When the weather outside is frightful, curling up with a warm blanket and soothing cocoa is so delightful.
Staying cozy and warm is the best part of the holidays and after, as the snow starts to fall and the temperatures drop.
This year especially, many of us will be spending Christmas through the new year indoors due to the pandemic. However, being home for the holidays doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the best part of the season: sending gifts to loved ones and spending time curled up on the couch with your family or quarantine pod watching a great Christmas movie and sipping on eggnog.
To help you keep warm and to send some cozy cheer to others, the Post rounded up our favorite items that make us feel warm and fuzzy inside and out.
Send them out in time for the holidays, or stash a few away to break out for yourself as the chill of winter sets in.
The best cozy apparel
Bobeau Flocked Zip Hoodie, $59
Not only is this hoodie extra cozy, it also comes in the Color of the Year, keeping you warm and on trend.
From Bobeau, the zip-up is lined in ultra-plush high-pile fleece, with an extra fluffy hood. The sweatshirt comes in four colors: the gray above, a soft light pink, navy blue and black. If you look extra close, there are also accents of either hearts or stars in the fabric, adding a little something extra to your loungewear.
Long Jambys, $87
Move aside joggers and sweatpants, Jambys are here to keep you inactive all winter long.
“Jambys makes unisex ‘inactivewear’ that comes in fun colors and is all made from the same luxuriously soft and breathable French Terry MicroModal fabric,” explains the press release.
If staying sedentary is on your agenda this holiday, pick out some Long Jambys. They come in sizes ranging from XS to XXL and with five color combination to choose from, you may end up with a Jamby drawer in addition to one for the rest of your jammies.
Rhone Holiday Collection, $118 to $128
Rhone wants you to end 2020 in the most comfortable way possible — in head-to-toe loungewear from their holiday collection.
The first part of the essential outfit is the Women’s Sublime Tech Fleece Cropped Hoodie, that comes in navy, black, olive green and a bright green leaf pattern. Part two of the ‘fit are the matching Sublime Tech Fleece Joggers, that come in the same four colors and range in size from XS to XL.
The cropped hoodie costs $128 while the pants retail for $118, so add both to the cart, mix-and-match patterns, or get the whole collection.
Yummie Slub Knit Cocoon Wrap Cardigan with Belt, $34.80 (originally $58)
If you are forced to leave your home this winter, make sure you are wrapped in this cozy cocoon from Yummie first.
The cardigan bridges the gap between a robe to be worn indoors and a wrap sweater to brave the elements in style. It comes in a navy blue color and is made of loose-knit slub jersey for added comfort.
époque évolution 2-in-1 Sweater Face Cover, $38
A mask, but make it fashion.
This combines both a cozy cable-knit sweater with a face mask, because what even is 2020?
“Is it a mask or a collar? This lightweight seamlessly knit piece doubles as both,” reads the product description.
Both the sweater and matching face cover are knit from merino wool and recycled nylon, and the mask has a filter pocket, and a metal nose bridge like any other PPE, keeping you safer and warmer through the pandemic.
Frame Crop Easy Hoodie, $178
Easy to wear and easy on the environment, this hoodie is a great way to end 2020 and enter 2021.
From Frame, the crop easy hoodie is a sustainable sweatshirt, made of 100% organic Pima cotton. It comes in four calming colors including a forrest green, a faded navy blue, a tawny brown, and a heather gray.
“A modern take on cozy style, this 100% organic cotton hoodie features voluminous sleeves and a cropped fit. An off-duty staple with loungewear, we love it with coated denim or leather as a modern offset,” reads the product page.
Apparis Juicy Couture Paris Hoodie, $175
Break out the Juicy tracksuit, but make it even warmer with the redesign in faux fur from Apparis.
In a new collaboration between Apparis and Juicy Couture, throw it back to the early 2000s with a pink hoodie, named after fashion icon Paris Hilton. The zip-up hoodie comes in the classic light pink, and can be paired with the Nicole pants in the same color for the coziest tracksuit look on the market.
Bearpaw Women’s Effie Slide Slipper, $30-70
Feel like a real-life teddy bear with these slippers from Bearpaw.
The cable-knit pattern is perfectly on trend, and the cozy interior will keep your feet extra warm through hibernation season. The slide-on style has a logo patch on the upper, made of cable-knit fabric, and the interior is made of soft sheepskin lining. The shoe comes in the cream color as well as gray, pink, green, black and a lighter oat beige.
Parachute Cozy Bootie, $59
Walk on the clouds with these ultra-plush booties from Parachute.
The Cozy Booties have comfort right in the name and for good reason. They come in a cloud-like white and are intended to be used without socks for the warmest possible wear.
“Made of supersoft sherpa, these plush, pull-on booties were designed to keep you warm all day long – whether you’re cuddled up on the sofa or stepping outside to get the mail,” reads the product description.
UGG Ribbed Crew Socks, $18
From the brand that brought you the coziest winter boots brings you the best socks to wear with them.
