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    44 Useful Winter Products That'll Make A Big Difference In Your Life

    Stay toasty with these smart solutions.

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

    1. A pair of fleece-lined tights because you shouldn't have to give up on wearing all your favorite dresses just because the temperature dropped below freezing.


    Promising review: "These are sooo soft and warm. These fit like other fleece tights I’ve had in the past only higher quality. They don’t stretch a lot so if you’re in the higher weight or height of the bracket I’d just jump up a size. I have thick thighs so this is always important for me. They also have the double seam on the butt like other fleece tights, but these don’t seem to bug me as much as other tights with the same stitch. They are a little shiny but I think it’s cute because it looks like a very rich black. These are definitely a winter-cold-weather kind of tights." —Lizzy

    Get them on Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S/M or M/L and in six colors).

    2. And jeans with built-in fleece — trying to prevent your long underwear from bunching up while you put on or pull up your jeans takes the kind of patience and time that I, for one, do not have.,

    Some reviewers say they run a little small, but others recommend ordering your true size.

    Promising review: "The perfect winter jean! Such a cute, modern, flattering fit. Fits nicely on the hips rather than way up under my boobs like Carhartt's do. Extremely soft fleece material that keeps me very warm in the Colorado winter. I definitely recommend these jeans for anyone wanting to stay warm and look cute." —sara

    Get them from Amazon for $42.90 (available in waist sizes 25–38 inches, all 30 inches long; and three colors).

    3. Or a pair of Sherpa-lined joggers about to become your favorite pants for walking, working, lounging, or doing pretty much anything that doesn't require dressing up from now until March.


    Promising review: "These are the most awesome and warm sweats ever. Love the fit, fabric, and style with zippered pockets. So nice to have a zippered pocket as I actually wear these to work on cold days. I work outside and love the comfort of this pant. Not to mention the great feel on the inside. I have washed them several times and they come out perfect and do not shrink either. I loved them so much I bought two other pairs in different colors. Only thing is I wish they would do them in blue. These also don't overheat you like you would think...I just maintain a nice warm temperature. They are really a nice quality too. They arrived totally flattened and I thought what the heck but it is just the vacuum packing and they bounce right out and feel GREAT! Think the sizing was correct too. So nice to have it be right from the get go. Would be great after a day of skiing or outdoor winter activity to take off the chill and relax in. Bring on the cold!!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in women's sizes XS-XL and eight colors).

    4. A fabric shaver to cut all the pills off your favorite sweaters and other winter knits in no time, so they look perfectly brand new again.,

    It has three different depth settings you can adjust depending on the fabric you're working with. Oh, and it works on furniture upholstery, too!

    Promising review: "Seriously the best 12 bucks I’ve ever spent. I bought this for a particular cushion of my couch that my dogs like to lay on so it was extra pilly. It worked so well that I’ve been searching around my house for other things to de-pill. I’ve done some sweaters, pillows, pants, and even my slippers. Worked great for it all. Super happy with this little contraption." —ScarLo

    Get it on Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors).

    5. A five-window insulation kit that'll put a stop to any drafty cold air that might leak through, so your heat doesn't have to work so hard *and* you save $$ on energy bills.

    Plus, of course, you stay warmer!

    Promising review: "SORCERY!!! What a difference this has already made! Using an infrared thermometer, the temperature inside went from mid 50s to 66.7 within minutes of installation. The furnace was always set to high 60s until we installed the film. Now it's set at 63 degrees, and the furnace is blowing less frequently and for shorter periods of time. Another bonus to this product: The road noise from outside now sounds muffled, so less noticeable/annoying. That's HUGE. And as a side note, the one I bought was in fact crystal clear." —Public name

    Get the five-window kit on Amazon for $13.

    6. Or an insulated, self-adhesive weatherproof and soundproof strip you can run along the edges of all your doors and windows to block! those! drafts!

    It'll also help block sound noise from your Tiger King–obsessed neighbors.

    Promising review: "JUST WHAT I NEEDED! This weatherstrip worked great for me. It came in two attached strips with an adhesive backing. The strips can be separated as needed. It was easy to peel the backing and install the strips. I installed both strips on the door casing where the door meets it when closed. It immediately stopped the draft that was coming in around the door." —RH in TN

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97 (available in four colors).

    7. And a draft guard to do the same for any gaps under your front door (and back door, and side doors, depending on how big your place is).

