As the winter months approach, we can feel a chill setting in. Not to mention, we’re mentally prepping for more months of quarantine. Did you know it gets dark at like...4:30 pm? Who approved that.
So, we’re here to help you get ready for the cold. And the absurd amount of free time you’ll have at home. Stock your shelves with yeast (yes...more bread making). And put on your coziest socks. It’s time to hibernate.
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So you don’t have to wait an extra ten minutes while everything deices. The side flaps can tuck into your car’s front doors, so it’ll stay securely in place overnight. It’s durable, too. So it’ll survive more than one winter storm. ($29.99, Amazon)
No more slipping and sliding down the driveway to pick up the mail. These boots grip the ground and can be worn in temps as low as 23 degrees Fahrenheit. They’re made from natural rubber and neoprene so no more wet, cold toes. Snow day, anyone?* ($135, Hunter)
Because getting up in the morning and immediately having your feet touch cold wood is the worst. Now you can pad around the house in these. They’re made in Kyrgyzstan by local artisans using centuries-old felting techniques. Aka, they’re legit. ($69, Kyrgies)
Quarantine can be tough to get through. And a lot feels uncertain right now due to the pandemic. Each box comes with four to six carefully curated items. And educational books to help better understand how you’re feeling. Shipments are monthly, but you can choose from topics such as anxiety, PTSD, and depression. Make some time for you. ($44.95/month, The Mental Wealth Box on Cratejoy)
Literally. Just throw your ingredients into the stoneware pot and set your timer. The rest of the work will be done for you. This one holds six quarts and has a countdown clock so you can see just how many minutes are left. ($49.99, Target)
Just in case you didn’t already spend enough of 2020 building puzzles...winter is coming. And you’ll want a couple of activities to dive into while you bundle up by the fire. Enter: a snow day-themed puzzle. Ready, set, find all the corner pieces. ($49, Jiggy Puzzles)
It comes with instructions and easy-to-follow patterns. So yes, even as a beginner you’ll be able to tackle it. You’ll also receive the hoop, two needles, and a set of thread. Once you’re finished, you’ll have an adorable floral piece to hang on your wall. Psst...making them is addicting (so don’t say we didn’t warn you). ($19.99, The Cherry Blossom US on Etsy)
Yep, that’s right. We’re talking DIY projects, indoor activities, and delicious things to bake. And the best part? None of these things are too expensive. So if you’re collecting ingredients or supplies...you won’t break the bank. ($22.99, Bookshop)
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PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.
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