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The Ultimate Valentine's Gift Guide for Sock Lovers

The Ultimate Valentine's Gift Guide for Sock Lovers

Wondering what gift to get to warm your sweetie's heart (and toes) this Valentine’s Day? We put together the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift guide for the sock lovers in your life. Read on, and you will find something for everyone on your list! Pretty much guaranteed...

Valentine's Gifts for the Outdoorsy, Artistic Ones

"Bear it All" this year with a badass Valentine's gift, which includes AtomicChild socks; they are indeed a work of art. Men’s and women’s styles feature a cute 'lil bear design and offer complete foot protection: arch support and a padded footbed made from moisture-wicking cotton. 

The bear design is the original art of Socksmith partner and AtomicChild founder Jimmy Bryant, whose creations are now featured nationwide in products carried by outdoor stores you couldn't live without, like REI. Those who wear Bryant’s work will be in good company; his clients include Phish, Mötley Crüe, Grateful Dead, The Misfits, Counting Crows, and Michael Bolton! Check them out!

Want to complete the look? Add an AtomicChild Bear Face Waffle Beanie or the Bear Face Enamel Pin to your fit. 

You could also include the Into the Wild Sticker Pack with your gift so the recipient (or you!) can accessorize a water bottle or laptop case with the handsome bear along with nine of his wildlife friends. 

For the Self-Actualized Athlete

The Love Myself Athletic Sock by NO BS was made for the fun-loving athletes in your life, and it'd be offensive not to give this as a Valentine's gift. These unisex cotton athletic crew socks look great with a pair of Vans and come with a cushioned footbed, arch support, and seamless toe that guarantees comfort. A bold, tattoo-like heart design bears a “Love Myself” reminder that will have the wearer feeling the love long after V-Day. 

Extend your Valentine's gift zen by pairing the footwear with a good read. Check out Chameleon Aura by Zimbabwean poet Billy Chapata. The book of poetry and prose explores the themes of love, pain, and empowerment and inspires the reader to develop the fortitude to weather hard times and go on to prosper. Nothing’s better than curling up with warm toes and an inspirational book.

Classic, Grounded, Earthy Footwear Lover

If your boo is one to stay on trend, keep them cozy in classic Socksmith socks and footwear from Santa Cruz’s Sockshop & Shoe Company. Couple cushy socks with classic Birkenstocks for a pairing that will wow your loved one. It's the ultimate Valentine's gift!

Our “Pretty Fly for a Fungi” print socks are a current best-seller, and they're available in brown or green heather for men and women. These socks celebrate the humble mushroom, which is arguably not given enough credit for its role in saving bees from extinction. And you thought they just looked pretty and tasted good?

These cotton and nylon blend socks have just a touch of spandex for stretch, allowing them to mold to your feet for exceptional comfort. Slip them into a pair of Birkenstocks to experience foot nirvana. Shoes range in size (EU 36-46) and have the classic Birkenstock cushioned cork footbeds.

Paired Gifts - Keep it Tame or Get Spicy

Everyone loves a themed Valentine's gift, and yours will appreciate the thought you put into pairing items.

If Tame is the Name of Your Game

Socks and shirts should go together like peanut butter and jelly. If budget is no issue when it comes to your honey, consider gifting socks and a complimentary top. We love the rustic colors and design of Socksmith’s Bamboo “Turtle Tales” Socks. Bamboo is a premium, organically-made fabric that offers all the things; it’s antimicrobial, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, temperature-controlling, and super soft. You can read more about the benefits here. The super cute turtle design is the cherry on top.

Make it a Valentine's gift outfit by adding a stylish olive Campbell Jacket from Shop Something Else Doylestown. The Campbell Jacket is a 100% cotton button-down made from a canvas shell that features a custom flannel body liner, poly sleeve liner, corduroy collar, and gussets. The jacket also has side welt pockets and patch chest pockets. A sharp eye will notice that the contrasting liner perfectly complements the turtles on his socks, making this a fun yet practical gift. 

Gettin' Spicy

If you’re feeling cheeky, you might want to match socks to some of your Valentine’s less-seen garments. Sparks may fly if you give the patriotic pairing of Socksmith’s Old Glory Athletic Socks and Shop Something Else Doylestown’s Independence Briefs.

The Old Glory Athletic Socks–crew-length ribbed cotton with a cushioning footbed–are part of Socksmith’s Unisex Athletic Novelty Collection. They have arch support and a flat knit seamless toe for superior performance, making them as functional as they are fashionable.

A Nod to an Icon

Valentine’s gifts should encompass all things love, and what better day to commemorate the fabulous RBG? Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a cultural and feminist icon and a champion of gender equality. Share the love with a Valentine's gift of Men’s or Women’s RBG Portrait Socks to honor the historical figure who has shaped our past and will continue to influence our future. 

Fans of RBG will enjoy receiving RBG gifts from Presents of Mind. Celebrate your love of RBG with the glow of a unique RBG Prayer Candle. This exceptional quality eight-inch tall glass candle is unscented, two inches in diameter, with a long burning time. 

Or, to share your love of RBG on the daily, check out the inspirational Fight for the Things That Matter Tote. The 12-oz, all-purpose natural cotton bag is screen printed with Bader’s encouraging words using non-toxic black ink. The tote is 26” tall with a reinforced bottom and strong, webbed handles. 

Whatever You Choose, Make it Cozy!

Show your loved ones you adore them down to their cute little toes with cozy socks this Valentine’s Day. If none of the above footwear suits, check out, which has socks to match just about any interest. We even have Sock of the Month Subscriptions to keep any man or woman’s trotters looking fresh throughout the year!) 

Wishing you warmth, love, and all things cozy this Valentine’s Day.

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