The eternal question, Christmas stocking or Christmas sack?
A Christmas stocking is more traditional, great for hanging by the fire or at the end of the bed. Christmas Stockings are great for those small little extra gifts that Santa brings. But they do become an issue if some of Santa’s gifts are just a little too big. There is often that extra gift left on the floor next to the stocking that just wouldn’t, try as Santa might, fit in!
So then there is the Christmas sack option; not quite so traditional but some great festive ones available all the same. Christmas sacks are great for getting everything in, but does that put extra pressure on Santa to deliver something bigger, more expensive? Are Christmas sacks just a little over expectant perhaps, greedy or just a more practical option? Perhaps the best thing is to have both, a stocking for Santa, and a sack for the rest of the gifts later on in the day for Mum and Dad to fill. Either way, whatever your choice, rest assured there is no right or wrong. Here are some of our favourites this year of both; we will leave the decision up to you!
This startling Christmas sack is from Festive. There’s really no missing it with all of those sequins, brush them the other way and they change colour too. The faux-fur trimmed top seals shut with a drawstring to keep peeping eyes away.
Simply fabulous daarling.
The FESTIVE Sequinned Christmas sack is available to buy from Selfridges for £30
Bring a classic Christmas look to your home this year with this luxury red jingle bells Christmas stocking. This festive stocking is presented in the shape of a Christmas Elf boot and is opulently decorated with festive jingle bells that ring when the stocking is moved, for a classic Christmas feel that the whole family will love. This Christmas stocking is a luxurious red colour and features red and green stripes. This crushed velvet stocking also has a gold tassel at the top and a strong hanging loop, making it easy to hang from your mantelpiece.
The Luxury Red Jingle Bells Christmas Stocking is available to buy from Dibor for just £16
Amusing and festively fabulous, this 80cm elf sack features red and green striped legs with classic elf feet, as well as a fun and festive “find your inner elf” motive on the red and green sack. Perfect in any room, especially on mantelpieces, the elf with legs creates a wonderful talking point in the home. And the kids will love it!
Get you 80cmRed Elf Christmas Sack with Legs from Festive Lights for just £11.99
On Christmas morning there is nothing better than waking up to see a stocking full of treats, for a Harry Potter fan, imagine your stocking being the one of your treasured house. Beautifully embroidered with the sigil of Gryffindor, you can hang this stocking with pride of place.
Available on Amazon the Gryffindor Harry Potter Fleece Christmas Stocking is just £10.90
Make that magic extra special this Christmas with this incredible Christmas Sack! These jute Christmas themed present sacks are perfect for filling with presents and putting under the tree.
Available on Wayfair the Christmas Gift Sack From Santa Stocking is £20.99
Reimagining the retro Christmas decorations of your childhood, this poinsettia red stocking features an 80s inspired design combined with Scandi style zig zag patterns. Bringing to mind a warm and cosy Christmas jumper, the snowy white festive reindeer really stand out when combined with the pop of icy blue and pine green colours, for a modern take on a classic favourite Christmas decoration. Featuring a folded cuff and generously sized to fill with plenty of presents for kids and grown ups alike, this Personalised Run Run Reindeer Knit Christmas Stocking from Dibor can be found on Not on the High Street for just £16
Direct from Santa’s workshop, these Personalised North Pole Express Hessian Christmas Sacks are ideal for sorting and containing gifts on Christmas morning.
Made from strong 100% natural hessian, these sturdy mailbags are made to stand up to years of wear and tear.
The front of the Christmas sack is printed in eco inks and bears a red Royal Mail crown and the words “North Pole Express Mail Service for” in bold capital letters.
You can add the full name of the lucky recipient with up to 12 letters for the first name and 15 letters for the surname to make each bag truly unique and special.
At just £5.99 from Personalised Gifts Shop, we think the Personalised Christmas Hessian Sack – North Pole Express is incredible value.
his spacious Reindeer stocking from Great Little Trading Co features embroidered details and a sweet, applique design. Complete with a hanging loop, so it’s easy to hang by the mantelpiece, it provides a perfect way to store presents from Santa.
The Great Little Trading Co Jolly Reindeer Christmas Stocking, Red is available from John Lewis for £26
This Christmas stocking will make a stylish update to your festive decor. Featuring a super-soft faux fur finish with pom pom trims, it’s designed with a handy hanging loop and is ideal for presenting little gifts. We think it is simply fab.
From Debenhams this Natural Faux Fur Christmas Stocking will cost you just £12.60 oh and its on a 3 for 2 mix and match as well, so you can kit out the whole family!
This is a superb deluxe red velvet Santa Sack which measures an impressive 60cm x 100cm deep. This beautiful Santa Sack in red velvet which features a white wide trim around the top which is finished with a gold cord which a white fluffy pompom at each end. Perfect for Santa to use to deliver his gifts.
The Delux Santa Sack – Red Velvet Sack can be purhcased from Karnival Costumes for just £8.95
This faboulus set of Stockings will cater for the whole family.
For those who have been “dreaming of a white Christmas”, this is the All White Collection. Quilted Holiday stockings, set of four. Beautiful monochromatic white Christmas stockings. These will create a real buzz in your house, beautiful and practicle, and definitely future keepsakes.
The White Christmas Stockings with Optional Personalized Stocking Tags, Set of 4 from BurlapBabe on Etsy will cost you £113.42
Prepare for Christmas with this personalised large present bag, generously sized to hold plenty of gifts for your family. Available in a Penguin or Snowman design. Each sack is lovingly personalised by hand. he cute Christmas characters are sure to bring a touch of fun to your home this festive season, and the fluffy pom pom drawstring will keep gifts safely wrapped up until the big day.
The Giant Personalised Penguin Friends Christmas Gift Sack by Dibor is available on Not on The High Street for £14
This stocking is a reflection on what a “traditional” Christmas means today. Nostalgia plays an important part over the festive season, it’s a chance to remember past traditions and create new ones.
This beautiful Traditions Faux Fur Trim Velvet Christmas Stocking, Red / Grey from John Lewis and Partners is £18