There's also the issue of cost – if you're splashing out for under the tree, your budget may be limited.
The classic choice for a stocking is, naturally, chocolate coins with tangerines and sprouts. But if you're shopping for more, don't head out without taking a look at our best buys for stockings 2014.
We've started the round up from £1, and nothing costs more than a tenner. There are loads of options for both individual pressies and themed items to bump up a bigger 'main' present, such as Minecraft figures for £7 and Barbie toys for £3.
If you're hoping to keep costs down, try high street favourites like Wilkos, IKEA, Tiger and Argos to save on packing and delivery charges.