Sock of the Month Club: Why I'm Hooked

sock of the month Club: Why I'm Hooked

If you’re like me, you’ve probably got an accumulation of socks cluttering up your dresser drawers and sock cubbies. The last thing I want to do after a long day at work is to sort through that pile of mismatched socks looking for one pair that match and are both clean and dry. That’s why I love subscription services that provide fresh pairs of socks every month! Plus, who doesn’t love getting packages in the mail? Here are some reasons why I’m hooked on the sock of the month club!

Shopping as a hobby

Shopping is one of my favorite hobbies. It has been for as long as I can remember, and that’s a good thing because there are plenty of benefits to being a dedicated shopper. The best part about shopping? You don’t have to be wealthy to get into it. All you need is time and dedication—and some extra money if you want to shop at designer stores and boutiques rather than mall brands. From discount clothing websites to new monthly subscriptions, here are three ways you can turn your love for all things shopping into a hobby that gives back more than just free stuff.

Creative gifts

Even when money is tight, a thoughtful gift can go a long way. When I was a kid, my mom started our family's sock-of-the-month club (yes, it's real), which turned out to be one of her greatest gifts ever. It forced me to think about what she might like and to be creative about what I gave her. When you're new at dating someone, or if your man or woman is far away from you, make their day by sending them an unexpected package with something they want and some things they don't yet know they want. Here are some gift ideas for your sock-of-the-month club: Footwear . . . socks . . . baseball mitts?

Quality over quantity

It might sound counterintuitive to pay a little more for less socks, but it's not a bad deal if you enjoy quality socks. The sock of the month Club gives members 12 pairs of stylish, comfortable, and well-made socks each year. And since they're mailed out on a monthly basis (you can also opt for quarterly shipments), there's no big initial expenditure—just $24 per month. That works out to just over $2 per pair, which is significantly cheaper than comparable brands like Happy Socks ($7+ per pair) or Stance ($20+ per pair). Plus, you'll never find yourself stuck with an overflowing drawer full of mismatched socks that don't fit; every month brings two new pairs in your size and style preference!

Variety & The Gift of Time

There’s something to be said for consistency and routine. It makes life easier, but it also means you can get stuck doing the same thing every day and not realizing that a better option might be out there. sock of the month clubs offer tons of variety, from colors to patterns to styles. Even if you stick with one sock style or one color each month, there’s still plenty of variety to choose from—including socks in unconventional colors like orange or black that won’t clash with anything in your wardrobe. And it’s fun!

Fun & Interesting Subscriptions

With so many subscription boxes out there today, it’s hard to know where to begin. How about socks? No matter what your style—colorful or subdued, classic or funky—there are socks for you. I couldn’t resist signing up for a sock-of-the-month club myself; they’re fun, colorful and come in so many different varieties! It makes a great gift too! If you're not convinced yet, read on to find out how these subscription clubs work.

Friendship, Laughter & Community

Like any real community, a sock club creates friendships and brings laughter—even if you don’t think they will. When my mom decided to start a sock club with a handful of her friends, she had no idea it would become one of their favorite pastimes. There are laughs as they open each package and scrutinize their new socks before placing them in their special drawer; there are jokes when they meet up to put on socks and show off new pairs; and there is a strong sense of community among these women. Even more important than all that, though, is what else my mom has created for herself through her sock club: Purpose.