I Take Holiday Gifts Seriously—These 25 Comfy Items Made the Cut

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Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one editor, staffer, or influencer shares their top 25 must-haves or current wish-list items.

It's hard to believe it, but December is just a few short weeks away, and I'm deep into brainstorming the gifts I want to give to my friends and family this holiday season. With cooler weather on the horizon, my mind is focused on staying comfy and cozy, which is why I'm turning to Athleta for so many gifts this year. The brand has some seriously good items available right now that would make perfect gifts, like cute pajama sets and the ultra-soft zip-up jacket I haven't taken off for days. Of course, I won't judge you if you buy any of these 25 picks for yourself instead.

Meet my new favorite leggings. The fit and buttery-soft fabric really sold me.

This is the soft jacket I'm wearing in the photo above. You really have to feel the sherpa fabric to understand.

This white long-sleeve top can take you from a coffee date to a sweaty workout in style.

The insanely soft, lightweight fabric of this tee is *chef's kiss.*

And it's best worn with the matching shorts.

I promise there's no one who doesn't get excited about receiving a new beanie. How cute is the pom-pom on this one?

This classic puffer jacket looks just as stylish over leggings and a sports bra as it does with high-rise jeans.

Behold another great pajama top, this time in a cozy waffle-knit fabric.

Wear the matching joggers on those chilly winter nights.

I love a bright, festive print like the one on this seamless top.

But here's a more neutral one if that's your thing.

This lightweight zip-up jacket is sure to keep you warm come winter.

You really can never have too many pairs of black leggings, and these are perfect for cold-weather workouts.

Anyone that loves sweaty workouts will appreciate these leggings.

This sports bra is super supportive, making it the perfect gift for anyone who loves running or dance classes.

Personally, I'll be buying this white one for myself.

My friends that live in cold-weather climates will go crazy for this faux fur–lined hooded puffer.

A gift I envision wearing après ski.

It's a tie between the camo print and the secret side pocket for me.

This sweatshirt would match perfectly with my new leggings (pictured above).

It's a bra! It's a top! It's both!

Picture curling up by the fire in these sweatpants. Dreamy, right?

Athleta has so many tops with thumb-hole details, and this one's at the top of my wish list. 

These leggings are a festive pick for the holidays, but you better believe I'd wear them all year long.

One more sports bra to add to the wish list.