We’ve all got one on our list: Maybe it’s your mother, who never takes off her sweater, even when the heat’s on high. Or it’s your brother, who wears flannel in August. It could be your best friend from college, who says she’d love to go skiing – If only it weren’t so darn cold out there. Or (and let’s be honest) maybe it’s you, with that hat pulled down over your ears even with the thermostat set at 74-degrees.

Truth is, some folks just run a little colder than others. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that… except when it means they miss out on all sorts of outdoor fun. Fortunately, modern outdoor apparel makes it easy to keep the goosebumps at bay. From super-light and insulative jackets, to high-performance base layers, to classics like cozy flannel and ridiculously warm (and stylish!) Bean boots, we’ve got the gifts that chase the chill away.

1. Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Jacket

Stuffed with environmentally-friendly, PFC-Free water repellent down, our Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Jacket is incredibly light, without sacrificing an ounce of cold-thwarting coziness. It’s equally excellent for a night on the town, a day on the slopes, or a New Year’s Day snowball fight.


2. Mountain Classic Fleece Pullover

Warm, stylish, and versatile, the Mountain Classic Fleece Pullover is made of recycled fleece and is fully machine washable and dryable, which means it’s as easy to care for as it is to wear.


3. Fleece Base Layer Crew and Pants

These super-warm and comfy base layer crewnecks and pants will keep your loved one(s) smiling through the cold. An anti-pill finish and anti-microbial treatment keeps them looking and smelling good – wearing after wearing.


4. Shearling-Lined Bean Boots and Wicked Good Bean Boots

Keep their trotters warm, dry, and looking sharp in a pair of our Shearling-Lined Bean Boots for men and our Wicked Good Bean Boots for women. The grippy, rubber chain-tread bottoms on both boots make for slip-free winter play, and made-in-Maine craftsmanship means they’re built to last.


5. Ultralight 850 Down Gloves

Inspired by our cold-thumping 850 Down Outerwear, our new Ultralight 850 Gloves give you all the dexterity you need to construct the perfect snowman, while keeping your digits toasty even when the north wind’s blowing.


6. Wicked Good Flannel Shirt

Unshrinkable and resistant to pilling, fading, and wrinkling, this slightly fitted version of our Wicked Good Flannel Shirt will add a dash of style and a heaping helping of cozy to any man on your list.


7. Infant’s Hi-Pile Fleece Bunting

There’s no better way to instill a love of the outdoors in a child than to take them along from an early age. Our fuzzy-eared, mitten-pawed Hi-Pile Fleece Bunting makes it easy to bring them on every winter adventure; a full front zipper means quick access for those inevitable diaper changes.


8. TwinLock Vacuum Travel Mug

Warm them from the inside out with the TwinLock Vacuum Travel Mug, Constructed from double-walled, vacuum-insulated stainless steel, and fitted with a leakproof lid, this 100% BPA-free mug keeps the hot in and the cold out – hour after hour.


9. Sherpa-lined Scotch Plaid Shirt

Incorporating premium Portuguese flannel that’s yarn-dyed for lasting color, this super soft shirt is brushed eight times on each side to make it feel like an old favorite from day one. The polyester Sherpa fleece lining adds extra warmth and comfort, while retaining its low-maintenance character.


10. L.L. Bean Katahdin Pom Hat

Ideally suited to, well, just about anything involving cold weather and warm ears, our Katahdin Pom Hat is at once timeless and contemporary, with its bright, bold styling and retro pom that just begs to be flicked.


11. Wicked Good Slippers

Made of premium sheepskin and lined with cozy shearling insulation, our Wicked Good slippers are so wickedly good that we’ve sold over 4 million pairs over the last 5 years! That’s more than 8 million happy feet, made happier still by a contoured memory footbed for improved arch support and a better fit through the heel.


One S’more Idea

If all else fails, and your cold-blooded friends and loved ones are still proclaiming their aversion to winter’s chill, we highly recommend the ole bonfire-and-s’mores technique for coaxing them outside. And if they can resist that… sorry… we’re out of ideas!

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