I just picked up a new pair of these Hike/Trek socks from Darn Tough. It's great that they are made in Vermont and have a life time guarantee, but I chose them for the merino wool and excellent comfort. I don't really need the wool for warmth yet this winter and that's ok. This is a sock I'll wear all year long, right into the summer, on the trail (and road), and through the creeks. They are exceptionally comfortable, resilient, and like all our socks, they're going to keep my feet dry, no matter the season. They also make a great stocking stuffer to check off your list!