Inevitably, the obligatory ugly sweater party shows up on our holiday party itinerary every Winter. This year, we're revamping the tradition with a selection of much-cuter knits. Instead of the crazy old embellishments, Fair Isle gone horribly wrong, or Santa's face stretched onto a chubby wool sweater, we've scoured the market for some of the most adorable, unconventional popovers to cuddle up in this season. Our favorite animal faces, cheeky expressions, and sweet prints adorn this batch of standout sweaters that also happen to make some pretty perfect gifts. Click through to shop our editors' picks for yourself — then score a couple of great gifts for the loved ones on your list.