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    34 Useful Products Under $50 To Help You Prepare For Winter

    If cozying up this winter were an Olympic sport, these products would help you win gold.

    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 soft heated throw blanket you'll love snuggling up with. This machine-washable fleece blanket quickly warms up to one of three heat settings for perfect cozying.


    Promising review: "I have always run cold, and this blanket is the solution to all of my problems. It has been so relaxing to have this on. I only wish that I found it earlier. It's a really good price for the product. It is really soft on my skin, and the quality is great. It's really easy to take apart and wash as well. Overall, I am very happy. It would make a great gift to yourself or someone you love." —Sam Kohan

    Get it from Amazon for $47.99.

    2. An aroma diffuser designed to resemble marble so it'll complement the style of any room you add it to! Acting as both diffuser *and* humidifier, it creates cool, fragrant mists that will make the dreariest of days feel like a spa day.

    The Hathaspace Marble Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser in a bedroom

    All you need now are a few drops of essential oil!

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a diffuser that actually works and have to say that I couldn't be happier with this aroma diffuser. With the time settings, I'm never worried about it running too long and the lights are a great bonus! It works like a charm and fills my living room with scents from my therapeutic essential oils. I get compliments every time I have guests." —Daryl O.

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

    3. A pair of fuzzy knit slippers with memory foam insoles that'll make you feel like you're walking on very warm and expensive clouds.

    A customer's pair of HomeTop fuzzy knitted slippers

    Promising review: "I'm a lazy, on-the-go college student, so I needed shoes that I could slip on in a hurry and be comfortable in. This shoe is perfect! They're soft and lightweight. Feels like I'm walking on clouds. Worth every penny and cute. Ordered a size up out of fear because I have wide feet, but I did not have to. They are big and love them. Definitely would purchase again. Also love the hard bottom because I wear them outdoors a lot and they are very durable." —Myki118

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in women's sizes 5-12 and in four colors).

    4. A faux shearling teddy coat that'll keep you warm *and* on-trend for a fraction of designer costs.

    A reviewer walks down a street wearing the faux shearling jacket

    Promising review: "I’ve wanted this jacket for awhile now, but they’ve always been too expensive. I found this one and immediately bought it and I’m SO glad I did. I got a large and it fits exactly how I wanted it to. 100% recommend." —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $31.98+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 20 colors and styles).

    5. A ceramic cup warmer because you've been heating that same cup of coffee in the microwave since this morning, and it just *doesn't* have to be like that.

    the norpro decorative cup warmer warms a mug of tea

    Promising review: "I'm a very slow tea/coffee drinker, so having this mini hot plate is amazing. I can have hot tea until the last sip! Life-changing. I use it every day. I'm using it as I write this review. I drink more tea because I know it won't get cold and sad. My roommates all want one now." —PDT

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    6. A quick-heating, stainless-steel electric kettle that'll get a lot of use if you need tea pronto. Its charming precision pour spout means you'll get the perfect amount of hot water. Every. Time.

    The Stariver Electric Kettle Gooseneck Kettle on a kitchen counter

    Promising review: "Super high quality coffee kettle! It has a beautiful shape and very efficient gooseneck design. It's easy to control the water yield. I enjoy this product and higher recommend!" —Jayson

    "This a no-frills kettle with a super sleek design. Once you fill the kettle and put it on the base, the latch clicks down to start boiling the water. There’s an indicator at end of the handle which indicates when the water has completed boiling. It takes about 3-4 minutes to boil a full kettle of water which is comparable to much more expensive kettles I’ve owned in the past. I love it!" —Reviewer1

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    7. A ventless tabletop fireplace for a warm centerpiece that can travel with you from the porch to the living room.

    the regalflame bruno ventless portable fireplace

    Promising review: "I love this! It works well and gives off some warmth. And it looks amazing!!!" —fenique

    Get it from Wayfair for $36.99+ (originally $69.99; available in three colors).

