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    31 Problem-Solving Target Products That’ll Help You Get Through The Rest Of Winter

    If you just canNOT cope with the idea of boatloads of snow continually dumping on you for the next few months, don't fear. These things might help.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A smart clock with a sunrise alarm, because when the days are dark and the nights long, it’s the only way you can actually wake up with the "sun". Operated via an app on your phone, this little gadget also boasts a smart light, sound machine, and meditation assistance, making sure you’ll snooze soundly and wake up easily.

    The sunrise alarm/sleep machine

    Promising review: “I really love this product. It has really helped my bedtime routine come together and I’m sleeping so much better.” —Elizabeth

    Price: $129.99

    2. A boot tray that’ll protect your floors from the worst the winter has to throw at you. Snow? No problem. Mud? Handled. Salt? Buh-bye. This functional rectangular tray holds three to four pairs of adult-size shoes or three pairs of more substantial boots. Stick it by your door and you’ll never have to worry about tracking winter grossness inside again.

    The boot tray

    Promising review: “This is a good-quality product that is as described. I bought one to put next to each of my doors in winter and I do not regret it. They hold a couple to a few pairs of shoes depending on your foot size and shoe style. It is a hard plastic material that is very easy to quickly vacuum with a handheld or attachment. Overall, I recommend!” —Target reviewer

    Price: $4.99

    3. Some insulating window film so you can be sure that your home always stays toasty warm — and your heating bill affordable. This pick is easily cut down to fit most window sizes; then all you need to do is apply the included tape to your window frame, press this stuff to it, and heat it with a hairdryer to shrink it and remove wrinkles. Voilà: a budget-friendly seal against cold winds and drafty windows.


    Promising review: “I have a constant draft coming into one of my bedrooms which keeps the house cold. After using this, my bedroom is finally warm!!! It was so easy and quick to apply. Absolutely love this product!” —Great buy

    Price: $7.89

    4. A 10-pack of HotHands hand warmers because sometimes, gloves or mittens just won’t cut it on their own. These hand-y little packets activate with air; after you open one up, shake it a bit and it’ll start to warm up. It takes 15 to 30 minutes to activate fully, but once it’s there, it’ll give you some much-needed heat for up to 10 whole hours.

    The hand warmers

    Promising review:These work great! All you do is shake them to heat them up, and they are so nice to warm your hands. I put them in my gloves when I am skiing, and they don’t feel too bulky! I wish they stayed warmer for a little bit longer.” —Target reviewer

    Price: $5.79

    5. Some heavy-duty moisturizer to give your dry, chapped hands some major TLC. This unscented pick from Neutrogena features a whopping 40% glycerin to give it extra hydration power, all packed in a conveniently sized tube for portability.

    The moisturizer

    Promising review:Excellent lotion especially for cold, dry Chicago winters and naturally dry, sensitive skin. I purchase four each winter to get me through. It has a Vaseline-like consistency initially but disappears quickly. Don’t use too much at a time — a small amount goes a long way. I’ve been using this lotion for probably about a decade. I LOVE it!” —Target reviewer

    Price: $4.99

    6. And an Aveeno hand mask that’ll help repair any damage your poor digits may have suffered this season. Shea butter and prebiotic oat are the magic ingredients here; just pop your hands inside the gloves for about 10 minutes and those skincare heroes will help soothe and heal any itching, flaking, and discomfort.

    The hand mask

    Promising review: “This hand mask is awesome. My hands are very dried, and with all the hand washing and hand sanitizer, my hands were extremely dry where the skin was peeling and tearing. Used this mask and totally felt the difference. Highly recommend it!” —Des

    Price: $3.89

    7. A windshield cover because you’ve got better things to do with your time than spend half an hour scraping snow and frost from your car before you can hit the road. Sized to fit most standard vehicles, this weatherproof cover slips on easily over your side-view mirrors; then all you need to do is peel the thing off in the morning and watch all that snow come with it.

    The windshield cover

    Promising review: “This frost guard is great! It was easy to put on and take off. It fits our Fusion almost perfectly side to side and great from top to bottom. We received just in time for our latest winter storm and it worked great! The storm consisted of ice and snow mix followed by single-digit temps. Would definitely recommend this!” —Target reviewer

    Price: $29.99

    8. A hyaluronic acid serum from The Ordinary, because winter dry skin is no joke. A dose of hyaluronic acid can work wonders for rehydration, though — and with this pick, you can do so affordably (keyword!). Like most of The Ordinary’s products, the formula isn’t fancy, but it allows you to add exactly what you need to your routine — no more, no less.

