Best Face Masks for the Holidays to Give and Wear This Season
By Latifah Muhammad
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The holidays are here again and, unfortunately, we’re still in a global pandemic. This year’s holiday celebration will look different than years passed, but if you’re seeking a fashionable, festive and functional option to celebrate the season and help stay protected from COVID-19, face masks are the way to go.
Demand for the best face mask options -- and the best breathable face mask options -- has soared in recent months, in part because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) masks in public settings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. PPE masks are usually made from breathable a fabric like cotton and differ from a surgical mask and N95 respirators that experts say should be reserved for health care workers who are caring for the sick.
Walmart, Target, Old Navy, Nordstrom, Kohl’s and other major retailers are stocking their shelves with a variety of breathable and affordable holiday-themed reusable face masks, eco-friendly face masks, adult face masks and kids' face masks, tailor-made for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.
For those looking to support small businesses during these tough economic times, Amazon and Etsy have a huge selection of handcrafted face masks from small business owners, some of whom are also healthcare workers.
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals heating up, it's the perfect time for early bird shoppers to get ahead of the holiday shopping rush. If you’re buying Secret Santa and White Elephant gifts, stocking up on stocking stuffers or simply adding to your personal collection, ET Style has you covered.
Below, see our picks for the best holiday face masks to give and wear, and check back with ET Style for more hot deals!