Christmas socks are such a fun and affordable way to add some festive colour to any outfit. You can wear them with a suit and polished shoes for work or a smart occasion, or show them off with shorts when it’s a sporting day or the weekend. They may be to wear yourself, or be bought to give as a festive gift.
There are so many types available, whether you want men’s Christmas socks, children’s Christmas socks, ladies’ Christmas socks or even matching family Christmas socks. Then there are funny Christmas socks, Christmas slipper socks, fluffy Christmas socks and more.
Whether you want to find some Santa socks to wrap up as stocking fillers for the men in your life or would like novelty Christmas socks to give as an affordable, practical and fun Secret Santa gift, all the best Christmas socks can be found in this guide.
Read on to find the perfect picks from all the Christmas socks on sale, so you can treat the feet of your nearest and dearest this December!
- The top 10 Christmas socks for the festive season
- Which Christmas socks will you give or wear this year?
The top 10 Christmas socks for the festive season
Whether you want short or long Christmas socks, wearable men‘s, kids’ or women’s stocking fillers or a set of Jack Skellington socks, this is the finest footwear to see you through the festive season.
Elf socks are of course a festive classic, whether you’re dressing up as one of Santa’s helpers or simply want to inject the spirit of the season into your day. They make great Christmas vacation socks. Just slip a pair on when school, college or work’s out for the rest of December, and you’ll instantly feel ready to relax. We promise!
Who could fail to feel festive when donning a pair of crazy Christmas socks? And some of these elf socks are pretty zany. There are long, over-the knee ones with red and green stripes, packs of men’s Christmas socks with an Elf movie theme or 12 days of Christmas socks including elfin designs.
Whether you want a pack containing 15 pairs of socks for the kids to share or – instead of Christmas socks – women’s stockings decorated with cheery red and green designs, elf hosiery is a dead cert during December.
Christmas slipper socks
Let’s begin with something that goes a little beyond the usual Xmas socks. Slipper socks are both socks and slippers in one, and are quite simply the cosiest, most comfortable footwear ever. If you live in one of the cooler southern states, you may wish to wear some during those December evenings when the temperature suddenly drops.
If you’re sending parcels overseas, packing this kind of Christmas socks for gifts is ideal. They’re lightweight and won’t get broken in transit, and will also be a particuarly welcome present if you have friends or family living in colder climates – such as the UK, the US, New Zealand or Canada.
Many of these slipper socks for Christmas come in multipacks, so you could either treat them to several pairs, split the pack between recipients or even keep a couple all to yourself. Designs range from cable knit slipper socks or Nordic patterns to options in red and green that are more traditionally festive.
Santa Claus socks
Like elf ones, Santa socks are another seasonal favourite the world over. Nothing says Father Christmas is on his way better than a pair of Santa Claus socks featuring jolly old Saint Nick!
Again you can pick from thigh high socks that might make good stocking fillers for your wife or girlfriend to slipper socks, knee high socks, kids’ ankle socks or fuzzy festive socks.
While these are predominantly red Christmas socks, you can also buy them in packs featuring other designs such as reindeer socks, snowflake socks or other festive favourites.
Fuzzy Christmas socks
If your giftee lives in one of the warmer Australian states or one of the world’s hotter countries, fuzzy socks make a good alternative to Christmas slipper socks. They’re not so thick, and therefore are better suited to wearing when it’s not quite so chilly. If you want Christmas bed socks, this is the type to go for.
Another advantage of buying this kind of festive socks is that they come in a range of styles. Whether you want trainer socks, ankle socks or knee high Christmas socks, there’s an option to suit you or the person you’re buying for.
There is also a choice when it comes to Christmas socks decoration on these fuzzy, cosy Christmas socks. There are cute animals including cats, socks that come in a sweet cupcake-shaped pack or sets containing a different colour for every day of the week.
