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    Updated on Oct 28, 2019. Posted on Oct 5, 2019

    30 Things To Buy *Now* To Make This Winter More Bearable

    I get by with a little help from my five heated blankets, collection of adorable teapots, and giant stash of Hot Hands.

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    1. An effective double-sided snow brush and ice scraper so you can exercise caution and *fully* clean off your car before heading to work without having to make yourself late.

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    Promising review: "Good quality, does the job. I was a bit hesitant to get the Amazon Basic version of this, but this product looks, feels and works fantastically. The brush is firm enough it holds up to the ice and snow, but doesn't scratch." —Reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.13.

    2. Or a windshield cover if you'd like to skip the scraping altogether in favor of a quicker de-icing solution.

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    The cover attaches to your car's mirrors with straps that can also be shut into your car doors to prevent theft (and further keep it in place). It's waterproof and measures 75x42 inches.

    Promising review: "I was very skeptical at first about this product. I thought the price was low considering what the product claimed and the materials used. After a month of ice, lots of snow, and below zero temperatures, I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I have highly recommended this product to several people and will continue to do so. The amazing thing to me about this product was its ability to with stand -20 degree temperatures with snow and ice. No cracking, tearing, or any problems with this windshield cover." —SunnyFunny

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    3. A pair of shearling inserts for transforming your favorite shoes into your favorite winter shoes.

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    Promising review: "My wife was complaining about her sore feet from walking around on the cold tile floor in her slippers. Not only are her feet warmer, the foam cushioning help relieve her foot pain." —watto

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in men's sizes 8–14, women's sizes 6–12, and two colors).

    4. Leg warmer cuffs to zhuzh up all of your adorable wintery outfits.

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    Promising review: "I love these so much! They look so cute with my boots. I'm so happy with them that I bought a pair for my daughter, too." —Ema

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in six colors).

    5. The Sister Pie cookbook for those snowed-in weekends when you just want to hunker down and bake, bake, bake. I used to live in Detroit where Sister Pie is located and WOW do they have some of the best treats I've ever tasted.

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    Promising review: "I’ve made several pies from this book (brandy pecan, salted maple, coffee chess, toasted marshmallow butterscotch, pfeffernusse, sweet beet), and they’ve all been fantastic. The tutorials are informative, the ingredients are accessible, the stories are heartwarming. I want to bake my way through all the recipes! This book has not let me down!" —Huong Tran

    Get it from Amazon for $14.59.

    6. A stash of Hot Hands so your digits don't freeze off one by one just because you have to walk a few blocks.

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    Promising review: "I always keep these in my coat, the car and my desk. Stay warm for seven to nine hours if kept enclosed. These make winter more pleasant most of the time and can be a real life saver if you get stranded and need to walk in the cold. Don’t put directly against your skin — they heat up to 160 degrees and could cause a burn, so always use wrapped in cloth. I buy a case every year. I've tried others, but this brand is consistent and the best I’ve found." —K. M. Calabrese

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $8.99.

    7. Super duper Aquaphor lip balm to combat the chapped lips you inevitably get every single year.

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    Promising review: "I love Aquaphor Lip Repair. I live in Connecticut and the winters can be very cold. So in combination with cold outside temperatures and the drying heat of the furnace my lips need moisture. This balm is my daily go-to for keeping my lips moisturized. I would highly recommend this product." —Beverly J. Kozey

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97.

    8. A blanket scarf for bundling up and bracing against the cold — and looking darn good while doing it.

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    Promising review: "I just received the umpteenth compliment on this scarf today, so I thought I'd leave a review and tell you how warm, pretty, durable, versatile, and soft it is. This is such a great piece to have!" —Just Me

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 37 colors).

    9. A light-up birch branch garland to instantly turn your living room into a sparkly winter wonderland.

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    The branches are battery operated, bendable, and have a timer.

    Promising review: "This product is of good quality and very realistic looking. I love the branch/twig vine and when lit it looks absolutely beautiful. You can bend the branches to your liking and having a timer option is fantastic!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four styles).

    10. A spring-assisted snow shovel whose two handles will really help you fling that snow when it finally starts sticking.

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    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 two 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 from Amazon for $24.96 (available in two colors).

    11. A pair of comfy slippers you'll want to wear basically every waking moment once it drops below 65 degrees.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE these slippers. SO comfortable and warm with the memory foam. Love the thick rubber sole on the bottom, so there is no way you would slip. I bought these to bring the hospital when I give birth, but I am wearing these all the time. I wear a size 10 shoe. After reading some reviews that these run slightly small (I wear these with and without socks), I opted for the 11–12 size and so glad I did. They fit me perfectly. So, I would definitely size up!" —emily

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes 5–12 and five colors).

