Apparel Holiday Gift Guide 2021: SmartGift’s Ultimate Gift Ideas

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Gauraa at SmartGift
December 10th 2021Dec 10, 2021

The Christmas and holiday season is officially here — which means it’s time to find great gifts for everyone on your list: your partner, friends, parents, family-members, and co-workers.

Let’s face it: though we love our friends and family, they can be notoriously picky when it comes to fashion and apparel gifts. To help you better navigate these treacherous waters, we’ve corralled together an apparel holiday gift guide for every aesthetic and taste this festive holiday season.

Whether you’re looking for holiday gifts for couples, holiday gifts for friends, stocking stuffers, or holiday gifts for teens, we’ve pulled the ultimate stylish and unique gifts for shoe lovers and fashion fiends in your life, including a few gems you’ve yet to consider.

Holiday Gifts for Partners

It’s the holiday season! Time to cuddle under a blanket with your significant other, relax, and watch holiday movies, right? But, oh wait — you’ve yet to get them a present, and shopping for your partner can be tricky — especially if you factor in how long you’ve been together. Should you give them something romantic? Is it too much? Too little? Too soon? Suddenly there’s a lot of pressure and you begin to understand why they call it “Stressmas.”

Put your worries behind, and opt for a warm, winter-staple. A Fair Isle or Seaspun Cashmere color block sweater from vineyard vines will make an excellent clothing gift for her. With dreamy, extra-soft wool and exquisite detail, these cozy sweaters will keep her looking and feeling good all winter.

Add a splash of seasonal color to your clothing gifts for the girlfriend. These high-rise cords offer an easy, true-to-size fit and pair well with any top.

If you’re looking for clothing gift ideas for boyfriends, consider the search over. Watch as this plaid fleece overshirt from Timberland quickly becomes a wardrobe essential. Ideal as a layering piece for cold weather, but it looks great on its own, too. A pleasant bonus: it’s made with 45% recycled polyester so any eco-conscious wearer will appreciate the gesture.

Hoping to make a splash this Christmas? Cashmere is the answer. The Gloucester Quarter-Zip from vineyard vines is equally good for a wintry road trip, or a luxurious afternoon on the couch.

This Saltwater shep shirt is made of fleece, rendering it a perfect choice for hikers and the outdoorsy boyfriend.

For a touch of elegance, give him a pair of Blackwatch breaker pants. With a slim cut and slash pockets, it’s the perfect tailored look for any holiday cocktail event.

This year, give your partner the gift of shoes. The LP Alpine from Altra Running Shoes is designed with versatility in mind. Perfect for hiking, trailing, or happy hour festivities, she’ll love unwrapping these kicks.

If you’re not sure how to gift shoes, or are worried about getting the wrong size, don’t fret — every SmartGift gives recipients the gift of choice by allowing them to confirm their size, color, item, and delivery address before shipping!

With faux-fur lining, comfy cushioning, and ethically-sourced materials, these Skyla Bay warm slip-ons from Timberland are the perfect pair for winter months.

Give your boyfriend or husband a pair of classic, year-round staples. These premium waterproof boots from Timberland feature 400 grams of warm, down-free insulation, and a padded collar for a comfortable fit around the ankle.

For bonus points, pair your shoes gift with a shoe related gift: the water-based Balm Proofer™ from Timberland restores water and stain repellency to footwear and apparel, and protects against stains caused by salt and oil.

Holiday Gifts for Family

Parents can be notoriously difficult to shop for — this year, add a new spin to your gift-getting day by surprising them with clothing gifts for mom and dad.

This Nordic Stripe sweater from vineyard vines is an exquisite blend of soft wool, cotton, and stretch. With novelty stitching throughout and warm Fair Isle stripe detail, this timeless piece ranks among the ultimate holiday gifts for women.

A fleece quarter-zip is the perfect holiday gift for dads who love hiking, trekking, or simply hanging out on the front porch. Lined with micro-fleece, it’ll keep them feeling soft and warm throughout the cold season.

This Christmas, send mom and dad (or your parents in law!) a pair of Altra Running Shoes. Engineered with durability and flexibility in mind, these pairs offer premium support in both wet and dry conditions. Plus, they’ll keep your folks looking stylish no matter which adventure they choose.

If the pandemic has changed anything, it’s our collective affinity for loungewear. Give your siblings a cozy pair of long johns from Hanna Andersson so they can spend the holidays lounging around in style.

Let’s not forget the little people in your life! Send the cutest baby clothes gift sets in adorable Dr. Seuss and Mandalorian prints to the kids in your family — new parents will be especially delighted.

Your family’s furry friends are your friends, too! This holiday season, help them keep their pets warm with these adorable Pet Johns from Hanna Andersson.

Holiday Gifts for Teens

Finding the right gift for teens can be daunting — trends come and go in the blink of an eye, and before you know it, your holiday gifts are tucked under the bed, forgotten. This year, we’re here to help you find classic and timeless gifts your teen will actually love.

This Tartan Ruffle Tiered Dress from vineyard vines comes in a delightful shade of red and creates a lovely elevated silhouette. Fun, elegant, and machine-washable, it’s a piece that’s both easy to wear and care for.

If dresses aren’t their thing, this skirt is the perfect fit for any fashion-forward teen girl. With a sequin motif, this festive look is stunning for any winter festivity.

He’ll love this soft, warm flannel button-down from vineyard vines. This festive print is fit for holiday parties, winter recitals, or just a simple Saturday in the park.

Keep him warm and snug with a Stillwater sherpa! Its brushed fleece fabric offers extra softness and warmth for the cold months of the year.

Socks make sentimental and festive holiday season gifts. Perfect as a stocking stuffer or on their own, these natural Merino-wool finds from Smartwool will keep their feet comfortable and cushioned wherever they go.

Extra Warm Gifts

The gift giving holidays are here, and winter snow and wind are not far behind! Let your loved ones know you are thinking of them during the cooler months with a thoughtful gift (or two!) in time from Secret Santa.

Give them the gift of warmth with a pair of base-layer crew and bottoms from Smartwool. Remember: the base layer sets the tone for how they’ll feel for the rest of the day, and these eco-conscious wool-based bases will keep them toasty whether they’re out skiing, snowshoeing, or just taking a walk around the block.

Nothing says “have a happy holiday season” quite like a merino hoodie dress. Fit for every use — from grocery shopping to a casual stroll — this Everyday Exploration outfit from Smartwool presents a perfect marriage of style and warm comfort.

Give the runner in your life the Smarloft 60 skirt. She can wear it as an added layer during a brisk run, or to clean up after her favorite winter-time sport.

From all of us at SmartGift, happy holiday season!

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