Getting socks for Christmas is the ultimate cliche 'bad present'. But it needn't be.
We've compiled the most exciting and inspiring socks available this Christmas – the sort of stuff you'll be genuinely delighted to open on Christmas morning.
And if you don't think you're going to get that lucky then just buy a few pairs for yourself now. It is Christmas, after all.
Alexander McQueen Skull-Patterned Cotton-Blend Jacquard Socks
Because nothing says Christmas like skulls.
Anonymous Ism Stars And Stripes Patterned Cotton Blend Socks
A little slice of Americana from the acclaimed Japanese brand.
Paul Smith Men's Multi-Coloured Stripe Socks
Paul Smith stripes are a perennial crowd pleaser. These are made in Italy and feature a pink heel.
Batman Cape Socks
What Bruce Wayne will wear to the office when he's sick of not getting the credit for Batman's brave deeds.
Stance Screaming Hand Socks
The iconic Jim Phillips illustration makes its way to your socks via Stance and skateboard brand Santa Cruz.
Snoop Dogg Painter
Snoop's collaboration with Happy Socks brought us this paint-inspired pair.
BBC Space Sock
We're assuming Tim Peake wore these Billionaire Boys Club socks for his rocket ride to the ISS.
Stance X Star Wars Boba Fett Socks
You don't need to scour the galaxy like a famed bounty hunter to find these.