Aside from caramel apple spice, office parties, and cuffing season, one of the greatest things about winter is boots.
There's probably not a better way than boots to show one's personal style in the months when heavy coats conceal entire outfits. And for holiday gifting, boots are one of the easiest items to give because everyone needs protection from the elements — yes, even those in warmer climates.
In this list we have boots from Hunter for heavy rain to Timberland for slippery snow storms. There's an over-the-knee boot, delicate lace-ups, hiking and grunge-inspired shoes. The overall message by the versatility here is that you're not limited at all by giving the gift of boots this holiday season.
After you check out our headphone gift guide, shop our boot picks below.
Timberland Limited Release "Naughty" 6-Inch Premium Waterproof Boots: $190
These limited edition holiday boots were made in naughty (black) and nice (red) colorways. In addition to being waterproof and having anti-fatigue technology, their insulation contains at least 50% recycled plastic bottles. Get your hands on these soon as the red boot is already sold out.
Clarks Ledella Abby Bootie: $120
For the person who loves platforms, this clog boot with soft cotton lining is a comfortable option from Clarks. The body of the shoe is suede and it is punctured with nail-head details giving an overall A Star Is Born bohemian feel.
Dr. Marten 1460 Splatter Boot: $140
Embrace the grunge look with these classic Dr. Martens made popular by political protesters in the 1980s. This fresh version has splattered graphics to symbolize the rebellious artistic expression of those who wore them back in the day.
Hunter Women's Original Tall Gloss Rain Boots: $150
Yes, these are basically a human-size replica of Paddington Bear's boots, but in their defense, they really are adorable for rainy days. Capturing the heritage of the British company with its bright yellow body, it can also be purchased in a range of other colors.
Toms Rawhide Suede and Grey Wool Women's Waterproof Summit Boots: $149
Inspired by rugged hiking boots, these shoes from Toms have two sets of laces for versatility. In addition to being waterproof, they also have a sock lining that blocks bacteria from getting to the feet.
Halston Caroline Crinkle Patent Leather Mid-Calf Boots: $458
In every garment, accessory or shoe this luxury brand puts out, they remain true to their signature 1970's aesthetic. Halston's mid-calf boots don't deviate from the standard in a crinkled patent leather with flare opening.
Bar III Percy Lace-Up Block Heel Pumps: $42
If the person you're gifting doesn't wear leather, these man-made material booties are a cute pick. No, they're not a traditional fully-closed boot, but their suede-like body and laces are fitting for the fall and spring.
Levi's Folsom Chelsea Bootie: $96.90
We all need a stylish boot like these to slip on when running out the door. These 100% leather boots from Levi's have elastic panels to facilitate taking on and off quickly and look good with just about any outfit.
Chinese Laundry Classic Suede Bootie: $94.99
The funky color blocking of this suede bootie remind us of 1960's mod style. These zip-back boots have a ton of personality, bold enough for any monochromatic outfit.
Chinese Laundry Sylvia Lace-Up Bootie: $180
A best-seller for Chinese Laundry, these lace-up booties have floral embroidery on the sides that make them so unique. They're made of super-soft kid suede and are fancy enough for any formal occasion this winter or spring.
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