    8. A full-spectrum sunlight therapy lamp if you'll miss reading outside on a sunny day this winter. This adjustable lamp can help relieve eye stress *and* boost any seasonally affected moods you might have.

    the lavish home natural full spectrum sunlight lamp

    Don't have the space for a floor lamp? Check out this spherical, table light therapy lamp!

    Promising review: "This lamp is one of the best products I've bought in years. I'm currently up to three now: two for me and one for my dad. At first he found it to be a dull fathers day gift, now he absolutely loves it. It's not just that it is far better for your eyes in terms of reading. It really does feel like you're sitting in the sun without that burning tan lamp feel.

    After moving into my parents' basement, this lamp has literally brought life and light into my home. I had a few regular lamps, but it had no effect on this dark and gloomy place. Thanks to my two new sunlight lamps, I finally feel like I'm living in a normal home. Since buying them, my mood has improved exponentially, and my eyes have stopped bothering me when I'm reading my Kindle. Just more proof this is like real sunlight is how my cat behaves around it. Since the day it arrived, she started sleeping on top of my pillows. She wants to sleep directly under it at all times." —Laurie Delaney

    Get it from Amazon for $38.32 (available in four sizes and nine colors).

    9. An oscillating personal heater that'll keep you cozy and warm as the seasons change. With this1500-watt heater (that fires up in less than three seconds) you might not even notice it's gotten colder outside!

    reviewer image of the auzkin heater in a living room

    Promising review: "It's small but my gosh does it work!! I've had a few little heaters, and this one is by far the BEST one I've had yet!! It heated up three rooms in a few hours. Awesome!" —April

    Get it from Amazon for $30.97.

    10. Soup Maker Recipe Book — a cookbook with 100 recipes for hearty, nutritious, and tasty soups you can make all winter long.

    the cover of "100 soup maker recipes"
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    Promising reviews: "Plenty of variation in recipes. I can't find a single fault. In my opinion, this is a very good recipe book." —eric r greenhough

    "These recipes are very easy to follow. And they're lovely! Looking forward to trying them all." —Nicola key

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    11. A wake-up light alarm clock with so many settings, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it! It offers dual alarm clocks (one for weekdays and one for weekends), a sound machine, and of course it mimics the sunrise to help wake you up naturally.

    Promising review: "I’ve never been a “morning person” and alarm clocks have historically been loud and obnoxious options to waking up, so I decided to try this. Now it’s not magic, it hasn’t made me all of a sudden cheerful in the morning, but it’s a much more calming alternative.

    Other than the obvious reasons for trying this kind of clock, this particular one has many awesome settings! It has multiple different levels of lights, along with different colors of lights. It had an alarm function and a clock function. It can also double as a sound machine that you can play soothing sounds at night. You can also plug your phone into it for charging. When using the alarm function, the sunrise comes on 10 minutes before the alarm goes off. I love the versatility of this alarm clock and the instructions are. Very easy to follow. You should get it." —JRRinBoston

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    12. A set of warm-knit socks if your own cold feet keep you up at night. Available in a variety of patterns and colors, you'll be able to match your socks to your every wintry mood!

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised to find these one size socks fit great! They are very comfortable, and the quality is unbelievable for the price. I still can't believe it. I washed a few pairs, and they still fit perfectly. I've been wearing them to hike in, and they're not too tight and stay up amazingly. Hurry up before they're all gone" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in five style combinations).

    13. A subscription to HBO Max to grant you access to countless TV shows and movies that'll keep you company as you snuggle under your blanket and drink tea (or a hot toddy)!

    "Witches" promo that reads "in the end love will always triumph over hatred and evil"

    You can sign up for an HBO Max subscription through Hulu, app stores, YouTube TV, AT&T, and several internet providers.

    Sign up at HBO Max for $14.99/month (new subscribers can try it free work a week).

    14. An adjustable door draft stopper with velcro straps to make for easy install. No more brisk breezes coming in to ruin the warmth you've established in your home. Good vibes only!

