20 Products For Winter Because It’s Going To Be Cold For A While
January is a month that often gets a bad rap. While it ushers in a new year, it also has the misfortune of directly following the onslaught of holidays that make the prospect of winter more bearable. It also feels like the longest month of the year, typically has the coldest temperatures for many areas across the United States, and is forever associated with the now-debunked "Blue Monday," the so-called most depressing day of the year. This combination of face-numbing temps, lack of fun holidays to look forward to, and pseudoscience makes a perfect recipe for the winter blahs. Luckily, there are tons of products that can help you deal with winter.
Here's a friendly reminder that winter doesn't have to be a lousy time! You can stave off these feelings by injecting your life with stuff — more specifically, stuff that's pretty much engineered to help you feel better by making your life warmer, cozier and all around more hygge. In fact, January provides you with the perfect excuse to do many things you might not get away with if it were any other time of year, like subsisting exclusively on fondue and hot chocolate, and also dressing in sweaters that are basically work-appropriate Snuggies. Ahead, a list of 20 things to help brighten up winter.
1. A Fluffy Fleece Jacket
Women's Fluffy Yarn Full Fleece Zip Jacket
On the surface, this jacket may seem impractical. You might ask yourself, "Do I really need the jacket equivalent of a fluffy ball of yarn?" The answer is yes, yes you do. This Uniqlo number is affordable, comes in the perfect shade of millennial pink (and like 50 other colors), and will keep you eternally cozy.
2. Light Therapy Lamp
3. Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels
Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels
Yes, you read that correctly. Everybody raves about Trader Joe's famed peanut butter pretzels, but were you aware that those tasty little morsels also exist in a chocolate-covered version that is available year-round? They are the perfect snack to munch by a fireplace, or by a 10-hour looped video of a fireplace.
4. Candles that Smell like Trees
Cedar Stack Candle
Any fan of candles knows that winter is peak scented-candle season. If you can't be outside, you can at least mimic being outside in the comfort of your own home. You can spend as little or as much as you like on the candles themselves, but January is the perfect time to light one that smells like cedar, pine needles, and a host of other ingredients that are likely difficult to pronounce.
5. Brownie Mix
6. A Water Bottle that Doubles as a Thermos in a Fun Color
7. A New Rug
8. A Wearable Blanket
PAVILIA Premium Fleece Blanket with Sleeves
Wearable blankets keep your arms warm while you're holding a book or drinking tea, which is something a regular blanket cannot do. They are among humankind's greatest inventions, and the perfect time to invest in one is now (this one also comes in a particularly powerful cheetah print).
9. A Faux Fur Throw
10. Electric Blanket
11. Cinnamon Tea
12. A Silk Pillowcase
13. Fun Planters
14. Velvet Throw Pillows
15. A Chic Incense Holder
16. Fleece Pyjamas
17. House Slippers
18. A Giant Mug
19. The Perfect Hoodie
20. A Blanket Scarf
While winter may seem never-ending at the moment, it's basically an excuse to lean in to a lifestyle filled with warmth and comfort. These items are a great jumping off point to achieve peak coziness.