In the land of sweaters, cashmere is King. You can’t go wrong this Holiday season gifting with Cashmere. Whether it’s a sweater for Dad or a scarf for your brother, the gift of cashmere is always chic. Use our handy Holiday Gift Guide to check off all the names on your list, or, as your personal wish list to e-mail your girlfriend or parents. Because, giving is great, but getting is fun too.
You could, of course, get a simple, v-neck cashmere sweater for Dad, and it will definitely be appreciated, but go one step better and gift him with something a little more special, something with a little more panache, like a statement sweater. Polo Ralph Lauren’s Aran-Knit (right, $185) sweater is a handsome, chunky cable knit with a two-button, ribbed collar in a cotton/cashmere blend, go ahead, try and give it away to someone else . They’ll get noticed in Burberry Brit’s colorful magenta and navy striped V-neck ($450) in the finest cashmere from England’s best. Todd Snyder’s Colorblock Crewneck Sweater ($595) looks like your favorite grey sweatshirt, only a lot more deluxe, in a trim fit, with contrast sleeves; the lucky person on your list who gets this sweater will never want to take it off. Maybe a hoodie isn’t really a statement, unless you’re Mark Zuckerberg, but a cashmere hoodie is something every guy can warm up to. J.Crew has a cotton-cashmere blend hoodie that’s, miraculously, machine washable ($98).
Everyone loves getting accessories as a gift it’s both practical and frivolous at the same time. Upgrade classic holiday gifts like gloves, socks, and hats to cashmere and elevate an otherwise mundane gift to something memorable. Nothing beats the warmth and comfort of a durable pair of cashmere socks, like these athletic-wear inspired orange and grey ones from J.Crew ($69.50). Pringle of Scotland, known for their knit wear, has cashmere socks in a grey argyle or luxurious cable knit. Guaranteed, they’ll wear these all winter long. Gloves are a great holiday gift for anyone, who doesn’t need an extra pair of gloves? Keep it sporty and casual with Pringle of Scotland’s Knit Gloves ($95), or go all in with a pair of sleek, cashmere lined leather gloves from Chester Jeffries ($195). Top off your list with Alexander Wang’s Donegal Beanie (left, $250), a hat with the perfect amount of hipster slouch, or Pringle of Scotland’s slightly more traditional Ribbed Beanie ($165) in navy blue. What holiday gift guide would be complete without at least ONE scarf on it? If you’re going to give someone a scarf this year, make it this blue and green plaid one from Burberry($495).