WE HEM and haw over whether socks are a boring gift choice, but the truth is, we always need a good, comfortable pair of everyday socks.
We’re constantly losing our socks, wearing them through until they have holes or finding that we never have the right socks for the season.
Which is why you can never go amiss with a pair of Christmas socks: they’re festive, they’re fun and best of all, they’re practical.
Plus, even the most straight-laced among us can’t resist a pair of brightly coloured or wildly patterned novelty socks under a sharp suit – especially ones that say ‘Merry Kissmas.’
Socks aren’t just an easy present to get anyone on your list, from your Secret Santa to your in-laws to your kids. Yes, they’re playful and relatively cheap. They’re also cosy which makes them the perfect winter warmer – especially for shuffling around the house on Christmas and Boxing Day.
In fact, socks are making such a comeback in 2019 that you’ll find socks stuffed into Christmas crackers – and as a standout feature in advent calendars this season.
People are already queuing up for Boots’ Disney sock advent calendar, with 12 pairs of socks for women and girls featuring your favourite Disney characters for £30 – and it’s already on a 3 for 2 offer.
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1. Best Christmas socks stocking stuffer
These fun printed socks with cute slogans come in six festive designs (you’ll be sent three chosen at random) and make a brilliant, cheap stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift. Also, they’re available in men’s sizes so work well for any tricky-to-buy-for men in your life.
- (AD) 3x Pairs of Mens Novelty Fun Christmas Socks / UK 6-11, for £2.95 on Amazon – buy here
2. Best Christmas socks for her
Joules is a go-to for cute Christmas socks, and these fluffy reindeer are perfect for keeping someone’s feet warm through the cold winter months.
‘We all loved them. They are super soft and snuggly and nice and long too. They’re a little pricier than I would normally spend on Christmas socks but their quality is fantastic and I think they will last quite a while!’ writes one reviewer.
- (AD) Joules Women’s Festive Fluffy Slipper Socks, 100 DEN, for £9.73 on Amazon – buy here
3. Best personalised Christmas socks
Cosy Christmas socks that can be personalised for the recipient? Yes, please. These socks come in cream or red, South African mohair or English cashmere, and arrive beautifully packaged in a charming, personalised gift box.
- Quirky Gift Library Cosy Christmas Mohair Or Cashmere Bed Socks, for £18 on Not On The High Street – buy here
4. Best Christmas sock advent calendar
This advent calendar features a mix of Christmas-themed and year-round designs for the 12 days of Christmas (you can also get one with 25 pairs of socks for someone who’s particularly keen – or badly in need of upping their sock game). These cotton-blend socks are perfect for adding that fun element of surprise to Christmas gifting – and also come in female-friendly designs.
- Mens Wild Feet 12 Days of Sock-mas Christmas Advent Calendar socks, for £44.99 on SockShop – buy here
5. Best designer Christmas socks
Happy Socks is a Swedish brand specialising in socks and underwear in bold patterns and bright colours – ideal for the guy who wants to make a bit of a statement. This trio of festive socks makes a perfect present.
‘My husband loves novelty socks and these did not disappoint. Have bought Happy Socks many times and will continue doing so. Excellent quality,’ raves one reviewer.
- (AD) Happy Socks Holiday Gift Box Christmas Socks, for £22.21 on Amazon – buy here
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