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I guess the rather obvious answer to having loads of odd soaks in the sock drawer or when it comes time to put away the washing is to just wear odd socks. I have enough problems with hubbies black socks as to me they are all the same but he does not agree, we settled the argument by having him now put his own socks away however my daughter cannot do that so an alternative option is needed and that is where Milly Oddsocks comes in.
A pack costs £13.99 on Amazon so is basically only one cash out for vouchers from Dooyoo away. I now have two sets, the first was a present which is how I found out about them and the second an Amazon purchase of my own, the socks are all stripey patterns and bright primamry colours and the idea is that you just pick a combination, they claim and demonstrate that there are 45 variations available, mathematicians would probably know that anyway.
The socks come in a nice gift box so they make for a nice present. You can get the idea of what they look like in the Dooyoo picture, I think they are rather jazzy and pretty cool and while some combinations go better together none of the mixes look out of place.
The socks themselves are very soft and they seem to stand up pretty well to the rigours of little feet and squirming about, they come in a range of age sizes such as 0-6 months and 0 to one years and also 1-2 years and are suitable for boys and girls. They are made from 79% Cotton, 20% Nylon and 1% Lycra.
The great thing is that if one sock gets lost or damaged it matters not. Neat product that looks good and one that I recommend.
I bought these socks to keep at my house for when my niece comes to stay. Last time I looked after her she came for the weekend and I accidentally spilled some apple juice onto one of her socks. I spent ages hunting around in her bag for another pair, but all I could find was a single sock without its partner. As it didn't match with the dry one she was wearing, I felt silly for a couple of minutes about the fact that she would have to make do with odd socks until the wet one was ready to wear again. I am a bit of a stickler for order and don't like to wear odd socks myself, but she, of course, was entirely oblivious. After that however, I decided to buy some bits for the times she would stay in future, and when I came across the Billy Oddsocks it seemed so novel an idea to have socks that were simultaneously odd yet complimentary to each other, I had to purchase a box.
When I found the socks online I was not aware that there was a choice of gift boxes (I purchased them throughjellybabys.co.uk), but apparently on some sites you are able to chose which presentation box your socks arrive in:
- Billy (a red and yellow striped box)
- Princess (a pink box)
- Strike (a dark and light blue striped box)
- Duck (a yellow box)
Choosing the presentation box allows you to cater the socks to children of different genders. The socks I purchased came in the Billy box, but as the socks were not being given as a wrapped gift this did not bother me. The box contains ten socks, and they are all slightly different. The design is very similar however: they all have a different coloured tip, heel and upper band, and the central portion is comprised of two main colours. The packaging boasts that up to 45 different combinations can be achieved, and while this may be ideal for older children to experiment with, Ellie is a little young to appreciate this game at the moment.
The socks are quite soft and very stretchy, and comprised of:
They can be washed in a washing machine, although I prefer not to tumble dry them as they are small, and not all garments respond well to being tumble dried. I have washed some of the socks a maximum of six times, and the colours remain clear and crisp. I have noticed however, there some of the elasticity in a couple of the socks has diminished in the upper band. In general though, they remain in good condition and even after a lot of stretching from playing they retain their shape.
The socks are available in two sizes: 0 - 12 months and 1 - 2 years. I purchased the former for my niece, and find them to be a good fit, if a little roomy on her eleven-month-old feet. The socks retail at £13.95, which is a little on the expensive side, but as a gift they are fantastic. By far the best thing about them is that you can shove them all in a draw and not bother looking for a matching pair. This eliminates a lot of stress, and busy parents and care givers will be very grateful for this. The socks can be given to girls or boys, although I do feel they would appeal slightly more to boys with the colours they contain. A great idea, and my niece loves them. When are they going to make them in adult sizes?
I don't what it's like in your house but in mine there are always socks around somwhere whether it be in the washing machine of or on the floor or under beds. Just about anywhere you look you are always likely to find a sock. And the problem of course is that the socks are very rarely a matching pair. What is it about socks that they never seem to stick together but wander off on their own! We have three children now and with two of them they always seemed to throw their socks anywhere. It's not just them to be honest as us adults tend to do it too. However, a while ago now we found this great product called Billy Oddsocks which we bought and is a box of 10 odd socks for about £15.
The are a fantastic novelty gift item to be honest with you and it doesn't matter which sock gets paired with which as that's the idea. No more worrying about socks not matching. The socks are all bright strip colours which appeal to children. They look quite trendy actually and great fun. One example is blue and white stripes with a red colour on the toe. But there are so many different variations which means that your son or daughter will love them.
One of my first impressions when buying these socks were that they were soft and looked very comfortable to wear which is a big thing for kids. We have washed these a number of times now and the colours don't run and they are still in the same condition and quality as when we bought them.
If you want to buy these socks then they come in 0-12 months and 1-2 years and are unisex which is useful, as it doesn't matter whether you have boys or girls. I would highly recommend these as a great little Christmas present for any parent.
My son has these Billy Oddsocks and they are a good idea if you are forever losing socks and finding one in the wash basket but not the other pair.
They come in a gift box which is useful if you are getting them as a present and it contains 10 odd socks.
The socks themselves are all funky and brightly coloured. They all have stripes but all in different colours and none of them are the same! You can match them up to make 45 different colour combinations ( there is a chart inside the box) and my son loved the idea of wearing odd socks. He would pick his favourite colours and off he went! The beauty of these socks is that if you do lose a sock in the wash then it doesn't matter, you've still got 9 more odd ones to work with!
The socks are made from 79% cotton, 20% nylon and 1% lycra. They are soft to wear and wash well, no bobbling and the colour doesn't fade. each sock has a shaped heel which helps to prevent the sock slipping down and they fit snugly but not tightly.
The socks come in 2 sizes-0-12 months and 1-2 years. They don't lose their shape despite numerous washes. They cost around £13.99 from the oddsocks website. I thought that this was a good price for 45 different pairs of socks!
The socks are unisex but I don't think I would buy them for a girl, the colours seem more based around boys.
These socks are great fun for young kids, I have found no problems with them and they are ideal for saving time when doing the washing, it doesn't matter which sock gets paired with what as there is no right combination.
I brought these socks for my little nephew as he is terrible for taking his socks and shoes off and losing one of them and its so embarrassing when i look after him to give him back to his mummy with one sock missing ...because.....
the washing mahine loses them
the tumble dryer loses them
they fly off the washing line
the sock monster eats them
OR is this just MY nephew...... Why do socks go missing ??? it happens all the time in my house.
Anyway i brought him some of these socks from ebay for a joke present really so i can keep them at my house and maybe my sister in law will not notice which socks are missing if he is always wearing odd ones!!! she saw the funny side thankfully and on a more serious note they are really gorgeous socks..... they are really trendy and look great with his dungarees.
There are many other styles you can get of thease socks also and they seem to be a bit of a must have at one of the play groups i go to..... all the little ones seem to have them...even the girls!! Now i brought them on a whim and as i said a bit of a joke pressie, i'm not sure that i could justify spending 15 quid on socks.... Im a tesco or asda girl myself when it comes to socks for the kids......
They do come in a loverly box and there are ten socks to a box.
I wonder maybe if i brought some socks.....mixed them up and put them on ebay do you reckon i would make 15 gbp???? hehe!!