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    Winter Is Shit, But These 21 Things Will Help Get You Through

    If I close my eyes and try really hard, I can almost make-believe it's summer.

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    1. This wearable blanket, which will replace the need for every hoodie and blanket you currently own.


    This one-size-fits-all wearable blanket is velvet-like to the touch and is made with a sherpa lining for extra cosiness and heat retention. Suitable for every environment, you never have to fidget under layers of blankets at home — or shiver outside in thin hoodies — again.

    Read more about The Comfy here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $49.99.

    2. This ear-warming headband, which will keep your ears warm and protected from the chill on morning runs.


    Lightweight and easy to fit in your pockets when not in use, this polar fleece ear muff headband is the perfect thing for anyone not willing to sacrifice their runs in winter. The headband is constructed from an elasticised material, making it easy to fit anyone in the household who would like to wear it.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $8.29.

    3. This wool quilt, which will use your body heat to keep you warm during winter months.


    This quilt is made from Australian merino wool, meaning it's a good retainer of heat, without causing you to sweat. Plus, it's super soft — so good luck getting out of bed in the morning.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $99.99.

    4. This heated car seat cushion, which will make getting in the car on winter mornings that much less painful.


    There's nothing worse than sitting down on a cold seat, waiting for your body heat to warm it. This easily detached, heated car cushion seat is plugged into the cigarette lighter socket and instantly warms, soothing back pain and warming your body as you drive. Fixed with side straps and a pothook, you can trust it won't budge.

    Buy it from Catch for $36.95.

    5. These reusable Pusheen hand warmers, which will activate in your hands, warming them instantly.


    The gel inside these cute hand warmers will turn from transparent to white as it warms, and harden as it cools again. You need only cool and boil in water to reactivate it — a worthy investment should you be going camping this season, or even just for holding when curled up on the couch.

    Buy them from Catch for $30.99.

    6. This beautiful, sculptural fire pit, which is equal parts function and decoration.


    This Aussie-made fire pit is easily assembled — plates slide into place, no screws or tools required! Once used, the originally smooth, silver-like appearance develops a rust-like appearance and turns red-orange — a living artwork, right in your backyard.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $199.50.

    7. This electric ceramic mug, which will keep warm your tea, coffee or soup, no matter how long it's been sitting there.


    I do not know what it's like to have a hot cup of tea. Like, I can not even fathom the sensation. Who has the time to sit with a mug in hand, waiting for it to reach the optimum temperature before it gets cold?! Enter this ceramic mug which will keep your drink at the exact temperature you prefer, is controlled via app and sits on a charging coaster — ready for whenever you need a caffeine kick.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $170.

    8. This khaki down jacket, which thousands of people have bought and loved — so much so, it has its own Instagram fan page.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    This coat come in six different colours and 10 different sizes.

    Promising review: "This coat HAS IT ALL! It's puffy and super-insulated but not *giant* and covers the butt (very key when you're wearing thin leggings on the bottom all winter — the wind goes right through 'em). The VERY generously sized hood has a sherpa lining for extra toastiness. I very rarely, if ever, find jackets with hoods that actually go all the way over my head (and hair) to shelter my face from the elements, so that's a HUGE PLUS for me. It has tonnes and tonnes of pockets, including zipper pockets to stash stuff in (so you don't need a purse!) and plus size open pockets to keep your hands toasty on a walk. And it's just really darn cute! I love the green colour and the grosgrain zipper pulls to add a little extra chicness."

    Maitland Quitmeyer

    Read all about its wondrousness from our mates across the pond here.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $139.99+.

    9. This adhesive draft stopper, which will stop cold winds from seeping into your home from under the door.

    If you've closed all your doors and windows, are blasting the heater and still are cold, there's likely a draft coming in from under your doors. This waterproof, self-adhesive tape is designed to seal gaps from between 0-28mm (most gaps between doors and floors) and to cause no damage to surfaces it sweeps across.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $19.99.

    10. This midi-length knit dress, that I will now live in for the duration of winter.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    This pretty and cosy V-neck ribbed dress also comes in a grey.

    Promising review: "After two weeks working from home in sweats, I figured it was time to find some appropriate gear that wouldn't look odd over conference calls, but was still comfy. This dress is honestly so soft and easy to throw on. Tip: It's designed to be shorter and more form-fitting than pictured — in the interest of optimum comfort, I've gone a size bigger than my usual!"

