A Bauble Stocking contains, or has a clue to, the final present of Christmas, a grand finale to the holiday.
About the Tradition (from the owner of Bauble Stockings):
Growing up, my mom always received the last gift of Christmas as a thank you for all she'd done that year, and it, or a clue to it, was found in her needlepoint stocking that hung on our tree.
My dad called it her "Bauble Stocking" because on a good year it was a bauble, a piece of jewelry. The tradition of brainstorming for this gift with my dad and older brothers was always my favorite part of Christmas- seeing mom's face was an added bonus!
The fun thing is hearing how different families make this tradition their own. I've met newlyweds in Raleigh who planned to switch years planning a trip and the other would find out where they were going, a set of parents who planned to get a new experience membership for their kids each year, and grandparents who love it as a classy envelope for handwritten checks.
Each stocking is 100% hand-stitched and finished. In 2018, the company moved their production to a community of single moms in Haiti. This organization, Good Threads Needlepoint, which is a certified BCorp.