There’s nothing I love more on chilly days than to go for a brisk walk with the dog and then head inside for a hot drink by the fire and a snuggle under a fuzzy blanket. It’s funny how the change in weather and sitting in front of the fireplace gets me into holiday mode. If you’re looking for gift ideas for your loved ones, take a look at great these cozy gifts to make them warm and fuzzy when it gets cold outside.
Home décor cozy gifts
Throw pillows are a great cozy home gift as they’re easily customizable to suit any décor and can be changed out with the seasons to be festive. You can buy the whole pillow or just the pillow cover to use over already owned pillows. If you live somewhere with notable seasons, it’s nice to change your décor tones to suit the season. So many people love to decorate for the holidays so why not add in some festive throw pillows too to liven up the space. I’m a huge fan of holiday colours, prints and plaids and holiday décor can be enjoyed leading up to the special day.
I love the versatility of an oil diffuser. With the variety of oils available you can easily find a scent you love or even mix a few to find the perfect blend. They smell wonderful and aren’t full of chemicals and ingredients you can’t pronounce. You can even make a seasonal blend that will make your house smell like the holidays. Because essential oils can affect your health it’s always a good idea to read up on them before using them safely. I also like to use them in open spaces as just a few drops go a long way.
Candles are always a lovely gift to give and they’re a great host or hostess gift when visiting someone’s home for a get together or meal. You can find some beautiful candles in decorative glass jars in a variety of unique and delicious smelling scents, or you can purchase separate candles and a candle holder. Lit candles on a cozy day at home offer ambiance and the aromas can put you in the festive spirit.
While most homes have fireplaces these days, many suites or bedrooms may not have them, but wouldn’t it be nice if they did? There are some really cool and modern electric fireplaces available, and they would be a welcome gift. There’s the typical insert style but there’s also some that look like an art piece or are built-in to a T.V. stand.
Sometimes it’s not even about the heat being given off but just the coziness of sitting by a fire which is nice.
Cozy gifts for health and fitness
There is something so soothing and comforting about the heat given off by an electric blanket. They offer multiple heat settings which allows you to adjust to your comfort level. Turning it on max heat to warm the bed up before getting in is my favourite thing about them. Some may have timers you can set so you can fall asleep nice and cozy but not get woken up overheating and sweaty. They come in a variety of sizes and fabrics depending on your needs.
An alternative to an electric blanket is a weighted blanket. For myself, once the weather has changed and is cool and crisp, I love the feel of a heavy duvet or blanket on me when I sleep. They’re also said to help with many things such as insomnia, autism, stress and anxiety, pain, overall sleep quality and more. They come in a variety of sizes and you purchase them depending on your own body weight. You’ll be able to find a chart online to help you purchase the required or suggested weight needed.
While they’re not for everyone, I suggest reading more about them if you feel like you or someone you love might enjoy one.
I personally use a plush throw style because I love the softness of the fabric. You may also want to buy more than one for any other family members or you’ll be fighting over it for sure, I learnt this the hard way as my kids assume what’s mine is theirs.
Another great cozy gift is a foot massager. We often forget how important self care is and what better way to unwind after a long day then by sitting with your cozy throw and resting your feet on a relaxing foot massager.
Appliances make a great cozy gift
Now that you’re cozy and relaxed under your blanket you need a hot drink to warm your insides. Depending on who you’re shopping for, there’s the perfect drink maker out there.
You can go with a coffee maker, a multi-use coffee maker, an espresso machine or just a really nice kettle. Alternatively, if they already have one of these, a milk frother or some beautiful mugs would make a lovely gift.
On my wish list this year is a pizza oven. We love making homemade pizza and I’ve been hearing how wonderful pizza ovens are and have seen pictures of everyone’s delicious looking pizzas online. If you have a pizza connoisseur on your shopping list this year, this would be an amazing gift.
Another cozy gift option is a ceramic heater. Not all homes heat alike and there are just some rooms that don’t heat like the others. In my home it’s my sons room over the garage so he often will use a portable heater just to get the room nice and toasty.
Family fun and entertainment
Board games are one form of entertainment that never gets old and with such a huge variety available, they’re fun for all ages and abilities. I grew up on board games as we weren’t allowed to watch much TV and video games were a no go too. I may be telling my age here but some of my favourites growing up were Clue, Battleship, Trivial Pursuit, and of course Uno. Now, many of the classics have a new twist to them and you can find some cool ones with apps.
Not everyone is a board or card game enthusiast, and a great alternative is puzzles. They’re a perfect cozy day activity and will entertain the whole family as you can choose puzzles with a variety of number of pieces. I also love the idea of having a family puzzle out on the coffee table that everyone just chips away at until it’s completed.
Another gift option for family fun is a Bluetooth speaker. I love having music playing quietly in the background and a Bluetooth speaker allows you to play your favourite playlist anywhere you’d like. It’s also easy for another family member or friend to connect to if they want to share their favourites while visiting.
Personal cozy gifts for loved ones
I love to personalize gifts as much as I can. I like my close friends and family to feel my love when they open their gifts so I’m always keeping my eyes and ears open for ideas. Sometimes people drop hints without even meaning to.
Some great personal gifts are items that you don’t always splurge on to buy yourself like a nice curling iron or hair dryer with accessories. My husband and I got our sons both electric shavers one year since it’s not something they’d typically buy themselves, and they’re still going strong today.
Other great cozy gifts
While I still love holding a book in my hands and flipping the pages, I also love my eReader. You can sit cozied up and binge your favourite authors latest novel. eReaders are light and easy to hold and the non-glare screens make them easy to read in any light. There are more than plenty of books to choose from and the convenience of having new releases downloaded right when they come out without leaving the comfort of your home is a main feature. They’re also a great family gift as well as it can easily be shared with other family members.
Lastly you can’t go wrong with a really special and personal accessory such as a watch, jewelry, or headphones.
You can find these and other great gift ideas to make your home cozy when it’s chilly at Best Buy online.