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7 Reasons Socks Are Actually a Romantic Gift Idea


Today we want to share 7 reasons socks are actually a romantic gift idea. For a long time, socks have gotten a bad rap when it comes to gift-giving. Cue the 1960s footage of boys with well-combed hair, ripping open holiday presents, only to reluctantly hold up a pair of wool socks. But that’s not the case anymore. Today, socks are some of the best socks when you’re shopping on a budget.

And in case your budget is light though your heart is full, socks are not only affordable but they can also be really romantic. That might seem like a crazy statement at first, but there is actually a lot of good reason behind it: socks are warm, they can be funny and silly, they can be luxurious. 

Socks Are Actually a Romantic Gift Idea

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If you’re wondering if giving socks to a romantic partner is an appropriate gift, here are seven reasons why those socks are actually a great choice:

1. They keep you warm and cozy

The number one reason to wear socks is to keep your feet warm and cozy all year long. This is an especially tough challenge during the winter months or if you live in a cold environment.

If your partner is always complaining that their feet are cold, give them the fuzziest, warmest, most luscious pair of socks that you can find. Most of us would not purchase those kinds of socks for ourselves because they can be expensive — at least, they’re expensive compared to other pairs of socks. On the gift-giving spectrum, they’re actually very affordable! That’s why they’re the perfect way to spoil your partner while you’re on a budget.

2. They can be part of an at-home spa routine

Self-care is essential to our overall well-being. One way to practice self-care is to take care of your body’s physical needs, making time to relax. This could include getting a good night’s sleep, eating well, and sometimes pampering yourself. Creating an at-home spa routine is the perfect way to pamper yourself in a practical way. 

To boost your partner’s spa routine, give them the gift of a pair of gel-infused socks. These socks help to moisturize their feet and keep them warm. Have them put them on just after a bath or foot-soak and lotion application to lock in moisture and hydrate dry skin. And if your partner wears them overnight, the results will be even better.

3. You can never have enough

Socks Are Actually a Romantic Gift Idea

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Socks wear out. The elastic stretches. Holes appear in the heel or in the toes. One sock mysteriously goes missing between the washing machine and the dryer. We replace socks all the time. Often, we buy ourselves just plain packs of socks because they’re cheap and practical. That’s why receiving a silly or colorful pair of socks from a loved one is so much fun!

And, because you can never have enough socks, they’re the perfect gift for that person who has everything. Help them stock up on the coziest, silliest socks you can find. They’re sure to be put to good use.

4. Customized socks can play on inside jokes

Customized socks are the most fun way to gift socks. The New York Times puts it in their top 20 list of best stocking stuffers. You can choose the color and style of the sock and also choose pictures to appear in a pattern on the sock.

I’ve seen this done with pets, loved ones, favorite actors, TV/movie characters, you name it! These socks can be romantic because they are fun, thoughtful, and silly. Most importantly, it shows your loved one how well you know them. They can be as goofy as you want, as long as they feature something that your partner loves.

5. They’re practical but playful

Socks Are Actually a Romantic Gift Idea

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For many of us, work attire can be pretty boring. Slacks and button-ups get old pretty fast. But you can always add a pop of personality and color with your socks. Because they’re hidden most of the time, they aren’t too distracting. But when you get a peek of a brightly colored sock or something with a silly pattern, it can be kind of fun!

If you’re buying for someone who has a 9 to 5 with a strict dress code, try and track down socks with fun patterns and prints. When they have a tough day, they’ll see them and think of you!

6. You can shop for themed socks

As No Cold Feet notes, there’s even a case to be made for giving Valentine socks as a gift. Just about every store that sells socks will sell socks specifically designed for Valentine’s Day. No Cold Feet takes it one step further though. You can buy a two-pack of socks in any color and style of your choosing. Once you have the socks picked out, you can choose one of three V-Day themed packaging options, or choose a custom one. You can also take an eco-friendly approach to this process and gift your loved one sustainable socks made from bamboo.

Sometimes, socks get pigeon-holed into being an add-on gift. You have your main gift and then you have the socks as an added bonus. But themed socks packaged up just for the holiday are a perfect standalone gift.

