Press Pause: Winter Hacks, Smart Products Worth Your Money, and More

Published on: Dec 7, 2020fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
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Oh and check out our holiday gift shop. We curated about 350 of our fave things, for everyone on your list. And most are under $75.  

This week's picks coming in 3,2,1… 

1. Things that’ll keep you from freezing this winter.

To raise your heating bill or not. That is the question. This list has things like door draft stoppers, a chunky-knit throw, and a llama-shaped heating pad. Not so chilly anymore.

2. Your December horoscope. 

Here’s what’s in store for you and your relationships this month. Fa-la-la-la-la, good luck to you. 

3. 11 sugar substitutes to have on hand.

For when your entire winter agenda is “cookies.” Here’s what to do when your pantry is all out of the sweet stuff. 

4. 13 smart products worth investing in.

Aka things that you'll use for the rest of your life. Because you're an adult now. Except when you have to call to make a doctor's appointment. 

5. The gift of some ‘you time’ this holiday season. 

Dame Products was founded by two women who wanted to revolutionize sex toys. And their Arc G-spot vibrator is designed for exploring…even when you’re stuck at home alone. Skimm’rs get 15% off sitewide. Signed, sealed, delivered.*

6. A guide to winter skincare. 

We’re just some girls, standing in front of our mirrors, asking our dry skin to love us.

7. A week of family dinners for when you’re tired of cooking.

Because you’re still exhausted from cooking Thanksgiving. Here’s how to wear your lazy chef hat, and still make your stomach happy. *Chef’s kiss.*

8. Collagen, biotin, and antioxidants. 

Oh my. This supplement bundle from luster & lūm® by GNC will help keep your skin radiant, nails healthy, and hair vibrant. Just in time for all your virtual holiday gatherings. Oh, and Skimm’rs get 25% off. Glow up.*

9. All the best stuff to stream this month. 

A “Wonder Woman” sequel, a Pixar film that’ll make you cry, and a dramedy starring Meryl Streep. ‘Tis the season, amirite? 

10. The 2020 version of matching holiday PJs. 

Get the whole fam Zoom-, Insta-, and TikTok-ready with unisex boxers from this brand. They’re soft AF and have pockets(!) and a closed fly. And there’s a matching tee. Aaand Skimm’rs get 20% off their first order. Get cozy.*

11. How to take care of your plants in the winter. 

Your green children are really sick of hearing about some new kid on the block everyone’s calling “Christmas Trees.” So give ‘em the TLC they deserve.

12. A wellness program that helps you say 'bye' to unhealthy habits. 

(Even during the holidays.) It uses psychology to change your behavior in a way that actually sticks. So you’re not just focusing on short-term results. Plus, Skimm’rs get a 14-day free trial. Embrace the science.*

13. Gift wrapping secrets from a professional.

Are you better at folding wrapping paper than a 5th grader? These tips to the rescue. Bows, paper, scissors, success. 

14. A guide to surviving Winter Blues.

Yes, seasonal affective disorder is a real form of depression. And no, you’re not alone if you have it. Here are some tips to help you cope this season. 

15. 18 dance workout videos that are actually fun. 

If your fave HIIT routine and TikTok had a baby, it’d be these. Ta ta for now chaturanga.  

16. And finally, three totally random things that made us happy:

This "Friends” mug, some bath noodles, and this timely coloring book

*This denotes a sponsored post.

PS: If you buy anything from this email, theSkimm may get something in return. Oh, and if something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published this. Thanks.

Skimm'd by: Lindsay Schneider, Jessica Kelly, Alexandra Napoli, Liz Smith


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