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Holiday Gift Guide Under $50

By Krystle Ongjanco

Holiday Gift Guide? What? Didn't you already do that? First of all, awwww, you really follow us *heart* *heart* but also this one will be different. I will feature other brands too that I think are super rad.

Rihanna gushing

Okay, here we go. This first gift guide will be for everyone looking for gifts under $50. These are gifts for your co-workers, your friends, your classmates, your cousins or anyone you give little trinklets to.

Anyway,

I present to you...

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE UNDER $50.

1. Cat Headphones - $40 but they are always on sale

Krystle Ongjanco Cat Headphones

I love these headphones. I bought them my first week at FEAT Socks so I can focus more. Also, because everyone has the apple headphones, I didn't want Taylor to steal mine. ;) I have really small ears so regular in-ear headphones don't fit my ears and other over-the-ear headphones swallow my whole ear. This is great for all you small ear babes. Buy them and we can match. <3

2. Winky Embroidered Pillow - also $39

Pillow from Urban Outfitters

I love throw pillows. You don't even know. I feel like I'm a responsible human whenever all my throw pillows are arranged properly on my bed and on my couch. All my former roommates can attest to this. Hahaha! Also, whoever you give this to will remember you every day when they clean their home. How great is that? It's a neutral color too so it would match any decor.

3. Oversized Scarf - $11.99 but also Buy 2 Get 1 Free!

Oversized Scarf Etsy

Cute, right? And gender neutral! Also, everyone should support small businesses! I love this gift because it's cozy and fitting for the holidays. Your person will wear it the next day, for sure!

4. Metropolitans - $9.99 used to be 14.99

FEAT Metropolitan

Did you really think I wasn't going to feature any of our socks? Hahaha! I'm obsessed with this design. I saw a grandpa wearing this recently and it was so adorable. They're made from really thick cotton fabric that's perfect for the cold gloomy winter. Buy these for your quirky friend and your adorable grandpas!

5. Personalized Cheese Board - $29.99

Personalized Cheese Board

People love seeing their names on things. Remember in elementary school when someone sits on your chair and you say, "Hey, that's my chair!" and they're like, "Is your name on it?" With this cheese board, your name could be on it.

6. Plants!

Plants

I can't recommend you a website because I feel like you should purchase this locally. If you live in Los Angeles, there's a place on Main Street in Venice that sells cool pots and plants. It's right next to Free People. 

7. Snow Angels - $14.99

FEAT Snow Angels

Remember what I said about gifts that fit the holiday theme? This is another one of those! It's easy to be a grinch during the holidays but it's harder to be a grinch when you have all these Christmasy gifts! Also, if your friend is not about Christmas, snowflakes are non-denominational. If you don't know what that means, here's a Google excerpt:

A non-denominational person or organization is not restricted to any particular or specific religious denomination.

8. Bike Bag - $27.00

Bike Bag

Holy crap! This is my best find! It's so cheap and it's so cute. I almost want to buy it for myself but alas! ;)

9. Books - $10.71

On The Road

I like giving people my favorite books so I can talk about it with them. I feel like it's also an insight to how I think and what caused me to think this way, if you know what I mean. This will be great wrapped in twine with a few of packets of tea. 

10. iPhone Chargers - $24.99

Native Union

(I love this one more but it's backordered :( I'm sad about it. )

Nomad Charger

iPhone chargers are the best gifts because you can never have enough (unless you're an Android user.. in that case, woops!) 

Phew! We did it! 10 gifts under $50!

I'm pretty proud of myself. These are all things that I would want for Christmas. Hahaha!

Happy Holidays, everyone! I'll try to do another one of these soon!

 

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FEAT Socks Party?

By Krystle Ongjanco

I've been thinking about our customers constantly for a few days now. Ultimately, FEAT Socks is customer-driven. We care about you and we want you to love us but how do we ensure that you had a good customer experience, worthy of a 7-star rating?

