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2017 Holiday Gift Guide from the Pajama Company

Ultimate Holiday Gift-Giving Strategy: The ‘2-Stop Shop’

It feels like Labor Day was only yesterday and yet somehow we’ve managed to fast forward through Halloween, blast past Thanksgiving, and Christmas is just around the corner?! Begin the annual lies: “I’m going to get my Christmas shopping done early this year” and “I’ll have the gifts wrapped by the end of November…” Sound familiar?

These are the lies we tell ourselves until mid-December when we end up on an aimless 10-hour Saturday mall run, buying whatever wrapping paper is left at Rite Aid, and giving at least six people on our list Starbucks gift cards. Hey, we’ve all been there. That’s why we’ve decided to help you out with a new strategy: The ‘2-Stop Shop.’

One part Cyber Monday and one part last-minute drugstore run, this strategy is designed to personalize the bejeezus out of your Cyber Monday haul for easy, thoughtful, personalized gifts for everyone on your list.

Step 1: Pick a Theme

Pick one theme for your holiday gifting and splash it across your entire list. By choosing a theme you will shop at one store for everyone, eliminating the dreaded Saturday-in-December-mall-crawl. For example, if your theme is outdoors, you might shop for everyone at Cabela’s. If your theme is foodie, you might browse Williams-Sonoma. You can also shop at a convenient catchall store like Target and use the theme to narrow your focus.

Step 2: Make Your List + Browse Cyber Monday Deals

By Black Friday most stores offer previews of their Cyber Monday deals. Browse and bookmark so you’re ready to go when the sales start. Cyber Monday is an excellent alternative to avoid the crushing crowds and stress of Black Friday. Additionally, if you do all your shopping in one place, you will probably meet the minimum amount to qualify for free shipping, so it won’t cost you anything extra to shop from the comfort of your home.

Step 3: Purchase + Personalize

Once you’ve made your purchases, personalize each gift with a trip to your local drugstore or dollar store. Pick up your wrapping paper and gift bags and throw in a couple little things for each person to create a thoughtful touch. Is your theme foodie? Pick up a funny apron for dad to go with that set of gourmet marinades. Use festive ribbon to tie a cookie cutter to the baking cookbook you got for your sister. Toss chocolate Santas into gift bags for your nieces and nephews. Pick up little trinkets that have special meaning or relate to inside jokes you have with friends. Have fun with it!

Relaxation-Themed Holiday Gift List

To show you how the ‘2-Stop Shop’ strategy works, we’ve selected the theme relaxation and created a holiday gift list that includes everyone in the family.

Give Pajamas and Coffee for the Holidays in 2017

PJ Salvage Women’s Coffee Time Flannel Pajama Set from The Pajama Company

Lazy Saturday Morning

These warm flannel pajamas are perfect for lounging on a leisurely Saturday morning. Personalize this gift with a mug, coffee beans, and biscotti.

Give a Bathrobe and an At-Home Spa Day for the Holidays 2017

Kashwere Super Soft Shawl Collared Robe from The Pajama Company

Spa Day

A luxurious bathrobe will encourage your special someone to put their feet up. Personalize this gift with bath salts, nailpolish, and a face mask.

Give footie pajamas and a movie night, holidays 2017

Lazy One Kids “Timberland Bear” Footy from The Pajama Company

Movie Night

For the young or young at heart, give a pair of footie pajamas. Personalize this gift with a DVD, popcorn and movie theater snacks.

Give Silly Slippers, Holidays 2017

Fuzzy Friends “Grey Elephant” Slippers from Aroma Home from The Pajama Company

The Perfect Bedtime

For littlest ones on your list, give a pair of silly slippers, a bedtime book, hot chocolate, and a teddy bear.

Give Pajama Pants to Your College Kid, Holidays 2017

Boxercraft Stewart Plaid Traditional Flannel Pajama Pant from The Pajama Company

Dorm Duty

For the college-aged nieces and nephews, you can’t go wrong with comfy pajama pants. Include a pack of instant noodles, snacks, a thermos, or an iTunes giftcard to encourage them to kick back in their dorm room.

Give a Romantic Night in with a Bathrobe, Holidays 2017

Kashwere Super Soft Shawl Collared Robe from The Pajama Company

Romantic Night In

A plush robe, massage oil, chocolates, and a scented candle. Bonus points if you watch a few videos online to learn massage techniques!

Give Slipper Socks, Dog Lover, Holidays 2017

Aroma Home Knitted “Dog” Slipper Sock from The Pajama Company

The Bookworm

These warm fuzzy slipper socks are perfect for a cozy night in. Throw in a paperback, an assortment of teas and cookies, and give the gift of a quiet evening.

Give Pajama Pants, Sports Fan, Holidays 2017

Daisy Alexander Classic Green Flannel Pajama Pant from The Pajama Company

The Sports Fan

Give a pair of extra comfortable pajama pants for lounging, a branded beer mug, and game day snacks for a thoughtful gift bag.

The Jetsetter

For your friend who’s always on the go for work or for fun, pick up a pair of comfortable PJs that she can slip into after a long day of travel. Personalize the gift with travel-sized items and an eye mask.

For more ideas for getting festive in your PJs this holiday season, visit The Pajama Company at our blog, thepajamacompany.com/blog.

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Pajama Spotlight: Big Feet Pajama Co.

Wearing our Big Feet pajamas feels just like being a kid again! They’re the same footed style as your childhood and we offer them for everyone – men, women, and kids. Click here to shop the whole collection!

