Holiday Gift Guide
‘Tis the season for gift guides, and we promise this will be your favorite one yet! Everyone loves to unwrap something they’ll wear all year round (who needs another pair of Santa pajamas?!), and Boody’s timeless, eco-friendly essentials are just the right fit. From your mom to your brother, your best friend to your favorite aunt, there’s a Boody gift that’s perfect for everyone.
Plus, for those on your gift list who haven’t discovered Boody, this will be a soft, sustainable surprise (and they’ll thank you for introducing them to their new favorite brand!).
How to Shop the Boody Gift Guide
We’ve made it super easy for you to know exactly what to get for everyone on your nice list. Find Gifts for Him and Gifts for Her, broken out by price range and organized into the festive bundles that are sure tot be a hit. Then, for those loved ones who have everything, we’ve added a few bonus categories with the perfect curated presents.
Gifts For Him
This holiday season, give him something he’ll wear day in, day out, all year long. Boody’s mens clothes are comfortable, cooling, and ultra-soft. With sustainably crafted fabrics and everyday versatility, they’ll quickly turn into the go-to essentials he’ll add to the top of next year’s wish list.
Gifts Under $25
- Men's Work Boot Sock: He’ll stay cozy in thick socks perfect for that post-holiday ski trip.
- Men's Original Boxer: Introduce him to the most comfortable (and sustainable!) boxers on the planet.
Gifts Under $50
- Men's Crew Neck T-Shirt: Give him the gift of a luxuriously soft, ultra-cooling, and endlessly versatile classic tee.
- Men's 2-Pack Boxer: Because we’ve never known a guy who’s turned down a second pair of our comfortable, supportive, cooling boxers.
Gifts Under $100
- Men's Weekend Sweat Short + Men's Long Sleeve Tee: For the guy who loves a holiday morning 5K, this shorts and tee combo is a gift that will go the distance.
Gifts Under $200
Gifts for Her
Sophisticated, simple, and oh, so soft, Boody is the perfect gift for the sustainably-minded woman on your list. There are endless affordable luxuries to surprise even the choosiest recipients, all the way from your grandmother to your newborn niece.
Gifts Under $25
- Shaper Bra: This is the bra that will change her underwear drawer; once you give her one, she’ll never go back
- LYOLYTE Triangle Bralette: Seamless, wireless, and modern, this is the bra she’ll wear both everyday and under that slim new NYE blouse.
- Classic Bikini: Underwear in your stocking as a kid? Boring. Boody underwear in your stocking as an adult? The classic, comfy gift you can’t wait to open.
- Crew Boot Sock: She’ll slip into these and never look back. They’re perfect for hitting the slopes, then settling into après ski with a cozy chic look.
- Ribbed Seamless Bra: The trendsetter on your list will be thrilled to get this timeless crop top, perfect for wearing with a pair of high-waisted joggers.
Gifts Under $50
- LYOLYTE Racerback Bra + LYOLYTE Hi-Cut Bikini: Your friend that’s always on the cutting-edge will love this innovative new underwear set with ultra-light, incredible fine fabric and a cool-to-the-touch feel.
- Long Sleeve Top: She’ll wear this versatile, silky soft, and figure hugging silhouette all winter long with jeans, under vests, and as her favorite layering piece.
- Padded Shaper Bra + Midi Brief: This winning underwear combination is one she’ll never want to take off. Ultra-soft and wireless, these are year-after-year best sellers.
- Racerback Sports Bra: For the yogi, runner, or athlete on your list, this is the perfect everyday bra to tackle workout sessions and weekend errands.
Gifts Under $100
- Downtime Lounge Pants: She likes to be both stylish and sustainable, so get her these eco-friendly pants that go effortlessly from lounging on the couch to brunching at a cafe.
- Goodnight Sleep Cami + Goodnight Sleep Shorts: The holidays and pajamas go together like peanut butter and jelly, but, this year, upgrade to soft, silky sleepytime bamboo pajamas.
- Women's Weekend Sweatshort + Women's Racerback Tank: Relaxed and easy-to-wear, this is the comfiest weekend wear combo she’s ever unwrapped.
Gifts Under $200
Gifts for the World Traveler
- Scoop Top + Cozy Knit Wrap + Full Leggings: Navigating a road trip or a jet bridge requires stretchy wear that looks sophisticated, but is cozy and comfortable for a long trek. This sleek silhouette with a multi-purpose wrap is the outfit she’ll wear again and again.
Gifts for the Homebody
- Goodnight Sleep Pants + Goodnight Raglan Sleep Top + Chunky Bed Socks: She loves nothing more than a snuggly night in with a book and a face mask. This softly crafted set, with its loose-casual fit, is just the nightly uniform she’ll pull on as soon as the sun goes down (or maybe even before…).
Gifts for the Active Athlete
- Racerback Active Tank + Active ¾ Leggings + Sports Ankle Sock: She takes her workouts seriously, so get her streamlined, soft, breathable active pieces that mix form, function, and sustainability.
Gifts for the Little One
- Long Sleeve Baby Onesie + Stretch Jersey Blanket: Comfy babies are happy babies! Gift the littlest ones on your list sustainable, soft goodies that will keep them cozy all season long.
Of Course, Don’t Forget to Treat Yourself!
Once you’ve covered all your favorite people, don’t forget the number one person on your list: yourself! Treat yourself to an Active Long Sleeve Hooded T-Shirt you’ll wear day in and day out or perhaps an Infinity Scarf to keep you warm all winter long.
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What is Organic Cotton?
