Staff Picks: Holiday Gift Guide

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Staff Picks: Holiday Gift Guide

At Topo Designs, we’re big fans of the holiday season. Not only does it mean time with family, friends and good food and drinks, it also means putting on our coziest clothes for a day of hanging out around the house or hitting the slopes. But the holiday season also means gift-giving, a feat that feels impossible until you find that just-right present.

If you still need to shop for the people on your list, don’t stress! We asked around Topo Designs HQ to see what our employees are gifting to their loved ones for the holidays (feel free to use their ideas as inspiration).


“I love the Wool Shirt to give as a gift… and to wear. It looks great on everyone and it’s super soft and warm. Exactly what you want during the winter.” 
-Daryl, Photographer


Chambray Shirt! All the men in my life love a well-made shirt and it’s an instant classic. Clean lines, custom fabric, perfect color to go with a variety of pant colors… It’s a special shirt, but perfect for everyday. And it’s based on a very special vintage shirt we have in our collection of reference products.”
-Erica, Product Design Manager


“Grab a set of Accessory Bags for the ultimate gift for your disorganized friend to organize all the gadgets and gizmos in the bottom of their bag. Bonus points for mixing different colors.”
-John, Graphic Designer


“I have actually already bought two of the Sherpa Jackets as gifts. One for my sister and the other for her sister-in-law, both of whom just about lost it when they saw mine. It's so unique and versatile, not to mention universally flattering. Plus, how can you say no to a piece that lends your outfit all the texture it could need, and keeps you cozy?”
-Sarah, Social Media Coordinator

“The silver Mountain Pack was my very first piece of Topo gear, and it remains my absolute favorite. I've used this bag for bike commuting and day hikes, but now it is my dedicated climbing bag. At the gym or at the crag, this bag can carry all my gear AND all my snacks, and let's be honest, I wouldn't survive a day of climbing without my snacks.”
-Gail, Accounting

“I love gifting our Pack Bags. People are sometimes hesitant to believe how much they can actually fit, and almost always pleasantly surprised at the result. They are that magic thing that helps me pack and organize whatever I need, no matter the length of the trip. Mom, if you’re reading this… Stop it! You’re ruining the surprise!”
-Kelsey, Content Coordinator