The countdown to Christmas is officially on and, while this holiday season might look a little different from years past, that gives us all the more reason to celebrate our loved ones with a carefully chosen gift.
Whether we realise it or not, our fashion habits have changed enormously over the course of 2020, with many of us looking to comforting loungewear, a steady stream of pyjamas and the occasional bit of workout gear to help the lift our spirits.
And, for Christmas we are looking to fashion once more, with a sartorial overhaul that’s brimming with optimism and colour.
If, like Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw, you or someone on your Christmas list likes their money where they can see it – in their wardrobe – consider Gap your one-stop destination for pieces that are sure to be a hit with the style set.
The best part? This year, Gap is taking part in the Black Friday sales event, meaning you can celebrate the season at a fraction of the normal price. With 50 per cent off everything across its website, you’ll be hard pressed not to find a steal.
Fashion fans can be tricky beasts to buy for, but before you give up and opt for the ubiquitous voucher, check out our roundup of must-have items we know will live in your loved ones’ wardrobe for years to come.
Gap Logo Crewneck Tunic Sweatshirt, was £39.95, now £19.97
Comfy sweats are no longer just for lounging on the sofa or exercising in – just ask Hailey Baldwin and Bella Hadid who, among a slew of other stylish celebrities, have embraced fashion’s throwback to the 1990s by embracing trendy staples just like Gap’s Logo Crewneck Tunic Sweatshirt.
With the winter months upon us, the humble sweatshirt has been given a chance to shine and this one will ensure the wearer is just as prepared for an impromptu Zoom call from home as they are a brisk morning walk when layered over the brand’s Classic Western Shirt and under a weather-proof jacket, like the Upcycled Midweight Puffer Coat.
The cosy sweatshirt comes in three different colours – Faded Rose, Elysian Blue and Oatmeal Heather – meaning there’s an option to suit all tastes.
Pocket Flannel Shirt, was £44.95, now £22.47
There are certain garments that are absolutely essential to any man’s wardrobe, and a flannel shirt is one of them.
Sitting somewhere between a light jacket and a regular shirt, it is ideal for the winter months, especially when you’re required to mastering the art of layering to help combat the cold weather.
Gap’s Pocket Flannel Shirt is crafted from super-soft cotton weave and pays homage to the utilitarian workwear trend with two front patch pockets. Effortlessly cool, this shirt is a great layering piece for those more classic looks, which largely comes down to its traditional checkered pattern that looks great when worn with the brand’s Premium Weight Waffle T-shirt and a pair of Soft Wear Slim Jeans.
It also comes in a range of different colourways, including red and orange for those looking to make more of a seasonal statement.
Softspun Scoopneck Ribbed Top, was £34.95, now £17.47 & Ribbed Joggers, was £34.95, now £17.47
Our obsession with loungewear was fuelled by the first lockdown and, as we hunker down for the festive season, it is sure to surge even more.
As the nights get longer and unavoidably colder, there’s nothing like a comfy co-ord to boost your mood, all while ensuring you retain some serious style points.
Buy the ribbed top here and the joggers here
ColdControl Max Parka, was £149.95, now £74.97
The cooler months are primed for anyone who likes to indulge their fashion flair and with the social butterflies among us set to be spending more time outside in the coming weeks thanks to social distancing rules, a coat is sure to prove a worthy investment.
Considering it is one of the only items of clothing you’re likely to be seen wearing for some time, it is worth buying a coat that not only shields you from the elements but looks good too, and Gap’s ColdControl Max Parka does just that.
Making every day a duvet day, this snug take on the puffer parka features a hooded neckline with a removable fur trim and comes in five different colours, from Palomino Brown to Lasalle Red. The coat is also water-resistant and its 100 per cent responsible down filling is encased in a 100 per cent recycled polyester lining that’s ideal for keeping you cosy and chic.
Kids Happy Stripe Rainbow Beanie, was £14.95, now £7.47
It’s that time of year when children need to wrap up warm to go outside and with the majority of your body heat escaping from your head, the best way to ensure they stay toasty and comfortable is to invest in a winter hat.
Practical though they may be, winter hats are a great way for children to experiment with style and inject a pop of colour to their look. That’s why Gap’s Happy Stripe Rainbow Beanie is sure to be a hit with any youngsters on your Christmas list this season.
The best way to have fun with such a useful piece of clothing is with bright hues and this version has them all, with solid stripes of red, orange, yellow, green and blue. Made from soft knit, this is a winter warmer as well as a style statement – what’s not to love?
Still not sure what to buy your loved ones this Christmas? Head over to Gap.co.uk where you will find gift guides for everyone on your list and enjoy 50% off all styles for a limited time only*.
*Ts&Cs Appy. Offer ends at 23:59 GMT 28 November 2020; subject to stock availability. Not available at Gap concessions or Gap Outlet stores. To redeem this offer online, offer is automatically applied at checkout. Offer excludes purchases of gift cards and shipping charges. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion, including Gap Cash vouchers. See Full Terms and Conditions at Gap.co.uk