One of my favourite childhood memories is waking up to find a filled stocking at the end of my bed on Christmas morning. Gifts under the tree are lovely, but there is something so very festive about stockings. And as Santa’s official assistant now, it’s so fun to find tiny gifts that suit and keep the recipients occupied until an acceptable hour.
When the Mr. and I merged families, I was happy to see that we had the same customized LL Bean needlepoint stockings. So we are all able to have something coordinated hanging over the fireplace! We all have our own (even the pets) since stockings are a serious business and not simply for children.
One of my favourite gifts as a teen in the late 1980s were crystal balldrop earrings that looked a lot like this.
I felt so very glam.
I also loved receiving Ferrero Rocher chocolates as a young adult. I’ve had all sorts of bespoke chocolate all over the globe, but good old gold-wrapped Ferrero Rochers are still some of my favourites.
I love magazines in stockings, especially the fancy, spendy ones one normally would not purchase for oneself.
And a little luxury makeup item never goes unappreciated.
I’m allergic to citrus (I know!) so I don’t do the orange in the toe of the stocking thing. I wish I could as it’s a lovely sounding tradition.
Are you a Christmas stocking person? What do you fill yours with?