Our Favorite Stockings for Baby’s First Christmas

Celebrate baby’s first Christmas with a sweet stocking.
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ByMartina Garvey
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November 8, 2021
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This Christmas is the merriest of all, because you have a new arrival 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 lengthy holiday to-do list? We’re here to 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)

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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 pick a trendy, rustic vibe. Get it printed with their name for a special holiday keepsake.

Buy it: $19,

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Wondershop Knit Striped Monogram 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 has tons of five star reviews and easily transitions to become a toddler stocking.

Buy it: $15,

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Lillian Vernon Nutcracker 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: $55,

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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 super durable.

Buy it: $30,

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Arcadia Home Ice Skate Christmas Stocking

Designed in Brooklyn and handcrafted in India, this unique baby Christmas stocking goes for gold—and wins every time. The hand-felted ice skate will be a stylish addition to your mantlepiece. Granted, it’s a little pricey, but this pick was made in an eco-friendly factory that provides fair and safe employment for artisan felt-makers, sheepherders and seamstresses.

Buy it: $95,

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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: $10,

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Disney Mickey Mouse My 1st Christmas Holiday Stocking for Baby

Whether you’re shopping for a baby girl or boy, this Disney Christmas stocking is sure to be a hit. 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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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: $40,

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

There’s nothing like a little velvet to jazz up baby’s Christmas stocking. This one comes embroidered with the words “baby’s first Christmas,” their full name and the year. Now that’s a good keepsake.

Buy it: $22,

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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: Starting from $30,

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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 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, elegant design makes this a timeless choice for baby’s first stocking.

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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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: $30,

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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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Northlight 24" Green and Black Sequined Iridescent Mermaid Christmas Stocking

Really want to set baby’s first Christmas stocking apart? Shop from Northlight’s collection of unique options available at Target. There are mermaid, unicorn and snowman designs, among others. Come toddlerhood, your kid will really, really love their stocking.

Buy it: $29,

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Heart’s Sign Baby’s First Christmas Stocking 2021

This cute baby Christmas stocking is available in pink and blue, making it a great option for girls and boys. Adorned with a festive teddy bear, it’s embroidered with the year and the words “baby’s first Christmas.”

Buy it: $20,

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Wondershop Baby Knit Christmas Stocking with Poms and Felted Ball Tassel Ivory

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 for a modern take on holiday decor.

Buy it: $15,

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Baby’s First Christmas Personalized Photo Stocking in Green

Going for a green theme? Carry it through to baby’s first Christmas stocking. This pick has a green velvet cuff and features a photo of your little one front and center. Did we mention that this stocking can be personalized with baby’s name to make it extra special?

Buy it: $22,

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Personalization Mall Baby Moose Personalized First Christmas Burgundy Stocking

Personalization Mall is a great place to find custom Christmas stockings. We like this one that features a cute, cartoon reindeer and baby’s name.

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Uncommon Goods Color-in Christmas Wish Stocking

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.

Buy it: $20,

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Garnet Hill Woolen Stocking

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

Buy it: $99,

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Crate & Barrel Penguin Portrait Christmas Stocking

Pick up a penguin-print stocking for baby’s first Christmas. This whimsical design is decorated with a cute character amidst a flurry of snowflakes. For an added fee of $10, you can personalize it with your little chick’s name.

Buy it: Starting from $35,

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Pottery Barn Kids Merry & Bright Christmas Stocking Collection

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 characters from the classic kids’ movie The Grinch. Our heart grew three sizes just looking at these super-sweet stockings.

Buy it: $40,

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