Don’t Sock It To Me!


We NEVER want socks!

Christmas is getting closer and if you’re a lady who’s looking for a gift idea for a bloke in your life and you’re thinking about socks, think again. The message we get when you give the gift of socks is, you didn’t even try.

Do you actually think we want socks? How would you like it if all you got for Christmas from us was a pair of tights?  

Do you know who does want socks? The homeless.

I don’t mean that as some kind of bad taste joke, socks are the number one most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. Unfortunately, socks are one of the least likely clothing items to be donated. Every winter they get inundated with gloves, hats and scarfs.

One of the great paradoxes of the festive season is that we lap up Christmas messages of goodwill and “The True Meaning of Christmas” fed to us by Dickens, Schultz and Dr Seuss but while Scrooge, Snoopy and the Grinch remind us of what Christmas should be all about, we’re so busy spending money we don’t have to buy people we don’t like things they don’t want, that we don’t have time to do anything that could make a difference.

If you really are thinking about giving the gift of socks this year, how about donating them to someone who really needs them? Seriously, how cool would that be?  There are charities that specialise in collecting socks for the homeless including, ‘Socks and Chocs’, ‘Bombas’ and ‘The Joy of Socks’.

That would be a proper Christmas stocking.

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