Curl up indoors with a dozen cold-weather comforts for home and body to keep you warm and snuggly all winter.
Baby, it’s cold outside! And there’s nothing like curling up indoors with cozy, comforting items to warm up inside and out.
Here are a dozen cold-weather comforts for home and body to keep you warm and snuggly until the sunny days return.
Warm up after playing in the snow with Cacao Premium Drinking Chocolate ($25 for 12 ounces; ordering info at cacaodrinkchocolate.com), handmade in Portland. The bottle of shaved chocolate mix, made of Dominican and Bolivian dark chocolates, blends with milk or cream to make 16 demitasse-sized servings of the rich, velvety elixir.
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Serve it up in Easy Tiger’s Hot Stuff Stackable Mugs ($12–$14 each at Sip & Ship and cardsforawesomepeople.com), which are flirty fun with gold-foil lettering.
Tea drinkers will appreciate the new Bonavita Glass Tea Brewer ($25 at bonavitaworld.com), from the Ballard-headquartered company. The elegant miniature carafe features a removable glass insert that holds loose tea leaves; relax and watch the leaves unfurl through the glass as they steep.
The Red Mitten Flask (on sale for $11 at Sur La Table) is a fun and funny way to warm up with a friend. Fleece-lined, acrylic mittens hide 4 ounces of liquid in a zippered flask tucked into the thumb, so your favorite beverage is always on hand. You don’t even have to take them off to drink.
After a long day, curl up on the couch under West Elm’s Faux Fur Ombre Stripe Throw ($79). The generously sized blanket is luxuriously soft and warm, with fashionably trendy ombré stripes.
Rest your weary head on the Kikkerland Log Head Rest Bolster Pillow ($22 at DIGS, Ballard, and kikkerland.com), which fits perfectly under your neck. The fun accessory looks like a real wooden log, but is made from smooth poly-spandex with satisfyingly squishy microbead fill.
Slip into something more comfortable with the Softer Side’s Microwavable Flax Foot Warmers ($30 at etsy.com/shop/lindasnd). The soothing slippers are filled with flax seed that can be warmed in the microwave (or refrigerated in the summer). Hand-sewn channels keep the flax seeds evenly distributed.
They’re made of 100 percent fleece, fit up to a women’s size 11 and a men’s size 9 shoe, and come in a variety of patterns.
Stay warm indoors and when running out to grab the newspaper in Minnetonka’s Chrissy Slipper Booties ($48 at Nordstrom), featuring a soft leather upper and cozy faux-fur trim. For men, the L.B. Evans Roderic ($40 at zappos.com), is a sporty slip-on, with a suede upper and cushiony faux-shearling insole.
Adults who envy children’s cozy footie pajamas can get their own. Footed Pajamas’ Bright Red Adult Fleece Pjs (on sale for $40 at footedpajamas.com) are available for people up to 7 feet tall, and are warm and breathable.
Bring the scent of the great outdoors inside without the chill with the Soothing Scent Balsam Fir Incense Kit ($22 at dotandbo.com). The compact package contains a wooden burner and 24 balsam incense sticks that create a relaxing, woodsy aroma.
Or inhale the delicious scent of the Common Grounds Coffee-Scented Candle ($20 at commongroundscandle.com), hand-poured in Seattle from recycled coffee grounds — and feel extra warm and fuzzy knowing that each candle purchase contributes to a nonprofit that helps coffee farmers in Latin America.