by | Sep 16, 2021 | Holidays, Z

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2021 @ 4:37 pm.

What are the best stocking holders? To find out, we ordered in several brands to check for quality and overall design. We also asked our parent readers for their favorites. Here are the ones we recommend.

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Best Set of 2

Dapper deer
Loved these 8.5" tall holders that look great year round. Nice shine; these holders catch the light and the eye. Classic look.
$39.99 ($20.00 / Count)

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Best set of 2 : Klikel Reindeer Stocking Hanger for Mantel – Set of 2

A great stocking holder has to hit two things out of the park: hefty enough weight to hold a stocking to a mantel and a classic design that works well no matter the decor.

After looking at a dozen different options and asking our readers for their favorites, we think this is the best set of two stocking holders: Klikel’s reindeer stocking hangers. Very good quality, in our opinion.

What We Liked

• Classic look.

• Heavy enough to hold a stocking—these holders weigh 2.74 lbs.

• Looks good year round.

What Needs Work

• A bit pricey.

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Best Budget-Friendly

Easy to install
Sometimes simpler is better. These sleek stocking holders work well (as long as your mantle isn't too thick). And the price is easy on the wallet for a set of four.
$17.99

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Best Budget Friendly: Stocking Holder for Mantel Set 4

This one is a reader favorite. Our parent readers told us they like the simplicity of these holders—and the price doesn’t break the bank. We agree: these holders do the job well . . . and yes, they can hold more than just stockings. Nice touch: pads that protect the mantel surface.

What We Liked

• Easy to mount.

• Affordable.

• Sturdy.

• Hold heavy stockings with ease.

• Also work with other decorations.

• Pads help protect mantel finish.

What Needs Work

• Can slide around a bit. 

• Not for mantels that are too thick or with stepped moulding.

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Best Dog Stocking Holder

Nice and heavy
Our favorite feature of this holder is the photo frame—yes, you can add a picture of your dog to this holder. Hangs well on a variety of surfaces.
$22.56

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Best Dog Stocking Holder: BIRDROCK HOME Dog Bone Photo Frame Stocking Holder for Mantel

Loved this stocking holder for dogs, complete with a place for a cute photo. We looked at several other dog stocking holders before deciding this one is the best bet for most folks.

What We Liked

• Shiny metallic finish.

• Good weight.

• Can add a photo.

• Hangs well on different surfaces.

• Well made.

What Needs Work

• A bit pricey.

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Best Set of 6

Fits nicely in contemporary decor
The slick design of these holders is the star feature here—the flat top profile lets you decorate on top of the mantle. Can hold 10 lbs.
$11.99

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Best Set of 6: Stocking Holders for Mantel

The flat profile of these stocking holders works well—and lets you decorate on top of the mantel with ease. We liked the sturdy design and bang for the buck.

What We Liked

• Non-slip design.

• Folds flat for storage.

• Sturdy.

• Affordable.

What Needs Work

• Sometimes can rotate on slick surfaces.

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability. When we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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