Hmm. So how can we do this. If you have any ideas, email me at krystle@featsocks.com. We might throw a party in our warehouse and invite people that have supported FEAT Socks in the past. This is still an idea though. Nothing is concrete but I think it would be fun. I'd love to meet and get to know everyone who loves us! We can all talk about our passions outside FEAT Socks and be friends! ;)

I also thought about a mini silly award show for our sock designs. The sock that receives the most vote will be sold for 50% off that week.

Or maybe we can just have a sock making competition using anything but socks. Everyone can send us their socks made out of random materials. The winner will receive a free mystery box.

What do you guys think? Like I said, email me and we will see which ones we can do!

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Are you guys keeping up with FEAT Socks' Live O'Clock?

By Krystle Ongjanco

We are live on Facebook every day at 4PM! We talk about new novelty sock designs and things in the warehouse. Basically, we just poke fun of Taylor and I get to walk around. It's great and easy. ;)

facebook.com/featsocks

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The Best Monday Of My Life

By Krystle Ongjanco

Today is the best Monday of my life. Here's why:

1. Saw a ton of outrageous socks in our warehouse! I love new designs! We have a few new designers for FEAT Socks so expect a come up! (I am so excited, actually)

2. New mail! New coffee machine! Can't believe someone sent us a Keurig and a vacuum cleaner and a down comforter!

3. Our Instagram is killing it. Lots of cute guys in socks! ;) Chad and Parker are in most of them. Apparently, they are the heartthrobs of the team!

4. I've decided that I'll come in the same outfit every day. Let's see if anyone notices. If you're reading this, you can use the discount code "krystlessecret" and write "krystle has a secret" in the comment section of your purchase! It's on the checkout form! Let's see if we can mess with Taylor and Parker!

5. Parker is getting me lunch! Working at FEAT Socks is so rad. He texted me this:

Menu Parker Sent Me

What a good human.... or he just doesn't want me to eat all the Annie's Bunny Snacks. ;)

6. Jio's Spotify is sooooooooo good. Should we make a Spotify playlist? Let me know at krystle@featsocks.com. 

Brad Pitt Dancing

7.  Parker said I don't have to pay for the food!! This is my 3rd present of the day. What a happy day!

8. We're making a ton of videos today. One is about recruitment and it makes me realize how lucky I am to have this job. I am so grateful for the friends that helped me connect to Taylor. Honestly, friends have been helping me eat for years.

9. I have fresher kicks than Parker today. Yo, Parker. Clean your Converse.

10. Why do I need to prove myself with these lists again? :D check our instagram and see how happy I am. 

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Sock of the Week - KAUAIS

By Krystle Ongjanco

Kauais on penny board
Parker had the Kauais in mind when he founded FEAT Socks. Back when we started, skaters and surfers were pioneering novelty socks. Now, we have hundreds of socks but the Kauais still excel in subversion to fashion conformity, with their bright colors, floral design, and Hawaiian feel.
As Quartz contends, crazy socks help emanate a more vivacious, innovative and intriguing image, particularly at work: Colorful or character socks show playfulness and make a great icebreaker or way to connect with others …Another possible advantage of wearing fanciful socks and other unexpected attire: You build a brand as ‘the gutsy guy’ or a creative type and over time, it may give you more room to bend or break rules.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/money/people-who-wear-crazy-socks/1055248/
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Here are a 10 reason why Kauais are the best socks:
1. They are so bold that they create a statement to any of my outfits.
2. Blake touches each one of these socks before they get sent to customers.
3. They are pink and blue.. which are the only colors in my wardrobe.
4. Reinforced toes? Reinforced ankles? My feet always feel supported.
5. The colors don't fade (I've washed mine 10x and they still look brand new)
6. My heart sings Somewhere Over The Rainbow whenever I find a clean pair in my sock drawer.
7. They look good with dark denim. 
8. Hawaiian! Who doesn't love the ocean?
9. I like the amount of flowers on each sock..... 
10. They work perfectly as mittens if you're backpacking.
Anyway.
I'm going to get coffee...
He mea iki.. (Google it.)

