The 15 Best Gifts For Staying Warm and Cozy this Winter
Comfy blankets, cozy scarves, cashmere pajamas: Give something that will bring warmth to the ones you love this year.
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It’s snuggle time
This year, the gift of warmth and comfort is more important than ever. Whether your loved ones have been coming down with something, or have just faced all types of stress, in 2020, a heartfelt cozy gift is just the thing to cheer them up and keep them healthy. In fact, studies show that chronic stress can affect the brain and negatively impact the body. And freezing temperatures don’t help with healthiness either. Science suggests that cold weather can make you sick, increasing your chances of catching a cold.
Holiday gift-giving to the rescue. Whether it’s a luxe weighted blanket to snuggle up with on the couch and relieve anxiety, fleece-lined socks to keep their tootsies toasty, or a detoxifying bath soak—we found the nicest gifts to reduce stress and combat colds. Here are the best gift ideas for something warm and cozy for the loved ones on your holiday list this year. Cuddle up and check out this cozy gift guide.
Bearaby Weighted Blanket Cotton Napper
Weighted blankets are still very popular, and wrapping up in one reduces the body’s stress hormones and provides other health benefits. Consider the Bearaby Cotton Napper to be the upgraded weighted blanket. It’s made from organic cotton, looks unbelievably chic at the end of a bed, and provides the same anxiety-reducing weight you’ll find in competing synthetic blankets. Bonus: It’s machine washable.
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool
Ensure the freshness and high-quality of the air you breathe in your home with this three-in-one product by Dyson. It purifies year-round by heating the air in the winter and cooling the air in the summer—all while removing 99.97 percent of allergens and pollutants lurking around your home. (Read whether air purifiers help with allergies.)
Best Friends by Sheri Calming Donut Cat and Dog Bed
Pets need to stay warm and cozy, too! And over 11,000 Amazon pet owners agree that the Calming Donut cat and dog bed is the way to deliver better sleep for furry friends. The circular shape provides a slightly raised rim for security and support, while the plush interior encourages extra-long naps. This dog bed has a solid 4.5-star rating for a reason.
Jumby Warm as Toast Balm
Suffering tense muscles that are being worsened by the cold air? Moisturize and calm them with this warming muscle rub. It’s fast acting and contains aromatic ginger, clove, and calendula oils all of which help soothe muscle stiffness. It’s ideally applied after a hot bath.
Ugg Fleece-Lined Socks
Ugg is beloved for warm and toasty boots and slippers, so it’s no surprise the Australian company has expanded to the cuddliest fleece-lined socks. This red-and-white checked pattern is perfect for winter style, and yes—they’re machine washable. Not the right color combo? Don’t worry, they’re available in five other checked color patterns.
M.M. LaFleur The Cotton Cashmere Pajama Set
A cozy gift guide wouldn’t be complete without a set of pajamas—and how does cashmere sound? Combined with cotton, these are the kinds of jammies you’ll want to spend your entire Sunday in. They’re clad with a drawstring and elastic waist that offers optimal comfort and a scooped neckline that allows you to breathe easily as you snooze. And it turns out, there are health benefits of going to bed early.
L.L. Bean Wicked Good Moccasins
Slippers continue to be the perfect cozy gift. Even if the gift recipient already has slippers, the L.L. Bean Wicked Good moccasins are a welcome addition to any feet. They’re lined with Australian lambswool and the velvet suede exterior is water- and stain-resistant. Wicked good gift idea! (Here’s why you should always take off your shoes in the house.)
Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Upstate Sweatpants
File these plush Upstate sweatpants under “but one for them and one for you.” Seriously, these are the softest sweatpants, and they work as a fashionable matching set if you order the matching Upstate sweatshirt. We’ve had our set for two years, and have gifted these to many happy family members. Throw a blazer over the top and you’ve got a seriously comfortable work from home outfit.
Crane & Canopy Monogrammed Cotton Plush Bathrobe
Give the coziest holiday gift of all with this super plush cotton bathrobe. It’s made from 100 percent long-staple Turkish cotton and features an elegant shawl collar, turn-back cuffs, and a snug waist tie for adjustable comfort. Best of all, you can have it personalized with your giftee’s initials.
Live Fine Towel Warmer Bucket
Turn their bathroom into a spa-inspired experience with the Live Fine towel warmer bucket. Simply place your towel, robe, or bedsheets into the bucket and set the timer. By the time you step out of the shower, your linens will be warm and toasty. Bliss!
Bamboo Bathtub Tray Caddy
What’s more relaxing than a long bath? Inspire a longer soak with this beautiful and practical bamboo bathtub tray caddy. Its sturdy, waterproof design is meant to sit across the bathtub, and it holds everything from bath salts to a tablet to a candle to a glass of wine. (A glass of wine a day has benefits!). Bath time doesn’t get much cozier than that.
Leto Collection Soft Woven Stylish Cold Weather Warm Chunky Thick Knit Infinity Loop Scarf
Stylish and functional, this oversized infinity scarf is easy to throw on top of any outfit to add extra warmth. It features a thick, chunky knit design and comes in eight colors. Plus, it looks elegant during a winter Zoom call.
Pursoma Detox Bath Soaks
Pursoma is a European wellness company that takes baths and bathing rituals very seriously. We’re on board! All of their bath soaks are made with organic ingredients designed to detoxify the body, but we especially like the Hot Tub as a luxe gift for winter cold and flu relief. Don’t forget to put your phone on airplane mode while you soak. No distractions while you destress.
OCOOPA Hand Warmers
For those times when your body is nice and warm, but your hands are freezing cold, these rechargeable hand warmers will come to the rescue. The system is easy to use and heats up in just seconds to one of three settings (up to 131 degrees Fahrenheit!).
VOBAGA Coffee Mug Warmer
Make busy mornings less stressful with a cup of coffee or tea that stays hot for hours—no trips to the microwave required. The VOBAGA coffee mug warmer works as a mini-hot plate with three temperature settings. (Check out the best gifts for coffee lovers for more coffee gifts.)
- Cleveland Clinic: "Can Weighted Blankets Banish Nighttime Anxiety?"
- Harvard Health Publishing: "Anxiety and stress weighing heavily at night? A new blanket might help"