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The work-from-home lifestyle already has us embracing loungewear and slippers on the regular, but the holiday season amplifies that cozy mindset. After all, you’ll be spending the majority of your time hanging out with family and friends. Maybe you’ll be laying low at home, hitting the holiday party circuit, or maybe a little bit of both. Regardless, you’re going to need some fuzzy holiday socks you can wear with your most comfortable sneakers or walking shoes while singing Christmas carols or simply grabbing that final batch of eggnog. This time of year your favorite retailers are brimming with festive options that are too cute and fun to pass up.
In the spirit of the holidays, we’ve compiled a list of adorable Christmas sock options ranging in style (including crew cut, ankle and dress options) and design (from those featuring fair isle prints to jolly characters and faux fur details). Aside from snagging a few pairs for your own winter wardrobe, socks also make excellent gifts for women and men. With items on this list ranging from $3 to $38, holiday socks are a cheap but beloved present for anyone and everyone. No matter the style, remember: Anything goes during the holidays. So feel free to pair them with your matching family PJs, leggings, jeans and boots, and even your ugly Christmas sweater. ‘Tis the season!
For the 23 best Christmas socks out there, keep scrolling.
HotSox Women’s Fuzzy Reindeer Crew Socks
Reindeers are the official mascot of the holiday season, so reserve this HotSox gift for your most die hard Christmas-loving friends. The tan socks showcase an adorable reindeer tangled in lights against a cool blue background. The cozy pair is the perfect choice for Christmas Eve or Christmas morning.
HotSox Men’s Surfing Santa Crew Socks
Men love a silly Santa motif, and these crew socks, also from HotSox, fit the bill. They feature a happy Mr. Claus in board shorts on a beach, clutching a surfboard. The “Ho Ho Ho” shaped grips along the bottom complete the theme.
Ugg Women’s Cozy Chenille Sock
We don’t have to tell you that Ugg makes incredible slippers, so why would their socks be any different? In fact, these chenille-knit socks are a brand best seller. They come in six shades, but for the season, our pick is the cool speckled blue version.
American Trends Christmas Fuzzy Socks
American Trends’ set contains six soft, elastic and durable Christmas-themed socks you’re sure to wear all season. Rest assured, they’re an Amazon choice product with glowing reviews. “Was thinking I’d give a couple of pairs away to friends as surprise gifts in the mail, but I feel like hoarding them all to myself,” writes on reviewer.
Wondershop Women’s Plaid Gnome Crew Socks
Does it get any cuter than these festive gnome socks? From Target’s in-house holiday label Wondershop, each one features a little guy wearing a plaid hat. The stretchy-soft socks even come with a gift card holder to use at your discretion.
Nordstrom Women’s Fleece Lined Cable Ankle Socks
If you’re looking for an ankle-length option, look no further. Lined with fluffy high-pile fleece, these Nordstrom brand ankle socks are a great cold weather investment. They come in a calming oatmeal shade with a gray fair isle pattern and heather grey snowflake pattern.
MarJunSep Women’s Christmas Socks
If you’re serious about your Christmas socks, buy them in bulk. Available on Amazon, this festive 12-pack features an array of thick, cotton-spandex crew socks that you can dress up or down. Every Christmas player you can think of — from Santa to snowmen — are in there.
Wondershop Women’s Holiday Dachshund Crew Socks
Dog moms will swoon over these Dachshund-themed socks from Target. Each features an adorable puppy rocking an antler headband and wearing a snowflake necklace. Wear them alone or pair them with your favorite sneakers or ankle boots.
HotSox Women’s Meowy Christmas Crew Socks
Cat lovers are always looking for an excuse to buy something cat-themed. Enter: these funny HotSox Christmas socks. The casual crew style is complete with adorable paw-shaped grips for no-slip traction.
A New Day Women’s Snowflake Crew Socks
It may or may not be snowing where you are, but you can embrace the spirit of the season with these fuzzy snowflake socks from Target’s signature A New Day brand. The snuggly crew cuts come in five color options ranging from Christmas red to a rich gray. They’re only $3, so we won’t blame you if you snag one of each.