    A hand pushing the guard under the door; it has two long foam cylinders that sit on either side of the door, and fabric beneath that joins them

    Promising review: "This draft stopper is exactly what I need. An added, unexpected bonus is that it not only keeps drafts at bay, there is also much less noise leaking into the room. I wanted a draft stopper that would stay in place and not need constant adjusting. Mission accomplished! I also like that the foam baffles can be removed so the casing can be washed. A VERY successful, satisfactory purchase." —djc

    Get one on Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two colors).

    8. Plus a pack of foam socket sealers that'll stop any last little bits of determined cold in its tracks for very little effort or money.

    Promising review: "These actually work. I admit that I had my doubts at first, but then I verified the results with the Black & Decker TLD100 Thermal Leak Detector. Outlets that were at least two or three degrees lower in temperature prior to install were actually warmer than the wall after install. Pretty amazing. Package comes with mostly double round socket and a few square. Our house has all square, so we cut the round to fit the square plate and they work very well. We used the light switch cutouts for cable coax outlets, which made a huge difference." —K. S.

    Get a pack of 24 on Amazon for $11.90.

    9. A pair of fleece-lined Isotoner touchscreen gloves with special material on the thumb and pointer finger so you can use your phone and keep your hands toasty warm at the exact same time.


    Promising review: "I’ve been wearing Isotoner stretch gloves with fleece lining for many years, so I was thrilled to discover that they come in a touchscreen-friendly version and that they actually work! They are sleek, comfortable, fit well, and function better than almost every other touchscreen gloves I’ve tried." —wanderlust

    Get them on Amazon for $21.63+ (available in sizes S/M and L/XL, and in 8 colors/patterns).

    10. A miniature portable light therapy lamp featuring 10,000 lux (a measure of ~illuminance~) to help revive your energy levels after the sun sets at like, 4:30 in the afternoon (because winter, sigh).

    The small, square lamp sitting on a table, giving off white light

    Promising review: "I love this light. It makes me feel way better when it's grim and dark and wintery. It's very bright, and just what I was looking for. I guess my cat missed the sun too, because she makes a point of lying in front of it when it's on. Light therapy for elderly cats: highly recommended. Light therapy for people: also recommended." —Jessa

    Get it on Amazon for $29.99.

    And if you think you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (or even just the ~winter blues~), read more about seasonal depression.

    11. A refillable hand warmer that's perfectly pocket-sized and lasts for up to 12 hours to keep your digits toasty even when Jack Frost doesn't seem to want to give you a break.


    Promising reviews: "In my opinion, Zippo is an iconic American company. They have updated their products slightly to stay relevant with the times, but have remained with their high quality and durable products. This hand warmer is much like the one I had as a Cub Scout when I was a young boy. It seems to be a bit sleeker and modern with the bright color, but it remains with the core functionality and simplicity. Awesome product." —mark99tj

    "I need to get some odorless fluid to use, but it's an incredibly pleasant warmth. There's no flame, so don't worry — instead there's a catalyst inside that 'smolders' the fuel, slowly, vaporizing it to burn. It kept me warm on an extremely cold camping trip." —Eric M

    Get it on Amazon: the lighter for $13.23+ (available in six colors/patterns) and the unscented hand warmer fuel for $8.53.

    12. Or a rechargeable hand warmer because it doubles as a backup phone battery (and flashlight!), if pouring fuel into a pocket-size container sounds a little messy.

    Hand holding the square brushed metal warmer and charger

    The heat comes from both sides of the little device, and you can set it to either 105 degrees or 115 degrees! On the low-heat setting, it can last for up to seven hours. Oh, and it has a little flashlight on one end, too!

    Promising review: "I am a mailman in South Dakota, the last few weeks have been BRUTALLY cold and windy, like -20 windchill type cold! I bought two have been extremely pleased with them. I keep one in my coat pocket and on the lowest setting it really does a nice job of keeping my hand warm between boxes. After about five hours, it dies, then I go to my backup. The only downside: one lasts for about three and half hours, while the other lasts a solid five. May be a slight QC issue. Worth every dime the last two weeks alone!!!" —s. brown

    Get it on Amazon for $34.99 (also available in pink).

    13. A dual-handled snow shovel designed to give you the maximum amount of leverage, which means you'll be able to clear your front sidewalk with basically half the effort and in half the time.

    Snow Joe /, Amazon

    The second handle's a little flexible, so you can use it to help lift the front, heaviest part of the shovel higher up, no straining under the weight of the snow.

