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    30 Cozy Things That Are Basically Like A Warm Hug

    Cuffing season means something different around these parts — bring on all the cozy THINGS, not people.

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    1. A full-on snuggie situation that lets you be simultaneously cozy, mobile, and all-around living your best life — and it comes with a sizable front pocket that can fit many things, including but not limited to a remote, bag of chips, or lil' pupper., Amazon

    Promising review: "I work in an office that is ALWAYS freezing. My coworkers and I are constantly under heated blankets or bundled in jackets. The primary issue with a blanket was that it made it difficult to type, so I decided to put all shame aside and look into a snuggie. For the price, this is definitely the one to get! Why get a cheap-o fleece one when you can get one that feels plush and very warm? The blue color is great and I've gotten a lot of compliments about how I look like the regal queen of the office with the fuzzy cuffs. My coworkers liked it so much that many of them ordered the exact same one for themselves! I honestly really love this thing and will probably end up buying more." —borderrat906

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in nine colors).

    2. Soft AF, water-resistant knit earmuffs to keep your ears warm (duh) and to keep them filled with head-bopping tunes all day long. To all the earmuffs I've worn before this pair, "thank u, next."


    Get a pair from Zappos: classic earmuffs for $63.60 (available in two colors) and all-weather earmuffs for $67.50 (available in four colors).

    3. A satisfying memory foam mattress topper (aka two inches of gel-infused magic) for relieving your poor, tense muscles dealing with the rigidness of your cheap mattress.


    Promising review: "This made a big difference minimizing the pressure points of my too-firm mattress and made it actually comfortable. It saved me from having to return the mattress altogether!" —Lola

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes twin to California king).

    4. A plush planet chair that hugs your butt in all the right places — aka, EVERYWHERE. There's no limit to coziness! None! Your doggo or cat can also get in on the action.


    Promising review: "It's a super cozy chair for adults, as well as kids and/or up to medium-sized dogs. The faux fur is beautiful, shiny, extremely soft and doesn't have any smell. The fur does attract dog hair, and as mine is black and my dogs are beige, you can imagine how it looks like. But I don't mind at all since I can easily clean it up with a sticky roller in a few seconds. I love this chair and I definitely have to buy a pink one for myself." —Mariann

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in six colors).

    5. Some velvet leggings to add some variety to your endless rotation of jeans.

    ModCloth, Amazon

    Promising review (for the first pair): "Love these leggings. They are so soft and the 1X have a high enough rise to cover my 47" hips and booty. The color saturation is really nice and the elasticity feels like it holds things in without feeling too compressed." —Mandi

    Get the first pair from ModCloth for $29 (available in sizes XS–4X and four colors) and the second pair from Amazon for $36 (available in sizes XS–3X and three colors).

    6. A perfectly soft and shaggy microfiber blanket so you can bundle yourself in like a cute lil' cinnamon bun and literally never come out. Real life, what's that?


    Promising review: "This blanket is so soft that I'll be switching from red to white wine so if I spill on it, I won't ruin my new favorite thing to cuddle with." —Kt

    P.S. If you're unwilling to part with your red wine (as you should be, tbh), this stain remover will do the trick in case of any (happy) accidents!

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in 19 colors).

    7. Beary cute fleece slippers for ~seal~ing in the warmth as you shuffle back and forth from your kitchen to couch/bed — the perfect amount of movement (aka minimal) for a perfect day at home.


    Promising review: "These are different since they cup your foot like a shoe, so I can even put insoles in them. Cute and comfortable. Great alternative to slippers that have no support and make your heels stick out." —TruthMatters

    Get them from Amazon for $6.06+ (available in sizes 5–9 and 23 varieties).

    8. Or, for a bit of added toasty-ness, USB-powered s'mores and narwhal slippers to make your heart so darn happy and full.

    Urban Outfitters, ModCloth

    Promising review (for the narwhal pair): "Wow, I did not expect these to actually work. I thought it's gonna be one of those cool concepts, but poorly implemented. They work great!! My feet are always freezing especially sitting by the computer, and these heat up pretty fast and keep the warmth! You wouldn't walk in these obviously, as they weren't designed for that of course. But they do what they are supposed to do just right! I am so pleasantly surprised, I am ordering a back up pair and maybe one more for an awesome gift!" —An

    Get the s'mores from Urban Outfitters for $35 or Amazon for $37.95 and the narwhals from Amazon for $37.90 or ModCloth for $39.

