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The 10 pairs of socks you won’t mind getting for Christmas

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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.
 

  • The 10 pairs of socks you won't mind getting for Christmas

    Stance Overspray Crew Socks

    You won't be overlooked in these highlighter-yellow socks.

    £13, size.co.uk

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    Anonymous Ism Navy Fair Isle Crew Socks

    Fair Isle is for feet, not just jumpers this Christmas.

    £20, liberty.co.uk

  • The 10 pairs of socks you won't mind getting for Christmas 2

    Alexander McQueen Skull-Patterned Cotton-Blend Jacquard Socks

    Because nothing says Christmas like skulls.

    £40, mrporter.com

  • The 10 pairs of socks you won't mind getting for Christmas 3

    Anonymous Ism Stars And Stripes Patterned Cotton Blend Socks

    A little slice of Americana from the acclaimed Japanese brand.

    £24, mrporter.com

  • The 10 pairs of socks you won't mind getting for Christmas 4

    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.

    £17, paulsmith.co.uk

  • The 10 pairs of socks you won't mind getting for Christmas 5

    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.

    £5.99, sockshop.co.uk

  • The 10 pairs of socks you won't mind getting for Christmas 6

    Stance Screaming Hand Socks

    The iconic Jim Phillips illustration makes its way to your socks via Stance and skateboard brand Santa Cruz.

    £10.49, shore.co.uk

  • The 10 pairs of socks you won't mind getting for Christmas 7

    Snoop Dogg Painter

    Snoop's collaboration with Happy Socks brought us this paint-inspired pair.

    £10, happysocks.com

  • The 10 pairs of socks you won't mind getting for Christmas 8

    BBC Space Sock

    We're assuming Tim Peake wore these Billionaire Boys Club socks for his rocket ride to the ISS.

    £10, happysocks.com

  • The 10 pairs of socks you won't mind getting for Christmas 9

    Stance X Star Wars Boba Fett Socks

    You don't need to scour the galaxy like a famed bounty hunter to find these.

    £17.99, shore.co.uk

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