My Mom Puts This “Cozy” $20 Decor Gem on The Christmas Table Every Year

published Dec 3, 2023
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Holiday dinner table.
Credit: L. Daniela Alvarez

Like many Latin families, my family has always celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve (or Nochebuena). Whether we’re going out to dinner, spending time with our family in Mexico, or my mom is cooking a traditional Mexican meal, this day has always been special and eventful for us. 

This year, in true Nochebuena fashion, my mom will be making her incredible pozole for my husband, my sister, and me. Even though there will only be four of us at the table, my mom always makes sure to dress it to the nines. One piece in particular has always been my favorite, and gives the night an even more festive feel.

My mom typically sticks to hosting intimate dinners, but the accessories and decor she has for her table can just as well be for a big holiday party. From elegant wine markers and slate name plates to metal placemats, my mom has meticulously chosen her table setting decor to be sophisticated and timeless — especially when it comes to seasonal items. 

Credit: L. Daniela Alvarez

She prefers keeping her table neutral with small pops of color, so it was no surprise when she whipped out these adorable stocking silverware holders a few Christmases ago. The bright, cable-stitched red knit and white cuff are a true ode to the coziness of a Christmas night, plus they also wonderfully fit a knife, fork, and spoon. That color red, in fact, perfectly matches my mom’s go-to holiday plant: the poinsettia, or Nochebuena (the same thing we call Christmas Eve). You can also snag a more inexpensive six-pack of similar mini stockings from Amazon here.

These little stocking holders are a perfect mix of functional, stylish, and festive with a classic look to cycle through numerous holiday seasons. Whether you want to use these for your own table setting or gift them to your favorite holiday host, these little stockings will add a dash of magic to your Christmas dinner (or breakfast!). 

Buy: Christmas Stocking Silverware Holders, Set of 4, $19.95