    The serum

    True story: A few winters back, I was having major dry-skin issues — no matter how much I moisturized with my regular day cream, my face felt constantly itchy and tight. But once I started adding a few drops of this infinitely affordable serum to my skincare routine? The problem cleared up immediately. It’s been a part of my routine — morning and night — ever since, but especially during the winter. For me, it is truly a miracle worker.

    Promising review:My skin loves it! The Ordinary’s got some great products and this is one of them! I use about two to three drops on my face and it's tacky at first. I then put on The Ordinary's HA moisturizer and let it sit for about 5–10 min before applying makeup. If you don't let it soak in or use too much product, I do find it pills. I also use about four to five drops on my wet hair and it really helps it look healthy! It works, has minimal ingredients, and is a great price point. I love this stuff!” —AngieNYC

    Price: $6.80

    9. Speaking of dry skin: a cool-mist humidifier that’ll help combat the environmental dryness indoor heating systems can cause. This filter-free humidifier holds a gallon of water at a time — and thanks to its antibacterial LED light technology, it doesn’t require cleaning quite as often as most humidifiers do. (It does still need to be cleaned from time to time, though. It is a humidifier, after all, and where there's dampness, there's...growth.)

    The humidifer

    Promising review: “We love this one! We've gone through several humidifiers and none have been quite as awesome as this one. It puts out an amazing amount of mist. I haven't had the pooling issue that others have and the light, while bright, seems to be more along the lines of a night-light. If you're on the fence about this, I highly suggest you order it!” —Target reviewer

    Price: $74.99

    10. A pack of 30 anti-fog glasses cleaner wipes that’ll make sure your vision always stays clear — literally. Fogged-up glasses can be a problem even at the best of times, but it’s especially prevalent in these days of vigilant mask-wearing (source: me, it’s me — my glasses are constantly fogging up from a combination of the weather and my mask). A quick wipe with one of these little cleaners, however, will not only remove fingerprints and other smudges but also bestow upon your spectacles some anti-fog prevention. Clouds, begone!

    The anti-fog wipes

    Promising review:These actually work!! I have tried so many different things to be able to wear my glasses while wearing a mask and had given up on wearing my glasses because nothing worked. But now that I found these wipes, I can finally wear my glasses!”—Hannah

    Price: $6.99

    11. A two-pack of Aquaphor Lip Repair lip balm because you don’t deserve to suffer through another winter of chapped, cracked, cold-damaged lips. Formulated for sensitive skin, these little tubes pack tons of vitamins, shea butter, and jojoba oil in a tiny, pocket-size package — and reviewers say that it works its magic overnight. Instant relief, here you come!

    The lip balm

    Promising review: “Loved this stuff! Couldn’t find my usual anywhere, so I opted to try something new. I had cracks on my lips and in the corners of my mouth, so I needed something quick — it was really painful to even open my mouth. I needed relief! Put this on during the day right when I got it and before bed. The next day all the cracks were gone. This stuff is good! Would recommend.” —Target reviewer

    Price: $8.99

    12. A battery-powered lantern so you’ve got something to light your way if your power goes out during a blizzard. With a brightness of up to 600 lumens and a beam distance of up to 12 meters (about 40 feet), this lantern from Coleman is as good out in the wilderness as it is at home. Don’t let yourself get stuck sitting in the dark for hours on end. You deserve better than that.

    The lantern

    Speaking as someone who grew up in a region with snowy winters where it was very, very common for the power to get knocked out during storms, I can attest that this is an item you’ll definitely want to keep in your cold-weather tool kit. Heck, even though I live in a region with less volatile weather now, I’ve still got a lantern like this one on hand — and it’s come in handy more times than I can count, snow or no.

    Promising review:Highly recommended for emergencies. Definitely bright. Suffered through the Texas winter storm to make us realize we needed items like this. Can use year-round for events like camping, too.” —Customer

    Price: $18.79

    13. A knit headband because yes, you can keep your ears warm without messing up your hair. The neat-o twist on this pick from Universal Thread provides some extra visual interest — and even better, it’s available in a bunch of colors, so you can be sure you’ll always have a coordinated ensemble.

