20 Gifts for People Who Are Always Cold
Your work wife is constantly wrapped in her desk blanket and making cups of tea just to warm her hands. Your best friend insists on wearing four layers between the months of October and April. Your sister has a different space heater for every room in her house. This holiday season, help them warm up with one of these 20 cozy gifts, from a heated mug to a cashmere jumpsuit.
1. A Weighted Blanket
This collaboration between West Elm and sustainable weighted blanket startup Bearaby comes in three weight options: 15, 20 and 26 pounds. In addition to taking our bedroom decor up a notch, they’re made with materials that we can totally get behind. Unlike most weighted blankets, which get their weight from artificial filling and plastic materials, these get their heft from heavy plant-based fabric. That means they’re all-natural, responsibly sourced and 100 percent vegan.
2. A Bathrobe and Candle Set
Why buy just one warming gift when you can buy two? This duo will have them feeling like they’re at a fancy spa—not freezing at home. The 100 percent cotton robe—which comes in three colors—is made in Portugal, while the 100 percent natural soy wax candle is from New York City.
3. A Cashmere Jumpsuit
The ultimate in loungewear, this 100 percent Mongolian cashmere jumpsuit is ultra warm without feeling suffocating. Featuring a zip-up front for easy on-and-off, this modern boiler suit–style piece is as cozy as it is chic.
4. Bluetooth-Enabled Earmuffs
What’s better than a warm pair of earmuffs on a chilly day? A warm pair of earmuffs that streams your playlists directly into your ears. This tech-savvy pair from Ugg is made from leather and shearling, and includes a USB charging cable.
5. A Beanie
We’ve been seeing this Carhartt Acrylic Watch Hat everywhere lately, and though it’s touted as a men’s cold-weather accessory, the ladies are loving it, too. Available in 36 colors, this machine-washable beanie is the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
6. An Oversize Scarf
Here’s our stance on winter scarves: The bigger, the better. According to one reviewer, this Anthropologie number is closer in size to a small blanket, meaning it’s absolutely ideal for seriously cold people.
7. A Hot Chocolate Pot
Sub-zero temps call for warming drinks. This Williams Sonoma hot chocolate pot blends form and function. From the iconic Dansk Kobenstyle collection, it was originally designed in 1956 by Jens H. Quistgaard, a pioneer of the Scandinavian modern style. The teak handle stays cool to the touch and simplifies pouring, while the lid doubles as a trivet to protect your tabletop from heat.
8. A Heated Mug
Is $100 a lot to spend on a mug? Maybe. But if you know someone who’s particularly prone to feeling frigid, it’s a worthwhile investment. From the brand Ember, it keeps your hot drink at the exact temperature you prefer (between 120°F and 145°F) and can be controlled via a smartphone app.
9. A Tea Sampler
If you’re not sure what they’ll put in their fancy new mug, might we suggest a tea sampler from Vahdam? One of Oprah’s Favorite Things this year (for the second year in a row), it features 40 tea bags in eight different flavors.
10. Knit Sock Slippers
In four subtle and pretty colors, these sock slippers from Anthropologie are an at-home must for staying warm in the winter (or year-round, for cold folks).
11. A Space Heater
The Stadler Form Anna Ceramic Heater keeps any room warm, quietly and discreetly. It has two heat settings and is a safe option because its self-regulating ceramic prevents overheating.
12. A Turtleneck Poncho
Whether you wear this topper out and about or just lounging around the house, it’s a fashionable addition to any cold person’s winter wardrobe. (Just a heads-up, it looks a little bit sparkly in person.)
13. A Rechargeable Hand Warmer
This USB-compatible device is heated up to 120°F on each side, with six heat settings for adjustable warmth. An excellent option for anyone whose commute involves more than three minutes of outdoor time.
14. E-Tip Gloves
Here’s what one satisfied customer had to say about these phone-friendly gloves from the North Face: “I bought these gloves for running during the colder months in New England. I’ve used them several times and they don’t disappoint! Perfect amount of warmth and the capability to still use smart devices.”
16. Fleece-Lined Sweatpants
Uniqlo has long been one of our go-tos for cold-weather gear, and these comfy sweats are no exception. Plus, the long inseam provides increased coverage and makes your legs look longer—never a bad thing.
17. A Faux-Fur Ear Warmer
In two colors (this forest green and ivory), this ear-covering headband from Anthropologie will protect sensitive ears from howling winds—all while looking very elegant, if we do say so ourselves.
18. A Warming Bath Treatment
This bath treatment from Pursoma was specially formulated to provide a deep detox, as well as aid in relieving cold and flu symptoms. French grey sea salt and pure clay are combined with organic spicy ginger root to purify, draw out toxins, stimulate circulation and revive the body. Keep this in the medicine cabinet for when you’re feeling windblown and frostbitten.
19. A Heated Mouse Pad
For your coldest coworker, this heated mousepad connects to any laptop or desktop computer via USB cord. Your work wife—and her now-warm hands—will thank you.
20. A Cashmere and Lamb's wool Throw
Inspired by ice-cold nights spent snuggling by a fire, this throw is made in Germany by a 100-year-old family mill. It comes in eight soothing colors to complement any type of living space.