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Holiday deadlines are approaching faster than a sled down a snowy hill, but don’t panic! We’re here to help you get your gifts shipped as efficiently as possible.
Please keep in mind that December is by far the busiest time of year for both Sock Dreams and USPS. We always do our best to get all orders out the door within 24 hours, but because the post office is also being flooded with mail from around the world, shipping times WILL increase the further we get into December. The simple trick here is to place your order early and select the right shipping method for your needs.
If you’re shipping within the U.S. and hoping for an order to arrive by December 24th, our free first-class shipping should be speedy enough to cover you through December 18th.
Priority shipping gives you an extra day or so of wiggle room; you can safely order with Priority through December 19th for delivery by the 24th.
By December 20th, we highly recommend that you opt for 2-Day Express if you want to be absolutely sure that the package will be delivered by the 24th.
At this point in the season, our international customers will want to select Priority or Express International shipping for all orders with a holiday due date. Unfortunately, we cannot control how long Customs may hold on to an order during inspection, but placing your order with Priority/Express International shipping can often expedite the package’s transit through Customs.
Even slightly belated gifts will still be appreciated, so don’t let tricky shipping times ruin the fun and joy of your holidays. And remember– if you’re down to the wire and you’ve completely run out of time to ship anything, there’s always our e-gift cards, which are emailed to your recipient immediately!
More information about our shipping options can always be found on our shipping information page, and we encourage you to contact us at any time with questions about shipping, gift orders, or anything else!
Before we dive into fun and fancy present ideas, let’s give you the numbers. Based on the information we have from the United States Postal Service, International and Military mail have run out of time to get things shipped to their destinations before December 25th. But for you US residents who want to use our free First Class USPS shipping, you’ll want to get your order in by the afternoon of this Monday, December 19th to be safe. USPS may tell us the 20th is the last day for First Class shipping, but when you’re wanting to be timely, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
For things being sent via USPS Priority mail (which is an extra $5, and free for orders totalling over $50) USPS is telling us the 21st, but you’ll want to make your order by the afternoon of this Tuesday, December 20th to ensure your order arrives in time.
Extra special rush deliveries shipping USPS Express (for $22, which includes insurance) that need to arrive by December 25th need to be made before noon on December 22nd, though again you’ll be safer if you make your order on Wednesday the 21st. All of our prices and expected time for delivery is on our Shipping Information page.
So, even if you’re using our free First Class shipping, you have all weekend to browse and find just the right treats for your loved ones (or yourself). And I know a couple of styles that are perfect gifts for a winter holiday.
The Cronert Button Up Legwarmers are not only cozy and chic, they’re crazy soft and will be one of those pretty presents that a person can’t stop touching.
More snuggly suggestions after the jump and some shopping tips too! Read more »
The Stocking Stuffer collection is full of seasonal and thoughtful styles to give you a jumping off point for whatever little socky gifts you’re giving this year. The end of the calendar year is full of gift giving holidays, like Christmas, Hanukah and even Saturnalia. Besides, any December birthdays deserve a little gift of their own, instead of being rounded into holiday presents.
Nothing is quite as cozy as a winter sweater and sweater patterns and knits abounded this year, they’re a fun gift—the hectic patterns of a holiday sweater become beautiful on the smaller canvas of a sock.
Wee baby socks are great gifts too, especially for new families, and a couple of our favourites are tucked among the stocking stuffers (though it’s worth peeking through Kids & Baby too, there’s bunches more!). You can also check out last year’s post about socks for family feet for more ideas!
Because we get to see what people order for gifts, we have a good idea of what the popular sock presents are for the holidays. Toe socks are probably one of the most popular styles. They’re different and fun and great stocking stuffers. And if you’re a toe sock convert, a present is the best way to try and win others over to the joys of toe freedom.
Now, what about folks who totally should get toe socks for the holidays, but aren’t exactly a stripy, tabi, goofy kind of person? That’s where beautifully engineered, premium toe socks come in. We’ve written about Injinji before, when we first brought them in and again this summer, when telling you about Coolmax® fiber. They’re a little pricer than novelty toe socks, but that’s because of all the brain power that went into designing them.
Designed for performance, with a comfortable welt cuff, smart shaping in the toes and heel, a bit of built-in arch support and available in three sizes, Injinji toe socks take that quirky toe sock present to the next level. Their most basic sock, the Performance Micro Toe Sock, is comfortable as all get-out and even comes in more options than boring old black and white.
After the jump we’ll highlight a couple more of their styles and let you know just who they’re perfect for (and just maybe they’re perfect for you!). Plus, we’ve got a review from a Vibram FiveFingers wearer about the Injinji Performance Liner styles! Read more »