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12 Fuzzy Fleeces to Gift Everyone on Your Holiday List

little boy in green and grey zip up fleece/blonde woman in red fleece with coffee/man in green plaid fleece
Columbia/90 Degree by Reflex/Amazon

With cozy season upon us, it’s finally time for the coziest piece of clothing of all: a soft fleece. Buy one for yourself or gift one to spread some holiday cheer this year.

Fuzzy fleece jackets and sweatshirts are a major fall and winter trend this year, which is good news for everyone. Soft, comfy, and warm, the right fleece can double as a piece of lounge- and outerwear.

Their versatility is part of what makes them an excellent gift for any- and everyone. And don’t forget to buy one for yourself as well! Here are some of our favorite fleece options for everyone on your holiday list.

Best Classic for Women: Columbia Benton Springs Fleece Jacket

side by side of women in the Columbia jacket, one in red and one in light blue

This no-frills Columbia fleece jacket is a best-seller for a few reasons. With its classic fit and versatile zip-up style, it can be worn a million different ways. You can wear it on its own as outerwear on chilly days, layer it under warmer coats in the middle of winter, or pull it on while staying cozy at home.

It keeps you warm without ever making you feel too overheated, and the high neck keeps the cold out. It comes in a ton of colors, from neutrals to brights, so there’s something for everyone. Two zippered side pockets will keep valuables safe, and its softness is really comforting.

Best Classic for Women

Columbia Benton Springs Fleece Jacket

Anyone will appreciate this soft and comfy basic design.

Best Classic for Men: Amazon Essentials Full-Zip Polar Jacket

two images of men, one in a black zip up and one in a green plaid zip up fleece
Amazon Essentials

This Amazon Essentials zip-up is a near-perfect classic fleece option for men. It has over 20,000 positive reviews, many of which mention how soft and comfortable it is. The simple design makes it versatile and ideal for layering.

This one also comes in tons of colors, including some plaid and color-block options for those who want something that stands out a bit more. Some colors have a front zip-up pocket on the chest for a slightly different look, while others have two convenient zip-up side pockets. It’s also pretty affordable, which is always a plus.

Best Classic For Men

Amazon Essentials Full-Zip Fleece Polar Jacket

Versatile and comfortable, this option comes in a variety of colors and patterns.

Coziest for Women: 90 Degree by Reflex Teddy Cardigan

a woman wearing a dark red cardigan with coffee in hand/another woman wearing a pink cardigan in exercise clothes
90 Degree by Reflex

This incredibly soft and comfortable 90 Degree by Reflex sweater is the coziest thing to pull on when you’re at home lounging. However, it’s also nice enough to be worn out on those days where there’s a slight chill in the air. It’s an open cardigan style (it doesn’t have a zipper), so while it can’t double as a coat on super-cold days, it’s perfect.

Slightly oversized (in a good way), it’s made of 100% polyester and is the epitome of cozy, but still feels lightweight. There’s a hood and two deep side pockets that come in handy. The longer fit makes it perfect to wear with leggings.

Coziest for Women

90 Degree by Reflex Teddy Cardigan

Super-soft and warm, this will quickly become anyone's go-to.

Coziest for Men: ReFire Gear Military Tactical Jacket

one brown fleece zip up/one black fleece zipup
ReFire Gear

Made of very soft fleece, this ReFire Gear zip-up hoodie is a favorite among men for its cozy feel. It features a military tactical design, with a total of seven pockets for holding just about anything one might need. The sporty feel makes it ideal for outdoor sports, hiking, fishing, or just hanging out.

Some nice features include a double zipper, a sleeve with a thumb-hole to keep hands warm, and a U.S. Army patch on one of the arms. This comes in a few different colors, like basic black or a nice brown. It’s an easy gift to give just about anyone.

Coziest for Men

ReFire Gear Military Tactical Fleece Jacket

With seven pockets and a double zipper, this is convenient and super warm.

Best Pullover for Women: Daily Ritual Teddy Bear Quarter-Zip Jacket

woman wearing dark green fleece/woman wearing rust orange fleece
Daily Ritual

Zip-up fleeces are a popular option, but sometimes a pullover just feels warmer and cozier. This Daily Ritual quarter-zip jacket is a nice compromise that is versatile and has a bit of a sporty feel to it. It comes in a few different colors and is perfect for layering on really cold days.

The high-pile fleece is incredibly soft and fuzzy and gives off that teddy bear look. Unlike some teddy bear fleeces, though, it isn’t super bulky, which is a definite plus. Reviewers love the quality and how it feels so comforting on a cold winter day.

Best Pullover for Women

Daily Ritual Teddy Bear Fleece Quarter Zip Jacket

Soft and warm, this has a sporty but comfortable feel.

Best Pullover for Men: Wrangler Authentics Fleece Quarter-Zip

man in green Wrangler fleece/man in rust colored Wrangler fleece

This Wrangler pullover is basically the male version of Daily Ritual pullover above. Made of a soft fleece fabric, it’s comfortable and great for layering. It can be worn as a light layer of outerwear on chilly days or with jeans all day long.