Made from the finest shirting flannel, cotton knit, micro-polar fleece and wool cashmere fabrics available, you’re surely to love Big Feet Pajamas. Our adult footed pjs are unique, whimsical, practical, but most importantly, they’re the most comfortable and warm sleepwear you’ll ever wear! Take a peek at all of the styles…

Complete with a hood, if these won’t keep you warm, I’m not sure what will!

 Big Feet Pajamas Adult Navy Plush Hooded One Piece Foot

 They come in sizes for the whole family…

Big Feet Footies for the Whole Family

Kids will love this camouflage style…and we even have them in pink for girls!

 Kids Big Feet Pajamas Green Camouflage Fleece One Piece Footy 

Adult styles in super cute fleece…

Big Feet Pajamas Adult Chocolate “Hearts” Fleece One Piece Footy

Which one is your favorite? Tell us below!

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Behind the Scenes: The Pajama Company Photo Shoot

A few weeks ago, The Pajama Company took over a local high school in Connecticut for a photo shoot. Our brave models put on flannel pajama sets and hooded onesies and posed in the high school halls, classrooms and courtyards.

Photographer Alex Bordelon captured photos that perfectly reflect what The Pajama Company is all about: fun, friendship, comfort and a little bit of silliness.

Now that you’ve seen the photos, we wanted to get to know the person behind the camera. Bordelon, a high school senior, recently spoke with The Pajama Company about his passions, inspirations and plans for the future.

The Pajama Company: When did you first start taking pictures?

Alex Bordelon: I started taking photos when I was thirteen when I went to Italy. But I didn’t start taking an interest until my sophomore year when I was in an intro to photography class.

TPC: What is your favorite subject to shoot?

Bordelon: My favorite subject to take photos of are people. I love working with people and taking photos of them. It’s fun to bring out a side of them that’s not always seen.

TPC: What do you love about photography?

Bordelon: I love that there are so many ways to get involved with the art. Unlike painting, photography (specifically digital photography) is still a newer medium. Because we’re in the digital age, connecting with people online makes creating art and sharing it even easier. I love how photos can permanently capture a moment in time. I also love how nearly anyone can be a photographer. You can be five or ninety-five and take photos, and that is amazing.

TPC: Taking pictures of people can be tricky. What is your best tip for taking better pictures of people?

Bordelon: When working with people in a studio, or on any photo shoot, you need to make them feel comfortable. Most people aren’t used to having cameras and lights in their faces. By making them comfortable you’re able to get to that vulnerability people have when their guard is down. Telling jokes, playing music, and just talking with your subject will make getting the shot you want easier. The other piece of advice I can give is practice. As cliche as it sounds, the more you work with people and work with a camera the better you get at it.

TPC: Which is your favorite photo from The Pajama Company shoot?

Bordelon: My favorite photo from The Pajama Company shoot is the group photo in the studio (Ed note: It’s the one featured above!). It’s really difficult to get a group photo like that where everyone looks good. I’m really inspired by photographers like Annie Leibovitz. She has so many fantastic photos from her job at Vanity Fair and her project with Disney.

TPC: How do you plan to make photography a part of your future?

Bordelon: I love photography but making it big in the art world is incredibly hard. I’d love to work as a photographer for a big magazine like Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazar, or Vogue. I will be attending DePaul University in the Fall and I plan on majoring in International Relations and minoring in photography. Even though photography is my biggest passion, I still need the security of finding a job if I’m unable to break into the business. I still want to keep it on the back burner and take photos as much as possible while in school. If I don’t make it maybe I’ll be able to retire early and pursue it then. Either way, I will be involved with photography. When you’re that passionate about something, it’s nearly impossible for it to leave your life.

Check out more photos of Alex and the models behind the scenes of the high school photo shoot in this video.

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Results Are In: Flapjacks Most Popular In November

For months, our adult footies have by far been the most popular item at our store. But something changed in November, and a new item challenged the footy reign.

Now that the month is over, the results are in. Flapjacks, the wonderfully-retro long john pajama, have moved into the lead.

These onseies with the “bear bottom” that come in adult and children sizes were the most popular item bought at The Pajama Company in November. Now the question is, will they continue to hold the lead in December?

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Footie Fun

Footed pajamas are often thought of as night wear for small kids, but both teens and adults are now wearing footies again!  Many older people like footie pajamas because they bring back memories of the fun they had in their childhood. Historians disagree on the history of the footed pajama. Some say they were brought from Persia in the 1800s, while others claim India was the place of origin and that they were brought to the West in 1880. The word “pajama” itself according to linguists originates from an Indian word meaning “leg clothes.”Pajamas rapidly grew in popularity in Europe where they helped people stay warm during the cold winter nights. By 1898, footed pajamas were advertised for sale in London, and their popularity continued to grow from that point.So why are footie pajamas so warm? Well, the fact that the pajamas are one-piece helps prevent heat from escaping too far from the body. With non-footie pajamas there are a lot of “vents” that allow the warmth generated by the human body to dissipate. The footie traps this warmth and allows it to circulate throughout the inside of the pajama area including around the feet. Since the feet are often the first thing to get cold, the footie pajama was really a blessing in helping people get to sleep in cold climates. Even in the modern age with our centrally heated homes, we can still use footed pajamas to help keep the heating bill lower while still sleeping comfortably.  In fact, saving electricity on heating also has the added benefit of reducing our impact on the environment.

While footed pajamas were originally popular with people of all ages, they eventually became worn mainly by children because of their sensitivity to the cold. However, teens and adults are again taking to these comfortable pajamas both for their warmth, and because they bring back cherished memories from their youth. Footed pajamas are just plain fun for all ages.  We think you will love our great selection of footies from Big Feet Pajama Company, Footzies and Snug as a Bug.

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