5 House Slippers that Keep on Giving
You know that kids’ holiday song that goes, “all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth”? Well, you’re all grown up now (and hopefully your teeth have all grown in) and now you’re ready for a real gift this holiday season. Enter the house slipper. If you only think of slippers as cutesy things with fluffy cartoon characters at the toe—or flimsy footwear that is strictly for the house—it’s time to think again. The best house slippers combine cool comfort with winter-worthy warmth while displaying chic style and durable construction that can transition from the bedroom to brunch up the street with your buddies with ease. The following five house slippers are exceptional and will make functional, fashionable gifts for even the hardest guys on your list—including yourself.
We’ve written about the UGG Ascot before for a reason. Made with full-grain leather, an UGGpure™ wool lining and insole and a durable rubber outsole, the Australian-made UGG Ascot is a sturdy yet sumptuous house slipper that feels good at home and even better on that morning jaunt to your favorite coffee shop. Shop for your pair here.
Perhaps Wired Magazine put it best by calling mahabis products “slippers for people who don’t do slippers”. That’s because mahabis have reinvented an old shoe (pun unintended) into an award-winning, unisex slipper that focuses on simplicity, functionality and beauty. Inspired by Scandinavian sensibilities, mahabis slippers are design in London and made in Portugal with soft, sculpted lambswool lining and a detachable, Italian sole. Yes, you read correctly, mahabis classic includes 7 selections of optional, on-and-off outsoles to choose from for indoor-outdoor wear. See all their inventions here.
As they say in Maine, where L.L.Bean is based, “wicked good” is as good as it gets. And once you step into these L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins, you’ll know just what they mean. Imported from Australia and expertly crafted with premium sheepskin, the soft shearling on these moccasins insulate and wick away moisture so your feet stay nice and cozy on those cold mornings and chilly nights. A contoured memory foam footbed offers arch support, plus you’ll get major traction out of the rugged rubber soles of these Indigenously styled slippers.
Give the gift that keeps on slipping—with the on-and-off ease of Sorel Falcon Ridge slip-ons. These backless beauties are both supple and sturdy with their suede upper and natural rubber sole. Styled in 5 different colors and lined with a warm wool-acrylic blend, these Sorel slippers feature a removable molded EVA footbed that ensures maximum comfort and encourages the occasion neighborhood stroll out into the cold.
If you need a little more warmth, and like to keep your style options open, the Minnetonka Sheepskin Ankle Boot takes your average house slipper to the next level. Handmade from genuine sheepskin, these indoor-outdoor ankle boots are made for walking—and toasty versatility—as the collar can be rolled up or down for a custom fit depending on how cold your feet feel. Softly lined with a padded insole, you can snag your perfectly plush holiday gift here.