Editors' pick: Originally published Nov. 8.
Traditional Christmas sweaters and pajamas are always high on most holiday lists, but what about well-made jeans, boots or a stylish winter jacket? Surprise that special someone with a garment they only dreamed of owning. Keep your eyes open for the latest trends and you can find something that will wow your recipient.
Important to note that clothing is an amazing gift for the one you love, a close friend or family member, but you may want to steer clear from giving something so personal if you are participating in a secret Santa or grab bag situation. Before you shop, have an idea of size, style and preference; also clarify the return or exchange policy -- gift receipts are a must!
Warm and cozy sweaters for everyone
Ditch the notion of the tacky Christmas reindeer sweater and go for style and luxury. Peter Millar makes elegant sweaters for men and women. This quilted wool-cotton sweater jacket provides the comfort of a traditional sweater, plus the versatility of a jacket. Decked out in a quilted style, ribbed waist, neck and cuffs, it's made from 55% wool and 45% cotton. Choose from charcoal or navy.
For women, this twist-stitch crewneck sweater by Peter Millar delivers elegance and refinement to sweater fashion. Joining the finest cashmere-cotton blend through a twist-switch construction, this is a ribbed neck, waist and cuff sweater you can wear for either dressy or casual events. Your gift recipient will appreciate how easy it is to maintain -- no dry cleaning necessary.