How to Correctly Gift Lingerie at Christmas

Choosing lingerie as Christmas is a great idea! What better way to show your love for someone than by giving them something lovely they can wear next to their heart?

However, we all know that a theoretically perfect idea can be tricky in practice, especially when it comes to something as intimate as underwear. This article is all about unwritten rules of lingerie Christmas gifts to help you avoid the pitfalls.


Let's be very clear about one thing: underwear is a gift for someone know well. A girlfriend, a relative or your close friends. You can't buy underwear as part of an office secret Santa. It can only be bad -- trust us and give up the plan. Socks, yes. Thongs, no.


So you've decided to do it and show your love for the person you know so well with a Christmas gift of underwear. This is nice, but here comes another common pitfall -- style and design. It also depends on your relationship with the person and their own personal style. For example, if your girlfriend likes sporty bodysuits, buying her a flirty two-piece could send the wrong message.


The best way to do this is to buy something she already likes, whether it's classic, seductive lingerie, comfy pajamas, or something trendy. If you choose similar styles she likes, you can't be too wrong.


Once you know what style you want, the next step is to determine the most important size. The key sizes to know are clothing size and bra size. Briefs and thongs are usually the size of a dress, such as 10, and sometimes S, M, and L. Bras come in slightly different sizes, with cup sizes represented by letters (such as C) and band sizes represented by Numbers (such as 32).

You'd better see what she's already wearing -- look in her underwear drawer, if you can find the right size. If in doubt, it's better to ask and get the right size, rather than guess. There's nothing more uncomfortable and sad than ill-fitting underwear.

Most lingerie websites have useful size guides that translate different sizes, so be sure to check them out if you're not sure.


Lingerie Christmas gifts don't have to be bras and shorts -- there are so many different styles of lingerie, from tights to basques to pajamas. Not only are these options safer in size, they may feel more appropriate as a gift -- a beautiful satin kimono might be better suited for your aunt than an open bra...


Sleepwear is a great gift and there are many different styles to choose from. For those who like to dress down all weekend, a nice satin shirt and trouser suit is a fabulous luxury gift, while a cami and shorts suit is the perfect choice for fashion and Instagram fans alike, and a babydoll is perfect for who love cute styles. 


Yes, bodystocking would be perfect as a Christmas gift for your partner. A bodystocking is a one-piece skin-tight garment that covers the torso, legs and sometimes the arms of the wearer that can be worn under an outfit, or simply for a spicier couple life.


Teedies are a one-piece wonder. They make the ideal lingerie Christmas gift for those fashion-forward humans in your life, as they are perfect for rocking the underwear as outerwear trend.


For a romantic Christmas gift of underwear, there's nothing like a two-piece outfit. There is a sense of delicacy and luxury, a sense of confidence and competence that is both indulgent and expansive. As long as you pay attention to the size, especially the bra size, if it comes with underwire, a two-piece bra can make an amazing Christmas gift.

Happy Holiday! Wish your lingerie Christmas present be merry, bright, well-sized.