Earlier this year, director Jim Jarmusch told me that the Agnès B. snap cardigan is his go-to gift for all the women in his life. “All my close female friends have them, because they’ve been mostly gifts from me,” he said at the time. Swoon! He’ll buy a different one for each person, hand-picked just for them. “I love the style,” he explained. “They’re classic. I love that there are two snaps on each side at the back. They’re just great. What a great thing!”
Having only ever given them to myself, it had never occurred to me that the classic sweater could be a perfect gift for someone else. But, yes, duh. Snap cardigans are timeless, so you never have to worry about them being out of style. They also appeal to all ages, and can come in a number of different colors and styles, so you can just gift them over, and over, and over again. They’re nice but not too nice. And, if you don’t want to splurge, you can find vintage ones that are just as soft, if not softer. The best part is that they last forever; the granddaughter of whomever you give it to will thank you.