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    28 Cozy Things That’ll Give You An Excuse To Stay Home

    Brb, canceling all my plans that involve going outside.

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    1. A snuggly chenille throw blanket that'll instantly make your couch or bed Pinterest-worthy.

    Promising review: "This is a great throw or gift blanket. Very soft and decently sized. This blanket is perfect for decoration or keeping you warm when you're outside or just watching TV. We’ve had a lot of compliments from friends and family who’ve even asked where they can get one!" —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $109.

    2. A chunky cardigan comfy enough to wear around the house. (Actually, you might even consider venturing outside just to show off how cute it is.),

    Promising review: "Ordered this knit cardigan after spending hours searching for the perfect sweater — and I found it! This cardigan is warm and cozy, very stylish, and fits perfect." —Julie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and eight colors).

    3. A set of flameless candles so you can embrace hygge without worrying about something catching on fire.


    These come a remote control with on/off and dimming features.

    Promising review: "These candles really look and feel like lit wax candles. They are safe and add such a nice ambiance to any room. The candles are white, but when they are turned on, they have a very nice ivory white glow to them. They are a nice addition to a room without the hot flame. They add a special warmth and cozy inviting atmosphere to our home." —Lyuba P.

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $21.99.

    4. A marble-look essential oil diffuser for getting a dose of aromatherapy after a long day.

    Promising review: "This is a great diffuser! It’s cute and runs forever due to its large size. The longest it has run so far is 17 hours without having to refill it, and I didn’t even fill it all the way to the maximum capacity! It also seems to disperse the oils slowly so the scent lasts for longer than other diffusers I’ve had. It is very easy to use and refill, and I’ve used it almost every day since I purchased it. I love that it has settings for how long it runs, and that it has an automatic shut-off when the water gets too low." —Amazon Customer

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

    5. A comfy onesie because it'll enhance your lounging experience by 300%.


    Promising review: "I want to spend all day in these — they are so comfortable and cozy!!! I love every detail of the design and the fabric choices, including the soft fleece-like lining of the hood. If everyone had one of these, there would be more peace and happiness in the world." —Erin E Owen

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and seven colors).

    6. A candle that smells like your hometown or home state to make you feel all warm and nostalgic inside.,

    For example, the Florida candle has top notes of orange and bergamot, mid notes of mangrove wood and Spanish moss, and base notes of vanilla, amber, and musk. Each candle has 60–80 hours of burn time.

    Get them from Homesick: state candles or city candles for $29.95

    7. A clip-on reading light so you can stay up and finish one more chapter.


    These adjustable reading light has two brightness levels and is USB-rechargeable.

    Promising review: "I love this book light so much. It’s so small and lightweight and the clip is strong. It’s perfect even for small paperback books. Many other book lights have a big bulky clip that gets in the way. This is thin and streamlined. The dim option is a plus as well. Very happy!" —M Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    8. An Amazon Fire TV Stick for streaming all your favorite shows and programs on the big screen TV. "Sorry I can't come out today, I'm spending quality time with my Fire Stick." — you, after getting this.


    Promising review: "Wish I would have bought this before anything else after cutting cable. It makes any monitor or digital TV a smart TV and even gets some local news channels using their apps. I would highly suggest to anyone to buy and it's worth every penny. User friendly, so easy setup, and you can take it with you while traveling as long as you have internet service and Wi-Fi wherever you stay. I plan on buying a few more for other TVs in our house." —Scott Stinchcomb

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    9. A pack of thick wool socks that'll keep your toes toasty all day long. You won't dread walking across those cold kitchen tiles anymore., Amazon

    Promising review: "They're so warm and fluffy! I love wool socks, but sometimes the texture can be really rough and stiff. These aren't. They have a soft sort of towel-ish texture that feels toe-gasmic. I keep scrunching up my toes so I can feel the softness properly." —K. Price

    Get three pairs from Amazon for $9.98.

    10. A fluffy faux-fur rug to drape over your office chair and make it feel incredibly cozy. Or, you can lay it next to the bed so your feet have a warm place to rest on first thing in the morning.

