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Holiday 2020: 10 Sock Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your List

A variety of fun socks for kids and adults.
Spotted Zebra/NKPT/Camlinbo

Whether your kids love cute socks, your spouse loves slogan socks, or you just know someone whose feet are always cold, there’s something below to make them all happy this holiday season.

Kids might grumble when they get socks and other clothing for Christmas, but tossing a pair or two in a stocking—especially if they’re cute—is a fun way to mix in some practical gifts. Adults, however, know just how much good socks can cost and will likely be grateful for a new pair, whether they’re fancy, funny, or comfy.

Socks for Kids

Cute kids socks with animals.
Spotted Zebra

Whether they prefer basic white or darker colors, long or short, or designs that make them giggle, there’s a pair of socks below for every kid in your life. When you buy the multipacks, you can also split them up between multiple stockings.

Here are our favorites:

  • Cute thermals: You can make sure they look cute while keeping those tootsies toastie. Choose from kittens, unicorns, hearts, and more.
  • Cushioned anklets: These basic white ankle socks are great for little ones. Some of them have a little pop of color on the toe and heals, just to mix things up a bit. Plus, Fruit of the Loom is a brand you can trust.
  • Longer dark socks with something extra: For little ones who love longer socks and those times when dressy black is a must, this Fruit of the Loom 10-pack can pull double-duty. Some also feature a little pop of color.
  • For stripe and animal lovers: For kids who like their socks to stand out, these cute animal designs from Spotted Zebra are the best. If they’re not in the mood for animals, though, the set also includes some colorful stripe prints.
  • Cartoons and bright colors: Celebrate childhood literature with these The Little Prince socks. If the little ones in your life prefer Tarzan or Arthur, there are options for those from this seller, as well.

Socks for Adults

Fun adult socks with food designs on them

Socks might not be at top of the list for kids, but they’re something adults often need but forget to buy for themselves. We’ve found some fun and useful styles for both men and women. There’s a little something on our list for everyone, from fun dress socks to something warm for winter.

We recommend the following:

  • Dressy argyles: For men and women who like or need to dress up, the right pair of dress socks is important. Rather than gifting them yet another pair of basic black dress socks, these cool argyles will add a little flair to their business attire.
  • Moisture-wicking for workouts: Whether you’re buying for a runner, a hiker, or someone who enjoys sports, these socks are great. They have reinforced heels and toes for comfort and to help prevent blisters. They also wick away moisture, so feet stay dry and comfy.
  • Holiday fuzzy socks: Available in blue or red, these cute gingerbread man socks are sure to keep everyone’s toes toasty this winter. They’re a great replacement for slippers.
  • Nonskid: These might make you think of the hospital, but they’re great to wear at home, as well. Not only do they keep you from slipping on linoleum or hardwood, but they’re also comfortable. Somehow, this three-pack from Rative manages to look like a combo of sporty and dressy short socks. There’s even a pink option.
  • For fun: For the adults you know who don’t take life too seriously, there are plenty of funny socks out there. NKPT offers a variety of three-packs featuring everything from foods to animals. The millennials in your life are sure to love the avocado prints!

Who couldn’t use a new pair of socks? Give the gift of something useful this year, along with their favorite Christmas snacks.

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