Trendy schmendy. Who wants a present that’s forgotten in the pile 10 days after it was given? Nah, you’re classier than that—and so is she. This year, use our gear guide to elevate your gift sensibility with these these back-to-classic winners.
1. Eddie Bauer Oslo Cardigan Sweater
Listen up: There are sweaters we like, and there are sweaters we live in. This warm number from Eddie Bauer’s new Oslo line, with its contemporary take on classic Nordic designs, is destined to be the later. No neon here: Available in unpretentious colors like bone and wineberry.
2. Julbo Luna Goggles
Forget fog and chunky frames blocking the line of sight. The Luna marries a well-fitting minimalist design with high-tech lenses. Allow me to translate: She’ll be able to see your every sweet turn on the slopes.
3. Breckenridge Distillery Bitters
Long thought to contain medicinal powers, bitters are traditionally served as an apertif. Or add this bitter-sweet herbal liquor made right here in the Rocky Mountains to any cocktail for sophistication and depth.
4. Smartwool NTS MID 250 zip t
Eye-pleasing and warm enough to wear alone, this cozy baselayer is a Smartwool best-seller for a reason. With contoured fit and no itchy seams, it’s an instant classic for skiing, snowshoeing, or après schmoozing.
5. Vasque Skadia Ultradry boots
Step-in comfort meets an unfussy, ultra-protective exterior in these backcountry snow boots. Lace-free and lined with fleece, toes are guaranteed to stay toasty the whole distance in these waterproof must-haves. The UltraDry liner also breathes, so your feet stay warm minus the sweat.
6. Eider Pow Down Mitten
Mittens have been around since the last ice age for a reason. They’re warmer than gloves, and until you reach the comfort of that wood-stove heated hut, she’s going to need circulation in her fingers. Eider’s Pow gloves are down-filled with excellent moisture protection and goatskin palm for superior grip. Toasty!
7. Chaos Florian
This cute, cable-knit cap wouldn’t be complete without its dangling pompoms and double-button accents. A fun stocking stuffer for any snow bunny—be she fourteen or thirty-four.
8. Prana Ronnie Jacket
A walk out under the diamond-cut stars doesn’t have to end with a cold butt. With a classic-cut, long down-filled jacket, she’ll enjoy sub-zero nights out as much as sub-zero nights in.
9. Lole Jacquard Neckwarmer
We love Lole, because every piece is designed to flatter—and to last. This versatile neckwarmer is the perfect accessory to set off her eyes and tresses.
10. Madshus Cadenza 120
What could be more classic than gliding for miles in the alpine glades? Let her inner Nord loose with these high-performance, no-wax cruising skis built for speed and maneuverability, that rely on know-how from the brand’s racing heritage mixed with a bit of mellow construction.