These UGG brand high socks and stretchy and ribbed, best worn with ankle booties or around the house on a cold day. They come in a wide variety of colors to match any pajama set or winter boots, including a crisp clean white, light blue, baby pink, heather gray and a bright teal blue.
The best cozy gifts for the home
Ostrichpillow Heatbag, $60
Soothe any aches and pains from this past year away, cuddling up with a Heatbag from Ostrichpillow. The super-soft heating pad can also be frozen or boiled, or just popped in the microwave, and used on any part of your body from the lower back to behind the neck.
“Heatbag is much more than a heating bag. Warm it up and it will become the perfect companion while lounging on the couch or while sleeping tight with warm feet. Freeze it and it will become a safe pain relief,” reads the product description.
The bag itself if made with a recycled memory foam cover and lined in a soft jersey fabric for the best cuddle of 2020.
Gravity Blanket, $195+
It doesn’t get cozier than a weighted blanket, and this one is the top of the line.
Gravity Blanket is the original weighted blanket, and for good reason. It’s made of premium micro-fleece and weighs between 15 and 35 pounds depending on the size. They run in a single size 15-pound, 20-pound and 25-pound, and a larger Queen/King version weighing in at 35 pounds.
Cozy book, $22.99
We wrote the article, but here is the full-fledged book on all things cozy.
Written by author Isabel Gillies, “Cozy” is a book about how to arrange yourself comfortably in the world, aside from surrounding yourself with blankets and pillows (although, please do that as well).
“From old family recipes and subway rides to jury duty and hospital stays, in ‘Cozy’ Gillies shows readers that true ease stems not with throw pillows and a candle, but from opportunities to feel that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, and learn to make ourselves at home no matter where we are,” reads the product description on the Anthropologie website.
Crane & Canopy Grey Multi-Textured Throw, $89.
‘Tis the season for all the blankets you can get your hands on, and this one from Crane & Canopy is a must-have.
The multi-textured throw matches any comforter or couch you put it on, a stylish and cozy addition to any room. The blanket is made of 100% cotton and measures 50-by-60 inches, plenty to curl around yourself while sipping tea or reading a good book.
Cozy Up Buttercup Pillow, $58
You heard the pillow; it’s time to cozy up.
This bestseller from Anthropologie is the perfect addition to any family room or bedroom in need of some cozy TLC. The playful pillow comes in a 14-by-20″ size, fitting on most any couch or lounger in your home. The off-white and yellow are on trend as well, as they are also the Pantone colors of the year for 2021.
Cold Beer Coats, $13
You’re all warm and bundled up, and so too should your beer.
These super funny cold beer coats from Uncommon Goods are a great gift for winter beer drinkers, or even for those who prefer soda or sparkling water. The jackets look like the real thing, complete with sleeves tucked into the tiny pockets and even a zipper down the middle. As of now, the pink puffer is sold out, but the blue coat is still available while supplies last.
Cusa Tea & Coffee Customizable Coffee and Mug Gift Set, $34.99
There’s nothing better than a hot cup of coffee or tea on a cold day.
Cusa Tea & Coffee has the best remedy for a winter’s chill, with their easily giftable 30-pack gift set. First, choose a blend for your 30-pack of instant coffee, from a dark roast to a light blend, or try a fun flavor like lemon or vanilla. Then, choose a piece of drinkware to go with, including camper mugs, double-walled glass mug or a travel bottle for cozy on the go.
Thoughtfully Bombombs, $19.99
These deliciously explosive “bombombs” first blew up on TikTok as the best cozy cocoa drink of 2020, so of course they made this list.
From Thoughtfully and now sold on Amazon, these chocolate treats are actually flavored hot cocoa balls, and when placed in a glass of hot milk, the spheres dissolve, turning your glass of milk into a mug of hot cocoa with hints of caramel candy or brownie fudge. Don’t worry, the cocoa balls also have marshmallows inside for the perfect cup every time.
Winter Survival Cocktail Kit, $23
Trade in your hot cocoa for something a bit stronger and curl up with a hot toddy or mulled wine instead.
This kit from Uncommon Goods is the perfect recipe for warm holiday drinks, including two bottles of drink mixes. The first is a hot toddy mixture that contains lemon juice, wildflower honey, ginger, cinnamon and cloves for the classic Christmas taste. The second is a mulling syrup, made to mix with wine or apple cider for the perfectly spiced drink of the season.
Vahdam World Tea Reserve Six Teas Gift Box, $59.99
Give the gift of a warm cup of tea plus a trip around the world with this sampler from Vahdam Tea.
The six-piece sampler set is perfect for finding your favorite blend, as the tins range in flavor from fruity to spiced. The six teas include Darjeeling Summer black tea, Earl grey Masala chai tea, turmeric spiced herbal tea, Himalayan green tea, Maharaja breakfast black tea and chamomile mint citrus green tea. They come in a giftable green box, so all you have to do is sign your name and send it off.