As sock fairies, we never really needed convincing about the magical powers that cool socks seem to have over people, but we understand that others might!
Throughout modern history, socks have been given as gifts, especially during the holidays, because they’re a really affordable way to warm toes, and hearts! When you give socks as a gift, you’re offering someone comfort, both literally and figuratively. Especially now with many of us still staying home during the pandemic, socks are a thoughtful item to send friends and family that they can relish in their own homes.
why socks are so great
With so many styles to choose from and ways to wear them, socks can be a really meaningful gift for the people you care about. We could honestly go on and on about why we think socks are the best gifts, but these are just a few of our favorite reasons they’re so great.
Socks are practical and useful, and you can never really have too many.
When you’re shopping for someone you care about, it’s not unusual to wonder whether you’ll be getting something they already have in their closet. With socks, there are so many different options out there, in length, print and pattern, that it’s really unlikely you’ll get them a duplicate pair. You can also never really have too many pairs of socks in your drawers, especially if you aren’t the best at keeping up with the laundry!
Socks are trendy and timeless.
While we shuffle quickly through different apparel trends season after season, socks are a fashion staple that are pretty timeless. We’re all about celebrating individuality anyway, but even if you’re very trend-forward and look to the runways for inspiration, socks can last you for years and never look like they’re out of style.
Socks let us get creative with gifting options, and don’t take up too much space.
While socks are certainly fun and thoughtful enough to steal the show on their own, they’re also a really great supplement to other gifts. You can find sock gift ideas for anyone on your list, and even loop a pair or two into a gift bag filled with assorted goodies. The fact that socks are really compact means they’re awesome stocking stuffers and ship easily, too.
Socks offer something for everyone.
Whether it’s a pair of crazy socks for your friend with a great sense of humor, sleek dress socks for your serious business buddy or no-shows for your sister who likes to keep her fun side under wraps, you can find a pair of socks for every different personality. Socks are a deeply personal gift, believe it or not, because you can often find styles that celebrate even the most oddly specific interests you can think of. That’s what makes them so special!Browse Our Collection of Crazy Fun Socks!
Socks remind us to be grateful for the little things.
Socks might seem small and insignificant, but they’re a nice reminder of the thoughtfulness of a simple and useful gift. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a fresh pair of socks every day, let alone a bunch of fun and funky pairs to choose from each morning. They are the extra little touches that you might not buy for yourself but that bring you a moment of joy when you get dressed in the morning. As a gift-giver, it feels wonderful to know you’re adding that to a loved one’s daily routine!
Socks don’t give gift-givers too many issues with sizing.
Unlike other types of apparel, where you might worry about picking out a size that doesn’t fit properly, socks give you the benefit of relatively guilt-free gifting. Sock sizes are pretty universal, especially for adults, so as long as you kind of know your buddy’s shoe size, you can shop pretty confidently without fearing they’ll need to return your gift.
Socks bring comfort and joy.
Perhaps most importantly, socks are a gift of pure comfort. Especially now, many of us are craving connection and the cozy feeling of spending time with the people we love. When we have to be apart, as corny as it sounds, a nice pair of socks can give us a little bit of those warm fuzzies we’ve been missing out on these past few months. Think of them as the great big hug you aren’t able to give right now.
gift of comfort
Our team of sock fairies has long touted the magical powers of using socks as a way to bring joy to the people we love, whether it’s for a birthday, holiday, milestone celebration or simply to say, “I’m thinking about you.”
While we could talk about this topic for days, we’d really love to know why YOU give socks as gifts to the people you love. Do you mostly purchase socks for yourself or as gifts for others? Let’s start the conversation — tell us in the comments!