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FEAT Socks || Lost Socks

By Krystle Ongjanco

It's the day after the flash sales -- that was a good run. We sold a ton of socks. Jio secretly hates all of us because everyone wants their socks tomorrow but we will conquer. Hopefully, by the end of the week, everyone has their socks. ;)

Everyone: 

 FEAT Socks Black Friday Shoppers

Jio:

Jio stressed in FEAT Socks

 

We also have been receiving snacks from everyone! I appreciate it, mostly, since I snack throughout the day. 

Anyway, today in honor of all the lost socks, we are launching our replacement sock. We are giving one sock, which you can use if you lose one of your socks from a matching pair.

Every order today will come a replacement sock, simply one sock that says "I lost my other sock". Write the word "Replacement sock" in your order notes!

It's an idea that we have been toying with since the beginning of FEAT socks. This design went through a ton of meetings and design phases. Each one of us had an input on what we are going to have on the sock so I am really proud of this. This will be a limited offer for now so you should grab a pair!

 

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Do you remember when Snapchat did not exist?

By Krystle Ongjanco

How's your Monday going? It rained in Los Angeles last night! Mmm, LA rainfall. It was great. I played Sixpence None The Richer all night.

Don't judge my emo.

I was young and angsty too.

Anyway, before you make assumptions about me, let's talk about Snapchat.

Donald Trump Snapchat

I don't check my Twitter that often anymore. I haven't seen the end of my Instagram feed in months. But my Snapchat? I've watched every single mundane 10-second story video, from brunches with friends to Kylie Jenner's new puppies. All of it.

Speaking of Snapchat, last weekend, we released a bunch of new designs/new socks:

1. Monday Friday

2. Beam Queens 

3. Miracles 

4. Cats Meow

5. Blake da Bulldogs

Also, this morning:

6. Pink Ladies

7. Panda, Panda, Panda

Like most of our socks, we only have a few of these so you have to get them sooner! But, if you want to take a risk, we will be having a 24-hour live broadcast on Facebook this Black Friday. Taylor will be giving out a ton of discounts and free socks! Best black Friday deals 2016, if I do say so myself.

PS. I didn't go karaoke-ing last Friday. I slept instead.

PPS. ROGUE ONE POSTERS ARE ALL OVER L.A!! WHOAA.

PPPS. Black Friday Gift Guide 2016

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FEAT Socks Friday, oh my balls!

By Krystle Ongjanco

Wow, we made it. Would you look at that! Grab your favorite underwear and your weekend socks and let the weekend roll!

Taylor's Weekend

(I am trying really hard not to say exactly what Taylor said in the email but yup, we are releasing 7 new designs in the coming days.... bulldogs and cats socks are now live!)

Anyway, have I told you about why we write these blogs? It's actually for SEO. We are trying to keep the website fresh so we can rank higher on search engines. In the way, we are also ranking on popular keywords, which allows us to get people to look on our website. I know, it's weird and different but that's how Google's algorithm works.

Check out these random keywords people search for:

1. socks off - has 880 monthly searches (WHAT). What does even mean? Why would you ever search socks off? For images of people's feet because they took their socks off? Why not just search feet? I don't know but people google that.

- I did google it though. There's actually a shoe and sock challenge where you try to take off your shoes and socks while laying in your stomach. Genius filler content. I'm about it. I'll convince Taylor to do this with me later.

2. Shoes and shocks - 320 monthly searches. Also, what?! Who is googling this? Is this just a typo?

3. Heated ski socks - alright, that sounds super rad. I want socks that heat up.

Okay, you get the point.

It's a marketing strategy. Sometimes it sounds a little off but bear with me. It's all for a reason.

Things that are happening in the office:

Taylor just finished our bag of Halloween chocolates. Every day, he tells me not to feed Blake the dog some chocolate and to save them for him. 

Parker is cleaning Blake's poop. Yesterday, he made a rule that says whoever sees the poop first has to clean it. I don't think this is going as well as he thought it would.

LOL

I want to get Korean BBQ tonight. I might go to Korea Town. Do some Karaoke... ya know. What are your plans?

No plans is ok too.

I love...

 

sleep.

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