All my girls got handmade socks for Christmas this year too! With some planning, and a good hiding place, I managed to knit a pair for each of them without them knowing. There were the Packers socks, the Badgers socks, a plain blue tweed and a multi-colored pair. (The pair my husband is wearing were a Christmas gift from last year.)
All the socks have been worn and washed and worn again (and again, and again) which makes me one happy knitting mama.