Winter wear seems like an obvious gift idea for the holidays, but it can start to feel a little tricky the longer you dwell on it. Will it match their coat? Should you get them a new hat, or are they happy with their old favorite? In the end, you may settle for giving them something generic, thinking that at least they won’t dislike it.
This year, don’t settle for generic.
Give your friends and family hand-knit winter wear that suits them to a T. We rounded up some of our favorite ethical pieces for winter, along with some tips to help you ensure they’re the perfect match for your loved ones.
Give them the gift of ease
If you’re stressed about whether your gift will match the rest of your loved one’s winter wardrobe, then you can’t go wrong with giving a matching set. The Snowy Night Hat and Snowy Night Gloves, hand-knit from banana fiber and wool by our artisan partners in Nepal, will blend seamlessly into the rest of their wardrobe. The banana fiber gives this winter wear an extra soft feel their hands and ears will be thankful for all season long!
If neutrals aren’t their style, the New Day Wool Hat and New Day Wool Gloves are the perfect alternative. The trendy teal and maroon color scheme will stand out amidst a sea of black and gray coats, while still pairing well with a multitude of outfits.
Give them a pop of color
Don’t worry about finding winter wear that will blend in with their current wardrobe – gift them a pop of color that is meant stand out! The Cherry On Top Hat adds a bright pop of happiness that is the perfect accessory to top off any look.
The Snow Day Hat and Snow Day Gloves will bring a bit of sunshine to any wardrobe, no matter the forecast! This winter wear set also spreads cheer to our artisan partners at Kumbeshwar Technical School in Nepal. Kumbeshwar Technical School offers adult literacy classes, a nutrition and health clinic, and they founded a primary school for over 200 students.
Give them their new staple piece
Sometimes it’s helpful to take a step back from thinking about fashion and instead think about function. What’s more special than a gift they’ll use every single day? Give your loved one a warm, quality, neutral piece that can be dressed up or down and worn all winter long. An ultra-soft, cozy scarf like the Yak Wool and Cotton Scarf will quickly become their staple winter wear. For the person who loves to stay cozy whether they’re indoors out outdoors, the Earl Grey Shawl will do it all.
Chunky knits give neutral pieces a chic, fashion-forward flair. The Spontaneity Wool Hat and Spontaneity Wool Scarf are made of 100% wool by our artisan partners in Nepal and will make your loved ones feel warm and stylish for years to come.
Give them a whole new look
Instead of trying to find winter wear that goes with their wardrobe, gift them a full look! A poncho or shawl can serve as the focal point of their winter style and can be worn indoors and outdoors. The Reversible Poncho is handcrafted in Ecuador and is perfect for the person who loves to make a statement. And best of all, since it’s reversible, it’s like giving two gifts in one!
The Cozy Grey Wool Wrap is so versatile it pairs with anything, and it’s soft enough to wear with everything! Our artisan partners in Peru hand knit this luxe wrap from an exquisite blend of merino wool and alpaca fiber.