Tis the season to get those sleigh bells ringing and the festive spirit flowing. If your little elves have been good all year and they’re eagerly awaiting Santa’s visit, then you’re in the right place. A Santa sack is the perfect way to add a sprinkle of Christmas enchantment to your home.
Santa sacks are those big, reusable bags that your kiddos put out on Christmas Eve, eagerly hoping that Santa Claus himself will fill them to the brim with delightful gifts. They come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, with some even offering personalisation options and a handy drawstring to keep the magic safe.
To make your hunt for the perfect Christmas sack easier, we’ve compiled a list of 16 quality Santa sacks available right here in Australia. This list comes straight from the treasure trove of recommendations by the Grapeviner mums, so you know it’s been Mum-approved.
Helpful Tips for Choosing the Perfect Santa Sacks
Before we dive into the enchanting world of Santa sacks, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Feel the Fabric: Think about what the Santa sack is made of. Is it soft like velvet, comfy cotton, or rustic jute? Consider how it feels and whether it matches your Christmas decorations.
- Make It Personal: Lots of Santa sacks can be customised with your child’s name. This personal touch makes it extra special and ensures no mix-ups on Christmas morning.
- Roomy and Ready: Check that the sack has enough space for all those wonderful gifts. It should be big but not so big that it looks like it’s about to burst.
- Built to Last: Look for a Santa sack that’s well-made and sturdy. You want it to survive through many Christmases, becoming a treasured tradition.
- Seal the Mystery: See how the sack closes up. Drawstring tops are handy for keeping gifts safe and adding a bit of suspense.
- Bonus Bits: Some Santa sacks come with fun extras like jingling bells, fluffy pom-poms, or cute decorations. These can really jazz up your Christmas setup
OUR PICK OF THE CROP
15 Santa sacks for merry little elves
To help you find a festive Christmas sack or stockings, we consulted our huge Facebook community of Australian mums and listed their most popular choices below. Read what other mums had to say in the Facebook post!
In no particular order, here are 15 of the most popular Santa sacks and Christmas stockings for 2023.
The Custom Co
Looking for a timeless Santa Sack featuring an adorable array of whimsical designs? The Custom Co has got you covered. They’ll even add your poppet’s name in your choice of font to make it extra special!
Christmas orders close: November 15th, 2023
Get ready for some holiday charm with these stunningly modern Santa sacks from Namely Co. Made from 100% organic cotton, each sack is customisable with up to 15 letters.
Christmas orders close: November 23, 2023
Embrace the Christmas enchantment with personalised Polka Dot Santa Sacks from CMC Gold. Crafted with love in four charming colours, each bag is adorned with playful pom poms and a personalised name tag.
Christmas orders close: November 29th, 2023
Looking for a dash of nostalgia? Little Morbry’s Handmade Santa Sacks make for the sweetest addition to your household. Complete with a removable name tag it’s the perfect gift for passing down through generations. Plus each stitch is lovingly hand-sewn. (So special!)
Christmas orders close: October 15, 2023
Mini Motif has got something for everyone with their Personalised Santa Sacks! Whether you’re a fan of classic Christmas traditions or prefer a modern twist, their sacks come in a variety of vibrant and cheerful designs.
Christmas orders close: November 15th, 2023
Honeysuckle & Lime
Crafted with attention to detail, these sacks have an irresistibly soft feel, a double layer of velvet and can be embroidered with your little elf’s name. Speaking for ourselves, we adore how these handmade sacks are expertly crumpled, giving them the appearance of having just come from Santa’s workshop.
Christmas orders close: December 1st, 2023
Babies 2 Infinity
Babies 2 Infinity Personalised Santa Sacks are not only classicly cute but also top-notch quality. They’re perfect for adding that extra dash of holiday magic and making Christmas morning extra special. Plus, they’re fully lined to hide even the brightest of toys.
Christmas orders close: December 4th, 2023
Crafted from their signature 100% cotton velvet, Kip&Co’s Velvet Santa Sacks are incredibly lush and fluffy—a true treat for the senses. The multicoloured pom pom drawstring adds a whimsical touch.
Feeling as though they’ve come straight from the North Pole, Timber Tinkers’ Velvet Santa Sacks are the perfect way to spark the magic of Christmas. Make it extra personal with your child’s name, these are sure to get everyone excited on Christmas morning!
Christmas orders close: December 7th, 2023
A genuine Christmas gem, Petite Maison’s Personalised Old Toys for Santa Sack creates a tradition with heart. Born from a desire to do better with outgrown toys, families are encouraged to fill up the sacks to donate to those in need.
Amelia Y Design
The perfect blend of style and functionality, these Santa Sacks designed by Aussie artist Brook Gossen are sure to delight both big and little kids on Christmas morning. We adore the keychain ornament that is detachable meaning it can be used all year round.
Colour and Spice
A classic Santa sack with whimsy illustrations. Personalise with poppet’s name in the colour and font of your choice for that extra special touch.
Christmas orders close: November 5th, 2023
Cotton On Kids
Watch your kids’ faces light up when they see their Christmas Sacks filled with pressies on Christmas morning. Choose from a range of fun colours and prints so Santa knows which is theirs. Optional personalisation available.
Mirage Haven brings you a luxury range of Velvet Santa Sacks that combine elegance with the festive spirit. These sacks feature stunning gold that will shimmer under your Christmas tree lights and are both functional and decorative, making them a must-have for the holiday season.
Children and adults delight in seeing a Christmas sack full of gifts on Christmas morning. Accented with a red & white striped cotton cord with a red pom pom. Adairs range of Santa Sacks includes drawstring closure for easy use.
FAQs, Your questions answered
Where did the Christmas Sack tradition start?
Well, the Santa Sack tradition is a bit like Santa himself – it’s been around for ages, and no one’s entirely sure where it started. But it’s all about creating that magical moment on Christmas morning.
Is it a good idea to get a personalised sack?
Oh, totally! When your little one sees their name on that sack, their eyes light up like a Christmas tree. It makes the whole Santa visit feel super personal, and you can use it year after year. So, yes, go for it if you want that extra sprinkle of magic.
What’s the difference between a Santa sack and a Christmas stocking?
Stockings are those cute little socks or mini-bags that hang by the fireplace. They’re for smaller surprises and treats. Santa sacks, on the other hand, are roomy and perfect for bigger gifts. So, if you’ve got loads of presents to hide, a Santa sack is your go-to. But hey, there’s no rule saying you can’t have both for double the fun!
When asked, the Grapeviner mums to which option they preferred and here’s what they said ….
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Happy holidays, Grapeviners!