8 Merry and Bright Gift Ideas for the Whole Family
PSA: Since Thanksgiving falls late this year, the time between stuffing our faces with turkey and opening gifts around the tree has never been shorter—meaning our usual holiday shopping window just got a whole lot smaller. Amidst the hustle and bustle of a busy social calendar, end-of-year deadlines and lots of winter travel, the last thing we need this season is to be stressed out about gift giving. Thankfully, Old Navy is a treasure trove of presents for everyone on your list (and you can even skip the lines, since they offer a “buy online, pick up in-store” option. We partnered with eight influencers to inspire all your festive gift ideas. All you have to do is pick which color beanie you’re going to keep for yourself.
1. Family PJ's
In a larger family, it can feel overwhelming to find personalized gifts for everyone. That’s why Jessica Roberts and her clan of nine (can you even with all those smiles?) opt to mix and match their family pajamas so each one feels individual and unique. “I love to see all these patterns and colors together,” says Roberts. Thermal? Flannel? Printed? Striped? Old Navy has enough pajama options (and slippers...hello, hamburger feet) for every recipient you’re buying for.
2. Party-Ready Velvet
Who doesn’t love giving a luxe gift, especially when it comes at a very non-luxe price? We think nothing screams “Be merry!” more than the soft sheen of velvet (c’mon, even Saint Nick is on board with this trend). Whether you’re stepping out to a holiday soiree or hunting high and low for a gift that’s fit for a queen (or princess), Old Navy has you covered. Take it from Pamelyn Rocco of @basheryandco: “We are self-described party animals, especially this time of year! Picking out our outfits and getting ready together is the most fun, and Old Navy has us picture-ready from head to toe.”
3. Soft and Cozy Sherpa
Sherpa has made a major comeback this season, and these quarter-zip pullovers, fur-collar trucker jackets and color-block vests are an easy way to pass it along to loved ones. “The winter collection this year at Old Navy is one of the best yet,” Kaley Munday boasts. “For our family of six, it has all the warm sherpa jackets, boots and pants that we are looking for to keep us warm this holiday season!”
4. Holiday Sweaters
The best way to get into the spirit? Matching Fair Isle sweaters, of course. Nicole DiMarco and her family are picture-ready with this updated spin on the classic. But coordinated cold-weather accessories (like scarves and mittens) also make great—not to mention budget-conscious—gifts and stocking stuffers for relatives, friends and even coworkers.
5. Head-to-Toe Plaid
For the fashionistas in your midst, you can’t go wrong with a little holiday plaid. Take a cue from Cassie Diamond and gift one of these blanket scarves (in your choice of ten colors) to everyone in your gal gang.
6. Holiday Outerwear
Investing in outerwear for yourself can feel like a hassle, which is why it’s one of our favorite gifts to give and receive. From velvet to plaid and from vests and blazers, there’s a plethora of jacket trends to add to your Christmas shopping list. And who wouldn’t love the gift of warmth that’s both stylish and functional, as modeled by Breanna Chevolleau and her daughter, Stella Grace?
7. Gifts Under $50
A tight budget doesn’t mean you’ll have a hard time finding the perfect presents. Whether it’s a stocking stuffer, a white elephant offering or coworker gifts en masse, you really can’t go wrong at Old Navy. From blanket scarves and cable-knit beanies to open-front ponchos and sweater-knit gloves, there’s no shortage of ideas for whatever this season throws your way. Above, Sierra Schultzzie shows off her favorite under-$50 picks (yep, even the denim!).
8. Fleece as Fashion
Looking for an extra-cozy item she can cuddle up in all winter long? We’re loving Old Navy’s pastel pink take on the plush fleece trend, like these terry cloth sweatpants or this super-soft quarter-zip hoodie. Cynthia Moreno said her Frenchie, Dolly, isn’t opposed either: “Dolly approves of how soft these Old Navy fleece sweats are, and I have to agree. Everybody knows I’m a homebody—I’m either playing with Dolly or crafting—so if you need me, I’ll be here living in these sweats for the holidays.”
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