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Your Gift Isn't Good Enough: Socks

It's not the gift, but the thought that counts...and your thought sucks! Outblush presents Your Gift Isn't Good Enough, a list of the most common gift-giving faux pas so you can avoid being the one Secret Santa everyone fears.

Socks!? Really, grandma? Does your etiquette book from the '50s also recommend a gift certificate to the malt shop? Socks are the socially recognized example of a bad gift, and yet, some of you out there think the rules don't apply to you.

Under no circumstance are socks an acceptable gift. When you get a present and don't know what it is, you get excited at all the possibilities... but when you see it's socks, your fantasies explode violently and that "wah-wah" noise plays. If you need to give someone socks, just throw them on their bed the day after Christmas - don't insult them by wrapping them!

You want a related but acceptable sock substitute? Foot Massagers. Before you scoff, hear us out... foot massagers are something that most people would enjoy, but wouldn't think about buying for themselves. Just ask yourself this question: If someone bought you a foot massager, wouldn't you end up using it?

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