking hooks, but don’t have a fireplace or a mantle, then this is a great option from Amazon. At under $25 and free shipping, you can hang this on your wall and add a festive touch.
I really love this Wooden Christmas stocking holder I found on Etsy. It has a very rustic farmhouse feel to it. You can have 3-6 hooks, but it’s under $40 no matter how many you choose. You can hang it on the wall anywhere in your house! Get one like it here.
If you want another idea that’s cheap and easy and looks good, then consider buying some arrow push pin picture hooks from Target. For the past three years we’ve been in our house, we have designated one wall as our “Christmas Stocking Wall” and just tack up the Christmas stockings with push pins. Katelyn has just been using regular nails!
These look a lot classier and are only $3.99 for 8 hooks! Get it here.
Stocking Holder Stands
If you don’t want to poke holes in your wall, and you don’t have a mantel or a fireplace, then you might want to purchase a free-standing Christmas stocking holder! This can literally sit right by your Christmas tree and can even hold your own stockings if you want.
There are a ton of options for a stand-alone Christmas stocking holder, or free-standing stocking holder for your floor.
You can have a different stocking on each hanger. This showcases your holiday style easily.
WalMart has a really cute one that comes with either a yellow star or green tree on the top. You can personalize it with your family name, too! It’s only $27.99 on rollback, and you can get free shipping on any orders over $35. Get it here.
If you have a small space, use a coat rack as a Christmas stocking holder! This coat rack from Walmart is $27.99 and could be decorated with Christmas lights and stockings to make a festive addition to your living area! Get it here.
If you’re looking for a gorgeous, affordable free-standing Christmas stocking holder that won’t take up too much room, then this metal stocking holder stand from Kirkland’s is it! It’s $34.99 on sale and very highly reviewed. Get it here.
DIY Stocking Holders
Don’t like any of the above options? Or you just don’t want to spend a lot on a stocking holder? Then make your own! Homemade items always add to the festive decor! Best sellers are great but sometimes, homemade and DIY stockings are the best.
This DIY stocking hanger tree from Dukes& Duchesses is easily assembled with some wood, spray paint, and some hooks.
This idea from the Home Depot blog is simple and affordable. Plus, it’s easy to store and not too bulky. You can jazz it up with glitter spray paint or leave it “rustic” looking.
I also love the idea of using a shower curtain rod to hang stockings. That way if your family is not done growing yet, you can add extra stockings to it whenever you need to! Here’s the tutorial from Maison De Pax.
This picture actually comes from a tutorial on Riva La Diva for making stockings, but the way she hung the Christmas stockings from a decorative tree branch is so creative! As long as you have something weighing down one end of the tree branch, it should get the job done. And look cute, too!
I found this idea from A Mom’s Take. It requires wood and supplies that you can buy at your local Home Depot. You can personalize your Christmas stocking holder with cabinet knobs, hooks, or whatever you’d like.
The great thing about this stocking hanger is that if you don’t have a mantel, you can easily put this one on a bookshelf.
No matter how big your apartment or home, I hope you found your perfect Christmas stocking holder! Merry Christmas!