It's finally that time of year where the weather cools down, we get into the cozy holiday spirit and begin to think about shopping for gifts. What should be enjoyable can often be a little stressful because you really want to get your loved ones something thoughtful that they will appreciate and never expect. I completely get it! But not to worry. Today I'm sharing with you some of my favorite gift ideas from Banana Republic that will make your holiday shopping a breeze.
When shopping for my friends and family, my main goal is to buy them something they can actually get use out of. When it comes to shopping for clothes for others, you can never go wrong with the basics. Take my navy sweater from Banana Republic, for instance. The quality is amazing, the fabric is so soft (which is so important to me when buying sweaters or anything for that matter), and the bow sleeves add an interesting, stylish touch. Not to mention this sweater comes in 11 different colors! Yes, that's right! Play it safe with neutrals like black, beige, gray or navy, or if they love color, opt for the burgundy, light blue or fuchsia. Not a fan of this style? Not to worry! Banana Republic has TONS of amazing styles of all colors, shapes and sizes you can choose from here. Their clothing caters from young adults to elderly, which shows how universal and timeless their products are! They also carry men's and petite sizes!
I'm taking full advantage of the weather cooling down here in sunny South Florida by wearing this amazingchunky scarf from Banana Republic. The fabric is super soft and the ruffles add an elegant and feminine touch. I personally love the oatmeal color I'm wearing since it matches everything, but it also comes in navy and pink. This scarf is long enough that you can style it so many different ways. I'm keeping it classic with the scarf wrapped once with half in the front and half in the back, but you can also wear it with both ends in the front, let both ends hang in the back, double it, the list goes on and on. Just get creative and have fun with it! Quality pieces like scarves are essential to any wardrobe whether you live up north or in Florida that will last for the years to come.
To continue my love for sweaters and how they make the perfect gift, this fuzzy cardigan by Banana Republicis the coziest fabric I've ever felt and is perfect for those chilly nights by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate. Though warm, the fabric isn't too heavy, so it makes for a great layering piece that can be worn effortlessly under a jacket if needed. What I love about this cardigan is you can be super chic while wearing it around your house (because who doesn't want to be fabulous and comfy at home) or dress it up as pictured for a lovely winter day outside. It's an extremely diverse piece! It's also available in navy.
You're probably wondering what that thing is hanging from my belt loop...
It's actually a phone charging pouch! I don't know about you, but my phone is always dying since I'm on it so much, so this little accessory makes the perfect practical gift for all of you techies out there! For styling purposes, I wore it as shown above but it can easily attach to your bag to ensure you can charge your phone when you don't have the option to stop somewhere. This even makes a great gift for kids and teens who (let's be honest) are on their phones more than we are. Regardless of who it's for, this is such a handy thing to have at your fingertips, especially when you're constantly on-the-go and might not have time to stop and charge your phone. There's enough room that you can also fit a few of your essentials (cards, lip gloss, keys.) I'm wearing the navy glitter, but it also come in taupe as well as an olive glitter color they're calling "seaweed."
Save yourself the time and stress when gift shopping this holiday season and shop from the thousands of items Banana Republic has to offer!