In the midst of the holiday rush, you might be tempted to buy the same generic scarf in 10 colors and consider your list crossed off. But if you’re going to bother giving gifts at all, it actually doesn’t take that much effort to get everyone something they’ll appreciate (and use) so much more. The trick: Assign one broad theme to each person, based on their most obvious interests, and only consider gifts that fall into that category.
Need some guidance? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. To set you in the right direction, we curated three perfect gift bundles themed to different types of people in your life (we all know them). See: the trendsetter whose fresh looks make you want to dress better; the adventurer whose cabin you’re angling for an invite to; and your favorite homebody couple, who’ve made staying in an art form.
Watch the video above to see the Uniqlo staples and complementary accessories we put together for each type; then shop the hero pieces below. Bonus: If you’re on a roll brainstorming around your themes, don’t forget to incorporate them into the wrapping, too. Why yes, you did just become a very impressive gift-giver.
Whether it’s your sister, coworker, or best friend, you can’t go wrong with a low-key chic cashmere sweater and versatile black turtleneck that they can use in endless creative outfits. Plus, stylish add-ons like a pearl headband, statement earrings, and a top-handle bag are all items she’ll wear regularly and definitely want to show off on her feed.
This person would rather spend the weekend hiking than bar-hopping, so get them a gift that will stand up against the elements. The Ultra Light Down Jacket from Uniqlo folds into a convenient carrying pouch, so it can be easily stuffed into a carry-on or backpack. Throw a beanie, sleek canteen, and nice lighter into the mix for a practical and aesthetically pleasing present.
For the couple that often passes up a night out with the group to happily binge-watch their favorite show, fleece pajama sets and cozy slippers are an ideal upgrade from the old sweats they’ve likely been living in. Include cocktail glasses and a bottle of their go-to liquor to really elevate their couch-party.