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A classic Carhartt watch cap that’s gonna keep your head warm without any frills…f’real.
This hat has over
6,500 five-star reviews!
Promising review: “I bought this in charcoal and lost it on a trip, so I bought the exact color again because I missed it so much. Now I’m back to buy it in more colors. It is thick (because it’s a watch cap) but I wear it year round in Dallas or Chicago. The fit is snug to the point that I can sling it back without it falling off and it fits over my afro or straight hair the same and doesn’t lose is stretch after washing. This is my favorite hat.” — CE
Price: $14.99 (available in 36 colors)
A shearling jacket sure to be a cozy winter staple worth rockin’ every single day.
Promising review: “This is such a great buy, and it’s perfect for fall weather. It looks more expensive than it is, and it’s well-made. I’ve had mine about three weeks now, and it hasn’t shed once on me. It’s very trendy, and I highly recommend this jacket!” — jann25
Price: $28.99 (available in five colors and sizes S–3XL)
A heated seat cover that’ll plug into your cigarette lighter and keep your tush feeling cush, no matter how cold it is outside.
Promising review: “The heating in my car isn’t working right now, so I wanted a cheap and easy fix. So I got this seat warmer – easy to install, plugged it into the cigarette later, turned the switch to high (there’s also a low setting) and in five minutes I had a toasty warm seat. It’s quite comfortable to sit on, too.” — M. C. Crammer
Price: $39.99 (available in three colors)
A windshield snow cover that will save you so much time in the mornings and keep your windshield clear and safe – that’s ~snow~ joke!
Promising review: “I got this a few days before our first snow storm of the season and it was great. The suction cups that go on the inside of the windshield held great, as did the straps that hook onto the wheels. My windshield, wipers, and sprayers were all fully covered. It was a little heavy trying to peel it off so I had to push some of the snow off first (we got about 7″) but had there been less snow, it would have peeled right off. The rest of my car was covered in thick ice but my windshield was perfect. I couldn’t be happier with the ease of installation and removal. Totally worth it.” — Erica Alderman
And an extendable snow brush that’ll extend up to 46″ and give you plenty of reach to make sure the rest of your car is (un)covered.
Promising review: “This product works great! I love the telescoping function – the press of a button adjusts the length and locks it in place at increments, with the ability to adjust the brush end at angles. It’s well designed and well worth the price IMO, and I’m a mechanical engineer by trade. The brush end didn’t clog up the snow around the bristles like I’ve experienced with some lower quality brushes. The squeegee side opposite the brush is a nice feature and works well to do a final pass along the window after brushing snow off the windshield. The scraper works great too. I will definitely buy another for my spouse.” — Tamara J. Phillips
A fabric shaver so you can cut the pills off winter sweaters that haven’t seen the light of day since they went into storage last spring – making your winter wardrobe look brand new!
It has three different depth settings you can adjust depending on the fabric.
Promising review: “Seriously the best 12 bucks I’ve ever spent. I bought this for a particular cushion of my couch that my dogs like to lay on so it was extra pilly. It worked so well that I’ve been searching around my house for other things to de-pill. I’ve done some sweaters, pillows, pants and even my slippers. Worked great for it all. Super happy with this little contraption.” — Amazon Customer
Price: $12.99 (available in eight colors)
A pair of calf cuffs for times when you’d rather not wear thick socks but also don’t want your skin chafing from rough materials. Plus, they’re cute to boot!
Promising review: “Love these boot toppers/leg warms. I live in Boston so we have long winters. This packet had all the necessary colors and I wear these a lot to work with my cute outfits, dresses, skirts. They are made well and look really cute.” — Joan M. McNamara
Price: $7.99 (available in 13 styles)
A pack of pimple patches that can suck out puss from the source and save your already dry winter skin from irritating acne creams.
Promising review: “I do not claim to understand the science behind these tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my workday looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit and the overnight results were shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater in my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick pick pick.” — Amazon Customer
A phone power bank that’s sure to save your cell when your battery seems to drop to 50% the second the temperature drops to 50 degrees.
