Our Designers’ Top
Holiday Gift Picks

In an endless sea of products, gadgets and experiences, it can be challenging to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. But to ease your stress and send a little relief your way, we’ve turned to the experts for tips on the best gifts of the season.

Check out our top five gift picks for men and women, handpicked by our designers and merchandisers. After all, the clock is ticking, and this means you can (finally) check off your list.




Crinkle Cotton Flannel Shirts

“Lightweight with an awesome texture, and it comes in fun pops of color with darker colors to contrast.” – Kris, Men’s Woven Shirts

Waffle-Knit Thermals

“Perfect for lounging or for wearing indoors to outdoors. They’re super soft without being overly casual.” – Kerry, Men’s Knits

Polartec® Fleece Half-Zip Sweatshirt

“Super cozy. You’ll never want to take this off.” – Kerry, Men’s Knits

Leather Dopp Kit

“A must-have for guys on the go, featuring multiple pockets to hold all his travel essentials.” – Hitomi, Men’s Accessories

Tartan Plaid Scarf

“Add excitement to any winter outfit (which can be dark and serious) with this super-versatile scarf that can reverse into a solid color.” – Hitomi, Men’s Accessories




Italian Melton Car Coat

“I love the bright holiday color and the versatility of this coat. The Italian Melton Wool makes it super warm!” – Hallie, Women’s Outerwear

Washable Merino Wool V-Neck Sweater

“It comes in a big range of colors, and it’s great for gifting or stocking up for your own closet.” – Rae, Women’s Sweaters

Birthstone Round Pendant Necklace

“I love the idea of giving pieces that feel personalized or that the recipient can personalize to make their own, so I’m giving one of our sweet birthstone necklaces to my mom.” – Niamh, Women’s Accessories

Embossed Medium Zip Pouch

“For an added bonus, I’m wrapping my gifts by giving them in in our zip pouches that can double as a clutch. They come in fun color combos to add a little extra touch!” – Niamh, Women’s Accessories

Confetti Wool-Blend Turtleneck

“It’s made with beautiful heathered yarn—plus, it’s incredibly soft! Everyone in our office wants this in every color.” – Rae, Women’s Sweaters

Happy gifting! We believe in you. If you’re looking for even more gift ideas, check out our Holiday Gift Guide. P.S. For all the gifting pros out there, share your holiday picks by tagging @bananarepublic and #itsbanana in your caption for a chance to be featured on our Instagram.