    Promising review: "I just used this shovel to clear the first snow of the year here in New York, and I loved it! We got 2 inches, followed by some rain, so the snow was very heavy. I'm a tall guy and most shovels force me to bend over, leading to a sore back. I'm happy to say that my back feels great compared to other shovels that I have used, and I finished the job faster than usual. The springiness makes it easier to throw the snow farther, and helps you to control the shovel as you reset to scoop again. My elderly neighbor set down his cane to give it a try, and he was able to lift and throw the heavy snow!" —JE

    Get it on Amazon for $34.77. Or invest in a bigger ~snow pusher/shovel~, which is like your own personal plow: That's on Amazon for $65.97.

    14. A 100% wool Fjällräven hat, so even if it gets a little damp — like after you attempt a snow angel in some snow that's not quiiiite sticking yet — your ears will stay toasty warm.

    Backcountry, Fjällräven / Via

    Promising reviews: "This hat is my new go-to! The material is soft and comfortable, and it offers a good amount of stretch so it's not too tight and awkward. It's the perfect height, and the front patch is a great touch. Definitely would recommend!" —Kayla Weiser-Burton

    "I go this for a cabin trip up in Brighton where temperatures were supposed to plummet to -26 with windchill, and this beanie kept my head and ears nice and toasty! Even with the wind I didn't even feel the cold at all on any part of my ears or head. I now regularly wear this beanie on cold winter nights!" —Dennis Hernandez

    Get it from Backcountry for $31.96 (available in eight colors).

    15. Or if wool makes you itchy, an iconic Carhartt beanie that over 70,000 (yes seventy! thousand!!) people have given a positive review because it's just that cozy, cute, and warm. And between the 40 different colors and that under-$20 price point, you could totally justify buying different ones to match each of your favorite coats.,

    Promising review: "This is the warmest, best hat ever. I've never really worn hats, living in California, but have had to go to Minnesota and other cold places recently for work, and it keeps my head SO WARM. It's soft (I hate even the tiniest bit of scratchy feeling) and the purple sage color is muted and elegant and lovely. I don't think I will ever buy another kind of hat again!" —Lia

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in one size).

    16. Or if hats mess up your hair: a pair of cozy fleece-lined earmuffs you'll reach for every single time you go to bundle up. They're designed to go *under* your hair, leaving it perfectly intact!

    U-shaped fleece-lined earmuffs

    Promising review: "I wear my hair unstraightened and often run into the issue that any hat that's large enough for my head (24" circumference sans afro) and my hair would not reach my ears. Or any headband for ear warmers would smear my makeup. Traditional earmuffs would bisect my hair or muss up any style for the day and a scarf moved around too much or the fabric would create fairy knots.

    "Honestly, I was resigned to either a giant hood giving me helmet hair or just suffering with cold ears. These earmuffs were recommended on a natural hair board and my goodness they fit so well! They fit over my ears, keep them warm (almost to the point of sweating), don't ruin my hair or makeup and can reach even with my giant head. I LOVE THESE!" —R.Y.T.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 15 colors).

    17. A fleece blanket perfect for adding an extra layer of warmth to your bed between your sheet and duvet, so you can stay cozy all night long without having to crank up your heat too much.

    The navy blue fleece blanket spread over a bed

    Promising review: "My review is four years late. But I must say, this blanket has held up so well. It's still so soft. So durable and just plan warm. I love this blanket so much. And an added bonus is all three my kitties love it too. So after four years of cats kneading, having kids play on it, cats play on it, using it to wrap TVs during moves, being washed many times over, and just usual usage it's still an amazing blanket. Highly recommend." —Nira

    Get the queen size on Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes twin–king and six colors).

    18. Or a super-plush faux-fur weighted blanket that's A) filled with those tempered glass beads whose weight could help calm your anxiety and help you sleep better, B) luxe-looking so it'll go with your decor, and C) super WARM (and soft and cozy) for those freezing-cold days!

    Model snuggling a brown faux fur weighted blanket
    Comma Home

    Comma Home is a small business that donates 10% of sales to small organizations nationwide to help people without housing. 

    Promising review: "I'm about to order my third one for a loved one. These blankets are the real deal, my son and I both suffer from anxiety and coming home to this bad boy after work and relaxing has never been easier or more restful. I cannot recommend enough worth every penny and the faux fur is glorious!" —Meagan B.

    Get it from Comma Home for $169 (available in two weights and two colors).

    19. A personal-size heater you can take with you literally wherever you need a little extra warmth, even if that means you just carry it from room to room in your house.

    The small, pink, square heater on a reviewer's desk; it's about the height of the pens in a mug and has a protective metal grating with holes on the front

    It only has one setting, on or off, but most reviewers say that's totally fine. And if you're worried about safety, it automatically shuts off if it's tipped over or isn't level!

