It’s Christmas time again and you probably have to get ready for your Secret Santa exchange with your friends and colleagues. No matter how long you’ve known the person, you may still have difficulties figuring out what to get for them that would be in your price range. Most common Christmas gifts usually include a Christmas coffee mug, a fuzzy winter scarf and gloves, or a comfy sweater. But, you could go for something better, more original and fun and that is a good pair of socks.
Back when you were younger, you probably received a pair of socks for Christmas which you might have thought was the worst gift imaginable. However, times have changed and giving foot garments as a Christmas gift would actually be a very good choice. Here are six reasons why you should give a pair of cool socks not only to your gift buddy but also to every other friend and family member.
An affordable Christmas gift
When you and your friends are planning a Secret Santa exchange, you usually set a price limit for the gifts. And since it is Christmas time and you are buying all your loved ones gifts, by buying socks for your gift buddy you would still make a good impression without breaking the bank.
Also, if you are a sock fan yourself, you are probably a member of a sock of the month club from which you get your monthly subscriptions to the trendiest footwear. You could use this opportunity to get a pair or two of the most Christmas-y socks to give your gift buddy.
Provide warmth and comfort
Cold winter days mean that everyone is looking for ways to feel warm and comfortable and what’s a better way than warming up with socks. This is another reason why this simple and cozy footwear would be the perfect Christmas gift for your friend. Generally speaking, socks symbolize warmth and your friend can certainly use them to keep their toes warm.
Besides this, socks made from quality materials such as cotton can undoubtedly bring a sense of comfort which also helps socks last longer. Instead of getting a pair that may wear out easily, you should look for socks that are designed to last throughout the year and beyond.
Variety of styles, colors and patterns
Luckily, there are all kinds of socks that can fit anyone’s style and taste. They come in many colors and patterns that everyone can style however they want.
For example, there are socks designed for informal wear. So, if your friend’s style is rather casual, then you could go for socks that have Christmas graphics on them like reindeers, a snowman or a Christmas tree. Or, if their style is more formal, you could choose dress socks in Christmas colors such as dark red or green which they can wear to formal occasions.
If you want to be original, you could customize the socks yourself with a design that would best represent your friend’s personality.
Easy to wrap
Wrapping socks is much easier than wrapping large presents which usually requires more time and effort. However, this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to put some thought into wrapping your Secret Santa gift creatively.
In fact, here is one creative method on how to do it. You’ll need wrapping paper, scissors, sticky tape and ribbons or bows.
First, cut out a section of the wrapping paper that is big enough to fit around the socks. Secondly, fold the outer sides in on the socks and secure them with a piece of tape. Then, fold the open ends inward and again secure with tape. Lastly, you can decorate with ribbons and bows if you like.
Another innovative way is to wrap the socks like candy and secure both ends with a ribbon and bows.
A memorable gift for your loved ones
In reality, there is no such thing as too many pairs of socks in the sock drawer because according to some statistics, people usually lose 1264 socks over the course of their lifetime.
So, even if your gift buddy may seem like they aren’t impressed with your unique Christmas gift, it won’t matter because they will run out of clean socks at some point and will have to wear the pair you gave them.
In addition to this, they will always think of you every time they put their socks on. That’s why many refer to socks as the gift that keeps on giving.
What can you combine the socks with for your present?
As it was already mentioned, socks are a very affordable gift. However, if you want to get your friend another gift to combine with your socks, here are some ideas that won’t hurt your budget.
For example, you could give your friend a framed photo of you two together spending Christmas day when you were younger. Along with your pair of socks, this will be such a memorable gift for your buddy.
Another gift idea to combine your socks with is slippers. Whether your gift buddy is a girl or a boy, you can look for some nice and warm slippers and stuff them with a few treats and your socks. You could wrap them all with a bow or a ribbon and you will have the perfect Christmas gift for your Secret Santa exchange.
Although socks never seemed like the go-to present back in the days, now they pose as an excellent Christmas gift you could give anyone. And since this time of the year is rather chilly, you could never go wrong by giving your gift buddy a pair of fuzzy, Christmas socks to keep them warm and comfortable at the same time. So, treat your loved ones with a good pair of socks and give them something great to wear for the New Year and beyond.