Ladies may get the majority of the attention over the holidays when it comes to fashion, but men’s closets need a refresh during this season too.

There are five men’s closet essentials you’ll want to make sure the guys in your life embrace before you take any family pictures or head to any holiday parties.

And with this closet essentials cheat sheet, no-one has to brave the mall this month, because each piece can be found at It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 (4, 5)!

Top 5 Men’s Closet Essentials for the Holidays

1. The Basics

The key to your man’s holiday wardrobe starts with two basics: a great lightweight v-neck sweater perfect for layering paired with classic khakis.


No matter what the temperature is outside or inside, with these two pieces as a foundation, your man will be comfortable.

2. The Plaid Shirt

Plaid isn’t just for the forest anymore. In fact, with today’s lightweight plaids, they make the perfect layering piece for underneath his favorite sweater or hoodie.


He can even wear it on its own with a red tie to dress it up for an evening of looking at Christmas lights after the office holiday party.

3. That One Jacket

Baby, it’s cold outside, but when your man is wearing cool layers like the ones mentioned above, he won’t need a big heavy jacket.


Instead, help him pick out one of this season’s hottest jackets for men: the faux-leather bomber. It’s the look that never goes out of style.

4. Weather-Appropriate Activewear

Of course, everyone indulges in a few extra sweets and treats over the holidays, so it’s imperative to help your guy out with the right active apparel.

mens active

If he walks in his closet to find this activewear that’s both on trend and warm, he’ll be more likely to brave the cold weather for a post-party run.

5. Ugly Christmas Sweater

And what men’s holiday closet would be complete without something festive for the season? Why not help your favorite guy by getting him this softer, fuzzier take on the average ugly Christmas sweater.

mens costumes

There you have it – the men’s closet essentials for the holiday season. And if you want to pick up these essentials for less, then make sure to use code FRIEND to take an extra 30% during the Macy’s Friends & Family Sale.