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    29 Easy Ways To Help You Get Rid Of The Winter Blues

    Goodbye and GOOD RIDDANCE.

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    1. Tuck yourself into this sumptuous velvet armchair, and binge all your favourite movies and TV shows. Or pick up that book you've been meaning to check out!

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    The firm seat cushion and tufted back will cradle you lovingly, as you gaze longingly out the window and wish for sunnier days.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $221.25+ (also available in purple).

    2. Make things even cozier with this sheepskin rug by tossing it onto your favourite chair, or layer several on the floor for max coziness. I've turned my entire living room into a den of comfiness with several of these, and I'm never going back.

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    It's also naturally hypoallergenic and is even said to help prevent asthma and allergies. Looking for a faux fur version instead? You can get one here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $64.24+ (available in nine colours).

    3. Fight back against blistery winds and harsh indoor heating with this Black & Decker ultrasonic humidifer. Pop it into a glass or bottle of water, and let it get to work!

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    There are no parts to replace, making this wand ideal for travel, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $33.76.

    4. Protect your favourite footwear with these all-natural leather cleaning wipes. They'll make quick work of mud, grime, dust, and (#BLESS) salt stains on virtually all shoes — even delicate suede.

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    And because they're all natural, they won't irritate your skin. If you're the proactive type, you can also get the Shoe Rescue wax that'll help you waterproof and protect your shoes before snowy weather hits.

    Get a pack on Amazon Canada for $8.99 (also available in a pack of individually-wrapped wipes).

    5. Stay hella snuggly in this sherpa blanket poncho that you can throw over your comfy sweatshirt when your heating just won't cut it.

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    And it has pockets! Stash the TV remote, an extra pair of socks, or even some snacks in there, and settle in for the darkest days of the year.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.92+ (available in eight colours).

    6. Treat yourself to this decadent Ghirardelli hot chocolate mix, because you deserve this velvety-smooth treat. Nothing is more heart-warming than a steamy cup of chocolate — and you can even mix it with coffee for a homemade mocha.

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    Don't forget to get yourself a pack of cookies to dunk in all that delectable deliciousness!

    Get a pouch on Amazon Canada for $5.99.

    7. Sip your favourite caffeinated beverage with these double-walled espresso glasses. Add on a milk frother, and you'll have coffee shop-quality drinks without actually having to go to the coffee shop (because winter weather is yucky).

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    Reviewers are completely obsessed — the double layer of borosilicate glass keeps hands cool when handling a steaming cup of espresso, while still being comfortable enough to sip. They're dishwasher safe, but some users recommend hand washing to prevent cloudiness over time.

    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $18.98.

    8. Or try this insulated camp-style mug that's perfect for taking your hot beverage on the go when you absolutely MUST leave the house. It'll conjure up feelings of campfire coziness wherever you are (no matter how icy things get).

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    It's a happy combo of vintage campy-aesthetic with modern vacuum insulation technology. The tumbler won't last long in a dishwasher, so it's best to take the time to wash this one by hand.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.49.

    9. Drown out the sounds of plows, blowers, and scraping snow shovels with these Sonos speakers. They'll help create an uplifting atmosphere, and can be connected with multiple speakers together for rich, immersive surround sound.

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    It's an updated version of the highly-rated Sonos Play:1, and now comes with built-in voice control and Amazon Alexa. You can also use the Sonos app or Apple Airplay to go completely hands-free. Set up is super easy, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $199 (also available in white, and in four sets).

    10. Approximate hibernation under this king-sized down alternative comforter that'll still give you the comfort and coziness of genuine down without any pesky allergens.

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    It's surprisingly light, too, but reviewers say it's incredibly fluffy, really warm, and is virtually indistinguishable from real feather filling. Go ahead — take a snooze.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99+ (available in four sizes and three colours).

    11. Turn your kitchen into the hottest buck-a-shuck bar in town with this fancy oyster shucker. Even though your cravings for these bivalves might be at their peak in summer, oysters are actually BEST eaten in the winter. They're rich in iron and minerals that'll help keep your immune system firing on all cylinders (and nasty colds at bay).

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    The full-tang stainless steel blade is strong, durable, and rust-resistant, and the pakka wood handle gives it a bit of a rustic touch. But what really makes this oyster knife special is the oversized hand guard that'll prevent unpleasant injuries. And it even comes with a genuine leather sheath and a protective glove — that's one fancy mothershucker!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.99 (also available in glove sizes M-XL).

    12. If seafood just isn't your thing, use this iron fish instead to help naturally inject iron into your diet. Supplements can be pricey — and aren't always suitable for everyone — but this little pal is great for pregnant people, vegans, and even kids.

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    Plus, each purchase price is matched by the Lucky Iron Fish impact fund, which is used to distribute these fish to communities in need.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.25.

    13. Block out the terrible weather with these thermal insulated blackout curtains that'll finally give you that restful sleep you've been after. They also help reduce outside noise, which is great if you're sick and tired of listening to your neighbours.

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    They also have grommets on the top, so they'll easily install onto almost any curtain or tension rod.

    Get a set on Amazon Canada for $27.99+ (available in seven sizes, and 22 colours).

    14. Bring back the lush greenery of summer with these peel-and-stick wall decals. They'll help remind you that spring will come (eventually), no matter how grey and dark it currently is outside.

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    Reviewers say they're easy to install, and can be repositioned multiple times without losing their stick.

    Get a sheet on Amazon Canada for $22.78+ (available in three styles).

    15. Bust any impending sniffles or coughs with this David's Tea Cold 911 herbal tea that's packed with peppermint, eucalyptus, orange peel, apple, and juniper berries. And it's naturally caffeine-free!

