2023 gift guide: staff picks

Here at Wild Rye we like to think we know a thing or two about style. Not like, runway high fashion...but we've got some good ol' fashioned ski town style. To make your holiday shopping a little easier (and more fun) We've put together a list of staff favorites. Shop by product, or by persona, and channel your favorite Wild Rye gal this season.


Cassie: a business powerhouse, knows how to balance work/life/fam/self-care, pro leisure athlete. 

Be as cozy as Cassie in the Danner Fleece Pullover. Brand new this year, as just as soft as it looks, the Danner is our cold weather go-to for dog walks, bar crawls and doing puzzles by the fire. Pair it with our other fave, the Danner Jogger for a true cozy power move. 

Shop the Danner High-Pile Fleece Pullover & Danner High-Pile Fleece Joggers


Lauren: loves rose and rivers, can probably name 15 types of buttons, knows the importance of a treat yo'self moment. 

Be like Lauren in The Freyah Bike Pants - $199 - For years we heard women asking for bike pants, so we answered. These pants really do it all. I wear these pants year-round, they’re the perfect cool-weather bike layer and perform just as well on the nordic trail. 

"I love it because 1. it fits, 2. they are durable, and 3. they are comfortable and I want to wear them on every ride!" -Lauren

Shop the Freyah Pants


Kendall: cool mom, has an epic selection of coats, office meme queen.  

Be like Kendall in The Keller Crop Tank - $54 -  The Keller is our holy grail, wear-with-everything, all-the-time top. It's sporty enough to be a killer gym 'fit, but cute enough to pair with jorts and run off to the beach. 

"TBH, I love this top so much I wish I could marry it. It's just the right amount of crop and versatile AF so it pairs perfectly with my WR bike bottoms or my fave high waisted jeans." -Kendall 

Shop the Keller Crop


Keeley: world’s best dog mom, will brighten your day, has a killer beanie collection.

Be like Keeley in the Gretzki Beanie - $35 - Updated for the new season, the Gretzki Beanie has become an office staple. We didn’t reinvent the wheel on this one. Simple, cozy, versatile, soft: the recipe for the perfect beanie. 

 “The newest addition to my winter uniform. Perfect for turning four days sans washing my hair into a cute lewk."

Shop the Gretzki Beanie  



Abby: 10/10 smile, resident rock climber, banana bread queen.

Be like Abby in The Jane Legging - $119 - The Jane Legging is the softest new addition to your winter wardrobe. High-waisted and 100% merino, these are the perfect gift for the skier or boarder in your life. 

"As someone who LOVES winter but is always cold, I’m constantly on the lookout for good cozy layers. The Jane is the perfect legging to wear under ski pants or even jeans if you have a chilly office (like us). Soft, comfortable and a great fit all around." -Abby

Shop the Jane Legging


Shannon: chaos controller, chill mom, marg connoisseur. 

Be like Shannon in The Hailey Half-zip - $119 - The big sister to our classic Evie Raglan, the Hailey takes things a step further with a temperature-regulating zipper and cute new patterns. 

“I can’t wait to sport the Hailey half-zip this season. It’s going to be a staple on the hill, walking the dogs, skate skiing, and just all-around-towning! I love the raglan style with a pop of print on the collar and the ability to zip ‘er down and cool off as needed!” -Shannon

Shop the Hailey Half-Zip


Dara: low-key hardo, master of a meeting agenda and our very own voice of reason.

Be like Dara in The Olivia Onesie - $249 - The pinnacle of base layers. The Olivia makes it easy to pee while out in the elements, and no matter how many crashes you take, you’ll never get snow down your pants again. 

“I was already pretty excited for ski season, but now I'm 100% READY. Here's to not taking this off all winter.” -Dara

Shop the Olivia Onesie


Colin: cat daddy, token testosterone, data wizard. 

Be like Colin (er, Colin's wife) in The Freda Shorts $119 - The perfect short to do it all. Long enough to bike in, short enough to pair with a cute top and say you're "going out". The Freda is your do-it-all short for all seasons and all activities. 

"My wife owns 4 pairs and shows no signs of stopping. These have become a staple in her biking, hiking, and running wardrobe and she's already told me she's eyeing the new patterns..."

Shop the Freda Shorts 


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