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    28 Things To Help You Get Through Your Mid-Winter Slump

    Don't worry, be happy — even when it's dark and cold.

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    1. A 52-week guided gratitude journal so you can take some time every morning to remember how awesome your life is.


    Promising review: "Just started using this journal after being in a bit of a funk at the start of this year. I researched many different journals but this was the only one that I felt was simple, that didn't make too many 'demands' on my time, that was straightforward, in short, exactly what I was looking for. It's a simple concept and I've only being doing it for a week, but I find myself looking for things to be thankful for, find myself adding lines below the three provided, and writing in the margins...all because I want to." —silkeymilkey

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    2. A pair of cozy fleece-lined slipper socks with grippers on the bottom to keep your feet nice and toasty while you shuffle around the house.


    Promising review: "If you want to be warm and cozy these are the way to go! I like them so much I bought them for my siblings and 3 weeks later each of them sent me a message about how much they love them!" —A. Perkins

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (suitable for women's shoe size 6–10, available in 25 colors).

    3. A UV-free light therapy lamp that emulates a bright sunny day and can help with seasonal depression so these dark winter days don't keep you down.,

    This lamp has three modes of brightness and a built-in timer. It's also compact enough to carry around if needed.

    Promising review: "This helped with my low vitamin D and seasonal depression. It was delivered right on time and is exactly as expected. It’s wonderfully small and lightweight compared to some others. It is also bright and it has different functions and settings. It does not hurt my eyes or even bother them. I might only see 30-60 mins of daylight each morning, before I have to go to work. Quality SAD light for a great price and great for dreary winter days to cheer you up." —lizhuo cao

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    4. A sherpa and fleece reversible blanket that'll be an amazing cuddle buddy on movie nights — and with all the color options, it can be a nice accent to your living room or bedroom decor.


    Promising review: "Ridiculously comfortable. We bought four of them. They're a great weight and easy to clean. Also, our chihuahuas are crazy about these blankets." —JOSE I.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in four sizes and 20 colors).

    5. A shiatsu heated back and neck massager for when those New Years fitness resolutions got you feeling sore or the cold weather has your muscles feeling extra tight.


    This massage pillow needs to be plugged into the wall to use. It'll help relax overused and tight muscles, and it automatically changes direction every minute. The heat will soothe aching muscles and if it exceeds a certain temperature, it will automatically shut off.

    Promising review: "I'm writing this review because I am about to buy my 9th one! This makes the perfect present for family, friends, coworkers... really whoever you are buying this for will love you for it! And so will their family members that try it out. It's really addicting to use. I'm typically running mine on a daily basis for a couple hours at a time. It also worked great with the car adapter during a long road trip — although I think I would be too relaxed to use this while driving! My sister asked if I was working for this company as I can't stop raving about this product and buying more as gifts! Just buy it already. You won't regret it!" —Christina F. Sy

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

    6. A pair of fleece-lined memory foam slippers to slide your feet into after a long day. It'll keep them warm and cozy while you lounge, cook, or clean.,

    Promising review: "I really love these cozy, cute slippers! I read lots of slipper reviews before choosing these, and I'm glad I picked them. They feel really soft and warm on my feet, they stay on well, and they look nice. You might want to order the next size up if you're between sizes. The customer service for this was also excellent — super helpful and quick. If you need slippers, I highly recommend these!" —Elizabeth O'Brien

    Get them from Amazon for $21.39+ (available in sizes 5–12 and five colors).

    7. A variety box of tea including flavors such as earl grey, organic peppermint, green tea with jasmine, and more — perfect for starting or ending your day with something warm and tasty. 🍵

    This variety pack includes six tea bags of each flavor: English breakfast, earl grey, decaffeinated breakfast, lemon and orange, pure Assam, green tea with jasmine, organic peppermint, and organic chamomile.

    Promising review: "Wow! Very high quality and the package is absolutely gift worthy. I am really enjoying this assortment. I really feel like I am in on something now that I have tried this brand. Sort of like going to England without actually going! I wish they carried this brand in my local super market." —Ryan

    Get a box of 48 from Amazon for $11.49.

    8. A clip-on LED selfie light to help you get the perfect pic for Instagram even when it's already pitch black outside at 5 p.m.


    Promising review: "Right out of the box it was easy to use and I was taking amazing pictures with my iPhone like I never had before. A lot of power in a tiny package; it's easy to slip into my purse or pocket and I take it with me everywhere my phone goes so I'm always ready to grab the perfect shot. Love it!" —Allison C.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    9. A pack of 16 Dermal Korea collagen sheet masks in various scents for an evening of self-care. They contain vitamin E and collagen to help make skin healthier, clearer, and more elastic (plus, they're mess-free).


    Promising review: "These masks are amazing!!! Having 'ice pick' scars left over from acne I was told that I'd have to pay for expensive laser therapy because the body can't produce enough collagen to heal deep scars. I've been using these masks for two months and I've seen SIGNIFICANT reduction in my scars. They are almost completely gone!" —Shaun

    Read what another BuzzFeeder had to say about these collagen sheet masks!

