by Nathan James November 11, 2020

With the holiday season quickly approaching, we have put together a detailed gift guide to help you find the perfect gift. Whether you are shopping for your husband, father, coworker or a friend, dress socks are a classic and tasteful holiday gift. We offer a wide range of colors and styles, all made in the USA using the finest yarns from around the world.

Quick note: shipping carriers are anticipating delays this year. While we will continue sending orders out as quickly as possible, we recommend shopping earlier than normal this year.

The Basics of Sock Gifting

Before getting started, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the recipient’s tastes and preferences.

Colorful Array of Men's Dress Socks

What Length Does He Prefer?

When it comes to buying dress socks, the first step is determining the correct length. The options are either over the calf or mid-calf. As the name implies, over the calf socks fully cover a man’s calf and rest just below the knee while mid-calf socks reach approximately halfway up the calf. While each of these lengths have their own advantages, most men typically prefer one or the other. Need help deciding between the two? Check out our detailed article on dress sock length.

Mid-Calf vs Over the Calf Dress Socks

Merino Wool or Pima Cotton?

Once you have determined the appropriate length, you’ll need to choose between merino wool and pima cotton. Just as with sock length, there is no “right or wrong” answer when it comes to sock material; it is a matter of personal preference. Regardless of your choice, rest assured that we use only the finest yarns to produce our dress socks, ensuring each pair is comfortable and durable. If you’d like more information, see our article about the best material for dress socks.

Gift Boxes - Sock Shopping Made Easy

Colorful Dress Socks Gift Box

After determining his preferred length and material, simplify the dress sock shopping process by picking out one of our gift boxes. Just in time for the holidays, we have restocked our dress sock gift boxes and added several new combinations of styles. Each gift set comes prepackaged with six pairs of our best-selling styles, all neatly arranged in a sleek Boardroom Socks gift box.

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Back to the Basics

A man can never have too many pairs of black dress socks, and the same can be said for grey and navy. For the traditional man, we have a gift box that includes two pairs each of black, grey and navy. This is a can’t-miss gift that he will get plenty of use out of.

Man Holding Black Grey and Navy Dress Socks Gift Set

Put a Pop of Color in His Stocking

For a stocking stuffer, try picking out a new color that will add a pop to his wardrobe. Burgundypurplered and teal are all popular colors that look just as good with a fine pair of trousers as they do with blue jeans.

Man Wearing Teal Dress Socks with Jeans and Brown Dress Shoes

Soft, Comfortable and Incredibly Unique

Every unique man deserves a unique gift, and our Donegal tweed socks certainly fit that bill. These merino wool blend socks feature a relaxed, loose fit on the leg that make them quite comfortable. Available in a variety of styles ranging from subdued to vibrant, each is accented with colorful flecks in our unique Donegal style.

Red Donegal Tweed Socks with Jeans and Blue Monkstrap Shoes

Multi-Packs As a Gift Set

Check out our bundles for selections in 3, 6 or 12 packs that are preselected combinations offered at a discounted price. These make for a great gift set and are available in a variety of colors and styles, including both patterns and solids.

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Laundry Bag - Great Stocking Stuffer

When laundering dress socks, you may find that they eventually begin to pill or will accumulate a lot of lint in the washer and dryer. You can help prevent these issues by using a sock laundry bag. The bag keeps your socks from rubbing against abrasive items and also eliminates direct contact with items that may have lint.

Dress Sock Laundry Bag


Men’s dress socks are a classic gift during the holiday season. Our selection is wide to meet the varying needs of men. Whether he is working at home, back at the office or somewhere in between, looking sharp has never been so easy.

Wishing You A Healthy, Happy Holiday Season!

From the team at Boardroom Socks, we wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season. As always, we appreciate your business.

Happy Holidays from the Team at Boardroom Socks

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Nathan James
Nathan James

CEO, Boardroom Socks

Nathan's favorite dress socks are our burgundy merino wool socks. You will also frequently find him wearing our new no-show socks. Outside of the office he enjoys fishing, reading and exploring Charlotte with his wife.

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