@tinamarie1974 my dad and i do this every christmas when we get socks even though we like them (and the 24 hour christmas story marathon is always running in the background as well, so one of these years it will line up perfectly, i hope.)
Socks I don’t like suck. Mostly I prefer to buy my own, because I know what I want.
But a couple of years in a row, the step-mother-in-law actually knitted me wool socks. They’re kind of amazing, and very warm. And those two pair pretty much fill my need for wool socks (living in Texas and all). Plus they’re homemade, so you’re unlikely to match their greatness. Good for me, bad for meh.
As an adult, socks are fine as a gift. But remember, if you give a 10-year-old kid socks for Christmas, even the best of kids, who may give you a sincere thank-you, is going to be feeling a dagger in his heart.