I wish I could tell you my Christmas shopping is complete, that I’ve got all my ducks in a row this holiday season… However, I’ve barely started! Can any of you relate? That’s where this quick post comes in. Sweaters have long been one of my favorite gifts to give and receive. They are practical, cozy, and easy to tailor to your recipient’s personal style. So, allow me to give you a jump start by offering a few gift ideas for the ladies in your life. It might be for mom. It might be for a best friend, an aunt, or a daughter. This 2020 gift guide covers sweaters for her (including a few dress/tunic options) she is sure to swoon for!
All of these options are under $100. Many of them are 50 percent off or more. And half of them, I can personally recommend as they are favored pieces from my own closet!
Style #1 isn’t exactly a sweater, but sweater dresses are still an excellent gift idea for ladies who love a classic and feminine look. Does she fancy French fashion or feel drawn to an old Hollywood look? Knit dresses are both comfortable and cozy winter options.
This particular piece (also in light blue and beige) is a favorite of mine because the knit is deliciously soft and thicker than I’ve found with a lot of sweater dresses. Consequently, it offers a figure-flattering fit that will skim your curves, rather than clinging to them. You can’t see it in this photo, but the fabric has a faint hint of metallic in the weave. It gives it a fun, festive touch.
For sizing reference, I’m 4’11 and wearing the size small. I was between sizes for this one and ended up opting for the larger. I think it fit perfectly, so I’d probably err on the side of larger if you’re not sure which size to order for your loved one.
Chicwish has the best selection of sweater dresses I’ve found yet. It is constantly updating its styles and adding to the lineup. If you’d rather not scroll for days, type “knit dress” in the search field at the upper right of the website. This will give you all the sweater dress options (new and older styles) in one handy place.
There’s a chance you’ve already spotted style #2 online, it’s just that popular! Thick and cozy, it provides significant warmth and is the perfect length to pair with leggings. She’ll be impressed by the high quality material of this one. It’s also a great gift option because it’s easy to get the sizing right. This comes in dual sizes: XS-S, M-L or XL-XXL. You can buy directly from the brand, but it’s also available here on Amazon Prime for quick shipping and free returns.
Speaking of Amazon… When it comes to a great “sweaters for her” gift option number 3 is one of Amazon’s best-sellers. More than 4,000 shoppers have reviewed this under $40 item and the majority adore it. I prefer the white, but it comes is a plethora of other colors. Be aware it runs large, so you’ll want to size down.
This one is for the fashionista in your life. A beautiful ribbed knit, it has a super fun oversized bow at the shoulder and lovely bell cuffs with additional detailing on the sleeve. They were a tad long on me, but I have ridiculously short arms… so that’s pretty normal – lol! You know this one is special from the minute you pick it up, the detailing is exquisite. And it’s actually much more versatile that you might think! You can dress it down with jeans for a chic “date night” look, pair with a pencil or pleated skirt for work, or try a party-ready style like I did above.
Sweaters for her do not get any prettier than this! The puffed sleeve gives this dropped shoulder beauty a unique shape and can you believe that stitched floral detailing? Swoon worthy! This is one of of those cozy sweaters that won’t overwhelm a petite frame. It’s 100 percent acrylic, so it also provides a great deal of warmth.
This is another one of those styles that you see everywhere… and for good reason! It is such an easy—and flattering—piece to wear. The length is just right for leggings and denim. Plus, how fun is the stripped detail at the cuffs and hem? You can snag this one on Amazon Prime and have it delivered by Dec. 12-13. It’s also available in an olive green, black, and gray.
Under $35 and will work with everything in her closet! This tie-waist peplum style is an Amazon find that won’t disappoint. The knit is a much higher quality that I typically find with Amazon sweaters and it has such a fun V detail in the back. You can order this with Prime + free returns. It comes in 10 colors, so you could tailor this to her personal aesthetic and favorite color palette.
Have a loved one or friend who is always cold? I live in the Midwest, but can’t stand winter weather. I brought this one to the Windy City in late fall, fully expecting I would still be chilly. Guess what, I was toasty as can be—even on a rooftop! This is hands-down the warmest sweater I’ve added to my closet recently. It’s also the perfect piece for pandemic times! It feels relaxed, yet looks polished enough to pull off a Zoom call. The ribbed knit is so soft! Also available in gray and white. You can buy directly from the brand or snag it on Amazon for quick shipping and free returns!
Ringing in at the rock bottom price of $25, this darling crew-neck from Old Navy is a great treat for gal pals. It’s also available in a gorgeous soft gray! It’s machine washable (always a great feature with sweaters) and 70 percent acrylic for warmth. You can get free shipping if you spend $50 or order online and get free in-store pickup.
I don’t have this one, but I’ve been crushing on it hard… (hint hint to my hubby if you’re reading this) The fringe detailing of this LOFT piece is so pretty and unique. It gives off very feminine, heading to Aspen vibes, right? Textural touches like this help elevate a sweater and make a unique style statement. Additionally, you can get $60 off a $100 purchase… making this one really affordable.
Classic silhouettes are always a smart gift choice. They allow you to give your recipient something they can love and enjoy for many years to come. In particular, this J.Crew sweater offers a touch of luxury at an amazing price point. Usually $95, this style is nearly 50 percent off right now. And the pop of red? Soooo cheerful! It’s also available in 5 other colors if red is not her vibe.
Last up on our list of sweaters for her, a cable-knit style that is equal parts sweet and classic. Don’t you just love those pom pom flowers? I’m showing the neutral color (Dark Saddle), but this is also available in a punchy coral, laurel green, chartreuse (which would be really fun if you have the right person for it), ivory and a mint color. Usually $128, it’s now 53 percent off! Plus, you can use the code FESTIVE for an extra 20 percent off. It runs a tad large, so you’ll want to size down if between sizes.