    The headband in the color Rust

    Promising review: “Hair up and ears warmed! If you wear your hair up high, you need this in the winter!!! Perfect for a top bun or pony. It's thick and durable, yet stretchy and comfortable. Stays in place without sliding around. The black is more of a dark gray. I got the matching gloves as well, and they are just as nice! Perfect set!” —mb

    Price: $7 (available in six colors)

    14. Some touchscreen-compatible gloves that’ll keep your hands warm and let you text to your heart’s content, all at the same time. The simple, classic design of these wool gloves will match any style — and thanks to the touchscreen-friendly fingertips, you won’t have to expose your hands to the chilly winter weather to use your phone.

    The gloves in the color Gray

    Promising review: “These are awesome! So soft on the inside and they work well with my phone. I have small hands and the ‘one size’ fits me well. Not a lot of stretch; I don’t know if they’d fit larger hands.” —Target reviewer

    Price: $15 (available in four colors)

    15. A pair (or two, or three, or five) of high-waisted, faux-fur-lined leggings that’ll keep you comfy and warm whether you’re lounging around at home or running errands in the cold. The seamless construction is an added benefit — no seams mean no weird imprints on your legs when you take them off at the end of the day.

    The leggings in the color Black

    Promising review: “Exactly what I have been searching for! These leggings are freaking amazing! They are super thick with a silky faux-fur lining. I wore them outside for several hours while my kids played in the snow and the cold only barely started to seep in by the end of our time. Worn inside, they do NOT make you overheat — which is a huge plus in my book. (I hate having to change just to take the kids out for a bit only to have to change again once back inside.) The only downside I have noticed is that they do snag fairly easily, so be really careful with rings, fingernails, etc. I wash these in a large lingerie/sweater bag on cold with my regular dark wash and even dry them in the dryer and they still look like new! I already have them in both black and charcoal — I would love to see a few more neutralish colors like navy or a deep wine color.” —RL

    Price: $18 (available in sizes S/M and L/XL and in two colors)

    16. An insulated travel mug because taking a sip of ice-cold coffee in the winter when you’re expecting a dose of warmth is the worst. This 16-ounce pick from Contigo will keep your caffeine hot throughout your entire commute — and even better, it’ll make sure nothing escapes, either, thanks to the push-button-operated seal.

    The travel mug in the color Millennial Pink

    Promising review: “Awesome travel mug. Fits in most cup holders. I like that you need to push the button to take a sip. Super helpful while chasing my toddler around with a high chance of getting it knocked over multiple times. Keeps my coffee hot all morning, too.” —Kellyn

    Price: $13.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors)

    17. Or, a temperature-controlled Ember smartmug if you don’t “commute” so much as walk from your bedroom to your couch when it's time to get down to business. This gadget is definitely an investment, but it allows you to set your coffee to warm to the precise temperature you like the most — and then it’ll keep it at that temperature until the very last drop. Worth it? I think so.

    The mug in the color Black

    Promising review: “Got this for my mom and she’s so excited. She didn’t know it existed and would have bought one sooner. She says it keeps her coffee nice and hot and loves it without even downloading the app to alter the temperature. Thinking of getting one for Grandma.”  —Andy

    Price: $99.99 (available in two colors)

    18. A Mudbuster pet paw cleaner that’ll keep your pet’s lil' feet clean from snow, ice, mud, and salt, and prevent them from tracking all that gunk all over your floors after they come inside from their walk. The top of this cup is equipped with soft silicone bristles that work gentle wonders when it comes to removing mess from paws and claws — just fill the cup with warm water, insert your furry pal’s paws into the top, twist a few times, and remove for instantly clean feet.

    The pet paw cleaner

    Promising review: “I own two! Wonderful product! So easy to use and my 55-pound puppy was getting harder and harder to pick up. Fill the bottom with water, put puppy’s muddy paw in, and twist. It’s a carpet saver! Definitely recommend one for the house and one for the car.” —Justine

    Price: $12.99+ (available in two sizes)

    19. A cute lil' personal space heater that’s ideal for smaller areas that need a little help staying warm — think right by your desk in your home office, or in that one bathroom that's always refrigerator-like in the winter. This ceramic De’Longhi heater features three settings — two for varying levels of heat and a plain ol’ fan setting for air circulation. Plus, it includes both technology that prevents overheating and a tip-over switch that makes the device automatically turn off if it’s, uh, tipped over.

