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Best Tote: L.L. Bean Boat and Tote, Zip-Top
This classic L.L. Bean item will always please! This model comes in four different sizes, two different strap lengths and 11 colors to boot. Get one monogrammed for each family member to help keep them organized throughout the year or buy one as a hostess gift and fill with wine and chocolates.
Best Duffel: L.L. Bean Heritage Waxed-Canvas Duffle
Mom, Dad, grandpa and more will get good use out of this waxed canvas constructed bag that will hold up to the elements while also getting better looking with age. Leather handles give it a more refined look while a long shoulder strap will make it easy to tote wherever you need. Available in five different canvas colors for any style or personality this bag is the perfect weekender.
Best Throw: L.L. Bean Washable Wool Throw
Keep them warm and snuggled up on the couch with this beautiful washable throw. They can lay it on their couch for when they are binge-watching the latest show or at the foot of the bed for when the cool weather kicks in. No matter the use, this is sure to warm their hearts.
Best Sweater: L.L. Bean Men's Heritage Sweater, Irish Fisherman's Button-Mock
Inspired by traditional Irish sweaters, this 100% wool pullover will keep him warm through the coldest of days. He can pair it with jeans for a casual weekend look or a nice pair of slacks for when he wants to dress up. Whatever the occasion he'll have this sweater for the long haul. Just note, the sweater is hand wash only.
Runner-Up, Best Sweater: L.L. Bean Women's 1912 Heritage Irish Fisherman Sweater, Crewneck
Good news — you don't need to travel to Ireland to get an authentic sweater. This hand-spun piece is made by a family outside of Donegal who has been crafting fine sweaters for close to a century. Besides being warm, this sweater will stay in style forever. This sweater is hand wash only.
Best Outdoors: L.L. Bean Women's Winter Walker Snowshoe Boxed Set
Snowshoeing is an excellent way to stay in shape while also getting some fresh air. This comprehensive set comes with the shoes and poles to help keep you steady on steep terrain. All you need to do is strap in with a pair of comfortable waterproof boots and you are on your way to a day enjoying a snow-filled scape.
These are the most afforable of L.L. Bean's offerings. They weigh 4.2 pounds together and the 21" version holds 80 to 150 pounds while the 25" holds 120 to 200 pounds.
Best for Skiers: L.L. Bean Adventure Pro Ski Boot Backpack
Your ski boots, helmet, goggles and essentials will stay safe with this boot backpack that is made of an extra durable fabric to prevent dings and scratches when you are on the go. It's also lined with an anti-microbial fabric that prevents smells that are bound to happen. A fleece lined pocket will keep your goggles and any electronics you are toting scratch-free.
Best for Snow Days: L.L. Bean Dash Runnered Sled
A blast from the past will have your young ones (and adults alike) hitting the slopes for an action-packed day of sledding. Made of maple hardwood and steel this sled will last for generations. The pivot front steering ensure sharp turns and easy handling, while the strong pull rope lets you haul it back up the hill or tote around the little ones.
Best for the Whole Family: L.L. Bean Horseshoes
The whole family will get play out of this horseshoe set that is made out of forged-steel horseshoes, irons stakes and a wood box. A great outdoor activity for when the weather warms up, you might be surprised how fun this classic game can be. This also makes a great hostess gift!
Best Reusable Bottle: Hydro Flask Wide-Mouth Insulated Water Bottle, 32 oz.
Keep them hydrated with an insulated water bottle that can hold 32 oz. and keeps hot liquids hot for six hours and cold items cold for 24 hours. Plus, since it is vacuum insulated it won't sweat!