It’s been a big year for slippers, sweats, couches, Peletons, meal delivery kits, misinformation, abject fear, crushing anxiety, glimmers of hope—and probably like 112 other things—but socks are really climbing up the power rankings. I’ve never been so invested in my sock arsenal—or more grateful that I once worked at a place that would write off good socks after a single photoshoot and then give those socks away. If you, or someone you know, hasn’t invested in good socks, consider this American Trench Comfort Box a perfect foray into the genre.
Filled with two pairs of American Trench’s top-shelf Kennedy Luxe Athletic Socks—knit in North Carolina from US-grown Supima cotton and outfitted with a super soft terrycloth-lined footbed—hand-painted chocolates (a real thing I learned), and a US-made soy wax candle from balsam + clove, I challenge you to find someone who wouldn’t be into one of the most hygge’d out gift boxes of the holiday season.
Look, I’m the first one to admit that frivolous clothing consumption is in a weird place right now. The country was fully on fire for months, there’s been so many hurricanes that we gave up on naming them for the year, and there’s an unrelenting pandemic that’s more terrifying than it ever has been. But gear is also one of the few things actually cutting through my existential dread, and this Stocking-in-a-Box is both available without endangering fellow humans and a rare thing that anyone over the age of 20 will appreciate. If you have someone who is hard to shop for—re: anyone who likes clothes a lot—this is a pretty safe bet.
Available for $75 at American Trench