What We Give - Staff Gift Picks

Staff gift picks

The idea here is pretty simple - when you have all the socks we knit within your grasp, and are looking for a gift, what you choose is likely founded in some clear, comfortable, fitting, local experience you'll guarantee offers a lifetime of joy. See what we did there?

Let's proceed with these staff sock gift ideas...

Owen Rachampbell — Cozy Toe Socks


Owen holding up his recommended sock gift, the Steely Boot


TITLE: Product Line Manager

GIFT SOCK: Steely Boot Sock, Midweight with Cushion and Full Cushion Toe Box, Graphite

WHY HIM?:Honestly, we ask that of ourselves often, but Owen's inclusion here seemed fitting as he manages the comings and goings of the product line, and since we only make socks, that's pretty much what he does. In his spare time he does things like the Appalachian Trail and D&D - both of which he talks about when not asked. If you don't know what D&D is, that's fine. Dude knows footwear though. You don't walk 2000 miles in a stretch and not figure a few things out.

HE SAYS: "The last person I gave these to wears them all the time for helping keep toes warm. Slipper socks, winter running, and biking."

Jen Wakefield — Cute & Functional Socks

Jen recommends the Folktale as a great gift sock

TITLE: Direct to Consumer Supervisor

GIFT SOCK: Folktale, Lightweight, Crew Height, Charcoal

WHY HER?: So, Jen has been with us for a good stretch but most importantly, she oversees everything people buy from darntough.com. All the analytical tools in the world can tell us all kinds of info, but if you just ask her, she can tell you what's hot by the minute. So, when it comes to selecting a gift that's moving and shaking, Jen can identify what people are getting after at the drop of a dime.

SHE SAYS:"These are thin and comfortable to wear with pretty much any style of shoe. And they're cute."

Tony Harris — Wear Anywhere Socks


Tony says the Heady Stripe socks make a great gift

TITLE: Chief Information Officer

GIFT SOCK: Heady Stripe, Lightweight with Cushion, Micro Crew Height, Blue

WHY HIM?: Tony is a boss, literally, but figuratively too. This guy started as a 3rd Shift Knitting Technician 24 years ago and put the work in to elevate himself to CIO. When not settling the technical needs of the business, Tony can be found crushing miles around Northfield with a weighted vest as he trains for his health and now Spartan Races, of which we are the official sock of. Tony grinds.

HE SAYS:"It's a great hiking sock. Cushioned bottom with just the right height on the leg. Nice little color array available if the blue isn't your thing. Versatile ... they'll wear this everywhere."

We updated our holiday staff picks for 2021. You can see those sock gift ideas here.