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18 Insanely Useful Products That'll Make Your Winter So Much Better

Including some cosy heated slippers, and an alarm clock that'll make those winter mornings a little better.

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1. A stylish thermos that will keep your tea or coffee hot for hours.

Promising review: "I love this bottle. I'm a new mum and I take boiling water to bed with me each night so I don't have to keep coming downstairs to make a feed. This bottle is great. Keeps the water piping hot even after eight hours. Get a lot of compliments for when I take it with me out and about. Strongly recommend if looking for a versatile flask." – Allure by AishahGet in on Amazon, £9.99 on sale (otherwise £19.99), or in the US for $13.99.
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Promising review: "I love this bottle. I'm a new mum and I take boiling water to bed with me each night so I don't have to keep coming downstairs to make a feed. This bottle is great. Keeps the water piping hot even after eight hours. Get a lot of compliments for when I take it with me out and about. Strongly recommend if looking for a versatile flask."

Allure by Aishah

Get in on Amazon, £9.99 on sale (otherwise £19.99), or in the US for $13.99.

2. An understated pair of gloves that you can still use your smartphone with.

Promising review: "Perfect fit for smaller hands. Classy, warm, and brilliant to use with my smart phone." – pocketrocketGet them on Amazon, £7.99 on sale (otherwise £16.99), or in the US for $9.99.
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Promising review: "Perfect fit for smaller hands. Classy, warm, and brilliant to use with my smart phone."

pocketrocket

Get them on Amazon, £7.99 on sale (otherwise £16.99), or in the US for $9.99.

3. A super-intensive hand cream that will help with dry, cracked hands.

Promising review: "I haven't been able to find another hand cream that hydrates this much and absorbs this quickly without leaving the skin even slightly sticky. It really feels like you have nothing on but you can feel the difference the very moment you apply it." – Giulia Get it from Space NK, £22 for 150ml or £15 for 75ml, or in the US from Nordstrom for $15.
spacenk.com

Promising review: "I haven't been able to find another hand cream that hydrates this much and absorbs this quickly without leaving the skin even slightly sticky. It really feels like you have nothing on but you can feel the difference the very moment you apply it."

Giulia

Get it from Space NK, £22 for 150ml or £15 for 75ml, or in the US from Nordstrom for $15.

4. And a moisturising lip balm that will relieve chapped lips.

Promising review: "This feels so good on the lips and after a couple weeks use, they are in much better condition. No more dry chapped lips. The product actually feels like skin care, not just a barrier on the lips." – BeautyAddict000Get it from Marks and Spencer, £9.50, or in the US from Jet for $19.
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Promising review: "This feels so good on the lips and after a couple weeks use, they are in much better condition. No more dry chapped lips. The product actually feels like skin care, not just a barrier on the lips."

BeautyAddict000

Get it from Marks and Spencer, £9.50, or in the US from Jet for $19.

5. A pair of fleece lined tights that will keep your legs warm through winter.

Promising review: "So pleased to see these tights in stock again. They are so very warm and soft – perfect for really cold days. They wash well and keep their shape, week in and week out." – NamelessLady Get them from John Lewis, £10.50, or in the US for $14.50.
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Promising review: "So pleased to see these tights in stock again. They are so very warm and soft – perfect for really cold days. They wash well and keep their shape, week in and week out."

NamelessLady

Get them from John Lewis, £10.50, or in the US for $14.50.

6. A cosy scarf that can double up as a blanket.

Promising review: "It's the perfect size for a scarf and a blanket. I can wear it in public but also stay cosy wrapped up in it at home. Love the design and colour as well. Makes the winter season a lot less bleak! Would recommend to anyone." – Addie M Get it on Amazon, £9.99 on sale (otherwise £15.99), or get a similar one in the US for $15.89.
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Promising review: "It's the perfect size for a scarf and a blanket. I can wear it in public but also stay cosy wrapped up in it at home. Love the design and colour as well. Makes the winter season a lot less bleak! Would recommend to anyone."

Addie M

Get it on Amazon, £9.99 on sale (otherwise £15.99), or get a similar one in the US for $15.89.

7. A cookbook of warming winter recipes, for when you're at a loss for what to cook.

Promising review: "Originally checked it out from local library. After trying a couple of recipes and being happy with flavours I purchased a copy for myself and then two more as gifts." – brendaGet it on Amazon, £9.99, or in the US for $10.83.
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Promising review: "Originally checked it out from local library. After trying a couple of recipes and being happy with flavours I purchased a copy for myself and then two more as gifts."

– brenda

Get it on Amazon, £9.99, or in the US for $10.83.

8. And a tupperware soup mug so you can easily bring your leftovers to work.

Promising review: "Perfect soup mugs – I've had mine a while now. I use them every day in the winter months and dishwash them and they look as good as the day I bought them. The vent in the lid is a particularly helpful touch." – NSC-Herts Get it on Amazon, £4, or in the US for $6.99.
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Promising review: "Perfect soup mugs – I've had mine a while now. I use them every day in the winter months and dishwash them and they look as good as the day I bought them. The vent in the lid is a particularly helpful touch."

NSC-Herts

Get it on Amazon, £4, or in the US for $6.99.

9. An alarm clock that mimics natural light, perfect for those dark winter mornings.

Promising review: "I found this alarm clock after researching the internet for the best way to wake up in the morning. This alarm clock helps you wake up by simulating daylight. This is especially useful if you have a dark room in the morning. It is a high-quality-build alarm clock for a great price with plenty of options for wake-up sounds and lights. " – BoucherGet it on Amazon, £31.98, or in the US for $31.99+.
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Promising review: "I found this alarm clock after researching the internet for the best way to wake up in the morning. This alarm clock helps you wake up by simulating daylight. This is especially useful if you have a dark room in the morning. It is a high-quality-build alarm clock for a great price with plenty of options for wake-up sounds and lights. "

Boucher

Get it on Amazon, £31.98, or in the US for $31.99+.

