I love winter. I love it so much that Id actually be fine if it was winter year-round. I feel this way partially because I ski. But Im also a fan of the cold weather because theres nothing better than being warm and snugon the couch while itsnasty outside. To help you do the rest ofthe indoorseasonright, here are some of my favorite pieces of cold-weather homegear.
There are few greater pleasures than crawling into a bed with flannel sheets. Made from thick and velvety organic cotton, thisUpstate set is like a warm hug that will keep you cozy all night. There are lots of flannel bedding options to choose from, but I like these because theyre made in Portugal by a company that hasmadesupersoft sheets for four decades,so you know youre getting ahigh-quality product that will last.
Fifty bucks for a mug?! I know, thats a lot, but once you hold this one, youll understand. Designed with a walnut handle thats easy to graspespecially when the cup is piping hotthe HMM makes morning coffee and afternoon tea that much more enjoyable. Its also beautifully designed in Japanese ceramic and looks great on your desk. Make it your go-to sipper and $50 will be worth it.
Turn down the heat, crawl under this medium-weight comforter, and plan to sleep like a baby all winter long. Its stuffed with 700-fillethically traced down that will keep you warmeven if your bedroom dips into the fifties. All that insulation adds weight, which helps many peoplefall asleep easier. Those who live in mountain towns can use it year-round. (Just open the windows on cool summer nights.)It also works great as an extra layer over your sleeping bag in the tent or car.
I hadnever owned a robe because I thought they were unnecessary. But then I started using the Coyuchi and realized I was sorely mistaken. This number and a pair of slippers (see below)makegetting out of bed on cold mornings much more manageable compared to wearingjust a shirt and pajama bottoms.I evenpack it onvacations and hut tripsits perfect for the cold walk between the hot tub and your room.
Most cheap slippers stink to high hell after a couple of weeks because theyre made from cotton. Thats why Im willing to pay for a pair of felted wool Glerups, which will keep your feet odor-free and last considerably longer than what youre used to. Ive worn the same pairfor the past five years, and they still look like new. The wool is plenty toasty, and they make great slippers year-round.
Getting out of the shower in winter sucks. Its almost impossible to not get cold unless you have the heat crankedtoo high. Thats why I love these towels. The thick waffle design whisks water off your body quicker than normal, so youre less susceptible tofrigid air. Made from responsibly sourced cotton, the Onsen towels also feel ridiculously soft on your skin.
Picture your pup in this ultradurable Yeti-madedog bed sitting next to a wood stove,and you have one very homey image.The cushion is made from high-density foam that doesnt crush easily.The waterproof bottom means Fido can hang out with you in the parking lotwhile tailgating. Even better, the center cushion comes out and acts as its own traveling bedor a sleep station for your other good boy.
Before you start protesting,here are four reasonswhy a propane fire pit is a good idea. First, its my favoritefor chilly grill sessionsbecause itprovides heat inminutes without the need to carry a bunch of wood. Second, its ideal for your urban patio because itdoesnt leave everyone smelling like smoke. Third, you can often use it in the forest, even if theres a fire ban. (Always check local fire restrictions.)And finally, it roasts your marshmallows just as well as a regular fire does.