    Promising review: "My office was FREEZING due to unfixable circumstances. This little heater is great, it does not have to gear up it immediately starts putting out heat when turned on. The top and sides remain cool while the device is on. I sit directly in front of the heater and I’m not too hot or too cool, it’s perfect. I sit underneath an air vent and this little thing cancels out the freezing air much to my liking. My office is small and enclosed so the heat fills the entire space after a while (maybe 45–60 mins). Good buy! I recommend it!" —BB.J

    Get it on Amazon for $23.65 (available in three colors).

    20. A lip balm that will protect your kisser from the harsh wintry air you encounter every time you step outside.

    A model grabbing the tube of mint balm

    Promising review: "My lips usually crack and bleed in the winter no matter what I put on them. This is literally the first winter ever that my lips are perfect. This is the best product I've ever used! It's nice and soft, not greasy. I've bought it for several coworkers who also suffer like I do. I hope they never stop making this!" —Mel Belle

    Get a tube on Amazon for $8+ (available in six flavors and in combo packs).

    21. And an extra-moisturizing hand cream to overcome the cracked, peeling dryness that plagues almost everyone's hands thanks to dry air and the indoor heating that makes it even drier.

    Before: a hand that's cracked and red from dryness; after, the same hand, with no more cracks

    Promising review: "Hands down the best hand lotion on the market! I’m in the middle of one of the most brutal winters the East Coast has seen in a long time and on top of it all, I drink a lot of water, which has me using the restroom all the time. The constant washing was wreaking havoc on my hands! They were so dried out and shriveled. I got this lotion and from the first application I could feel it working its magic into my skin. It’s been about a week and my hands are smooth, hydrated, and look great! I cannot sing enough praises about this lotion and I will be using this often!

    "The directions recommend a tiny amount (about the size of a pencil eraser) so your hands don’t get sticky but this wasn’t enough for me so I use a tiny amount on the back of each hand and rub it in. There is a slight stickiness but it goes away within a minute or so. I wouldn’t recommend using more than two small drops though. Will definitely buy again!" —Natalie M.

    Get two 3-ounce tubes on Amazon for $15.47 or a screw-top jar for $7.33.

    22. Plus some moisturizing lavender and coconut hand soap that combines aloe vera and both lavender and orange essential oils to get your hands clean without making that dreaded red, cracking, and itchy skin even worse.

    Kids using the nozzle on the soap to dispense it

    Promising review: "Nice on the hands. I have very dry skin on my hands especially in the winter months. I purchased this product because I was out of liquid soap I usually use. This was a pleasant surprise as it was not drying. The scent was mild and the sudsing as expected. Pleased with the purchase." —Dippy Diner

    Get a three-count pack from Amazon for $11.97.

    23. A pastel mug warmer with low, medium, and high settings so your tea, coffee, or hot chocolate stays at *your* perfect temp for as long as you want it to. Imagine being able to slowly sip your homemade ginger tea latte through an entire holiday movie without it getting even a little cold!!

    A pink mug warmer on a desk with a mug onf coffee on it

    In my family, we make our homemade lattes with Nespresso frothers ($99 on Amazon) because they actually *heat* the milk while it foams! If you're up for a bit of a splurge, I def recommend it. 

    Promising review: "I researched so many coffee warmers and am so glad I decided on this one. It definitely keeps my coffee hot, no matter how long it takes me to drink it. I also like that it has three settings. As you drink down your coffee, you can lower the heat because it keeps the coffee very hot. I like it so much I ordered a second one for another part of the house." —hottytoddy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in six colors).

    24. A phone power bank because through the summer and fall you've somehow forgotten how quickly any weather below 50 really drains your cellphone's battery.

    hands holding an iphone and the rectangular Anker brand battery pack, which is about half the size of the phone; they're connected by a charging cord

    Promising review: "You can charge and iPhone X from start to finish three-plus times in full with this charger before you need to charge it. It is compact, durable, and just a fantastic overall device. The device comes with the charger itself, a mesh bag to carry/store it in, and a cord to charge the device." —Andrew Peterson

    Get it on Amazon for $18.74+ (available in four colors).

    25. A super-warm and cozy down puffer coat with a good hood, of course, since it's basically an essential for the multiple months where the temps refuse to budge any higher than 30.

    A model in the all-black puffer jacket that hits right above the knees

    This particular one features deep zip-up pockets on either side that are perfect for stashing your phone. And if you travel a lot, it's super packable and can fold up to fit in one of its pockets! BTW, a bunch of reviewers say it runs rather large!!

