This post is sponsored by Everlane.

By GNI Team

Well, the apples have been picked, the sun sets before 5 p.m., and winter coat season is upon us. While that news isn’t always greeted with cheers — and we feel you! — we’ve found it helps to think about winter as a natural time to hit pause, pass on plans a little more often, and stay in for some restorative R&R. It’s also almost gifting season, which we’re trying to approach from a more thoughtful, sustainable perspective this year — which is why we’ve got our eye on Everlane.

Not only do Everlane styles always feel great to wear, but we love that they’ve mastered the art of the comfy classics that feel special and are leading the way for the fashion industry to change how it thinks about sustainability. In fact, they’ve committed to eliminating all virgin plastic from their supply chain by 2021, and are well on their way with the current ReNew collection of puffers and fleeces, made with 3 million recycled plastic bottles. Sometimes the best gift is peace of mind, you know?

As we head into the busy holiday season, the GNI team is also looking for ways to feel our best while staying comfy during all the stuff that starts piling up this time of year, from weekend trips to holiday parties. Read on for a peek at the wishlisted pieces we’re eyeing for ourselves and our loved ones heading into the holidays.

For getting home for the holidays
1. The ReNew Traveler Tote in Slate Blue
"This bag is the perfect size for a quick day-trip or weekend trip. My favorite part is that it's easy to roll up, so you can include it in your carry-on for potential extra storage as needed! It holds a TON of stuff, but isn't heavy or bulky." — Alisha
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For staying warm from the top down
2. The ReCashmere Carpenter Beanie in Lemon
"One of my best friends has a cashmere beanie from Everlane that I've admired for a while—it’s sooo soft. I think this is the year I finally buy one, and I like that this is a sustainable version made from 60% recycled cashmere." - Alisha
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For giving and inevitably keeping (whoops!)
3. The Foldover Pouch in Bright Red
"I'm obsessed with this bright red color. This leather pouch is under $100 so I could see this being a great gift for a friend or family member." - Alisha
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For making it through the winter alive
4. The Re:Down Sleeping Bag Puffer
“This puffer is the one I’ve been looking for all these years. I love how long it is because if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that you need your whole midsection covered to be truly warm—not just half of it. I plan to have this in the rotation for a long time to come!” - Tyler
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For taking holiday looks from day to night
5. The Oversized Double-Breasted Wool Blazer in Grey Houndstooth
The perfect transitional piece, this menswear-inspired blazer looks professional, but can also be dressed down with jeans for a weekend of holiday brunches. It’s also made from all recycled wool that’s as warm as it is eco-friendly.
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For your walking buddy
6. Tread The Trainer in Avenue
"I absolutely love my bright white Everlane trainers. They're so comfy and I really like the casual yet pulled together look of them. I feel even better wearing them knowing that the sole of the sneaker is almost entirely free of virgin plastic. Every little bit helps, and I appreciate Everlane's commitment to sustainability here." - Genevieve
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For your sister in coziness
7. The ReNew Channeled Liner in Sage
This padded jacket with channel stitching has very cool vintage vibes, but it’s made 100% recycled polyester. Buy it oversized to pull on over a chunky sweater, or layer it underneath your winter coat on the most frigid days.
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For the person on your list who always runs cold
8. The ReNew Oversized Fleece Sweatshirt in Oat
"I first saw the ReNew Fleece last year and fell in love with the Oat color, but I waited too long to buy it and it sold out! I waited a whole year and set a calendar alert to buy it the day it came out this season, and was not disappointed. It's the warmest pullover I own, and I'm also gifting it to my mom to brave the cold Boston winters. - Katrina
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For your chicest friend
9. The Day Tote Mini in Lemon
“Until recently, I owned a lot of similar crossbody bags that were either dedicated to my professional self or personal self. The Day Tote Mini is the first cross-functional bag that’s large enough for my daily needs at work and small enough to transition seamlessly into the weekend!” - Alisha
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For Pairing With every sweater
9. The ’90s Cheeky Straight Jean
Designed to make your butt look amazing, this retro cut has non-stretch denim like that vintage pair you’ve been eyeing, but with a thoughtful modern cut. The high rise looks great with a cropped sweater—and even better, they’re made in a factory that uses significantly less water than most.
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For a Stocking Stuffer People Actually Want
10. The ReNew Barely There Bra in Black
We refuse to bother with bras that don’t double as loungewear. With no snaps, hooks, or underwires, this comfy (but still plenty supportive!) one is made from renewed nylon, and we don’t feel like we have to fling it off before we curl up on the couch.
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For Last-Minute Shopping Runs
11. The ReNew Teddy Liner in Navy
How cute is this button-front jacket? It would look great layered over a floral dress and paired with boots, plus the recycled polyester weave actually brings a pretty substantial amount of warmth to the party. It’s the kind of jacket you’ll reach for again and again throughout the year.
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For All the Women in Your Family
12. The ReCashmere Stroopwafel Crew in Heathered Sand
We’re always looking for ways to upgrade our neutral shades, and texture is one of the best ways to do it. This waffle weave recycled cashmere crew would make a super special gift to your mom, your sister, or your BFF—but we totally get it if you keep it for yourself.
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For the commuter in your life
13. The ReNew Transit Backpack
Backpacks are back! If the last one you owned was a bulky number leftover from your school days, you’re in for a treat with this minimalist number that contains an almost magical number of pockets. It’s the perfect present for anyone in your life—regardless of whether or not homework is still a thing for them.
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For the Sister as Cozy as You Are
14. The ReNew Sweatshirt in Brass
This cotton-blend classic not only perfects the slightly cropped, laid-back fit you want in a sweatshirt, but it also comes in a few unique colors, like this warm brass, that feel elevated and especially worthy of trips out of the house (but who wants to leave the house?!).
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For Making It Through Marathon Holiday Events
15. The Wide Leg Jean
A little dressier than your mom jeans, this cropped style would look great with a chunky sweater for a holiday cookie swap, and the slight stretch makes them feel almost as comfy as your sweats, without losing their shape or getting baggy during the day.
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For the World Traveler on Your List
16. The ReNew Catchall Case in Black
Modeled on classic dopp kits, this structured bag would be the perfect gift for the frequent fliers in your life. It’s made from 100% recycled poly, so you can also feel extra great about stocking up on a few to hand out at the holidays, or to finally organize all the many tubes of skincare in your own bathroom.
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