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    40 Things That'll Help Make Cold Winter Weather Bearable

    Bc you have things to do besides hibernate 'til spring.

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    1. A door draft stopper the least handy person in the world could handle installing to prevent cold gusts from coming indoors. Don't make your heating system work harder than it has to! Bc $$$!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    2. And a roll of thick foam tape weatherstripping even YOU can handle installing on doors where you can normally feel frigid gusts creeping in. No more!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I just noticed a cold draft coming in from the door between my porch and kitchen. Ordered the 1/2 inch wide, 1/8 inch thick, 50 ft (perfect fit). Super easy, works and looks great! The door is a little more snug to close and needs an extra push, but that's the way it's supposed to be. I have extra weatherstripping for future door projects if needed." —KG in CT

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 14 sizes/lengths).

    3. A pack of Pantene Rescue Shots Hair Ampoules Treatment for an intense shot of moisture your strands will be so happy you bought. This weather is rough on your hair too!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "My hair was processed and damaged, my husband would say that it feels like a straw bale. This little ampule changed my life. After one use, my hair was soft as silk, shiny, and manageable. It was completely unreal how this product transformed my hair and I knew I had to find more. I bought two boxes on Amazon and will continue to use this religiously. For something so inexpensive, it is a game-changer. I now have my friends on the Rescue train and they are just as impressed." —melissa michael

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $4.97.

    4. A cuddly teddy jacket that'll feel like a warm hug every time you pull it on. You're gonna need/want/etc., both the button-up and zip-up versions... in all the colors. Sorry not sorry!

    5. Or a faux-fur moto jacket if you can't give up your tough look, even when the winter chill has your teeth chattering.

    Saks Fifth Avenue

    Get it from Saks Fifth Avenue for $178.80 (available in sizes XS–L).

    6. Pimple patches that'll suck out the pus from blemishes, a nice alternative to applying drying solution on your already-dry winter skin.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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

    Get them from Amazon for $12.50+ (available in round patches or sheets).

    7. A cozy turtleneck dress you can throw on with your over-the-knee boots. You don't have to wear a print or bright color to look totally ~stunning~ this season. (Though this does have a few patterns....)

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS SWEATER DRESS! I read the reviews, and they said if you want the oversize look to go up a size. I am 5’4", 145 pounds, and normally wear a medium, but I went up to a large for the oversize look. I normally roll up the sleeve once for a cute cuffed look. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND." —Jodi Hochstetler

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in eight styles).

    8. Sorel insulated sneaker boots because those backless mules you've been rocking during early fall aren't gonna get you through January.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Extremely comfortable and warm." —Jane

    Get them from Amazon for $139.95+ (available in sizes 5–12 and five colors).

    9. A snow brush/ice scraper that'll be small but mighty when winter weather hits your vehicle and you need to just get to work, ok.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I live in Minnesota so I need a reliable snow and ice scraper. This is cheap but works perfectly. Sturdy, effective and comfortable to use. Highly recommend!" —Mari

    Get it from Amazon for $13.20.

    10. Or a windshield snow cover you can simply peel off instead of spending your precious time scraping.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is amazing! Midwest winters are no fun! This came just in time for our first snowfall this year!" —manda_jean

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    11. A leopard-print beanie because it's about time you throw on some standout winter accessories with that black puffer you're more or less living in this winter.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $19.

    12. A wrap sweater dress with bat wings that'll look so glam it should be illegal. But they'll also trap in some of that body heat bc you want other ppl to shake in your wake bc of your look. But no shivering for you.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "5’7", muscular 168lbs, I got a medium and it fit perfectly. Nice thick material. Didn’t cut the middle piece off the back and could still wear it off the shoulder. Great dress for the price!" —ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 10 colors and sizes S–XL).

    13. Satin pillowcases as a big level up for skin and hair in comparison to your moisture-zapping cotton pillowcases of yore. Frizzy hair? IDK her.

    Amazon

    I own these and *adore* them. I even pack them when I go on vacation to keep my hair and skin looking its best.

    Get two from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in 16 colors and three sizes).

    14. Scrunchable socks in the most gorgeous neutrals that'll keep your toes toasty while adding that lil' something something to your ensemble.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These socks are just what I was looking for. They are lightweight but still warm. Love all the colors. Well worth the money." —Deb jirschele

    Get nine pairs from Amazon for $17.99.

    15. A pull-through scarf to help keep in the heat while you're posing outside at holiday family functions. Oh, and it's also one of Oprah's favorite things this year!

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $59 (available in five color combos).

    16. A nourishing hand cream to give your ragged cuticles and dry paws a major overhaul.

    amazon.com

    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.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    Our deep dive into O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream goes into more details, so be sure to check it out.

    17. A lip sleeping mask can help rejuvenate your pout from the wear and tear of matte lipsticks and gusts.

    @laneige_us / Via instagram.com

    I have this and love it! It's like a super thick lip balm and I can tell the difference between on mornings after I've put it on before bed.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.19+ (available in three flavors).

    18. A super hydrating/cooling eye stick to give your peepers some relief because they're ALREADY acting up with seasonal dryness.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Highly recommend putting it in the fridge and applying once in the morning and once before bed. Two weeks' difference with product shown above. Feels wonderful after a long day, but also makes you refreshed if you aren't a morning person." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    19. Sweater boot liners so you have an extra barrier between those knee-high shafts and your tights-clad legs. Even when you're wearing tights those boots can chafe!!!

    Amazon

    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

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 13 styles).

    20. Heat-trapping tights you could even wear under jeans if you really had to. It's winter, ya' gotta do what ya' gotta do!

    Uniqlo

    Get them from Uniqlo for $14.90 (available in four colors and sizes XS–XXL).

    21. A fleece sweatshirt in 20 varieties you'll all want to buy bc doesn't it feel so good that these toppers are in style rn that it should be illegal?!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Head over heels in love. This is SO WARM and absolutely perfect for winter. Well made and the color is nice. I want to order more!! Couldn't be happier!" —Dianna King

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 20 colors and sizes S–XXL).

    22. A velvet cami as a fancy as hell way to drape yourself in the lush fabric when your friends drag you outdoors and you break out your moto jacket.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've been seeing a lot of velvet tops around stores this winter, but most seemed too expensive for what they are. Then I found this top and decided to take a chance on it. I purchased the pink one and it looked and fit exactly as expected and looks much more expensive than it actually is. For reference, I ordered the small and i'm 5' 4", 120 lbs w a small chest and it fit perfectly." —Anya

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 13 colors and sizes XS–XXL).

    23. Toasty mittens because yes you'll have to be outside some but that doesn't mean you deserve numb digits.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was looking for the Ugg mittens, but they were $75, so I found these instead for $10. I LOVE THEM! Super warm! I gave a pair to my mother, and she loves them as well." —g.dookmariot

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 10 colors).

    24. Slip-proof slippers so you can scoot around inside on your hardwood floors without pulling a Risky Business.

    amazon.com

    FYI, reviewers say it's a good idea to size up.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these slippers. SO comfortable with the memory foam and warm. Love the thick rubber sole on the bottom, so there is no way you would slip. I bought these to bring to the hospital when I give birth, but I am wearing these all the time. My only complaint is that I wear a size 10 shoe. After reading some reviews that these run slightly small (I wear these with and without socks), I opted for the 11/12 size and so glad I did. They fit me perfectly. So, I would definitely size up!" —emily

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in women's sizes 5/6–11/12 and five colors).

    25. A boot tray to contain the mess from your family's footwear after trudging through seasonal corn mazes or just raking the leaves in the yard.

    Amazon

    Get two from Amazon for $21.95.

    26. A sweatshirt dress for anyone who walks around their home pants-less in a sweatshirt and would like to do so in public without being shunned. (Yes I'm describing myself.) Wear it w/ bare legs, tights, or even faux-leather leggings when it gets suuuuper cold.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Welcome to comfort city. If you're looking to wear what I believe clouds made into clothing would feel like, well then you have arrived. Just add some leggings, cute boots, and a jazzy scarf, and it will look like you kind of tried for the day whilst feeling like you're wearing PJs. AND IT HAS POCKETS!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.36+ (available in 30 colors and sizes S–XXL).

    27. Easy-removal ice cube trays that'll be perfect for freezing your world-famous butternut squash soup so you don't have to live off of it for a week at a time. Though that's not the worst problem to have....

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Perfect way to freeze excess buttermilk/soup/broth as cubes so I can put them in a ziplock bag. I look forward to having these cubes in my ice coffee next summer, too!" —T. Jimenez

    Get two trays with lids from Amazon for $13.99.

    28. A 45-pack(!!!) of velvet scrunchies – they'll be gentle on your winter-ravaged strands and give you an excuse to sleep in a few extra minutes.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $8.55.

    29. High-waisted leggings to wear when you actually have to venture out of the house and be a human. They're gonna look so great with your coziest sweaters and hoodies.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Holy crap, these leggings are amazing. Without exaggeration, they are the most comfortable item of clothing I've ever put on my body. I'm 5'10", about 200 lbs., and I often find 'one size' to be too short, but these fit down to my ankle. They're not exactly control top, but they do hold my bits in in a flattering way. The best part is, the top doesn't roll and they don't slide down. Keeping in mind I'm wearing them during winter, they also didn't make me sweat. I didn't want to take them off. I need to order a billion pairs, including a few to wear to bed." —Avery T

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 22 colors and regular and plus sizes).