    Promising review: "Really love this coat. Was concerned about the zipper...but I think it's easy. Maybe because I've used two way zippers before. Would definitely recommend buying this at the great discount price. Warmth without the bulk. I've owned many coats and this lightweight down is the way to go! I Love my coat!!!" —Superdog Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $83.89+ (available in sizes XXS–3X, including tall sizes).

    26. Or an Orolay jacket, aka *the* Amazon coat, which has been popular for the past few years for several very good reasons: it's stylish, has a soft Sherpa-lined hood, six huge pockets, and is filled with SUPER-warm down, so even if it's below freezing, you know you'll be plenty cozy.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Just how warm is it? Reviewers in both Chicago and the NORTH POLE swear by it.

    Emma Lord, an editor here at BuzzFeed, says: "TBH, it is the warmest, most functional coat I've ever owned. It's like being snuggled everywhere you go?? A gift that will just keep on giving and giving. Also the POCKETS ON THIS THING. I genuinely feel like a one-woman clown car pulling out all the things I've snuck in there. I don't use a purse in the winter, everything just very snugly and securely fits in one of the zippered pockets (and the side pockets are SO warm for your hands)."

    Maitland, another editor here, also loves it! Here's her Orolay coat review if you want to read more.

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying, my husband says that I am obsessed with coats!! I saw this on a lightning deal during the holiday season and thought it was so unique I had to have it!! Out of probably 20 winter coats, this is now my absolute favorite!! I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this coat, love everything about it! The quality is outstanding! I have had every expensive brand-name winter coat, but have never ever had one that has kept me this warm! I I'm not even looking forward to the warmer months because I don't want to put this coat away!! Waiting for another deal, so that I can order it in a couple more colors!! Every time I wear it, I get at least one, 'I love your coat!!'" —Suzi Linthorst

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99 (available in sizes XXS–5X and 13 colors).

    27. A popular streak-free anti-fog spray to spritz on eyeglasses, sunglasses, and face shields because as a glasses wearer, I know that being outdoors in winter + face masks = even MORE fog than usual.,

    Two important things to know:

    - Many reviewers say it works incredibly well, but not every reviewer does. It's made for non-antireflective-coated lenses only.

    - And you have to follow the directions (I know, you're sighing right now) to get it to actually work: Spray just a small amount on both the front and back of your lenses, then rub it in with your fingers over all the glass. Wait for a full minute while it dries, then wipe 'em down with your glasses cleaning cloth. Then you should be all set!

    Promising review: "This stuff works great! I live in Nebraska, and winters can suck with glasses fogging over. I actually saw this on a list of 25 things you should own, so I thought why not? It’s also super awesome to use with having to wear masks all the time...if you have glasses and are wearing a mask frequently you know what I’m talking about with the fog! It’s really easy to use, and works. I mean what else can you ask for in a product? I recommend this product. I will say that if you are looking into this product there are different kinds depending on if you have antireflective-coated lenses, so just be familiar with which one you need." —sara

    Get it from Amazon for $9.55.

    28. A 24-pocket over-the-door organizer perfect for stashing all your gloves, hats, scarves, and other accessories you have to layer on before you head outside.,

    For ultimate convenience, hang it on the inside of your coat closet door!

    Promising review: "Makes a great cold weather accessory organizer. This is our second season using this organizer. I put it on the back of the coat closet door, right over a row of coat hooks. I can fit earmuffs, gloves, mittens, hats, ski masks, and more into the pockets.) (We do let the gloves and hats dry before putting them away! Come springtime, I put the organizer on the back of the door to the storage closet. So much better than bins of hats, gloves, mittens to dig through." —AMYR

    Get it on Amazon for $9.87 (also available in brown and pink).

    29. A windshield ice cover so you (hopefully!) don't ever have to scrape ice or snow off your most important car window ever again.

    It attaches to your mirrors with straps plus can be tucked into shut car doors to prevent theft (and to further keep it in place). It's waterproof and measures 75 inches by 42 inches, which means it fits most cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

    Promising reviews: "After a month of ice, lots of snow, and below zero temperatures, I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!! The amazing thing to me is its ability to withstand -20 degree temperatures with snow and ice. No cracking, tearing, or any problems with this windshield cover." —SunnyFunny

    "The straps go around the side mirrors, then the flaps fold into the car and you shut the doors. This keeps the fabric nice and tight so the wind will not move it. It covers the wipers and the little space between the wipers and the hood, so ice and snow won't accumulate there either. I pulled it off after light snow last night and it just slid right off. I folded it and threw it in the back. Perfect for winter weather." —Paula

    Get it on Amazon for $29.95 (a rear window cover's also available for $24.95. If you suspect you'll need an ice scraper anyway, you can get a highly rated one on Amazon for $9.92).

