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
Best Classic for Men: Amazon Essentials Full-Zip Polar Jacket
Coziest for Women: 90 Degree by Reflex Teddy Cardigan
Coziest for Men: ReFire Gear Military Tactical Jacket
Best Pullover for Women: Daily Ritual Teddy Bear Quarter-Zip Jacket
Best Pullover for Men: Wrangler Authentics Fleece Quarter-Zip
Best Sherpa for Women: Billabong Cozy Days Sherpa Jacket
Best Sherpa for Men: GoodThreads Sherpa Fleece Pullover
Best for Boys: Columbia Steens Mt Li Fleece Jacket
Best for Girls: Amazon Essentials Quarter-Zip High-Pile Polar Fleece Jackets
Best for Toddlers: Jeskids Fleece Teddy Coat
Best for Babies: Simple Joys by Carter's Baby Hooded Sweater Jacket
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.
Columbia Benton Springs Fleece Jacket
Anyone will appreciate this soft and comfy basic design.
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.
Amazon Essentials Full-Zip Fleece Polar Jacket
Versatile and comfortable, this option comes in a variety of colors and patterns.
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.
90 Degree by Reflex Teddy Cardigan
Super-soft and warm, this will quickly become anyone's go-to.
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.
ReFire Gear Military Tactical Fleece Jacket
With seven pockets and a double zipper, this is convenient and super warm.
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.
Daily Ritual Teddy Bear Fleece Quarter Zip Jacket
Soft and warm, this has a sporty but comfortable feel.
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.
Wrangler Authentics Fleece Quarter-Zip
Casual and versatile, this is great for layering.
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.
Billabong Cozy Days Sherpa Jacket
This oversized snap-up jacket is teddy bear soft.
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.
GoodThreads Sherpa Fleece Pullover
A fleece-lined hood makes this one extra warm.
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.
Columbia Steens Mt Li Fleece Jacket
Functional, comfortable, and versatile, these are great for kids.
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.
Amazon Essentials Quarter-Zip High-Pile Polar Fleece Jacket
This comes in a few cute colors and is super soft and warm.
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.
Jeskids Fleece Teddy Coat
It comes in either zip-up or pullover and is super comfy.
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.
Simple Joys by Carter's Baby Hooded Sweater Jacket
Soft and snuggly for little ones.
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!