Gifts to Stay Warm With Backcountry

Tis’ the season to bundle up! Winter has arrived and it’s time to layer up. Living in the Pacific Northwest, winters can be brutal. The temps drop and it’s rare that I leave the house without looking like a snowman, bundled from head to toe. This year, Christmas came early. E and I both needed new winter gear that was equal parts warm and stylish. We found exactly what we were looking for at Backcountry!

For the past few years, we have shopped Backcountry for all our outerwear needs. They have a huge selection of boots, jackets, scarves and hats, as well as fashionable lifestyle pieces for everyday! They carry our favorite brands, like North Face, Patagonia, Sorel, Marmot and even Free People. There is something for everyone and it makes taking on the winter chill AND your Christmas shopping list a lot easier!

With Christmas just days away…have you finished your shopping? Check out E and I’s top picks for gifts to stay warm below!

As much as I enjoy the snow, I hate being cold! The North Face Down Sierra Hooded Parka is what any girl who hates the cold dreams of! It’s insulated, making it extremely warm, and perfect for the girl on the go! The North Face Campshire 2.0 Hooded Pullover Fleece makes for a super cozy gift! It’s sherpa fabric is fuzzy and soft and traps body heat meaning you are toasty warm! Backcountry also has a huge selection of beanies and mittens that make great stocking stuffers! I love this beanie and these mittens because they slightly match. They would make a great gift set for any girl in your life!

E isn’t bothered by the cold as much as I am, and prefers lighter, easy to move in layers. The North Face Down Sierra Snap Jacket was my gift to him. He loves the modern look. It can be worn out in the snow, or paired casually over street clothes. The North Face Gordon Lyons Full-Zip Hoodie is a great gift for any man in your life! We got one for my dad, father-in-law and brother last year and they wear them almost year round. They are light, but still cozy and great zip up fleeces for layering.

At the very top of both of our winter wear gift lists are Sorel Boots. I got my first pair a few years ago, and now own multiple pairs. We figured it was time to get E a pair and now he is hooked! Sorel boots are a MUST for anyone ready to take on ice and snow in the winter.

The Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge boots are my favorite. The wedge gives it a trendy, modern look, but that doesn’t mean they lack stability. They are extremely comfortable, warm, easy to walk in and have amazing traction. I love wearing mine in the classroom in the winter too!

E’s Sorel picks are the Cheyanne Metro Lace Up boot. Since getting them, he has gone on and on about how comfortable they are and a total game changer in the snow. They are durable and are a classic that won’t be going out of style any time soon!

Looking for a last minute gift or still need to cross off everyone on your list? Then head over to Backcountry! Get your order in time for Christmas with FREE 2-day shipping if you spend over $50! Keep your loved ones cozy this winter and give the gift of warmth this holiday season. Find all you are looking for and more at Backcountry!

Backcountry is generously offering all Twenties Girl Style readers 15% off their first order with code ASHLEY15 at checkout! Discount is valid on your first Backcountry purchase, exclusions apply.

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His: North Face Down Sierra Snap Jacket // North Face Gordon Lyons Full-Zip Hoodie // Similar Denim // Sorel Cheyanne Metro Lace Up Boots

Hers: North Face Down Sierra Hooded Parka // North Face Campshire 2.0 Hooded Pullover Fleece // Free People High Rise Jegging // North Face Nanny Knit Beanie // North Face Cable Minna Mittens // Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge II Boots //

A big thanks to Backcountry for sponsoring this post! As always, all selections and opinions are my own.

Winter Knits

 Oversized Pullover Sweater c/o PB&J Boutique // Grey Skinny Jeans // Black OTK Boots // 

Plaid Scarf // Rebecca Minkoff Bag // Similar Beanie

My winter break is officially over and I am back to work today.

I’m not going to lie, I will miss lazy, relaxed days of staying in my pjs until noon and binge watching my favorite shows, however, it will be good to get back to the grind. 

I feel recharged and refreshed and ready to take on the new year!

Winter has fully arrived here, with consistent snow showers and temps below 20. I have been all about layering soft knit sweaters, long sleeve tees and chunky scarves. When you have a sweater as cute as this one from PB&J Boutique, layering is made easy. This sweater might be one of the softest I have ever owned, and it’s perfectly oversized, so you can sneak a long tee in for an extra layer of warmth.

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Cozy Cream Sweater

 Sweater // Grey Skinnys // Suede Booties // Rebecca Minkoff Bag // Pom Hat // Taudrey ‘World is Your Oyster’ Necklace

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Guys…it’s snowing.

I enjoy snow best when I am snuggled up with a blanket, sipping hot chocolate and watching a Christmas movie.

Although I have to tell you, when my first grade kiddos discovered it was snowing yesterday, it kind of melted my heart. We were lining up for lunch, and one student happened to glance out the window. “IT’S SNOWING,” she screamed and I watched 21 first graders flock to the windows. They seemed to lose their minds for about 30 seconds as a few ran around screaming while others jumped up and down. I had to smile. Oh the joys of snow when you are 7 years old. “Okay…okay,” I laughed as I tried to get them to calm down. Finally I told them we would celebrate by doing a snow dance. “Dance like a snowflake! But snowflakes don’t talk, so shhhhh!” They took this very seriously and it was SO cute. Do you remember the joy you felt when you were little on the first snow fall of the season?

PS this sweater is perfect for snuggling up and watching the snow fall and it’s currently on sale! It comes in 5 colors and is perfectly oversized (I’m wearing an XS) and ridiculously cozy!