Crank Up the Heat
As the cold weather sets in, do you find yourself feeling like you can never quite get warm? Luckily, there are a ton of innovative products available that are designed to keep you cozy and comfortable, whether you’re at home, at the office, or on the go.
With so many products on the market, it can be difficult for shoppers to narrow down their options. These recommendations were selected for their quality, reputation, and ease of use. Keep reading to explore our picks for the best things to buy if you’re always cold.
Temperature Control Travel Mug
Your winter road trip to Grandma's house just got a little cozier. Coffee lovers (or hot cocoa sippers) can keep their beverages warm from driveway to driveway with this heated travel mug that features a 3-hour battery life. Heat your beverage to the precise temperature you prefer between 95 and 150 degrees. So, bring a cup and drink a hot cup of the good stuff while you're on the road. There’s no need to stop for gas station coffee.
Heated Mattress Pad
End the nighttime thermostat wars by cuddling up with a mattress warmer. This smart mattress pad provides even, all-over heat where you want it, and zero heat where you don't, meaning one partner can crank up the temperature while the other sleeps on the cool side of the bed. Genius.
Heated Lotion Dispenser
If the near-constant shivering weren't bad enough, winter brings on the other uncomfortable side effect that is chapped, dry skin. Fortunately, there's one genius gadget that enables you to warm up and revitalize dry skin all in one go: a heated lotion dispenser. Just add your favorite lotion to this dispenser's reservoir, and in two minutes you'll have a soothing lotion that moisturizes more deeply.
Heated Slipper Socks
Fuzzy slippers are great, but ones with built-in heating pads? Well, that's just what cold temperatures call for! Step into these slipper socks, activate the heat, and choose your ideal temperature, then enjoy feeling the warmth restored to your frigid toes. You can count on the boots' rechargeable batteries to provide up to 8 hours of warmth—perfect for walking around cold floors in the house.
Heated Seat Massager
No, it's not going to win you any design awards, but there's something to be said for the direct effectiveness of a heated seat cushion. This model from Wagan is a massage cushion that provides heat as well as three unique massage modes. The Wagan Heated Seat Cushion with Lumbar Support even plugs into the 12-volt outlet in a car—a godsend for those who can't ever seem to keep the chill away while driving.
On a dark chilly afternoon, few things are more satisfying than a steaming cup of tea, coffee, or cocoa. But if you want it to stay hot until the last drop, you need to do one of two things: drink it down quickly or use a warmer like the Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer. No more complicated than it needs to be, the simple, inexpensive device plugs into any wall outlet, switches on and off, and performs its modest purpose admirably well.
Cold weather can leave you shivering in bed, but you don’t need to suffer through chattering teeth all winter long. Replace a comforter with the Sunbeam Quilted Fleece Heated Blanket for cozy yet controllable warmth. The polyester blanket uses ThermoFine technology for temperature adjustment, which maintains consistent heat control on any of the 10 settings. Also, if you choose to sleep in on the weekends, there’s no need to worry about safety: The blanket automatically shuts off after 10 hours of use.
Portable Electric Fireplace
You may wish you could constantly relax near the warmth of a fireplace to keep warm. With the Comfort Zone Electric Fireplace Heater, this dream can become a reality. The gadget, which closely resembles the real deal, can be transported to an office, living room, bedroom, or anywhere else you desire a bit of warmth. Three heat settings allow for customizable control, while the device's 1,500 watts of power allow it to heat rooms as big as 1,600 square feet—no wood or open flame required!
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Hot Chocolate Maker
One of the most delicious ways to warm up in winter is with a steaming cup of hot chocolate. This 32-ounce hot chocolate maker quickly heats and dispenses the sweet beverage. With two settings—Heat-Froth and Froth—you can easily blend a cup (or more) of hot cocoa. And if you need an extra boost of caffeine, use it to create lattes, mochas, and other delicious drinks.
Personal Space Heater
Is it only you who is feeling chilly? Then you may like the Lasko 102 My Heat Personal Ceramic Heater. The 200-watt space heater quickly provides warmth to your personal area with its fan-powered delivery. Thanks to its compact size you can easily carry it around the house or office to kick out the cold when you get the chills. And with overheat protection and a cool-touch exterior, you can maintain proper fire safety.
Keeping your head warm is essential in cold weather, and while a standard knit hat may do the trick, a heated version is a great upgrade for people who are always cold. This model from Autocastle features three heat settings and has a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 6.5 hours. It’s absorbent and breathable, offering excellent ventilation while retaining heat to keep wearers as comfortable as possible.
Heated Foot Massager
When you want to kick back and relax at the end of a long stressful day, there may be nothing better than a soothing foot massage. This massager from Snailax not only provides a kneading shiatsu massage but provides additional tension relief by simultaneously warming your feet. When the top is removed, the device can also double as a heated back massager.
Refillable Hand Warmers
If you find that your hands seem permanently chilly in the fall and winter, consider a refillable hand warmer, like this one from Zippo. The warmth lasts for up to 12 hours, making it perfect for cold-weather hiking, hunting, and other outdoor activities. It has a streamlined, compact design that easily fits into a pocket or purse. Shoppers can choose from a variety of colors and prints based on their taste.
Brew warm beverages without having to use your stove with a cordless electric kettle. The tea aficionado in your life may love the versatility of the Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp Kettle, which offers a variety of temperature settings to brew the perfect cup of oolong, black, or green tea. It has a 1.7-liter capacity and will keep the water warm for half an hour after it has heated.
Hot Water Bottle with Soft Cover
While there are a number of great high-tech options on the market to keep you warm, there’s also the old-fashioned hot water bottle. This one has a chic furry cover and shoppers can choose from 10 colors to best suit their personal style. The cover helps to evenly distribute heat and the bottle is completely leak-proof.
Prices in this article were accurate as of November 17, 2021.
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