For the chronically ill, socks actually make some of the best gifts. They are also the last places of dignity left while in the hospital. Nurse, you are the crazy one if you think I'm cutting up a $50 bra because you think it somehow contains a weapon. Nope. Losing dignity real quick. Hospital socks are ugly. These are not. Show that nobody can mess with you even if pushing an IV pole or in a mental prison. You are a chronic badass!