As we all know (or, at least, those of us obsessed with J.K. Rowling know), house elves are indentured servants in the world of Harry Potter, and may only obtain their freedom if their master gives them an item of clothing. Dobby the house elf reluctantly served the Malfoy family until Harry tricked Lucius Malfoy into handing a sock to Dobby, thereby granting him freedom.
Basically: socks hold some emotional significance for Potterheads.
So, it should come as no surprise that the official Harry Potter advent calendar is filled with 12 days of adorable sock sets. After all, how could you pass up such a prime opportunity to make Dobby proud?
Target’s Harry Potter 12 Days of Socks Set comes in a lovely, bound book …
… and features a dozen Harry Potter-themed doors, all nestled inside.
Behind each door is a pair of amazing and hilarious socks, all of which are inspired in some fashion by the Harry Potter universe.
The socks are currently only available in women’s sizes, and will run you a mere $15. If you want to free some house elves this holiday season, though, you’d better hurry — this stock of advent calendars is selling like hotcakes.
Also, if you happen to be looking for an excellent gift for me, then look no further. A lady can’t resist a collection of Harry Potter socks.