Meteorologists are sprinkling the forecast with way more parkas than bikinis—winter is officially in our midst! In the face of subzero temps and icy blizzards, we tend to spend a little bit more time indoors. This guide has everything you need to stay warm and cozy all winter long, from the skincare that defends against the elements to the best teas for cold weather!
Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night stops these makers! Keep your skin bright, your belly warm, and your home extra cozy with these 10 winter weather must-haves!
1. Warm Blanket Soy Candles and Wax Melts, by [be] blends (Maryland)
Maker: Stacey Ann Ventura
It's time to tear open those vacuum-sealed space savers and revel in the season's greatest joy—thick and cuddly quilts, comforters, and afghans! Once you've slotted into maximum coziness, kick it up one more notch this Warm Blanket candle from [be] blends, a cool-weather spin on billowy fresh linen.
2. Vanilla + Coffee Fat Stick, by FATCO (California)
Maker: Cassy Burnvoth
Winter weather creeps in with frosty winds and dry air—but the skin-cracking conditions are no match for this Vanilla + Coffee Fat Stick from FATCO! Uncap the oversized tube (seriously, it's fit for The Hulk at half an ounce!) and rub liberally on cuticles, elbows, and lips. It's just what you need to nourish and plump: no dry patch is safe with this do-it-all balm on guard!
3. Luxury Velvet Decorative Pillows, by Floetry Shoppe (California)
Maker: Florence Wadley
Brutal blizzards? “Feels-like” subzero temps? No way! Time to lock the front door and transform your home into a warm, cuddly, and luxe sanctuary. Start with these Luxury Velvet Decorative Pillows from Floetry Shoppe. Oozing with indulgence, these plushies come in two opulent shades: emerald and eggplant.
4. Chocolate Bonbon Dream Tea, by STRŌB Apothecary (Maryland)
Maker: Olivia MacMillan
Sugar-white snow ambling past your window. A red-hot romantic novel in hand. What's missing from this dreamlike winter scenario? A decadent cup of tea, of course! For this seasonal treat, STRŌB Apothecary uses Pu-erh tea. It's a heavier, more robust tea swirled with a heartwarming blend of rich chocolate and sweet orange.
5. Sweater Weather, by Bella Luna Candles (Colorado)
Maker: Dr. Amanda Simone
A seasonal rite of passage: donning your first oversized cable knit sweater! We spend our days dreaming of “sweater weather,” waiting patiently for the big moment, and Bella Luna Candles coalesces the year-long excitement into this cozily scented candle. Light it up for a warm kiss of fresh greens wandering with spruce, evergreen, and other Christmas-tree-lined notes.
6. Honest Coffee Scrub, by Ology Essentials (Tennessee)
Maker: Kayla Fioravanti
Winter can bring its fair share of blahs, but you can instantly perk things up with this Honest Coffee Scrub! Ology Essentials whips together luscious butters, sugars, and sustainably sourced coffee grounds from a neighborhood shop adored by Nashvillians. Blended with spicy notes of mint, sweet tobacco, and root beer, it's like a buzzy morning cuppa for your entire body!
7. Handmade Ceramic Blue Frost & White Mug, by White Squirrel Clayworks (Ohio)
Maker: Kimberly Ford
Colder weather calls for the warmest drinks: teas, coffees, and hot cocoa galore! Settle in with your favorite cozy drink of choice, poured lovingly into this hand-thrown stoneware from White Squirrel Clayworks. The frosty blue luster is right on trend for filling out your at-home winter wonderland.
8. Glow Face Serum, by Nourish Natural Products (Wisconsin)
Maker: Jamie Andrzejewski
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to your summery glow! Nab a year-long radiance with Glow Face Serum from Nourish Natural Products. The silky-smooth serum combats cold-weather skin troubles like dullness and redness. You'll look fabulous in every snow-kissed IG story!
9. Relax Tea & Candle Set, by Lyghtafire (Michigan)
Maker: Pamela Pettway
This Relax Tea & Candle Set is your one-two punch against the elements when the icy winds start howling. Start by brewing a sweet, relaxing blend of this chamomile and lavender flower tea. Second, light Eat, Sleep, Candle, Repeat to envelop your space in pepper and tobacco leaf for a relaxing aroma spiked with bright ginger notes.
10. Chai Tea Skin Balm, by Etta + Billie (California)
Maker: Alana Rivera
The aromatic, spicy aromas of November and December are all around us—and your skin wants a taste too! This seasonal Chai Tea Skin Balm is one that Etta + Billie fans wait all year for. Sweep the rich blend of cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg on tough, dry spots for an instant kiss of moisture. Plus, it's a TSA-friendly size, perfect for toting home for the holidays.
Questions for discussion and sharing
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