9 Stylish Winter Coats That Make Amazing Presents

As the mercury plummets, and as the holidays fast approach, you have the opportunity to give the gift that matters most: Warmth. But there's no need for warmth to be boring, coats that are all gray and drab and stuffed with down. No, go big—with vivacious selects she'll delight in unwrapping.

Women's belted trench coat in bright red photo

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Joie Hersilia Belted Trench Coat

This stunner from Joie comes in the perfect shade of red: not too bright, not too dull, just suggestive enough. The flared cuffs, full skirt, and sash belt, too, lend it a lot of debonair swagger that works on anyone. ($598; bloomingdales.com)

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Women's red and black plaid jacket with solid black sleeves and a belt photo

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Mackage Plaid Down Hooded Jacket

Longer than your average puffer and stuffed with down, this red-plaid-and-black puffer from Mackage is a true-love marriage of style and practicality. It's the type of coat that flips outdated gender norms: Don't be surprised if you find yourself asking to wear it on a frigid night. ($790; nordstrom.com)

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Teal faux fur jacket styled with a matching velvet dress photo

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Michael Michael Kors Faux Fur Jacket

Whether you're picking it up in bright marigold, luscious maroon, or luxe teal (pictured), any woman in your life is sure to swoon over this fun and flirty faux fur coat from Michael Michael Kors. To really score some points, get the matching dress, too. ($395; michaelkors.com)

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Navy blue, blue, and teal buffalo-check coat with fringe detailing at the bottom photo

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Sandro Joie Fringed Buffalo Plaid Coat

The only thing classic about this coat is its shape. Everything else—the fringe, the patterns, the wide lapels—is as novel as things get. If there's a woman in your life who loves being the first to every trend, this is the coat for her. ($675; bloomingdales.com)

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Women's pale blue belted wrap coat photo

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T Tahari Marla Belted Wrap Coat

A chic belted wrap coat is never a bad idea. And this elegant ice-blue piece of art, from T Tharai, is as chic as belted wrap coats get. ($300; macys.com)

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Women's rust-colored blanket coat photo

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Vince Oversized Wool Blanket Coat

Who in the world wouldn't want to feel like they're waltzing through winter's worst while wrapped in a cozy, warm blanket? This one, from Vince, comes in a pairs-with-everything neutral, too, so it'll slide seamlessly into any wardrobe. (For you, that means you can't possibly screw up the gift.) ($695; bergdorfgoodman.com)

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Women's leopard-print puffer coat styled with a red turtleneck sweater and deep tan pants photo

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Whistles Leopard-Printed Puffer Coat

Sure, leopard print can be a gamble. But if it's applied to a totally utilitarian garment—like this cozy puffer from Whistles—instead of forced and flashy, you get chic and cool. ($339; bloomingdales.com)

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Houndstooth belted coat photo

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Simon Miller Palmoba Houndstooth Tweed Coat

Pleasantly monochromatic, with an architectural silhouette, this Simon Miller houndstooth number would work just as well in the MOMA as it would in your one-and-only's closet. ($690; net-a-porter.com)

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Women's bright purple faux-fur track jacket photo

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Tibi Luxe Faux-Fur Zip-Front Track Jacket

That's right: Track jackets can be an absolute blast. The vintage cuffs and faux fur—not to mention the vivacious purple hue—of this Tibi coat prove that. It's not for everyone, no. But if the person you're shopping for likes things to be a bit out-of-the-box, this is the perfect piece of clothing for that. ($395; bergdorfgoodman.com)

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