I wanted to take a brief moment to talk about our stockings. We are a small family business of three people and not only do we sell online, but we also buy online too (especially at Christmas when we are busy!), so we know what we want as a customer as well how we want to sell items too.
We have been selling pre-filled Christmas stockings for 9 years and we still fill each and every stocking ourselves and do it with the same care and attention as we would if we were going to send it to a member of our own family – this means that we are able to maintain such a high standard of quality and presentation. Also, we can adjust the order to what you want, would you rather have everything pink or have only dinosaurs or have only red stockings to match your decor – we can do that. We can also write the names and a message on the tags if you want us to send them straight to the recipient!
We change the contents of each stocking every year as well as adding new ones too. This year we have over 169 different stockings to choose from and every single gift in each stocking has been selected carefully so it will fit with the age range, category or theme. We spend all year tracking down hundreds of gifts and then spend weeks doing dry runs making sure that everything fits into the stockings without them looking baggy or splitting the seams. Every stocking is created knowing that it will be opened on Christmas day and we want it to be a magical experience – we would never want someone to be disappointed with their gift – and it is this thought that keeps us on our toes!
A few years ago we decided to take photographs of every stocking as they look when filled. We wanted to show our customers what you are going to get and how it will look when it arrives. We don’t ‘dress’ our stockings with everything poking out the top and nothing in the bottom, nor do we pad it out with tissue paper – what you see is what you get and we wanted the photos on the website to reflect what you will see when you open up the box! Each stocking has its own page where there is a large photo of all the gifts laid out as well as a detailed description and the dimensions of the stocking as well as the weight. As the smaller stockings are unusual, to give you an idea of the size we include them alongside the contents in the photos, so you can gauge the size of the stocking compared to the size of the pencil/ruler/sweets/glider etc – we take the photo of the items all together and don’t use photoshop trickery to change the sizes of each item (we aren’t that clever!!) so once again, what you see is what you get.
We are all about making your life easier so you can spend your time doing fun stuff rather than struggling around the shops trying to find each individual item to go in the stocking. With all of our experience, contacts and buying abilities, we are able to create a great Christmas stocking that is good value, high quality and well packed – if you tried to find and buy all the gifts as well as the stocking, you would end up paying much more and probably wouldn’t be able to find all the items in the High Street!
I hope that this explains what we are about, if you want to know more about us, then send us an email or a tweet!
P.S Did you know that one of the secrets of how Santa’s reindeer fly is Brussels sprouts?