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. An open-front fuzzy sweater to layer over a solid top and pants for an effortlessly cute daytime look that'll also keep you nice and snug., Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like this cardigan a lot. It's true to size and super soft. It's not super heavy or super light and would be perfect for a cooler spring or fall day. I could definitely see wearing this over a pair of leggings and a T-shirt, or a dress. Overall, this cardigan was a great purchase and I'm looking forward to wearing it more when it gets a little bit cooler." —Heather L.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and 23 colors).

    11. A copy of Strange Planet by Nathan W Pyle, because it's full of funny, lighthearted comics that'll surely make you giggle.


    Promising review: "A perfect Christmas present for everyone on your list! This book is so funny! While the illustrations are very basic, the text is just hilarious, taking the simple in life and making it complex while wringing humor out of it. My favorite are the comics with cats. Everyone in my house LOVED this book." —DisneyDenizen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    12. A scalp massager that'll help you feel super relaxed, as well as help with blood flow and assist in removing any product residue that may be hiding on your scalp.,

    Promising review: "This is just what I wanted! Great for a scalp massage. I wanted a product that would not pull my hair, and did not have hard, plastic seams, to pull or damage my hair. This is it! Very relaxing, to use. It is light, and comfortable to hold. I don't have to worry, about straining my hands, trying to grip this. I can control the amount of pressure perfectly without scratching my scalp. I bought one for my mom, and two for me! Love these. Great gift, for the natural hair enthusiast, or anyone looking for a non-motorized scalp massager." —BunnyLove2

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in three colors).

    13. An LED twinkle light curtain to give a wall or window a nice, cozy glow.,

    Plug it into an outlet, and the 300 warm LEDs will make your wall or window glow. Oh, and they have eight different mode settings for the perfect cozy twinkle.

    Promising review: "So pretty! I added them to my college dorm room and they added some light and sparkle, better than i imagined." —SW

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    14. An oversized faux shearling jacket that'll feel like you're cuddling a teddy bear every time you wear it.


    Some reviewers suggest going up a size if you want the oversized look!

    Promising review: "This jacket is so soft and warm, and the big pockets are a plus. Like other reviewers, order a size up so you can comfortably layer under and zip up. I usually wear a small, but got a medium and it’s perfect! Super cute, I’ll probably buy another’s in a different color lol." —Brianna

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and 17 colors and styles).

    15. A gorgeous planner that's more like a personal assistant because it has everything from budget sheets to monthly goal worksheets to tear-out birthday cards. Use it to get organized and start planning your adventures for the year and you'll surely start to feel motivated.,

    This 2020 planner includes: Month and week views, two pockets, sticker sheet, ribbon bookmark, tear-out birthday and thank you postcards, monthly dreams/goals worksheets, inspiring quotes, and monthly budgeting worksheets.

    Get it from Target or Lake and Loft for $36.

    16. A slouchy beanie with a faux fur pompom, because no one likes a cold head. It also makes a great solution for a bad hair day.,

    Promising review: "Wow these are beautiful! I got the pair of pink and black hats. I had no idea the fur ball was interchangeable, so that was a fun surprise. I have zero complaints about these. They're absolutely worth the money and exceeded expectations." —Brandi F.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 84 color combinations).

    17. A set of four artificial succulents in little glass vases that will add some greenery to your space and won't die due to lack of sunlight.


    Promising review: "They're very cute and are the perfect size for decorating a dorm. Product matches the description on Amazon and I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for nice decorations for a room. They look very realistic." —ihcati

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    18. A pair of snag-proof opaque tights that I can personally promise will change your life. There are TONS of fun colors and they are seriously durable so you can wear fun skirts and dresses without your legs getting cold.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed,

    These are honestly the best tights I've ever owned! I'm a sizes 16/18 and it can be hard to find tights that are actually comfortable, not a struggle to put on, and don't rip before I've even stepped outside. These ones are dream come true!! I have been wearing dresses and skirts way more often this winter because I finally have tights I can feel comfy and confident in.

    Get them from Snag for $12 (available in seven sizing options and 16 colors).

    19. A cuddly sloth heating pad for cold nights when you need a warm hug.

    Urban Outfitters

    Your new little buddy is filled with natural buckwheat grains and lavender. You can microwave it to keep you warm or you can freeze it to cool you off.

    Promising review: "This little guy is so soft and warms up nicely. Perfect for cramps or sore muscles! Love it so much I bought the sloth and the llama." —Teexo

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    20. A jade roller and gua sha set so you can give yourself a nice little facial whenever this winter weather is irritating your skin.,

    Jade rolling can help with eye puffiness, as well as tightening and brightening of your skin. BuzzFeed's Rachel Miller investigated these claims herself to see how they held up, and spoiler — it worked:

    "My immediate reaction was, 'Wait, is this what my face is supposed to look like?!' My eyes were suddenly so prominent in my face — in a good way!! — and everything looked visibly brighter and tighter — again, in a very good way. I suddenly just looked so awake, so healthy, so...Disney princess-like? (A half-black divorced American princess whose name happens to be Rachel, let’s say.) At 6:10 am with no makeup on? When just a couple of minutes ago I did not look that way at all? I was legitimately shocked." —Rachel Miller

    Check out her full review on jade rollers.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.47.

    21. A pack of motivational cards to give you a daily pick-me-up and then pass along to a friend to make them smile too.


    Promising review: "I originally got these for myself as pick me ups to deal with my depression but I have found my coworkers enjoy them as well. I've left them anonymously for a couple of people and they are always really appreciative to have a pick me up. The card quality is similar to playing cards and the colors are incredibly vibrant and beautiful!" —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in five set options).

    22. A small space heater perfect for your desk or room if you just can't seem to escape that cold chill.

    This compact heater has an automatic overheat system that'll shut it off when the parts of the heater get too hot. It also has a tip-over switch that'll shut it off if it gets tipped forward or backward. Yay for safety!

    Promising review: "This little heater kicks out some serious heat! It’s perfect for my office. I love that it has a tilt/tip safety feature located on the bottom of the heater. I would recommend this for small bedrooms, offices, or even a bathroom if needed. Yes, it blows hot air so it’s going to hum a bit, but it’s not disturbing or distracting for my ears. I would buy it again!" —K

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two colors).

    23. A giant pack of velvet hair scrunchies for the ultimate retro accessory. Wear a couple on your wrist to brighten up your outfit or throw one in your hair for a go-to messy bun. It'll immediately fix an "I just can't brush my hair" kind of day.

    Promising review: "Perfect! Purchased these as a last-minute Christmas gift for my daughter and they arrived super fast. Every single one is perfect, the velvet is soft and they are well made. My daughter absolutely loves them and there is literally a color to go with everything. The colors range from some darks, medium tones, pastels and even some brights. Highly recommend, very very pleased with this purchase!!" —Lisa S

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $6.55 (available in three different assortments).

    24. A blanket sweatshirt, because who wouldn't want to cozy up in this thing and watch Disney movies on a winter day??, Amazon

    Promising review: "To say that it is comfy is more than and understatement. It feels like wearing a soft and warm blanket turned into a hoodie. Because I want to take a nap while wearing, I just put the hood on, tuck my legs in and fall asleep right away, warm and comfortable, no need to wear a blanket over it. Perfect for lazy Sundays!" —Patricia

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 12 colors).

    25. A Himalayan sea salt lamp that'll give your room some positive energy. Plus, you can never have too many cute light fixtures (especially when it's dark outside).,

    Promising review: "I gave this salt lamp as a gift to my daughter for her college dorm. I know that she is enjoying it very much. It’s very calming and therapeutic for her especially when she is up late doing assignments." —Elle Warron

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two styles).

    26. A Revlon one-step hair dryer and volumizer hot air brush to help you get the perfect blowout in half the time — we all know the power of a good hair day.,

    Promising review: "I have very thick, wavy hair. I can never blow out my hair because it's too hard to hold the round brush and hair dryer in the right spots. THIS!! It is everything all in one and the oval shape makes it so easy to use. It gets really hot. It is a little loud on high, but I've found if my hair is already a little dry then I can just use it on low. I used a blow dry primer spray to accelerate the drying time and protect my hair. I'm in love! The flat iron always flattens my hair and makes it look dry. This straightens and retains the volume and gives it a soft, non-damaged look." —SAHM2011

    Get it from Amazon for $35.65+ (available in four colors).

    27. A set of mini macaron trinket boxes you can use for small jewelry, office supplies, or even just for decor. These pretty little things will brighten up your space and your day.

    Several containers of different colors and they're shaped like macarons.

    Promising review: "These little macaron containers are perfect. I am using them for various crafting purposes and to travel. I use them to travel and put my smaller stud earrings in them. I take them with me for paperclips and stuff in office when I have meetings on the go. The colors are very pretty and the quantity is more than adequate for the cost. They are very nicely made and were individually packaged. This is a fun item especially if you are short on space and only need small storage." —Marie70

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two sizes).

    28. And a set of 12 handcrafted, moisturizing bath bombs made with natural ingredients for when you just really need to relax in a hot bath.,

    Promising review: "After receiving the first box as a gift, I had to order more. I am a true bath person and have tried bath products across the globe. I can honestly say that these are the absolute best bath bombs I have ever used! The fragrance is incredible and my skin is left soft, not oily. Here comes the part that blew me away: No residue or ring left in my tub! One more thing, the price allows me to order more and give as gifts!" —Pamela

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $26.80.

    Don't worry, it won't be winter forever!


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