The holidays are almost here, and most of us want to give the best gift under the tree, or be the gift-giving star of Hanukkah. One way to dazzle the people you love with an original, meaningful gift is to get them an alpaca sweater that suits their style. There are multiple styles of alpaca sweaters. From cardigans to pullovers, alpaca fibers are used to make various sweater types to accommodate multiple styles.

If you are shopping for a special holiday gift, this article will help you understand why alpaca sweaters are the perfect presents to give anyone–even every member of the family!

First Things First, Buy Authentic Alpaca Sweaters from Peru

When shopping for this special garment, make sure you buy alpaca sweaters from Peru or Bolivia that are 100 percent authentic. Many sellers blend wool fleece and synthetic fibers with alpaca and advertise the sweater as being “an alpaca sweater”, when in fact it is a mut. Make sure you buy from an alpaca sweater company that sources materials from Peru and Bolivia; call a few of the sellers that come up online and ask them to tell their story for sourcing alpaca fibers.

Alpaca Sweaters are Perfect for Fashion Conscious People

Are you shopping for someone who is picky when it comes to fashion? Does he or she consider themselves a bit of a diva? Alpaca sweaters are ideal for these people! First, top fashion labels use alpaca in their fall and winter launches. Noteables like Dior, Prada, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent have used alpaca fibers to make jackets, sweaters, coats, scarves, gloves and hats.

Alpaca sweaters are also ideal for fashion conscious people who like to stay warm but not bundle up and lose their fashionable look. Because alpaca is warmer than sheep’s wool, you can get away with wearing a single sweater and avoid the multiple layer look that reminds one of a giant toddler.

Alpaca Sweaters are Gentle on the Wallet While Still Offering High Quality

When most people think of high quality sweaters, they tend to drum up visions of cashmere. However, alpaca sweaters are taking over in popularity due to their affordability and high quality. First, alpaca sweaters are extremely soft; softer than wool. Many even say they are as soft as cashmere. Additionally, alpaca sweaters are more durable that cashmere. If you take good care of your alpaca sweater, it can last you a lifetime.

Alpaca sweaters cost significantly less than cashmere; in some cases as much as 50 percent less. Because you still get high quality and a fiber favored by fashion moguls, buying alpaca sweaters is a great deal for you, and the one receiving the gift.

Alpaca Sweaters Tell a Story

From their relationship to sustainability and eco-friendly manufacturing process, to the historic roots deric=ving form the indigenous people of the Andes mountain ranges, alpaca sweaters tell a story. This makes them an ideal gift for people who care about the earth, those who love to explore new cultures, and really for anyone who appreciates something unique and different. Buy an alpaca sweater for your partner, mom and dad, and your awkward nephew and see the smiles light up around the holidays!