To be fair, the cold drains my body of all energy too. All of it.
Promising review: “You can charge and iPhone X from start to finish three plus times in full with this charger before you need to charge it. It is compact, durable, and just a fantastic overall device. The device comes with the charger itself, a mesh bag to carry/store it in, and a cord to charge the device.” — Andrew Peterson
A three-window insulation kit with a clear film that’ll cover your windows and shrink to form a protective, heat-trapping barrier.
Just put the double-sided tape around the frame of your window, apply the film, and use a blowdryer to suction it around the window (which prevent leaks or cracks). This will help keep heat in your home, without even being noticeable once it’s on. It’s even available for
Promising review: “This product kept my apartment warm and toasty last winter! I live in an older apartment and the windows are not only large, they’re not updated to be efficient. There was draft pretty much on all the windows in the apartment so the heater just keeps kicking in to warm the place. Of course, this means enormous heating bill. Last winter, my husband decided to try this product. We noticed the difference right away on the first night we had it installed! No more drafts and the apartment stayed pretty warm. We noticed a huge drop on our heating bill (almost $50 a month compared to the previous year). It takes some time to install it especially because we have several windows in our apartment but it’s absolutely worth it! I am buying another box for this coming winter!” — D. Dacera
Or a door draft stopper you can use if the gap under your door has been sucking your apartment’s heat into the chilly, undeserving hallway.
This is also great for noise reduction and preventing some critters and creepy crawlies from making their way in.
Promising review: “So easy to set up! All you do is peel tape and adhere to a CLEAN and DRY door. Also looks great, I don’t even notice it. I had a huge gap under my door. I could smell and hear everything from the hallway. Smells, drafts, and sound all are less of an issue now.” — Brit B.
Price: $9.99 (available in four colors)
A nourishing hand cream for giving your cuticles a little TLC when building a darling snowman makes your digits feel dreadful.
One of my BuzzFeed coworker’s went into detail about why
so many people are obsessed with this hand cream.
Promising review: “I have suffered from splitting and cracking fingers every fall and winter for years. I tried Eucerin, Lubriderm, and Gold Bond creams, but none seemed to relieve the splitting from reoccurring. I tried O’Keeffe’s Working Hand Cream and within two-and-a-half days, the splitting and cracking were no longer a factor. Since using the cream, I have not suffered any more cracking or splitting. I am on a busy schedule and only use it at night when I go to bed. It says it’s non-greasy but you can definitely feel a slick texture on your hands once applied. That’s why I use it at night before bed when I don’t have to open door knobs, touch smartphones, or shake hands. It has the texture of cake icing, goes on smooth and works into the skin quickly. It has no smell I can detect. I am so glad I found this cream, it has ended years of split and cracked fingers/hands.” — T.H.
A pack of fuzzy socks that are gonna keep your toes toasty whenever you turn the thermostat down to “not so heckin’ expensive.”
Promising review: “Great product! They fit comfortably, are very cute and don’t shrink in the washing machine. I think they are priced fairly and I received them in the mail very quickly. I love these!” — Marcie
Price: $10.99+ (available in six styles)
A mini heater so you can actually work in your arctic office.
This has an auto-off function to prevent overheating.
Promising review: “What an amazing little heater for the price. For its size, it’s only meant to heat up one person in need of warmth, but it packs a punch! The fan isn’t that strong, but it can definitely heat up a small room or desk with ease. This thing gets up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit pretty quick, which is pretty good for the size. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a small personal heater!” — Net-Work
Price: $19.24+ (available in three colors)
A wind resistant Blunt umbrella that’ll withstand icy rain and wind in wintery weather and keep you covered (literally) no matter the forecast.
I have a Blunt umbrella and basically just wait for rainy days so I can show it off. I got the compact version and love how easy it is to keep in my bag. It’s shockingly strong, there’s never a moment when I feel like wind could blow it inside out and (unlike every umbrella I’ve been unlucky enough to own) it hasn’t leaked once.
