Gifting Guide for Flannel Shirts

How to choose a flannel shirt for a gift

If you’re looking for flannel lover gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place. The Vermont Flannel Company offers some of the best flannel gift ideas and makes it easy to find presents your friends, family, and team will love. 

Flannel shirts are a timeless, versatile staple in many wardrobes. From rugged and outdoorsy to casual and cozy, we offer a wide variety of styles, fits, colors, weights, and patterns. Giving flannel blankets reduces the guesswork and fits everyone. However, taking time to consider personal styles is a fun, unique way to show you care. Here are our best tips for choosing flannel shirts as gifts.

Find the perfect flannel size.

Which size flannel shirt you order depends on the gift recipient's measurements, body shape and style preferences. Some people prefer a slimmer, more polished look, whereas others like an oversize button-down or want more room to layer. If you know their measurements or their general shirt size, look for the Size Chart button on each product detail page, and use that as a guide when ordering. When in doubt, go one size up to ensure comfort — that’s what flannel is all about!

Choose the ideal shirt style.

Though we offer a variety of cuts and designs, our most popular styles are classic and fitted. The Vermont Flannel Co.™ Unisex Fitted Flannel Shirt has a tailored, slim fit, which usually works best for straight body types of any gender. The Men’s Classic Button-Down Shirt is a bit longer and more boxy for taller people or those that want a bit more coverage. The Women’s Classic Shirt has a slight curve to enhance the waist and hits higher at the hip. Go beyond the traditional and check out our Hooded Flannel Pullover and Flannel Henley Shirt, too. Get more tips and compare flannel fits. 

Select a great color and pattern.

What are the best plaid patterns and flannel color combinations? With a vast selection of patterns by The Vermont Flannel Company, you really can’t go wrong. Consider what hues the gift recipient typically wears, what complements their eyes or hair color, or how they might style their flannel shirt. Would they wear it with a true blue jean, classic khakis or sleek black pants? Will they layer it with a graphic tee or under a sweater? 

Our stylish buffalo check and plaid shirt patterns are designed to flatter everyone. You also can opt for our neutral dark gray solid flannel. No matter what color or pattern you choose, our flannel is yarn-dyed for lasting color, wash after wash.

Consider their activities. 

Is your gift recipient the active type that loves the outdoors? Do they seek comfortable travel outfits? Or do they most enjoy lounging at home? Our flannel shirts are fantastic gifts for all!

With a few exceptions, most of our soft flannel shirts are made with 100% organic cotton and brushed beyond reason for the ultimate softness.This gives our flannels both warmth and breathability. For cooler temperatures or cold-weather climates, go for our thick warm flannels. For milder weather and year-round styles, check out our lightweight flannel. Both are made with our high-quality fabric and authentic American craftsmanship.

Make it easy to care for.

No one wants a high-maintenance shirt. Our easy-care flannel shirts look great and are made to last. We use 100% long-staple cotton that’s woven tightly for durability and to minimize shrinkage.

Flannel shirts by The Vermont Flannel Company are machine washable. They usually don’t need an iron either. One pro tip for flannel clothing care is to remove the item as soon as the wash cycle is done, so it doesn’t sit and set wrinkles deeper. Then, dry it on low heat or gently hang it dry. Removing flannel shirts from the dryer while still slightly damp is another good way to prevent excessive wrinkling. See our easy laundry instructions on each item for details.

Embrace the occasion.

How do you make a flannel shirt look cute? Have some fun with the colors and types of shirts you give. The Vermont Flannel Company is one of the best places to order matching pajamas, coordinating loungewear, and flannel shirts as getting ready outfits for bridal and wedding parties.

Not sure of sizing? Gift matching flannel shirts and let them wear their own leggings, joggers or lounge pants. Go oversized for bride and bridesmaid flannel shirts. Our Men’s Classic button-Down shirt is longer than our other styles, providing a bit more coverage. And for easy matching holiday pajamas, check out our green or red buffalo check patterns.

Let them choose with a gift card.

If you’re still not sure, let them pick out the flannel shirt style or other cold-weather clothing that works for them. Our online gift cards make thoughtful last-minute gifts and are so easy to send. Purchase an e-gift card and share the ultimate in comfort.