Think back to when you were a kid. Remember those people who got you the best gifts? You know, the action figures and the Lego sets and the baseball gloves. Now, think of what your grandmother got you. Maybe there was a sweater or a check for a savings account or, worst of all, the dreaded gift of a pair of socks! Back then, the people who got you the cool, trendy, fun gifts were awesome and your grandmother, as great as she was, was kind of lame.
Fast forward to today. As an adult, you have probably realized that in many areas of life, your grandmother probably was a little smarter than you gave her credit for being. This is especially true for gifts. Those action figures would eventually break and the Lego pieces would get lost pretty quickly but that sweater always kept you nice and warm and when you went off to college, those birthday and holiday checks sure were nice.
As you’ve gotten older, you have even realized that socks are actually a great gift, too. They have always been an underrated gift and you should probably follow your grandmother’s lead and start giving them as gifts yourself. Here’s why socks are a better gift than you think.
Socks are useful
A pair of good quality socks is something everyone can use. One of the keys and the challenges of gift-giving is finding something the person will actually use There is no worse feeling than seeing your gift tucked away in a corner just weeks after you have given it. That is what is so great about socks. People will 100% use a nice pair of good quality socks. Whether for work, the gym, or a special occasion, everyone needs socks and will appreciate a nice pair as a gift.
You don’t buy socks for yourself
Most of us have a sock drawer full of the same style of socks we have had for a very long time. You may not even be sure where some of the pairs came from because they have been there for so long. Socks are just something that we tend not to go out and buy for ourselves regularly. This is another reason socks are such a great gift. Everyone could use an update to the sock collection so they can have a new look or just so they can get rid of some old pairs. The gift of socks will make people say, “Ya know, I have been thinking I need new socks!” and that is a great reaction.
Socks are affordable
Although some people will advocate for cheap socks, the truth is, all socks are relatively cheap. We don’t recommend the bottom of the bargain bin socks but the good news is, pretty much all socks are far cheaper than almost any other clothing item. You can get a good looking, high-quality pair of socks (or a pack of socks) for $25 or less. This is an affordable price and a good amount to spend on a gift for most people in your life. It is a gift that is thoughtful, will be well-received and won’t break the bank.
Socks work for any age
As a squarely middle-ish aged person, the hardest people to buy for are those at either end of the age spectrum. What do you get for your young nephew or your old uncle? Socks! No matter how old you are, everyone needs a few great pairs of socks. You can get cool socks that aren’t too mature for the youngsters and that won’t make your uncle look like he’s having a midlife crisis. They are a win for every age.
They work for those who have it all
What do you get your dad? If you are like many people, your father is the one person in your life who has it all. This doesn’t necessarily mean he has a ton of stuff (although it might) but it means that he only has certain needs and he usually meets those needs himself. That is why socks are a perfect birthday or Father’s Day gift for your dad. No matter how set he is with everything else in his life, he can always use a new, stylish pair of socks like the ones that come in the No Cold Feet Father’s Day Gift Box Set.
There are socks for every occasion
In addition to Father’s Day and birthdays, they also work for holidays, weddings, graduations, and more. There also are an incredible number of types and styles of socks that can be given in all sorts of situations. You can give socks to keep warm and cuddle up with or to put on before a workout or an outdoor activity. There are also socks for work and play and special, formal occasions. There is no limit to the types of socks you can give that will work for someone you know.
Socks are a hard gift to screw-up
Buying most people in your life clothing can be a dicey situation. You never know if getting the wrong size could upset or offend them. That is yet another great aspect about socks. It is very tough to buy people socks in the wrong size given how flexible they are. You do not have to worry about messing up and giving a gift that won’t fit or won’t work for a person’s life. Everyone needs socks and if you buy a nice pair in the person’s general size, you should be just fine.
Gifts can be hard to give. Your grandma knew that. That is why she was incredibly smart to give socks way back when and why you should follow her lead today. Socks make great gifts for everyone on your list and they are relatively inexpensive, hard to mess up, and with a little thought, will be perfectly suited for the person receiving them. What can you say? Grandmas always know best!