    The bottom of a customer's door with a door draft stopper installed

    Promising review: "There’s a small gap at the bottom of our door, which drove me nuts. The gap allowed cool air to go out and hot air and bugs to come in. Yuck! This door draft stopper seems to have solved the issue and is super easy to attach to the door. Note: the adhesive is very strong, so make sure you align it correctly the first time :)" —NJ

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four sizes and four colors).

    15. A rugged beer vest cozy because you've been on a wild and sometimes dangerous adventure to find the perfect hazy IPA for you, and your can should reflect that.

    Two cans wrapped in the chill beer adventure vest in ranger green and khaki
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Better than a boring thermal cooling wrap." —Sleepy

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $14 (available in two colors).

    16. A pair of heated fleece slippers shaped like happy dumplings, because your feet deserve to be ~steamed~ too!

    Close up of the smoko heated slippers on a model's feet
    Urban Outfitters

    These slippers come in one size, so be sure to check the measurements before purchasing!

    Promising review: "Heated slippers...for real?! I ordered these as soon as I saw them and they were well worth the wait!! My feet are constantly like icicles, so these are a dream. Sometimes I wear them without plugging them in because they’re so comfy and cute!! I wear size 9, and they fit perfectly." —Urban Outfitters Customer

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $35.

    17. An overnight recovery cream to help your skin acclimate to the change in weather. With a formula that boasts hyaluronic acid, Kalahari melon oil, and Baobab, your face will feel deeply hydrated *and* rich.

    the instant reset overnight recovery gel-cream on display
    Fenty Beauty

    Promising review: "My dark spots were slowly clearing up with the toner and cleanser for the past month or so. I've been using this night cream for two weeks, and I noticed it's helping accelerate the process. My dark spots today are much lighter than before I began using this product, so I will say Fenty's claim that this would lighten dark spots is accurate. In addition, it definitely makes my skin feel moisturized in the morning. It's not heavy or oily, so I prefer to use this one in my regimen. All in all, it has been working for me, and I don't regret my purchase whatsoever. I recommend this for anyone with hyperpigmentation and/or dark spots from acne!" —Lauriex

    Get it from Fenty Beauty for $40.

    18. A bottle of melatonin sleep gummies if daylight savings time has messed with your circadian rhythms. I mean, darkness? At 4:30 pm? That's not okay.

    The container of the sleep gummies

    Be sure to check out out our write-up of these sleep gummies!

    Promising review: "I've tried other sleep products like the sleep drinks and other gummies but I keep coming back for these! They've worked the best out of any of the others I've tried! I fall asleep fast and stay asleep for the whole night. I also wake up feeling great! No hangover feeling at all!" —Jaime Arnold

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $16.999

    19. A faux fur blanket ruched to perfection! Speaking of perfect, this was *made* for snuggling up on your couch while you watch '90s sitcom re-runs all winter long.

    A close up of the beige Chanasya Ruched Royal Faux Fur Throw Blanket on a customer's couch

    Promising review: "I was at my sister's a while ago and she had a faux fur throw that was so soft! She bought it at some high-end department store for a ridiculous amount of money. I have been on the lookout for one that rivaled hers in softness but cost much less. I decided to buy this after reading reviews. The throw is extremely soft, and I am using it all the time. The price was much better than the ones I had seen in stores. A great product." —Carolyn

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 10 colors).

    20. A pair of leather touchscreen gloves that'll provide a great grip for driving or biking and also let you use your smartphone without sacrificing your fingers to frostbite.

    a model wears the winter leather touch screen gloves

    Promising reviews: "I LOVE these gloves!! They are so soft, warm and fit AMAZING!! The leather is lambskin and they are lined with CASHMERE!! They have touch technology for using your phone or any type of touch electronic, so you don't have to take your gloves off in the bitter cold. I have had quite a few pairs of leather gloves over the years, and these are the nicest ones yet. WOW!!!" —Staze Craze

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S-XXL).

