Need last-minute gifts? You can't go wrong with the No. 1 best-selling items at Old Navy, Athleta and more

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We asked top brands for their top-selling products, so you can win the holidays. (Photo: Gap)
We asked top brands for their top-selling products, so you can win the holidays. (Photo: Gap)

On any holiday gift list, there are always one or two people who are impossible to shop for. Yes, it’s the thought that counts, but it’s extra joyful to watch someone’s face light up when they unwrap a present they genuinely love. Gift-giving is a tricky yet rewarding art.

When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with the best-selling items at major, much-loved retailers like Old Navy, Gap, Altheta or Banana Republic. And guess what? Today’s your lucky day, because the official designers for all these brands have revealed to Yahoo Life their No. 1 best-sellers — and why these items are customer favorites.

Order these gifts no later than Dec. 20 to get your packages in time for Christmas Eve — plus you’ll get free shipping on orders of $50 and above! You can procrastinate, but it’ll cost ya: orders placed by noon PT on Dec. 22 will arrive by Dec. 24 for a $22 expedited shipping fee.

Old Navy: Jingle Jammies

Old Navy's Jingle Jammies are the embodiment of holiday cheer. (Photo: Old Navy)
Old Navy's Jingle Jammies are the embodiment of holiday cheer. (Photo: Old Navy)

Old Navy’s best-seller for the holidays isn’t just one product; it’s the brand’s entire line of cute and cozy Jingle Jammies!

Think vibrant plaid flannels, pajama pants adorned with playful patterns and graphic tees bearing holiday slogans like “Team Santa” and “Sleigh All Day.” More importantly, picture PJs that are so comfy, they’ll instantly become the official uniform of hunkering down at home.

Karli Kane, Old Navy’s VP of Men’s Design, told Yahoo Life that such cheerful sleepwear is a natural reflection of the brand’s inherent optimism.

“During this time when people want to celebrate the season with their families, our sleepwear provides that comfortable but covetable fashion,” Kane told Yahoo Life. “There’s also something so fun about matching your whole family in a head-to-toe look!”

Jingle Jammies come in women’s, men’s and kids’ sizes in plenty of colors and patterns, so there are enough gifts here to overjoy an entire family. Best part? They’re all on sale and you get an additional 20 percent off at checkout.

Shop it: Old Navy Jingle Jammies, starting at $6.50 (was $17), oldnavy.com

Gap: Hoodies

Gap hoodies are iconic customer favorites — and they're on sale! (Photo: Gap)
Gap hoodies are iconic customer favorites — and they're on sale! (Photo: Gap)

Once again, the best-seller for Gap Brands’ flagship brand is not a single item but an entire, undisputed category: men’s hoodies. Finally, the perfect gift for the dad, husband, brother, son or [insert male relative here] who’s a pain to shop for.

Simply put, Gap hoodies are iconic — and this is especially true of the men’s fleece hoodies, says Luke Linder, Gap’s Head of Men’s Design. “Fleece has made a huge comeback in the last few years — especially now when we all are craving comfort,” Linder told Yahoo Life. “The Gap hoodie feels authentic and true to our heritage.”

It feels great in a ton of ways, we’d say. Men’s Gap hoodies are versatile, cozy and come in a slew of colors to brighten up a dreary day. Choose from pullover or zip-up designs in plain solids or with the Gap logo — also iconic — splashed across the front.

Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong. They’re all on sale — and you save an extra 20 percent by entering discount code SMILE at checkout.

Shop it: Gap Hoodies, starting at $44 (was $55), gap.com

Athleta: Salutation Jogger

Athleta's Salutation Jogger is a customer favorite for fit, comfort and style. (Photo: Athleta)
Athleta's Salutation Jogger is a customer favorite for fit, comfort and style. (Photo: Athleta)

The perfect jogger doesn’t exist...wait, yes it does. We are struggling to find a flaw in Athleta’s customer favorite, the Salutation Jogger, but all we see is a perfect pair of pants. First of all, these joggers are made of buttery soft, breathable Powertiva fabric that wicks away sweat and has built-in UPF (that’s like SPF sun protection for clothing).

The fabric “provides four-way stretch and a super soft feel that makes it perfect for yoga and other activities,” notes Caitlin Butcher, Design Director for Athleta. “The silhouette is also really flattering, forgiving and appropriate to wear all day long.”

The Salutation Jogger has just the right cut too: a curved seam and tapered ankle that skims your body without clinging. Plus, the high-rise waistband keeps you comfortably supported up top. There are even pockets. Who would not want to wake up to a gift like this?

The versatile Salutation Jogger comes in seven cool colors, from Berry to Black.

Shop it: Athleta Salutation Jogger, $89, athleta.com

Banana Republic: Recycled Wool Sweater

This recycled wool sweater makes a foolproof holiday gift. (Photo: Banana Republic)
This recycled wool sweater makes a foolproof holiday gift. (Photo: Banana Republic)

The guys take the cake again for best-selling item at Banana Republic, and can you blame shoppers? The brand’s Recycled Wool Sweater is absolutely irresistible. It’s comfy, has a flattering cut and is almost too handsome for its own good.

Plus, it’s made in Italy from pre-consumer recycled wool “to give it luxurious texture and rich color,” John Kim, Sr. Designer of Banana Republic, tells Yahoo Life. Who says you can’t have sustainability and style?

Kim is confident this anomaly of a sweater — so cozy, comely and eco-conscious — translates into the ideal holiday gift for your favorite guy. And not just because his team designed it this way, but because customers are simply smitten.

“Our shopper loves this knit because it’s practical and made with quality Italian yarn at a great price point,” Kim adds. “This beautiful luxe wide rib texture adds a modern touch, proving you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.”

More good news: all of Banana Republic’s Recycled Wool Sweaters are on sale right now — up to 50 percent off, in fact!

Shop it: Banana Republic Recycled Wool Sweater, $49 (was $98.50), bananarepublic.com

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