Updated Dec 10, 2022
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The Santa hat is as central to Christmas as cake is to birthdays. But as archetypal as this must-have holiday accessory is, surprisingly few mainstream brands have prioritized high-quality Santa hats in their seasonal repertoires.
OriginalsByEva Cranberry and Vanilla Santa Hat
The best Santa hatThese handmade Santa hats are well-crafted, luxurious, and the most customizable of those I tested. They sell out quickly, but there are dozens of options available in a plethora of faux furs, fabrics, sizes, colors, and trims.
HoHo Hats Classic Santa Hat
A statement Santa hat for big personalitiesThis ornate, reversible, and almost overwhelmingly plush custom Santa hat is made with real lambskin. It’s perfect for center-of-attention types seeking a statement piece to help them stand out in a Christmas crowd.
A better upgrade
LessMo Snowflake Pattern Velvet Santa Hat
A stylish, non-custom Santa hatSlightly structured but still soft and featuring a snowflake pattern, the least-expensive option in my testing pool turned out to be the best store-bought Santa hat by far.