by Faith Briggs
Valentine’s Day is today, or tomorrow depending on when you're reading this and we interpret this as a great excuse to tell a bunch of people that you love them. Let’s be honest, when is the last time you thought to yourself, “I definitely tell that person I love them too much?” Traditionally the “I love you” or “Will you be my valentine?” expression is accomplished by the sending and giving of candy, chocolate flowers etc. - traditional mementos of romance.
While we may be hopeless romantics, we’re far from traditional and based on the strength of your sock game as expressed on social media (ya’ll are so cool) we think you might be too. So we decided to think outside the box for a Valentine’s Day Gift Giving Guide. Now that we have our new Digi Camo’s in stock, we’ve got everything you need to give your bouquet some unexpected flair. Candy not included.
For the cycling fanatics with a few spokes of creativity we highly suggest the adult coloring book GRAND TOUR: A Two-wheeled, Chain-driven Interactive Artistic Adventure. Author/Illustrator Richard Mitchelson is hilarious and genius and this gem is chock full of cycling history in the form of word searches, connect-the-dots, paper dolls, you name it.
Socks covered in pink lightning bolts. Need we say more? Okay, we’ll say a little bit more. We switched this style up a bit to make it extra comfy, so these are great for around the house or date night, on or off the bike.
The classic Ciele GoCap in the perfect color scheme for the occasion. We love rocking these on the bike, on the run or… with a matching blazer. No lie…we did that this week. We approve this fashion message.
Skratch Labs remains our favorite and a raspberry flavor makes this a cheeky little gift for your special athlete. While we still don’t know the secret recipe, we do know this hydration mix features no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors and that they actually use real fruit! #healthybae
As much as we love dark chocolate, we like to give and get the gift of coffee. We worked with MiiR on our reusable camp cups which work just as well int he office as on an adventure. Each one includes a Give Code on the bottom that shows directly where they are giving funds back to the community. The gift that keeps on giving and doesn’t make you feel guilty about your coffee habit. Triple win. That’s real love.
Our Futbol Fan sock is made with our home team in mind and the colors are doubly appropriate for the holiday so you can make your favorite hooligan happy.
Our Digi Camo sock in red seems that much more clutch now that it’s joined by brand new colors this week. Matches well with roses and red vines. You’re welcome.
A bouquet of socks?! We like flowers but we’re trying to upgrade you like Beyonce and these babies will still be around to adorn your stems in the weeks to come. Arguably not as fragrant... but then again that part is up to you.
The Athletic x 290SQM Merino Wool collaboration sock in hot pink adds a perfect punch to however you’re showing your love. Classy meets vibesy. Be bold, get showy.
The Mt Fuji Ekiden sock in Candy Stripe is a dentist approved alternative for that sweet tooth of yours. Plus you need something to match fresh white kicks and we’ve yet to find a more perfect pairing.
Digi Camo Pink. While Punxsatawney Phil saw his shadow and thinks it’s going to be a long winter, here in Oregon we bet on our hedgehog FuFu and that means spring is right around the corner. We’ve got your new pastel sock game just in time.
So, there you have it. A whole host of sweets for your sweets. Pink and white and red bouquets of color for your lover. Or put another way, thoughtful snacks for your soul. We're just making stuff up here, but the point is, you should too. Just remember, you're going to have to pick up the candy yourself.