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Winter socks in your Christmas stockings

“Death by slipper would a perfect way to end 2020.”

Heather is holiday ready with snowflake socks.
Heather is holiday ready with snowflake socks.

The cold weather is creeping in. After pulling on my favorite oversized socks one chilly morning, I group texted my friends to see if they, too, were already wearing their winter socks.

Marisa, 26, replied with a photo of her feet covered by ivory cable-knit ballerina slippers. “I’ve actually had these for a decade now! My mom, aka ‘Santa,’ used to love giving us different fuzzy socks in our stockings every Christmas. I love them, because they’re really soft and warm.” They’re so petite compared to mine. “My ankles do get cold occasionally, but my body temperature runs hot, so it can be refreshing if I’m already dressed in a warm jacket and sweatpants.”

Daniela warms up to cats in chenille socks.

Jennifer, 37, responds “I just got MUK LUKS in my FabFitFun box.” (Socks $25, yearly subscription $179.99.) “They’re lined with soft sherpa, like a fluffy cloud. My daughter almost stole them right off my feet!”

She snaps a pic of her new grey pom pom mukluks. “They have grippy dots on the bottom,” she says, before joking, “Death by slipper would a perfect way to end 2020.”

Chiming in, Daniela, 32, texted “How did you know?!” and attached an image of her cat-themed chenille socks. “My mom got me these, once I had a cat.” I knew she really meant her husband’s cat, so I asked if the socks had helped her warm up to felines. “That’s what she seemed to think! I like to make them ‘meow’ at my husband and be annoying.”

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Heather, 31, joined the conversation with a photo of her bright red, snowflake patterned socks. “My mom got me mine like six years ago when I was traveling to Scranton [Pennsylvania] a lot for work, because it was so damn cold there. I love them in the winter time, especially because our floors are mostly tile downstairs and they keep me warm!”

Marisa's ballerina slipper socks strike the right temp.

Since most of our socks were gifted, I asked if anyone (me) should be expecting a pair this Christmas. Heather answered, “I’ve considered buying a pair of those custom socks, where you can put your pet’s face on them... I think that would be a funny gag gift for my dad.”

Coincidentally, Daniela had the same idea last year. She purchased a pair for her husband after seeing a Facebook ad for DivvyUp socks. “They turned out great! But I think it was like $30 for 1 pair. And socks don’t last forever. But he loved them. I didn’t regret it.”

Seeing the murderous look on her step-cat’s face made me laugh out loud. “I thought it was a picture that perfectly expressed her.”

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Heather is holiday ready with snowflake socks.
Heather is holiday ready with snowflake socks.

The cold weather is creeping in. After pulling on my favorite oversized socks one chilly morning, I group texted my friends to see if they, too, were already wearing their winter socks.

Marisa, 26, replied with a photo of her feet covered by ivory cable-knit ballerina slippers. “I’ve actually had these for a decade now! My mom, aka ‘Santa,’ used to love giving us different fuzzy socks in our stockings every Christmas. I love them, because they’re really soft and warm.” They’re so petite compared to mine. “My ankles do get cold occasionally, but my body temperature runs hot, so it can be refreshing if I’m already dressed in a warm jacket and sweatpants.”

Daniela warms up to cats in chenille socks.

Jennifer, 37, responds “I just got MUK LUKS in my FabFitFun box.” (Socks $25, yearly subscription $179.99.) “They’re lined with soft sherpa, like a fluffy cloud. My daughter almost stole them right off my feet!”

She snaps a pic of her new grey pom pom mukluks. “They have grippy dots on the bottom,” she says, before joking, “Death by slipper would a perfect way to end 2020.”

Chiming in, Daniela, 32, texted “How did you know?!” and attached an image of her cat-themed chenille socks. “My mom got me these, once I had a cat.” I knew she really meant her husband’s cat, so I asked if the socks had helped her warm up to felines. “That’s what she seemed to think! I like to make them ‘meow’ at my husband and be annoying.”

Get custom socks printed with your pet's face.

Heather, 31, joined the conversation with a photo of her bright red, snowflake patterned socks. “My mom got me mine like six years ago when I was traveling to Scranton [Pennsylvania] a lot for work, because it was so damn cold there. I love them in the winter time, especially because our floors are mostly tile downstairs and they keep me warm!”

Marisa's ballerina slipper socks strike the right temp.

Since most of our socks were gifted, I asked if anyone (me) should be expecting a pair this Christmas. Heather answered, “I’ve considered buying a pair of those custom socks, where you can put your pet’s face on them... I think that would be a funny gag gift for my dad.”

Coincidentally, Daniela had the same idea last year. She purchased a pair for her husband after seeing a Facebook ad for DivvyUp socks. “They turned out great! But I think it was like $30 for 1 pair. And socks don’t last forever. But he loved them. I didn’t regret it.”

Seeing the murderous look on her step-cat’s face made me laugh out loud. “I thought it was a picture that perfectly expressed her.”

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