The Ultimate Gift: Icelandic House Socks & A Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventure
Wanna go lavish this holiday? How about pairing some cozy Icelandic House Socks with a fully customized trip to Iceland, complete with off-the-beaten-path locales and locals-only experiences? One of the shopkeepers at I.U. Tripp is Condé Nast Traveler's Iceland Specialist, Chris Gordon, and his company, Icepedition, books out-of-this-world dream vacations. If you're a regular at the shop, you know how attentive and warm Chris is. I'm a bit of a nervous traveler, but I'd feel totally at ease to have him send me deep into the unknown, or you know, to a private black sand beach on the Arctic Ocean.
This, of course, explains why Chris is able to stock many varieties of hard-to-find Icelandic Sea Salt, and these hand-knitted Icelandic House Socks, pictured above, come in men's and women's sizes in ivory, red or grey ($35). If you're not quite ready to plunge into a trip Iceland, maybe pair the socks with a rare menswear find: I.U. Tripp also has some 1950's Dead Stock Chambray Work Shirts ($85).