    The space heater in the color White

    Promising review: “Bought this when my furnace died and the repair date was one entire week. I had my doubts about this little heater being enough to heat up the area where I stayed during the day, and then my bedroom at night. It only took a few minutes to set up, and the little fan worked hard and moved the warm air around the entire room. Lightweight, so it was easy to put just where I wanted it. It did a fine job and is easy to use!” —Tar Heel Gal

    Price: $39.99 (available in two colors)

    20. A snow brush for your car, because getting all that frozen nonsense off your primary mode of transportation doesn’t need to be a daunting prospect. Dual scrapers on one end and a sturdy brush on the other pack this little doohickey full of useful features, making quick work of snowbound vehicles.

    The snow brush

    Promising review: “Great scraper. Gets the job done! Great price, too.”—MM

    Price: $7.99

    21. Or, a snow shovel with a telescoping handle if you live somewhere a little more blizzard-prone. The handle adjusts from 30 inches to 38 inches with the click of a button – and even though it’s built to dig cars out of nasty snowdrifts, reviewers say it also works great for just, y’know, shoveling your walk or deck.


    Promising review: “I bought this to keep the shovel in my trunk just in case I need it for my car, since it’s horrible in snow. Last year I helped shovel someone out of a snowbank so they didn’t have to get their car towed. It’s been a life saver and I love how small you can make it so it doesn’t take up too much trunk space. Highly recommend!” —Faith

    Price: $14.99

    22. Mysterium, an engrossing and intriguing board game, because if you end up getting snowed in with your family or roommates, you’re going to need something to keep you occupied until you can dig yourselves out, right? For two to seven players, Mysterium puts a twist on “whodunnit?”-style board games; full of beautiful art and unique gameplay, it’s got loads and loads of replay value.


    Y’all, Mysterium is one of my favorite board games, and I can think of nothing else to spend tons of time doing when stuck at home. It sees one person taking on the role of the “ghost,” while the rest of the players become the detectives trying to determine exactly how the ghost died. The “ghost” sends visions to the detectives in the form of stunningly surreal pieces of artwork; the goal is to suss out the crime before the clock strikes midnight. It is terrific, and perfect for a cold, snowy evening — especially if the power goes out. Spooky!

    Promising review: “We love this game! Myself, my husband, and our 9-year-old daughter have played it many times over the last year. The rules are long and very detailed. Set aside some time for the ‘ghost’ to read the rules thoroughly the first time. Once you've played, it's pretty simple though. It's really challenging and a lot of fun to both provide and interpret the clues. We all take turns being the ghost, which really varies the gameplay, because it's all subjective. Because of this, you can get infinite plays out of the game. … This is one of our family's most favorite games!” —dani24

    Price: $43.99

    23. A bag of eco-friendly ice melt because what good is an ice-free front stoop in the winter if it means a brown and barren yard come springtime? This fast-acting option from Snow Joe is easier than plain ol' rock salt on grass or other vegetation — or wood, concrete, or metal, for that matter — and it’s safer for kids and pets to be around, too.

    The ice melt being poured onto a driveway

    Promising review:This salt starts working as soon as it hits the ground. I appreciate that it is environment friendly. It’s priced pretty well.” —CD

    Price: $19.99

    24. A double-sided draft guard for your door that’ll keep winter winds outside where they belong. Constructed from stretchable material for a close-hugging fit, this draft guard’s dual bumpers will prevent the warm air inside your house from escaping and halt cold and icy air in its tracks before it makes it inside. Say yes to love! Say yes to life! Say yes to a cozier home and a smaller heating bill!

    The draft guard

    Promising review: “I like that the material is a stretchy, satin-feeling material that glides on the floor. The inner tube is able to be cut to size, which was useful (it was about 4" too long for my basement door). I’m very pleased with my purchase.” —Eliza

    Price: $14.29

    25. Some wool-blend boot socks that’ll keep your feet warm, dry, and — this is important — not sweaty inside your boots all winter long. Cushioned for comfort and with excellent moisture-wicking properties, these socks from Alaska Knits are built for running around in the cold — whether you’re off on a hike or just heading to the grocery store. Also, they’re super-duper cute. Everybody wins!

