Do you need a way to share your socks with your friends? Do you want to give them as a gift but don’t want to buy them each one of those stupid little sock bags that are sold on every foot shoe and sneaker website? How about giving them as a DIY gift option, or at least some creative options for yourself? The options for giving socks as gifts are many, but unless you have a few extra pairs lying around, it can be difficult to find a way to give the gift of socks that isn’t already in the price tag. Socks are such an underappreciated and overpriced accessory. You know what they say; if it ain’t Brogan, it ain’t worth wearing. Well, guess what bros? Socks are now officially back into the Brogues! They’ve been getting their update on social media and no matter what other people are saying, we all know they aren’t worth more than $5. So here is another site where you can get some awesome hand-knit and felted socks at affordable prices (or even make your own).
SockShare isn’t your regular sock subscription service. It’s more like a community of like-minded socksters who are looking to give and receive socks as gifts. You can sign up for the free service and make a wish list of the socks you’d like to send as gifts. Then just make a post in the SockShare group and you’ll be able to send gifts to yourself or other members whenever you want.
This one are for the knitters out there. Ravelry is a new site that’s just started, but it has some incredible patterns and is already one of our favorite socks-sharing sites. Sign up for the free service and you can add your name to the waiting list, which will let you know when your favorite patterns are ready to be shared. You can either link your email account to your account, so the recipient knows to look for your gift when they receive their package.
Yes, we know you’re thinking of the same thing we were when we first heard about Pinterest. Pinterest is like a social network for knitters, where you can share beautiful designs and patterns, ask and answer questions, and engage with other members. You can add details and images to your boards, and they’ll show up on your friends’ boards, too.
You’ve probably seen these posts on social media: “I just gave my friend these angel wing fingerless gloves for her birthday, and she loves them!” or “I can’t wait for my friend to see these socks. They’re our first Christmas present, and she’s gonna love them!” Instagram sock giveaways are a quick, easy way to give the gift of inspiration and creativity. You can search for hashtags such as #sockgiveaway or browse through the photos associated with the most recent giveaways and see what you can add to your list.
If you’re looking for a more creative and crafty way to give the gift of socks, then Tumblr is the place to be. Whether it’s the free and easy way to share your favorites or a creative way to express your gratitude, the Tumblr way is always a winner. You can create a free account and start sharing your photos, or sign up for a premium account and start uploading your best work for consideration.
Facebook has been around for a long time and is still going strong, right? Well, it’s also the most popular social media platform for friends and family, so it makes perfect sense that it would be at the top of our gift-giving list. If you’re looking for a more personal and meaningful gift, then Facebook’s Direct is the way to go. It’s a one-on-one communication platform, where you can chat with your friend in real-time without having to worry about a third party listening in.
7. Varied Sock Patterns
We love this site not only for the variety of patterns available but also for the unique challenges each pattern poses. You can mix and match stitches to create your unique pair of socks, or add your twist on an existing pattern by adding your design elements. Varied Sock Patterns also publishes patterns for men’s and women’s socks, so you can find a style that matches your feet exactly.
Sharing socks can be a fantastic way to show your friends and family how much you love them. Whether you’re looking to give a few pairs as a gift or create a pair for yourself, these alternates for socks can help. Don’t limit yourself to just wearing your favorite pair of socks with your shoes. Provide your friends and family with some creative options that are tailor-made for giving and receiving socks as a gift.