If you are the crafty type however, the new Socktopus kits come with the sock, stuffing, needle and thread, buttons for eyes, and all the super clear directions you need to make your own. It’s a fantastic under-$20 gift for a tween or bigger kid, or if you’ve got a little one, set aside some time one day and do it together. There are kits available for sock dogs or regular sock monkeys too.
Of course if making one seems totally out of the question, you could just order one ready made. Or maybe do both. I understand Socktopi are very social creatures. –Liz