While certain gifts may be more popular (or unpopular) than others, you can really never go wrong with socks. Think about it: everybody wears them, and most of us are struggling to find a matching pair. With Christmas just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at some of our favorite holiday pairs. For stocking stuffers, or just to keep your feet warm and cozy on Christmas morning, these are the best Christmas socks we’ve been able to find for the season.
Great for stocking stuffers, white elephant gifts, office holiday parties or just because, we’ve secured some of the coziest, funniest holiday-themed socks on the web (and they aren’t always about Christmas). So get ready to spread some holiday cheer with these fun and festive Christmas socks.
J. Crew Men’s Yeti Socks
The abominable snowman is a classic Christmas creature, featured in many great Christmas movies and TV specials. Now, you can pay tribute to this mysterious creature with these cozy Christmas socks from J. Crew. Made from a cotton-nylon blend, these men’s Christmas socks feature a fun Yeti print and forest green color that’s perfect for the holiday festivities. And at just $15, these fun men’s socks are a perfect stocking stuffer.
Smartwool Women’s Bunny Slope Christmas Socks
While this pair of socks from Smartwool might not initially scream Christmas socks, they certainly are some of the most comfortable and cozy socks available right now. Their merino wool construction will help to actively wick moisture away from the foot, whether it’s on the slopes, around town, at the office, or even just lounging at home. Additionally, the entire sock is lined with a midweight cushion to provide all-day relief and extra support where it’s needed, which is definitely what you want when trying to relax in between crowds of shoppers and holiday parties. Plus, the festive winter design makes this pair perfect for the holiday season.
Socksmith Women’s Cocoa Christmas Socks
Sometimes you want a pair of socks that are just plain fun. That’s certainly the case with this set of Coca Christmas socks from Socksmith. Decked with a repeating mug pattern that features the big man himself, this is a festive reminder of one of the holiday’s best traditions. The comfortable blend of cotton, nylon and spandex makes this the perfect comfort sock to wear while you’re sipping your own mug of hot cocoa — preferably fireside.
The Sock Drawer Dreidel Men’s Socks
BEST HANUKKAH SOCKS
If you or someone you know is celebrating Hanukkah, don’t miss out on giving these dreidel socks a spin. With a repeating Star of David and dreidel pattern, you’ll want to put theses men’s socks on time and time again. At crew length, they’re long enough to slightly peek out from under a pair of dress pants, while the blend of cotton, polyester, nylon, and spandex provides a good balance of comfort and stretch.
J. Crew Christmas Socks: Surfing Santa
BEST MEN’S OPTION
Every year, J. Crew makes some of the best Christmas socks, and the brand always has festive new designs. Having a pair of statement socks is a quick way of announcing to the world that you’re into the holidays without being too showy or flashy about it. This pair from J. Crew has a fun surfing Santa and palm trees pattern. It might be a little too festive for the office, but it’s perfect for rocking around the tree. Additionally, they’re long enough to wear with both dress boots and/or sneakers, meaning they’ll pair well with everything.
Knee-High Half Cushioned Athletic Running Sock
BEST ELF SOCKS
It’s cold outside, so stay warm in style with these wonderful holiday running socks. Designed to fit shoe sizes large and small, these hilarious holiday socks come in all kinds of different styles, but the iconic elf look is clearly a classic. They make a great gift idea for runners, too.
Good Luck Sock Christmas Tree Christmas Socks
BEST TREE SOCK
There’s nothing quite like heading to the farm to select the perfect Christmas tree. In the spirit of that lovely tradition, Good Luck Sock has crafted a pair that pays proper tribute to one of the season’s most wonderful activities, as each sock is garnished with a repeating pattern of a car with both trees and gifts saddled on top. It’s a festive look that’s sure to leave anyone wearing them feeling merry and bright.
Happy Socks Presents Christmas Sock
BEST WOMEN’S SOCKS
It may feel a bit meta to gift a pair of socks emblazoned with presents as, well, a present, but these Christmas socks from Happy Socks are too good to pass up. They’ll serve as a fun reminder to the woman in your life that you care about her every time she slips them on. Vibrant and festive, they’re also extremely comfortable and cushiony due to the blend of cotton, polyamide, and elastane.
Women’s Santa Selfie 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar
BEST CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDAR SOCKS
We’ve already reviewed the best adult Advent calendars for the season, but the 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar is a must-have for women who love socks that are both cozy and cute. These festive prints include adorable Christmas critters wearing their finest holiday outfits. These delightful prints are sure to bring a smile to her face on Christmas morning.
Happy Socks Holiday Big Dot Gift Box
BEST FORMAL SOCKS
These formal socks from Happy Sock come in sizes for both men and women, and feature designs that are fun without being informal. The bright Christmas colors make these the best Christmas socks of the season to put under the tree. However, the understated design is still formal enough that these socks can be worn anywhere. This gift box comes with four pairs of holiday socks in a festive container.