As friends and family gather for the holidays, you often want to exchange a gift of comfort. However, you want to get them a practical gift. Something they'll use and love. Something that makes them feel special. Finding a thoughtful gift can be difficult, but you want the perfect gift for everyone on your list.


There are practical gifts, like paying off someone’s utility bills or some other cash gift payment. While extremely useful, these are not the type of gift that makes someone feel comfortable.


Nothing is more special than feeling comforted, says Lindy Deal, UpWest's Curator of Comfort. She says the holiday season is the perfect time to be an ambassador of comfort by making your loved ones feel a little cozier and comforted. They'll feel this way not just during the holidays but for years to come as a gift that keeps on giving.


An uplifting gift like delicious treats, amazing skincare gifts and skincare gift sets, or gardening gifts will show your recipient that you know what they love. You can always give them a gift card or Amazon credit, but nothing beats the extraordinary care you feel from care packages.


So, here are 12 comfort gift ideas to give friends and family for the holidays. You can use these ideas to create packages for friends, a sympathy care package, or a grad gift.

  1. The Softest Throw

This light yet warm throw is not only a thoughtful gift but the softest blanket you've ever felt. It will be the go-to for cozying up in any home sanctuary. This gift of comfort is great for any purpose, including a Father's Day gift or bridal shower gift.


With so many colors to choose from, it’ll pair well with any home décor and the lightweight, cozy fabric makes curling up on the couch even more comfortable. They'll think of you every time they do!

  1. Sherpa Outerwear

Give the gift of being free to roam in any weather. The UpWest Sherpa Shacket and Coat are both versatile, high-quality pieces that make great additions to anyone’s closet.


The faux suede interior lends to the long-lasting wearability of each jacket and won’t overheat on the go.


The Quilted Parka and Convertible Sherpa-Lined Parka are our takes on a classic winter staple, elevated with handy utility details. Zip off the sleeves of the Convertible Sherpa-Lined Parka and transform it into a chic longline vest. Along with the abundant pockets, find a functional fidget detail in the Quilted Parka to bring comfort to any wearer. These extra-warm parkas make great gifts for college students, loved ones who travel, or people with hefty city commutes.

  1. Flannel Shirts

Flannel is a classic look, and UpWest flannels bring both quality and versatility to the table. We have several unique options, including:

Our All-Season Stretch Flannel is a year-round staple - soft, lightweight, slightly oversized with a bit of stretch.

Our EcoHemp Flannel Button-Down, made from durable hemp and organic cotton, is made to stand the test of time. You don’t have to be outdoorsy to appreciate this go-to layer.

The Brushed Flannel Plaid Shacket is our heavyweight contender. Perfect for layering, you’ll want to wear it everywhere in every season.


Gift these pieces to the nature lover or outdoor hobby collector in your life. Encourage their next adventure by creating a little care package with items like portable hammocks, packable water bottles, and UV blocking skin and eye care.

  1. Better Sweaters

So easy to gift (and almost guaranteed they will love). Our Comfy Curved Hem Crewneck Sweater is a great place to start, but depending on your recipient's taste, discover other sweaters in luxuriously soft fabrics they’ll love and styles they’ll reach for seasons later. 

  1. Coldwear Accessories

From a stylish Warm-Up Beanie to the Colorblock Scarf that feels like a hug around the neck, these Coldwear Accessories are where it's at for style and comfort you reach for every time temps go south. Choose a gift of comfort from this assortment as a bridal shower gift or include beauty gift sets for a sweet basket present.

  1. Robes

Robes are like a comforting blanket you can wear everywhere around the house. Our Soothing Sherpa Robe is the extra layer of warmth and coziness your body needs in those sacred moments of sanctuary. Gift to loved ones who deserve extra comfort this year.

  1. Sleepwear Sets

As a kid, getting pajamas as a gift isn't so exciting, but as an adult, getting a super soft sleepwear PJ set sounds like a dream. That's why we love giving a comfort gift like the Washable Satin Sleep set for women and Everyone sweat set for men.

These super soft sleep sets are filled with comfort and stylish touches for a night of restful sleep and upgraded mornings. Here is more advice for choosing the perfect set of PJs as a gift of comfort, which is also a great bach party gift.

  1. Socks

Again, as a kid, not-so-fun, but as an adult, it's the best comfort gift. UpWest socks have a leg up, too with a Super Soft Cable Sock that can be scrunched at the calf or pulled up over the knee.

  1. Slippers

Slippers are a practical way to give a comfort gift your recipient can use every day. Each time they start their day by slipping on their Super-Soft Sherpa Bootie or Slipper Sock, they'll think of you and smile.

  1. Fireside Fleece

The UpWest Fireside Fleece is a gift of comfort like no other fleece you've felt before. It's brushed, soft, and cozy but ready for any adventure. The Fireside Fleece Joggers, Half-Snap Sweatshirt, and Hoodie are go-to picks for gifting comfort to any loved one.

  1. Cozy Throws

Their favorite sweater is now a blanket. Choose the UpWest Sweater Throw or Cozy Cabin Throw as a comfort gift to optimize happiness across their home sanctuary. What's a better gift than that?

  1. Seasonal Selections

Perfect for celebrating the holidays but versatile to be worn during all the cold months. Anyone on your list who’s a fan of vintage-inspired knits will love the Weekend Fair Isle Crewneck Sweater or Comfy Vintage Fair Isle Sweater Dress. Timeless, cozy, high-quality, and perfect for gifting.