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We know what you thinking. A gift guide to Black Friday socks deals? Weird…hyperspecific. What are those freaks over at InsideHook doing ? But hear us out, as we know two things to be certain in this life — Black Friday is the best time to score discounted gifts and garb, and that, like it or not, there comes a time in everyone’s life when socks become one of the most thrilling gifts a person can receive.
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Basically, what we’re saying is, given that you’ve been assured they’ll be received with enthusiasm, it’s time to pony up and buy some socks for your loved ones already. This, of course, doesn’t make the task of shopping for them any more exciting, or, given the mass of Black Friday sales swirling, any easier, either. But that’s where we come in.
Because you had it right — we are indeed freaks — we’ve tracked down a ton of socks deals that make for the perfect holiday gift And we aren’t talking about the generic Hanes 12-pack. These bad boys, from L.L. Bean to Rototo, will speak to the individual you’re shopping for, their specific tastes, interests and hobbies. So whether your guy is a Deadhead with an affinity for tie-dye or could use a little help reigning in his sweaty feet, we’ve got you covered. Below, the best Black Friday deals on some very giftable socks.
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For Stocking Stuffers: Uniqlo HEATTECH Pile-Lined Socks
At only 8 bucks a pop (or $13 for 2), these bad boys make the perfect White Elephant gift, stocking stuffer, you name it.
For the Serious Gifter (Or Needy Giftee): CDLP 5-Pack Mid-Length Socks
One pair of rocking socks not a good enough gift for you? Try Swedish essentials brand CDLP’s premium 5-pack, instead. Woven from a bamboo-polyamide blend (and let’s not forget the touch of elastic for that much-need snap), these stockings feel cool to the touch thanks to natural anti-bacterial properties.
For the 'Head (Dead or Otherwise): Rostersox Tie-Dyed Ribbed Cotton Socks
Online Ceramics tee sold out? Dead & Company tickets a touch out of your budget? Rostersox, in their infinite and cosmic wisdom, has a suitable alternative in these dyed crew Ssocks, a pair of trippy, cotton socks that real ‘stocks and socks heads have been raving about since they burst on the scene a few years back.
For Channeling a '70s Basketball Pro: Beams Plus Schoolboy Striped Stretch Socks
Add a little pizzazz to your regular rotation of sneakers with Beams Plus’ retro-inspired socks. They bring the perfect touch of vintage to an outfit.
For the Bed-Enthusiasts: Parachute Slouch Socks
When you think of DTC-brand Parachute, you probably think of their luxurious bedding, but they make a damn fine sock, too. The 100% cotton chunky knit socks are a surefire way to keep tootsies warm and toasty: they’re perfectly slouchy and totally lounge-worthy.
For Cozying Up by the Fire: L.L. Bean 10″ Merino Wool Ragg Socks
Crafted from a heavyweight (and itch-free) Australian merino wool, L.L.Bean’s Ragg Socks are the perfect pair for padding around in, making those hard-to-function winter mornings slightly more bearable.
For the Fleet of Feet: Smartwool Run Cold Weather Target Cushion Running Socks
Impressively cushioned and great for winter milage, these Smartwool socks are exactly what the serious runner wants to find in their stocking.
For Truly Stuntin': Thom Browne 4 Bar Mid Calf Sock
Yes, even on sale these socks cost nearly $150. But the opportunity to flex and stunt on them hoes? Now that’s priceless.
For Highlighting Those Impressive Calves: Nike Everyday Plus Cushioned Tie-Dye Crew Socks (2-Pack)
Nike’s crew socks will forever be a staple, thanks to their simple design featuring that iconic swoosh, favored for their ability to lean either athletic or casual. Remember to pull ’em up high and draw attention to those stems of yours.
For the Avid Outdoorsman: Woolrich Merino Wool Hiking Crew Socks
Ultrawarm and sweat-wicking, these Woolrich joints are perfect for the burliest of bros.
For the Dressy Dude: Rototo Fine Pile Striped Crew Sock
A timeless and classic dress sock style makes Rototo perfect for the dapper dude.
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