Best Socks to Give this Holiday Season


In the past, people joked about getting socks as a holiday present. This comes from a time when socks were plain, came in only two or three colors, and often came in a pack. Today, novelty socks dominate sock drawers across the world, and Foot Traffic believes that the holidays should hold a special place in your heart and the drawer you keep your socks. Socks are at the top of the list for favorite gifts to give this holiday season. Whether you’re looking for a fun gift, or a festive way to dress up your drab office wear, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite picks for the holidays.

Youth Gingerbread Socks

Sure, kids look for the big stuff on Christmas morning. They’re probably down there before you wake up, shaking the presents and making you breakfast (if you’re lucky). But one crucial element of Christmas morning  is what you get in your holiday stocking. Stocking stuffers are often last-minute impulse buys. Many kids get candy, toothbrushes, a little bit of money, and even small electronics. But you can plan for stocking stuffers, and while you’re looking for at that secret Santa gift for your office co-worker, consider getting  novelty socks for your kids.

Why do we like the Youth gingerbread sock? First and foremost, it’s cute. Featuring the visage of the classic gingerbread man that has become a holiday staple, your child’s foot can snuggle up in the warm embrace of the smiling gingerbread man. No child can resist the warm, tasty treat of a freshly-baked cookie, but what happens when you eat a gingerbread man? This sock answers the question, showing a half-eaten, sad cookie on the other side of the sock. Great for giggles and kindling the holiday spirit, the Gingerbread Sock comes in two sizes, KIDS/ age 4-7 and shoe size 10-1Y; and YOUTH/ age 7-10 and shoe size 12-5Y.

Merry Fishmas Socks

Ahh, ice fishing. A popular winter sport among all genders, ice fishing can get pretty miserable for your feet without the right socks. For the man who likes to fish year-round, look no further than our Merry Fishmas men’s socks. Made with a cotton polyester blend to provide comfortable stretch and moderate warmth, these socks are a festive take on our popular everyday fishing lure socks.

Featured on the socks are a variety of lures on a green background wearing Santa hats, because what greater gift is there than the hope of a freshly-caught fish? Wiggle your toes to get them warmed up or to show off the flashy red fabric that tips these socks –toe, heel and top. These men’s socks are a one size fits most, and they are one of our most popular buys. Great for a stocking stuffer, gag gift, or addition to an eccentric ensemble, the Merry Fishmas Sock swims its way onto our top five list of favorite holiday socks.

Kwanzaa Women’s Socks

Often missing from holiday ensembles are Kwanzaa gifts. Kwanzaa, celebrated from December 26th to January 1st this year, is a festival and time of thanksgiving for African Americans. “matunda ya kwanza” is the Swahili phrase that inspired the name and means “first fruits”. The celebration lasts for seven days and focuses on seven points of importance to the African American community – Umoja, or unity, kujichagulia, or self-determination, ujima, or collective work and responsibility, ujamaa, or cooperative economics, nia, or purpose, kuumba, or creativity, and Imani, or faith. To honor and respect a holiday that means so much to so many people in the United States, Foot Traffic is one of the only sock companies online that offers socks to represent this holiday.

So, to all who celebrate it, Happy Kwanzaa. Our sock depicts the Kinara, the Muhindi, the Kikombe cha Umoja, the Mazao, and the Mkeka – all symbols of the holiday that represent the spirit of Africa and the seven principals celebrated during this time of year. A cotton-polyester blend, this sock is trouser height and fits adult women’s sizes 4-10.

Polar Bear Socks

Sometimes, you just need a way to say “happy holidays” and celebrate the cold that winter brings. Celebrating the hardiness and beauty of winter with animals that thrive in the cold  is one of these ways, and that is why we offer the men’s and women’s polar bear socks. These blue and gray socks come in men’s and women’s sizes and feature a polar bear on a patch of ice with a starry background.

Designed to keep your feet warm while keeping the feelings set on winter, these socks are trouser-cut and are designed to stretch. Wear them with your favorite booties, snow boots or under a set of pants, but don’t get caught without these friendly bears.

Holiday Sloth socks

We know that the holidays can bring on a lot of stress and we need to learn to just settle down and Chill Out. That is just what our holiday sloth socks remind us to do. Just “Chill Out” and “Be Cool” are reminders to slow down, and take time to enjoy the little moments that the holidays bring. These fun socks are available in Men’s, Women’s, and kids sizes.  A family that chills together, stays together!
Foot traffic is dedicated to making your holiday celebrations this winter a little brighter, a little warmer, and a little more fun.  Socks are the perfect gift that will bring a  smile to the face of the wearer and the recipient.  Whether you choose holiday specific designs or designs that can be worn year round, we have over 400 styles that are certain to please anyone wearing our high quality, fun socks . Pick up a pair of one of our favorite giftable socks for the holiday season (and grab a pair or two  for yourself !)

For more information, or for help with completing an order, please contact us today. We look forward to celebrating the season with you!

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