It’s a long standing tradition to be given winter socks, pyjamas or a cosy scarf for Christmas, but this year we have an energy crisis on top of that, making warmth even more of a priority.
Here’s my selection of gifts to keep your nearest and dearest feeling toasty, and hopefully raise a smile at the same time.
Reggie the Cockapoo Hot Water Bottle
Part of a range of extra cosy gifts, this hot water bottle with a soft fuzzy cover will keep you warm on a cold evening. Cute as a button. Dunelm’s cuddle cushions, toasty teddy fabric throws and extra large blanket hoodies are also worth a look.
£10.00 at Dunelm.
Ocoopa Quick Charge rechargeable hand warmer
A reusable portable hand warmer with comfortable pebble shape, fast heating on both sides, three heat settings and large battery capacity (lasts 4 – 8 hours). Can also be used as a power bank in an emergency. Range of colours and patterns.
Original price £26.99, now £17.59 – £18.39.
Seasalt Heavyweight Handyband
A circular scarf with fleece lining to keep your neck warm and add a pop of colour to plainer outfits. Multi-functional, can also be used as a chunky headband, pulled up over nose and mouth for extra warmth, or tied at the top to make a beanie hat. Various colours and patterns.
Heat Holders Women’s Thermal 2.3TOG Converter Gloves
These thermal ‘converter’ gloves flip from extra warm cable knit mittens to fingerless gloves whenever you need, making them practical for everyday tasks in cold weather. Range of colours, matching thermal hats available too.
RRP £14.99, best offer £12.03 – £13.99 at eBay.
Lakeland Sherpa Electric Heated Throw in Teal
If you’re feeling generous, this luxurious heated throw with fleecy sherpa lining stays warm for a good while after it’s been switched off, meaning you don’t need to rush to put the central heating on. Choice of 9 heat settings and 9 time settings, machine washable, 160W, 3 year guarantee. Dimensions: 120 x 160cm.
RRP £89.99, check Lakeland for Black Friday offers.
[If that’s over budget, try Amazon for a range of other branded electric throws]
Are you buying any gifts this year to help your loved ones beat the cold?
Coming soon: gift guide for foodies, eco stocking fillers, and award-winning supermarket food and drink.