By Danielle Naer
Believe it or not, the best holiday gifts all have one thing in common: they always feature a cozy element, be it a pair of fluffy slippers or a sumptuous knit cardigan. If you’ve found yourself in a gifting rut, it’s always smart to tie in a few of these pieces — especially now, as they’re sure to get tons of use while WFH life continues.
To get you started, we’re rounding upf 9 cozy-chic winter essentials from our mood boards, all of which make great holiday gifts. To explore 9 no-brainer knit sets, cardigans, and cape coats, read on:
All of the silhouettes in Knix’s ultra-plush “Cozzzy” line are as soft as they sound, and this cardigan’s one and the same. Grab this for the fashion girl who loves a great turtleneck dress — she’ll layer it on before heading out.
Unfamiliar with sweater pants? Now’s the time to get acquainted. In a relaxed, wide-leg cut that’s totally in vogue right now, these are sure to fit (and flatter) everyone on your wish list with ease.
Does the girl on your gift list have a playful side? This open-back knit top from Reformation is just the thing to keep up with her outgoing, fun-loving personal style. Great for wearing with jeans, silk slip skirts, or joggers.
All hail the shacket. In a cheerful butter yellow, the layering piece is sure to go with winter whites just as perfectly as a floral spring dress. Net net: add it to your loved one’s closet sooner, rather than later.
Right now, sensible footwear is vital — and these indoor-outdoor slippers are checking every box. Fashion insider styling tip: gift the Ash gray color-way with a pack of white ankle socks for a buzzy cool-girl look.
‘Tis the season to bundle up and make a statement while doing it. Madewell’s macro-checked scarf is primed for both, and its dusky color palette is sure to feel at home in any stylish woman’s closet.
Polished and versatile, the v-neck sweater is just a few steps (and fine-gauge comb strokes) away from becoming a family heirloom. Great the smart-casual dresser in your circle, or the minimalist who loves elevated basics.
There’s nothing quite like a long pajama set to summon the winter chill. Summersalt’s Cloud 9 set comes in a Celestial Dot print that’s sure to liven up her sleepwear drawer. Hint: the brand offers matching sleep masks and scrunchies, so shop both for a complete look.
For outdoor dining, indoor lounging, and everything in between, Sezane’s cape is easy for any fashionista to style — simply add in a chunky belt for an elevated look. Plus, it indulges the chicest neutral tones, all of which are entirely on-trend.