by Nathan James December 06, 2020

While the year may be getting away from all of us, it’s crazy to think that the holidays are almost here. With fall in full effect and the colder weather setting in, now is the time to start thinking about holiday shopping and gifts. Shopping in physical stores looks a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find the perfect gift for your loved ones. One great option that never fails to impress on both style and function is the gift of a pair of socks. For the distinguished gentleman in your life, consider a pair (or two) of soft, comfortable, high quality men’s socks.

Socks are a Versatile Gift

One of the best things about gifting socks is that they can be both personal and general. The sock and men’s footwear accessory industry has come a long way in recent years. With new styles on the market including patterns, weaves, knits, and more, men’s socks as gifts can make a real statement during the holidays.

Consider something more personal for men you’ve known all your life. You may know how they like their socks to fit (i.e. snugger or looser, taller or mid-calf) or you might want to cater the pair of socks to something more casual. For the latter, a pair of weekend casual socksmay be the relaxed and laid back vibe you are going for.

Everyone Wears Socks

This goes without saying, but everyone wears socks. While this is stating the obvious, it is helpful to know that the gift you will be giving can actually be used by the recipient. Too often, gifts are well-intentioned but fall flat when it comes to use and practicality. Presenting men’s dress socks as a holiday gift is a simple and easy way to ensure that you’ll be giving someone something they can actually use. After all, everyone needs socks!

Socks are Easy to Gift

Fashion gifts in the form of general apparel can be tricky; it can be a challenge to guess anyone’s size or how they want certain clothing items to fit at any given time. While this may still be the case with a pair of socks, there is much more leeway when it comes to men’s dress socks. Sizes typically come in the range of 8-12 or 13-16, providing gift-givers with a wide margin of error. This is especially useful if you are not too familiar with the person to whom you are giving the socks (i.e. a coworker or a friend of a friend).

Whether for close family members or new friends, socks make wonderful gifts for the holidays. They can be as personal or as neutral as you want them to be and still convey meaning and good intentions.  For an even easier way to gift socks this holiday season, consider a gift box from Boardroom Socks. Pre-packaged and available in your favorite varieties, these sock bundles are just what you need to complete your holiday shopping list. Happy Holidays!

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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