I'm really loving these socks. For the past several years I had been wearing boring, solid-coloured socks. Ho hum. Zzzzzz. These colours are bright, just as shown in the picture, which is what I wanted. They are lightweight and the elastic holds the socks up without being too tight. Also just as I wanted. The only problem is that I want more, which I have now ordered. My wife loves them on me too! The delivery was quick and they came in a great little gift-box package, which didn't really matter to me as I had bought them for myself, but in the future I will keep them in mind as a potential gift. Highly recommended. The only difficulty for me is that I live in Canada, and they do not deliver up here, so I have to ship to the U.S. when I am visiting.