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The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Sock and Underwear Gifts

by Pivotal Digital 03 Feb 2023
The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Sock and Underwear Gifts

For millions, the mere mention of Christmas brings one thing to mind in a flash:

What on earth to give your nearest and dearest this year?

The clock is ticking, and stress is building. The High Street isn’t the safest place to be, and inspiration is far from abundant. You have a limited time to play with, but you’re absolutely intent on giving gifts they’ll actually want.

The ultimate Christmas conundrum?

Not at all - why not simply go with the time-old classic of Christmas socks and underwear?


Thought Christmas Underwear Gifts Were Uninspiring?

At this point, we may as well acknowledge the obvious elephant in the room. Ask any 100 people and chances are at least 50 of them would tell you underwear isn’t a particularly inspiring Christmas gift.

Well, we’re here to tell you they’re wrong! Underwear has the potential to be a fantastic Christmas gift, if you get it right.

True, generic, mass-produced socks and underpants don’t exactly ooze seasonal sentiment. By contrast, the world’s most prestigious underwear of renowned sophistication is a different matter entirely.

We’re the experts, so trust us – quality underwear is a tried and tested gift idea you really cannot go wrong with.

Three of the many reasons why giving the gift of underwear is never a bad idea:

  1. Everybody needs underwear, and plenty of it. When you think about it, it’s one of the only universally fool-proof gift options you can go for, without having to worry too much about the ‘selectiveness’ of the recipient.
  2. There is absolutely no such thing as having too much underwear. Even if the recipient has no immediate need, there will come a time (perhaps sooner than you think) when they do.
  3. Some may argue otherwise, but practical gifts are always better than novelties. If you can give them something they will get some genuine use out of, it’s a no-brainer. One that makes your life easier, too!

Still not sold? Well, consider how few people ever treat themselves to genuinely superior underwear.

Hanro Christmas box

Cashmere socks, Egyptian cotton pants, Merino wool warmers for the winter. These are all indulgences people often deny themselves – and what better gift than something they regularly resist?

Giving the gift of underwear at Christmas doesn’t have to mean another uninspiring 10-pack of synthetic sports socks. Instead, why not go for one product of pure prestige - something they’ll genuinely appreciate?


Christmas Sock and Underwear Gifts They’ll Genuinely Love

If you could still do with being pointed in the right direction, we’re here to help. Whoever you’re looking to spoil rotten this Christmas, rest assured we’ve got you covered.

What follows is just a few of our own personal top picks for Christmas gifts you simply can’t go wrong with. Though, of course, we’d be happy to hear from you anytime if you don’t spot what you’re looking for!

Let’s get started:


For Cosy Evenings by the Fire

Nothing makes for warmer and cosier evenings curled up in front of the fire than a pair of slipper socks. Made exclusively from the highest quality materials, the slipper socks in our collection combine the ultimate in cosiness with non-slip soles for plenty of grip.

These Falke Cuddle Pads Slipper Socks for women are always especially popular in these chillier months. As are the luxurious Lodge Homepads for men, guaranteed to increase your cosy comfort.

Both are a clear cut above your more generic slipper socks. But then, we’d expect nothing less from our friends at Falke.


Warmth and Comfort for the Tiniest Toes

Why limit the luxury of cosy toes at Christmas to the grownups in the family? We have a full range of warm and comfy slippers socks for the whole family, but none are quite as cute as our darling Catspads Cotton Socks for babies.

Soft, cuddly, and with non-slip soles for safety. These socks are not only about as adorable as it gets, they’re also great for encouraging first steps. Imagine giving the gift of a timeless memory like that!


Sleeping in Style

Our lounge and sleepwear collection is basically a wall-to-wall range of gorgeous gift ideas for that special someone in your life. A super-premium pair of cashmere socks is always a winner; whether for relaxing at home or as a pair of wonderfully warm bed socks, these are indulgent perfection.

We also offer a wide variety of elegant pants and shirts for women that can double-up as loungewear and sleepwear. All manufactured from the highest quality materials for unbeatable comfort.

For something a little more elegant and sophisticated, why not go for a deluxe cotton sleeveless nightdress? Or perhaps the most beautifully warm and comfortable hooded bathrobe they’ll ever have the pleasure to wear?


Man wearing loungewear standing outside, leaning against wooden house 

Lounging Around

Of course, our extensive collection of loungewear isn’t limited exclusively to high-end lines for ladies. For men who love lounging around at home over the festive season, our lounge pants, long woven boxers and multipurpose night & day woven pants could be just the thing.

Or perhaps, an ultra-luxurious Jasper Robe from Hanro - made from the finest woven cotton and guaranteed to impress. 


For Energetic Types

For those who are more about getting up and active at this time of year (or any other), we’ve no shortage of options to choose from.

These RU4 Cool Running Socks are available in a wide variety of different lengths and thicknesses, to suit all preferences and requirements. We also have an extensive range of wool and silk trekking socks for men, also available in a wide range of specifications.

Tennis and racquet sports fanatics will be right at home with our tennis socks collection. Meanwhile, our super-premium range of cycling socks covers everything on two wheels.

Of course, we’ve also got you covered if looking to treat a winter sports fan to something they’ll genuinely love. Check out our full range of ski socks for men, women and children - all from the market’s most celebrated brands and guaranteed to go the distance.


Strictly Business

Business gifts at Christmas?  Why not - there’s always a place for a good pair of dress socks for the ambitious professional’s wardrobe!

If you’re unsure where to start, check out these exquisite pure silk knee high dress socks for men.

Or, if that doesn’t take your fancy, perhaps these fabulously comfy knee socks made from a blend of cashmere and silk. These soft merino wool socks for women also never fail to look the part, as do these stylish cotton touch socks from our business collection.


Feet wearing socks resting on yellow cushions

The More, the Merrier!

If in doubt, why not opt for the only thing better than the gift of socks or underwear? That being, a gift box that packages two or three fabulous items together for good measure!

Already a top-seller this Christmas, this Airport Socks & Pure Silk Pocket Square Gift Box is a guaranteed winner for men of distinction. As is this three-pack Happy Socks Gift Box, which has good times and tidings written all over it.

Or, if you’re looking for the ultimate stocking filler, be sure to check out this Burlington Ladies Gift Box, loaded with two of the brand’s best-selling designs.

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