Some of our favorite gifts during the holiday season are the ones that keep us warm and cozy throughout the rest of the winter — with extra points scored for anything soft that reminds us of our most cherished childhood stuffed animal. So with glee, we've partnered with the wool experts, The Woolmark Company, to select our favorite wool products to gift everyone on your list this season, from some of our most beloved brands including Rag & Bone, Everlane, Athleta and our most recent brand-to-watch, Thaddeus O'Neil.
The Woolmark Company is a nonprofit enterprise that invests in and promotes the Merino wool industry through a network of partnerships that encompass the entire supply chain, from the wool-growers and weavers to designers and retailers. Every year they host the International Woolmark Prize Competition, one of the most historically influential design competitions to support emerging designers, with Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld among the alumni.
Natural, biodegradable and renewable, wool today is one of the most versatile and technically advanced textile fabrics. Its unique structure allows it to manage moisture, keeping you dry and cool when it's hot, at the same time creating a barrier from the elements to keep you warm in the cold. The dual-action benefit is why wool isn't found only in our go-to fisherman sweaters anymore — many retailers use wool fibers in everything from workout wear to shoes.
Check out our four galleries below for a selection of gifts for everyone on your list (including you!). From wool sweaters, blankets and scarves to some covetable items you might not expect, we've got you covered.