By: Heather Bien We’re all trying to be better stewards of Mother Earth. From recycling to upcycling and eating conscientiously to dressing mindfully, our choices affect the planet. So choosing organic cotton clothing seems like an easy decision, right? Not so fast! As with all sustainable choices, it’s important to take a moment to learn a bit more about why organic cotton might win over conventional cotton—and what makes these two materials different in the first place. Read on if you’re interested in learning about organic cotton and whether it’s the best choice for you and the environment. Conventional cotton Before we get into debating modern cotton farming techniques, let’s get familiar with the plant we’re talking about: cotton. It’s soft, durable, and probably on your body right now. But what else do you really know about cotton? Here are the basics: Cotton comes from the cotton plant – The cotton plant is a warm-season woody perennial shrub from the genus Gossypium and the family Malvaceae. Cotton fabric is made from the plant’s fibrous seed-hair (which is also called a cotton boll). Cotton is one of the top agricultural crops – Traditional cotton is the most widespread and profitable non-food crop in the world. Although the plant is capable of growing in any warm-weather climate, India and China are now the top producers of cotton globally. Cotton is thirsty – A normal cotton plant requires 10 gallons of water to reach peak potential. That doesn’t sound so bad, but multiplying it outward, that means it takes about 5,000 gallons of water to produce just 2.2 pounds of cotton fabric. Pests think it’s delicious – Not only is cotton thirsty, but it’s prone to pest infestations from bollworms, weevils, aphids, stink bugs, thrips, and spider mites. In order to combat these common pests, conventional cotton is routinely sprayed with a veritable salad-dressing of pesticides, many of which can remain in the soil and water supply for years afterward. Cotton harvesting requires defoliation – In order to quickly and efficiently harvest cotton, many commercial growers use chemical defoliants to strip the leaves from the cotton plant prior to harvesting the bolls. Like pesticides, these chemicals remain in the environment and on the cotton itself. Is organic cotton better? All of those cotton factoids point pretty compellingly to buying and wearing organic cotton fabric. But first, it’s important to understand what sets this organic alternative apart. Why exactly is “organic” cotton anyway? You might associate the word organic with your healthy fruits and veggies, but it’s not always clear what this term means when it comes to cotton. For many years, there was not a standard definition, but today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) require that any cotton product labeled “organic” meet the following criteria: Made with fibers from USDA-certified organic crops Third-party certified (ie., through the Global Organic Textile Standard) under the National Organic Program standards Has a specific percentage of organic material (depending on the crop) But this definition is a little circular, so we need also to define USDA-certified organic crops. According to the USDA, organic crop standards are defined as follows: Land must have had no prohibited substances applied to it for at least three years before the harvest of an organic crop. Soil fertility and crop nutrients will be managed through tillage and cultivation practices, crop rotations, and cover crops. These can be supplemented with animal and crop waste materials and allowed synthetic materials. Crop pests, weeds, and diseases will be controlled primarily through management practices, including physical, mechanical, and biological controls. When these practices are not sufficient, a biological, botanical, or synthetic substance approved for use on the National List may be used. Operations must use organic seeds and other planting stock when available. The use of genetic engineering, ionizing radiation, and sewage sludge is prohibited. What is organic cotton? In short, it’s cotton that is farmed according to these practices and certified organic by the USDA. Why should you choose organic cotton? With fewer pesticides, fewer synthetic chemicals, and more thoughtful cultivation practices, organic cotton can certainly offer a more environmentally friendly choice when compared to regular cotton. Is organic cotton sustainable? Here are a few other reasons why organic cotton can be a better alternative for you and the earth: It’s better for our water resources – According to an analysis by the Textile Exchange, producing an organic cotton T-shirt requires 1,982 fewer gallons of water compared to a regular cotton T-shirt. Because organic cotton uses less chemicals, its production also releases fewer toxins into our aquatic ecosystems. It’s good for the soil (and our carbon footprint) – According to the Soil Association, the more natural cultivation practices and fewer pesticides used by organic cotton farmers can support healthier soil. That soil, in turn, can absorb more carbon from our atmosphere and help keep the planet healthy. It encourages biodiversity – Multiple studies have shown that organic farming practices can encourage more diversity among the animal species of our planet. Sustainability is sometimes in the eye of the beholder. But when it comes to plant-derived textiles, the ones which help us create a healthier world are always a better alternative. Explore the benefits of bamboo with Boody Whether you choose to purchase conventional or organic cotton clothing, the fact that you are shopping mindfully for yourself is a win for the environment. At Boody, we believe in bringing you quality, comfy, sustainable clothing basics that keep you feeling good about yourself and your personal impact on Mother Earth. From our sleepwear to our loungewear, women’s bamboo shirts to our underwear, sustainable and ethical are our touchstones. Our clothing is made of bamboo viscose, requiring less water than cotton while putting precious oxygen back into the environment. That just feels good, doesn’t it? Explore the bamboo benefits today, with Boody. Sources: Britannica. Cotton. https://www.britannica.com/topic/cotton-fibre-and-plant Cotton. The Story of Cotton - Where Cotton Grows. https://www.cotton.org/pubs/cottoncounts/story/where.cfm World Wildlife Federation. Cotton. https://www.worldwildlife.org/industries/cotton Textile Exchange. Quick Guide to Organic Cotton. https://textileexchange.org/quick-guide-to-organic-cotton Soil Association. What is organic cotton? https://www.soilassociation.org/take-action/organic-living/fashion-textiles/organic-cotton/ USDA. Conservation and Biological Diversity in Organic Production. https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2016/02/29/conservation-and-biological-diversity-organic-production About the Author: Heather Bien is a copywriter and writer based in Washington, DC. She works with retail, ecommerce, and creative brands on their website copy and digital presence, and her freelance writing has appeared on MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, The Everygirl, and more. When she's not with laptop and coffee in hand, you'll find her planning her next weekend getaway, working on her budding green thumb, or scouting for her next great vintage find.