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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Who are You Shopping for?


The holiday season goes hand-in-hand with cozy sleepwear and lingerie that invites snuggling to chase away chills. We happen to know a thing or two about those worlds here at Bare Necessities.

To make it easier to check a few boxes on your lengthy gift list, we’ve organized your life by recipient this year. From matching pajama sets for every family member to edgy teddies for you to wear behind closed doors, there’s something here to jingle everyone’s bells.

So who are you shopping for?


There’s nothing like comfy new pajamas to get through a long winter’s night. Delightfully soft, warm thermals and flannels in festive motifs—plaid, stars, Fair Isle, Christmas lights, Champagne bottles—make for can’t-go-wrong gifts because one can never have too many pairs. You’ll find options in here for men and children, too, which takes care of entire groups at the same time (Instagram-worthy matching family PJs can be found here).



Is there a designer diva you adore? These extra-special somethings are where your search begins and ends. Wildly decadent materials like cashmere, velvet, faux-fur, silk and satin go from surprisingly affordable (like the DKNY After Hours Satin Chemise, above) to downright splurgy. And the range of gift types is wide open here, too—truly fabulous bras and panties, plush robes, shearling slippers, top-quality leggings, fine lingerie, designer pajamas and more. So much to love for your bestie, your sister, your girlfriend (and, let’s be honest, yourself).



If you or someone you quite like is planning on being the package all tied up with strings, then these are a few of our favorite things. Strappy faux-leather corsets, pearl thongs, crotchless bodystockings, lacy rompers and bow-trimmed teddies are among the more entertaining ways to bring down your heating bill. This is where the holidays meet ho-ho-ho-hot. (And did we mention there’s elf lingerie? Because there totally is.)



For the ladies in your life who are the most plugged in to the fashion world, you’re going to want to peruse our must-have mix of Hanky Panky lace thongs, UGG boots, SPANX leggings and Arm Tights, Kate Spade New York sleepwear (including the rainbow stripe pajamas, above), the world’s finest bras and bralettes, luxurious loungewear, slipper socks and then some. Such a smart way to gift high design for less than the hefty price tag of a handbag.



We know you know one of these people because who doesn’t? Whether she’s crazy for cats, dogs, horses, birds, sheep, reindeer, bears or just a really well-rendered animal print, you can find a treat that will have her purring, be it sleepwear or witty socks that make perfect stocking stuffers. Pair with UGG slippers and a robe, and she’s dressed to take the dog around the block in style.



If her middle name is Sophisticated, she won’t be able to resist these epitome-of-chic selections: tailored menswear-inspired pajamas, minimalist bathrobes, perfectly slouchy button-down sleep shirts, impossibly glamorous caftans, layering separates in a subdued palette and year-round timeless stripes, florals and solids. Getting on your mother-in-law’s good side is well worth the investment.

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Brooke Glassberg
Brooke is the editor of this here blog. In a previous life, she was an editor at Good Housekeeping and O, The Oprah Magazine. Brooke has written for Glamour, Travel+Leisure, New York Magazine and more. She’s into concerts, calligraphy, travel and her exceptionally adorable daughter and husband.
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