It is that time of year again when we have to start talking about gift giving. At the time this post was written, the 2021 holiday shopping season was just weeks away. You might be in the midst of your shopping even as you read it. If so, are anime hoodies on your radar? They should be.
You expect us to say that, right? After all, we sell anime hoodies with original Umai artwork. Of course we would say they make perfect Christmas gifts. But now that we've said it, allow us to make our case. Below are five reasons we believe you cannot go wrong giving anime hoodies as gifts.
1. Anime Is Awesome
Whether you gift hoodies or not, you cannot dispute that anime is awesome. We aren't the only ones who think so. According to recent data, the global anime market was worth some $2.4 billion in 2020. That is down a bit from the previous year, but only due to people having less disposable income as a result of the COVID pandemic. Anime's global value is expected to have rebounded nicely when 2021 numbers finally come out.
All of this is to say that there are a lot of people watching anime series, buying anime T-shirts, and spending copious amounts of time on anime websites, social media channels, and forms.
2. Hoodies Are Warm
In general terms, hoodies are perfect this time of year because they are so warm. Even if you don't add anime hoodies to your Christmas shopping list, it is a safe bet someone in your family is going to throw on a hoodie over the pajamas for the morning gathering around the tree. Wouldn't it be nice if there were a few new hoodies waiting to be unwrapped? It would be a warmer Christmas for everybody.
3. Most Everybody Wears Them
Hoodies do not enjoy quite the same level of market penetration as T-shirts, but they aren't far behind. This is to say that almost everybody wears hoodies at one time or another. Some wear them every day while others only on occasion. But here's the thing: if you are going to give hoodies as gifts, they might just as well be anime hoodies. You get the warmth and style of a hooded sweatshirt made even better by original anime artwork.
4. They Won't Be Forgotten
You have probably given your fair share of gifts that were ultimately forgotten by the recipients. That tie you gave your dad when you were twelve was probably worn once and then stuffed in the closet, never to see the light of day again. There are no such worries when you give anime hoodies. They won't be forgotten or ignored. They will be worn time and again.
5. They Are Worth the Investment
Buying novelty gifts is okay, but are novelties worth the investment? Probably not. On the other hand, hoodies are worth every penny because they are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. The anime fan on your list will love the artwork. But they will also appreciate being warm and cozy on a cold winter day. And because that hoodie will be worn for many years, you can bet you are getting your money's worth.
Anime hoodies make great gifts at Christmas – or any time of the year. If you're looking for something different, feel free to browse our online store. We also offer anime T-shirts, cell phone cases, home and living items, and posters. Everything we sell is adorned with original artwork produced by one of Umai's founders. Rest assured it is the real deal.