    9. And when you absolutely need to take the cozy party outside, an oversized teddy scarf to make the whole situation a little more bearable.

    Urban Outfitters

    Just wrap your entire head inside so you become a furry burrito and you'll barely be able to even see/acknowledge the snow and/or nippy winds!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29 (available in three colors).

    10. Single-use or reusable steam eye masks that soothe your worn-out peepers after a day of staring at screens — they're basically like an express spa treatment, and each mask stays warm for 10-20 minutes!

    Soko Glam, Amazon

    Promising review: "I can't sleep without it! I use to have trouble sleeping at night and due to getting few hours of sleep, I also have dark circles under my eyes. The heat helps me feel relaxed and sleepy. The sweet smell of the beans is a plus too." —Patricia Garcia

    Get the disposable masks in a five-pack from Soko Glam for $10 and the reusable mask from Amazon for $12.49.

    11. An electric heated plate for keeping your cup of tea/coffee/mulled wine toasty warm until the very last drop — lukewarm is not our friend.


    It comes with an easy on/off switch and an extra-long 60-inch cord and, according to a reviewer, heats coffee up to 120 degrees.

    Promising review: "I've been using this at work for the past two and a half years and it's on pretty much all day. I put a mug filled with room temperature water and it gets warm; if I leave it long enough, it even gets hot enough to make tea. I also put my cold lunch on it one hour before lunchtime, and it'll get warm enough by lunchtime." —Jenny

    Get it from Amazon for $14.94.

    12. A versatile, breathable, and machine-washable infinity pillow (made out of 55% bamboo!) that makes sleeping under any condition — however uncomfortable and displeasing — an actual joy.


    Promising review: "I bought this pillow for a 2.5-hour plane ride and five-night hotel stay to ward off neck aches induced by flat pillows. I’ve used it every night since and also while watching TV. It does fit on a carryon with a bit of smushing, but is not actually low-key in any way. It’s huge. But awesome. I don’t use it for noise-cancellation purposes, but I did use it while traveling for light blocking, and it works really well for that. It’s also useful if you need to lasso in your significant other. I’m six months pregnant and have been through five different pillows because of neck aches, and this one has outlasted all others and prevented them. Highly recommend." —Jen Gennaro

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in four colors).

    And check out our picks for best travel pillows on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    13. A compact light therapy lamp as your first and perhaps strongest defense against winter dreariness and SAD (seasonal affective disorder) — because sometimes you need a lil' outside boost in order to feel it on the inside.


    Some stats: 5500K color temperature (similar to the noon-day sun), 10,000 LUX brightness, 99.9% UV filtered (avoids potential damage to the eyes — but also, never stare directly into it), 50,000 hour lifespan.

    Promising review: "After years and years of dealing with seasonal depression, I think I may have finally found the cure! It sounds like a miracle quick-fix, but it really is. In the past week, I have made a habit of sitting next to this lamp each morning for 30-40 minutes, and when I do I immediately feel the effects of feeling more awake and alert. I am usually sluggish and unresponsive in the morning, but as soon as I sit under my lamp, I perk up. The effects last throughout the day, and I no longer feel the heavy weight of depression brought on by the winter months. On a different note, the lamp is also really nice to display in my living room. It doesn’t look like a medical device, but rather like a cool, modern piece. This lamp has changed my life!!" —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    14. A warming Farmacy honey mask that feels like a luxe spa treatment consisting of antioxidants, honey (from bees on Farmacy's own farms!), propolis, royal jelly working hard as can ~bee~ to reveal a more glowing complexion for ya., Sephora

    Promising review: "The warmth feels like a spa facial and the texture is glorious. It doesn't dry down and leave you unable to move your face, nor does it slip around and make you feel like you have to lie back to keep it on. It leaves my skin feeling plump, soft, and glowy. I'll use this mask forever and ever." —ryleejade21

    Get it from Sephora for $56.