    12. A fabric shaver to get all of your old, worn sweaters good as new again.

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    Promising review: "Okay, I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in a last attempt to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi, I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Sydney Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90 (available in eight colors).

    Check out "This Magical Fabric Defuzzer Will Absolutely Change Your Life" for more info on this handy gadget!

    13. A Yeti Rambler mug with double-wall vacuum insulation to keep your hot beverage toasty — even when you accidentally leave it next to a drafty window for a while.

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    Besides being used for hot liquids, the mug can also be used for serving things such as oatmeal *or* to keep cold beverages cold. It's dent-resistant, doesn't sweat (genius!), and is dishwasher-safe.

    Get it from Yeti for $24.99 (available in eight colors).

    14. A heated blanket to swaddle yourself in so you stay snug as a bug in a rug until the sun comes back.

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    Promising review: "I got this today, and good timing as it is 15 degrees outside. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It has a nice heavy feel to it. I only had to use medium setting to be completely warm. The texture is wonderful. Very soft on both sides. I especially like how the power connects to the blanket itself. The locking buttons on the side are perfect. My last blanket I had, the power cord always fell out. I was concerned a little because the price but it is worth every penny." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    15. A big ole' pack of socks — goodness knows you'll need 'em so you don't have to pad around barefoot on a freezing floor all season.

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    The pack comes with nine pairs of socks.

    Promising review: "These are wonderful! Great colors and great fit — they are not too tight on the calf. Perfect weight and a nice cable design on the bottom half. I would definitely order again!" —hallie henrickson

    Get a nine-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. Or a famously warm and cozy pair of Smart Wool socks that are more of an investment but will last for years to come.

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    Promising review: "I started wearing Smartwool socks with my hiking boots years ago but they are so comfy, warm and cute that I now buy them to wear with all my boots and shoes in the winter. They are well-made and wash perfectly. I bought a pair of red walking shoes and I knew I needed a pair of Smartwool socks to go with them. Okay, they cost more than fashion socks but they are worth it." —Maddiegg

    Get them from Amazon for $14.67+ (available in sizes S–L and 17 colors). Shop all Smartwool's options here!

    17. A shearling jacket for keeping cozy as the weather turns. Not to mention you're sure to Instagram it about one million times.

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    Promising review: "This is such a great buy, and it's perfect for fall weather. It looks more expensive than it is, and it's well-made. I've had mine about three weeks now, and it hasn't shed once on me. It's very trendy, and I highly recommend this jacket!" —jann25

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and five colors).

    18. A rich moisturizer like Ultra Repair Cream to combat the dryness that is sure to befall your skin if left unprotected. Colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and allantoin are perfect for delivering maximum hydration to sensitive skin.

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    I love Ultra Repair Cream. I recently started using it, and WHOA was I blown away. I expected it to be way too heavy for my skin, but the lotion-like texture soaks in effortlessly, making your face feel refreshed and hydrated rather than slick and shiny. It's not oily at all, and even layers well under makeup. I can't wait to use it all fall and winter long!

    Promising review: "This product is so gentle and amazing that it almost makes me cry. I've been using it for a few months, and it's gotten rid of any extra redness in my cheeks (not from any condition, I'm just Irish), and it's also gotten rid of all of my unsightly texture on my skin. It's a must-have, absorbs quickly, and makes my skin feel happy and healthy." —Greg0428

    Get it from Sephora for $12+ (available in three sizes) or Amazon for $12.30+ (available in five sizes).

    19. A blanket sweatshirt, because let's face it — you're about to be on the couch until April. Might as well lean in.

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    Promising review: "When I saw The Comfy on Shark Tank I just knew I had to have one. I live near the beach and it is perfect for chilly mornings and cool evenings. I absolutely love mine. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fabric. It feels so luxurious that I want to wear it all the time. I bought myself a navy blue one but I am already thinking of getting a couple more ordered for both my kids. Great product." —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 15 colors, as well as a kids size).

    20. A little space heater to keep by your bed or desk so you can get that extra boost of warmth whenever you need it.

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    For safety, the space heater has an automatic shut-off feature when it's tipped over or overheated.

    Promising review: "I was having to sleep with an electric blanket every night and even then woke up cold and shivery. This was a god send and makes sure the room maintains a decent temperature through the night without costing me an arm and a leg, as it only comes on when needed. I love it. My bedroom is a fairly small space and we were worried about getting something too large. This is not only small and easy to store when I don't need it but doesn't take up much floor space when I have it out. It's light and easy to handle as well, which is really convenient." —Mercae

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two colors),

    21. A boot mat so when the snow starts falling you don't start tracking in bonkers amounts of salt and muddy snowmelt.

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    Promising review: "They weren't kidding when they called this 'Heavy Duty.' The rubber is VERY thick, and the deep grooves are perfect for holding melting snow and ice from our shoes and boots. The weight of the tray keeps it in place (the dog could move our old one around). It's the perfect size for our family of three, and the quality construction has me convinced that it will last for many years to come." —Tula Kavadias

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    22. A lush lighted garland to deck out your home for the upcoming months of holiday cheer.

