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Have you noticed the excitement in the air as the holiday season approaches? It's so hard to miss! From the good cheer to the decorations, holiday music, festive food, and everything in between, it's easy to know why it's our favorite time of the year!

Regardless of how your year has been, now is the time to get in your celebration mood, forget your problems, be grateful for your wins, and spread cheer to friends, family, and loved ones. One of the best ways to do this is through gifts giving, and by gifts giving, we mean footwear gifts giving.

That's right! Shoes make fantastic holiday presents for many reasons. Beyond being a practical item for holiday runarounds, they also beautifully complement the fashionable aura that's characteristic of this season. Again, you can't go wrong with shoe gifts as everyone needs them, and they come off as thoughtful presents when you get the right style, size, color, etc.

So, now that we've established how superb shoe gifts are for the holidays, we're here to help you choose the perfect ones for that special one. Regardless of their preferences, colors, styles, etc., our holiday gift guide 2023 has something for everyone.  

Ready? Let's go!


  • When it comes to holiday gifts, shoes can do no wrong—especially when you opt for Ankle and Chelsea Boots that are pretty much must-haves for the season.
  • While the best shoe colors for holiday gifts largely depend on the recipient's preferences, green, yellow, and neutral shades are the most traditional choices.
  • To ensure that you're giving your loved ones the best holiday shoe gifts, factor in artisan craftsmanship,  sustainability, durability, and style.

Elevate Your Gift-Giving Experience With Our Holiday Gift Guide 2023

If you're confused about what presents to get your loved ones (or yourself) this holiday, our favorite picks will guide you in the right direction:

  • Ankle Boots: Where Style Meets Practicability

If you or your loved ones are stylish, active, and adventurous, our gift guide says you should find a worthy holiday companion in ankle boots. These boots are perfect for minimalist individuals who love classic and timeless fashion. They also give off a refined look that makes them perfect for formal, festive occasions.

What to pair with ankle boots: For a festive holiday look, knee-high boots pair well with fuzzy sweater dresses and chic jewellery.

  • Chelsea Boots: The Perfect Blend of Chic and Sophisticated

Chelsea boots are simply ankle boots with more character. These boots are easy to put on, making them perfect for busy folks. They also provide warmth for colder months. Chelsea boots are timeless, durable, comfy, and versatile. What's not to love about them?

What to pair with Chelsea boots: For a classic look this season, try pairing Chelsea boots with slim-fit trousers, a festive pullover, and a matching belt. You can pair it with a button-up shirt, stylish accessories, stylish accessories, chinos, or a blazer for a more dressy look.

  • Loafers: Best Buy for the Calm and Easygoing

Our Holiday Gift Guide 2023 kicks off on the street of loafers. If you're purchasing a shoe gift for a laid-back personality, a pair of loafers will do them a world of good. This type of shoe is comfy, relaxed, and versatile. It's also perfect for people with numerous holiday activities on their itinerary. 

What to pair with loafers: Loafers go with a wide range of clothing and holiday events.  From a pair of well-fitted denim to blazers, sweaters, etc., you can hardly go wrong with loafers.

  • Sneakers: For the Fitness Enthusiasts and Athletics

Our next stop is sneakers. We weren't kidding when we told you we've got something for everyone. That includes the athletic personalities who want to look sporty even in the festive season. Just like loafers, sneakers are as comfortable as they come. They're also trendy,  practical, and versatile.

What to pair with sneakers: Sneakers are great with joggers, track pants, jerseys, and high socks for a stylish and sporty look in the festive seasons. They also look amazing when paired with cargo pants, dark jeans, hoodies, and sweaters.

  • Oxfords: An Ode to the Dapper Ones 

Not many shoes spell elegance like oxfords do. Rocking an Oxford during the holidays is an easy way to amplify your look and make you appear more polished and sophisticated. They're also versatile, functional, stylish, and comfy.

What to pair with oxfords: Chinos and button-downs are the go-to outfits for oxfords. However, for a casual look, bombers, polos, khaki pants, midi skirts, boyfriend jeans, and casual blouses pair well with them.

