If you're looking for a whimsical gift to give a special man in your life, such as a brother, husband or father, you can't go wrong with a pair of novelty socks. While they make fun gifts, they will also be useful as the recipient can wear them year round.
Novelty socks come in a wide range of hues, styles and patterns, so consider the man's favorite colors, pastimes, hobbies, artwork, food and personality characteristics when choosing the perfect present. Depending on your gift-giving budget and the special occasion, you can surprise the man with just the socks, or several complementary items.
Novelty socks make a thoughtful and appropriate present for almost any life event, such as birthdays, high school or college graduations, bachelor parties, weddings and holidays, including Christmas and Valentine's Day. You can purchase the socks in men's apparel and gift shops, specialty boutiques and online, to name just a few places.
Following are some novelty gift ideas to consider for a special guy:
1. Hobby-Inspired Socks
When looking for some sock inspirations when shopping, take the man's favorite hobbies into consideration. For instance, if he's an avid golfer, choose a pair of socks featuring golf ball and club patterns, or if he likes watching basketball, go with hoop and ball design.
Other novelty sock pattern ideas include guitars, drums, baseball, fishing, hunting, vintage cars and trucks, and dogs, among many others. As other option, go with a pair of socks featuring his favorite sports team colors and logo.
2. Food-Inspired Socks
If food is the way to a man's heart, surprise a loved one with a pair of socks featuring his favorite food. Some whimsical food designs include tacos and burritos, sushi, doughnuts, chocolate chip cookies, cake, ramen and eggs and bacon.
You can round out the gift with some actual food that coordinates with the sock designs if possible. A gift card to to his favorite restaurant is another option.
3. Sock Gift Basket
Design a one-of-a-kind gift basket featuring the novelty socks as a more substantial present. Choose a theme to work around as a cohesive touch. For example, fill a basket with dinosaur-inspired socks, as well as a matching plush and tickets to a natural history museum.
As another creative idea, make a gift basket filled with fish-patterned socks, a fishing lure or two, and a personalized mug featuring the recipient's favorite picture from a fishing excursion. Instead of a basket to hold the gifts, you can use a tackle box to further customize the present.
To learn more about buying men's novelty socks, visit a shop near you.