19 Gift Ideas For Your Friend Who’s Always Freezing

I've lived in Florida my entire life, and I have a pretty dramatic reaction once the temperature drops below 75 degrees. I'm perfectly content with too-hot summers and wear sweaters year-round. 100 degrees outside? No problem. 60 degrees outside? I'd rather die. Even when I'm indoors, it's a struggle. I'm wrapped in a blanket and wearing wool socks as I write this. If you're someone else who's always cold, you know the struggle. But if you aren't in the always-shivering club, you may be wondering what holiday gift to get a friend who's always freezing — or, if you're me, what you can buy yourself to try to warm up even slightly.

It may seem strange to give someone a gift based on their body temperature, but I'm so much more pleasant to be around when I'm warm. I even bought a blanket to keep in my car so I can grab it if I'm in public and feel cold. Those of us who are always cold are also easy to please. My friends and family could buy me blankets and socks, and I'd be eternally grateful. As any person who's always cold will tell you, you can never have too many blankets or socks. But there are lots of other cool (ha) ideas you can get on too. Here's a list of perfect gifts for the chillest friend in your life.


A Heated Blanket

Sunbeam Fleece Heated Electric Throw Blanket, $35, Amazon

It sucks to be cold regardless of where you are, but being cold in bed is practically indecent. Heat up your loved one's life with a heated blanket.


Fuzzy Socks In Bulk

Fluffy Warm Cozy Home Socks, $28, Amazon

I lose socks with an alarming regularity, so I buy a new six-pack every few months. Save your friend some trouble and help them out with this bulk pack of socks.


'I Hate Winter' Sweatshirt

I Hate Winter Sweatshirt, $24, Etsy

Everyone romanticizes winter until it's actually winter. I briefly lived in Washington, D.C., and I almost cried at the forecast each day. I would've worn this with pride.


A Hooded Wool Coat

Black Hooded Wool Coat, $159, Etsy

Not only does this coat serve Twilight looks, but it also looks freakishly warm. I'd buy it for the hood alone.


Hot Drinks Recipe Book

Hot Drinks: Over 25 Warming Recipes For Cold Days, $11, Amazon

One of winter's few redeeming qualities is having an excuse to drink hot beverages. This cookbook is the perfect stocking stuffer for someone who's feeling chilly.


Hand Warmers

HotHands Hand Warmer Value Pack, $14, Amazon

I have no idea how these work, but I'm sold after seeing how warm the hand on the package looks. I'm sure these are intended for freezing weather, but I'd use them every day.


An Octopus Beanie

Warm Octopus Hat, $11, Amazon

Can you breathe through this beanie? Does it matter? I'm not sure I'd be able to wear this in public without getting ridiculed, but I'm still glad it exists.


Drink Mittens

Beverage Cozy Mitts, $24, Etsy

If you're craving a beer while braving the cold, these mittens offer a solution. Your always-cold friend is likely not drinking chilled beverages during winter, but you never know.


Towel Warmer

Aluminum Towel Warmer Rack, $70, Amazon

Is there anything more luxurious than a warm towel waiting for you when you get out of the shower? This towel warmer is a perfect gift, and it'll help your friend avoid dreaded post-shower chills.


A Giant Knit Blanket

Huge Knit Blanket Throw, $170, Etsy

If you're going to buy someone a blanket, you might as well get a good one. Etsy is full of handmade blankets that guarantee warmth. Bonus: They're perfect for cuddling weather, too.


Decorative Cup Warmer

Decorative Cup Warmer, $13, Amazon

I often keep warm with a hot cup of coffee, but unless I slurp it down, it becomes lukewarm pretty quickly. Problem solved with this cup warmer.


USB Heated Gloves

USB Hand Warmer Heated Gloves, $20, Amazon

I am mostly mad I didn't think of this idea first. You plug these into a USB port, and the gloves keep your hands warm as you type. Genius.


'I Am Freaking Cold' Shirt

I Am Freaking Cold T-Shirt, $15, Etsy

Why beat around the bush? When you're cold and miserable, you want everyone to know it. Your friend may have to pair this with a sweater, but they'll appreciate the gift nonetheless.


'Freezing My Buns Off' Cross-Stitch Pattern

'Freezing My Buns Off' Cross-Stitch Pattern, $3, Etsy

If you have a loved one who's crafty, this cross-stitch pattern is the perfect gift. It has a fantastic pun and gives them a chance to get creative.


Warm and Cozy Campfire Mug

Warm and Cozy Campfire Mug, $15, Etsy

If you're always cold, you work hard to get warm and cozy, and this mug is the perfect way to celebrate once you aren't freezing anymore.


Nose Warmer

Nose Warmer Winter Tweed, $10, Etsy

I have a lot of comments about this nose warmer, but my main one is, "How quickly does it ship, because I need one now." Is it practical? Who cares! It keeps your NOSE WARM.


Blanket Scarf

Plaid Blanket Scarf, $18, Etsy

A blanket scarf is the perfect gift for someone who's always layering thanks to their too-cold struggles. It's fashionable and also amazingly warm.


Fleece Onesie

Hooded Footed Jumpsuit, $39, Amazon

It can be difficult to find warm pajamas, but this jumpsuit presents a solution. I'm not sure how I'd go to the bathroom, but I'm sure I'd figure it out.


Super Warm Hoodie

Women Long Sleeve Pullover, $18, Amazon

This hoodie can be worn to brave the cold or around the house, which makes it an ideal present for someone who's freezing no matter where they are. Summer will eventually arrive again, but until then, help out your freezing friends with a nice gift.