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    The garland is nine feet long and suitable for indoor or outdoor decorating.

    Promising review: "This garland was my big holiday decor splurge this year, and it was worth every penny. I bought two strands and had them drape down the banister between our first and second floors. It brightened the stairway and created a festive entrance to our home. We all agreed that we wanted to leave it up all year long but eventually packed it up with the rest of the holiday decor and will look forward to hanging it again next year! There is a great ratio of lights to greenery and the pine needles are full and beautiful. The garland itself feels strong and durable and I expect with love and care, it will last for years to come." —T. Alefaio

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    23. A four-quart Crock-Pot, because one of the nicest things you can do for yourself during the most difficult season is ensure there's a hot, delicious meal waiting for you when you get home from work.

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    The stoneware insert and lid of the Crock-Pot are dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "Great design, beautiful color. I like that the interior is ceramic crockery, rather than aluminum or metal like many models. It is also the perfect size for making anything from soup, to an entire (small) roast chicken, family, party or personal size." —amazcustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.71.

    24. A subscription to Book of the Month so you can start stocking up on must-reads for all your upcoming snuggly nights by the fire.

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    What you get: Your choice of one of five titles a month with an option to skip a month and save your credit whenever you please.

    Get it from Book of the Month for $14.99/month.

    25. A Nintendo Switch, because it's gonna be miserable outside. Truly no use braving a storm in the real world when you can brave a storm in Fortnite while staying nice and cozy.

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    Promising review: "This console is so awesome! It seems like Nintendo hits it right on every console since the N64 — the Switch is another home run. The ability to dock or take it on the go is a huge convenience. Many nights I've wanted to continue playing, but don't want to stay out in my living room — no problem with the Switch! The motion controls take a little bit to get used to, but make it even more fun once you've figured them out. I'm 100% satisfied with my purchase as of today." —Ty C.

    Get it from Amazon or $299 (available in two colors).

    26. An Apple Orchard Homesick candle for anyone who wishes the BEST autumnal activity could last way longer than it does.

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    Get it from Homesick for $29.95.

    27. A holy grail hand cream to soothe and heal your mitts. Winter dryness is approaching — time to stock up.

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    Promising review: "I've developed eczema on my hands over the last few years, and my fingers get terribly, painfully cracked all year long, and especially in the colder months. My fingers and knuckles will be covered in cracks. This is THE only thing that gives me any relief. It stings a good bit when you put it over open sores (which if you're like me is inevitable), and feels a little weird, but the result is worth the pain. You'll notice a difference after just a couple of uses. Promise. It helps cracked heels, too." —Kathleen Dunlop

    Get it from Amazon for $6.47.

    Read more about this cream in "Over 6,000 People With Super-Dry Skin Are Obsessed With This Hand Lotion."

    28. A cute and classic loose leaf teapot for anyone who plans on posting up with a cuppa every day this winter *or* are just huge fans of The Office.

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    Promising review: "Had this teapot for a while now and I am OBSESSED! The infuser is surprisingly great for loose leaf tea. I use it one or two times a day, and it has held up great so far. Plus, it is adorable to look at and has added such a nice pop of color to my kitchen." —Kimberly Bringas

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

    29. A soft faux fur blanket to hibernate under for the foreseeable future.

    A red faux-fur blanket is draped entirely over a chair.
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    To care for this blanket, machine wash cold and tumble dry. Not so hard!

    Promising review: "I met this blanket on Thursday, we slept together on Friday, got married on Saturday, and haven't been apart since! I love it so much." —Randy A. Cascino

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in 17 colors and six sizes).

    30. Godiva hot chocolate mix, because winter is HARD and you 100% deserve a tasty sweet treat now and again.

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    The canister contains 10 servings. To make, simply mix with hot milk.

    Promising review: "Wow. This powder smells like cocoa. Yes, I know it should smell like cocoa, but the point is that it doesn't smell like sugar or some other chemical compound made in a lab instead of a kitchen. It mixes with the milk well and takes a long time to settle, so it stays mixed. We did a blind taste test with this, Dove, and some holiday pack, and everyone said the Godiva was the best (without knowing which was which). If you're wanting hot cocoa, this is the mix to get." —mts

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    Happy almost winter! You still have a little time to summon Lorelai Gilmore levels of snow appreciation.

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

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