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy from ASOS for $44.80 (available in sizes 8-18 and two colours).

    11. This super-soft, heat retaining throw blanket, which will relieve you of the need to crank up the heater.


    This thermal, fleece blanket was designed specifically to retain heat, so it's the perfect thing to curl up with when you're on your fifth wine and binge-watching Grey's Anatomy Plus, it is machine-washable and low effort to maintain.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $44.99 (available in seven colours).

    12. This silk, electric eye mask, which will treat puffy eyes and migraines with five levels of heat.


    Made from natural mulberry silk, this eye mask is soft on sensitive eye lids (even more so with just a couple of drops of water!). Built with five levels of heat temperature and six different time settings, you are guaranteed comfort no matter the severity of your headache. Plus, it's powered via USB adapter, so you can charge it with a power bank on the go.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $35.99.

    13. These sock slippers, which will let you walk around in your socks without the risk of slipping and cracking your head open.


    Okay, that's a bit morbid, but the danger is real, as serial sock-wearers will attest. These thermal yarn socks have been designed to be seven times warmer than your average cotton sock (!) and feature non-slip padding at the sole.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $14.99.

    14. This thermal crew long-sleeved tee, to wear underneath everything, at all times.


    No doubt you've already heard of Uniqlo's HEATTECH material, if you've not already tried it. This super thin, lightweight fabric has a soft, brushed lining that retains aaalll the body heat. It's just a super brilliant, convenient way to fight the chills.

    Buy from Uniqlo for $39.90 (available in four colours).

    15. These super soft, velour insoles for when you want to make your shoes that much more cosy.


    Ugh, that feeling of slipping your bare feet into cold, smooth-lined shoes? I just got chills now imagining it. Thank goodness for these clever insoles that are topped with cosy velour and lined with latex foam for that extra bit of insulation.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $8.99.

    16. These fleece teddy coat, which is long enough that nobody need know you never changed out of your pyjamas.


    This sweet teddy coat is not only super cosy, but won't embarrass you to wear everywhere and anywhere this winter. So long that it covers your knees, it is also constructed with two hip pockets for keeping your hands warm when out and about.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $81.99 (available in sizes 20-26 and two colours).

    17. This heated mouse pad, which will soothe your freezing cold fingers when you have to work first thing in the morning.


    Easily plugged into your laptop's USB port, this mousepad will heat to a suitable temperature, keeping digits nice and toasty, though the rest of you might freeze at your desk.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $19.95.

    18. These toe warmers, which will bring life back to your cold feet as you walk.


    I first discovered these on an ill-advised winter camping trip and let me tell you, they are a lifesaver. Simply apply these ultra-thin patches to the bottoms of your feet, and the pressure will activate up to eight hours of natural, safe heat.

    Buy them from Catch for $39.99.

    19. This weighted cotton blanket, which will tuck you in when there's nobody around to do it for you.

    Amazon, BuzzFeed / Hameda Nafiz

    If you're the kind of person who tosses and turns a lot before going to bed, this weighted blanket will change your life. It feels like being tucked in, or cuddling someone, except better because you don't need to deal with another person.

    Weight is evenly distributed throughout the stitching of the blanket, making it feel as though you’re being hugged as you sleep. This blanket uses sand pellets for the weight distribution rather than fibre, so that you can use it all year round without feeling too hot.

    Read about Hameda's experience using a weighted blanket for the first time here!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $110.99.

    20. This heated neck warmer, which is designed to hug neck and shoulders for the ultimate relief in tension.


    So often have I tried to warm and soothe a cold and tense neck, only to exhaust myself holding a heat pack to it. This ergonomically-designed heat pack will sit on shoulders unassisted — and come summer, can be put in the freezer for heat relief!

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $49.99.

    21. And finally, this heated lotion dispenser, because there's nothing more chilling than having to lather cold creams on you after a hot shower.


    Your favourite lotion is warmed in two minutes, after being loaded into this compact lotion dispenser. Not only will your after shower skincare routine be much more appealing, but lotion will be able to penetrate more layers of skin, decreasing signs of aging and skin damage.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $39.91+.

    You, no longer shivering through winter: