10 Cozy Products That Make Winter Way More Bearable
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Let’s face it: Winter sucks. Sure, it has a few redeeming qualities — holidays, ski trips, chicken soup — but most of the time it’s just cold, dreary, and boring.
We can’t make winter go by faster, but we can make it a little bit better. We’ve rounded up 10 must-have winter products that can help you stay warm (inside and out) and power through until spring finally arrives. Because really, who doesn’t need a little bit of retail therapy when the temperature drops below zero?
It may not scream “professional,” but this cat-themed heated mouse pad will keep your hands from turning into icicles as you power through hours of emails and spreadsheets in a frigid office. (Seriously, who keeps messing with the thermostat?)
Harsh winter wind can zap moisture from your skin, leaving it cracked and painful. The remedy: a heavy-duty moisturizer that can help even the driest skin. This lotion is made with oatmeal to help soothe skin, along with Ceramide-3 and Licochalcone to help lock in moisture.
Hey, you know who’s not freezing right now? Everyone in LA. If you can’t book a plane ticket, this is the next best thing — the mix of lemon, orange, and sea breeze will bring a bit of the beach to your tundra. And with up to 80 hours of burn time, it should hopefully help you make it ’til March.
A cup of tea can warm you up in the winter, so why not return the favor and keep your tea toasty in this stoneware mug with a knit sleeve? Okay, so it’s not the most practical piece of glassware — but we’ll take all the cable-knit coziness we can get.
We all know about heated blankets — but a heated mattress pad is next-level. This mattress pad features 10 heat settings that let you decide how toasty you want to be while you’re bingeing on Netflix.
Heading out for a winter run? Now you don’t have to choose between warmth and your favorite tunes, thanks to these bluetooth-enabled earmuff headphones. They’re equipped to connect to all the latest Apple and Android devices, and the 8-hour battery life means you’ll get through a few workouts before you have to recharge.
The zip-up design of this fleece robe makes it more like a housecoat — so it’s technically clothing, and that means we can wear it everywhere, right? Bonus: It has pockets to keep your hands warm while you’re lounging around the house.
Walking in a winter wonderland? No thank you. Make your intentions clear with a hoodie that states the obvious: Until spring rolls around, you’re not going anywhere that requires you to be out in the elements.
Who says you can’t have some fun with your winter layers? This fuzzy hat-scarf-mitten mashup will keep you warm and make everyone around you smile. After all, it’s a lot easier to brave the cold when you look like an adorable penguin, fox, or bear.
Despite its long, dark winters, Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world. One possible explanation: Danes embrace the concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-ga), which is all about coziness — think crackling fires and wool blankets. Add some hygge to your own life (and hate winter a lot less) with this easy-to-read guide.