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    All these ingredients work together to help boost your immune system, soothe sore throats, and keep you hydrated as you zoom around working on your New Year's resolutions (or just binge-watching Netflix on your couch). Make sure you get some biodegradable tea bags to go with!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.

    16. Stay toasty with this double-sided sherpa blanket, no matter how low the temperature drops.

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    Bonus: it repels lint and pet hair, so you don't have to wash the thing every five seconds.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.49+ (available in four sizes and nine colours).

    17. Banish dust and bacteria with a HEPA air purifier that'll give the air in your home a deep clean. This ultra quiet little gadget has a three-stage filtration system that captures pet hair, dander, smoke, mold, dust particles, odour, plus 99.97% of allergens.

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    It also has three fan speeds, so you know it's strong enough to address even the nastiest air conditions. Plus, it's available in a compact size, too, that's perfect for bedrooms (or bathrooms 😒).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $119.99 (available in black and white).

    18. Slip on a pair of these wool-blend socks to keep your feet warm, NOT sweaty. They'll pair nicely with every winter 'fit you'll be rocking.

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    Wool is great, but it can sometimes be itchy and confining. Good thing these socks have a generous amount of stretch, so you can give your tender tootsies some much-needed breathing room. If they're going to be stuck in boots for several months, make sure they're snug as a bug in a rug (or boot)!

    Get pack of five pairs on Amazon Canada for $7.97+ (available in six colour packs).

    19. Inject some vitamin D into the dark days of winter with this powerful light therapy lamp. It emulates natural sunlight to help stave off jet lag, insomnia, and seasonal blues. A brief session in the morning can even help you wake up easier!

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    It emits three levels of brightness at a max of 10,000 lux, without any UV light or other radiation. All you need is ten minutes a day to beat the winter blahs. We got one for my dad over Christmas, and he's noticed a drastic change after just a few days!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    20. Take the cozy warmth of your fave flannel shirt from closet to bedroom with these sumptuous bed sheets. The butter-soft flannel will keep you snuggly during the first chilly months of the year, while still being lightweight enough to prevent unpleasant sweatiness as we move into spring.

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    These sheets are made with 100% cotton, too, so you know they're breathable and extra soft.

    Get a set on Amazon Canada for $51.607+ (available in six sizes and nine colours).

    21. Make dry, cracked hands a thing of the past with this ultra-rich Grown Alchemist body cream that's super hydrating and scented with essential oils of rosemary leaf and mandarin orange.

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    Winter wreaks havoc on everyone's skin, and this will be a great defense against those whistling winds and persistent ice pellets.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.

    22. Layer up with this luxe cashmere sweater that's a hypoallergenic alternative to traditional wool sweaters. It's thin enough to wear under coats, but can still be worn over thermal shirts when the temperature REALLY plummets.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $59.90+ (available in S-XXL, and in ten colours).

    23. Satisfy your sweet tooth with some dark chocolate with sea salt that'll also fill you with iron, magnesium, antioxidants, potassium, and a BUNCH of other healthy goodness.

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    Is using chocolate as a natural mood-booster cliché? Yes. Is it also delicious and wonderful? Also yes.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $2.98.

    24. Treat your (very nearly!) frost-bitten tootsies to these ultra-soft shearling slippers that are just the ticket to get you through the coldest and snowiest months of the year. The plush shearling lining will feel ~soooo~ nice when you smoosh your feet inside after coming home from shovelling the driveway (for the third time that day).

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    They have a lightweight lug sole, too, so they can also be worn outside. Maybe get yourself a protectant spray as well — just in case! It'll keep the suede looking its best for a lot longer.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $132.53+ (available in sizes 5-12, and in six colours).

    25. Grow your own herbs, veggies, and flowers — even in the dead of winter — with a Click and Grow smart garden. Little pods are loaded with seeds and all the nutrients necessary to grow fresh herbs, flowers, and produce, so you can just plug it in and watch them grow.

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    All it takes is a full reservoir of water and an outlet to have garden-fresh produce all year round. You can even get a few extra pods, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $124.95.

    26. Protect your skin from the ravages of winter with Boscia's chia seed moisture cream. Using all plant-derived ingredients, it provides skin with long-lasting hydration, and gives you the healthy-looking complexion of your dreams.

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    Chia seed oil is the star of the show in this one: It protects the skin's top layer from losing moisture even in the driest conditions, revitalizes and reinvigorates skin, and keeps it glowing all season long.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $50.

    27. Treat your butt to a pair of these super soft two-ply cashmere joggers that are not only incredibly soft and hypoallergenic, but also super-duper warm.

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    They're pretty much the coziest pants you will ever own, and also have a tapered ankle length, a drawstring waist, and generous pockets, so you can look stylish and stay comfy — perfect for when you're working from home when the weather is...no.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $146.11+ (also available in ivory, and in sizes S-XL).

    28. Transform your chilly apartment floor into a nest of relaxation with this a fluffy shag rug. It comes in a variety of cheerful colours, too!

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    It's non-skid and easy-to-clean, and can even double as an impromptu nap spot, if the winter's really got you down.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99+ (also available in four sizes and 23 colours).

    29. And finally, save your lips from a flaky, peeling fate with this passionfruit lip balm. It's saturated with yummy natural ingredients like coconut oil, honey, rosemary oil, and passionfruit extract.

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    It glides on super smooth, leaving behind zero waxy or sticky residue. And the fruity scent will remind you of tropical climes!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.72.

    Say good-bye to those wintery bluez:

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