    The boot socks in the color Navy

    Promising review:So soft. So warm. They don’t slide down. Came back and ordered two more pairs. Obsessed with these socks.” —Target reviewer

    Price: $8 (available in five colors)

    26. A heated footrest that’s perfect for anyone whose feet are always, always cold. If that’s you, just tuck this little gadget under your desk, turn it to one of the three heat settings, and enjoy your nice, warm toes. Bonus: It’s got overheating protection, too. Safety first!

    The heated footrest

    Promising review: “I bought this for my husband — he's always complaining about having cold feet. Well, no longer do I hear the complaints. He says that it gets warm or hot as he wants it, and he is able to fit his size-13 feet on the pad. He is very happy with Toasty Toes — and me too!” —Terri

    Price: $37.99

    27. A fuzzy electric blanket that’s as pretty as it is warm and cozy. Three heating settings let you adjust the temperature so it’s exactly to your liking, while a two-hour shut-off function gives you peace of mind. And thanks to the beautiful metallic design, it’ll look gorg strewn across your couch as a decorative accent. Form and function? Yes, please!

    The blanket in the color Gray

    Promising review: “I love this blanket and would recommend it to anyone. It doesn’t take long to heat up and I love that the cord doesn’t fall out! I have a different brand that the cord always falls out. One last thing: It feels almost like a weighted blanket, which is another plus! I’m not saying it’s heavy, but similar to one, and feels very comforting.” —PinkLady

    Price: $59.99+ (available in four colors)

    28. Or a plush weighted blanket, if electric blankets aren’t your thing. Weighted blankets work wonders for anxious sleepers (hi, it’s me, I’m anxious sleepers) — and when it’s chilly out, nothing feels cozier than snuggling under one. Pile this 15-pound pick on top of your existing blanket setup for maximum warmth and comfort. Trust me. You will not regret it.

    The weighted blanket in the color Taupe

    Promising review: “You want this blanket. It’s like a warm, heavy hug. It’s like when you finally get into bed when you’re so tired you don’t even think you can get up from the couch. It’s like a friend coming over when you’re feeling super anxious and validating everything you’re saying and also telling you that you’re gorgeous and they’re gonna take care of your problems so just chill for a bit. PS: It’s really hard to get that outside layer back on if you take it off, so just beware.” —Target reviewer

    Price: $60.99+ (available in four colors)

    29. A bottle of Protect-All waterproofing spray from Kiwi, so you keep your boots and shoes dry all winter long. Safe for use on leather, suede, nubuck, fabric, and other textiles, this invisible spray adds a layer of protection to your shoes that’ll make water roll right off them — and also guard them against damage caused by salt or ice melt. No more wet feet!

    The waterproofing spray

    Promising review:Love this stuff. Have used it on four pairs of shoes and still have plenty left over. Perfect for preserving leather shoes in the snowy/salty winter streets.” —Kelsey

    Price: $7.49

    30. A pair of fleece-lined tights that’ll keep your legs warm even during the coldest of days. You don’t have to limit wearing them with skirts and dresses, either; you’d be amazed what a difference an extra soft, fleecy layer will make under a pair of pants.

    The tights in the color Black

    Promising review:These are amazingly comfortable and warm. Really thick and opaque, they are super cozy. I absolutely love them for cooler fall days in the PNW.” —Aligalb

    Price: $12 (available in sizes S/M-L/XL and two colors)

    31. And some pretty storage baskets, so your cold-weather accessories have somewhere to live that’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing. If you’re constantly losing gloves, hats, and scarves, having somewhere for them to go might help you keep track of them. These options made of paper rope look just as good sitting out as they do put away, so really, it's a win-win.


    Promising review:This basket is sturdy, attractive, and functional. I bought a few to store accessories in my bedroom, but I liked them so much I bought a few more for organizing a closet. Though it’s a shame to keep them behind a closed door, it’s satisfying to see them neatly lined up concealing the many items they contain. I may even come back for more! I bought them on sale, but the full price isn’t bad for the size and quality of the basket.” —jmctargetshopper

    Price: $10

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