As the days are getting shorter and the holiday cheer is settling in, up pops that inevitable question: “What should I get (insert family, friend, co-worker,& loved ones name here) this year?”. What gift will be loved enough to avoid the return pile or the re-gifting closet? Well, this year we’ve got you covered with our favorite pieces from the splurge worthy, to the budget conscious, to some uniquely novel items.
Best Bang for Your Buck:
The Columbia Bugaboo Parka offers a solution for any weather condition. This three-in-one jacket takes your child from cold, wet winters to warm spring conditions with it’s waterproof Omni-Tech shell, removable fleece liner, and adjustable/removable storm hood. The Bugaboo Parka truly eliminates the need for any other jacket. If you’re looking for warmth and versatility, this is the perfect gift for any kid on your list.
Marmot Guides Down Hoody Jacket comes in both boys and girls specific cuts and is hands-down one of the warmest kids jackets around. This 650-fill goose down jacket was built to keep kids toasty and on the go. Marmot’s unique Angel-Wing Movement allows a full range of motion in the arms to help prevent the jacket from riding up. Bottom line — the Guides Down Hoody is the answer for kids looking for superior warmth and active functionality.
Smartwool Socks. If you haven’t yet discovered the joys of merino wool it’s time you woke up and smelled the sheep. Smartwool’s passion for an active lifestyle combined with the superior wicking and insulating properties of merino wool, result in smarter, more comfortable, and capable products. Not only do Smartwools socks provide more comfort and temperature control for your feet they also offer support in both the arch and the ankle with the Smartwool Fit System. The icing on the cake…merino is fire and odor resistant, keeping your kid safe and stink free!
The North Face Vestamatic Triclimate Jacket is all about options. This jackets comes with a removable 550-fill insulated vest that can be worn inside or outside of the jacket and a breathable Hy Vent moisture blocking shell with fully taped seams, preventing any water penetration in even the wettest climates. Layer the pieces together to keep warm on cold days or wear them separately to create a variety of weather based options..
The Spyder Mini Throw Bib for ages 2 -7 offers a comfortable (no snow down the pants) solution this winter. The combination of Spyder’s Thermaweb insulation, dobby-weave fabric, and an attached stretch fleece vest provides warmth and durability from their legs to their core. These bibs are a staple for any young adventurer this winter.
Favorite Finds Under $25:
Some of most popular pieces this season won’t break the bank and are sure to be a hit with any lucky recipient ! We’ve included some of our favorite tees from brands such as Chaser, Gnome Enterprises and Out of Print as well as a few classics and some hard to resist baby items.
From left to right: Chaser Beastie Boys Sabatoge | Chaser Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon T Shirt | Gnome Enterprises PB and J T Shirt | Out of Print Origin of Species T Shirt | Columbia Steens Fleece Jacket | Columbia Cuddly Kailyn Fleece – Baby | Columbia Benton Spring Fleece | Carhartt Washed Bib Overall – Baby | Dakine School Case | Mad Pax Spiketus Rex Mighty Bite 6″ Pack | Stance Monster Surf 3 of a Kind Socks | Burton Scout Socks
Splurge Worthy Items:
Take away the worry about your little one being cold this winter with the Canada Goose Baby Snowsuit . A brand favored by celebrities and mountaineers alike, Canada Goose knows the importance of creating technical pieces that can hold their own in the fashion world. With 625-fill power down insulation, a water-repellent exterior, elastic leg loops to prevent the hem from riding up, and a storm hood with removable fur trim, your little one will be toasty and stylish when the cold rolls in.
Warmth and style collide with the Volcom Arrow Puff Jacket. Coming in at $200 this boys jacket has all the bells, whistles, and flare that Volcom is known for. With technical features such as critically taped seams, water-resistant fabric, mesh-lined zipper vents, and an adjustable powder skirt, this jacket will perform wherever your little maniac may take it. It also features Volcom’s jacket-to-pant interface. This allows your pants and jacket to zip together to eliminate any chance of snow creeping in while keeping you as warm and dry as possible. Bottom Line: This 220-fill power down jacket is definitely splurge worthy.
The Patagonia Down Sweater Bunting at $129 is one of the most versatile and warm buntings around. This 600-fill power European goose down bunting provides serious insulation while the water-resistant DWR coating makes this bunting as durable and comfortable as Patagonia’s adult Down Sweater Jacket. Double chest zippers allow easy in and out access with an inseam zip that converts to allow their legs independent movement or the comfort and warmth of a sleeping bag.
The Canada Goose Aviator Hat might win the award for the most splurge worthy piece around. At $159 this aviator hat will shield your dome from winters harshest conditions and get you noticed at this years Sundance Film Festival. This baby boasts 625 fill-power duck down, coyote fur trim and a DWR coating and is arguably be the warmest hat on the market. Rock this aviator with the ear-flaps down and chin strap buckled for the coldest days or fold it up on your head when you need to listen a little closer.
These items require no description, one glance and you’ll quickly see why these are our favorite one-of-a-kind items this holiday season.
From left to right: Neff Cone Beanie | Neff Cupcake Beanie | Neff Froggie Beanie | Neff Kat Beanie | Roxy Party Animal Hoodie | Mini Shatsu Robot Hoodie | Munster Eatme Hoodie | Munster Bigfoot Hoodie | Native The Fitzsimons | Columbia Little D | Mini Shatsu Super Hero | Mad Pax Spiketus Rex 17″ Backpack | Dante Beatrix Lunchbox