    21. An open front chunky cardigan with a fun (and soft) popcorn texture sure to make *you* the warmed up snack during your next movie night.

    A customer wearing the Saodimallsu Womens Chunky Popcorn Cardigan in pink

    Promising review: "An amazing purchase! It fits oversized so no need to size up. I bought the small and normally wear a medium. Everyone always asks where I bought it because it’s so cute and soft. Wash it in a lingerie bag or hand wash in case you’re afraid the fabric will get messed up. I got dirt on it, and it washed clean. I am very impressed and honestly want all the colors." —Beth Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $26.88+ (available in women's sizes S-XL and in 16 colors).

    22. A warm and lightweight heated vest designed to instantly heat up your upper body. Just charge it using the included USB port, and you'll be ready for picnics in the park no matter the weather!


    Promising reviews: "This heating vest works awesome! I highly recommend it. Warms up pretty quick and keeps you warm! High quality, too!" —Matt

    "I recently purchases this for my mother because she commutes and often has to wait more than 30 minutes for the bus. It fits so perfect and has an adjustable button and extra chain. I would recommend this vest jacket. It's really comfortable and makes you warm at an affordable price." —Mrugenkumar Patel

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in sizes small and large).

    23. A 6-in-1 Instant Pot if you're looking for new ways to cook new things *or* just don't have time to hang around the kitchen for hours. You'll have comfort foods like rice, stew, and more in a ~breeze~.

    the instant pot lux mini next to a plate of spaghetti

    Its six functions are: pressure cooker, rice cooker, sauté, steamer, slow cooker, and warmer. Check out a full review of the Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "It's unbelievable how fast and tender everything cooks up in this thing. I've only had it for a week and have already cooked with it five times. There are so many good recipes on the internet, plus everyone knows someone that has an Instant Pot and they love to share their favorite recipes with you. My only regret is having the small Instant Pot so I'll probably be buying the 5qt pot in the very near future." —R Monti

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in three sizes).

    24. A satin-lined t-shirt bun wrap that'll protect your hair from the cold *and* all the pulling and tugging that can happen with other fabrics. This cute bun is hand-tied and made of jersey, so the outside is just as soft as the inside!

    Three satin-line t-shirt bun wraps in different colors
    You Go Natural

    You Go Natural is a Black woman-owned company dedicated to protecting your hair in style!

    Promising reviews: "Just amazing! The fabric and prints are beautiful. The actual wrap is well fitted; not too tight or loose, it's a perfect fit (and I have a big head lol). I also love the convenience and the protection of the inner satin cap. Thank you, You Go Natural!" —Porkyh

    Get it from You Go Natural for $35 (available in eight colors and patterns).

    25. A velvet bed rest pillow with side pockets because you're not planning on leaving those cozy covers anytime soon, but you *do* have to sit up to eat soup and catch up on Oprah's book club list.


    Promising review: "I bought this backrest for my daughter who likes to read in bed. One thing that is neat is you actually fill the backrest with the provided stuffing which means you can make it as soft or firm as you like. It is super easy to fill, and well constructed." —Kay

    Get it from Wayfair for $33.99 (available in nine colors).

    26. Add an adjustable laptop tray so you can even send urgent emails right from your bed. Here's to Casual Friday being, well, everyday!

    Black Adjustable 8 Position Laptop Tray

    Promising reviews: "This laptop tray is awesome. I use it for studying, and it’s perfect. It holds up even my largest books without bending or damaging the pages. Highly Recommended." —Nancie

    "I love this laptop tray for watching movies on my iPad and reading books on my Kindle. It is very comfortable on my lap, and I love that I can adjust it to different levels." —Donna

    Get it from Wayfair for $17.99.