    15. Wonderful-smelling bath bombs for a true treat after a loooong day grinding away — you'll be so relaxed that you'll forget about the garbage fire that is the outside world.


    Promising review: "I bought these for my girlfriend as a graduation gift and she said they were better than Lush bath bombs that cost a minimum of $5-7 each. She said the aromatic smells of these were amazing and that she would definitely buy them again! She has incredibly sensitive skin and is allergic to so many soaps, chemicals, and foods, but these didn't make her break out in hives or irritate her skin — she loved them!" —MelonMan

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $17.99.

    16. Or calming eucalyptus and lavender epsom salts that leave your entire body feeling as soft as a baby's bottom!,

    Suggested use: pour at least two cups poured under warm running bath water, soak for 20 minutes, and use twice each week.

    Promising review: "I cannot live without this product. Totally relaxes me and detoxifies for real. My skin is so soft and I am so relaxed afterwards. It's kind of unreal. Menstrual cramps, aches, stiffness, and swelling really do subside. I just wish they made it bigger-sized bags! All my friends and family are hooked also. Try it!" —Cris Jen

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.57 (available in other scents).

    17. A colorblocked poncho to drape yourself in an extra layer whenever you need it — and it also adds a punch of pizzazz to any outfit.

    Promising review: "This is very nice for the low price — it's very soft and and lightweight enough that it wraps nicely. I mostly bought it for air travel, since it serves as a good blanket. Material is an acrylic that becomes MUCH softer if you wash it in cold water and dry on delicate before wearing. Also, it's reversible and has lighter block colors on the inside. Well worth the price, and there are many color options." —VP

    Get it from Amazon for $21.80 (available in 23 colors/patterns).

    18. For some DIY coziness, a 100% Peruvian wool snood knitting kit for giving you an excuse to brag about your totally natural and not-guided-at-all skills — in addition to feeling snug AF.


    Even if you're a total beginner, this kit makes knitting a snap! It comes with wooden knitting needles, paper pattern, a We Are Knitters tag, wool yarn, and a eco-friendly gift bag.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $88.

    19. A delightful NYT crossword puzzle book that totally warrants a no-plans, no-people, pup-nuzzling, and hot-cocoa-by-the-gallons sort of day.

    St. Martin's Griffin

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98, Barnes and Noble for $10.79, or a local bookseller through IndieBound.

    20. Light-as-a-feather, machine-washable, and odor-minimizing Allbirds wool sneakers to keep your stompers comfy all day long, no matter how many times you exceed your daily step record.


    Read my full review on the classic Allbirds wool runners to learn more (#2)!

    This is our mid-priced pick for best casual sneakers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get wool runners (or loungers) from Allbirds for $95 a pair (women's and men's) or $55 a pair (kids).

    21. Fleece-lined jeans you definitely need if your normal jeans just don't cut it when the temps dip extremely low — without adding any noticeable bulk, you can totally feel the difference in warmth.

    Promising review: "I have wanted lined jeans but did not care for the bulky, baggy look that most offer. These jeans are soft, warm (they really kept the wind out this a.m. on a walk by the river in Montreal!), but they're not bulky at all. Please make them in other styles too!" —Rosy1

    Get them from Old Navy for $39.99+ (women's) or $49.99+ (men's).

    22. A lush candle that fills your room with the most lovely lavender, lilac, green apple, and amber scents — and it has a name that reflects our innermost desires to decline 👏 those 👏 invites 👏 and spend allll the quality time with yourself.

    Winky Lux

    Promising review: "The toughest decision of my day was choosing between 'Invitation Declined' and 'Brunch.' Obviously I love doing both of those things and they smell equally amazing, but I felt that I would be declining a lot of invitations in the cold weather, so a candle that reflected my life choices felt like an appropriate purchase. Naturally I’m thrilled with both my candle and my life choices." —Abby D.

    Get it from Winky Lux for $28.

    23. A facial steamer to increase blood circulation and open up those pores like your wellbeing of your skin depends on it — because they need lots of room to breathe, and the steam also helps your other skincare products penetrate deeper and work more effectively.


