Christmas is just days away, and while you’ve probably already finished most of your holiday shopping by now, there might be one or two people on your list that you’ve been unable to find the perfect gift for. Lucky for you, genuine sheepskin is one of those things that pretty much everyone can get down with, and whether they are the type to go crazy over a sheepskin throw, a pair of sheepskin slippers, or some cozy shearling mittens, we’ve got the perfect last-minute gift idea. And even if their sheepskin item doesn’t get to them until after Christmas, you’ll have given them a beautiful gift made to last for years to come!
Warm and Cozy Sheepskin Slippers and Boots
Imagine having a pair of custom sheepskin slippers or boots sitting next to your bed, so you can slip them on in the morning and pad around the house on those cold winter mornings. Now imagine how much your friend or loved one will cherish this gift of warmth and comfort that they can use day after day, regardless of the season. Because remember, our shearling slippers are handmade from 100% genuine sheepskin, which means they will keep your feet warm in the winter and cool in the summer, unlike synthetic sheepskin slippers (thumbs up for year-round wear!).
Patchwork Sheepskin Blanket or Quilt
A favorite pastime for many during the holiday season is cozying up on the couch in front of the fire and watching some much-loved holiday movies with their loved ones. Now throw a handcrafted sheepskin blanket into the mix and this scenario just got a whole lot cozier! Our handmade shearling quilts are crafted from genuine sheepskin cut into varying sizes for that authentic patchwork look, with the natural tones of the wool showing on one side and the sheepskin’s durable suede and wool-out seams showing on the other. This is the perfect gift for the regular couch-snuggler or as a beautiful wintertime quilt for the bedroom.
Soft and Supple Shearling Mittens and Gloves
Nobody likes having cold hands during these chilly winter months, but there are so few mittens and gloves out there that offer both elegance and warmth without sacrificing durability. Enter our genuine sheepskin mittens and gloves, which are crafted by hand with close attention to detail for a beautiful shearling accessory that is made to last, and that will keep your hands toasty warm all winter long. These shearling gloves and mittens are perfectly designed so that your body warmth heats up the natural wool on the inside, while the durable outer suede blocks the chilly weather and the wool-out seams lend an elegant and stylish appearance.
The countdown to Christmas 2014 has officially begun, and we have a feeling there are probably lots of people out there who are still scrambling to think of affordable, unique gift ideas for co-workers, friends and family members. The good news is, there’s still plenty of time to order a genuine sheepskin stocking stuffer to round out your Christmas shopping list, and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home to do it! The following are our top five picks for sheepskin stocking stuffers this Christmas, which also happen to be great gift ideas for a grab-bag or Secret Santa gift exchange with co-workers or friends. Happy shopping!
Gift Ideas for Handcrafted Shearling Accessories
- Sheepskin Eyeglass or iPhone Case – Made from a soft and durable hide, our shearling eyeglass case doubles as a protective cover for your iPhone or smartphone, making it easier than ever to find in your purse or car. The soft sheepskin on the inside will help prevent your screen or lenses from getting scratched, and the natural hide on the outside will help this shearling accessory last for years to come.
- Shearling Steering Wheel Cover – This shearling car accessory may be a little big to actually fit inside a stocking, but at just $21, our genuine sheepskin steering wheel cover is the perfect Christmas gift for drivers of all ages. Designed with durability in mind, the steering wheel cover will protect your hands during the cold winter months and put luxury right at your fingertips.
- Children’s Sheepskin Slippers – Imagine your little one snuggling up in a pair of handcrafted sheepskin slippers on Christmas morning, and you won’t be able to resist ordering a pair of cozy children’s shearling slippers this year. Custom-made using genuine sheepskin, which keeps feet warm in the winter and cool in the summer, these kids slippers are a Christmas stocking stuffer that can actually be worn year-round!
- Sheepskin Mittens for Babies – There’s nothing cuter than a tiny pair of shearling mittens, and at just $23, our genuine sheepskin mittens for babies are the perfect option for a little one’s stocking stuffer. The adorable mittens feature warm sheepskin on the inside, durable hide on the outside, and an added cord that can be strung through the child’s coat so they never get lost!
- Genuine Shearling Gloves – Some men are notoriously hard to shop for when Christmas comes around, but whether you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for your husband, father, brother or son, our handcrafted sheepskin gloves are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Made using genuine sheepskin hides, these sleek, attractive shearling gloves for men go great with any outerwear, and make driving during the cold winter months a snap.
Welcome to Our Brand-New Sheepherder Website for Fine Sheepskin Apparel!
For those of you who have ordered a custom sheepskin coat, vest or pair of slippers from us in the past, you’ll notice that our online shop has undergone a bit of a facelift. For those of you who are visiting our Sheepherder website for the first time, we hope you enjoy perusing our vast collection of handmade sheepskin garments, footwear and accessories for the entire family. With the holidays just around the corner, we here at The Sheepherder are working hard to make it easier than ever for our customers to browse, search and purchase fine shearling apparel from our online shop, and we hope our brand-new website gets us one step closer to becoming your go-to shop for handcrafted sheepskin slippers and outerwear.
How Does It Work?
