Introducing Bauble Stockings: Now at So & Sew Boutique - So & Sew Boutique

Introducing Bauble Stockings: Now at So & Sew Boutique


We are so excited in introduce you to our newest line: Bauble Stockings. Bauble Stockings are small heirloom ornaments designed to exist as an heirloom you will love and look forward to for years to come. These gorgeous ornaments are the perfect gifts for celebrating memorable occasions, like weddings or new babies. Or grab one of our Christmas specific ones to take part in one of the sweetest traditions!
All Bauble Stockings are hand-stitched needlepoint made for fair trade in Jacmel, Haiti. 
Click the button to shop the collection or keep reading to find out more about the story and tradition behind Bauble Stockings.

A Bauble Stocking contains, or has a clue to, the final present of Christmas, a grand finale to the holiday. We’ve heard many uses for your Bauble Stocking. Kids searching the house on scavenger hunts, newlyweds taking turns planning a surprise trip each year, and grandparents replacing white envelopes with something that will become a lifelong treasure. A favorite is giving a Bauble Stocking to a mom- the task of working with dad to pick out this special gift for her each year is a memory that will last a lifetime.

The Story Behind Bauble Stockings by Founder Kate Stewart
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!
When we got engaged, I asked my fiancé Peter, "So when do I get my Bauble Stocking?" and he said "Your what?" and I said "You know, what the good gifts come in!" He looked at me like I was crazy. Immediately, I got on Google to show him and I couldn't find anything!

Every year it's different: be it jewelry, concert tickets, even art lessons! We've done scavenger hunts, hobby lessons, love notes, riddles, trips, heirlooms, puppies, meal delivery services, you name it.
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. 
The impact of the Bauble Stockings tradition is twofold:
  • First, the recipient's final gift being the most thoughtful, chosen gift for them, gives them a sense of belonging and feeling understood and seen by the gift givers. This is so important for our mental health and as a family, we always want our family members to feel and know how much we care for them.
  • Secondly, it brings together the gift givers- for my family, my children shopping with my husband for something special just for me, to let me know how special I am to them, is huge for them. My husband talks with them about all the special things I do for the family and what makes me special and what I would like as a person, not just a mom, or a cook, or a chauffeur, or a "worker" as my kids call my job. It makes my kids think about who I am and this brings so much more appreciation in our home.
This is such a sweet tradition and the best thing about it is that it doesn't have to be Christmas to gift a bauble. Interested in learning more? Leave a comment or send a message or go buy a Bauble Stocking of your own!

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