Hard to shop gifts for everyone this time of year, but what about the best gifts for women, and more specifically, the perfect woman? Wives, daughters, moms, aunts, grandmothers, granddaughters, nieces, girlfriends, friends and sisters are notoriously hard to shop for (especially sisters—and no, you can’t get out if it).
Well, worry no more: Altitude Sports has you covered with a carefully-catered list replete with quality, warmth, style and functionality. Melt any woman’s heart with our gift guide of Best Gifts for Women. Plus, Altitude Sports members get free returns on orders shipped in Canada—and more!
Stockings are first and set the mood for the day. Under-the-tree gifts sing to their hearts. We’ve included gifts for the sporty, the practical, the whimsical, the fashionable, and more. She’ll be delighted and you’ll bask in well-earned holiday cheer.
1. Best of the best
The Montane Elektra snowshoes from Atlas make a wonderful gift to give to all sportswomen and those who don't hesitate to train in winter. Easy to attach thanks to the Wrapp Swift Binding and offering spectacular performance, these racing snowshoes are suitable for both hard and powder snow and can be worn all winter long. A great gift to slip under the tree!
2. You can never have too many
Infinitely more interesting than your regular pair of socks, the Hike GRX Crew socks from the famous Merino masters Icebreaker are modern, warm and adorable. Made from premium Merino wool, they're ideal for everyday wear, whether at home or in hiking boots. A perfect gift for comfort lovers!
3. Styled for winter
Warm, cozy and thick, the Amalie beanie from Soia & Kyo has a bit of everything, and will delight hearts on a cold winter's day. It is one of our top best gifts for women, something we love coming back to.
Perfect for the urban woman always on the lookout for adventure, this beanie is sure to offer a look that is both dressy and casual. Pair it with one of our top winter jackets for her. And, you know...it's warm.
4. Wrap it up
No more chills in this elegant urban scarf from Scotch & Soda, a best gift for women idea that is sure to please. Made from 100% virgin wool, the oversized appearance will add an assured touch of flair to a more conservative outfit. We love its thickness and softness, perfect for windy days.
5. The classic touch
Keep your hands warm in Hestra's Megan gloves in this cold season. Perfect for adding a touch of elegance to any outfit, whether she's coming back from a Christmas party or a downtown shopping spree. Made of top quality leather, the gloves are soft and comfortable. The Italian wool lining around the wrists offers a superb touch of comfort for even the most finicky of ladies. Durable and functional, these gloves are sure to keep her happy for the winters to come.
6. A belt for all seasons
In the classic Filson style, the Bridle Leather belt is a great gift to give to your friend, sister or spouse. Small enough to offer versatile style and to be worn with all sorts of different trousers, the buckle gives a finished look to any outfit. Made of saddle-grade leather, the belt is soft, durable and comfortable. Ideal for Christmas Eve, a day at the office or any activity. You can't go wrong with the classics!
7. Never leave home without it
With New Year's coming up, why not help her reinvent her accessories a little? Classic, elegant and made from 100% recycled materials, Matt & Nat's Central wallet offers everything she'll need to keep your personal belongings in one place. With 14 card slots and a zippered coin compartment, this wallet is both practical and a perfect complement to any style. Made in Canada, it's a durable wallet—and it's always nice to shop local.
8. the sweater, made better
It's hard to surpass the comfort of Patagonia and its famous Better Sweater for women. One of the brand's most popular models for years, the Better Sweater is as warm as it is cozy on cold winter days. She can slip into it for a short walk on the trails, snuggle in and relax in front of a movie, or nab it on a cold day heading to the office. As one of our fave best gifts for women, you might find yourself returning to this well year after year.
9. more fluff
Give her the most comfortable slipper you can find—the Dakota slipper from UGG. Adorable, this slipper sports a traditional moccasin profile and provides all the comfort needed to work at home. Practical, the slipper is made to travel thanks to an outsole that can be worn outside. A must for planes, trains, or automobiles even, the wool inner lining and rubber sole speak to comfort. A great gift for those long days at home!
10. hot take
For the ski enthusiast, or the woman with freezing hands no matter what, Gripper Heated Sensor gloves from Outdoor Research will help her enjoy the joys of winter with warm digits. One of our best gifts for women winter sports enthusiasts, these performance gloves are smartphone-compatible, designed with a waterproof GORE-TEX lining, and created with a rechargeable battery-powered heating system for maximum warmth.
11. mull it over
Affordable, practical and wonderfully well thought-out, the Hydro Flask 10 oz. wine cup is a great gift idea for anyone who wants to make their adventure a little more interesting. Ideal for hiking or camping, it's great for wine, coffee, tea and more. TempShield insulation keeps drinks warm or cold. Imagine the scene: Christmas morning, a frothy hot chocolate in her cup, snow falling softly outside...paradise? Paradise.
12. a bag for the essentials
Sturdy, classic, and made from 100% recycled materials, the Schlepp tote from Matt & Nat is a great gift for women who love bags and accessories. Spacious and fashionable, it's ideal for work, school, or even a weekend trip. A magnetic snap closure keeps your items secure, and the dual handles make it easy to carry. A great gift for on-the-go women.
We hope that this guide has helped you to see things more clearly, and that it inspires you to find the best gifts for women on your Holiday list. From the budding adventuress to the woman who dreams of a weekend spent comfortably on the sofa, you’ll find it all at Altitude Sports.
Still looking for inspiration? Take a look at our official Altitude Sports gift guide and find the perfect gift! Ski gifts, gifts for men, gifts under $100—there’s something for everyone.