The Vans Seasonal Gift Guide

Holiday season is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing – presents. But if the thought of buying gifts for others fills you with dread, fear not. We’re on hand to help with our handy holiday gift guide to help you get the people in your life stellar gifts that they will love.

But first things first, how do you know what they need? There are some key questions that can help you work out what the people in your life might want.

  1. Do they have any hobbies? Hobbies are often more than a hobby, they’re a way of life. Anything that might help with hobbies usually goes down well. Think along the lines of surfing, BMX or even leggings for the gym.
  2. Be practical, not flashy. It can be tempting to get overly flashy gifts. But instead, consider something that they will use for the entire year. Durable hiking boots, a new backpack for work or school, or even something simple like a pencil case is often a great idea.
  3. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Buying a gift like socks was once looked down on, but now, we know the true value of these gifts. It doesn’t have to be heaven and earth, just a gesture to show that you value this person in your life.

Maybe they’re not forthcoming with their gifting needs. Don’t worry, we’ve been around since 66, I’m sure there’s something that they’ll love. Why not start with the gift of an iconic Vans shoe or bag?

Gifts that never go out of style

Vans Old Skool

Ranger Waist Pack

Our most iconic shoe ever. Vans Old Skool are a classic gift that will never go out of style. With our signature waffle grip and reinforced toecaps to help them last longer, they’re the gift that keeps on giving. Shop Old Skool now.

Our Ranger Waist Pack is our take on the crossbody bag trend, covered in our iconic checkerboard print. A surefire hit this holiday season. Shop the Most Gift for Women collection.

Flying V Crew Tee

Kids Old Skool Shoes

Our Flying V Crew Tee is a wardrobe staple that always goes down well. Made from 100% cotton jersey, it’s sure to quickly become one of their favourite tees. Shop the full range of tees.

Sensible school shoes is a phrase no kid ever wants to hear. Luckily, our Kids Old Skool Shoes are durable and fashionable. Lucky kid. Shop the collection of kids’ shoes.

Looking for a different Vans classic? Shop the Core Classics collection.

Gifts that are sure to impress the trendsetter in your life

Shopping for that fashionable person in your life can be stressful, but we’re on hand to take some of that stress away. We know that a gift guide for fashion lovers can’t satisfy everyone’s aesthetic or tastes, but these are safe bets to purchase as we head into the holiday season.

Gifts ready for the runway:

Sk8-Low Shoes in All Black

Sk8-Hi MTE-2

Nothing says ‘fashion’ like wearing all black. Our Sk8-Low Shoes in triple black take inspiration from the classic Vans silhouette and elevate it. Trendy. Shop the Total Black collection.

Just because something is designed for the elements doesn’t mean it can’t be fashionable too. Our Sk8-Hi MTE-2 fits the chunky trainer trend and handles the elements like a pro. Win-win. Shop Vans Classics.

All Around Bucket Bag

Onyx Flame Crew Socks

The checkerboard print we all know and love, now in a furry new design. Our All Around Bucket Bag is a real statement, perfect for a fashionista. Shop New Arrivals.

Our Onyx Flame Crew Socks are so comfy that giving socks as a present might not be such a bad idea this holiday season. Shop the full range of women’s socks and men’s socks.

Need something fresher? Shop the trending now section to see what’s hot, or check out our news section for some inspo.

Gifts for Trendsetting Toddlers and Stylish Teens 

This holiday season, why not get teens and toddlers something they're really going to enjoy? But how do you know what teenagers are going to love? Luckily, we're here to help. Remember that they’re never too young to be cool, which is why we have an entire Mini Me range. 

Gifts that transcend the ages:

Kids Old Skool Shoes

Kids Undertone Bucket Hat

These adorable Kids Old Skools come with velcro straps, ideal for toddlers aged 4-8 who are learning to put shoes on by themselves. Shop the Kids Classics range.

Those 90s bucket hats are back in full force and a staple for any teenage wardrobe. This muted tie-dye bucket hat is sure to be a winner. Shop the full range of kids' accessories.

Kids Vans Classic T-Shirt

Vans x Anderson .Paak Old Skool 36 DX Shoes

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. A Kids Vans Classic T-Shirt is a simple but effective gift that always lands well, no matter the kids’ individual style. Shop the full range of Kids Off The Wall Essentials.

If you’re buying for teenagers, being cool is of the utmost importance (duh). Luckily, our collab with Anderson .Paak is drippy, we think. Shop the Kids Shoes range.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Shop the new arrivals for kids section.

Gifts for those that love style meets comfort 

It’s easy to lean into comfort during the holiday season. The rain and dark nights mean it's a little too easy to get caught up on the best Netflix shows. If this is you, or someone else in your life, just keep leaning into the comfort. But let us suggest some of the best treats to make those cosy nights in even cosier.

Give the gift of comfort:

Bladez Check Leggings

La Costa Sliders

Leggings aren’t just for the gym. Our Bladez Check Leggings are perfect for nights in on the sofa and feature our iconic check print along the waistband. Shop the full range of leggings.

Taking inspiration from our vulcanized roots, our La Costa Sliders are made from super soft rubber injected with UltraCush™ for the comfiest slider ever. Shop the full range of men's sliders.

Comfycush Slip-On Shoes

Comfycush Wash Sweatpants

The Comfycush Slip-On Shoes make our iconic checkerboard Vans the comfiest they’ve ever been - all thanks to our innovative Comfycush technology. Shop the full range of canvas shoes.

Made with super soft sueded fleece that feels like a dream, our Comfycush Wash Sweatpants are like wearing a cloud. You’ll never want to take them off. Shop the full range of men's trousers.

Gifts for the outdoor-loving, adrenaline-rushing, never-sleep sports fans

When buying for sports fans, remember that sport is a whole way of life to them. These days, the best gift for sports fans isn't just a bike pump or a pair of trainers. Instead, the gift should be both useful and sentimental. But great gift ideas don't always need to be practical. It's never too late to treat them to something they've always wanted to do but never taken the plunge. Snowboarding boots, anyone?

Give them the gift of an adrenaline rush:

Aura OG Snowboard Boots

Extra Tough Skate Half Cab Shoes

Doesn’t matter if they stick to the tracks or they’re totally off-piste, the Aura OG Snowboard Boots are designed to excel in any terrain. Shop the entire Snow collection.

Designed to be our toughest, stickiest, and boardfeel-iest skate shoes ever, the Extra Tough Skate Half Cab skate shoes are a solid investment for the skater in your life. Shop the entire Skate range.

Vans x Curren x Knost Range

Vans x Our Legends Mongoose Long Sleeved T-Shirt

Our genderless Vans x Curren x Knost range delivers a classic Vans silhouette redesigned for surfers. A modern classic. Shop the entire Surf range.

Featuring iconic 70s BMX stickers and graphics, the Vans x Our Legends Mongoose Long Sleeved T-Shirt will be loved by any BMX enthusiast. Shop the entire BMX range.

Not what you had in mind? Shop the entire classic sport range here.

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THE VANS GIFT FINDER

NO IDEAS THIS YEAR?

Leave stress behind this holiday season with the Vans Gift Finder. It’s easy: take our gift ideas quiz, and we’ll give you personalised and exclusive present ideas.

*Order before X to get everything in time for the 25th of December!

NO IDEAS THIS YEAR?

Leave stress behind this holiday season with the Vans Gift Finder. It’s easy: take our gift ideas quiz, and we’ll give you personalised and exclusive present ideas.

*Order before X to get everything in time for the 25th of December!