8 Things You Didn't Know About Socks Subscriptions

8 Things You Didn't Know About socks subscriptions

I’m no stranger to wearing socks, but one thing I hadn’t tried was a sock subscription—and I know, I know, it’s hard to believe that someone my age doesn’t already have a sock subscription! But I don’t. And it turns out there are tons of great reasons to try one. In fact, here are eight things you didn’t know about sock subscriptions (and how you can use them in your life).

1) Sock subscriptions are a thing

And you’re just one day into your investigation of that thing. But there are a few things you can learn about sock subscriptions, and no, it doesn’t matter that today is April 1. For example, Some of us will stop at nothing to get more socks. There is no limit to our obsession over socks—no boundary in how much we love them. And thankfully we live in a world where someone has stepped up to cater to our sock-related needs. Now I know how Elizabeth Bennet felt when she first saw Mr Darcy sitting under that tree; my world had come alive again with color and life! A whole new chapter was now open before me. The Philosockphy was now upon me!

2) They can get expensive

The average cost of a subscription box is about $38. But if you’re buying for yourself, it can get much more expensive than that. A pair of fun knee-high socks can run upwards of $40 and a good pair of dress socks will set you back about $60-$70. However, you don’t necessarily have to go all out when buying a nice new pair of socks every month—you can just choose one thing to splurge on (like those adorable knee-highs) and use your budget to fill in with less expensive basics (like those comfy dress socks).

3) So you have options

you can either subscribe to a monthly sock subscription, or you can buy socks one at a time. But, how do you decide which one is right for you? With all of your choices, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and end up doing nothing at all. That’s why it’s important to first do your research before making any decisions about buying socks online. This way, if you decide that subscribing is what’s best for you, then rest assured that you know exactly what type of sock subscription will suit your needs best! Here are 8 things I didn’t know about sock subscriptions before becoming a satisfied member of Philosockphy!

4) The non-sentimental reasons to subscribe to sock subscription services

Sock subscriptions are a great way to add variety and personality to your wardrobe. They're also one of those things you didn't know you wanted - but once you do, it changes your life! Or at least saves a lot of time! Here are eight things about sock subscriptions that will make you fall in love with them too

5) The fun socks make great gifts

Everyone knows that socks are a great gift because they’re practical and affordable. When you give someone a pair of fun socks, you’re showing that you care about their style. A few companies offer subscriptions for monthly sock deliveries, which is also a thoughtful way to say, I appreciate your presence in my life. Whether you like funky patterns or simple stripes, these gifts will be enjoyed by friends and family members alike. If there is someone in your life who loves wearing odd socks or matching sets, then consider getting them one of these subscriptions as soon as possible!

6) You can donate them (or at least trade them for donations!)

Did you know that, in 2015, a UK-based charity called The Trussell Trust distributed more than half a million pairs of socks to people in crisis? In many areas with little access to hygiene products or laundromats, donations of socks are vital. The socks you donate to such organizations can be brand new, donated or store-bought—but they should be clean. Most shelters and charities won’t distribute used clothing and will only accept 100% cotton garments (you might want to do an Internet search on good sock material if you're concerned about getting something your recipients won’t like). To find out where your local shelter takes donations (or call them and ask), look for a link on their website or contact info via Google.

7) And finally...some pairs just aren’t meant to be worn outside the house.

Most people are content to let their socks stay at home and collect dust. But if you subscribe to a pair of sock of the month clubs like Bombas, Quibids, or Stance, you’ll never have an excuse to wear your same old mismatched socks again. Instead, you’ll be reaching for new pairs with intriguing patterns and colors—and constantly adding to your sock drawer. It doesn’t matter if they don’t match every outfit; they are comfy and fun! So why keep them all bottled up at home? It's time to take advantage of these adorable subscriptions.

8) Sock subscriptions support animal shelters

Do you know why it's a good idea to donate new socks? Well, for one thing, you can use sock subscriptions as a tax deduction. For another thing, every time someone donates a pair of new socks to a shelter for cats or dogs in need, that donation helps save lives. That's right: sock subscriptions are so great because they help us keep our furry friends warm and safe in shelters across America—and we can write it off on our taxes! Talk about sock-y success!