This one comes in a variety of different colors, so whether you’re looking for something like red or green, or a basic like black, it’s there. The quarter-zip gives it a casual and sporty feel, and the extra layer of fleece in the back makes it nice and cozy.

Best Pullover for Men

Wrangler Authentics Fleece Quarter-Zip

Casual and versatile, this is great for layering.

Best Sherpa for Women: Billabong Cozy Days Sherpa Jacket

girl in beige Billabong sherpa jacket over jeans/girl in pink sherpa jacket

Sherpa is super warm and was basically made for cold days where you just want to be as comfortable as possible. But it can also look thicker and heavier than fleece, which is something to consider. If you want a sherpa jacket, this Billabong one is a great option.

Sherpa pullovers tend to look a little bit shapeless, so the fact that this is more of a button-down option (except it has snaps) is a plus. It can be worn as a big cardigan, or it can be thrown on as more of a light jacket.

The fuzzy collar is a nice touch and it comes in a few different colors to choose from. Keep in mind that this one has an oversized fit and is more on the loose side, so if you want something fitted, this isn’t for you.

Best Sherpa for Women

Billabong Cozy Days Sherpa Jacket

This oversized snap-up jacket is teddy bear soft.

Best Sherpa for Men: GoodThreads Sherpa Fleece Pullover

man in navy blue sherpa fleece/man in brown sherpa fleece

It’s going to be hard to find a cozier hoodie than this GoodThreads pullover. The sherpa fleece is super soft and warm, and you can zip up the quarter zip to really keep the cold out. It also has a lined hood for those days when it’s really windy.

The kangaroo pocket in front is convenient. The ribbed hem and cuffs keep this one from looking too shapeless as well. It comes in a few different color options and is just a really nice basic to have on hand for colder weather.

Best Sherpa for Men

GoodThreads Sherpa Fleece Pullover

A fleece-lined hood makes this one extra warm.

Best for Boys: Columbia Steens Mt Li Fleece Jacket

little boy wearing a zipped up black Columbia jacket/boy wearing an open green and grey Columbia Jacket

A zip-up fleece like this Columbia jacket is great for little kids for fall, winter, and even spring weather. They’re so easy to layer and get on and off, and they’re soft and comfortable for little ones. These offer a great fit and they’re very functional for kids who are constantly running around.

They come in a wide variety of color options, and while they’re marketed towards boys, there’s no reason girls can’t wear them, too. This will quickly become an easy go-to to keep your child warm, whether on its own or underneath a bigger jacket.

Best for Boys

Columbia Steens Mt Li Fleece Jacket

Functional, comfortable, and versatile, these are great for kids.

Best for Girls: Amazon Essentials Quarter-Zip High-Pile Polar Fleece Jackets

pink fleece pullover and a closeup of a blue pullover
Amazon Essentials

This versatile Amazon Essentials pullover acts as a comfy hoodie with jeans on a really cold day, or just enough of a jacket on slightly chilly days when they’re playing outside. It has more of a sherpa look and feel to it that little kids will love, and the quarter-zip keeps it from being too overwhelming.

It also features side pockets for them to store some small treasures and elasticized cuffs to keep the sleeves from falling over their hands. The color options are great, and is very soft inside.

Best For Girls

Amazon Essentials Quarter-Zip High-Pile Polar Fleece Jacket

This comes in a few cute colors and is super soft and warm.

Best for Toddlers: Jeskids Fleece Teddy Coat

yellow zip up fleece hoodie/pink and black pullover fleece hoodie

A fleece jacket like this Jeskids teddy is particularly great for toddlers who are always on the move and need something functional that keeps them warm. This one is also very affordable, which is great because toddlers grow out of clothing very quickly.

Depending on the color you pick, this is either a zip-up hoodie or a pullover. Either style is good, it just depends on what you’re looking for. Both have lined hoods with tiny animal ears and elasticized cuffs to keep their hands free. They’re comfy, cozy, and soft, and will get you through plenty of cold days.

Best For Toddlers

Jeskids Fleece Teddy Coat

It comes in either zip-up or pullover and is super comfy.

Best for Babies: Simple Joys by Carter’s Baby Hooded Sweater Jacket

baby wearing jacket and laughing/closer image of white jacket

Because babies can’t safely wear winter jackets in a car seat, many parents opt out of spending a lot on a winter jacket and instead bundle their little ones up in a cozy sweatshirt with a blanket on top. This Simple Joy’s by Carter’s sweater is perfect for that. On the outside, it’s a soft sweater material, and the inside is lined with sherpa for extra warmth and softness.

The hood is snug around baby’s head to keep them warm, and the tiny animal ears are a fun touch. This zips up for versatility, and reviewers rave about the thick, soft material that truly does keep your baby protected from the elements.

Best for Babies

A fleece jacket is a must-have for everyone! Their versatility means you get the most for your money, and you can wear them throughout multiple seasons. So, if you’re stumped about what to get someone this holiday season, wrap them in fleece!

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Jessica Booth is a freelance writer for LifeSavvy. She has been working in the editorial world as a freelance writer for over two years and previously worked as an editor for over eight years.  Jessica writes about travel, beauty, wellness, health, food, home decor, and parenting, and has reviewed and tested out products for all of those verticals over the course of her career. Read Full Bio »
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