Nightmare Before Christmas socks
Nightmare before Christmas socks – like other products associated with the popular movies – are ideal for Bah Humbug types. Whether their seasonal moaning and groaning is meant in jest or not!
You can even buy Nightmare before Christmas slippers or Crocs if you feel so inclined. As for the spooky, gothic-style socks, they are produced by several companies including Bioworld and Seven Times Six – and of course they are available as Disney Christmas socks.
Colours are centred on darker shades, but there pops of brighter colours like rich purple, zingy lime or cool aqua to make your footwear look more interesting.
Candy cane stockings or socks
If you’re searching for cute Christmas socks with a festive theme, candy cane socks or stockings are a good choice. Especially if you want to find Christmas thigh high socks to wear with shorts, for a party – or however takes your fancy.
You can buy a pair of stockings or socks with a candy cane design individually, or as a pack containing two, three or four pairs. Some come with a ribbon bow trim at thigh level. There are also candy cane socks for men or women included in multi-packs containing other styles as well.
Other options include packs of striped tights for girls, or sets complete with matching long-length gloves.
Happy Socks for Christmas
We’re not talking about cheerful hosiery here – Happy Socks for Christmas actually comes from the Happy Socks brand, a top pick when it comes to choosing women’s or men’s Xmas socks.
The socks are very nicely packaged, making them ideal gifts. Pick a two pack of bauble socks for men, a unisex set of snowman socks, a bright ‘big dot’ set of Happy Socks or a three pack of floral socks for kids.
From a colourful triangular three pack to a rectangular four pack in monochrome tones, a set of Happy Socks makes a great Christmas gift. For yourself as much as anyone else…
12 Days of Christmas socks
12 days of Christmas socks are other top festive option for those seeking cosy, seasonal footwear. Lots of brands have got in on this trend, so there are plenty of styles, colours and themes to choose from.
How about Disney Pixar or Star Wars boys’ socks in an advent box, or a set themed around the Friends TV show for grown women or older girls? You can also get advent sets of a dozen featuring more traditionally festive designs and colours.
Whether they – or you – prefer Harry Potter, Minecraft or even National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation socks, there are packs of 12 to suit every wearer.
Christmas compression socks
If you know someone who’s had or due to have surgery, such as a caesarean, or is a frequent flyer, then Christmas compression socks are another viable option. They’re also good for those who spend a lot of time on their feet, such as nurses or hikers, as well for wear during pregnancy.
Anyone you do know who works on the wards may also love to receive a set of Christmas scrubs, so if you’re buying those you could get some compression socks to go with them. Whatever colour or design you pick, wearing them can assist with circulation in the lower limbs, thereby stimulating blood flow through the body.
Available options include individual pairs of festive compression socks, or multi-packs with a seasonal theme. If you know a number of nurses, for example, you could buy these cheap Christmas stockings in bulk to give a pair to each person.
Funny Christmas socks
A pair funny or novelty Christmas socks is always a fail-safe gift, whether given as a stocking filler or for the office Secret Santa. Many feature a generally humorous theme rather than something specifically festive, so these can be worn at other times of the year too.
Funny slogan options range from ‘I’d rather be reading’ or ‘If you can read this, bring me some wine’ to ‘My dog and I talk s*** about you’ or “Born to fish’.
You can also buy funny Christmas socks decorated with amusing things like slices of pizza or pineapples. There is hosiery that looks like US dollar bills, or that resembles animal legs and paws such as tiger or zebra designs. One option is even packaged up so it looks just like a boxed takeaway pizza.
Looking for something a big longer for your legs? Check out these Christmas leggings too!
Which Christmas socks will you give or wear this year?
Whether you plan to buy Christmas socks in bulk or individually, there are lots of affordable, fashionable options when it comes to seasonal hosiery.
From the 12 socks of Christmas to a deluxe boxed gift set to give on the big day itself, treating yourself or others to some colourful clothing for the feet is one of the simplest ways ever to share the festive spirit!
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