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The 8 Best Stocking Holders on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Hung by the chimney with care.

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. Here, because winter is coming, we’ve chosen the best stocking holders for mantels on Amazon — we’ve also picked out our favorite Christmas tree toppers, Christmas lights, and wrapping papers — according to the people. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best Metal Stocking Holder

The Original MantleClip Stocking Holder, 4-Pack

4.7 stars, 904 reviews

“The same clips you find in big-box stores, and glad they’re available in multiple finishes. Worked perfectly. They bend to fit your mantel (my mantel is several inches thick, and I bent them slightly), but they feel sturdy and look nice. I wanted these clips specifically because they’re available year after year, in case you need to buy more, whereas decorative stocking holders may only be available that season. Something to think about if you want matching stocking holders.”

Best Embossed-Design Stocking Holder

The Original MantleClip — 4 Pack — Holly Embossed Design

4.7 stars, 324 reviews

“Bought these to replace our heavy, decorative stocking holders and simplify the mantel. They were perfect! I was getting nervous with small children that someone would pull on the stockings and get hurt. This removed that worry and let the rest of the mantel décor stand out without feeling too busy. The holly design is subtle, but a very nice addition. These would be great with any décor. I think we will have these for many, many years. It was much easier (and lighter) to pack these away with the Christmas decorations.”

Best Statement Stocking Holder

Stocking Scrolls 2 Pack Stocking Hanger Set

4.3 stars, 176 reviews

“Bought three sets of these to hang our stockings this year. I was skeptical at first, but they were amazing. We had zero issues with the stockings falling, even when the kids would play under them or bat at them. We have a thick, wooden mantel that is uniquely tiered, and the stocking hangers held perfectly. They held with nothing in them and they also held when completely filled with gifts, candy, and trinkets popping out the tops. I would recommend these to anyone wishing to put their stockings on the mantel — no longer a skeptic.”

Best Snowflake-Design Stocking Holder

The Original MantleClip Stocking Holder With Snowflake Design, 4-Pack

4.1 stars, 62 reviews

“I was looking for something that was simple, wouldn’t fall off the mantel, and would hold a lot of weight because I tend to go overboard with the stocking stuffers. These were perfect! They are simple, don’t stand out, hold lots of weight without coming off, and even stayed on with my 10-month-old tugging on them. That’s why they were replaced because he kept tugging on the other ones, and I didn’t want them to fall on his head.”

Best Candy-Cane Stocking Holder

Haute Decor CC0402R Candy Cane Stocking Holder, 4-Pack

4.4 stars, 453 reviews

“I prefer these over the more traditional ‘paper weight’–type blocks. The fact that you can hook your stockings on them in a way that the candy canes don’t succumb to the weight of whatever fills each stocking makes them safer for those of us who now have small grandchildren who are grabbing and pulling. I bought more right after the holiday to replace my older stocking holders.”

Best No-Scratch Stocking Holder

Adams Christmas Safety Grip Stocking Hook, 2-Pack

4.3 stars, 104 reviews

“If you have ever tried the mantel hooks that are weighted, you know that if you put too much in the stocking, they can fall off the mantel. These things don’t do that. I have a white fireplace (white brick, white mantel), so these didn’t stand out. They are easy to move around, easy to use, and cheaper than almost any other stocking holder. I would have screwed hooks into my mantel if I had enough time, but these were a great purchase when I needed them (Christmas Eve).”

Best Brick-Clipping Stocking Holder

Adams Christmas Brick Clip, 2-Pack

4.2 stars, 417 reviews

“Really impressed by these! They were a perfect, inexpensive solution to having a brick-and-cement mantel. The decorative, weighted stocking holders are so expensive, and I still worried they would tip over. Plus, these are not holiday specific, so I can hang other stuff on them throughout the year. Love them!”

Best Nontraditional Stocking Holder

Command Traditional Plastic Hook, Medium, Brushed Nickel

4.5 stars, 439 reviews

“I love these. I bought them to hold up our Christmas stockings, and I love the way they look. Much better than the shelf hooks we had before, and the kids can’t pull them down on themselves! I’m also excited that they hold up to three pounds, and I’m hoping they’ll hold the stockings up after ‘Santa’ fills them.”

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8 Best Stocking Holders on Amazon, According to Reviewers