12 days of Comfort - 12 great, comfortable gifts for friends and family for the holidays - story should also hint at making the audience the ambassador of comfort

On the first day of comfort, my true love gave to me… how nice does that sound, right?

As friends and family gather for the holidays, gifts are often exchanged. You wonder what to get that they’ll use and love. Something that makes them feel special. Nothing is more special than feeling comforted, says Lindy Deal, UpWest’s Curator of Comfort. She says the holidays are the perfect time to be an ambassador of comfort by making your loved ones feel a little cozier and comforted, not just during the holidays but for years to come as a gift that keeps on giving.

So, here are 12 comfort-inducing gift ideas to give friends and family for the holidays:

1. Handknit Chenille Throw.

This chunky chenille knit throw is the softest blanket you’ve ever felt and will be the go-to for cozying up in any home sanctuary. Its bleached stone hue is the perfect neutral to fit any home decor. The hand knit fabric offers great texture that looks great as a throw, and the soft chenille yarn makes curling up on the couch even more comfortable. They’ll think of you every time they do!

2. Puffer Coats.

Give the gift to be free to roam — in any weather. The UpWest Quilted Puffer is rain-repellent on the exterior and sherpa-lined on the interior for all of winter's elements. Lots of places to keep gear secure with roomy front pockets and built-in straps for going hands-free. The Cord Puffer is our take on the classic bomber jacket. Casual or dressy, it looks and feels good wearing it anywhere.

3. Flannel Shirts.

Flannel is a classic look, and UpWest flannel is the comfiest. Our Flannel Shirt Jacket offers the warmth of a coat with the style of a shirt, while our Campfire Flannel Shirt is super soft, lightweight and stylish with its button-roll sleeve detail. Our Alpine Flannel is your classic flannel shirt, but it’s a super soft brushed flannel you’ll want to layer on everything this winter.

4. Sherpa Pullover.

With a Women’s Sherpa Pullover and Men’s Mockneck Sherpa Pullover, you can help anyone on your list find comfort and warmth in a blanket-soft pullover they can wear at home or on their next outdoor adventure.

5. Coldwear Accessories

From a stylish, Colorblock Beanie to the Cozy Up 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.

6. Robe

Robes are like a comforting blanket you can wear everywhere around the house. Our Women’s Sherpa Robe and Men’s Lounge Around Plush Robe are the extra layer of warmth and coziness your body needs in those sacred moments of sanctuary.

7. 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 the Sweet Dreams Sleep Set for women and Cabin Flannel PJ 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.

8. Socks.

Again, as a kid, not-so-fun, but as an adult, it’s the best. UpWest socks have a leg up too with a Cable Knit Snuggle Sock that can be scrunched at the calf or pulled up over the knee. The Cozy Legwarmer hugs the leg and foot as well as extra flexibility with cut-outs at the toe and heel.

9. Slippers.

Slippers are a solid way to give some extra comfort every day. Each time they start their day by slipping on their Cozy Sherpa Bootie, Fireside Slipper, or Moccasin, they’ll think of you and smile.

10. Fireside Fleece.

The UpWest Fireside Fleece is like no other fleece you’ve felt before. It’s brushed, soft and cozy but ready for any adventure. The Fireside Fleece Joggers, Mock Neck Sweatshirt and Hoodie are some personal faves.

11. Sherpa at Home.

We love love love wearing sherpa because it’s so comforting and warm. So, why not have it on everything you cuddle up with at home, too? The UpWest Cozy Sherpa Pillow and Sherpa Throw optimize happiness across your home sanctuary. What’s a better gift than that?

12. Fairisle Cardi

This versatile cardigan — which comes in both Men’s and Women’s designs — bundles comfort, warmth, and style that easily flows from home to wherever adventure awaits.