Normally I start my posts by going over what a horrible addiction/problem I have with subscriptions. This time, I’m not doing that, because this wasn’t for me! If it’s a gift, it’s totally selfless, right?
I found out about Sock Panda from another subscription blog that I follow, and immediately thought of my husband. For those of you that don’t know him, he’s all business as far as his wardrobe goes. Polos, button ups, nice pants, fantastic shoes…but his socks almost always make a statement. He went on a serious hunt for wedding socks that lasted a few weeks to ensure that he had some that would look awesome in photos. This man takes his socks seriously.
His birthday is coming up and I thought “Hmm…this whole sock subscription thing could work…” I started the sign-up process and then mindlessly drifted on to another webpage, failing to actually complete my order. I was excited to see that the CEO of Sock Panda, David Peck, had reached out to me to help me complete my order. It’s not every day that a CEO is this involved in day-to-day operations, even at a start-up, so huge kudos on the customer service. I explained to David what I was looking for, and he asked great questions about my husband’s personal style to help me figure out which subscription to go with. With that, he helped me complete the ordering process and we were on our way to getting a sock surprise in the mail.
Here’s a breakdown of the Sock Panda basics:
- Awesome name (who doesn’t love a panda?)
- $11 per pair per month
- Offers women’s and men’s socks
- Choice of bold (fun/wild designs) and/or cool (designs that get noticed, but aren’t too crazy)
- Get for yourself or get as a gift
- Free shipping
My sock panda subscription came in the mail within about 1.5 weeks of my communication with David. Pretty fast shipping! I adored the cute packaging.
I received two great pairs of men’s socks with my first order. I’m not sure which one is the “bold” and which one is “cool,” but I like them both. The colors are fantastic, the patterns are unique, but not too crazy for the office, and the quality is outstanding. Both pairs of socks retail for $12.00 each, so these are a great value, especially considering shipping is free!
In addition to the two pairs of men’s socks, I received this adorable pair of women’s socks! I was surprised at the ridiculous cuteness that exudes from these. While I rarely wear socks, these will be perfect for lounging around the house when my feet are chilly. They are quirky, soft, and oh-so-cute. They even have tiny ears!
Overall, I think Sock Panda is a fantastic new company with a fun concept. The customer service is phenomenal (seriously, do all excellent customer service people work at subscription box companies?), the socks were an amazingly stylish and high-quality, and getting the socks in the mail is a surprise we’ll continue to look forward to. I’d definitely recommend this for a gift that would work for anyone, but especially the serious sock aficionado.