Thanks to new easy-to-use navigation, professional photographs, and a simple, clean layout, The Sheepherder website is better than ever, and it’s also easier to use, whether you’re a computer whiz or just a beginner looking to get a head start on your holiday shopping. With just the click of a button, you can browse our wide selection of handcrafted men’s sheepskin coats, or check out our adorable collection of children’s deerskin or sheepskin slippers. Shop by category, collection, material or brand, and once you’ve found the perfect shearling coat, deerskin vest or sheepskin slippers for that special someone in your life, all you have to do is choose the perfect color, submit the proper measurements, and then wait for your handcrafted one-of-a-kind sheepskin item to arrive on your doorstep.
Why Choose Sheepskin?
Sheepskin is one of those materials that has been around forever in the fashion industry, and it’s not likely to go out of style any time soon, so now is a great time to invest in your own custom sheepskin coat from The Sheepherder. Not only are our shearling jackets and accessories attractive and warm, but they are also incredibly durable and will last a lifetime, as long as you follow our recommendations for properly caring for and cleaning your sheepskin garment. All of our fine shearling apparel is also made by hand, which means when you order a pair of genuine sheepskin slippers or a stylish elkskin vest, it will be handcrafted according to your exact measurements. As we say here at The Sheepherder, our sheepskin garments are made by hand and worn to perfection. So, enjoy our brand-new Sheepherder website and happy shopping!
Every year, people around the country look forward to finding out what Oprah Winfrey has included on her “Favorite Things” list, and this year, the coveted collection of products Oprah has deemed the perfect holiday gifts features both sheepskin slippers and shearling gloves, just in time for winter. “I tasted. I tested. I sniffed. I touched,” says Oprah about the rigorous process she used to determine her favorite products for 2014. “I lotioned. I potioned. I snuggled. I brewed. I steeped. I read. I dared, and then I did it all again…and again…and again.” And apparently, after all that product testing, Oprah just couldn’t resist the feel of soft, warm shearling on her skin, choosing two sheepskin products that will make the perfect Christmas gifts for 2014.
Fall is the perfect opportunity for all you style-savvy people out there to unleash your inner-fashionista and get in on this season’s hottest trends – Southwestern style, sheepskin and the ubiquitous fringe boot. It all started with New York Fashion Week earlier this year, when everyone from Chanel to Kenneth Cole, BCBGMaxazria and Cushnie et Ochs geared up for fall by introducing pieces inspired by Southwestern style, including fringe messenger bags, sheepskin coats and even felted wool jackets and poncho dresses. Now that fall is finally here, you too, can break out that fringe and fur, and show off your Southwestern side!
Fringe is the new fashion obsession of many of the hottest celebrities and style icons out there today, like Reese Witherspoon, Sienna Miller, Lauren Conrad and Kate Hudson, who are rocking everything from fringe boots to tasselled dresses and Western-inspired bags this fall. A new season ushers in a whole new set of trends, and we just can’t get enough of the fashion potential offered by fringe boots this year. Take some inspiration from your favorite fashionable celebrities this season and check out our Minnetonka fringe sheepskin boots for women and kids at The Sheepherder!
Fringe boots are definitely the latest hot fashion trend for fall, and The Sheepherder is proud to announce a new selection of sheepskin Minnetonka fringe boots for kids and adults, available both in our shop and online. Made from authentic sheepskin, the adorable Minnetonka fringe boots provide the luxurious comfort of a sheepskin boot, but with a fashionable fringe detail perfect for any western-inspired outfit this fall. The Minnetonka fringe boots for children and adults are available in a range of colors, including tan, black and gray, and also feature a leather braid with metal studs along the top of the boot for a little extra flair.
Sure, it’s only September, and Christmas probably isn’t even on your radar yet, but why wait for Black Friday and Christmas Eve crowds, when you can start your shopping now and take the time to find the gifts your loved ones will truly cherish? After all, there’s nothing worse than waiting until the last minute to shop and being forced to hand out gift cards for Christmas, especially if you’re the kind of person that prefers to give more personal presents. Lucky for you, we’ve got custom-made sheepskin slippers and other great Christmas gift ideas for 2014 right here at The Sheepherder!
It’s hard to believe, but September really is right around the corner, and while we still have some time before the brisk fall weather sets in, it’s a great time to get ahead of the game and get your hands on some warm and cozy must-haves for this fall, including sheepskin slippers, shearling coats and more. With our wide selection of sheepskin garments and accessories at your fingertips, you can dress your best this season and incorporate a little luxurious sheepskin into your fashionable fall wardrobe!
Sheepskin is a natural, durable fabric made to withstand the elements, which is why it is such a popular material for sheepskin slippers and other winter apparel. However, sheepskin is not naturally waterproof, and shearing garments can easily become soiled when worn outdoors. For this reason, it is extremely important to properly waterproof and protect the durability of your sheepskin slippers, in order to prevent long-lasting stains. Our sheepskin slippers at The Sheepherder are made to last, and we want to help our valued customers keep their sheepskin slippers looking as good as new for as long as possible. To that end, the following are six helpful tips to keep in mind when it comes to protecting, cleaning and caring for your genuine sheepskin slippers.