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15 Products to Get You Through Quarantine Winter

products to get you through a quarantine winter
November 20, 2020

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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windshield frost guard for cars

A frost guard for car windshields and side view mirrors…

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)

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sherpa-lined snow and rain boots for cold weather

A pair of insulated sherpa boots to keep your feet warm and dry…

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)

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outdoor wool blanket

A Pendleton wool blanket for outdoor dining…

If you’re looking to support local businesses and dine (safely) outdoors for a bit longer, you better bring a blanket. This one is heavy enough for chilly nights and is stain- and water-resistant. So if you spill, no biggie. ($199, Amazon)

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mini space heater for a desk

A mini space heater to warm up your WFH setup…

It can heat up quickly and has two levels so you can adjust the temp. It’s also quiet enough that it won’t distract you in meetings and will auto shut-off to prevent overheating. Goodbye, desk shivers. ($29.98, Amazon)

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indoor wool slippers for house wear

A pair of indoor wool slippers to avoid freezing floors…

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)

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mental health subscription box to provide resources for those suffering from PTSD, anxiety, or depression

A self-care subscription box aimed at exploring mental health…

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)

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ribbed beanie with removable pom poms you can change out

A ribbed beanie to keep your head nice and cozy…

Because you can’t really stay warm if your head is cold. This one has a snap feature. So you can change pom poms depending on your outfit that day. It’s the easiest way to accessorize. ($30, Anthropologie)

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crockpot slower cooker

A Crockpot that’ll whip up warm meals without much effort…

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)

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snow day themed puzzle

A brand new puzzle since you’ll be spending a lot of time indoors...

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)

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hot toddy cocktail syrup

A hot toddy cocktail syrup to get you through the coldest of days…

Containing fresh ginger, cane sugar, lemon and cinnamon, this syrup will add a kick to your go-to winter drink. Unfortunately, the alcohol is sold separately. We suggest rum, whiskey, or brandy. ($12, W&P Design)

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fleece pullover for cold weather

A fleece pullover for running errands or as an extra layer while lounging...

It’ll become your go-to option for grocery store trips. Or when your dad decides to drop the thermostat with no one’s permission. ($64.99+, L.L.Bean)

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embroidery kit for beginners

An embroidery kit for beginners who want to keep their hands busy…

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)

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folding treadmill for small spaces

A folding treadmill to store under a sofa or bed…

Some days may literally be too cold to walk (or run) outside. But that doesn’t mean you need to be stagnant. Getting steps in during the day is a great way to release stress. And maintain your health. ($389.99, Amazon)

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book filled with DIY crafts, recipes, and things to do indoors

A book entirely dedicated to staying cozy indoors…

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 won’t break the bank. ($22.99, Bookshop)

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new york times online crossword puzzle subscription

A NYT crossword subscription to keep your mind active…

You’ll get a new puzzle in your inbox every morning. Which will be a great way to start your day while eating breakfast and sipping a cup of coffee. Now what’s a seven letter word for purse… ($6.95/month, The New York Times)

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*This denotes a sponsored post. 

PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return.

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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