Sleepwear and Loungewear Holiday Gift Ideas
The holidays are almost upon us! Before you know it, we’ll be putting up decorations, gathering together around the dinner table, and yes, opening presents. If you’re thinking of gifting someone loungewear or sleepwear this year – well, first of all, excellent choice! We think they’re a great idea for so many people you may have in your life: partners, mothers, sisters, friends… really, who doesn’t love receiving a new pair of PJs for the festive season, or wrapping up in a cozy robe throughout the winter months?
Second of all, let’s talk about what sleepwear to gift exactly. Because everyone has their own style of course. We think a great formula for picking the perfect present is “what do they already wear?” plus “how can I make that a little fancier?” Choosing something similar to their current wardrobe means you know they’ll wear it (plus makes the gift seem that much more thoughtful), while elevating it beyond what the person typically buys for themselves is what will make it feel so wonderful to receive.
For example, let’s say your giftee is the sort who simply sleeps in an old t-shirt. Why not treat them to a comfy short-sleeved sleepshirt? It’s basically the same thing, only better! Going ‘fancier’ could also mean choosing a particularly eye-catching color, selecting a nicer fabric – such as super-soft modal, glamorous satin, or something with lace – or opting for a matching set instead of a single piece.
Last but not least, if you’re at all unsure about sizing, look for flexible-fit pieces such as wrapover robes, loose-fitting gowns, and anything that contains spandex. Our Vintage Lace Trim Sleepshirt in particular has a very forgiving fit thanks to draped sleeves that make the upper section able to accommodate a wide range of shoulder widths and bust sizes.
Now, shall we have a look at some gift ideas?
Shadowline® Silhouette High-Low Gown & Peignoir Robe
Shadowline® Short Lace Bodice Nightgown
Shadowline® Petals Bed Jacket and Short Sleeveless Nightgown
Nightwear gift ideas for: the retro enthusiast
Does your giftee love all things vintage? Then you can’t go wrong with a chic nylon nightdress, just like the ones women everywhere wore in the 40s and 50s. Even better if it comes with a matching peignoir or bed jacket. Our retro-esque Silhouette peignoir robe for example pairs perfectly with both the lace bodice nightgown and the tulip-hem nightgown from the same collection (so if you really wanted to treat someone, you could even get them all three!)
Shadowline® Vintage Lace Trim Chemise and Satin Wrap Robe
Shadowline® Silky Ballet Nightgown
Shadowline® Vintage Lace Trim Sleepshirt
Nightwear gift ideas for: the glamour puss
Know someone who loves the finer things in life? Who’s always elegantly dressed and impeccably groomed? Treat them to a touch of luxury with a show-stopping combination of slinky, silky satin and beautiful lace. If you’d like to make it a matching set, all of our poly-satin pieces pair beautifully with our Satin Wrap Robe, especially the sleepshirt directly above which is the exact same length as the robe.
Shadowline® Lace Cap Sleeve Pajama Set
Nightwear gift ideas for: the comfort-first minimalist
How about when you’re shopping for someone who values practical, functional clothing? For this person, comfort is key so look for soft fabrics and unfussy shapes. A classic pajama set with some pretty detailing, for example. Other ideas that will no doubt go down a treat include a soft and cozy house robe, and a stretchy sleep dress that doubles as laid-back loungewear.
If you’ve read this far and you’re still unsure about what gift to get, remember that we also offer gift certificates so that your recipient can choose for themselves!