The Christmas stocking is a sacred thing in my house. I would be willing to forego gift giving altogether and just focus on the sock, filled to the toe with little gifts. I take my stocking responsibilities pretty seriously. I love the idea of crafting an experience – each gift, carefully chosen and individually wrapped, all fitting together like a puzzle.
What makes a good sock?
I collect things throughout the year when I see them. That way, it is a true “collection” of gifts that truly captures the recipient’s interests.
But, here are some guidance that I use to create the perfect sock –
- Something humorous.
- Something handmade. By you.
- Something to read.
- Something to eat.
- Something to wear.
- Something that they need.
- Something that they don’t need.
I also wrap each gift in craft paper and with a sharpie, I write little notes that hint to what is inside. For example, “to keep you warm” might be a pair of handmade mittens or “perk up” might be a bag of fresh ground coffee from local roasters.