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    Nov 3, 2019

    28 Things To Help Make Your Nights At Home Even Better (Now That Night Apparently Starts At 4:30PM)

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    1. A handleless mug to comfortably keep your hot beverage close to your heart where it belongs — and your hands toasty, too!

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    The mug is dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

    Promising review: "The colors are even more vivid in person, and the mug looks and feels great. It's larger than I expected (about 1.5" taller than a standard mug), which makes it fit my hands nicely without fingers feeling cramped in the pocket. When filled with fresh coffee, it's too hot to hold for long, but once it's had a few minutes to cool down, it's perfect for a cold morning." —awehrman

    Get it from Amazon for $20.34 (available in 11 colors and in right- and left-handed versions).

    2. 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.

    3. A pair of fluffy criss-cross slippers you'll want to wear basically every waking moment once it drops below 65 degrees.

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    Promising review: "Right away when I opened the box I was excited to see how these felt. I have to say I was not disappointed at all! They are the softest fluffy slippers I have ever had on my feet! The soles are the perfect material where you won’t ruin these if you need to go to the basement or laundry room in your building. I also like the peep toe, slide style as it keeps my feet warm and protected but they won’t get too hot. They fit nicely and would be a great gift too!" —C. Duke

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S–XL and five colors).

    4. Or some fancy glitter slippers to envelop your piggies in luxury as soon as you walk through the door. During the day they're doing WORK in those boots — let them rest in style.

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    I have Fitflop slippers and have a weird obsession with them! From the moment I get home until the moment I go to bed, you better believe I'm wearing these supportive, soft gifts from above. These (and the rest of their slippers) are kind of an investment, but worth it if they bring you constant joy like these bring me.

    Get them from Fitflop for $50 (available in sizes 5–11 and three colors).

    5. A subscription to Book of the Month so you always have a must-read queued up for snuggly nights by the fire.

    Book of the Month

    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.

    I have Book of the Month and absolutely love it! I really look forward to selecting my book every month and adore all the info they give about each option. As an avid reader, I'm always looking for a new, fun read and Book of the Month makes it easy and fun!

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

    6. A heated blanket to swaddle yourself in so you stay snug as a bug in a rug until the sun comes back...one day...eventually...maybe.

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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.

    7. A hand-held milk frother so you can whip up your very own specialty drinks to have for dessert without having to venture out into the cold, cold world.

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    Don't forget the AA batteries!

    Promising review: "This has revolutionized my coffee routine and allows me to make lattes, like they do at Starbucks, at home. I have used it exclusively with plant-based milks (coconut, almond, etc.) and it perfectly froths non-dairy milks. I can't tell you how much money I have saved not having to go to the coffee shop every time I want to have a delicious latte. It makes a beautiful, delicate foam that holds up for the whole cup of coffee. I love that there's still foam even in the last sip. Also, you can use this for the fancy cold foam to have with iced coffee drinks. I love this device so much! I have recommended it to literally everyone I know and plan on purchasing another frother in the near future just so I can keep one at the office to make sure I never have to make coffee without it. I couldn't go back to just coffee and cream after having tried the perfect lattes made by this." —Lindsey Catherine

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97 (available in two colors).

    8. And pumpkin pie sauce so that drink can always and forever be a pumpkin spice latte.

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    Promising review: "One of my favorite things about fall is getting pumpkin spice coffees from the coffee shops. When I saw these on Amazon I was excited that I could have my pumpkin spice drink all year long. I have enjoyed adding this syrup to my coffee in the summer as much as I do during the fall." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.08 (available in five sizes and seven flavors).

    9. A light-up birch branch garland to instantly turn your living room into a sparkly winter wonderland (that's much warmer than the frigid one outdoors).

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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 $25.99 (available in three styles).

    10. A scarf knitting kit if you need to fill idle time during winter evenings and nights, which now accounts for basically 100% of the day.

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    This beginner kit comes with enough wool yarn to complete the project, an instruction guide in English or in Spanish, and either straight or circular size 11 knitting needles. If you're already a knitting pro, check out the rest of their kits for more of a challenge!

    Get it from We Are Knitters for $49 (originally $70, available in 27 colors).

    11. A New York Times crossword puzzle book to pass the time and strengthen your mind at the same time. Make "crossword and chill" a thing, 2020.

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    Promising review: "I love this thing! The print is nice and large, and the spiral binding is super nice. The paper is still newspaper-y which makes it feel like a newspaper crossword without having to lug around a newspaper. I use erasable pens, and they erase great. The boxes are plenty big enough for the letters and the crosswords are all appropriately 'Monday' difficulty. Great thing to have! Can’t wait to finish it and move on to Tuesday!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.48.

    Want more of a challenge? Try the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday versions of this book for increasing difficulty!

    12. A cute and classic loose leaf teapot for anyone whose comprehensive plan for battling shivers begins and ends with tea.

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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).

    13. A soft faux fur blanket to hibernate under for the foreseeable future, plans be damned.

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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).

    14. A bathtub tray for when you need to defrost after facing the icy tundra that is the walk from your car to your front door.

