You see, it always hits me in some way and it hits me hard. It’s sort of like that first moment you realize it’s summer. A smell, a memory, a song, or a taste at the right time and at the right place. Suddenly, you’re in it. It’s funny how the holiday season does that to you. Maybe it’s a gingerbread latte or doing something kind for someone else. It could be music or holiday gift shopping. Whatever it is, it picks you up and doesn’t let you go again until at least January. At least!
For me, it hit me this year when holiday shopping. I got perhaps more excited than ever, because it’s going to be a Christmas with all of my family, including my uncle. All in all, there will be 21 of us. And we have such awesome traditions of playing Secret Santa, having orange smoothies, enjoying a big brunch midway through holiday gifting, and then more present unwrapping! This year I want to talk about a wonderful holiday tradition we have with Big Dog Sportswear.
Why do we love it? A few reasons. For one, when you buy Big Dog Sportswear, you are getting HIGH quality, reasonably priced activewear and accessories for everyone on your list – men, women, children of all ages, and of course – yourself. And whether you’re short, tall, big, or small, Big Dog is for everyone! Let me tell you why WE love it. Tradition. My dad has quite a few of their products and always wears them on vacation or during holiday break. I call it his “Big Dog Look.”
As for my uncle, I wanted to get him something similar. I usually get my dad clothing in maroon and my uncle clothing in blue, but I reversed it this year! Also, my uncle has Parkinson’s disease and can’t do clothing with buttons. He loves zippers and so I got him a Heather Micro Fleece Half Zip Up Sweatshirt in Maroon. Quality and comfort without the hassle.
You know what else? I always get myself something cozy. I’ve always loved this brand because of all of the fun and memorable moments I’ve had with it. So, with it being the holiday season, and this being tradition in our household, I had to get this perfect gift. And it’s nice that my family can connect with Big Dog. They’re nostalgic. They’re American. They’re known for their fun, clever, and patriotic graphic tees. And they’re US.
I always get myself a pair of plaid flannel pants. They make me happy. These are so cozy and colorful and perfect for lounging around the house both at night, and on those cold days during the holiday season. Just time with loved ones.
Getting a gift for myself is awesome, of course, but customizing personal gifts for my dad and my uncle? That’s priceless. Both love comfortable, versatile, and HIGH-quality clothing, but knowing I can choose from a variety of colors, fabrics, and zipper options is what makes it a no-brainer for me. It’s both unique and personable to get these gifts for my family, year after year. And you can customize your own unique gifts for loved ones with a few clicks of the mouse! So easy.
Also, it’s one-stop shopping. You can purchase items for EVERYONE on your list. Think about that. You can make a list and check it twice and be done with holiday shopping after only minutes perusing the Big Dog Sportswear website.
Also, hence the name, they even have pet gifts! There’s a really fun graphic tees and accessories page with aprons, warm wearable blankets, hats, mugs, dog toys, socks, license plate frames, coolers, leashes and collars, and so much more.
My dad wears Big Dog Sportswear, my uncle wears Big Dog Sportswear, and I do too! We want to singlehandedly bring this brand back, because it has such a wonderful variety and you can gift to ANYONE on your holiday list. And I know those lists. They get pretty extensive. Think about all the people in your life and how you can get each one something personal.