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As a youth, I groaned when my mom gave me socks as a present. But now, as a fully-fledged non-youth, I know the truth: socks are the best gift you can receive.
Like a lot of adults, I've come to appreciate a practical gift as much as — if not more than — a frivolous one. I'll gladly accept a six-foot-long iPhone charging cord or a Squatty Potty any day, but the beauty of socks is that they can be practical, fun, and indulgent. They can be utilitarian, fashionable, or both! They can be blandly generic enough that you can give them to anyone, but they can get creative and cute enough that they can be the perfect present for a particular someone. There are so many varieties, and even better, so many good varieties. We're truly living in a golden age of socks, people!
Since I can (and have) discuss the merits of a good sock at length, I rounded up some favorites of mine and my coworkers that are perfect last minute gifts for basically anyone (or just for yourself):