I love unique stockings, they are a great way to package gifts (think homemade candies, cookies, fudge) to give and they can be made very frugally.
I’ve crocheted each of our children a stocking that have been used every year.
I love these that have been made from sweaters!
Here is a quick way to sew a quilted stocking:
Here is a detail how-to for a stocking with a lining: