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March 29, 2023 5 min read

Our hat experts are here with tips + tricks to help guide you through finding the perfect hat to give as a thoughtfully timeless gift + yes, we promise it’s possible! Follow along as we share some tricks that will help you determine head size, confidently find the best gift ever + hopefully become a little more empowered with information on womens hat styles.

Hats are measured by the inside circumference at the bottom of the hat's crown (the sweatband) + most often measured in centimeters. Most women choose hat sizes based on the average woman's head size (which is a size S/M 57 cm in Gigi Pip) + then adjust down to fit their own head, if necessary. Most of our Gigi Pip hats are equipped with our infamous adjustable inner band that allows you to adjust down up to 5 cm! Just lift up the sweatband to reveal the sturdy velcro tab, pull + then secure at your desired fit. This saves you 5 cm of stress when picking out a straw hat or a felt hat for your bestie. There’s nothing better than being in control of how your hat fits.


When it comes to hats, there are many different types of hats for women. Some of the most well known styles include a fedora, boater, pencil brim + rancher. There’s a chance that you’ve never heard of any of these terms + that’s okay! The important part is knowing that there are lots of options + the best choice is one that makes you feel cute + comfortable. Since we are shopping for someone else, let’s talk about the styles that are universally complimentary + flattering on most. Our 3 top best selling felt styles year after year are the Emma Wide Brim Fedora, Monroe Rancher + the Zephyr Rancher. The versatility of these styles make them a no-brainer for first time hat shoppers + seasoned hat lovers alike, bumping them to the top of the list of hats to give as gifts. Emma has a wide brim + a taller crown which helps to compliment most face shapes. She doesn’t feel too big or too small + is available in 4 different stylish colors. Monroe has a classic fedora shape + an upturned brim that’s trimmed with a grosgrain band + is also available in 10 bestselling shades. Choose from bold colors to neutrals to match the personality of who is being celebrated. Zephyr’s medium, upturned brim + Fedora crown is familiar + approachable. This style is popular for its day to night versatility, making this a gift she won’t be able to get enough of.


Three Women Posed Wearing Felt Hats



Twinning is winning. Once you discover the perfect hat, get it twice. Think about it, would you buy her something that you wouldn’t wear? We suggest the Luca Pencil Brim for a classy felt hat that compliments any personality + the Isla Fedora to get matching Straw in two different shades. Matching Lieutenant Caps will turn heads + inspire others to be unapologetically you. Of course a cozy matching beanie for tailgates + cold balcony hangs would make a special addition! Finally, we suggest adding in a set of Wall Hanging Pegs so she can display her new collection with pride. *The Gigi Pip Confidence Guarantee ensures you can shop for your bestie without the risk of committing to the wrong choice.


Friends Pictured Together in Felt Hats



Okay, let’s shop for moms. As women, we know how our mommas tend to wear many figurative hats in their daily lives, so a physical hat that supports her busy lifestyle is going to be best! The perfect collection of hats can be more supportive than you’d think. Here’s what we mean - constant on the go errands become more efficient with the staple Laci Ball Cap holding her hair back. The River Guatemalan Palm Straw will quickly become anyone’s excuse to take a daily summer walk outside with the kiddos, looking fashionable + staying shaded. Able to catch a last minute babysitter? Throw on the Linden Boater felt hat to elevate your daywear into nightwear effortlessly + make it out with your friends. Surprise her with Mommy + Me styles to inspire some fresh family photos (that maybe you can offer to take as part of the gift!) A timeless hat that’s built to last a lifetime is bound to make a special gift for moms + all of the motherly figures in our lives. Helping her to feel confident in her look (in a small amount of time) is a bonus.


Moms + Kids Pictured in Hats



One of the highest searched gifting how-to’s because let’s face it – learning how to shop for men can be an impossible task. However, I think we’ve pretty much got it figured out. Gifting a man a hat is like giving him permission to be stylish, bold + authentic. Two Roads Hat Co. is Gigi Pip’s brother company, drawing life from the brand of men who refuse to take the easy way out + stand as a reminder for all of us to venture down the path less traveled. The Two Roads - Men’s Hat Bundle is for the subtly bold, featuring the Five Point Fedora in a Buckskin color that gets your man in tune with those trending neutrals. The Men’s Ball Cap Bundle is for the daily cap-loving do-er who could use a fresh switch up. The Two Roads Waterloo Snap Brim is a great starter option for those who might be a smidge intimidated by wider brim felt styles but feeling curious to adventure out. All Two Roads felt hats come with Sizing Tape so you can guarantee a personalized fit for your giftee, making your gesture that much more personalized.


Three Photos of Men's Hats



Next time you need a birthday gift, shop cute hats for women! Customize a variety pack of different hat styles for your friend or pick out one superior staple hat that makes a statement. We suggest bundling the Rylee Bucket Hat, Shay Beanie + Jojo Ball Cap for the girly who’s on the go + loves to express themselves through their look. For the always traveling, sunbathing queen snag the bestselling Cara Loren Toasted Straw + the Canvas Hat Carrying Tote! These two items make a thoughtful + functional gift that will stay relevant for years to come. Shopping for someone who buys themselves EVERYTHING? Well, are they a proud owner of the Black Leather Work Tote yet? If not, they want it. This tote was recently released + has quickly become a daily must-have bag. They’ll never need another bag!


Three Women Pictured with Hats



At the end of the day, a Gigi Pip Gift Card + a Gigi Pip e-Gift Card is just as thoughtful as picking out a hat because you’re treating your people to some well deserved, quality confidence. Find a retail store location near you to pick up a physical gift card HERE or purchase an e-gift card directly online HERE.


*The Gigi Pip Confidence Guarantee ensures 1 FREE exchange per order for you to ensure your many hats are the best fit in confidence for 30 days from your purchase. So go ahead, check out the Gigi Pip sizing chart + learn how to find the right hat for your face shape in our Where to Begin Guide, HERE.

Or, continue on to our "The Best Hat for your Face Shape" Blog for a few quick hat suggestions, HERE!