What did Santa put your presents in as a child?

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SapphosRock Sun 20-Dec-20 09:22:04

I don't remember there being special Santa stockings when I was young (I'm 39)

I used to leave out a pair of my mum's tights!

My cousins would use a pillowcase.

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Persipan Sun 20-Dec-20 09:24:44

I had a sort of child-sized shopping bag - think one of those ones made of wipe-clean fabric. I think they're still at my dad's house; I'm rather put out to now not be going there as I'd planned to dig one out for the baby to use!

IthinkIsawahairbrushbackthere Sun 20-Dec-20 09:27:12

I had a pillow case. I never had a stocking. The stocking filler things were on the top of presents.

myparentsarealiens Sun 20-Dec-20 09:27:43

I'm 36 and we had Christmas stockings. as did all my cousins.

A friend of mines family used to all receive a white pillow case on Xmas eve to decorate and then it would be full of presents on Xmas day which I always thought was a nice tradition.

missyB1 Sun 20-Dec-20 09:29:01

I’m 52 we had a pillowcase on the landing. No stocking.

daisypond Sun 20-Dec-20 09:31:28

I’m 54 and we had stockings - Christmas ones made of net and trimmed with felt. They were quite big, from what I remember.

TooMinty Sun 20-Dec-20 09:32:05

Yes, a pillow case. My kids have got stockings and it's impossible to fit presents in them. The selection box fits and that's about it!


mintbiscuit Sun 20-Dec-20 09:33:00

Pillowcase. No stockings (not even as decorations)

Lulu1919 Sun 20-Dec-20 09:33:02

A real sock on my bed ...orange choc coins
Pressies outside my bedroom door in a pillowcase from FC
Pressies from parents..under the tree

Wtfdidwedo Sun 20-Dec-20 09:34:36

A leg of tights here too. And then the rest of the presents on the sofa.

santasmincepie Sun 20-Dec-20 09:37:46

Real christmas stockings. I can remember a small hessian one that went on my bed and a larger red one with white fur trim that stayed downstairs.

InTheCludgie Sun 20-Dec-20 09:39:10

Nothing, they were all built up and sitting out on the couch.

BiarritzCrackers Sun 20-Dec-20 09:41:14

Stocking was a parent's long sock, and only had the little things, choc coins, satsuma etc. Proper gifts were never 'from' FC growing up, always from family, and were under the tree.

ilovetea14 Sun 20-Dec-20 09:41:34

We just had school sock we put beside the bed always tried to get the longest sock to get more sweets in it. For under the tree we just had plastic bags with a piece of paper with are names stuck on it.

petitdonkey Sun 20-Dec-20 09:42:44

We had brown knee high socks!!! Think they were only used for that purpose! Brown!!! How festive 😂

Almostslimjim Sun 20-Dec-20 09:44:22

Pillow case for stocking fillers. Big FC gifts set up ready to play with in the lounge, gifts from family and friends under the tree.

Dogsaresomucheasier Sun 20-Dec-20 09:44:45

I didn’t! They were under the tree.

AliasGrape Sun 20-Dec-20 09:45:10

Pillow case here for smaller things/ chocolate and satsumas. Bigger presents under the tree.

I can’t really remember presents being ‘from’ Father Christmas, I think he was always just some kind of delivery service!

BoattoBolivia Sun 20-Dec-20 09:46:33

I'm 52 and we had beautiful felt stockings on our bedroom door. They weren't that big, but that was good- room for small novelties, some blank cassettes, satsuma nuts and chocolate. Parent presents appeared in our rooms overnight, but they were not from Santa. Everything else under the tree, to be opened after breakfast.

AngusThermopyle Sun 20-Dec-20 09:46:58

Pillow case for me from Father Christmas, presents under tree from family. (I'm mid 50's)

SapphosRock Sun 20-Dec-20 09:47:09

@petitdonkey haaa yes we had my mum's old brown tights. Looking back she probably didn't want a nice pair getting ruined 😂

None of these personalised festive stockings with a fur trim the kids have these days.

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Londoncatshed Sun 20-Dec-20 09:47:23

40’s here and we had a stocking filled with smaller gifts and not wrapped. All other presents were left downstairs in a pile. My Father in his 70’s had a stocking but was his Father’s sock, so it isn’t a recent thing.

MostIneptThatEverStepped Sun 20-Dec-20 09:47:28

My siblings and I had lovely home made stockings, with our initials either embroidered or made from little stuck on flowers. I'm 53.

MobLife Sun 20-Dec-20 09:47:59

I'm late thirties and we had a knitted stocking each which hung on the door, and then a pillow case
Nothing went under the tree at all!

SapphosRock Sun 20-Dec-20 09:49:11

MostIneptThatEverStepped they sound lovely 😍

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