    It comes with a five-piece stainless steel blackhead and blemish extractor kit if that's up your alley. Its 200ml water tank goes for 30 minutes of steaming time. It also works as a mini towel warmer and general ~room humidifier~.

    Promising review: "I love this thing! I've only been using it for three days but I think its already helping my cystic acne. I like to steam for a bit, extract, steam again, and while still steaming, wipe my face with something antibacterial like orange blossom water. Then, while staying close to the steamer to keep my pores open, I apply a homemade mix of argan oil, rosehip, and calendula oils. My face is clearing right up!" —Angela Poulson

    Get it from Amazon for $36.95.

    24. Gorgeous velvet and lace bralettes that hug and lift your boobies with just the right amount of coverage and support without feeling like they're being suffocated — say hello to a bra you don't wanna burn!


    Promising review (for the velvet one): "I don't really like the velvet look and only got these to get a matching set with the high waisted logo undies, but it's actually really cute and soft and gives surprisingly good cleavage without compromising comfort. Forms a nice sweetheart neckline and the lace isn't itchy at all." —MBM1995

    Get them from Aerie: the first one for $14.97 (originally $29.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL and six colors) and the second one for $12.47 (originally $24.95; available in sizes XS D–XL DD and two colors).

    25. A self-warming hand and cuticle mask to treat your overworked clappers to a much-needed cocoon of hydration and nourishment — and get this, it uses the same insulation technology as space blankets to lock in your natural body heat and allow the coconut-infused formula inside to go deeper into your skin.

    "Yes, I'm available for hand model jobs. Talk to my agent, please." —you after using this mask

    Get it from Amazon or Patchology for $10.

    For a non-heated option, the Sephora Collection Hand Masks are pretty great!

    26. Chic over-the-knee boots in a soft faux suede finish that skims over your legs like buuuuuttter.


    Promising review: "Best bang for your buck, hands down. I have super wide calves and these fit like a glove. They are insanely cute and comfortable, and they have an adjustable drawstring to tighten over the knee. Anyone who has thick legs can rock these! I’d suggest going a size up if you are between sizes. Definitely will be buying these in every color." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 6–11, wide and medium calf widths, and 15 colors).

    27. A cozy-centric book with 125 unique recipes, crafts, and other homemade ideas that are — drumroll, please — actually feasible for the average person to achieve, aka a coffee table book that's ~way more~ than a compilation of pretty pictures to stare at.

    Rodale Books

    Promising review: "I have to say, I'm a sucker for 'lifestyle' books, but because of how inaccessible the 'lifestyle' they're showing tends to be, they usually end up collecting dust on my coffee table. THIS BOOK is so different. Not only are the photos, crafts, and ideas beautifully shot, the author is one of the most honest, articulate, and REAL people I've ever encountered in this kind of book. She lays out easy-to-follow recipes with helpful hints about where to locate each ingredient or item — it's like your best friend telling you how to make a delicious lemon doughnut or make a DIY candle (that actually looks cute and not DIY-like). I bought several of these books to give out as gifts this year, and I'll probably end up buying even more." —Amazon User

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    28. A book straight from the CEO of The Happiness Research Institute that teaches all the ins and outs of "hygge" (simplicity, well-being, togetherness, and comfort) and "lykke" (pursuing and finding the good that exists in the world) — so cuddle up and take a page from the Danish, literally!

    Amazon, William Morrow

    Get the Hygge book from Amazon for $1.99+, Barnes and Noble for $1.99+, a local bookseller through IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

    Get the Lykke book from Amazon for $12.99+, Barnes and Noble for $8.99+, a local bookseller through IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

    29. A thick cable knit beanie you'll be reaching for every day to avoid the fate of having stinging red ears.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 20 colors).

    30. A tiny but mighty ceramic heater to keep your space toasty warm while saving some major bucks on heating bills — this is what we call a win-win.


    Promising review: "When it first arrived it seemed like it was way too small to heat up an entire room, so I went and bought a tower heater — but that one ended up using way too much power so I returned it. This small heater really surprised me by heating my condo up just enough for me to keep the house heater turned off! It's a space saver for sure but still does the job quite well." —Kaylex Turner

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two colors).

    When in doubt, hug and cuddle it out!

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