It sounds simple but putting on comfortable clothing every day is a powerful thing. So Bombas created the most comfortable socks they could imagine, and for every clothing item purchased, an item is donated to those experiencing homelessness.
Nearly every well-meaning mother-in-law has placed a gift of socks or underwear in the hands of a clueless man. The interaction is practically scripted.
She says, “You can never have too many!”
And he echoes: “You can never have too many,” while forcing a laugh and looking for relief in the eyes of his spouse.
While the socks and underwear gift-giving scene surely doesn’t have to be gendered, a lot of times, men find themselves unwrapping box-store bulk packages of briefs when family members don’t exactly know them that well, or have trouble finding a sentimental gift and instead opt for utility.
Surely, there’s nothing wrong with useful gifts, but what if those everyday items had a little more meaning? What if, for instance, those socks gave back to people in need? Or what if you went for a different kind of sock, compared to the same old crew style he’s used to?
While Bombas is known for its give-back ethos and comfy everyday socks, the brand also carries a whole catalog of items that you may have never heard about yet.
In fact, we’d motion to say that socks and underwear could actually be one of the most exciting, long-term gifts one can receive. So, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Bombas items for him, so you can give the gift that really does keep giving.
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The Best Bombas Products for Him That Go Beyond Plain Old Socks
Men’s Merino Wool Blend Roll-Top Gripper House Socks
If he’s already getting socks every year, why not step it up with something more luxurious this time around?
These cozy house socks are the perfect plush option any fella would love. They’re built with a fully cushioned bottom and Merino wool for that warm and cozy feeling without the sweat that comes from cheap fuzzy socks.
Plus, the little roll-top detail makes them look extra stylish.
Men’s Everyday Compression Socks
Compression socks are often a hot item for the pregnant people in your life, but dudes can benefit from the glory of compression, too!
Perfectly snug with a medium level of compression, these socks are the supportive sidekick. They’re a perfect fit for travelers, runners, or folks with demanding, stand-on-your-feet-all-day jobs.
Men’s Hiking Performance Quarter Socks
Calling all adventurers! If the national park lover in your life already has all the gear they could dream of, another pair of hiking socks sure won’t hurt.
These have thermoregulating ventilation and moisture-wicking tech to keep those toesies safe and comfortable on any outing. Plus, they have a reinforced heel and toe and rise a little higher for extra protection in the great outdoors.
Men’s Merino Wool Blend Sweater Calf Socks
OK, so we’ve got them covered on luxury and performance, but how about a little bit of both?
These sweater socks are made with a Merino wool blend, have a seamless toe, and include “stay-up technology” that make them ideal for the chilliest winter days — or just lounging around.
Men’s Gripper Slipper Booties
Many dads and dad-adjacent dudes are familiar with the delight of a pair of slippers on a slow Sunday morning. But we’d venture to say that they haven’t tried a pair of slipper booties.
The Bombas Gripper Slippers are a crowd favorite, but the booties go the extra mile and bring all the goodness up a notch (more specifically, up the ankles).
With a thick footbed for extra cushion, a sherpa-brushed interior lining, and ultra-thin grippers made from PVC, it’s like your feet’s dream come true.
Shop: Gripper Slipper Booties
Men’s Cotton Modal Blend Boxer Brief
As beloved as they are (they come with a 4.6-star rating on the website), those who know of Bombas as a sock-specific brand have yet to be introduced to these comfy underwear.
The modal blend boxer briefs from Bombas are made with breathable cotton, smooth Tencel Modal fibers (made from beech tree pulp!), and a wee bit of spandex to make the Superman of undies.
The fabric is breathable and durable — and the best part? — they have zero tags. It’s officially game-over for his drawer full of old holey underwear.
Available in sizes S-3XL.
Men’s Cotton Modal Blend Long Underwear
Contrary to the belief of most Midwestern teen boys who wear basketball shorts in a snowstorm, dudes do indeed get cold.
They’re perfect for lounging around the house, as pajamas during the winter months, or as an extra layer on those record-low days.
Available in sizes S-3XL.
Men’s Merino Wool Blend Crew Neck Shirts
The power of a plain T-shirt simply cannot be overstated. But the power of a merino wool T-shirt? Next level.
When you opt for a Merino wool option, you get to enjoy the beauty of both warmth and natural moisture-wicking properties. Plus, because of its wonderful moisture and odor-resisting properties, wool requires a lot less washing and water than cotton, making it a more sustainable choice, as well.
Bombas blends Merino wool with Tencel Lyocell, making these shirts even softer than you can imagine.
Available in sizes S-3XL.
What is so special about Bombas?
Bombas makes comfortable, high-quality essentials and operates under a buy-one-give-one approach, giving those must-have undergarments to folks in need.
Over the years, Bombas has donated over 100 million items to its network of over 3,500 Giving Partners, including overnight shelters, transitional living facilities, street outreach teams, rehabilitation centers, Title 1 schools, and medical service professionals.
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