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Editors’ Picks: 5 Old-Timey Essentials for Keeping Warm Through Winter

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Editors’ Picks: 5 Old-Timey Essentials for Keeping Warm Through Winter

January 5, 2024

In our first edit meeting of 2024, a few of us got talking about the trusty, time-tested winter essentials we keep within reach all season long. Here, a few low-fi picks for passing the cold months in comfort:

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Above: Fan keeps a hot cup of coffee or tea on hand through the day. Insulated mugs are often made for outdoor use (for good-looking ones, see Snow Peak); unusually, this Insulated Stainless Steel Coffee Cup and Saucer is designed for keeping beverages piping hot indoors. It’s currently on sale for $37.95 from Garrett Wade.
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Above: Margot and Julie are both advocates of cap-wearing indoors. The Cashmere Beanie, shown here in Charcoal, is $75 from Jenni Kayne; for more of our go-tos, see Editors’ Picks: 5 Essential Winter Caps.
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Above: Draft excluders (also known as breeze blockers, or, in the UK, where they’re more popular, draught excluders) may not be the sexiest of cold-weather accoutrements, but as anyone living in a creaky old house can attest, they’re a simple and cost-effective way of keeping rooms toasty. Sew your own, find a handmade one on Etsy, or source this minimal white Cedar Breeze Blocker from The Container Store ($19.99), filled with good-smelling cedar chips.

Above: How to make a hot water bottle even cozier (and its warmth last longer)? With a hot water bottle cover. I am coveting these Knitted Lambswool versions in red and green, $63.38 each (old-school rubber bottle included) from Harriett Grist of Chickpea Knit on Etsy, a perpetual favorite (or order directly from harriettgrist.com). A fuzzier option is the Sheepskin Hot Water Bottle Cover from UK retailer Toast.

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Above: When in doubt, reach for a wool blanket. Ever since Fan’s surprise-hit post on this wool dish-drying mat, we’ve been admirers of Sonoma Wool Company, so we were delighted to see that, for the first time, they’re offering a limited run of blankets and scarves. The Classic Woven Wool Blanket is made in New England mills from merino wool (“the same wool that is used by our USA Olympic Team for their team sweaters”, according to the company). The blankets are available in Classic White, Pearl, and Grey; $124.95 for the baby size and $224.95 for a throw, while supplies last.

More picks for weathering the winter:

N.B.: Featured image via Harriett Grist.

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