    30. Or a giant (but telescoping) foam snow broom specifically designed to push layers of the fluffy white stuff off your car, if that's the trouble you deal with most.

    Because it's foam, it's super lightweight and it won't scratch your paint, and the telescoping handle makes it easier to fit in the trunk. It also has two flashlights on the front, so you can see what you're doing on those dark winter mornings.

    Promising review: "Especially great for any vehicles with a high roofline. Very easy to remove light or heavy snow quickly and safely on vehicle surfaces. Have always used the old brush type snow removers...this is faster and with telescoping pole reaches across roof line of SUVs and minivans easily. The scraper is useful for light buildup on windows, but a hand scraper will provide much more leverage. Only drawback is is does consume space in vehicle unless you unscrew the pole. No excuse for leaving that snow on the roof when driving with this tool!" —Frank

    Get it on Amazon for $14.29, or one without the headlights for $14.99.

    31. A set of four shower curtain clips to help keep the steam in and the cold air out for as long as possible, because the worst way to end a warm shower is with a blast of chilled air.

    Hands feeding the shower curtain liner into the flat, square, clip; the clip is open on three sides

    Promising review: "Have a lot of trouble with leakage around my tub when I shower. Tried double liners, magnets, etc. but curtain still blows enough to leak onto the floor and from there through the ceiling of the dining room downstairs around an infinitesimal gap between flooring and wall. I was desperate, so I gave these a try. Problem solved. Liner stays tight against the tile and can be freed for cleaning." —D. Polsky

    Get the pack of four on Amazon for $7.69.

    32. A rich moisturizing cream you can slather on when your skin's upset by the endlessly dry air from the indoor heat and the outdoor, well, winter.,

    I use this stuff in the winter, and I still swear there's nothing better to combat occasional dry skin. It claims it helps restore the ~natural skin barrier~ and is fragrance free.

    Promising review: "I developed a dry, patchy area on the side of my mouth, but figured it was dry skin due to winter. After a week it spread to my chin and other side of my mouth. I thought it would go away on its own but then three weeks passed. I tried moisturizers and coconut oil but nothing worked. I was frustrated and embarrassed by this patchy, scaly skin on my face! As a last ditch effort I tried Cerave and it was much better after two days! It's now a month later and it's still gone."—Kathleen

    Get it from Amazon for $16.08.

    33. A pair of super-cozy fleece shoe inserts to make your old loafers (or boots!) new again — and to keep your toes snug so they don't complain even a little bit when you venture out to walk the dogs.

    A reviewer's pair of fleece-lined slipper loafers with a fresh set of the fuzzy insoles in them

    Promising review: "These are great insoles. Just enough of an arch for a little support but not so much that your feet hurt (if your foot is on the flatter side like mine). I bought these insoles because my boots were just a little bit large around the top of my foot and my feet were cold. I was wearing two pairs of socks to compensate for the looseness in the boot but no longer have to since I bought these insoles. My feet are now warm and no more looseness around the top of my foot. Also no need for a second pair of socks. I wear a women's 8.5 and chose the size 9 insoles. The insoles fit perfectly and no trimming was needed. I absolutely love these!" —Karen

    Get a pair on Amazon for $12.99+ (available in women's sizes 6–10 or men's 8–11).

    34. And a pack of four pairs of merino wool socks because you can't have fuzzy insoles in every pair of shoes, and your toes will still want to be warm all winter long.

    A model putting on the crew height grey wool socks

    Promising review for the women's socks: "Living in New England it gets pretty chilly during the winter. These socks were just right. Not too thick and not too thin. I was worried about the bottom wearing out but it's been couple months worn every day at work and have been holding up great. None of the four pairs have holes. I wear them with steel-toe boots during weekdays. They're comfortable enough and not slippery wearing them indoors on our wood floor doesn't feel too slippery either. Easy to wash and comes out clean every time. For the price, if it lasts me couple years I'll be very happy. The temperatures I've worn with these socks in are in the 15°F–39°F range and kept me warm but not hot. I have not really worn them when it's single digit temperature or colder so I can't say how they will do in a very frigid climate. Excellent socks for winter!" —Nyan

    Get the pack of four pears on Amazon for $24.90+ (available in women's sizes 6–13 and men's sizes 5–12 and up to three colors).

    35. A heated toilet seat that's kind of hilarious to consider, but that your butt just might really appreciate on January mornings when the temps drop below zero and your HVAC system has trouble keeping up.