10. A 28-pack of cedar wood that will help to stop moths from ruining your favourite jumpers and cardigans.

Promising review: "This really works! Really happy with it as last summer I had a really bad moth infestation. It got rid of them very quickly." – Gaby Get them on Amazon, £6.99, or in the US from Fruugo for $8.95.
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Promising review: "This really works! Really happy with it as last summer I had a really bad moth infestation. It got rid of them very quickly."

Gaby

Get them on Amazon, £6.99, or in the US from Fruugo for $8.95.

11. A hair oil that will help your winter-damaged hair.

Promising review: "Very lightweight but provides adequate hydration, smells good and leaves hair soft and shiny." – Nour Get it on Feelunique, £11.55, or in the US for $15.22.
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Promising review: "Very lightweight but provides adequate hydration, smells good and leaves hair soft and shiny."

Nour

Get it on Feelunique, £11.55, or in the US for $15.22.

12. A heated pillow for when you're cold but aren't quite ready to turn up the thermostat.

Promising review: "This is the best pillow ever! Its so squishy and warm, it's brilliant! Would definitely recommend for anyone who likes to be toasty." – Coreen Get it on Firebox, £29.99, or in the US for $39.39.
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Promising review: "This is the best pillow ever! Its so squishy and warm, it's brilliant! Would definitely recommend for anyone who likes to be toasty."

Coreen

Get it on Firebox, £29.99, or in the US for $39.39.

13. And a heated towel rack that will make having to get out of a hot shower more bearable.

Promising review: "Very happy with this...nice and compact for a small space and heats up very well. Great for drying my towels." – missy Get it on Amazon, £29.99, or get a similar one in the US for $67.58.
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Promising review: "Very happy with this...nice and compact for a small space and heats up very well. Great for drying my towels."

missy

Get it on Amazon, £29.99, or get a similar one in the US for $67.58.

14. A car cover to protect your windshield from that dreaded frost.

Promising review: "An excellent product that fits most cars perfectly. The inner lining is made of a silver insulating material, and the outer material is made from a dark fabric. This is going to be brilliant when it's frosty or snows, as it will save you having to scrape the ice off your windscreen. In my case, it will be useful in summer too, as I have to park under trees and my car gets covered in bird droppings. It has a handy case to store the cover when not in use, and is small enough not to take up too much space in your boot or glove compartment. A very handy product." – Mandy  Get it on Amazon, £9.99, or get a similar one in the US for $16.99.
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Promising review: "An excellent product that fits most cars perfectly. The inner lining is made of a silver insulating material, and the outer material is made from a dark fabric. This is going to be brilliant when it's frosty or snows, as it will save you having to scrape the ice off your windscreen. In my case, it will be useful in summer too, as I have to park under trees and my car gets covered in bird droppings. It has a handy case to store the cover when not in use, and is small enough not to take up too much space in your boot or glove compartment. A very handy product."

– Mandy

Get it on Amazon, £9.99, or get a similar one in the US for $16.99.

15. An inexpensive mini humidifier, to help with that unpleasant dry atmosphere you get when the central heating is on for a while.

Promising review: "This aroma diffuser is the best of all. Before using it we were unable to breathe right because of a sore throat and running nose caused by dry air. But since we started using this diffuser everything has changed. Now our bedroom is suitable for sleeping. Go get this if you don't have it yet." – Mark Geddis Get it on Amazon, £9.99 on sale (otherwise £11.99), or in the US for $15.99.
amazon.co.uk

Promising review: "This aroma diffuser is the best of all. Before using it we were unable to breathe right because of a sore throat and running nose caused by dry air. But since we started using this diffuser everything has changed. Now our bedroom is suitable for sleeping. Go get this if you don't have it yet."

Mark Geddis

Get it on Amazon, £9.99 on sale (otherwise £11.99), or in the US for $15.99.

16. A beret that’s cosy enough to keep your head warm, but loose enough to not flatten your hairstyle

Promising review: "The colour is perfect...and it is real wool! I am so happy with it, I want all the colours now." – roseaneGet it on Amazon, £8.99 on sale (otherwise £14.99), or in the US for $9.99.
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Promising review: "The colour is perfect...and it is real wool! I am so happy with it, I want all the colours now."

roseane

Get it on Amazon, £8.99 on sale (otherwise £14.99), or in the US for $9.99.

17. A pair of thermal insoles for anyone with cold feet.

Promising review: "Actually surprised! Very good, slipped straight into my size 10 boots. Comfy and holds cold off for longer" – Amazon CustomerGet them on Amazon, £5.99, or in the US for $6.49.
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Promising review: "Actually surprised! Very good, slipped straight into my size 10 boots. Comfy and holds cold off for longer"

Amazon Customer

Get them on Amazon, £5.99, or in the US for $6.49.

18. And for when you're at home, these USB heated slippers.

Promising review: "Fantastic slippers, the wife loves them. Really easy to charge the battery packs, and easily last a whole evening. Very comfortable as well!" – Ken Get them on Firebox, £34.99, or in the US for $46.
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Promising review: "Fantastic slippers, the wife loves them. Really easy to charge the battery packs, and easily last a whole evening. Very comfortable as well!"

Ken

Get them on Firebox, £34.99, or in the US for $46.