    30. Or high-waisted faux leather leggings when normal leggings just won't do.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love these leggings! The high waist holds in the tummy and the look of the material is sleek without being over the top shiny. The material feels thick enough that you won't worry about them tearing. The leggings keep you pretty warm too, which is great for fall and winter days. However, they would be pretty hot in warmer months. As others have said, my legs never sweat, but my belly did a little at the band. No biggie though. I love these!" —MrsJones

    Get them from Amazon for $16.90 (available in S-XXL).

    31. A puff-shoulder sweater that'll zhuzh up your go-to winter uniform of a sweater, jeans, and knee-high boots.

    Nordstrom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $59 (available in four colors and sizes 1X–4X).

    32. Teddie Organics Rose Water Facial Toner – it'll make some big soothing moves for red, irritated, dry winter skin. Talk about some low-effort relief.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I decided to give this a try when my skin decided to revolt against the dry winter air by breaking out in a horrible itchy, red, bumpy rash all over my chin. I've always battled redness in that area, but this was particularly bad. Everything I had read told me I would need an antibiotic to clear the rash. Enter Teddie Organics Rose Water. Within a few days the rash was completely gone. The redness I've always had has been greatly reduced. I will definitely buy again!" —Lisa M

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in two sizes).

    33. An incredibly soft bath sheet, yep bath SHEET not towel, because maybe you'd like to envelop yourself in an enormous towel as soon as you emerge from a hot shower only to be greeted by a frigid tile bathroom floor. What a cruel world.

    Snowe

    I own a Snowe bath sheet and it truly is the best. A someone who's not a size 4, I've always had a rough time wrapping up in a bath towel and getting it to say (like in the pic), but you can easily do that with one of these sheets. But once you go to a bath sheet, you won't be able to go back to a regular towel. Just go ahead, cross over for the plush side. BTW, the classic bath towel version of this won our mid-price pick for the best bath towels on BuzzFeed Reviews. But IMO you need to go for the sheet.

    Get it from Snowe for $48 (available in five colors).

    34. A waffle-knit top for some textured layering action because your plain knits have been getting too much action and it's not even the New Year. If you run hot, this could be an excellent addition to your outfit rotation.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this top. Beautiful pink color. I receive compliments every time I wear it. The material is soft and warm without being suffocating." —Lilly K

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in 12 colors and size S–XXL).

    35. A velvet maxi that'll provide an on-trend Elvira lewk that'll feel a lot less risque than the original. Welp, now your holiday party ensemble is settled what are you gonna do with all this extra time?

    Amazon

    <3 you, Cassandra!

    Promising review: "I was looking for a few things in a dress: unique, velvet, long, warm, vintage-inspired. This dress gave me everything. I got so many compliments wearing this dress. It is very unique and looks way more expensive than it actually is. I do agree with other comments that the cleavage is cut too modest and didn't show much skin (I would also consider myself a modest person, but this wasn't giving me anything), so i pinned the fabric down to make it work. I am 5'6", 165 lbs, 36DD. I ordered an XL to be safe, but could have ordered a L and it would have fit great too. I normally wear a size L, sometimes XL. I wore 0.5" to 1" kitten heels and this dress hit the floor perfectly. It was a little tricky getting up stairs, but that's what the slit is for!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in 10 colors and sizes S–XL).

    36. Super cozy wool socks in fun patterns you can admire from your couch and then let other people be so lucky by letting 'em peep out from your trusty boots.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "They keep my feet warm and are just the right thickness, not too thin or thick, and they don’t stretch out after wearing them all day. They seem durable as well, I think they will last several winters." —Amber

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $10.98 (available in five color combos).

    37. Cute boots lined in faux fur to serve as an extra toasty layer instead of layering on another pair of socks.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are so nice! I love the fur in the inside, perfect for cool weather! I would say they are sized true. I am usually in between a 6.5-7 and ordered a 6.5 and they fit great. I have smaller calves and was happy to see these aren’t super baggy on my leg. I can’t wait to wear these to my upcoming Germany trip!" —Tylor W.

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in 12 colors and sizes 5–10.5).

    38. Glossier Balm Dotcom, a lip balm you can actually use as a universal salve for chapped lips, dry winter knuckles, and that weird patch on your cheek that seems to be as dry as the Sahara as soon as it hits November.

    Glossier

    Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in eight flavors).

    39. A teddy crewneck sweatshirt for a touchable layer that'll be Casual Fridays–approp, unlike your favorite sherpa blanket at home.

    Upwest

    Get it from Upwest for $68 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    40. And a ~wild~ faux-fur sweatshirt to wear when it's finally the freaking weekend and your friends lured you out to drink some hot toddys in a warm bar, so kinda like hibernating in public? A dream.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $26 (sizes XS-XXL) or $29 (sizes 1X-4X).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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