    The Ultratouch Electrically Heated Antimicrobial toilet seat

    Promising reviews: "My wife thought this was the silliest thing in the world, until the moment she sat on it. Now she tells me, 'Every time I sit down in the bathroom, it makes me smile.' Totally worth the investment!

    "I didn't write this review until we'd had the thing installed for about two months. It appears to be very easy to keep clean, definitely resists staining, etc., and is sturdy. The instructions say to keep the lid down to maximize heat, and that is a must — with the lid up, the seat is lukewarm. But when you keep the lid down, it's toasty — and that is SUCH a luxury when you stumble into the bathroom at 3 a.m. Ahhh!" —Jim Smith

    "My only complaint is I can't go back to sitting on normal cold toilet seats." —Paul McIsaac

    Get one made for a round bowl on Amazon for $89.96 (+$30.02 shipping), or one made for an elongated bowl on Amazon for $89.96 (+$30.02 shipping).

    36. And a warming seat cover for your car so you can be at least a little more comfortable while you wait for your engine to warm up enough to turn on the "real" heat.

    The thin, gridded black seat covers in a car; it covers the back and most of the seat

    Promising review: "Heats right up, nice and hot like the factory-installed ones. It is a nice looking product, comfortable to sit on, doesn't slide around at all, and heats up very fast. Plus it has an auto shutoff so you don't end up having it on too long." —Joyce

    Get the pack of two on Amazon for $45.99.

    37. The Comfy, a reversible blanket-slash-sweatshirt that's perfect for if you like to lounge around under a blanket because you're always cold, but wish the blanket would follow you everywhere you go.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed, Zappos

    Kayla Boyd, an editor here at BuzzFeed, owns this and can't get enough: "I LOVE this thing. It allows you to literally wrap yourself in a blanket, but still be able to use your hands, without your poor arm suffering in the cold breeze. I wear this while working from home, watching Netflix, and while taking naps. It's so comfy that there have been times I don't want to take it off when I have to run to the store — the only reason I do is because I don't want it to get dirty. I can't imagine one person who wouldn't be happy to have this wonderful bundle of coziness."

    Readers love it too! Here are a couple of comments they've left on posts:

    "The Comfy is amazing. My boyfriend got it for me last year. I freaking love it and so do my doggos." —saraelizaa21, in a comment on The Best Gifts From Shark Tank 2019

    "I have the Comfy and I can’t even begin to explain how much I love that thing. It’s absolutely enormous! It’s the warmest and coziest thing I’ve ever owned. You can have my Comfy when you peel it off my cold dead body!!" —Allcreaturesgreatandsmall, in a comment on the same Shark Tank post

    Get it for $39.99+: from Amazon in adult size (available in two colors) or in kids size (available in three colors), or from Zappos in adult size (available in seven colors).

    38. A set of rubber-soled doggie booties to help protect your pupper's paws from getting too chilly while they zoom zoom zoom in circles around the yard because they just LOVE THE COLD WHITE FLUFFY!! (The booties will also be a good barrier between their paws and any snowmelt salt, which can be irritating.)


    These come in packs of two, because dogs back paws are usually a little larger than their front ones! To figure out the right size to buy, check out the brand's size chart (which you can also find in the photos of the Amazon listing).

    Promising review: "These stay on my dog, and because of the rubber traction bottom he doesn't wear a hole in them like the Muttluks fleece-lined boots. I wished I had tried these years ago. I'm ordering another four to have on hand, just in case. But so far he's been using them for about a month, and they STAY ON and keep his feet dry. I use a pair of socks under them as liners. Love these boots." —Mary Ann

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $50 (available in sizes 2–10 and four colors).

    39. And for you, a pair of (tr)action-packed winter boots so you can confidently strut over even ice and snow, no worries about slipping.

    Amazon, Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Emma Lord, an editor here at BuzzFeed, says: "I only got these because it was a Black Friday sale because for some reason I am very resentful about purchasing boots (I love sneakers too much to function), but now that I've worn them I would have paid full price and then some. They're ridiculously comfortable, keep my feet warm and dry, and I felt very secure walking in them on a day with fresh snow and the day after, when the sidewalks were icy. There was no break-in period, either, which I appreciate because I tend to go on long walks. There are no half sizes and some reviewers suggested leaning toward your lower size if you're usually a half — this was true for me! They run a smidge large."

    Promising review: "I purchased these to wear while walking my dog 1+ miles daily, and wanted to feel safe walking in the snow and ice. The anti-slip tread on these boots did not disappoint. They are sturdy and allow me to walk without any slipping. My feet stay warm while walking through snow and ice sludge in the street." —lovetoshop

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in women's sizes 5–11 and six colors).

