Compression Socks Holiday Gift Guide [Infographic]

Struggling with gift ideas for Christmas this season? If you're looking for a usable yet unique gift for friends or family, holiday compression socks are a great option. Here's our compression sock holiday gift guide to help you select the right socks for that special person on your list. 

 

Knee-High Compression Socks

What Are They?

Traditional compression socks reach just below the knees to provide firm compression throughout the calf.

Who to Buy Them For

  • Anyone who spends a lot of time standing at their job or at home
  • People with varicose veins, skin discoloration or swelling in the calf and ankle
  • Pregnant women
  • People who sit for extended periods for their job, such as office workers and delivery drivers
  • People with diabetes 
  • People with restless leg syndrome

What to Look For

  • The type of fabric the sock is made of
  • If the sock is infused with copper or other materials that promote healthy blood flow
  • Patterns the sock is available in
  • The amount of compression the sock provides
  • If reinforced toes and heels are available

Quarter Compression Socks

What Are They?

Quarter socks are cut lower than knee high compression socks and sit just above the ankle bone.

Who to Buy Them For

  • Pregnant women
  • People with diabetes 
  • People who have swelling mostly in their ankles
  • People who stand or sit for moderate lengths of time for their jobs

What to Look For

  • The type of fabric the sock is made of
  • If the sock is infused with copper or other materials that promote healthy blood flow
  • Patterns the sock is available in
  • The amount of compression the sock provides
  • If the sock provides arch support or extra cushioning
  • If reinforced toes and heels are available

Ankle Compression Socks

What Are They?

Ankle compression socks are the lowest cut compression socks available and sit below the ankle bone, allowing them to be worn with a wide variety of shoe styles.

Who to Buy Them For

  • Women
  • Pregnant women
  • People who enjoy light jogging or walking and need mild to moderate foot support

What to Look For

  • The type of fabric the sock is made of
  • If the sock is infused with copper or other materials that promote healthy blood flow
  • Patterns the sock is available in
  • The amount of compression the sock provides
  • If the sock provides arch support or extra cushioning
  • If reinforced toes and heels are available
  • If the sock provides achilles protection against chafing, rubbing, and blisters

Sports Compression Socks

What Are They?

Sports compression socks are compression socks specifically designed for the unique needs of athletes. Compression calf sleeves are also a top choice for sports enthusiasts.

Who to Buy Them For

What to Look For

  • The type of fabric the sock is made of
  • If the sock is designed to wick moisture away from the skin
  • If the sock is infused with copper or other materials that promote healthy blood flow
  • Patterns the sock is available in
  • The amount of compression the sock provides
  • If the sock provides arch support or extra cushioning
  • If reinforced toes and heels are available
  • If the sock is resistant to bacteria and odor

Compression Tights

What Are They?

Compression tights are full tights designed for women that have compression throughout the leg for maximum support.

Who to Buy Them For

  • Women
  • Women who need leg support but work in jobs that require formal dress

What to Look For

  • Available sizes
  • The type of fabric the tights are made of
  • The amount of compression provided throughout the legs of the tights

Where to Buy Compression Socks for the Holidays

Dr. Motion is a top seller of quality compression socks designed for everyday use for both men and women. Our socks are available in microfiber nylon, copper ion infused yarn, and a comfortable cotton blend in a wide variety of patterns and styles. Compression socks for the holidays make an excellent gift that is both cozy and practical. They also make great stocking stuffers! Browse our selection of high quality compression socks today.