Promising review: “This was the best money spent for a quality umbrella. I have used it in very windy weather without any issues. I was with several friends who were using standard run-of-the-mill cheap umbrellas which all flipped inside out and broke. This umbrella didn’t even show any signs of possible strain. I ended up buying a second one so my husband could also have one.” — Anonymous
Price: $59 (available in nine colors)
A pine-scented candle (with a 60-hour burn time!) for adding a fresh, natural scent to your currently stuffy apartment. Only four more months until it’s warm enough to open the windows again!
Promising review: “If you want the smell of a Christmas tree, this is the closest candle I have ever found. When it burns it really does burn the fragrance (unlike cheap candles). I love the smell of this candle, it is refreshing and not too sweet. It is expensive but worth it! So far it has been lasting…last Christmas we would burn it almost all day and all the time and it is not more than maybe a 1/4 gone, if even that!” — Jacqueline Shaw
A dual-handed shovel, because your back deserves some support! Shovel your sidewalk once with this and you’re gonna tell your old shovel to, well, shove it.
Promising review: “These bad boys are a TOTAL back saver!! I’ve ordered five of them. I have a crew of four up on the roof of our motel clearing off over 3′ of snow (on a 300 ft. run of roof!!) and they love them too. I’ve shoveled several hundred pounds of the white stuff myself and, I gotta tell ya, I will NEVER use a ‘regular’ snow shovel again! Having that extra handle is a godsend!! If you’re aging or a young buck that just needs something that will fling the snow WAY out of the way, get yourself one or more of these! You’ll LOVE it!!” — MotelMan
Price: $21.79+ (available in two colors)
A portable light therapy lamp that’s here to give you a little slice of sunshine when these long, dark days have got you down.
Promising review: “I love this light. It makes me feel way better when it’s grim and dark and wintery. It’s very bright, and just what I was looking for. I guess my cat missed the sun too, because she makes a point of lying in front of it when it’s on. Light therapy for elderly cats: highly recommended. Light therapy for people: also recommended.” — Jessa
A set of four waterproof velcro shoes made with an anti-slip material so your pup can enjoy a winter wonderland without too much slipping, sliding, or freezing their precious lil’ paws off.
Promising review: “These are awesome booties. These babies stay on. My dog runs, jumps, and does everything she normally does. We live in the ‘burbs of Chicago. We walk a couple of miles a day. Our neighborhood has no side walks. When it sleets or snows, road salt is an issue. As most dogs do, she likes to off road it, so we’re in the snow, on the street, repeat. These keep her paws from getting packed up with snow and salt. Initially, it’s kind of a hassle getting them on, but it gets easier. If you buy them, put them on your dog in the house and let figure them out. And strap ’em down good.” — Earshplitten
Price: $29.99 (available in seven sizes and four styles)
An electric snowblower with two LED lights and dual blades that’ll clear your driveway so fast the snow won’t be the only thing that’s blown away.
This includes an extra battery and a charger.
Promising review: “I waited until I could use the snow blower and today with the blizzard that hit NY I have to say this item surpassed my expectation. Not only was the assembly a breeze (it took 10 minutes to put it together) when I finally tested this baby on the snow boy was it just amazing. I was able to clear out my parking space and around my vehicle in about 20 minutes. It was super fast. I highly recommend this product! Best part it also comes with the battery and charger unlike others that you have to buy those separately.” — Jen A.
A pair of shearling inserts that are gonna make your favorite shoes your favorite *winter* shoes in seconds.
Promising review: “Add some toast to your toes! These made my shoes soooo toasty and comfortable. I wore these shoes barefoot or with no show socks this past year. With these inserts, I’m in snuggle heaven even at work.” — Amazon Customer
Price: $12.99+ (available in two colors)
A boot tray — it might not seem like the most exciting winter purchase, but it might also be the one you (and your floors) appreciate the most.