    40. Or if you walk a lot, a pair of classic L.L.Bean duck boots because they — unlike your last pair of snow boots that sprang a leak in February — have everything you need to stay cozy through many *years* of winters.

    Two models feet, both wearing a pair of the lace-up duck boots, which have rubber around the bottom of the foot, and leather for the rest that comes up to the top of the ankle
    L. L. Bean /

    That's: a durable molded-rubber bottom molded specifically to shed moisture and give you traction in slippery snow, thick and soft cotton flannel or fuzzy Sherpa lining for warmth, and a full-grain water-resistant leather upper (sourced from the US!) to protect even your ankles from Jack Frost's bite. Y'all, these sell out for a while pretty much every single fall/winter, and for good reason.

    Promising reviews: "I wear my boots primarily commuting in Boston, which means I encounter rain, snow, ice, and puddles daily from December until...May? I walk a mile each way, and these boots are warm and amazingly comfortable given the protection they provide. The tumbled leather meant these boots were soft from day one, no blisters or breaking in the leather. The flannel lining makes them warmer, with the added benefit of being really cute. The foot bed provides enough stability and cushion for walking. I am so very glad I managed to get a pair of these boots." —KKeegan

    "I couldn't be happier with them. The leather is soft and I did not need to break them in. I really like that the lip of the boot is NOT sewed on so it is easier to get your foot in and out. The boots are also very warm." —jkumz

    Get them from L. L.Bean for $159+: the "women's" sizes (available in sizes 6–11 and 25 styles) or the "men's" sizes (available in sizes 7–14 and 26 styles).

    41. A bottle of wool freshener and deodorizer, so you can put off the dry cleaners (or, gasp, hand-washing) for your sweaters and coats just a little bit longer.

    The bottle of The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Spray in cedar

    Promising review: "I was running up an enormous dry cleaning bill because every time I wore a cashmere sweater out it would smell just like whatever type of environment I had worn it to. When there are no stains, it just seemed unnecessary. With this spray, I have been able to freshen my sweaters and wear them more than once! I spray them lightly the minute I take them off and then again before I wear them. Saves wear and tear on my sweaters and money out of my pocket!" —Eddie52

    Get it on Amazon: one bottle for $11.22 or two for $19.90 ($9.95 per bottle).

    42. A cool-mist humidifier that will work to combat dry noses (which can cause nosebleeds!) and allergies to dust, dander, the Christmas tree, and other gunk that you're exposed to only in the cooler months.


    Promising review: "We have used a smaller Pure Enrichment Humidifier ($39.99) for a few years with good success, so when we needed to cover a larger room, we purchased this XL model. So far, it's well designed, easy to use, extremely quiet, provides good coverage in the room, and especially useful is the Mist Control, which turns the unit on and off and allows us to vary the degree of moisture. That feature isn't on our smaller model. We have not had to clean it yet, but based on the other model we have, we don't expect that to be a difficult task. I think Pure makes a good product and would recommend this XL model for a larger room." —eamommy

    Get it on Amazon for $59.99.

    43. A pair of multiuse wireless sleep headphones that, besides playing soothing white noise while you fall asleep, are just the thing to keep your ears toasty on those winter runs *while* you listen to your most motivating playlist at the exact same time.

    people wearing the sleep headphones to sleep, do yoga, run, and in an exercise class

    Promising review: "I love this headband! I live in a place that has winter and I love that I can wear this for a headband that covers my ears to keep me warm! The volume control helps because there is a lot of traffic on my street and I have to turn them up frequently. When I turn them up, the noise cancellation is good. The sound quality could be a little better because the speakers move around and you have to position them. I also like the fact that it is washable when you take out the speakers and the little charging cord. I am sure I will wear this in the summer as well. Thanks for making such a great product!" —Kathy F

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in nine colors).

    44. Or a face mask button headband to protect your ears from Jack Frost's chilly wind blasts *and* from the pull and tug that comes from wearing a mask for more than a few hours.

    Model wearing tie-dye headband with buttons above their ears on either side
    Twine and Love/Etsy

    Twine and Love is a California-based Etsy small business that carries handmade scrub caps, earrings, headbands, and more.

    Promising review: "Awesome quality! Reordered because they’re so soft. Super comfortable and great material!" —Sarah Jackson

    Get it from Twine and Love on Etsy for $14.99 (available in 33 colors/patterns).

    You all winter, with the help of these products:


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.