With the festive season getting closer you might be starting to think about buying gifts and getting a head start with your Christmas shopping. As the weather turns chilly and everyone feels like hunkering down indoors, a wool throw or blanket makes the ideal present. So we’ve got a wool throw gift guide to help you choose the perfect one.
For the time-poor mother
Busy mums often find it hard to make time to relax. Give a hardworking mother a supersoft, irresistibly snug wool throw for Christmas and encourage her to slow down a bit. She’ll love getting cosy under this 100% wool blanket, crafted from pure, long-wearing wool and featuring a subtle, timeless tartan pattern. It’s available in a range of colours too, so you can find the perfect match for her home interior.
For the outdoorsy sister
If you’ve got an adventure-loving sister who likes nothing better than camping under the stars or hiking up in the mountains, this alpaca throw is a great choice. Soft to touch but durable enough to withstand being stuffed in a backpack for an outdoor trip, it’s crafted from a blend of warm wool and gentle alpaca. And it will last for years, making memories alongside her as she explores the great outdoors.
For your garden-loving dad
If your dad likes nothing better than getting his hands dirty pulling weeds and potting on seedlings, a wool throw might be just what he needs. Perfect for keeping warm in his shed or on a coffee break outside. It will also double as a picnic rug in summer, so he can prepare a feast of homegrown bounty to share. This one is in a beautiful mossy green – just right for a green-fingered garden fanatic.
For your best friend
What could be nicer than giving your best friend a gift she can wear for months each year? Something that keeps her warm and cosy, and makes her feel cherished. Something that reminds her of the support of her dear friends who know exactly what colours she like to wear and what suits her best. The answer: a luxurious wool scarf.
For the man in your life
A thoughtful gift is a great way to let someone know you love them. Treat the man in your life to a sumptuous, supersoft cashmere throw that you can cuddle up under together. Whether bingeing on your favourite box set or cosying up in bed, add another layer to your relationship.
And if you’d also like to send warmth to a stranger in need, you can get involved in a UNHCR initiative in collaboration with Kniterate. This British start-up are working alongside the charity and Twitter to generate funds and publicity by offering to weave 500 names into scarves that they will distribute to refugees in North Africa. These people face extreme winter weather and have inadequate housing and clothing. Find out more about knitting for refugees here.