    Promising review: "Bought this to cover a clear acrylic desk chair that I purchased. Perfect size to drape over the seat and is very soft and comfortable. Doesn't shed everywhere and has my room looking fashionable. Would definitely recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    11. A snuggly oversized blanket sweatshirt you'll basically live in year round. Normal clothes simply can't compete.,

    Promising review: "My husband bought this for me for my birthday and it has been the best! It’s perfect for curling up to read a book or watch a movie." —Makayla Berry

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in 13 colors).

    12. Curtain string lights for turning your home into a fairy den — you'll truly never want to leave!,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these lights. I bought them for my dorm in college because bad lighting puts me in a weird mood. These lights are beautiful and made the room feel warm, cozy, and homey. They also helped with winter blues that I always get because I live in Michigan and the winter weather is always cold and gloomy, so having nice lighting helped a lot. I received tons of compliments on them every time someone came into my room. I love these lights so much I bought another set to hang in my room at home. Just buy these beautiful lights!" —Madelynn K.

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99.

    13. Lavender Epsom salts that'll help relax both your mind and your muscles, so you're ready to get a good night's rest. Add a glass of your fave beverage, some spa music, and maybe a good book for optimal effect.

    Promising review: "Dr. Teals is my favorite brand of epsom salts out there. This is a large bag and will last you a long time. The lavender scent is relaxing and not overpowering, it really helps me relax and sleep better at night." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

    14. And a cushy bath pillow to create a much-needed barrier between your neck and the hard tub rim so you can actually lie back and relax.


    Promising review: "So if you're like me who lives in an apartment, you know the bath has little to offer. I was hesitant buying this product knowing I didn't have a head ledge for the top bend to really rest on. But after putting it in my tub and soaking in a long deserved bath, this item was just what I needed. No stiff neck or sore back. Easy to place and clean. This is something I'll recommend to all." —Hannah Ruble

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    15. A plush reading pillow so reading or working in bed will be even *more* comfortable. As if you needed another reason to stay in bed.


    Promising review: "I bought this for my wife. Being propped up only by pillows is not good for holding a book and she says the arms on the Linenspa makes it much easier. We've only had it since Christmas, but it looks durable and easily cleaned. A handle at the top makes it easy to lift and move aside to make the bed." —Albert N

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    16. A diamond painting kit for a very satisfying way to pass the time. And when you're done, you'll have a cute piece of wall art to hang up.,

    Promising review: "It only took me a few hours to finish up everything. It came up a really cute Stitch and still got a lot of beads left. Very fun and relaxing. Can’t wait to get it framed." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon: the colorful cow kit for $11.99 or the Stitch kit for $10.98

    17. A throw pillow cover listing all the magical ingredients that make for a cozy day at home.


    This throw pillow cover measures 18''x18''.

    Promising review: "I really like this throw pillow. It’s super cute and I am continually asked where I bought it. The quality is good and price just right!" —VMA

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A portable projector to transform your living room (or bedroom) into a home theater. Why go out for a movie when you can watch one on your couch surrounded by blankets and endless snacks?!,

    This compact projector can connect directly to iPhones (or any iOS device) and to Android devices via an app. It's also compatible with Amazon Fire TV Sticks and can be hooked up to a laptop computer via an HDMI cable.

    Promising review: "I have recommended this projector to several people already! We love it! The picture is clear and bright, and the setup is super easy! We watch movies in the backyard by connecting it to our Amazon Fire Stick. We also connect our Bluetooth speaker for better sound effects outside. Our teen daughter and her friends love it, too! Our backyard has become the new cool hangout!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $94.97.

    19. And a silicone air popper so you can abandon store-bought packets and enjoy fresh, movie theater–quality popcorn *without* waiting in line at a concession stand.