Promising review: “I have one of these trays at the entrance of my home. I step in the tray and take my shoes off. Mud, rain, and snow stay inside the tray. The material isn’t a brittle plastic that would crack easily. Very happy with this!” — Flojorn
Price: $8.99+ (available in three sizes)
An infinity scarf with a massive selection of colors and a lovely large knit pattern, so you can still look chic even when you’re simply trying to keep your face from freezing off.
Promising review: “Wow, from the price, I expected it to not be very great quality or durability. However, this was a magical surprise. I got it in cream/off white. It’s a beautiful cream color and is thick and solid in its construction. I’m totally impressed. I have paid more for other scarves that were much thinner and flimsy. This is warm and sturdy. The ribbing is great. I wear it constantly. It is not overly long, though, so wrapping it twice around your neck makes for a very fitted look. If you don’t like a snug scarf, the double wrap might not be for you.” — ASweitzer
Price: $12.99+ (available in 37 colors)
A lip balm for smoothing out your sore, cracked lips with nourishing, long-lasting moisture. Kiss winter dryness goodbye!
Promising review: “My lips usually crack and bleed in the winter no matter what I put on them. This is literally the first winter ever that my lips are perfect. This is the best product I’ve ever used! It’s nice and soft, not greasy. I’ve bought it for several coworkers who also suffer like I do. I hope they never stop making this!” — Mel Belle
A heated toilet seat that’ll spare you the shock of sitting on an icy cold porcelain throne.
Promising review: “I didn’t write this review until we’d had the thing installed for about two months. It appears to be very easy to keep clean, definitely resists staining, etc, and is sturdy. The instructions say to keep the lid down to maximize heat, and that is a must – with the lid up, the seat is lukewarm. But when you keep the lid down, it’s toasty, which is SUCH a luxury when you stumble into the bathroom at 3AM. My wife thought this was the silliest thing in the world. She mocked me, until the moment she sat on it. Now she tells me, ‘Every time I sit down in the bathroom, it makes me smile.’ Totally worth the investment!” — Jim Smith
A nursing hoodie – a clever design for nursing moms who would rather not strip off layers in the cold while feeding their little one.
Promising review: “This made with a very comfortable, stretchy fabric. The zipper is tiny, to help it stay hidden, but has not failed. The openings have accommodated my needs to nurse comfortably. It also sits nice when zipped up. The best part is how long the sweatshirt is!” — Alyson
Price: $29.99+ (available in 18 colors and sizes S–XXL)
A pair of opaque fleece-lined tights you can wear if you want to stay super warm without all that bulk.
Promising review: “I wear tights in the winter months only (I live in Northeastern Pennsylvania). This is a brand I would source out many times over. The tights are soft (not itchy) and thick but not binding and they keep their shape after several washings. They’re pretty too, the herringbone pattern is quite classy and can dress up a basic skirt well. Five star rating!!!” — Barbi
Price: $17.99+ (available in six colors and two sizes)
A couple of tire traction mats – they could save the day if your car gets stuck in an icy area when you’re ready to get the show on the road.
These are actually useful year-round, they can also help you get out of mud and sand!
Promising review: “I bought these for my sister, she lives in the mountains of North Carolina. She said these literally saved her life one night when she was stuck in the snow on a back road by herself with no cellphone reception. It’s a great gift for anyone who drives virtually anywhere, especially in the snow, mud or sand.” — Kenneth V.
Price: $15.99 (for a pack of two)
And an insulated travel mug that’ll really and truly keep your drinks warm – whether you’ve been out adventuring in the cold or simply looking at a winter wonderland from your kitchen counter, this clever mug will help you drink it all in.
Promising review: “Wow, what a great product. I’ve transitioned from a regular coffee cup to this. I was always reheating my coffee but no longer. This mug keeps my coffee hot for a minimum of two hours. Allowing me to get a few things done around the house while I enjoy my coffee here and there. I love it!” — Kendra Hubrick
Price: $24.99+ (available in 11 colors)
Basically the only thing I say until April:
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