    27. A fuzzy fleece hoodie that'll feel like wearing a blanket!

    A close up of a model in the Dokotoo Fuzzy Fleece Open Front Hooded Cardigan in gray

    Promising review: "OH MY!!! I’m totally in love with!! It is feather light, super comfortable, super soft, and has a large hood. I am definitely going to order one in every color!! Did I mention it is perfect for just lounging around the house or layering with thin material shirts, and it keeps you warm?! I have fibromyalgia and it hurts me to get hugs, but this feels like a fluffy cloud is enveloping me. I also am picky about the clothes I order from companies like these because the sizes usually are way too small. But this item runs true to size, so I would order your size or if you want it to be bigger on you order one size up. I will definitely recommend this to everyone." —Rachel Bertran

    Get it from Amazon for $37.98+ (available in women's sizes S-XXL and in 20 colors and patterns).

    28. A bottle of hydrating 100% squalane oil made with renewable Brazilian sugarcane will help keep moisture locked into your skin all winter long.

    a bottle of biossance squalane oil displayed with sugarcane

    Promising review: "I love this oil. I was looking for a body oil to replace a brand I could no longer find. It’s also important for me not to have toxins in the products I use, and this fits the bill. I use this oil in the shower after cleansing and right before I dry off. I pat dry with a towel and stay moisturized all day." —Rachelle A

    Get it from Biossance for $8+ (available in three sizes).

    29. A soft weighted blanket you'll want to live under for the rest of the year. Meant to simulate being held, reviewers have noted this weighted blanket helps ease anxiety and promote sleep.

    A model sleeps in bed under the Waowoo Weighted Blanket

    Promising review: "This blanket is so nice!!! I tend to get cold easily at night and everyone else likes to keep the house cool, so I needed a big heavy blanky to crawl under when I’m freezing. I really didn’t expect the material to be this soft. The weight is really evenly distributed, like it’s sewn into place and will not bunch up over time. I like that the case it came in is reusable for storage too during the hottest parts of summer when it will go under the bed." —Chel

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99+ (available in three sizes and six weights).

    30. A set of blackout curtains that are also thermal insulated so you won't have to worry about the draft in your window turning your room into a freezer.

    Promising review: "These do exactly as they say — block the light completely and help to muffle sound. I live next to a busy highway, and as soon as I put these up, it sounded like the highway was far in the distance. I track my sleep every night, and since I've had these curtains I've gone from a 60%-70% quality of sleep to 90%+ every single night. Highly recommend!" —Nichole

    Get it from Amazon for $39.98+ (available in nine sizes and 16 colors).

    31. A sweet rib-knit sweater designed with space-dye yarn that's out of this world! And with a hi-low hem, you'll be the trendiest life-form around.

    A plus size model wears the Oversized Cozy Space-Dye Plus-Size Sweater
    Old Navy

    Get it from Old Navy for $42.99 (available in women's sizes 1X-4X).

    32. A pair of snow boots with a faux fur trim because keeping your feet warm and dry *can* be a stylish affair.

    the black portland boot company snow boot

    Promising review: "I love these! They keep my feet very warm and safe from the wintry slush. The soles are also nice because they have grip. I bought a half size larger than my usual shoe size thinking that I would wear thicker socks with them, so mine are a little big." —Bebe

    Get it from Walmart for $39.95 (available in women's sizes 6-11 and in five colors).

    33. A pair of adjustable ear muffs that are lined with fleece to keep your ears as cozy as can be!


    Promising reviews: "Soft and warm. Fits nicely on my ears." —Amazon Customer

    "My son loves these to keep his ears warm because they don't mess up his hair; teens, ugh. At least he wears them walking to and from school." —Karen Sherwood

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in six colors).

    34. And a hooded onesie because ultimately, this winter will be about wrapping yourself up like a burrito and not leaving your house.

    reviewer image of them in a black hooded onesie

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this onesie and wear it so often, it’s kinda gross. It is ridiculously comfortable, especially with this cold weather." —Rosey

    Get it from Amazon for $24.90+ (available in S-XXL and in 14 colors).

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