    Promising review: "This is awesome! I love popcorn. I worked at a movie theatre as a teen and loved perfecting the popcorn, oil, salt ratio. But now that I'm grown and I don't have access to a commercial popcorn machine, I am always sad I can't have yummy popcorn. My sweet husband bought this for my birthday and I love, love, love it!!! I will be buying this for all future gifts until all of my family members have one. It's just that awesome. No need for a bulky popcorn maker, and the box will tell you how to make the popcorn. I used a bit of melted butter instead of oil and some Flavocal for the salt. So good! And the box has a link for more recipes for yummy popcorn. This is one happy girl now that my popcorn drought is over. It's just so nice to find a cool product that is actually legit and not some gimmick that doesn't even work. If you're thinking about buying it, do it!" —Drake Chappell

    Get it from Amazon for $15.87 (available in eight colors).

    20. A small but mighty space heater for quickly warming up whichever room you're in and making it much harder to go outside, where it's cold and dreary.

    Promising review: "I cannot handle how sturdy and steadfast this powerful little heater is. It easily warms my little apartment, does not overheat, and is cute and little. I would not call it quiet, however, as it does produce a pretty loud fan sound — however, I actually find it soothing." —J Fu

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in two colors).

    21. A hand-warming clay mug that'll not only look stunning but will also keep your finger tips warm.


    Promising review: "They are so pretty. I bought one for myself and one as a gift. November in WNY gets cold and it's so nice to be able to warm your hands with a delicious mug of hot tea. If the liquid is too hot to hold like a hand-warmer, then just hold the outer curve almost like you would a regular mug until it cools enough. I love that they come in left- or right-handed. My left-handed friends are grateful that they have a mug special for them! Such beautiful earthy colors and no two are quite alike." —C. Close

    Get it from Amazon for $23.90 (available in left- and right-handed versions)

    22. A pair of slippers with a soft faux-fur lining to wear around the house or even outside to fetch the paper.

    I recently treated myself to a pair of these and they are the SOFTEST slippers I've ever had the pleasure of wearing — I never want to take them off. They also look much more expensive than they are. If you don't want to splurge on Ugg slippers or just prefer a vegan slipper option, I highly recommend these as an alternative.

    Promising review: "My feet are always cold in the winter and these fur-lined slippers are heavenly. The lining is so soft and warm, and the slipper material is a beautiful suede-like material. They are well-made with quality stitching. I like the rubber soles so they will last longer and I can wear them outside to get my mail." —O'Hara Family

    Get them from Amazon for $17.59+ (available in women's sizes 7–11 and three colors).

    23. A heated electric blanket so you can transform yourself into a burrito for the rest of the season.


    It has three temperature settings and automatically shuts off after four hours. The fabric is machine-washable so it'll be easy to maintain.

    Promising review: "Everyone at my office is jealous. Heats up quickly. The three settings are all good and far enough apart that you can definitely tell that there are multiple settings. Very easy to use, and it holds heat really well. I’m in love with this blanket." —28187

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99.

    24. A crossword puzzle book by The New York Times for a chill yet stimulating weeknight activity. It's just challenging enough to get your brain juices flowing without being too difficult.


    Promising review: "These puzzles are so challenging, yet doable. You have to be patient with yourself and really massage your brain to come up with the correct words. A must-have if you enjoy the NYTimes puzzles but can't get past Wednesday puzzles." —Barbara Morris

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    25. A handheld milk frother that probably attended barista school because it'll help you whip up a cappuccino that looks and tastes incredibly ~profesh~.,

    Because it's small and battery-powered, you can use it for traveling or camping as well. It comes with a stainless steel stand so you don't have to worry about setting it down on the counter.

    Promising review: "This makes the creamiest froth ever! I am completely blown away by the results of this device. I had no idea that I could make froth at home like this. This changes my whole cappuccino experience!!!" —Wells Family

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

    26. A ceramic cup warmer to keep your coffee or tea hot so you can sip on it slowly throughout the day.


    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 $14.65.

    27. A Sleep Pod so you can swaddle yourself to sleep in an actual cocoon. It's made from a specialized four-way stretch material that applies gentle pressure to your body.


    Read our review of the Sleep Pod (#10 on the list)!

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

    28. A box set of the Harry Potter novels for transporting you to the magical wizarding world, where you can leave your mundane troubles far behind. Yes, you'll be worried about Dementors but that's so much more exciting.

    Get the seven-book box set from Amazon for $59.99.

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