7. Every style is represented

While we’ve spent a good deal of time talking about silly socks in this article, it’s also important to note that classic sock patterns and styles make for great gifts too. Not all of us want brightly-colored goofy socks. Some would rather stick to solid colors, stripes, argyle, and other classic patterns.

The great thing about socks is that they come in just about every style, color, and pattern imaginable. No matter who you’re shopping for, you can find the perfect pair of socks to fit their style. Even if the socks seem plain or boring to you, your partner might love them and will think of you when they wear them.

Socks might not be the first thing you think of when you start shopping for a romantic gift, but they should definitely be considered. Whether your partner likes funny gifts or serious ones, luxurious gifts or practical ones, you can find the perfect pair of socks to fit their preferences. The next time a romantic holiday comes around, pick out a pair of special socks for the occasion.

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The Subscription Box Every Man Needs


It’s 2017, which means that there is a subscription-based niche for everyone. From having fresh dinner ingredients delivered 3 times a week to receiving a monthly box of specially curated fine cigars, the subscription-based business model has taken over the internet, and our lives. Nothing is better than receiving a personalized package–and in this day and age of instant gratification, sometimes waiting for something to arrive via snail mail is a nice change of pace.

Enter Related Garments, a subscription service that provides men with no-show socks, long socks and boxer briefs on a monthly basis. The idea is that men often neglect an important part of personal style: undergarments. Without having to think about it, matching sets of socks and underwear appear at your doorstep. This service totally eradicates the “dryer ate my sock” issue we all know too well, and the frustrating task of underwear shopping. Founders David and Mike Appel describe the options as “simple, coordinated, and comfortable,” and we agree.

Options range from classic and simple to colorful and punchy. We especially love this ‘Weekday Package’ because it offers a wide variety of prints and solids. While these options can be made to match perfectly, the colors coordinate so that you can mix and match too.   

If you don’t need a whole package, and prefer to buy your undergarments individually, Related Garments offers single sets that include just one pair of underwear, one pair of no-show socks and one pair of long socks. We love the Night Hawk set–the punch of lime green adds just the right amount of personality without overdoing it.

The ‘Weekend Package’ is perfect for the man who would prefer to have a few options, but doesn’t need 5 pairs of new underwear every month. This is our favorite and the colors are perfectly neutral and masculine without being boring. Everyone knows stripes and army green complement each other wonderfully, so mixing and matching is definitely an option with this set.

Each item from Related Garments is of the highest quality and the underwear is always 95% cotton and 5% spandex for breathability and elasticity. Subscription options range from $20 per set monthly to $15.20 per set if billed yearly. Quality underwear is something every man should own, and when it’s this easy to feel and look good, there’s no reason not to place an order.

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The Subscription Box Every Man Needs. Photos courtesy of Related Garments.

Stylish Winter Socks


Add some excitement to a drab winter outfit with these stylish winter socks in colorful prints and unique patterns. The bold lengths make these socks tall enough to peek out from above your favorite boots!

Birds of a Feather
It’s not technically a sock, but how could we leave out these stunning tights? The classic opaque black tight, a winter style staple, has been revamped with an unexpected metallic feather print. Wear these tights with a little black dress and pumps to keep the focus on the amazing design.

Zorah Printed Tights, $38, freepeople.com

Winter Woodland
It is impossible to resist these adorable woodland-themed socks, designed with a bleached wood background and featuring barn owls flying and cuddling. These socks are loaded with fun details in a neutral color palette, and hints of turquoise balance the various shades of cream and brown.

Stylish Winter Socks

Barn Owl Knee High, $10, sockdreams.com

Chic Ombré
Channel your inner rock star by wearing these black, gray, and white ombré over the knee socks with leather booties and a fit-and-flare dress. These ombré socks are a great way to transition one of the summer’s hottest trends into the winter months! The unique socks were handknit on an antique loom and are made of soft and warm mohair blend yarn.

Stylish Winter Socks

Handknit Ombre Stripe Over the Knee Socks, $50, CrankCraftSox at etsy.com

Classic Print
The fair isle-inspired design of these over the knee socks is a fun spin on a classic winter pattern. The soft tones of purple, pink, and green arranged in a linear and floral pattern hint at the coming spring. These socks will look great peeking out of boots now and will look just as cute with heeled oxfords in the spring!

Stylish Winter Socks

Emily Over the Knee Socks, $20, sockdreams.com

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