A thoughtfully curated stocking is just one more way to shower your loved ones with holiday surprises.
As legend has it, the tradition of hanging stockings on the mantel began when a widowed father's three daughters were gifted gold coins in their stockings that were drying by the fire. The story reveals that a kind townsperson slid down the chimney and filled them during the night as a surprise.
The ritual of hanging and stuffing stockings continues strong today, allowing yet another opportunity to surprise loved ones with thoughtful, personalized gifts. And while gold coins are certainly nice, we've rounded up the 27 most lovely little gifts to charm family and friends on Christmas morning this year. After all, the best things come in small (or at least stocking-size) packages.