Take the Holiday Plaid Shirt from one of our favorite special occasion boutiques, Velvet and Tweed. The bright red accents in the plaid pattern give a definite holiday-inspired look to this boys’ button-down, but the neutral brown and khaki undertones make this 100% cotton shirt stand out in a sea of bright red and green holiday outfits — and the understated style means my son can continue to wear it throughout the year. Plus, since he’s already a frequent khaki pants wearer, his holiday outfit is complete.
Sure, the Holiday Plaid Shirt costs a bit more than I’d usually spend on my son’s clothes. But considering I’ve easily spent that on dresses for my girls that aren’t as versatile (shhhhh…), I think it’s only fair that he get something extra special for the holidays, too. -Kristen
Find more great holiday kids’ clothes that your kids can actually wear more than once in the 2009 Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide.