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    31 Things You Need If Your Only Plan For This Winter Is To Stay Inside

    For those of us who enjoy snow and festive activities from *inside* the house.

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    1. A cozy (and very cute!) sherpa pajama romper you should probably just pack your bags and move in to.


    Get it on sale from Aerie for $35.97 (originally $59.95; available in sizes XXS-XXL and in gray).

    2. Crew socks with adorable woodland critters, because if you're going to be glued to the couch all winter, you need some good socks to keep your feet oh-so toasty.


    Promising review: "I am so lucky to get these socks delivered before the snow comes! I LOVE THEM! They are slim enough to wear in my work shoes or boots, and warm enough to wear on super cold nights. They are very comfy, fit my feet perfectly, even my husband took the light green one from me and he loves them as well! I'd recommend to everyone, and you can't beat the price :)" β€”Ying Li

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 16 prints).

    3. A super fluffy, faux-fur robe that β€” not to be dramatic β€” I would never take off; like I am pretty sure I would die in this.

    Pottery Barn

    Get it on sale from Pottery Barn for $104 (originally $149; available in sizes S-XL and five colors) and see their other robes here, or get something similar from Amazon for $34.99.

    4. A doormat with very clear instructions for your guests because you sure as heck aren't going out in the cold.

    The Cotton Mill Shop / Etsy

    Get it from The Cotton Mill Shop on Etsy for $40.

    5. Speaking of peppermint, a flavored syrup so you can get your peppermint mocha fix without having to drag your cold booty out into the real world.

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness β€” the flavor of a Starbucks' white chocolate peppermint mocha right here at home now, and without the great increase in costs! Lots of punch of flavor from even one pump of this syrup." β€”Brian S.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.46.

    6. And! A handheld milk foamer to give you cafe-quality lattes right in your kitchen. Saving money, drinking fancy, staying indoors β€” what is better than that??


    Promising review: "This is the best thing since sliced bread! No need to spend a small fortune drinking lattes from overpriced venues. A bit of warmed milk, half and half, cream or dairy substitute, and I am my own successful barista. It takes only a few minutes to create your highly valued, frothy latte. It takes the same or sometimes less amount of time to clean it. I am in love with this frother. No need to pay for multiple, expensive attachments that you don’t need. Warm your dairy/non-dairy source, add your spices, and froth away β€” light, heavy, just right. You make it your way, and for a lot less." β€”SMP

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    7. A super chunky wool-knit blanket that'll make the most impressive bed fort you've ever seen.


    It's hypoallergenic, too.

    Promising review: "So pretty. I’m in love with how this lightens up my room and makes my bed that much cuddlier. Great quality. Actual thick chunky wool knitting and the sizing is just as advertised." β€”SydRose

    Get it from Amazon for $56.88+ (available in 13 sizes and 17 colors).

    8. A gorgeous slate cheeseboard and cutlery set, because if you're going to any parties, it'll be the one you throw at your house.

    Stephanie Totten /

    Promising review: "Neat idea and works perfectly. It was a big hit at our Christmas party. We put out a variety of cheeses and wrote the type of cheese under each one. Everyone loved it!" β€”mikeheel

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97+.

    9. An Instant Pot cookbook packed with foolproof recipes that'll deliver up some delicious food while teaching you how to use all the features on your magical appliance.


    Promising review: "I have two other Instant Pot cookbooks and this one is the best of them all. The author gives lots of information about using the Instant Pot (my current favorite appliance; saying a lot when there is a microwave oven in the room), as well as a bunch of interesting recipes. Probably the most valuable aspect of the book is the way Coco Morante helps the Instant Pot owner have the confidence to try their own recipes β€” either old favorites or new ideas. Highly recommended, great value." β€”Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.46.

    And if you haven't gotten yourself an Instant Pot yet, get one for $79+.

    10. A cocoa-ready mug that's practically begging you to make a deluxe hot chocolate and plop yourself on the couch for a Christmas movie marathon.


    Get it from Anthropologie for $10.

    11. A bed tray, because who says you have to get out of the house to enjoy a good meal and a movie?


    Promising review: "This is so easy to use and it looks really nice, too. I love the built-in slots for iPad/tablets and a cell phone. The feature to raise the main area and put it at an angle is extremely convenient! The built-in mouse pad is a huge selling point. It's easy to move from room to room as you need it. My friend loved mine, so I plan to order another for them as a gift." β€”dladyshopper

    Get it from Amazon for $39.86+ (available in three colors).

    12. A bathtub tray with compartments for bath time essentials (in order of importance): wine, books, iPads, phone, snacks, and soap.

    The side trays are adjustable to fit a variety of tub sizes.

    Promising review: "Perfect gift for the bath lover, and great way to make a bath look more thoughtful and designed even when not in use. Our tub is deep and has handles that this tray fits perfectly on. The ability to slide it apart makes it easy to customize to the right width. When not in use the trays and holders are a perfect place to store bath accessories (bubble bath, candles, etc.) that keep the tub area from looking like a hoarders pile. The holder fits an iPad 12" in the vertical position, but not really horizontally, that's tough if you wanted to watch a show. It's possible to prop it up though using the grooves in the tray so overall this does the trick. It comes with removable soap/wine trays that can be reconfigured or removed entirely if your tub is not as wide." β€”C McA

    Get it from Amazon for $42.97.

    13. A book of the month club that delivers you exciting reads and fun little should probably just cancel all your plans now.

    Book of the Month

    Get a three-month subscription from Book of the Month for $49.99+.

    14. OR! A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite so you can curl up next the fireplace and read all your favorite books while time slowly disappears into the background. Before you know it, it's spring!


    I just hopped on the Kindle train and I am honestly angry with myself that I waited so long! Don't get me wrong, I still love physical books, but Kindles make it so easy to read anywhere at anytime β€” no lugging around bulky, heavy books anymore. Ever since I got my Kindle, I intentionally show up to dinners early just so I can sit at the bar and read! It fits in some of my smallest purses and provides instant entertainment while I am waiting in line, riding the subway, or just curled up on my couch. Now my only hobby is wrapping myself up in a blanket, parking myself in my living room, lighting a couple candles, and diving into whatever book it took two minutes to download on my Kindle. If you haven't yet, GET πŸ‘ A πŸ‘ KINDLE πŸ‘!

    Get it from Amazon for $84.99+ (available in two sizes and in black and blue), and make sure to grab a case for it for $9.99+.

    15. A tiny, diamond-style cast iron kettle I just want to stare at, it's so beautiful. But beyond looks, this has an infuser for loose leaf and tea bags to meet all your tea needs.


    Promising review: "This is the perfect size tea pot for one or two cups. I love that it has the tea bag holder inside if it where your tea bag isn’t sitting directly into the water. I love the color. It goes perfect with a country kitchen." β€”Dana

    Get it from Amazon fro $23.99+ (available in five colors).

    16. Plus, a tin of peppermint tea (we love peppermint in this household, ok?!) that'll soothe your unhappy stomach from all the food you'll be eating for the holidays.

    Facebook: harneytea

    Good for the stomach, good for the soul.

    Promising review: "Normally I wouldn't review a peppermint tea. Peppermint tea is a pretty simple thing: It's peppermint leaves in a tea bag. If the leaves aren't spoiled, it's impossible to get wrong. But somehow, Harney & Sons manages to get it remarkably better than anyone else. I have no idea how they do it. It's like they have magic peppermint tea leaves or something." β€”slipslip

    Get a 30-count tin from Amazon for $10.20.

    17. A festive as h*ck sweater for your sweet angel pet so they can get into the holiday spirit with you β€” and because they need to keep warm, too. / /

    Promising review: "These look so cute on my two kittens and dog. The 10-inch was a little snug and short on my eight-month old kitties...I'd do the 12-inch next time. The 16-inch was perfect for my 32-pound broad-chested dog. I made a Christmas card with a photo of my babies in their sweaters :)" β€”AE

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in *tons* of sizes and prints/styles).

    18. A slouchy cardigan for easily layering over your onesies. You're going to be so dang cozy this winter, I can't stand it.


    Promising review: "I was wary about buying a sweater online due to many bad experiences. After reading all of the reviews, I decided to give this one a try. This sweater is perfect size (slightly oversized but not TOO baggy). It is very soft and cozy. I LOVE this sweater and would encourage others to take the chance and buy this!!" β€”Erika G.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and two colors).

    19. A string light curtain to make your room feel like a twinkly wonderland that you never want to leave. /

    Promising review: "I’m so happy with these lights! It took a few minutes to get them unraveled, but using zip-ties to hang them made it quick and easy. My house feels so cozy now, just in time for the long winter season." β€”G.S.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    20. Faux fur slides that'll envelope your feet in warmth and cuteness and love β€” which, ya know, are the three pillars of winter.


    Promising review: "These slippers feel like a hug on my feet. They have a hard bottom so you can wear them out. The top part is so incredibly soft!!! I love these!" β€”Cyndi Lundeberg

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes 5-10 and five colors).

    21. An incredibly soft throw that's actually so soft you'll end up lookin' like this cat β€” which hey, is fine with me:

    Amazon, Ninacarme N Monroe /

    Promising review: "When this blanket first arrived, I held it up to my face and said, β€˜It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!’ and chuckled to myself. I set it up as a throw to make the guest chair in my office a little more inviting and colorful. Little did I know my exclamation would be prophetic. The very next day, I found my fur baby almost too relaxed to remember to breathe. Despite it, he refuses to leave the almost womb-like softness and warmth of this thing. I can’t get him out of it. I’m afraid I’m going to lose him. Thanks, Bedsure for a killer blanket. (In all seriousness, the cat is fine. He loves the blanket, and so do I. When he’s willing to share.)" β€”Ninacarme N Monroe

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in four sizes and 12 colors).

    22. A macrame hammock chair guaranteed to become your favorite spot in the house for some "me time".

    Promising review: "The chair looks fantastic hanging up! This chair is quite comfortable. The ropes are sturdy and good quality, better than expected for the price. Our installation included hanging it from a secured wooden block on the ceiling. The swing holds an average adult weight without breaking, so far. The ropes are thick, so I doubt they will break soon. Favorite chair in the house!" β€”oldmcconnefarm

    Get it from Amazon for $58.99.

    23. A vintage-style, Krampus soy candle for anyone who is still living for Halloween but ready for the holidays β€” the best combination of things, TBH.

    Kitsch Candle / Etsy

    The scent is a blend of pine, winter berries, iced vetiver, and smoked vanilla

    Get it from Kitsch Candle on Etsy for $13.95 (personalization optional).

    24. A snowflake cakelet pan to properly honor the outdoors while you stay warm indoors.


    Promising review: "So pretty with just a sprinkle of confectioners sugar. I collect Nordic ware (have about 80 pans), because all I have to do is make the batter, bake it, and they always turn out beautifully. Be sure to use lots of baking spray with flour." β€”Karen

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    25. A Disney and Thomas Kinkade adult coloring book with a colored-in version so you have some ~inspiration~ while your coloring away. *Smashes the add to card button.*

    Kim /

    Many reviewers mentioned the paper can be too thin for certain markers, so if you're a newb (like me) it would be best to start with colored pencils. Get a 72-set for $29.99.

    Promising review: "This coloring book is absolutely stunning! A must have for all Disney and Thomas Kinkade fans alike! I live the colored paintings next to the line art. It gives inspiration if you're feeling a little overwhelmed with color choices. This is a really well put together coloring book!" β€”Jessica R.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.03.

    26. A faux-sheepskin throw for transforming dull, uncomfortable seating (or, hello, a coffee table!!!) into a glam retreat you'll never want to leave. Oh, just think all the books waiting to be read atop this fluffy thing.


    Promising review: "These faux-sheepskin throws were exactly what I was looking for to cover my dining room chairs, which are upholstered with a white fabric. They also add a chic, boho feel to the room. They are very soft, quite large, and a great value for the cost. Highly recommend!" β€”madeline bonfils

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in 10 sizes and five colors).

    27. And, velvet pillow covers to take your couch from stiff and borin' to a heavenly and toasty escape. I vote you buy eight of these, bury your sofa with them, and then dive head first after work. What is the outside world like...I forgot.


    Psst! These are just pillow covers. If you don't have pillow inserts or pillows to fit the dimensions, you can get inserts here for $7.99. I personally like to order inserts that are two inches bigger than the cover so they fill out nicer.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in six sizes and 17 colors).

    28. A hilarious and accurate The Grinch sweatshirt that will become your mandatory couch uniform β€” sorry, I don't make the rules.

    Femfetti / Etsy

    Get it from Femfetti on Etsy for $30.40+ (available in sizes S-2XL and three colors).

    29. A giant, memory foam bean bag you'll want to IMMEDIATELY curl up in. Disclaimer: You just might have to fight your dogs for it.

    Amazon, Beth /

    Promising review: "It was a little tough to get out of the tape but I understand why it was packaged that way. Pretty neat how they got something so huge down to such a little size. But OMG was I happy? Heck yes!! Is it really that big? Oh yeah!! We flop on it, fall on it. Leap from bed to it. And sleep on it. Two 10-year-olds slept all night together on it and woke up saying how good they slept. It swallows my five-year-old lol. Love, love, love it. Definitely worth the money. 😍" β€”April Sweet

    Get it from Amazon for $132.42+ (available in 15 colors and smaller size).

    30. And since we're going all out here, a mega-plush rug to put under your new bean bag. Comfort is the name of the game, people.


    These come in a TON of sizes and colors so you should have no problem finding one that'll perfectly fit your space. Also, I've owned rugs from this brand and can vouch that they have amazing, high-quality products.

    Promising review: "Buying a rug online is challenging and you just never know what you're going to get. We absolutely love this rug. It adds a coziness and warmth to our living room. The quality of this rug makes it the deal of the century. The color has a beautiful sheen and you will love rubbing your feet on this rug." β€”Holley

    Get it from Amazon for $23.49+ (available in 24 size/shape combinations and eight colors).

    31. And a silk pajama set because sometimes β€” even though you're hibernating in your house β€” you still want to feel fancy as hell.


    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised at how much I love these pajamas. The fit was exactly as I thought it would be, and they feel great when wearing them. The only thing I might do is sew the buttons on a little tighter. Other than that I'm quite satisfied with the quality of these pajamas." β€”Jan Valentine

    Get it from Amazon for $28.98 (available in sizes XS-3XL and four colors).

    You in your house this winter:


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