We all know the post-Christmas slump. You’re back to work or university, you’re worried you’ve eaten a few too many chocolates and you hope the weather will get slightly better (and it never does). January no longer has to be the worst month of the year with these great winter warmer ideas. From a thermos that can perfectly fit a tea bag to leg-warmers that will make you feel like you’re in Flashdance, here’s a list of some great bargains you can add to your blue January days to make them so much better.
For lovers of hot drinks but haters of plastic waste then this swell thermos could be for you. Like other thermos’ on the market this bottle is designed to keep your hot drinks warm for as long as possible. They are the perfect size to fit a tea bag and are ideal if you like a strong brew.
Polar chutes are the ultimate in multi-use headwear. You lose a lot of heat very easily from your forehead so it’s worth making sure you don’t get too chilly with a polar chute. You can even find polar chutes which can be rolled into neck scarves and hairbands. Ideal for anyone with long hair that they want to keep back.
Legwarmers may have gone out of fashion after the 1980s but that doesn’t mean that they are useless. They’re ideal for when you want to wear boots that won’t fit thick socks in them. Legwarmers will keep your legs warm (and provide a cute under-the-knee sock look) even when you’re rushing about. Plus, you can feel like can extra in all kinds of fun dance movies, Fame and Footless to name but a few.
Alpaca Hand Warmer
If you’re out and about a lot or suffer from chilblains, then hand warmers are a must. This urban outfitters alpaca hand warmer is just one example of how to keep your fingers warm this January. It also has a soft and fluffy coating covering the gel pack to make sure your fingers stay toasty but safe.
Novelty Hot Water Bottle
Fun hot water bottles are not so much a must as a want. There’s nothing worse than having a cold or feeling super sorry for yourself in bed but a novelty hot water may just help. You can find almost any animal or theme ever or even purchase one that is personalised. This winter warmer will keep you company for many months to come.
Thermal tops are a go to for anyone. They are typically long sleeved and extremely thin and can trap heat close to the body. This is ideal for hiding them under almost any sort of clothes but they are often thick enough that they can be worn on their own if you suddenly get too hot.
Ski headbands are still a bang on trend way to keep your heads warm this January. The wider ability of ski headbands, outside of winter sports shops, means that there are plenty of fun designs to choose from. They look extremely flattering and are often lined to protect your head from letting out too much heat.
Bodywarmers seem to be all the rage right now. From train stations to ski lifts they are the perfect travel wear. However, be sure to get one that is lightweight and can fit under other, larger jackets. Bodywarmers are a great way to trap heat in but this is best done when covered with another coat. For extra warmth look for ones with a higher tog rating or even ones with fuzzy lining!
Headphone Ear Muffs
These ear muffs are a sight for sore eyes but not sore ears. They are the perfect way to combine super warm ears and the ability to listen to your favourite wintry crooners. A word of warning: be careful when wearing them outside, you don’t want to be too snuggled up that you miss the world travelling around you!