You hop out of bed with a big grin, walk to the kitchen counter and pour yourself a warm glass of milk to go with a plate of cookies. Are you wondering why it’s acceptable to gorge on cookies for breakfast? The answer stands behind you, draped in a fairy lights, tall and green, your magnificent Christmas tree. Christmas is on its way and it’s your time to play Santa to your circle of friends. If you have trouble deciding what to get your friends on the nice list, well we might have a little magic product. It’s a pair of socks!
Here are 5 reasons why socks make the best Christmas gift!
1. It’s practical and cute!
Socks aren’t just another Christmas gift left on the mantel or a box of chocolates, forgotten after consumption. It’s a lasting reminder of that Christmas. Each time your nephew or your little brother slip on the socks you brought them for Christmas, they not only think of the comfort they offer but also the early morning race to open the gifts, the delight they felt when they saw those cute firefly socks and most importantly they remember you!
2. It’s warm and fuzzy like Christmas
Have you tried slipping into your cosy socks on a winter night and watching a marathon of Bridget Jones movies with a hot cup of cocoa? Well we can assure you it’s one of the best feelings in the world. They make your feet feel toasty and warm, just like the warmth you feel when you hear carollers singing to the tunes of ‘Silent Night’. So this Christmas gift your friends a companion for their Christmas movie marathon. Knock their socks off!
3. Because sock puppets
Socks aren’t your average Joes. There is so much more to them! There is a secret character hidden in each one. You can stich a button on one and stick some cool hair extensions and you have your very own sock puppet. So if your friend has been awaiting the arrival of his own Mr. Socko, you can now make that dream a reality with just a little bit of accessories and a lot of sock! It’s time to pull your socks up.
4. The Big Sock
Throw those Christmas stockings away, it’s time to bring in the big sock. It can serve as your very own Christmas gift basket. You can stuff the sock to the brim just like Santa’s gift sack and place it under the Christmas tree to surprise your family.
5. Even the Wizard World agrees
Socks aren’t just a big deal here but also in a faraway land filled with house elves, wizards, witches and wands. From Dumbledore to Dobby, the power of socks is undeniable. When the prime proprietor, Dumbledore, bestows a superior honour on the sock species by admitting that all he wants for Christmas is socks, it’s difficult to ignore it. So get your friends some socks and free their inner Dobby.
Do you often find yourself searching for a sock and end up getting late for work? Well, so do many others and it not just wastes your time but is also very frustrating. Citrusox brings you some clever tips to end the mystery of disappearing socks and to make sure you don’t miss another sole mate.
1) Tie them before washing
Some pairs don’t even make it to the washing machine together. The first tip to build a long lasting relationship between your pair of socks is to tie them as soon as you take them off and put them in the wash basket.
2) Use a washing bag
The invention of a washing bag has been a great relief. Depending on the size of your washing bag simply put all the socks you want to wash and put it in the machine. This will not only extend the life of your socks but will also keep them together.
3) Dry them together
The next step is drying them on the washing line. At this point check whether all the socks have their pairs and then hang each pair using one clothespin or close to each other. Once they’ve made this far, the chances of staying together till they reach your drawer increases.
4) Clever folding technique
Once they have managed to survive blowing winds or any other calamity it’s time to place them where they belong. For this you need to learn this clever folding technique— lay them on top of each other and starting rolling from the toe up to the cuff area and then tuck them inside the cuff of one sock. This way they will not just stay together but will also demand less space.
5) Be different
There will be days when you are too tired or bored to follow the above tips and you might end with two different socks. Wear it like that unless you’re going to work and call it your own style! Because life’s too short to find matching socks! 😉
Find the perfect pair of socks to match your inner spirit…
Do you love lying in the grass and looking at the stars, in your tie die t-shirts? Well now those rad headbands and your acoustic guitar have some company; a pair of rainbow knee high socks. Whether you plan to attend an Indie concert or save the earth from global warming, a pair of these socks can help you accomplish your goal with just that little extra flair.
Do you have a very important game coming up this season? Well gear up with the latest sports equipment and face the goal post with your best socks on! It’s time to take out those lucky crew socks and practise till dawn. Be the one to beat, this season!
The Glamour Queen
If you are planning your next yacht party or the soiree of the month, you will always need socks! That classy and elegant look doesn’t come without some repercussions. The discomfort you experience after strutting in heels for hours together is unbelievable. Save yourself the pain and slip on a pair of cotton no show socks. They won’t peep out of those trendy boots but will prevent those painful shoe bites all the same.
Do you love typing away on your laptop and prefer working from dusk till dawn? Would you rather spend your weekends planning the next big meeting? Well, we have the perfect companion for those long nights at the office, your trustworthy socks. So whip out those loafer socks and subtly highlight your personality underneath that corporate attire.
The Couch Potato
If your ideal day involves lazing around the house with a tub of popcorn and some soda, a furry pair of sleeping socks could be what you are missing. You can snuggle up under the quilt watching your favourite movie, while these warm wonders keep your feet cosy and happy.
You may think that choosing a pair of socks is inconsequential. Well you thought wrong! It isn’t just a pair of socks you pick up on your way to the checkout counter, it’s so much more. Don’t get confused with the endless patterns and knits, think of the activity, before you take your pick. Your feet deserve the care and comfort these snug socks provide.
Here are a few types of socks you can slip on, while tackling any of these activities.
- Sleepover socks
Have you put together a little celebration sleepover after graduation, or do you plan to call your classmates for an overnight cramming session? Well, as you arrange for the junk food, pick the least ragged looking pyjamas, remind yourself to put on some socks. These fluffy sleeping socks can be paired with any silk pyjamas. Who says you can’t get classy at a sleepover!
- Day in the park socks
Are the outdoors calling out to you? Do the lush green parks, the clear blue sky and the smell of the earth, make you want to run out in joy? Well don’t forget to put on a comfortable pair of socks before you pick up that badminton racket, and rush away! You can make the journey more comfortable with a pair of 5 toe ankle socks. It gives you room to wiggle your toes while you make the most of the beautiful day!
- Interview socks
Are you nervous about your job interview? Now that you’ve read up all about the company, done all the research you could possibly do, get ready to set out your clothes. Match your formal suit with some smart looking black socks that stay under the radar. However if the company is all about being yourself, then put on your favourite pair and walk in beaming with confidence.
- Winter socks
If it’s a warm cosy night and all you want to do is curl up on the sofa in your oversized sweatshirt, then it’s a good day! In such cold weather your feet need some protection. To stop your toes from wiggling, slip your feet into some wool knee high socks and turn up the heat!
- The Lunch Date socks
It’s a lazy Sunday and all you want is amazing food to make it the day perfect! So pick up the phone, and call your friends over to your favourite restaurant and binge on some sushi. Put together a flowing skirt in a bright colour and team that up with a black top. Now all you need to complete the look, is a pair of black peep toe socks to make those casual peep toes comfortable.