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.
If you grew up in the 1990’s like me, then you might love the early 2000’s boy band NSYNC.
If you’re like me, you might have purchased their Christmas album and listened to it over and over again. And you may still listen to it. Every Christmas season. Just for nostalgia’s sake, of course. Also because it’s really good.
JT I love you, but why can’t y’all get back together already?
Ok, anyway, on to my post . . . here are some lyrics from the most well-known song from their Christmas album.
“Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
We’ve been waiting all year for this night
And the snow is glistening on the trees outside
And all the stockings are hung by the fireside
Waiting for Santa to arrive”
I know you want to watch the music video in all its glory, so here ya go!
I think it’s funny that so many Christmas songs mention stockings, fireplaces, and snow outside.
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?
Also, we never EVER had snow on Christmas Day. But I know other places in the U.S. do get snow a lot, and people love having fireplaces in their homes.
But, back to the stockings… even though we didn’t have a fireplace to hang our Christmas stockings on, we still did Christmas stockings, usually full of traditional stocking stuffers like an orange in a Christmas stocking.
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.
So let’s figure out just where/how to hang those Christmas stockings no matter what kind of house you live in or how cold it is outside.
There are actually a TON of great options for stocking holders! There are mantle stocking holders, stocking holder stands, stocking holders for walls, and DIY stocking holders.
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:
Of course, you can always make your own DIY stocking holders too. Looking at what companies have already made can give you some ideas on how to make your own 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
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 $15 isn’t too bad. However, these only come in a pack of 2, and I know in my family we have 3 kids, so I’d have to buy 3 packs for everyone’s stockings to fit.
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 about $40 to $72, but if you have a big family it’s totally worth it.
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.
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!
Walmart has these really cute and personalizable Chalkboard Christmas stocking holders for your family. They come in black, burgundy, or cream and vary in price from $14.95-$18.95.
How about a Christmas stocking holder that lights up? Christianbook.com has these really cool LED stocking holders that spell out “NOEL” or “JOY”. Right now they’re $10.49 each.
These candy cane stocking holders from WalMart are a festive way to hang the stockings from the fireplace.
These silver stocking holders from Amazon are a nice classic metal stocking holder for Christmas to place on your mantle.
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!
Etsy has a lot of sellers that offer Christmas stocking holders for the wall, like this one from Pandaindesign. This is $21.25 and made to order.
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 stockings with push pins. Katelyn has just been using regular nails. These look a lot classier and are only $3.49 for 8 hooks!
Stocking Holder Stands
There are a ton of options for a stand-alone Christmas stocking holder, or free-standing stocking holder for your floor.
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! 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 $21.49 on sale, and you can get free shipping on any orders over $35.
This free-standing train stocking holder from Amazon is also really cute, and lights up if you put batteries in the train! It’s under $40 and comes with free shipping.
You can get the above free-standing wood stocking holder from AmericanByDesign starts at $36. If you have a cute corner of the room where you want to showcase those stockings, this is a good option.
If you have a small space, use a coat rack as a Christmas stocking holder! This coat rack from Walmart is $24.81 and could be decorated with Christmas lights and stockings to make a festive addition to your living area.
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 $19.99 on sale and very highly reviewed.
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! 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 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 an option you liked to hang those Christmas stockings! Merry Christmas!
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