Gift Collections: Family & Baby
We know the thousands of socks and accessories on our site can get overwhelming, that’s why we’re going to be spending some Sock Journal time looking at our Gift Collections. These are Dreamer-curated collections of socks at your fingertips, perfect for when you’re searching for a gift (for yourself or somebody else).
Whether you’re shopping for your own family or for somebody else’s, one thing is for certain: matching a parent’s socks to what their kids are wearing is pretty dang cute. It’s definitely a theme we’ve shared before on the Sock Journal, because nothing makes our day like pulling an order that is clearly going to a matchy family.
That’s why we’ve put together both the Socks For The Family and Parent & Baby gift collections! Socks For The Family focuses on matching styles across a range of foot sizes, from larger and smaller adult feet to kid and toddler toes. Parent & Baby socks and styles collect our favourite wee baby socks (infant and toddler sizes) and styles that are particularly comfortable for new parents.
Soothing and Supportive Socks
Bringing a baby home also brings with it a lot of late nights and long days. So, when we were building the Parent & Baby collection, we wanted to pick out our most snuggly, supportive styles for new parents. We made sure there was a range of sizes and styles available, because a lot of things that are made for pregnant (or recently pregnant) bodies and new parents really, well, they look like it.
But just because you have a fresh little face in your life doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep how cool your look is. Some of these socks, the compression socks in particular, are office-ready.
The Therafirm Maternity Light Support line had 10-15mmHG gradient compression in the legs to ease swelling and fatigue and their wonderful top is gentle and stretchy, offering added stability and comfort that can be worn pulled up or folded down, however your body decides is most comfortable. And they’re just as comfortable and supportive to wear after the baby is born.
Of course, we also included awesome compression socks by Sockwell and b.ella, in a range of foot sizes and styles! These are especially great if you’re shopping for someone else, because then you only need to worry about their foot size (most Sockwell compression socks stretch comfortably up to 20 inches in the calf!).
If the wool itchies have kept you from compression, b.Ella’s cotton compression socks are just for you! Now everybody can enjoy the improved circulation and reduction in aches that light and moderate compression socks offer!
The key to compression is wearing it correctly, and they can be a little intimidating to put on the first time so be sure to check out our post on wearing compression socks for tips and tricks.
When you have a brand new human around, the idea of putting on anything other than comfy clothes can be too much. We made sure to include Polar Feet Slipper socks, their cozy fleece and no-slip soles make them the best thing to slip on when you’re stepping around the house. The Berber Fleece Slipper Socks are particularly snuggly, with nubbly texture that treats your toes.
Plus, we picked a couple things that are purely indulgent, because you’re working hard and worth it. The Orkney Angora Thick Thermal Socks and Angora Wrist Warmers are warm, soothing styles that are perfect for those late nights trying to get somebody to sleep. The little wrist warmers are easily washed by hand and dry quickly, so even though they’re fancy angora, they’ll stand up to spit-up.
Itty Bitty Infant Socks
In comparison, the socks for little feet in the Parent & Baby collection are far less exciting. But, to be fair, brand new babies don’t know the wide world of socks available that they’re missing out on.
By far the most popular infant socks we carry are b.ella baby socks. They’re so cute and crazy snuggly, in wonderful wool blends and fun colours. They have pretty good stretch and tend to be a little loose on fresh feet, but can be worn until about 6 months, depending on how big baby’s feet started out at.
There are also wool-free baby sock options, in comfy cotton blends. Probably the most recommended (by us and our customers!) favourite are the Space Dyed Terry Baby Bootie. The stretch on these is amazing. Because babies just keep growing, and sometimes you want a dang sock that’ll stay with them for a while!
We know kiddos who have worn these socks up to three years old! The stretch is really amazing. And these space dyed make a great segue into the next collection.
If you find yourself envying your kid’s socks, then the Socks For The Family collection is for you. Those super stretchy, snuggly terry space dyed socks we just mentioned? Oh yeah, you can get them in your size.
This collection we really recommend you browse by “Featured”, rather than “A-Z” or “$-$$$”. Sometimes adult and kid socks aren’t named similarly, so we’ve arranged them on this page to put them by each other. Overall, the socks in this collection are sized more for kid feet than little babies, though there are some great toddler socks in here as well!
The whole collection is started off by our Harvest Rainbow family. Six styles of socks in subdued, perfect rainbows, with a height and shoe size for just about everyone. The most matchy are the crew socks and knee highs, but there are two taller styles as well! We love our Extraordinary socks because they fit such a great range of feet, a 7-14 in women’s shoe sizes and a 5-12 in mens! The knee high and crew have a smaller range, only fitting up to an 11 in US men’s shoe sizes.
For little feet, our kids socks come in two sizes: Youth and Junior. The Youth are best for folks aged 3-6 and fit kid’s shoe sizes 9-13 best. The Junior are best for folks aged 6-10 and fit kid’s shoe sizes 10-3.5 (which is up to a US women’s size 5!).
There are lots of great critter socks, for playful creatures of all ages, from wolves to cryptids to cute little bugs! We (and our Dreamer kids) love the Very Hungry Caterpillar socks quite a bit. On the smaller size of a lot of the kid’s socks in this collection, they fit up to a US kid’s size 2 and have grippy dots on the bottom of the feet, for more stable little steps.
We’ve loosely arranged the socks by brand (after a couple rows of our top favourites), both Sweet Marcel and Sock It To Me offer a great selection of socks for bigs and littles. The Planets collection from Sock It To Me are properly out of this world.
Style Your Family in Fabulous Socks
We always keep our eye out for socks for a wide range of family feet, because we know that sometimes the grownup feet that walk beside the little ones aren’t the standard US women’s shoe size 6-10. And we also know that big sibling feet want to be as cute as the new baby’s! Since you’re all part of our big Sock Dreaming family, we want to make sure that your toes are properly bedecked in marvellously matchy, comfortable and cute socks.