  • Knee-High Boots: Because Versatility is the Spice of Life  

We know that holiday shoes aren't about fashion alone. But when footwear offers us the perfect blend of trendy, warmth, versatility, and practicality, who are we to complain?

Knee-high boots make our list for how well it combines the above elements for any season or event. You can dress a knee-high boot up or down as you please. Not many shoes offer us such luxury, making them the perfect addition to everyone's holiday wardrobe.

What to pair with knee-high boots: Skinny jeans, plaid skirts, statement jewelry, and silk shirts look great with knee-high boots. For a more elevated party look, you can pair them with an elegant party dress.

What Shoe Colors Should You Rock This Festive Season?

There's no talking about holiday fashion without paying particular attention to colors. You should stick with shoe colors that not only compliment your outfit but also align with the festive mood. For us, green, yellow, and neutral hues are just perfect for these holidays. 

Here's why:

  • Green

Green has always been one of the colors associated with the holidays. First, magnificent green contrasts perfectly well with red and other holiday colors. But more than its aesthetic appeal, it also symbolizes vital elements that align with the spirit of festivity. For example, green signifies renewal and rejuvenation, which are part of what the holidays are for.

  • Yellow 

Have you ever wondered why yellow is one of the traditional Thanksgiving colors? The answer is simple — yellow symbolizes the changing autumn leaves and the season's golden hues.  But more than just that, it represents abundance, cheerfulness, and energy. These are vital characteristics of every holiday season.

  • Neutral Shades 

Whenever you're in doubt, go for ne00000utral colors. They never disappoint. From black to white, beige, and off-white, neutrals are versatile and pair well with a wide range of outfits. Again, neutrals like black are classic and perfect for any setting.

Factors To Consider When Choosing Shoe Gifts for the Holidays

Don't just pick holiday presents as an obligation. If there's any time to put a great deal of intentionality into gift-giving, it's now. 

Your loved ones should feel the thoughtfulness you put into giving them something they'll cherish forever. If the holiday gift is for yourself, it should remind you of your self-worth and give you satisfaction. That's why you should factor in the following when choosing a shoe gift for the holidays:

  • Style 

One of the first things to consider when gifting shoes for the holidays is the recipient's style. If you're not sure what they like, it's best to stick with elevated casuals that can be worn elaborately or relaxedly. This way, the shoe fits any and every occasion and aligns with numerous preferences.

  • Sustainability/Eco-friendliness 

Sustainability is the new cool in the fashion industry. So, if you want to gift your loved ones something to cherish, be sure to consider this. More than just sending love to friends and family, sustainable holiday shoes spread cheer to the environment too. Plus, with their considerable designs, realness, and excellent quality of natural materials, eco-friendly shoes tend to stand the test of time.

  • Timeless Luxury

If it's luxury but not timeless, is it even worth it? We bet you already know the answer! The best gifts are as valuable as they're enduring. You'd want your loved one to remember you with your thoughtful gift for a very long time.

  • Artisan Craftsmanship

Only a few things are as exciting as receiving a gift that's uniquely yours.  So, if you want to leave your loved ones excited, go for shoes that are artisanally crafted. This kind of shoe pays attention to even the littlest details with such distinct elements that you wouldn't find anywhere else.

Embrace Conscious Living, Timeless Luxury, and Artisan Craftsmanship This Holiday with Black Tulip

Is it possible to find the best of everything in one shoe brand? If your answer is no, you need to give Black Tulip an opportunity to change your mind.

At Black Tulip, our goal is to craft high-quality footwear that excels in all the important aspects. From aesthetics to sustainability, style, affordability, uniqueness, durability, etc., our shoes are designed to leave you in awe. If it doesn't make you excited, then you can be sure it's not from us.

One of the many qualities that makes us stand out is our dedication to the Slow Roast Movement. We believe in the "art of slow" for improved sustainability and durability. We're also committed to artisan craftsmanship, ensuring that every piece we put out is unique, made with precision, and exceptional attention to detail.

All in all, Black Tulip makes the best shoes. So, what better way to show your loved ones just how much they mean to you than by getting them a pair of Black Tulip footwear that suits their lifestyle just right?

Save time, visit our website to pick your favorite before they run out of stock. If you're going to give gifts this season, it's best to do it right—the Black Tulip way!