Each and every year I buy my husband a pair of colourful socks for his birthday, and he loves them!
For years he had no qualms about heading off to work in his washed out grey socks, (often mismatched and with a hole in.) but I did! It felt like I had spent hours matching one black sock to another, comparing widths of elastic bands around the top, or marrying one sock to another depending on how worn out it was. These baggy, sad looking socks in grey, black and brown should have been banished to sock heaven a long time ago!
So for his birthday a few years ago I decided to break the black sock spell and invest in a pair of bespoke, designer socks (after all, you only get one pair of feet) and I have never looked back. My husband now looks forward to receiving socks for his birthday and they have even made their way onto the Christmas list!
Distinctive, bright and cheerful , he has a cotton pair, a cashmere pair, a knitted woollen pair, a hand knitted pair, a walking pair, a lightweight pair and he even has a pair with tiny pompoms on, though I must admit, they do not get showcased as often as the others.
His favourite pair is the 100% pure cashmere socks, these have been named “The Lucky Socks” as his rugby team has won every game he has worn them to. They have been washed, hung out to dry on the line and thrown in the sock drawer 100 times over but they have never managed to get themselves separated and so I no longer find myself falling asleep to white fluffy socks jumping over fences!
Not only are my days of counting and matching up one black sock to another over, but I have found a fantastic gift idea that always guarantees a smile. Let’s be honest, it’s delightful to slip your feet into a pair of soft, luxurious socks at the beginning OR the end of any day, even my little niece and nephew love their soft cashmere socks. I have even splashed out on an ever so British “Corgi dog “pair of socks to wear to the Jubilee street party this weekend (that’s if hubby doesn’t pinch them first!) How Patriotic!