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What are the absolute best every day socks available in the UK?

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For certain specific values of "best"... The Good Lady Researcher Her Indoors, being disgustingly kind hearted and wholesome, does not want proper/expensive presents this year for Christmas, preferring to solicit donations to a charity she's volunteering with over the festive period. Obviously I will be sending a hefty donation to said charity, but I'd also like to get her something small to unwrap (I've checked with her that this is OK and in line with her general thinking). She mentioned the other day that she was short of "nice" socks, so socks it is. Socky snowflakes as follows:

1. While I definitely want nice socks, I actually specifically don't want socks which are clearly too nice. Sort of the whole point here is that I should be sending most of my money to charity and getting her a token thing to unwrap. In practical terms I'm lucky to not be currently hurting for money so will send the same amount to charity either way and don't mind what I spend on socks - since I'm not leaving the price tags on the key thing here is that they don't look like they were super expensive and I splurged. No silk blend fine hose, no well known fancy/designer brands.

2. The socks are to be suitable for everyday wear. To be worn with a variety of footwear, including such things as: smart black ankle boots, converse, brown ladies brogues, 8 eyelet oxblood Doc Martens. Basically what I'm saying here is that I want regular, everyday socks: not woolly winter/hiking socks, not fancy high calf or knee length socks, not super short ankle/trainer socks. Just socks.

3. The main concern from herself, with regards to "nice socks", is having socks which are not embarrassing if she visits a "shoes off" house or venue and has to unveil her tootsys in public. So interesting colours, patterns and designs are encouraged. Her tastes are eclectic and she's certainly not averse to either bright colours or clothing covered in giant pictures of stupid animals.

4. Obviously they should be both comfortable and hard wearing. We both tend to be on our feet a lot for various reasons during the day and also tend to kick off our shoes and walk around the house in socked feet in the evenings, so cheap socks do tend to wear thin pretty quickly.

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