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Socks for Christmas

(41 Posts)
Kateykrunch Tue 18-Dec-18 14:44:51

I passed by Santas Grotto recently and a little boy, when asked what he was hoping for for Christmas replied ‘SOCKS’, I am just off to email my ungrateful son and tell him this tale, made me chuckle and there was roaring laughter from inside the Grotto lol.

Lynne59 Tue 18-Dec-18 17:11:15

Bless him, he must be easily pleased. My 4yr old GD said she wants a yo-yo and a toy ant!

SueDonim Tue 18-Dec-18 18:41:36

I used to always get my boys some socks at Christmas. When they got older and financially independent I decided they really didn't need me buying them socks each year, so I stopped.

Well, there was uproar and I had, apparently, ruined Christmas! They relied on me keeping their wardrobes stocked up with socks, on account of their lives being far too busy to go sock shopping themselves, so the tradition of socks at Christmas had to be reinstated! grin grin That's fine, really, as socks are easy to buy!

GrannyGravy13 Tue 18-Dec-18 19:11:26

Always put socks in AC stockings - though they are now “designer” 🧦🧦🧦🧦🧦

Melanieeastanglia Tue 18-Dec-18 21:08:27

Socks are great these days. You get such wonderful designs on them. They're easy to wrap too.

Elrel Tue 18-Dec-18 21:46:26

My grandson has said that he would like some cardboard boxes for Christmas so that he can build a robot.

callgirl1 Tue 18-Dec-18 23:51:10

A few years ago IN gave my granddaughter and her brother a pad and pen each, asked them to write down what they`d like Father Christmas to bring them. Jenny grabbed the Argos catalogue, and consequently filled 2 whole pages. Mitchell wrote down 3 items.

callgirl1 Tue 18-Dec-18 23:51:39

I, not IN!

Humbertbear Wed 19-Dec-18 08:04:42

I always used to put socks, pants, pens, pads of lined paper in my teenage offsprings’ Christmas Stockings. When I tried to be different they complained and said they relied on them.

travelsafar Wed 19-Dec-18 08:46:24

I would love to recieve a hand made pair of real wool socks as a gift. One of the ladies at my knitting group makes these for her family every year and they are a thing of beauty. The colour and design of the wool she uses, the skill she has aquired over the years must make them a gift to treasure. She also crochets the most beautiful hats scarves and gloves tooo. She is a German lady and she told me she has been crafting since the age of three.Her grandmother taught her and she has just got the most amazing talent.

Witzend Wed 19-Dec-18 09:34:53

I actually asked for socks once - never think to buy them for myself. Son in law bought me some lovely soft bamboo ones.
Socks of some description - usually bamboo - always go in the stockings - not Christmas ones, though. I do like the idea of luxury cashmere or special wool socks, but not if they can't go in a normal washing machine cycle - they'd be no use to dds now.

madeline Wed 19-Dec-18 09:40:12

I usually buy my dad socks from M & S (he's a size 13 and they do bigger sizes). One year I didn't buy them and few months later I had a comment from my mum that dad had ran out of socks and had moaned about the ones she bought. I get him socks every Christmas now, lol.

Kim19 Wed 19-Dec-18 10:00:52

I do socks as a 'little something' but have now decided that they are a token gesture that is unnecessary. Another sensible decision! It's the first time of giving nothing that's the most difficult then it becomes the norm. Sigh of relief!

EthelJ Wed 19-Dec-18 10:14:12

My 4 year old grandson said he wanted some wind up false teeth!

carolyn12 Wed 19-Dec-18 10:16:32

My DD asked Father Christmas for a lampshade.

newnanny Wed 19-Dec-18 10:40:51

My 2 adult sons always get socks in their stockings along with their shower gel, Toblerone and chocolate orange and deicer spray for and air fresh their cars. One likes the padded feet ones and the other the larger size size but thinner socks. They always joke Mum keeps us smelling nice even in our cars.

Margs Wed 19-Dec-18 11:07:23

Socks are the default 'joke' pressie for Xmas but with our winters getting worse we should be grateful if we get them!

HannahLoisLuke Wed 19-Dec-18 11:15:17

I've put a pair of bamboo socks in with everybody's present this year. I got some myself and was amazed at how lovely and soft and comfortable they are, so spreading the joy.
I have also bought my son a seven pair pack from m&s to go with his gift, because as everyone else has said, he's come back o rely on them.

ayse Wed 19-Dec-18 11:45:16

Just bought my DD and her husband Alpaca ski-socks for Xmas. She lives in NZ so they are small and easy to carry. DH also has socks as he doesn’t seem to buy himself reasonable quality. I’m hoping to move him onto brightly coloured socks but maybe that is a bit ambitious.

nipsmum Wed 19-Dec-18 13:15:00

ayse buy him socks with coloured heels. Break him in gently .

craftergran Wed 19-Dec-18 13:27:45

I have heard a lot of positive comments about the bamboo socks Hannah. I must try them

Joelise Wed 19-Dec-18 13:39:53

I’ve bought bamboo socks for DD , SIL , DS and DIL from a lovely gift shop in our village, they have unusual and quirky patterns on them , which I think they will like .

mabon1 Wed 19-Dec-18 14:01:42

Buy Bamboo socks, warm and soft.

lemongrove Wed 19-Dec-18 14:05:19

Yes, bamboo socks are lovely.
I think the little boy may have meant Christmas Sock/stocking though, filled with goodies! tchgrin

moobox Wed 19-Dec-18 14:38:12

There is a suggestion that DH would quite like underpants, even worse than socks, as apparently 18 pairs are not sufficient for his needs?!