We’ll admit it: Socks are one of the most common gifts for guys (after all, they’re such an easy and often foolproof option). But to make your go-to gift unique this year, we’ve rounded up a range of looks specifically tailored toward any type of guy in your life. From designer pairs perfect for the man whose style is always on point to “Star Wars”-inspired options made for the fantasy aficionado, these thoughtful options will help any dude stand out from the crowd this season.
For the Fashion-Forward Guy: Off-White Wing Off Socks
According to fashion search platform Lyst, Off-White is the hottest brand on the market right now. So pick up a pair of these hip camo-print crew socks for the man who is always ahead of the trends.
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For Music-Loving Guy: Happy Socks Beatles Socks
For its second Beatles collection, Happy Socks celebrated the 50th anniversary of the band’s “Yellow Submarine” film with trippy-themed styles. This three-pack features blackbirds and cartoon images of the Fab Four.
For the Sci-Fi Geek: Stance ‘Star Wars’ Socks
The Force is strong with Stance. The brand created a collection of socks celebrating popular characters from the “Star Wars” series, including Han Solo, C-3PO and Lando Calrissian. And for the guy who favors the Dark Side, there’s this pair featuring Storm Troopers.
For the Cross-Trainer Guy: Reebok Crossfit Socks
Know someone who gets pumped about their WOD? Then this pair of official Crossfit socks from Reebok is the perfect gift. The crew style boasts extra cushioning in the toes and heels for stability and is made with Coolmax threads that help keep feet dry.
For the Marathon Runner: Brooks Running Socks
Help a guy in your life boost his personal-best record with this pair of socks from running expert Brooks. The style is made with DriLayer yarn that dries quickly and features targeted arch compression and an Achilles heel tab to keep them securely on the foot.
For the Golfer Guy: FootJoy Golf Socks
Fuddy-duddy golfing duds are a thing of the past, thanks to FootJoy. The niche sports brand, worn by pros such as Justin Thomas and Webb Simpson, specializes in golf footwear and accessories for the modern man. Take, for instance, this sophisticated pinstriped style that can double as an everyday look.
For the Mountain Man: SmartWool Ski & Snowboard Socks
Help him gear up for snowboard and ski season with this pair of performance socks from SmartWool. The style is made with the brand’s durable Indestructawool fibers, which are meant to withstand high-intensity activities like hurtling down a mountain.
For the Foodie: Sock It to Me Hamburger Socks
There are endless numbers of novelty socks on the market featuring food items and drinks. But what sets this Sock It to Me style apart is its unusual large-scale rendition of a hamburger — plus the fact that when worn under pants, it looks like basic striped socks for times when you’ve got to keep the burger love under wraps.
For the Football Fanatic: NFL Fan Socks
Score a touchdown with a pair of crew socks for his favorite football team. The official NFL shop has a wide range of styles, including this classy argyle Pittsburgh Steelers look that’s perfect for game day, whether he’s in the stands or in the office.
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