Happy Socks Men’s Assorted 3-Pack Holiday Socks Gift Box
While most of the socks on this list are kitschy, here’s an elevated option to mix things up. Happy Socks’ men’s holiday dress sock set is festive, but understated. Your favorite guy can wear them to the office and at home just the same.
Wondershop Women’s Santa Knee High Socks
It doesn’t get more on brand than these Wondershop knee high-statement socks. Modeled after Santa’s own iconic look, each red sock has a belt pattern and is complete with furry white cuffs that hit at the thigh. Dress them up with your LBD or down with your PJs.
Nordstrom Women’s Butter Crew Socks
These loopy bouclé socks from Nordstrom are so buttery soft. The color: A cabin-themed red buffalo check pattern that is synonymous with the holiday season. Wear them to bed or with your boots to keep toes toasty 24/7.
Aniwon Women’s Christmas Socks
This set of six fuzzy Christmas ankle socks from affordable brand Aniwon brings the Christmas spirit. With designs like a Christmas snowman, a Christmas tree and Christmas elk pattern, these are perfect additions to your holiday wardrobe. Keep a few to wear at home and gift the rest to your pals.
HotSox Men’s Jolly AF Crew Socks
You can’t do the holidays without thinking of imbibing, and these men’s socks from HotSox drive that message home. On them: A whisky glass decorated with a festive candy cane garnish and the words “Jolly AF’” Now all you need is an IRL drink to match.
Stance Men’s Grinch Crew Socks
The Grinch is a Christmas time icon, so why not rock a pair that pays homage to the classic character? This crew style from Stance features a smirking Mr. Grinch, accented by a fair isle trim. The socks are lightweight, stretchy and perfect for wearing under everything from slacks to joggers.
Wondershop Women’s Santa Liner Socks
Also from Target, these fuzzy Wondershop ankle socks are a good option for those in warmer climates. They’re decorated with happy Santa faces, blue and white stripes and a red color trim around the ankles. The best part is the gripped design on the bottom that spells out “Ho Ho Ho!”
Zayaschichouse Organic Mongolian Sheep Wool Socks
For your friends that are particular about their fabrics, give them these luxurious organic wool socks from Etsy. The best-selling style for men and and women is well-cushioned, super soft inside and will keep toes snug. Plus, the versatile design (available in a handful of colors like wintry gray) is perfect for anyone who wants a slightly more subtle seasonal look.
Wondershop Women’s ‘Naughty’ or ‘Nice’ Knee High Socks
Yet another great option from Wondershop, these cheeky knee-highs will make a stellar gift for your sassiest friend. The candy cane-colored socks are complete with a faux-fur cuff, featuring one sole etched with the word “naughty” and the other — you guessed it — “nice.”
HotSox Dreaming of a Wine Christmas
Wine connoisseurs love the holiday season. They also enjoy any wine-centric clothing to commemorate their favorite time of year. Enter: HotSox’s “Dreaming of a Wine Christmas” crew length socks that make a fun, affordable gift.
SockHop Fuzzy Christmas Sock
Is your goal to match with the whole family on Christmas Day? You can’t go wrong with this four-pack of striped fuzzy Christmas socks on Amazon. They’re super cozy and the red and green design is simple and classic (aka a safe choice that everyone can get onboard with).
HotSox Women’s Gingerbread Couple Socks
These HotSox Christmas socks are too adorable to pass up. They feature a gingerbread couple soaking in a tub of hot cocoa. Give them as a gift to your significant other or buy two and wrap them up for your favorite couple.
Gellwu Women’s Christmas Slipper Socks
These thick winter socks from Amazon are extra toasty. The double-layer slipper socks come in a four-pack (with three reindeer and one Santa option) and will cost you under $30 for all. Keep them for yourself or pass them out as stocking stuffers.