Best energy-saving and extra-cosy gifts

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.

Dunelm cockapoo hot water bottle

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.

Buy at Dunelm

Ocoopa rechargable hand warmer

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.

Buy at Amazon

Seasalt heavyweight handyband neck warmer

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.

RRP £15.00.

Buy at Seasalt

Heat Holders extra warm converter gloves

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.

Buy at eBay

Lakeland deluxe heated electric sherpa throw

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.

Buy at Lakeland

[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.

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