Winter Layering Gifts
More so this year than ever, we’ve been making it a priority to get outdoors for fresh air (even if it’s just for a walk around the neighborhood!). My mom is visiting this month and I’ve been looking for warm, petite-friendly layering pieces as useful gifts.
Backcountry has a big selection of name brand outdoors wear like Patagonia and Arc’teryx, and are running some awesome promos this month! Their pre-Cyber sale is going on with discounts up to 40% off, plus 20% off 1 full-priced item until 11/24. Below are a few gift picks that are on sale or qualify for the 20% off!
Sustainably made of almost entirely recycled materials, this is a lightweight yet warm jacket with a number of useful, zippered pockets (including a hidden one on the interior). I ordered this after reading several reviews about it running small & narrow. It truly is on the slimmer fit side, and even the sleeve length on an xs is petite-friendly! On very cold days, the streamlined cut also fits under a heavier coat.
Available in sizes xxs – xxl, with select colors on sale. Another popular layering piece from eco-friendly Patagonia that makes a great gift. Fabric is their signature medium-weight Better Sweater knit, made of 100% recycled materials. XS is a semi-slim fit compared to their usual cuts, and hits around hip length on someone my height. The generous zipper pocket on the upper sleeve is useful for keys, credit cards.
My first time trying this brand, and I’m pretty pleased and interested in trying more! It has quilted detailing at the top for interest, and I like the higher neck and longer length for layering. Stoic also makes this similar heather fleece pullover (runs small) at an awesome sale price with great reviews + coordinating joggers!
Compared to the two Patagonia picks shared above, this one is a more generous, slouchy / oversized fit rather than slim, and would look cute with leggings or other slender bottoms. The contrast banded bottom is nice since you can wear that band higher and let the rest of the jacket fold itself over for a shortened length.
Last but not least, Smartwool anything makes a great stocking stuffer (and happens to be on sale) – their socks have kept my feet toasty over the years!
Thank you to Backcountry for partnering on this post.