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Freeport, ME, December 10, 2022

Quality and Style that Last a Lifetime: Our Guide to Gifting an L.L.Bean Heirloom

Giving and receiving thoughtful gifts is part of what makes the holiday season so memorable. In fact, the right present can extend its value for years to come, whether it’s a cozy sweater they’ll share among loved ones, or timeless, durable boots that will last a lifetime. We’ve selected some of our all-time favorite L.L.Bean keepsakes that customers and employees have fallen in love with again and again.

L.L.Bean Boots, Available in Men's, Women's and Kids'

Gift this iconic, long-lasting footwear that can go anywhere, from the mountainside to the mudroom. Opt for the original men’s, women’s or kids’ L.L.Bean Boot, or explore new variations, like the Shearling-Lined Insulated Bean Boot for cold temperatures or the Rubber Moc for an easy slide-on option.

Scotch Plaid Flannel, Available in a Variety of Men’s and Women’s Styles; Extended Sizing Options

For more than 80 years, our meticulously woven Scotch Plaid Flannel has been tested for softness by a master weaver, making it an instantly comfortable gift that will only get softer with wear. Men can enjoy a variety of fits, from traditional to fitted, and women can find styles for any occasion, like the weekend-warrior-favorite flannel hoodie to the every-occasion tunic.

Chamois Shirt, Available in a Variety of Men’s and Women’s Styles; Extended Sizing Options

Made from Portuguese cotton, our iconic Chamois can be anything — shirt, jacket or essential layer — for anyone on your gift list. And, with double-stitched seams for extra durability, you can be confident that this gift will last from generation to generation. Consider the new women’s Heritage Chamois Shirt as a fresh new gift for the season, or pick from stripes, plaids or solids for the men in your life.

Ragg Wool Sweater, Available in a Variety of Men’s and Women’s Styles; Extended Sizing Options

This sweater stands out from the rest, crafted stich-by-stich from 100% lambswool for superior warmth that generations of customers have come to love. Explore any of the men’s styles, which are for every occasion and season, from a classic crewneck to a flannel-lined zip-up. Women also have a variety of fresh choices, including a midweight knit featuring eye-catching intarsia sure to be featured prominently in holiday cards to come.

Norwegian Sweater, Available in Men’s and Women’s

This stylish sweater doesn’t just warm well, it wears well for decades. Customers particularly enjoy the classic crewneck woven with a bird’s-eye knit, with premium wool inspired by the traditional sweaters of Norway. As a staple of fisherman battling the elements or preppies battling brunch, this sweater is a gift beloved by all.

Mountain Classic Anorak, Available in Men’s and Women’s; Extended Sizing Options

The signature design of the Mountain Classic Anorak makes it a perennial favorite for customers of all ages and eras. The wind-and-water resistant outerwear is built to last, and stylish men’s and women’s styles allow you to choose the perfect colorway and features, from zip-ups to pullovers.

Trail Model Down Vest, Available for Adults

If you know or love a hiker, consider the vest that has been blazing trails alongside nature lovers for decades. The unisex fit of our special anniversary trail model vest is ready for the next generation of adventurers.

Baxter State Parka, Available in Men’s and Women’s; Extended Sizing Options

Originally debuting in 1982, this fan-favorite parka performs time and time again thanks to its sturdy construction. The wool plaid lining is the same worn by Maine Guides, a testament to its ruggedness. The styles for men and women include several different colorways that look as stylish in 2022 as they did 40 years ago, and wear just as well according to our customers.

Book Packs, Available in Various Sizes

Over the years, our customers have shared the many ways this well-constructed bag has become a student’s best friend, featured in back-to-school pics for generations. Rigorously tested by kids themselves, this ever-evolving pack has kept the same design and features that customers love while evolving for a new age. This heirloom will graduate alongside your kids and theirs.

Boat and Tote, Available in Various Sizes

The heavyweight canvas and double stitched seams on our iconic Boat and Tote ensure this bag is in it for the long haul. Take your pick from a range of different colors and personalization options for a unique present to suit everyone on your gift list.

Kids' Outerwear

We take playtime seriously, and our kids’ outerwear is ready for business. Our best-selling Color-Blocked Down Jacket features DownTek insulation and high-pile fleece lining for long-lasting warmth. Or, try the kids’ and infants’ fleece jackets, which come with hand-me-down trail tags to chart all the siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews who will wear it on adventures.