Christmas Socks Gift Ideas

Text by: Altitude Sports Editorial Team

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The holiday season is in full swing and finding presents that translate into smiles for your loved ones, friends, and co-workers can be a daunting task. Luckily, a pair of athletic or casual socks from our collection of feet-focused brands are always an appreciated Christmas gift. Especially when the socks have a quality that’s built to last.

Best Socks To Gift This Christmas

What sets our collection of sock brands apart is attention to detail and design. We’re talking premium materials like merino wool and woven polyester. These styles feature articulated patterning, targeted cushioning, and bunch-preventing seamless toes. We’ve also included classic winter favourites in our guide, like cozy wool socks perfect for cold-weather survival. Whether you’re shopping for a winter runner, ski enthusiast, or a person looking for the best Christmas socks ever, our gift guide has a fun pair of socks for everyone.

Stance Socks

Men’s Conifer 

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Men’s Lyonz

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Women’s Berthoud

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EDITOR’S PICK – This Southern California brand are staff-favourites, making their socks excellent Christmas gifts we can honestly recommend. The circular logo and colourful weaves are seen on the ankles of employees wearing Birkenstocks and sneakers year-round in our office. What sets Stance socks apart is their construction. These socks are well-made – featuring anatomical shaping, underfoot supports, and targeted cushioning. They also fit our employees’ active lifestyle, offering breathable comfort for mid-day runs and hang-outs all while adding touches of style to their outfits. Shop Stance

 

Smartwool Socks

Men’s Chup Snowflake

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Men’s Chup Genser Crew 

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Women’s Cozy Cabin Crew

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Women’s Triangle Curated

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With an outdoor heritage built on the foundation of premium merino wool products, Smartwool socks deliver breathable warmth in any setting. Whether you’re shopping for an avid hiker or co-worker for a gift exchange, Smartwool has a variety of models in premium fibers to keep their feet comfortable. Check out the limited-edition CHUPs, where Smartwool teamed with the Tokyo-based sock brand to a create a bold collection of knit folk-art inspired crew socks.
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Socksmith Socks

Men’s Christmas Lights

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Women’s Christmas Camper

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Men’s Surf Santa

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Women’s Stag

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Socksmith socks are all about individual style, universal comfort and having fun. With patterns, designs, and colours that range from tasty to playful, these handsome foot garments can help a friend or loved-one define a look. This holiday season, gift an outfit-enhancing, boredom-dispelling pair of Socksmiths.
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Icebreaker Socks

Women’s Ski+ Medium OTC GFX

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Women’s Ski+ Fairisle

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Unisex LifeStyle Fine Gauge

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Men’s Chup Snowflake

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Warmth, breathability, odour-resistance, style and made of high-performance merino wool sourced from New Zealand? What more could you want from a pair of socks? Luckily, Icebreakers renowned merino comfort translates into some of the best treats for your – or someone else’s – feet. With styles for skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, and urbanites, we can more than recommend these socks as a Christmas present for your special someone’s stocking.
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Darn Tough Socks

Brogue Crew

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Men’s O Canada

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Women’s Taos Light

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Unisex Rorvik

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Durable, comfortable, and merino wool blends made in Vermont, Darn Tough socks provide the goods for adventurers. We’re big fans of their styles for skiing and hiking, particularly the All Weather models that keep your feet cool in summer and warm in winter. Darn Tough has the protectively cushioned socks for the casual or die-hard nature enthusiast on your shopping list.
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Wigwam Socks

Unisex Jewels RTE

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Unisex Rorvik

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Unisex Jackaslope

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Knitted for the proper mixture of heritage fashion and all-purpose functionality, you can’t go wrong gifting Wigwam socks. Breathable cotton blends with long-lasting Lycra for stretch, these socks are built to move freely and hold their shape. The classic weaves are the perfect complement to an outdoors ensemble while making an ultra-cozy statement near the living room fire.
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Richer Poorer Socks

Women’s Buddy Crew

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Men’s Theo

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Women’s Gnomie

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Men’s Noble

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Have a friend or relative who likes their footwear to make an impression? Well, these socks have the color-palette and wordplay to make a style declaration a gift. Style takes precedence in Richer Poorer’s comfortable yet technical collection of men’s and women’s casual socks.Shop Richer Poorer

Happy Christmas Sock Shopping

Now you’ll be able to please the sock lovers on your gift list this holiday season. With the help of the sock selections above, you’ll surely be able to fill their stocking with a pair of comfort – be it for your favourite hiker, skier, or style enthusiast.

Still looking for the perfect gift? Check out Altitude Sports’ official holiday gift collections

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