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $42.97.

    15. Godiva hot chocolate mix, because winter is HARD and at the end of every (short) day you 100% deserve a tasty sweet treat.

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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.

    16. A little space heater to keep nearby so you can get that extra boost of warmth whenever you need it — darn draft.

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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 $25.99.

    17. A pair of shearling inserts for upgrading any old pair of shoes into the warmest, coziest pair of slippers you ever did wear.

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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).

    18. A blanket sweatshirt, because admitting to yourself you're going to be on the couch until April is an important step towards finding your bundled winter bliss.

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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 $44.99 (available in two styles and15 colors, as well as a kid's size).

    19. A wedge pillow that'll literally have your back while you get comfy reading, knitting, gaming, or just chilling and watching Parks and Recreation for the millionth time.

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    Promising review: "Sitting in the bed can be luxurious unless you are sliding down or pillows are going between the mattress and the bed. These pillows elevated me enough to comfortably knit for hours and kept any pillows from their normal disappearing act." —Williamettia Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in three sizes).

    20. A set of eight flameless candles to create a ~cozy mood~ without worrying about dozing off around a real flame.

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    The candles have a timer function and require AA batteries.

    Promising review: "I ADORE these candles. Five years ago I ended up living with several cats. At that point, I stopped burning candles (for everyone's safety). I missed the warm glow of candles. A couple of years ago I came across these lovely, wax, flameless candles WITH timer. I have them scattered throughout my house on random bookshelves, in large houseplants, bathroom counter, kitchen counter, etc. and they all pop on just after dusk (via the timer). Around the holidays we put one in each window. It's an effortless way to make your home feel a little bit warmer and cozier every single night!" —Aaron

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $39.99.

    21. 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.

    22. A humidifier to ensure you're not drying out while just hanging around at home. Your sinuses and skin will be sooo thankful.

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    This runs for 16 hours before running out of ~steam~ and features an automatic shut-off feature just in case you forget.

    Promising review: "I've never used a humidifier before so the whole experience is new for me. However, I powered the Ultrasonic Cool Mist on and within an hour I noticed the air felt significantly different in my apartment. I live in the northern U.S., so I'm used to dry, cold winters and the dry noses/skin that accompanies them. However, since using this product every night, I've noticed the cracks are healing and not coming back! Even though the function is excellent. I'm also impressed by how silent the machine is. We put it in our bedroom and I have no problem falling asleep. 10/10 would buy again, and I've recommended it to my family and friends." —Chandler

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    Check out "This $40 Humidifier Will Probably Change How You Sleep Forever" for more on how this little thing can help you all season long.

    23. 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).

    24. A soft-as-can-be robe to pop on after a warm shower, because the amount of time you lay on your bed staring at the ceiling post-bathing is only going to get longer as the days get shorter.

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    Promising review: "I bought this robe for my wife because she is always cold in the mornings and night and she absolutely loves it! Looks and feels like you could only get through a five-star spa stay! She says that it is very comfortable and warm and also makes her feel like a millionaire! If you are looking for a robe, this is a must buy!" —HB

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 44 styles and colors).

    25. A cardamom milk candle whose sweet but not-too-sweet scent is truly as calming as a warm glass of milk — perfect for unwinding at the end of the day (even if that day ends before you even leave work).

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    I L-O-V-E this candle. I normally go for brighter scents, but this one is calmly sweet and really helps me relax. Otherland candles are also just great! They burn for a loooong time and will look incredible among your decor.

    Get it from Otherland for $36.

    26. A pair of floral flannel pajamas, because rocking a matching pajama set is a one-way ticket to starring in your very own Hallmark holiday movie.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE these PJs. I looked a long time for the ones I wanted. These are perfect — comfy, warm, and soft as anything. I even go around the neighborhood delivering my baked goods in these and get all kinds of compliments! I ordered a size up because I wanted them roomy. I got the black with the flower print. I'm going to reorder more for myself and friends." —Lola

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and eight colors and patterns).

    27. An insulated Yeti Rambler mug if you have a tendency to forget your drink in various places and only find a cold mug of sadness upon finding it. Never again!

    Yeti

    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.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite travel mug ever. Not for car cup holders, though, but for walking my dog on cool mornings or sitting by the campfire. It keeps my beverage warm in spite of the temperature outdoors! This will be my go-to holiday gift for friends and family this year." —PattyBH

    Get them from Yeti: the mug for $24.99 (available in eight colors) and the lid for $

    28. An adult swaddle — yes, you heard me right — to gently snuggle you and keep you safe from drafts, twisted blankets, and any under-the-bed monsters that would otherwise get your feet.

    Hatch Sleep

    I have one of these and cannot recommend it enough. I love to be tucked in or have some pressure on me when I sleep, but a weighted blanket can be just too much sometimes. The Hatch sleep pod keeps me nice and cozy but is breathable, so I don't get overheated. 10/10.

    Get it from Hatch Sleep for $99.99 (available in two sizes).

    Will the sun ever come back????

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

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