Over the last ten months, the vast majority of us have grown increasingly accustomed to spending the lion’s share of our lives cooped up in our homes, and while many of us have implemented new strategies and systems for a life of living and working from home, we have yet to face an entire winter in a lockdown. And, while the needle dropping presents a host of unique challenges, there is a selection of items that will undoubtedly help make this year’s winter months at home markedly more comfortable and enjoyable.
So, with winter now in full effect, we thought we’d take the time out to shine a light on some of today’s must-have cold-weather gear and home goods in this hand-picked guide to the best winter home essentials. Whether you’re looking to keep warm around the house or upgrade your work from home setup, this curated list has got you covered.
lululemon At Ease Jogger
Offering the perfect balance of versatility, comfort, and presentability, this set of joggers makes for an ideal addition to any work from home wardrobe. The premium piece of athleisure wear is made from a naturally breathable four-way stretch fabric and features a gusset placement that allows for unrestricted range of motion, and a secured zippered pocket for stashing phones, keys, cards, or other pocketable essentials.
lululemon At Ease Hoodie
Constructed from an advanced, breathable combination of stretch cotton, polyester, and elastane blend, the At Ease Hoodie is a thoroughly modern take on the classic men’s clothing staple, bestowing the garment with a shawl collar, a textured heathered fabric exterior, and a zippered pocket while retaining the sweatshirt’s traditional fit and silhouette.
Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription
Though once only available to residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, Blue Bottle’s world-famous cup of joe is now available to the rest of the world via a monthly coffee subscription service that sends a variety of the Oakland outfit’s most popular blends directly to your front door.
Deus Shield Beanie
Come wintertime, it really is hard to go wrong with a warm beanie, and this item from multinational lifestyle and custom motorcycle outfit, Deus Ex Machina boasts a solid color acrylic knit construction and the brand’s classic Shield logo.
D.S. & Durga Blue Label Candle
Whether it’s grooming goods, car air fresheners, or candles, D.S. & Durga produces some of our favorite fragrances on the market, and this special edition release from D.S. & D was born out of a collaboration with Scottish whisky brand, Johnny Walker and features the scent of Johnny Walker’s Blue Label complimented via hints of salty sea air, oak barrels, and reindeer moss.
Distil Cooper ScreenSavers
Chances are you’ll be spending more than your fair share of time looking at screens this winter, which is why a quality pair of blue-light-blocking glasses like Distil Union’s Cooper ScreenSavers are so crucial. The glasses shield your eyes from harmful rays that can cause blurry vision, headaches, mental fatigue, and can even throw off your circadian rhythm.
Barbour Monty Slippers
This top-shelf set of slippers from British brand, Barbour affords ample warmth and comfort thanks to a faux-shearling lining. The moccasin-style slipper’s monochrome tartan upper sports a strip of the company’s signature plaid from ankle to ankle and is finished off with a brass Barbour badge.
FLKIR Fire Personal Concrete Fireplace
Warm colors and soft lighting can create the illusion of warmth, though ultimately nothing compares to a genuine flame. This little concrete fireplace runs off of clean-burning isopropyl alcohol, making it safe for indoor use (so long as it’s monitored when it).
Kew Labs UTS-1
Unveiled at CES 2021, this high-tech gadget can be placed under any surface that’s up to an inch thick and convert it into a wireless fast-charger. Using Kew Labs Intelligent Power Communication technology, the device works through glass, marble, wood, and granite, just to name a few.
Oakywood 2 In 1 Headphone Stand With Wireless Charger
Boasting a truly stellar fit and finish thanks to the use of premium construction and materials, Oakywood’s attractive geometric-shaped headphone stand features a base crafted from either genuine walnut or oak that conceals a 10W wireless fast-charger.
Ember Mug² Metallic Collection
The latest and greatest offering from Ember, the Metallic Collection of the smart heated mug purveyor’s Ember Mug² allows you to maintain the temperature of your beverage for 1.5 hours. Sold with an included wireless charging coaster, the mug offers 10oz of volume and is 100% waterproof down to one meter.
Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Hooded Robe
Whether stepping out of the shower or walking out in the morning to get the newspaper, a comfy robe is an incredibly practical addition to any winter wardrobe, and this model from Reigning Champ is handcrafted from premium quality Midweight Terry and sports rib-bound sweatshirt pockets, flat locked seams, and an oversized hood.
Double-Pelt Sheepskin Rug
Touching your feet to a cold hard floor is never a fun way to start your morning and this premium sheepskin double-pelt rug solves that problem, and then some with a 2’ W x 6’ L patch of rich, all-natural wool fibers. In the event of a spill, the rug can be dry-cleaned, too.
Pendleton Harding Blanket
Be it as an extra layer in bed or used as a warm throw on the couch, this generously-sized blanket from Pendleton is a must-have when the temperature starts to drop. Made in America, the blanket sports one of the Northwest heritage brand’s classic geometric patterns and features a felt-bound trim for added durability.
Yamaha YAS-209 Sound Bar
Assuming you’ll be watching more than a few movies and binging episodes on your favorite streaming services, you very well may want to consider upgrading your at-home audio setup. This popular soundbar is accessibly priced, is sold with an included wireless subwoofer, and hugely enhances any viewing experience.
Capable of being controlled via a smartphone app or by an included remote-controller, this smart device works as a heating and air conditioning system for your bed, allowing you to heat or cool your bed between 66°F and 104°F.
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Headphones
On top of offering the truly world-class hi-fi sound that Bowers & Wilkins is renowned for, this top-shelf pair of active noise-canceling over-ear headphones also feature memory foam ear-pads, 30-hours of battery life, and genuine carbon fiber composite construction arms.
Technivorm Cup One Coffee Brewer
Backed by a five-year manufacturer’s warranty and offered in four colors, the Technivorm Cup One Coffee Brewer is a fully-automatic appliance that you can be proud to place atop your counter. A single-button function brews a 10oz cup of coffee in just four minute’s time, too.
Dyson Pure Cool Cryptomic
Covering 500 to 1,200 square feet and packing powerful activated carbon and glass HEPA filters, Dyson’s Pure Cool Cryptomic is almost certainly the most advanced air purifier on the market, ridding its environment of airborne germs and formaldehyde while also doubling as a fan or space heater.
Goal Zero YETI 1500X
Should you lose power in a storm, this compact device can back up a house’s entire power supply through its circuit box. What’s more, it can also serve as an ultra-potent off-grid power bank for overlanding or camping thanks to an array of outlets and USB ports.
How To Dress For Winter Workouts
Haven’t got your cold-weather exercise kit all sorted for this season? Then be sure to check out our guide on how to dress for winter workouts for a look at some of the best garments and gear available for practically any outdoor fitness application.
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