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Stocking Holders - No Fireplace Mantel? No Problem!


Stocking Holders -- Stands, Trees and Racks

For those of us without fireplaces, stocking holders are still available. Kids can be convinced that Santa knows how to get around the "no chimney" issue because he's resourceful. However, without a mantel, where will they hang their stocking so Santa can fill them?

Hang them on stocking holder stands, trees or racks, of course! Below is a nice collection of stand stocking holders that the kids will love. Find one that fits with your Christmas decorating style and you'll be ready for Santa this Christmas Eve!


Holly Wreath Stocking Holder

"The Stockings were Hung..." Wall Hanger by Terry's Villiage

This adorable wall hanger reminds us to hang the stockings in plain sight for Santa!

This wooden Christmas stocking holder features the reindeer pulling Santa and his sleigh on a moonlight Christmas eve.

Hang it on the wall near the tree, in the entry way or family room -- anywhere you want so Santa can fill those stockings even without a fireplace mantel! Holds up to 6 stockings.

Metal Stocking Holder - Stocking Holders for those without a Mantel

Deciphering the Poem

It says:

"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care..."

Not "on" the chimney or mantel but "by" the chimney.

You can use a stand to hang the stockings. Case closed!

Snowman Christmas Stocking Holder

This happy snowman is 53" tall and holds up to 6 stockings. Made of metal, he will last for years to come.

Santa Christmas Stocking Tree Hanger

This Santa stocking holder holds up to 4 stockings and stands almost 6 feet tall! His plush mustache and bells that jingle will be a real treat for the kiddos.

5 Ideas for Hanging Stockings without a Mantel

  1. If you have a staircase railing, tie them to the banister with a ribbon.
  2. Use traditional stocking holders on a counter or piece of furniture like a bookcase or sofa table that's close to the tree.
  3. Buy or make a wood wall plaque and use peg hooks the stockings can hang from.
  4. Lay the stockings under the Christmas tree, awaiting Santa. Christmas morning, lay them on top of the brightly wrapped packages.
  5. Hang them from the back of dining room chairs using ribbon.

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Do You Use stocking holders?

anonymous on December 16, 2012:

What fun ideas to hang stockings when you do not have a fireplace!

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montanatravel52 on December 11, 2012:

Never have used them before, but definitely looking into it for this year, now - great ideas, thanks so much!

anonymous on December 05, 2012:

We still have a mantle but there are some great ideas here thanks

Avi Wolfson from Massachusetts on December 02, 2012:


Doc_Holliday on November 29, 2012:

No but I like the idea. Now if I can just come up with a "Santa missed the chimney" story.

Jogalog on November 23, 2012:

I don't yet but they are a great idea. I plan to make a homemade stocking for my daughter.

ismeedee on November 22, 2012:

What a great idea, and they looks so nice! I thought it was funny, though, most of the pics show them standing next to fireplaces...with mantels!! haha! Still, they would look so nice next to the tree! We hang ours on the stairs rails and they look pretty good there, too, under the garland.

Susan R. Davis from Vancouver on November 20, 2012:

I'd never heard of that before. But I guess not everyone has a mantel. And your read of the wording - "by the chimney" is so right.

Sheilamarie from British Columbia on November 20, 2012:

Cute ideas, Mandee! Stockings are one of the best parts of opening Christmas presents. I like these holders.

rooshoo on November 16, 2012:

This is a good idea, my family lived in an apartment for one Christmas where there was no fireplace. We just placed the stockings under the tree, this would have been nice.

Ruthi on November 13, 2012:

You did a great job of deciphering the Christmas poem! So much so that I am convinced to have a stocking holder tree for Christmas! I also like the idea of a wall plaque with pegs for the stockings as it can be used for keeping the Spirit of Christmas alive year-round by re-stuffing the stocking throughout the year.

Dianne Loomos on October 22, 2012:

What a great idea for those with no fireplace or mantel to hang stockings!

BuckHawkcenter on October 22, 2012:

We have a fireplace but we have no mantel, so a stocking tree is just perfect to stand on the hearth. I love that snowman tree. That would be perfect!

Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on October 21, 2012:

How clever!

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on October 21, 2012:

These stocking holders are great ideas for homes without a fireplace mantle.

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on October 21, 2012:

These are really cool stocking holders! I love the idea of being able to hang stocking somewhere besides a mantle. Really awesome!

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