The holidays are here again—let the gift giving and receiving begin! But before you start wrapping and tying ribbons, take some time to assess what you’ve bought for your loved ones and be sure it’s something they would love or can benefit from. That said, it gets very cold here in Colorado, especially during the winter months. Good thing warm men and women clothing in Basalt, CO make the perfect presents! Below are some holiday gift ideas to help your family and friends stay warm and comfortable through the cold days of winter.
List of quality wintertime accessories
Although it’s important to protect your entire body from the cold, it’s your ears, fingers and toes that have the highest risk of reacting badly to the cold weather. If it’s wintertime and they live in Colorado, give your loved ones the following quality accessories:
- Gloves: For winter, get gloves that actually protect the hands. This is especially necessary if the gift recipient lives in an area that gets rain and/or snow, stinging winds or bitterly cold temperatures—like Colorado. Choose gloves that repel water and insulate the whole hand while still being able to allow for a full range of motion. All these features matter because no one wants to have to keep taking their gloves on and off to do things. Give them gloves that offer it all.
- Socks: Wool socks are the things that will help guide you from the beginning of the winter season all the way to the end. Wool is the best material for when you want to keep your feet dry and warm. You can also find a quality synthetic wool option that is just as great without the possible side effects of real wool that some people experience. You can help someone you care about make it through the chilly months by giving them a pair of quality wool socks this holiday season. Check out brands like Ozone and Smartwool.
- Hats: Everybody loves hats. The most recommended hat for winter wear is the beanie style, made of good fabrics and tight weaves. Keep in mind that while a cheap hat may be fine for short walks and running errands, anyone who participates in outdoor winter activities on a regular basis—like hiking, running, biking or skiing—needs to know how to protect their head and face from the cold. Give hats that block wind and warm the ears, or balaclavas that protect the face while allowing good airflow.
- Footwear: Whether you are shopping for someone who hikes or bikes or does a lot of walking around town every day, comfortable boots are important for making it through cold Colorado winters. Select boots that are waterproof and resistant to moisture. A pair that is easy to clean and care for is a huge plus. Talk to your local shoe store about quality brands such as Merrell and Sorel.
For some of the best holiday gifts, come to Midland Shoe. We offer a selection of winter accessories, including socks, bags and wallets, as well as men and women clothing in Basalt, CO!